Let Them Eat Cake

June 19, 2012 at 11:22 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

I have a doctor’s appointment later this evening for a general physical and potential yellow fever vaccination for the trip to Ecuador and I’ve been instructed to not eat or drink anything other than water for the 8 hours leading up to my appointment.  Since I’m meeting the doctor at 6:30pm, I inhaled a ton of food and coffee for breakfast and now I have heartburn.  I’m in no way hungry (yet) but I imagine I will be.  The pizza that was just delivered for our office and set up in the cubicle next to mine isn’t exactly helping.

Neither is the cake that we have for someone’s birthday.  Of all the days…

I mean, I’m used to eating a light breakfast and waiting until 2:30 or so to eat lunch so this should be easy.  Only when someone tells me not to do something it suddenly becomes the one thing I can’t stop thinking about doing.  Tell me I can’t eat?  I begin fantasizing about gnawing on every single thing within eyesight.  Seriously, my stapler has never looked better.  A friend also mentioned that the fasting probably means they’re going to do some blood work and I vaguely remember that from my last physical, which I’m pretty sure took place during the previous century.  I hate needles so I’m a little more nervous about all this now.

A piece of cake would help make me feel better.  Damnit.

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Insured, in Sickness and in Health

August 4, 2010 at 11:16 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Ain't it the truth

I don’t have much time today because I’m leaving in about an hour to go to the dermatologist.  Fun stuff.  Perhaps they can explain to me why I still get zits even though I’m forced to call myself an adult and do grown-up things, like pay bills and schedule doctor appointments.  No matter, I’m just happy to leave work early (though I’d rather be going to the beach).

Doctor appointments remind me once again how lucky I am to have health insurance.  I spent a few years without it and while I didn’t incur massive medical bills I know it could have easily happened.  I know there are millions out there that have no health insurance whatsoever and I can’t imagine how stressful and complicated that makes things, especially when it involves your entire family and not just yourself.

So thanks Blue Cross, I’ll be using your little card here soon…I am outta here!

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