I know it's been awhile since I've posted. There have been a lot of things I've needed to concentrate on, mainly the neverending search for a JOB (this economy SO SUCKS right now) and even more health issues. That's right, kids, the fun just never ends. I'm coming up on the big 4-3 this month and at this point I'll feel lucky if I make it to 50. There's fluid in my liver, causing my stomach to distend, sometimes to the point where I look pregnant.
I have a bladder/kidney infection, which has had my temperature between 99 and 102 for almost 2 weeks. I shouldn't have waited so long to go to the doc. Now there may be fluid around my right lung, so I have to get a chest x-ray Monday morning. With no insurance (e.g. waiting so long to go to the doc) and AHCCCS giving me the runaround for the last TWO MONTHS (AHCCCS is health insurance/cash assistance, gov'ment help) this has been costing a small fortune. The doc says what he's hearing in the stethescope isn't good and it's critical for me to get the x-ray ASAP. The last bloodwork he wanted would have cost me over $2,000 without insurance, so I didn't get them done. It was bad enough with the liver ultrasound. Now the doc is saying they may have to go in with a long-ass needle and drain the fluid outta there. I have a thing about needles in the first place, so if this happens, they had BETTER knock me out for it.
I know, I can go on and on and on. I'm sure there's people out there with worse problems than I have.
It's cold today (43 when I got up this morning) so I've got chili in the crockpot. I was pretty much "ordered" to eat more protein, so the meat & beans in there should help.
Hope all is well with everyone. I'll get around to commenting as soon as I can.
Peace, good vibes, and Happy Columbus Day!