November 12th, 2002

psycho

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As I told chappell earlier, I couldn't catch a break if I had a giant mitt.

***warning*** This post might be a bit gross. If you are eating or have a queasy stomach, pass it on by.****

I have been waking up the last few mornings with my eyes all crusty. Having to clean my eyes off with all the dried goo....it's been kinda gross. Well, hey, my first nose blow in the morning has been full of "chunks," why not my eyes, right?

Today, the left eye was extra crusty.

I get up, go to the bathroom, passing by the mirror. And notice from a distance how red my left eye is. I look closer, pull the skin down, & it's bright red throughout the whole eye. Yep. Looks like pinkeye. How did I get that? Has the virus decided to move into my eye? What the hell? The virus debilitating my body wasn't bad enough? The hives weren't bad enough? Now I have to get pinkeye, too?
I got lucky with my doctor's visit on Friday. They are supposed to charge me the full visit ($56 or whatever) & only charged me $10. And I didn't need medicine, so I got lucky there. I am going to call my doctor (they are on lunch right now), but I KNOW he's going to say "you have to come in & let me see you." I can't afford another visit, especially if they charge me the correct amount (whether they do or don't, I will get a bill for the rest). And then I am going to need drops for my eye (which just now is starting to throb a bit), where am I getting money for that? *sigh*

This just goes from bad to worse, I swear.
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Why do we, as human beings, so frequently make assumptions (I am including myself in the "we")??? You say something, meaning one thing, & someone assumes you meant something else....& without checking to see what you meant, the person just assumes.

For instance, I called my doctor earlier to talk to him about this pinkeye development. I left a message, because obviously, they don't just put you through to the doctor. 4PM rolls around, no phone call, & I have to leave for rehearsal. This is no big deal, doctors get really busy, I don't expect them to drop everything to call me. So I call just to give them my cellphone number, so that when Dr. Lee calls, he can get me....if he called the number I left---my home number---obviously, I wouldn't be there. So I call, & I say, "I called & left a message for Dr. Lee, & he hasn't called yet----" intending to finish that sentence with, "...and I have to leave for work, so I'd like to leave my cellphone number with you so that he can reach me." Before I get a chance to even just FINISH my sentence (which would be good manners, anyway), she interrupts with a testy, "The doctors return phone calls after 4:30, m'am." I said, "That's fine, I was just calling to say I am leaving the house to go to work, & just wanted to leave him my cellphone number. Thanks." Sheesh.

To top that fun off, she calls back in seconds, saying, "Alice told me she called & left a message at your home number, telling you to get in touch with your pharmacy." I say, "I have been home waiting for a call all day, the phone hasn't rung." More curious, not accusatory. So she says, "Well, that's what she said, do you want to talk to her?" I say, "I believe you, I am just saying there's no message, but okay, I will call the pharmacy." So I get off the phone, call the pharmacy (the SAME number I gave them...I read it off a medicine bottle), & they say that they have no prescription for me. *sigh*
I can't win. I called back Alice (my doc's nurse, very nice lady), she explains they can't call in prescriptions anymore, they have to fax them, & she DID fax the prescription...apologizes, & says she will call them right now...and to give them about 15 minutes before calling them back (the pharmacy). Meanwhile though, I am not going to be able to wait for it....I will have to pick up the medicine after work (11PMish), & no telling what it will cost me that I don't have. Wait a minute....the pharmacy is closed that late. CRAPOLA. My eye is killing me. This sucks ass. I swear....health care sucks....it truly sucks. BUT, on the positive side....God bless my doc for calling in a prescription without me having to pay to see him....however, I sure hope it actually IS pinkeye! *sigh*

I've got to get a job....I just have no clue what I can do. I got a phone call from my phone company today...I guess they are about to shut my phone off. La la la la la.....
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