Saturday, May 18, 2013
Last time I was on 5/3/13 I stated I was back. Still haven't started following what I eat and not tracking. Went to my pulmonary doctor for yearly breathing test, it was good but I gained 5 more pounds. Ouch. I started using Sensa for 2 weeks and watching what I ate and exercising more and gained weight, so for me it didn't work at all. What's with that? Oh I know, just another BS product for losing weight. Except I know people who lost using it, didn't change a thing they did food or exercise wise and still lost weight for first 2 weeks. One lost 6 and the other 9. Back to Sparks and the old fashion way to get those pounds off.
We had our floor installed and looks beautiful. Pasted inspection and started refinancing the house, which should go through fast, we hope. We purchased our cabinets from Lowes on 18 months with no interest and need to get the money so we don't get charge another $3000 dollars. Stress and more stress.
What the heck is wrong with people?
Tuesday morning after my shower I was cleaning my ears (which I always do very carefully) but I got the hic-cups at the wrong time and poked my ear. It was just a fast ouch and then I seemed OK. I went about cleaning the outside windows and doing a bunch of cleaning jobs. Came into the bathroom a few hours later and noticed, what I thought was dirt on my earlobe. Only later that evening did I realize my ear had been bleeding all day. Put cotton in it for the night and checked it after a few hours, still blood. We looked online the next morning and because I am on blood thinners, all sites said to see a doctor ASAP.
So get this, I call my ENT specialist and tell the woman on the phone what's going on. I couldn't get an appointment until Monday. I asked if she could send in a nurse to speak to the doctor and get back to me on what was best to do. So says "No we can't do that", (which surprised me because I have never heard that from a doc's office b/4). So I say "I'll bite. Why not?". Her answer " Well if we did that, the doctor would want to see you right away, and we don't have any appointments available this week."??? You need to go to the ER or Urgent this evening. I made the appointment for Monday at 11:45am, which they have already called and changed to 2pm same day. Same snotty girl, when I tried to tell what they had told me at urgent care, she said don't tell me, wait and tell the doctor when you see him. Not too impressed with his new office staff but I have seen him for over 15+ years.
So Wednesday evening we go up to urgent care. Took about 2 hrs. to get to see a PA (Steve) every nice guy. He takes one look in my ear (which is still bleeding), drops the scope with the light still on, onto the table and blots out of the room. I'm like "Hey, what up?!", Steve says I'll be right back I want to get the doctor. He comes back in about 10 mins., say where do you want me to send this prescription and you need to see a specialist right away. Told him my story and he was a bit shocked at how the receptionist at the ENT's office handled the situation. So I can't hear much out of my left ear, and should hopefully heal up on its own. If it really bad, they do surgery. Not what I really needed. Guess I should be glad I went back to college to learn to be a Sign Language Interpreter, pretty rusty because haven't used since 2009. lol Will we see what happens on Monday. Peace & blessing to all.