I Feel A Full Moon Comin On!
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Oh yes! Its a full moon week and so far one heck of a strange one too!
So much for my dentist appointment. I slept horrible and so did Littleblue. Between the nausea, vomiting and pain my body is screaming for treatment today! Once I turned over and looked at the wall clock it was 1:30pm so I figured at least I had another 30 minutes to sleep before getting up but NOPE I didn't wake up until 2:45pm. DANG IT! My dentist appointment was for 3pm so I called my dentists office to explain that I had a very rough night and morning so I needed to reschedule my appointment. Thankfully my dentist knows alllllllll about my unique medical condition and totally understands my bad days so they had no problem moving my appointment to next week. Of course I don't feel any pain since I have so much nerve damage so that's a good thing! At this point I just need to start feeling better soon and hopefully this afternoons treatment might help!
Today was a day battling my insurance company. My Gastroenterologist has been dealing with them now since December regarding coverage for my intestinal treatment medication. Now they only want to cover one jug every three months when I need eight in a month. I was in no mood to start the day with any stress so after an hour battling my insurance company explaining the situation I was able to finally get them to approve the medical necessity medication. Of course this was after an hour explaining my medical condition and my doctor prior getting on them over three times this past month. Let's just say my treatments are rare. VERY RARE! In fact so rare the insurance company and drug manufacturer have never heard of such a thing nor having to do treatment twice weekly. This medication is only to be taken once in a life time prior to a colonoscopy or before surgical procedures. Maybe they need to use me as their research guinea pig. Heck! at least they might learn something from me.
What a way to start the day!
Since my dentist appointment was a complete washout I decided to go ahead and get my blood work done and tests at the hospital finally completed. I am only three weeks behind. OOPS! At least my doctor will finally be happy but I can't help it seeing my full plate has just been way too full and its hard to keep up with things in between treatments. After 5pm all our local hospitals clear out pretty quickly so we had no problems finding a front parking spot nor had to wait too long to register. It was just myself and another person waiting to get tests run. A woman was waiting but looked more like she might had been taking a late afternoon nap! Hee,hee,hee,hee!
No complaints here since its flu season and the least amount of people the better off for this gal! By the time we sat down my name was called back to the room. The hospital staff member was surprised to actually see someone with a low blood sugar problem-hypoglycemia since most people she said have high blood sugar problems and are diabetic. Seems the other woman who was there for blood work had high blood sugar problems and was getting tested to see if she needed insulin. For someone who just had to get her finger pricked one would think she just got her arm chopped off. OWWWWW! That is all both me and the technician heard and we both just smiled then the technician said, "If she thinks that finger prick hurt she sure wouldn't want the needle in your arm right now and all these vials of blood that need to be filled." Nothing phases me when it comes to pain but I guess I haven't heard anyone like that so petrified of needles and one little prick of the finger. It might be good she doesn't have Gastroparesis because BOY! would she been in for the ride of her life when it comes to pain. AMEN.
On the way back to the house we stopped by to get my prescription refill of liquid dynamite. The pharmacist looked at me and said, "Why are you smiling?" I replied, "Its because I am waiting for you to give me some bad news and that the insurance company decided to go back on covering it so this is my give me the bad news smile." Hahahaha! He chuckled and said, "Nope, we FINALLY got it to go through but guess what? I haven't met anyone like you so we never carry eight jugs with 32,000 units of surgical bowel/colon prep so I had to order from the drug manufacturer. It will though be ready to pick up tomorrow." I smiled and said, "Looks like my friend will have to pick it up seeing I am stuck with the Hell-In-A-Jug treatment this evening and into tomorrow so I am bathroom bound for the next few days." We both laughed, hahahaha! I feel sorry for my friend who has to walk out of Walmart tomorrow with eight gallons and a Santa Sack of Drano goodies! WOOHOO! I think its a great UTube video in the making don't you?
We didn't leave Walmart completely empty handed. Since I ran out of candy once again doing the low blood sugar battle I stocked up then bought Littleblue a new chewie hoping to keep her busy while I have to endure treatment this evening. She gets super excited with new chewies! Oreo honestly could care less and the only time he is interested in them is only to tease Littleblue and start trouble. Hahahaha!
Even with name brand Drano compared to the generic they all still vary when it comes to taste. Kinda reminds me of how each treatment also hits you. This darn jug tasted like straight up foul stale ocean salt water! UGGGG! I had my friend take a sip and they gagged. It was one of the top five worse jugs to consume but I made it through glass after glass while staying busy around the house. I would like to say I stayed stress-free today but darn me allowed it this time to happen. I need to start learning to put a lid on it especially during treatment days because stress during treatment can be deadly. I know. I should already know better but I am still a work in progress. Live and learn and maybe next time I will remember "NO STRESS" since treatment will most likely now go into another day. Half this evening and half tomorrow just to get things working.
WHAT A START OF A VERY LONG WEEK!...
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Updated: March 7, 2012 3:21 AM EST