Monday, February 22, 2016

Now, Where Was I

I don't even know.
Since I last posted, I have had a headache from hell.
Or, more specifically, a headache from the pharmaceutical company.

My doctor switched my NSAID to one that will target the eye and spine better.
Lucky me, I get eye flares.

But, the pills give me headaches.

So, I had to call the clinic and go through that awesome automated menu and wait on hold for what seemed like forever.
All I know is that I lost count of the number of times I heard that calls will be answered in the order they were received.

Oooohhhh, a ring.
Talk to the nurse.
Not my doctor's nurse. Just a nurse.
Talked for a couple minutes and told they would forward the stuff to my doctor and get back to me.

The nurse calls me back to tell me not to take it anymore.
Which is good because I wasn't going to.
Worsening headaches don't seem to be a good thing.

I wish I could try more supplements. I am doing research on diets and such.

In other news, my sister had surgery on her foot.
She has diabetes and somehow got wire in her foot.
She can't feel her feet anymore so hard to say how long it has been there.

She had been in the hospital over 24 hours and through surgery before she even got a room.
Maybe it was two days.
She waited a long time though.

Calling my mother and talking about my health problems is never a good idea.
I fill her in and than she comes back by mentioning that she went to the dentist.
Has a cavity.
I have iritis flares, but you have a cavity.
That's totally comparable.
Why do I bother?
Why?

I get to sit and listen to her lovely constipation problems.
I try and show sympathy.
I don't really give a shit.
Really, I don't.
I have IBS.

Also, I don't care.


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

I Find Your Lack of Empathy Disturbing

People go on and on about common sense and how no one has it anymore.
There has even been an obituary written about it and you can read it here.

But, I have noticed another trend coming along hard and fast.
It's lack of empathy.

The older I get, the more things I realize.
The more I look at things from the other person's point of view.

I think everyone should.
But, they don't.
They choose not to.
Or, it just isn't in them to do so.

Lots of times people forget where they come from.
My father's family was dirt poor, grew up on what is now called welfare.
Many of my cousins and aunts and uncles call anyone getting government assistance lazy.

Sometimes no matter how hard you try, you need help.
You can work you ass off.
Go to college and you still are just making it.

No, I am not saying that being on assistance is good.
Nobody would choose to grovel for help like that.
Maybe a small minority, but not everyone should get lumped in together.

People and debt.
You should never ever use a credit card.
If you can't afford it, you don't need it.
Maybe money can't be saved and the car needs fixed so you can go to work and pay bills.

People make fun of other people that ride in scooters at the store because they don't look sick.
How do you know?
I don't look sick, but drive me around in a car for about a hour and watch me try and walk when I get out. It ain't pretty.
No, I don't use scooters.
I just walk it off.

There is not just one reason that people do things.
Some people want to and some people need to for whatever reason.

I just get tired of the whole " You need to do this" and " That isn't right" thinking and preaching.