Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I spent my day doing something for one of my kids and another and another...and I got to finally get to the pool before my appointment with my general medicine doctor. He was very thoughtful and enthusiastic about my appointment with the folks at Mayo clinic and helped me to think of a couple of other resources for information about my health care. I have a lot to do tomorrow, but that's okay if it helps me to help them to get to the bottom of my problems.
As for the rest of tomorrow, I have a mammogram, a bone density test, physical therapy, and a doctor's appointment. I may have to pass on the pool because of all of that. I really dread the first because I am one of those people who have a lot of discomfort, but after I had my own scare, I go year after year, fuss as much as I need, and then wait for the results. It is too important to ignore or put off.
Our oldest son who is disabled has worked at McDonald's for over 12 years and they unceremoniously let him go a week and a half ago. I am so upset because he is so hurt by this, but he most likely is better off without it. It may get him back to receiving some social security support and will allow him time to go to church on Sunday mornings as well. I went with him and talked to the people he rents his apartment from today as well--his rent is determined on a sliding fee scale. Hopefully, this will be a good thing--but it may be hard to convince him of that. He has worked for them for so long because he felt loyalty to those who gave him his first job. He is feeling pretty kicked to the curb these days. His other job is at the Commissary and he has dealt with too much furlough time to feel under control. Personally, I am proud of him for his strong work ethic and his honesty and kind, gentle nature--and I cannot get how he gets treated badly when it is not in him to do the same to anyone else.
It's something a mother would think about...
Take care of yourselves,