February 17, 2018

COOKIE JARS AND OTHER ORTS


Cookie Jar

I don’t like the “Leave a note on the online portal for your doctor” bit.  No one gets back to you with anything concrete.  I got a diagnosis, and I am left feeling totally abandoned, unknowing, and with a clear inability to communicate my needs and wants.  Ya like that.  I didn’t. 

On the third day of leaving notes, like calling for help into deep, barren, snow covered, canyons, I finally got a note from the doc herself.  I made the only appointment available, and now I am calling the clinic every morning at 7 to see if there is a cancellation.  Life is not boring.

Work is not boring.  Last week we had tons of beautiful clothing.  This week we seem to have interesting ceramics.  Cookie jars…they sell slowly, but they sell.  Soup tureens…they sell even slower.  I don’t tell them that I keep my toilet brush in one.   It looks white, sterile, and clean sitting there under my toilet.  No furniture.  Boy do we need furniture.

So I have been taking lots of pictures in the shop.  Few out in the world as I quietly wait to see if I improve, if I see a doctor.  And I do improve.
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  • Himself:  Work is very slow, but he still has a job.
  • Me, myself, and I:  Slowly inching back into eating.  Rice.  Scrambled eggs.  Chicken soup.  Cheering the less pain.
  • Reading:  Just finished, “Death at La Fenice.”  A Donna Leon mystery set in Venice.  I like it.
  • Captain Poolie:  One of us was invited to go spread ashes off the boat.  George gets seasick.  We declined.
  • Gratitude’s:  Cheering the little discomfort.


6 comments:

  1. One needs face time with one's doctor........the opportunity to ask questions as thoughts arise......to argue (pleasantly of course) to ask for alternatives....

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  2. Hope you get an earlier appointment!

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  3. You need to be passive/aggressive, too. Doesn't work that well for us, though.

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  4. I hope you get in soon. This is something that I love about our doc. If can usually get in to see her that same day or the next. She always seems to leave some room in her schedule.

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  5. I do hope you get in to see the doc soon. Nothing like a face to face to get answers to our questions. Make a list so you don't forget anything.

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  6. I feel like you and I are in some kind of time warp with our dr's. I don't know that I've ever had a primary where I could leave them notes on the computer... amazing. For myself, I'm waiting for the first of March so my insurance will be active and I can call in and get appts for the other half and me. I want to get them to do another kidney function test on him and find out what's going on ... for myself, I want to get an evaluation of my breathing and something for the cough so I can sleep at night.

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What a delight to get a note from you. Thanks for leaving one.

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