Oh my....I read that as after your doctors your bum was sore.....
Well, that isn't far from the truth. Due to my endo surgery, I have to get extensive pelvic exams every 6 months including pap plus an up the butt exam to make sure endo and scar tissue aren't growing out of control. It's icky.
So weird, they never did that with me when I had mine....though it was 8 years ago. I get the bum exam too if the doctor is aware enough to be giving me one, but to check my colon. Apparently this is something alot ob/gyns should be doing on people our age.
In my case, I had a ton of endo behind the uterus and I think that's why they check both. Not a good time, but I think it's good that my doctor is willing to give the best exam for my health even if it is annoying.
I was the same, even has some ON my colon that they couldn't even get to (actually they couldn't get to a lot behind my uterus for some reason) Maybe they have better ways to do it? I guess the plus side is that I haven't had any problems since thanks to being on Depo.
And it is better safe than sorry!!
My doc knew that I had alot behind the uterus before the surgery due to him giving me painful exams and me wanting to kick him. If the know in advance they have a special tool which allows them to get back there, so luckily he did have that tool. I'm glad the depo works for you. It has already grown back some, but is WAY improved since May. No stabbing pelvic pain that takes my breath away.
wow! what a pain!
i don't think i could live in a place with that poor public transportation.
It's very annoying. Luckily, my car will be ready tonight, so I can go pick it up on the way to work tomorrow.
Sadly, if you live outside the Seattle transit core, the transit situation is... amusing? Getting directly to my parents house, on the weekend, on the bus is pretty much impossible (they live near to Lanette) and even on a weeknight, all the buses are "commuter" oriented, so there are only four or five buses in a couple hour time frame.
They've passed some funding legislation (and we're voting on more this election) to improve the situation, but it will take time. And this being Seattle they have to talk everything into the ground before any improvements actually happen.
This is, after all, the city that turned down comparable funding from the goverment that gave DC the Metro and BART to SF.
Considering that you can't leave downtown seattle past 4:45pm on a weekday and still get to Maple Valley, how is that commuter oriented? As a commuter, I think it is a joke.
That's why I put commuter in quotes. ;) I have heard that some of the new transit money floating around is earmarked for expanding the 143/149, but I have no idea what the timing is like on that.
The people who set schedules at Metro are on drugs, I swear to god. I theoretically take a route with 10 minute frequency during peak hours... except when it's randomly 20 at some intervals for no reason that I can determine.
I couldn't believe it, but seriously, to get home on the bus taking the last possible bus, I'd have to leave work shortly after 4pm from Fremont, and to take the bus there, I'd have to leave at 6am and still not get to work until shortly before 9, so basically, I would have to work part time to take the bus.
I did, however, vote YES on transits, and somehow Craig's ballot never arrived. Poor republican, not able to cancel out my vote just yet. Ha!
One of my coworkers takes the 143/149 to and fro every day, but luckily we don't have to worry about downtown connections. I suspect that it will be at least 20 years before we have a system that works well enough to actually motivate people to not drive from outlying areas.
That said, from talking to friends who work in DC, even though you can take Metro from the far ends of Maryland to West Virginia, a commute on the train can still be upwards of 90 minutes. Though certainly I have friends in the UK that commute two hours or more on the train every day.
Perhaps we need to figure out how to make that cultural shift away from our puritan work ethic so working part time is as much work as we need to do in order to function. Though there are enough economists argusing both sides of that issues in terms of productivity that it will never happen. ;)
I always vote yes for transportation infrastructure and education, they're the two things that if you don't spend money on now... you end up paying more for later.
Taking the train really was working well for me, but now it takes so much longer than driving that it isn't a real viable option.
OK, your sister doesn't live that far away and can give you rides in situations like the one described. I could have been to Renton in 30-45 minutes and standing in the cold rain for that long sounds much better than 3 hours to me. Next time, CALL ME! I'm sure I'm way cheaper than either a taxi or a town car. Sheesh!