Friday, July 16, 2010
I am typing this Thursday evening, but it will show as a Friday post...lol So "today" is Thursday in this post.
This morning was the first morning I did not have any appointments before work, and I did not start work until 11am. So it felt good to relax for a bit before heading out to work. All of the sudden at 10:30am, I realized that I was going to go to talk to the scuba instructor about a couple of things before work, but it had completely slipped my mind. Oh well, guess I will see if he is there tomorrow morning.
I was in the glider rocker relaxing before work, when my cell phone rang. I picked it up, and it was the therapist/psychologist saying that I had an appointment with her at 9am this morning. I told her that we had not made an appointment; she never returned my call from a month ago. At first she was trying to make it like I was the one that had forgotten, but I would remember having talked to her and made an appointment. She finally said that "if" it was that she had written me down, but never called me to let me know about when she could get me in she apologized. We scheduled an appointment for 3 weeks up the road, but I think that will be the last time. Somehow only getting an appointment every 2 months does not seem advantageous to me to pay $15 when the first half will probably be rehashing what was already gone over previously. Therapy is supposed to help relieve stress, not cause more! It took her 3 weeks to return my initial 2 calls, 10 days after the initial visit to call about setting up second appt (which she left a message, but availability was at a time when I would be working, so I returned the call and told her what other options I had available), and 1 month to call again about a second appointment... Between being on SparkPeople and finding a free diary program for the computer and a husband that lets me talk his ears off when needed, I think that money can be put to better use elsewhere with less frustration. (My mom and I used to have psychology walks/talks almost every night for many years when I lived with them. We discovered a lot of things about ourselves and what we saw in other people.) When I see my primary care doctor after that second therapy appointment, I am going to let her know exactly what went on and my current feelings on it.
My upper arms are in pain, especially the left one. That extensive driving last week was not good, and now I know for sure not to do that again. The muscle relaxant last night helped ease the pain a little bit. Part of the problem comes because the ache causes me to sleep on my right side, which then the right side gets tired of picking up the slack, so sends me back over the the left side. I can only lay on my stomach for a short amount of time, and cannot seem to lay on my back... layed on my back for 4 weeks after shoulder surgery, which was a bear.
The place that they guy tried to get blood from yesterday is all bruised now! It is almost like he tried to take blood from the side of the arm instead of the middle of the inside bend of the elbow where it has always been taken from otherwise. grrrrrr
Work was okay. I was in real slow mode, but pushed through the day. Had to take care of that work "spoon", so the exercise got put on hold from today and will be picked up again on the weekend.
Sorry about this being so long; it was a day about which I needed to do venting. I am feeling some anxiety about work tomorrow, so I think I am going to take something for that and then try to get some decent sleep. Thanks for reading. Have a good day... Smiles everyone, smiles....(Fantasy Island)