no rest for the weary
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Had to be up to leave today by 9:30 for my new GP appt... only 1.5 hrs. there in and out. Wish could say the same about dh's eye appt.... 3.5 hrs...... for a 5 min. pressure check...... this should be illegal....how frustrating... and she needs to see him again next week... and it has to be on a different day than the other 2 appts. I have in town next week..... I'm going to try to change my own eye doc appt, that is ridiculous, 3 round trips to town, about 50k each time....not to mention the time..... not a happy camper!!!
At least I got out and got in 1.25 hr. walking while we waited, and it was up hills and down, so a little different from my normal. I really did notice that the walking on pavement affected my feet and knees negatively, never have that problem when I walk around the dam... and I barely walked half of my usual time.....
Still got the sore throat and lethargy hanging on, but then I was going from about 6:30 till after 5 when I got home, so maybe I wasn't so lethargic after all, I deserved to be that tired. But, was very proud of myself, I took a planned lunch with me, Thank you for reminder to gargle with salt water, I always do that, don't know why I never thought of it this time, guess my brain is foggy with this flu thing. I also got a new pair of runners at the consignment shop, so happy about that, only $10 too!!
Brekkie - 2 eggs fried, slice cheese and prune orange juice
Lunch - sardines, veggies, yogurt and an apple
Snack - cottage cheese
Supper - tilapia fillet, cole slaw, 3 chicken drummies, cucumber, tomato, cauliflower
Doesn't a hot bath and early to bed sound good...
Member Comments About This Blog Post
wow, we started colds around the same time...this day sounded way too busy..good for you for planning for lunch!
1522 days ago
I am sorry to hear that you are feeling a bit under the weather, Lila, & am praying for a quick healing for you.
As for the wait at your husband's eye doctor - I don't understand why they can't do better about keeping scheduled appointment times. I heard once that in the US - if you have an appointment (doctor or dental) & they are unreasonably late, we are allowed to bill them for our time of waiting past our appointment time. However, I have never heard of anyone taking such a step.
Thankfully, both my MrV's & my physicians are right ready to see us within minutes of checking in. They charge our insurance companies enough, I guess they want to make sure we don't change doctors.
I do remember years ago, when taking our then infant son for a scheduled well baby check-up, waiting a good three hours past our scheduled appointment time & still we were not called in to the exam room. When my beloved MrV went up to check on what the delay was about, the woman said that they had had a lot of "walk-ins" for shots - no emergency situation going on. Grrrrrrr!! We should have just left & changed doctors or, at the very least, demanded to be seen shortly after the appointment time had come & gone by. Back then we were just too timid to stand our ground on such matters.
Oh, I just remembered how frustrating the way my husband's doctor's office (in the town we moved from) was. You would make an appointment - get there some fifteen minutes earlier than the scheduled appointment & then wait & wait & wait some more. We finally figured out what was going on was that they were taking walk-ins or people with appointments later than my husband's, who had signed in two minutes earlier than my husband had, before my husband was seen. We started making appointments so he would be the first scheduled appointment of the day & still there were usually at least half a dozen walk-ins there before we got there. My MrV stuck with that office with that more than annoying system, because he liked & trusted his doctor. For several years after moving here, we continued to travel back to that town twice a year for him to continue seeing that doctor. Finally, through a lot of prayer, I got my beloved MrV to check around for a doctor in our new town. As it happened his new doctor was in the same practice as my doctor. Small world!
Some years ago, I was watching a BBC documentary on the national health care system in England, & some younger folks were complaining about the long waits when not going private - to which an older gal remarked that they were too young to remember what it was like before national health care. Obviously to her it was well worth the wait.
I think to go prepared for a wait is the best way to do it - then if the wait turns out to be reasonable, one can be pleasantly surprised.
1525 days ago
Comment edited on: 10/11/2013 10:25:24 PM
glad you got your walk in
1526 days ago
Oh the wait at doctor's offices! Why do they bother giving you the appointment time that they do? They should just fast forward an hour and a half and give you that appointment time. I have to make an eye doctor appointment for my mom and take her. I don't remember the last time she had her eyes checked - she doesn't either. I spent so much time with her the past few weeks that I am losing ground on the stuff I am supposed to do. But, do I have much choice?
1526 days ago
Great job using your SparkStrategies! Keep up the good work!
1526 days ago
Sounds like you did a good walk for not feeling well! Wow, that is a long appt at eye dr, is she that far behind? Hope you get to feeling better soon!
1526 days ago
I hear ya on frustration with doc appointments!
Good for you for taking a lunch along to stay on track and for walking while you waited! Bravo!
hope you feel better tomorrow
1526 days ago
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