Apparently I have a habit or two. But…can you blame me?? Seriously, I’ve been telling my doctor the same things for the past 4 years or so. I have pain, I am constantly tired….well, more like EXHAUSTED, but that’s neither here nor there, and I canNOT seem to shed a pound. My last visit to him I admitted that if I don’t take Claritin D, I don’t stay awake. All he said was, “verrry eeenteressssting”.
Yeah, isn’t it though?? Very fucking interesting!!
So, I decided to listen to what other people were suggesting and I went to see another physician, an endocrinologist. This doctor, by the way, is my spouse’s doctor. I thought being a nurse AND being married to a current patient of his might get me some preferential treatment, you know…as if I was royalty??
It did not.
I’m just another 40-something Mom coming in complaining of fatigue and pain. Yep….That would be me. Old AND tired AND in pain.
Today I went in for my follow-up after I had several blood tests drawn last week. The outcome of this? Nothing. My labs are all normal. I don’t have a thyroid problem, my cortisol level is fine so I can scratch THAT as the cause of the belly fat, and there is nothing he can suggest as to why I’m TIRED, in PAIN, and overweight. He suggested a physician that specializes in Chronic Fatigue. I say…
No. Thank. You.
Done. I am D-O-N-E. Does everyone hear me???
D. O. N. E.
No more docs. I’m not paying another freaking $20 co-pay evahhhhh again!!
To make my day even more interesting, I called one of my other doctors because I needed a simple script called in. Trust me on this one, if you are a woman, you know when you need this certain prescription called in by your “special” doctor. If you are a man reading this….scroll on down to the next paragraph, pleaseandthankyou. Yeah. Enuf said. Anyways, I was told I needed to make an appointment because I had tried something over the counter that didn’t work, so now he would need to see me. WTF?? Now, if I hadn’t tried something over the counter, he would have TOLD me to try something over the counter which WOULD NOT HAVE WORKED and by gawd it would be next WEEK before I had this issue resolved!!! Apparently the side-effect of Neurontin back-fired…..fucking meds!!
In the meantime, as I was sitting at the endocrinologist’s office waiting for it to be my turn to be told that I am normal, I get a text from the Big Sis over at 2010-Year of Miracles. She appears frantic. One of her texts actually said:
“QUIT TWITTERING AND TELL ME WHERE YOU ARE!!!”
Wow….sounds serious, yes??
She’s asking if I have any of the
Waaaaaaaahooooooooo! We are in bizness, baby! One less doc appointment for me, one less co-pay for me, and meds for both the Sis and I! Now….we just need to make the transaction….conspicuously…..
Oh wait….that’s not what happened…I don’t know what I was thinking. After having a horrendous day, I miraculously got a call from my Sis who was also having
So you see, that’s what we were doing when we witnessed what seemed to be some sort of “deal” going down in the parking lot….
We see no one…well, except for the two parties making the deal.
(Damn expensive drugs I tell you!! )
The cash is exchanged…. My Sis and I are
I mean, seriously, people…..the one driving the orange car? Yeah…no white-walls……
…..BUT…….. I did notice quite a collection of baubles hanging from the mirror…..I wonder what had to be done for THOSE??! Huh??? You get my drift here??
This is serious shit, people!! I’m not sure what my Sis over at 2010-Year of Miracles would have to say, as she might
You should maybe check out her blog and be sure I’ve got this right….I’m a little concerned because I have been
Here’s to you all:
AND Happy Saturday!