The reason I haven't been blogging (GRRR I keep wanting to write bloggering) is because I haven't been feeling so well.
It all started two weeks ago when Dad started feeling crummy. Eventually he went to the dr who diagnosed him with Bronchitis--an inflammation of the lungs---gave him antibiotics and sent him on his way. Meanwhile, who starts hacking up a lung? ME. Of course because my immune system doesn't play well with others I almost always catch whatever is going around. On Thursday last week I start coughing and doing what dad had been doing a few days prior. I HATE going to my primary care doctor for anything because I just hate Kaiser which is an HMO that I have my insurance through. I decided I was just going to let it run its course, which never works, and tough it out. Monday morning I wake up with yellow junk oozing out of my eye and since the very same thing happened to Dad I decided that I should go to the doctor. This was a mistake.
I called and got an appointment, not with my regular dr but with some other chick. Needless to say I left that appointment VERY angry. The dr told me I have allergies. I KNOW I don't have allergies. I have siblings who have awful allergies and THIS. ISN'T. THAT. But would she listen to me? NO! So I left with prescriptions for nasal sprays. I was thinking to myself, I'll be back next week! But I think I'll just die instead of going back there. Not really but I was very frustrated by her attitude and the fact that she didn't even listen to my very valid concerns. Do I look stupid? Do I look uninformed? GRRR. So now I feel worse, my cough is worse and ITS. NOT. ALLERGIES. DOUBLE GRR.
THEN, I have been trying to get my procrit injection from them for a few weeks but keep running into road blocks. I wrote about it here. Finally, I had the lab work done and I had contacted my dr about coming into the office for the injection. I received a call back from the nurse who told me that I needed to have blood work drawn again because I hadn't had it done since the 14th of March. I told her there really wasn't any point since I hadn't had the shot. Is it going to go up? NOPE! So she agreed and she hung up only to call back later and tell me that I had to get the labs because it could change in 10 days. I am seriously pissed at this point. I am so mad at Kaiser and all their rules and their uncaring attitude.