22 November 2011

Mojo is starting to come back

At least I think it is. I've been so worn out the last couple weeks, not to mention frustrated, that I haven't really felt compelled to stitch. I know this is starting to sound like a broken record, but, last night, driving home, I asked myself how do people with a serious chronic illness manage to negotiate all the twists and turns of the illness? I had to get a prescription refilled. Well, my PCP (hereafter known as "He who has seen me for the last time") never bothered to call in a new prescription after he upped the dosage on my medication, so, when I went to go get it, after being assured they had called in the scrip, the pharmacy said I wasn't ready for a refill, and that they couldn't refill it till December 3rd. This is the same doctor who told me if I don't take this pill, I'm going to die (methinks he was being a bit dramatic, but then again, I'm not a doctor), so when they said they couldn't give it to me, I started crying--those angry tears no one likes, particularly in public. I explained to the pharmacist what is going on with me, and she had pity and gave me 4 pills til I could get someone on the line at the doctor's office. I did that, explained to her what was going on, and she supposedly called the prescription in as a new one. I have to go pick that up--by the time I talked to her, I wasn't going back into CVS. I know I can not get so frustrated so easily, but that doctor's office has caused me more stress over the past three weeks than the situation at hand, and it's not easy to keep it together in those circumstances.

When I got home, Left-brain had a nice salad for me, and I fondled a few stash purchases that came in the mail. My pretty Belle Soies were there, as well as the PTP Monet aida I chose for my 6 Fat Men. I know the chart calls for tan, but I really thought it needed something wintry. I had used the Monet for the Halloween Flip-Its, so thought it might work for the snowmen. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

I also managed to get a little bit done on Santa's Pets. I will try to post updated photos before the week is out; I just hadn't made enough progress to warrant pics this week, but it does move quickly if I allow myself time to work on it. It feels good to focus on that, even if just for an hour or so. Left-brain finds it incredible that his wife, who used to stay up late, get up early, and never nap, is so tired she goes to bed at 9, but if I get one hour of stitching, I feel like I've accomplished something.

I hope everyone is having a good week, if you are travelling for the holiday, travel safely. To everyone, have a blessed Thanksgiving and a beautiful start to the holiday season.


Annie said...

I feel for you. I've been going through some of the same things for the first time in my life. Navigating the medical system is just not easy. And I get the exhaustion thing too. Personally, I'm trying to shop for more of those 'big girl panties';-)

Take care and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

riona said...

Doctor's can be our best friends and our worst enemies, sometimes at the very same time. But you are right to seek a new Primary Care Provider ... this one sounds like a loon. Here's hoping and praying everything smooths out for you very soon. By the way, there is such a thing as justifiable anger ... and it sounds like you are entitled to some angry tears, even in public.

Lizy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and wait to see your pictures!!!!

pandy said...

I am so sorry to hear of medication troubles. There is nothing worse than Well people who don't consider the feelings and needs of those who aren't. Especially when they're in a job where it's necessary.

I hope you start feeling better soon, and have a nice Thanksgiving. :) I can't wait to see your progress pics!

Take care. :)

RuthB said...

Sorry for all the hassles -- may tomorrow be better, and may the day after that be fantastic!

Lisa said...

So sorry for the illness and the prescription nightmares that go along with it. I was diagnosed with am inner ear disease when I was about your age...and I proceeded to lose 75% of my hearing....that seemed so minor to me when people were being diagnosed with life threatening diseases. But mine also has produced major CVS nightmares, for me valium to control extreme vertigo is essential. I have to carry it everywhere and I can remember going through the same things with the pharmacy. It will get better when you find a doctor you trust! I drive from Boonsboro, MD to Manassas, Va just because I trust my doctor - its worth it.
You are strong, smart and determinded so you will prevail!! Even if you want to take out a few uncaring 'health professionals' along the way...

Stitchinowl said...

I am sorry to hear about your problems with your doctor. Hopefully, you can find a new PCP after the holidays. At least, you got some new stash in the mail to cheer you up a bit. Happy Thanksgiving!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls