thursday--stupid insurance, fun friend visit
Thursday, April 09, 2015
hi everyone. well--day 4 of following the sparkpeople food is going well. I feel a lot better in general. the food is fairly simple to fix and I am just added something extra (like a piece of chicken or bowl of cottage cheese) to rob's to fill out his meal and he is okay with everything I have fed him so far.
today I went back to the dr. for mammogram and blood work. now rob's insurance has this new requirement. apparently they think people are all liars, and its not good enough for me to say I don't smoke, never smoked, never intend to smoke, and don't work around people who smoke (kind of hard since I work alone at home). now I have to have a blood test to PROVE to them I don't smoke. wasn't aware of this at my physical exam, but I had the piece of paper to direct them to do this test. if it isn't done we have to pay some kind of penalty. fine. so I told the admissions lady about it--she called back to the dr. to get the order. came out of the mammo--the lab lady was waiting for me. drew the blood and I left for home (about 45 minute drive). stopped at a very nice florist to pick up some flowers, came home to a message--the lab tech didn't receive the order for THAT blood test until after I left (I had told her I needed it--she wasn't familiar with the test and thought that the blood she drew would be fine--but she must not have drawn enough or already ran the other tests or something. upshot--would I please come back to get stuck again???? REALLY????
so next week I will go a different direction for the grocery store and stop there. ugh.
so I called mary ann to see if she was home and went to visit her. mary ann recently had open heart surgery and I wanted to stop and see how she was doing. took the flowers because she loves flowers as much as I do and I knew they would cheer her up. so we had a nice visit--she is doing well, still tired but on the mend.
came home and fixed dinner, worked on staining a couple shelves and things. a pretty nice day despite the glitch!