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May 18, 2013 As life goes on. What the heck is wrong with people?

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.
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TEDDYBEAR662 5/21/2013 12:36PM

    I'm praying too Teri! emoticon

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DDOORN 5/20/2013 12:26PM

    Oof! So sorry to hear about your troubles...especially as I'm relatively new to Coumadin myself. No such headaches as yet...hopefully won't have anything like that pop up!

And yep...Sensa, whatever...if there was a successful magic bullet to lose weight POOF! we wouldn't have any more fat people around! :-)

Cheers to living a SPARKED life!

Don

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ACIMPEGGY 5/19/2013 10:26PM

    I get many ear infections...pain in the, well - ear! Also have 'guides whispering' all the time in my left ear (tinnitus)

As far as Sensa not working for you...I had the same thing with Metabolife. First time it worked great. Went off of it when all the hoopla about the dangers was going on, went back on some time later and it did nothing.

I'm convinced, dear, that it's all in what you believe. Maybe the people who Sensa worked for really BELIEVED it was going to work.

Have you ever tried affirmations? My fav is, "Every day in every way, I'm getting better and better." Now affirmations have been PROVEN millions of times. I've gotta start again...

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TERRYT55 5/19/2013 2:16PM

    I'm so sorry......I would mention what was said to you when you do get to see the doctor. The office staff has no business deciding who the doctor should see in an emergency like yours. Keeping my fingers crossed that you won't need surgery and that it heals quickly. Take care

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_LINDA 5/19/2013 1:08AM

    Oh I so hate office staff, all too often they are on a power trip, thinking they are the ones who decides who needs to see the Dr.
I too, was told never to stick things in my ears, big no no. I do hope you can heal naturally. Surgery is not much fun.
That has to be the longest running reno project ever you have been dealing with. Is it finally nearing completion at long last? It would drive me bananas having my space and peace continually in a state of upheaval.
All fad diets do for you is waste your money. Sparkpeople's trackers is all I need to toe the line. Two years maintaining since February, in spite of the usual health bumps (bone scan showed three new disease activity sites) along the road.
Welcome back, you can do this!!
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JAMER123 5/19/2013 12:43AM

    Wow, what an experience!! I wonder if the Dr. knows his staff is treating pts. that way! I know I would get to that appt. and tell him how dissatisfied I would be with that kind of service. My Dr. office sends the calls to the nurse or her voice mail, never questioning when I call! Hoping the eardrum heals with little scarring! emoticon

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LESSOFMOORE 5/18/2013 10:16PM

    Teri, I'll be praying that all turns out well for you! emoticon emoticon

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DEDICATED2HIM 5/18/2013 7:03PM

    I'm terribly sorry about your ear. I'm always worried my daughter will do that to her ear....she is obsessed with keeping it clean. even though the doctors say you should NOT use Qtips ever in your ears. I hope it works out okay and you don't lose any hearing.

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SEATTLE58 5/18/2013 6:20PM

    Oh, I'm so sorry that this happened to you! Here's a emoticon and lots of emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 5/18/2013 5:56PM

    Oh, my gosh! What can I say! I stopped seeing my old primary care physician (whom I really liked) because of his office staff......it was impossible to get anyone to respond to my needs so I dropped him and got a new doctor...........A lady doctor!
So sorry that your ear is hurting, I hope they at least gave you some pain medication! Do what the doctor says, and take care of you!
How about pictures of the remodel? I am excited to see some when you get them!
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