May 31, 2014

It's Called Life ~

Life throws curves, how you deal with life's
adversities is a testament to your character...

With the next week booked with doctors appointments, I was in no mood to have to listen
and answers questions again.  The hospital keeps calling to pre-register me for my
different "procedures" as they call it.  You would think that by now they had all my
information in their system.  After the first 6 questions, same as the ones asked by
 the previous caller; I was a little fed-up so I said to the guy,
"look just ask what's necessary  and let's get over with it.
  It's not like as if you are writing my biography"

As you can imagine the person on the phone became very quiet, but the
best thing was that no more questions were asked.  Maybe I was a little rude,
but after you have been going through this so often it becomes a little tiresome.
It did not help that my body hurts and aches all day long.  The doctor eventually  gave
his permission for me to take Tylenol.  That was also an ordeal just to get his go ahead.

First had to go through his switchboard.  Waited for the recorder to give me my dozens
of options.  None of which applied to me.  Eventually someone spoke and transferred
me to the doctor's nurse who also asked me a gazillion of questions.  In the middle of her
bla.. bla.. bla I had to interrupt her and say, "all I need is to know if I can take anything to
help ease the pain."  This call was at 11am.  She said, "I will call you back."

When someone says I will call you back, I'm thinking within the hour.  Comes 4:30pm,
and no call back.  I'm freaking out that it will be another sleepless night.  So I call back.
Same routine.  Eventually the nurse answers, but has no clue who I am.  To say I'm upset
is putting it a little  mildly.  Eventually she somehow clues in to who I am and what I want.
Then she starts babbling about how the doctor has so many patients and that their issues are
more important than mine.  Now I'm MAD!  I said to her, "please don't talk anymore, and
if you think living in pain is easy why don't you try it."  At this stage I have been in pain
for a week.  A reaction to being on a low iodine diet.  Would have been prepared had
the doctor or the staff told me this might happen, but no one said anything.

Today is day 13 of my low iodine "diet"  Woke up with aches and pains, but
now that I know it is a side effect of low iodine, I am at least not freaking out
that I am becoming arthritic.  It is just something that needs to follow its course.
 Does not make me happy, but at least I know what I'm dealing with.

Looking forward to getting done with all of this.  At least this part.
Not looking so much forward to having to be in isolation.
It will be extremely difficult to not pick up Brutus
nor to touch him, but have to do it.

Have a good day all and hope the weekend is a special one.
Next weekend I will be back to "normal" and celebrating!

As someone said be thankful for the hard times in your life,
try not to look at them as bad things, but as
opportunities to learn and grow....

Handle every stressful situation like a dog.
If you can't eat it or play with it, just pee on it and walk away...