I. Have. Had. An. Epically. Rotten. Day.
Today was my usual 6 month health checkup. Things didn’t go as planned.
First, the Physicians Assistant that was attending to me this time, try to push cholesterol medicine on me.
responded most empathically, “NO”. She finally resorted to scare
tactics, “You’ll be at risk for heart attacks, stroke and Alzheimer’s.”
My little BS antenna went up. Alzheimer’s? I know I’m medically
challenged but I have kept up with the studies on Alzheimer’s since my
step-mother died from this disease. That is no where to be found in any
of the research I’ve read.
So, thinking I’m being cool, [cough] I gently changed the subject.
having mild heart palpitations and trouble sleeping.” (All true.) The
PA gave me a prescription for sleeping pills, which I’ve never, ever
taken. I really don’t want to go there. And then she mentioned “We need
another blood sample and you have to return in one month.”
“Why?!” I asked incredulously.
“Because your symptoms indicate a hyper-thyroid (overactive) problem.”
I know I have hypo-thyroid (underactive) and a small growth on it.
Ok, so, I can deal with that. Not happy, but not devistating.
With that heavy news that now I have to return to the doctor yet again, I took
the usual prescriptions for my daily existance to have them filled. I received more unhappy news. According to my pharmacist my new insurance program makes me buy medicine every 30
days instead of the customary 90 days. [I had to change because of The Unaffordable Care Act, i.e. Obamacare.] With the former insurance program, I
used to get a discount for buying 90 days at a time. So now, in a nutshell,
that means we’ll be spending three times as much on medicine. This year.
And, since we live way out in the country, it also entails constant
trips to the pharmacy which is not one of my favorite things.
[muttered through gritted teeth] Lovely.
The day went downhill from there with me growling and biting like an old snapping turtle with a sore head. But, giving
credit where credit is due, most of it is my own fault. I dislike going to
doctors so much I think I set the mood for the visit. I fought with the P.A.
trying to give me good advice, which is what I'm paying her for. I’ve felt tired and old of late. It seems I’m
perpetually upset over money. And every time Barry Soetoro [his real name, you know] talks and bad
mouths our country, my blood pressure shoots up and the veins on my
neck stick out. Many times the TV has been in great danger of being altered. [lol]
Speaking of that, I doubt anyone who reads this blog regularly will waste their time watching the PO(TU)S speech? I thought not. I'd much rather have multiple root canals then put through the torture of listening to more lies.
I know, I need to pray and trust more, and think about the world less. I’ve let myself have a bad day. Entirely my own fault.
It must be age, but when someone moves my cheese now, I get all messed up. It's my fault for not leaning on the Lord and His promises.
One bright spot though, the matching Winterberry pie cooler and server set from Pfaltzgraff arrived. (The whole enchilada was less than $20 including shipping). Big heartfelt Thank You's to my dear friend Blackberry Lane for turning me onto this lovely set.
Aren’t they purdy? I'm so anxious to entertain guests so I can Wow them. I wish I could afford to buy the entire set of dishes and cups. Maybe when things are ‘better’ again. I know they will be. God never forgets us in our troubles.