Wednesday, April 03, 2002

At the risk of going out on a limb I'm going to tell you a very enlightening, very true, story.

I went to a doctor in our small community...he was a government-provided physician of his type for indigent people or those with no insurance..I fell into the latter category. Now, keep in mind, for the entire population of our county, those people that have no insurance or could not pay for their care went to this guy. Well, I thought I needed one type of medicine and he was disagreeing. I was explaining to him why I felt that way, that I was not better, that I needed more, better, help. He said, and unfortunately I quote "Well, we are not going for perfection here...and I'm ok with that." Hand to God! I said, "well, as long as YOU are ok with it, because that's what's really important right?" He says "Well, I AM the doctor." (imagine big puffed up chest here)..I said, "well, I AM the patient." You can see, we got nowhere.

That's just a little glimpse of what it's like out here in the medical wasteland.

I typed an entire entry...wonder where it went?

Anyway...long story short (chyeah right)...I went to the doc today, he was not in...I hope to see him tomorrow...fibro pain at an all time high of 12+++. Knees hurt, right elbow and wrist extremely painful. I'm having gastric difficulties (if you know what I mean) and I have a nasty cough. Temp has run in the 100-101 range all day. You'd think they could have looked at me and known I needed to see the doctor but you just canNOT get good medical help least not's very sad...the medical people are in a unique position, as the ONLY people who can provide their kind of necessary service. There are no alternatives. If you are the only one providing a service, the government says it's that way, they you do NOT get to choose, you don't get to limit, it doesn't matter what YOUR opinion is on what a person needs, you just SERVE for Godsakes! What the heck happened to the hippocratic (I have no idea if I spelled that correctly) oath? my soapbox for this hour..but hey, it's only 10 minutes to 8:00 stick around for another rant! rofl


I'm a Twinkie!

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Spongy, yellow, and an utter mystery, you're the X-file of snack foods! More people ponder you than consume you, but you don't mind--you get to remain uneaten to do Twinkish things! *grin*

I'm sick today...I had 101 degree fever yesterday, along with the normal aches and pains which were amped up to an 11 or so on a scale from 1-10.
I have sent a resume to the temp agency and they think they have a lead on a job for me. The interview is Friday, IF the people like my resume.

More later ... Dance