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Why don't you smile? [Nov. 19th, 2008|02:35 pm]
[Current Mood |crankycranky]

For those wondering why I am in such a FOUL mood, let me enlighten you. If you are thinking about asking me to "Smile" before next Wednesday let me warn you that there is a high risk of biting if you do.
1. The pain specialist POKED me in the nerve and spine where it hurt most repeatedly yesterday before he decided I'll be undergoing a Transforaminal Spine Injection under contrast dye on Wednesday for L4, possibly L5 right side next Wednesday. Long needles near spine=Possible better treatment options.
1.1 If for some reason that isn't effective or doesn't tell the whole story or last long enough, we will have me do another MRI (Ding-Please cue my bank to build up another $800 out of pocket before Christmas please).

1.2 If the MRI tells us nothing, we THEN and only then talk about better pain control. This means that best case scenario I'll be in BAD pain until Wednesday at the soonest. Worst case scenario means for the forseeable future well into 2009.

2. Due to being an ineffective and basically crappy drug, I'm off of Cymbalta. While I've stopped throwing up multiple times daily, I still have to run to the bathroom constantly and my face breaks out in HUGE sweats that soak the waistband of my jeans (thanks for that). I am unsure if this is still the Cymbalta, or if it is the increased pain, but either way I'm flat out SICK to death of it.

3. Due to my co-pays for prescriptions now being FREAKING $40!! I sent my birth control pills, you know the ones I take to prevent a flare up of the stage 3 Endometriosis in remission, on a "rush" to the wonderful prescription Mail In Service. Like every GDMFINGS STUPID company my compnay contracts they are run entirely by robot baboon and people who speak no English and regularly file all of my paperwork straight into the "reject" pile so I can be on the phone with them for 4 HOURS. IT'S BEEN 3 FREAKING WEEKS!! I'm going to have an unintended baby before I can get my prescription out of limbo and it will be an endometriosis covered alien baby of RAGE. I HATE YOU ALL INSURANCE COMPANIES! YOU COME FROM THE BOWELS OF HELL (and you smell like it too).

Now. Give me my drugs. Give them to me. Deny me estrogren more and see what it gets you? Huh? I hobbled to the health fair on one surgerized boot to protest this year and I'll do it again. God help me I hope Obama puts you out of business you companies SO inefficient you make going to the DOL a DELIGHT. At least I leave with a license at the end.

After an hour on the phone, my crotch doctor, also called an OBGYN practicing his love of women all over the country by our current President, there will be some Birth Control for me Tonight! Perhaps this hormonal rage has an end in sight? I pray to thee, blessed Advil Liquigel that relief will come soon and a poisonous asp will not be needed in your stead.

4. Have I mentioned that they took away most of my drugs and tortured me? I'm about to lose it. If you are still here by next Wednesday you'll surely be a tried and loyal readership.

5. Our house is cursed.
5.1 The roof is leaking. We don't know why.

5.2 When Craig looked in the attic to find out why we found 3 bees or hornets nests, none of them buzzing.

5.3 All of the lights seem to have burned out at once and the ladder I got us that cost over $100 is NOT high enough to change them. Craig talks of changing them, but still, no light. Whatever, I'm about the burn the f*cking place down in a rage anyhow.

5.4 Did I mention that we already spent $600 on a new water heater and $300 to fix the freezer?

6. Bah Humbug! Don't want the holidays to come. No one can afford it and I don't need more work to do.

7. I'm still in the boot and every day the pin is in the "fused" toe is more of a straight out alien than the other toes. I'm afraid I'm being fused into a freak! Next week the pin comes out, but no heels for 4 months. Yes. That will be ME in the clown shoed wide round "protective" toed flats with a party dress and fancy earrings at the Christmas party!

8. I'm MAD, ok? Someone needs to put me down. If you know of any way to send Ninja, Tranquilizer Dart or other SWAT team helping me to endure with more tolerance and patience, now is the time.

9. I'm bored. I've had to wear the same messed up footwear since October 29th. I'm a fashionista with a reputation to protect wearing a surgical boot and a slipper every day. I have 2 outfits and frankly at this point I was just PROUD that I'd showered AND cleaned both the slipper and boot this morning and had on mascara. Small goals, people, small goals.

10. I have no idea how I've managed to keep my job the 2nd half of this year, but to end my rant I'd like to say it is very hard to appear cool in a meeting when you have sweat dripping through your eyebrows. Post-menopausal women, I salute you.

[User Picture]From: christabel
2008-11-20 01:35 am (UTC)
You may be cranky but you are still pretty darned amusing. I'm just sorry that I'm laughing at your misery and not sympathizing at the moment. Okay I'm done laughing... here's a hug. *HUG*

P.S. Despite some great things today I am so frustrated currently that my shoulder has been in chronic pain for over a week and it's hurting so bad my left eye keeps twitching. We may have one complete woman between us both. Maybe.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-20 03:02 am (UTC)
I am glad too. Someone should be enjoying this! Plans for the night involve getting as drunk as possible while still enjoying the ANTM finale. Poor Craig. He may need some moral support. Wish you could join me in my devious plans.
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[User Picture]From: the_tatyana
2008-11-20 05:50 am (UTC)
1. I can't believe that you have to pay so much out of pocket - I imagined Adobe to be one of those companies that have out-of-this-world benefits :(

2. UG - I am so sick of seeing you in pain and trying all these super drugs that are supposed to work - and each one failing. It's so disappointing to me - I can't imagine how you feel.

3. What the hell with the insane copays?! Mine currently is $4 (or less if at Meijer), although I don't know if I'll be that lucky when I switch to my own insurance.

4. What do you mean they took them away? Are you not allowed to take pain meds for a week?!

5. I can't wait to be rid of this house. It has so many little fix-up projects, and no one to do them.

6. Agreed. Screw holiday shopping! But speaking of presents, I am very much enjoing the candles you sent me - they're lit now, and the red nail polish is adorning my toes!!!!

7. Just yesterday, I saw a whole section of cute designer ballerina flats at Gabriel Brothers, dunno if you have one near you. (I'm a fan of the Kitson flats, also Bobbi Blu makes some cute rounded-toe ones)

8. You're strong, you'll get through this. Hang in there.

9. See #7 :)

10. The fact that you show up to work on any regular basis is a huge accomplishment in itself. I'm sure that your mediocre effort is better than most people's 105%
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-11-21 06:00 pm (UTC)
Regarding #2--if your face is what's sweating, why are the waistband of your jeans wet? Are you wearing your jeans in a new fashion? You always have been a leader in style, but I'm not sure wearing your jeans around your face will catch on. *giggles*

As far as your footwear goes...well, I know what's it's like to not be able to wear attractive shoes. If comfort and stability aren't that big of a deal there are some pretty cute "patent leather" flats at Payless, and those can look good even with holiday dresses.

I'm sorry your house is evil. And I say you can put off paying for the MRI until after the holidays.
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[User Picture]From: starrynytes4me
2008-11-21 06:04 pm (UTC)
You made me LOL and snort. I get sweaty all over, it just starts with beads of sweat on my face like a slime moustache.
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[User Picture]From: vivaine666
2008-11-22 01:04 am (UTC)
A slime moustache--sounds sexy! IF one was a sleezy lounge lizard that is.
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