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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

All over the place....

It is only Wednesday!  How can that be?  When I am out of my routine, I lose all track of time.  Peter going in to school late and getting out early for exams has caused my poor brain all manner of chaos and confusion. 

And I keep feeling like I'm forgetting something or someone. And I guess I am because yesterday my plan was to take my laptop and devotional book with me so that after I dropped Peter off at the carpool, I could go to Dunkin Donuts and write a blog post and catch up on some reading.

Well, I got to Dunkin, got my coffee, set-up my laptop and it immediately died.  The battery wasn't charged and I left my cord at home.  No worries, I thought.  I'll just do some reading.  Guess what else I left at home? 

So I spent the next hour and a half mindlessly scrolling through my phone and eavesdropping on the conversations of a small group of businessmen who sounded like they were preparing for a meeting with a customer.   They kept looking at me nervously as if I was a spy for this company.  Nope.  Just a bored SAHM waiting on time to run the taxi service.

Last Friday, in between getting my hair done and setting up for the winter dance, I had a doctor's appointment.  I was having a physical which is something I've never before.  Shocking, right?  Especially at my age.  In my defense, though, I go to my neurologist twice a year and my gynocologist once a year and my dentisit 2 a year like clockwork so I only see my regular doctor if there's a problem.

My neurologist always does bloodwork and I've never had a problem until my last visit.  They called and said my liver enzymes were elevated and I needed to have my bloodwork redone with my regular doctor.  So I did and while I was there, the PA suggested that I come back for a physical.  So I took her advice and scheduled that.  And luckily, my liver enzymes were back to normal so I didn't have to worry about that. 

Anyway, I had my physical last Friday and while I was there, she had a long health questionnare that we went over.  One of the questions was how many times I had been pregnant.

"Four times," I replied to the PA.  (This PA is new to the practice, very sweet and very young.)

"So you have 4 kids," she replied confidantly.

"No, only two," was my response.

"Oh.  So you had two abortions," she responded matter-of-factly.

"Um, noooooooooooo.  I had a miscarriage and a baby that died when she was 5 days old," I calmly replied while inside I was screaming TWO ABORTIONS?????

"Oh, how sad," she said.

And the whole time I was thinking that what was really sad was that her first assumption when I said I had been pregnant 4 times but only had 2 kids was that I had two abortions. 

Moving on.....

It turns out that all my bloodwork was normal except that my vitamin D is low and I need to start taking a supplement and go back in 3 months for a recheck. I think I can handle that. I'm not going to lie though, I'm still steaming about the abortion comment though.

On a lighter note, last week I saw this meme:

I loved this so much that I was telling the kids and Dan about it at dinner and after I said, "So basically y'all are highfiving when somebody dies," Dan and I exploded in laughter. 

The kids looked at us like we were insane.  Peter said, "That's not funny at all.  And besides, I think I saw that meme like 3 years ago."  Sarah just rolled her eyes and shook her head in embarassment for her poor stupid parents.  And then they both excused themselves from the table while Dan and I were still rolling with laughter. 

And in other news, (this post is really all over the place, isn't it?) I got new glasses

This is the BEFORE:

This is the AFTER:

It's hard to tell in this picture but the frames are a purply/browny/pinky color and they are metal.  Yikes!  What was I thinking?  They are smaller and lighter looking on my face but I'm having a hard time getting used to them.  Add to that the fact that Sarah didn't seem to think too much of them has me wondering if I should have stuck with dark brown.  Oh well.  

I'm sure we will all get used to them as the days go by and then when I put on my old ones everyone will be like "Oh my gosh!  That's old glasses are horrible!"  At least that's what I do whenever Dan pulls out a pair of his old glasses.  He has some from about 10 years ago that are ridculously large and round and, what the heck was he thinking?

I'll check in with you guys tomorrow for another round of Thankful Thursday.


Pam said...

How very sad of your health professional assuming you'd had abortions. What is wrong with people? And as someone in the health field, they should know that just because you carried a pregnancy, it doesn't mean you have living children. Good. Grief! Many people 'see' that we have one child and have run their mouths about how I don't know what it's like to have kids because I only have one bla bla bla..then I tell them that her brother passed away when he was four. Shuts them right up. But good grief, people! Don't assume. Your glasses are cute. I really like them. They don't look as heavy on your face and I like the color too. Be sure to take your Vitamin D..that's super important stuff. :)

Mari said...

The glasses are so cute! I know what you mean about old glasses. I always wonder what I was thinking when I see old pics.
Very sad about just assuming you had 2 abortions. :(

Madeline said...

Do you get surveys from your healthcare providers? We usually do, that is something I'd mention. It seems like you're giving her some grace because she is young, good for you. I would have been quite sharp with her.

I can never pick out glasses. I am actually in desperate need of some but cannot decide because I *think* I hate them all.

Billie Jo said...

I love your new glasses!!!!
And shame on that young woman...
But you handled it with grace.
Hugs, my friend.

Lea said...

I love your new glasses! Super cute!

In defense of your PA, medical schools may suggest they do that so women who *have* had an abortion admit to it. They have unique medical problems that other women don't and they may not admit to having an abortion because of the stigma around it. Just a thought!

And my Mom and I both hate that pregnancy question - we both have had one natural pregnancy and carried twins. I have two living children, my mother has one. Neither of us fit the wording around that question.


Busy Bee Suz said...

The PA needs some training in her bedside manners. :(
The new glasses are super cute; I like that they show more of your pretty face.
I just found out that the payer emoji is actually a high five. I mean, I literally just found out from YOU!!! LOL