Jurgen:What's the matter?
Monique:My GP referred me to a specialist for my back problems, but she doesn't have any openings for eight weeks!
I'm waitlisted in case there's a cancellation, but if there isn't one, I'll have to endurethis pain for at least another eight weeks.
Jurgen:Can't you just go see another specialist?
Monique:I could, but my GP says that she's the best in the business.
In the meantime, I'll try to see a physical therapist about my neck.
It's flaring up again.
Jurgen:At least you'll get some relief.
Monique:Maybe. I have to call back tomorrow morning to see if she can fit me in.
She's really booked up, too.
While I'm waiting, I guess I could try to see the podiatrist about my feet.
Jurgen:You're having feet problems, too?
Monique:Yeah, my whole body is falling apart. I think I'm nearly past my expiration date!