I am less than thrilled with the brains behind my insurance company at this point. I called them to see about getting into Weight Watchers and, contrary to the literature on their website, they only provide the enrollment fee and four weeks of the program. For those of you who are not familiar, WW is more of a long-term program. I thought they could at least pay six months or a year. Talk about disappointment! So, for almost $40 a month, I could do WW longer-term and have my first month free. It doesn’t sound like a lot of money, but I just can’t afford it right now. I can barely afford to put gas in the car and buy a decent amount of groceries. Frustrating, but I WILL persevere. Because that’s what we do in our family, we persevere.
For more disappointment in the medical/health arena, DSB saw his primary care physician on Friday. What a joke! He dismissed DSB’s problems with anxiety totally, told him that sertraline (Zoloft) does not cause stomach upset or have sexual side effects, and was getting ready to just wrap up the exam without doing anything and then I started to get into it with him. It ended up that, wow, after actually examining DSB, it is possible that his gallbladder is going bad. He is scheduled to get some sort of imaging scan done in the next few weeks and we will go from there. As for the anxiety and the side effects from sertraline, the doctor took him off that and put him on BuSpar. Hopefully that will help. Time can only tell!
In even more depressing health/medical news, my follow-up appoinment on my foot is Monday and I get to go get an x-ray and then advice from my PCP, who just so happens to be the same idiot that works with DSB. I have consulted my physical therapist sister and my Internet-research-queen mother, and will likely be asking to be referred to an orthopaedic specialist, unless it has miraculously healed. Stay tuned for more updates on that one, because I’m sure I’ll be pissed after the appointment Monday.
The Ritalin continues to treat me well. My moods have been stable, my energy high, and my focus clear. I am so annoyed with myself for going off of it, but am very pleased that I was able to make a quick turn-around. This is not always the case when taking oneself off a medication…I know from experience!
After three days of QoB spearheading the mission, my house is all nice and clean! I helped where I could, but mostly did a lot of supporting. I’m still pretty gimp and have zero stamina from all of the time I have had to spend sitting around. I did fold and hang and generally put away all clean laundry and am still working on the huge pile that awaits to be washed. I can do laundry for the most part sitting down, so I’m glad I’m not totally helpless with that one.
Now, I have a lot of laundry, and a lot of reading of blogs I follow to do. I made it up to be current with my Grey’s Anatomy, so any suggestions of a new show to watch are appreciated!