Thursday, August 21, 2008

Doctors and stupid commercials

Lately I feel like I've pretty much lived at the doctors or dentists. In the past 2 months I've been to the dentists 3 times, been to the doctors 4 times, gotten my blood drawn 3 times, gotten a shot in my arm, and gotten 3 shots in my mouth. I should preface this by saying that and used to be TERRIFIED of needles, and I still am to some degree. The last time I got a tetnus shot (in 1996) I almost passed out afterwards. I hadn't been to the dentist in almost 3 years bc I'm scared to death of them also. My 2nd time at the dentist here was not fun. I was sick to my stomach I was so nervous and sat in the stupid chair and cried before they gave me the shots. But the last time I went I wasn't really even that nervous at all and didn't even come close to crying. I used to freak out about needles of any sort but I have a "friend" on base now that is the phlebotomist (draws blood) and she knows I'm a big wuss. She's very gentle and really nice so I don't mind having her draw my blood anymore and don't get nervous about that at all. Yesterday I went to the dr and decided I should get another tetnus shot since it'd been 12 years and I initiated it, which is a HUGE step for me. I was a little nervous but the actual shot didn't hurt at all, my arm just feels like it's going to fall off now, but it's getting better.

Last Thursday my inner arch on my right foot hurt a lot - kind of more on the side of my foot than the bottom. I couldn't walk on it at all, and Friday it was some better, but I decided to go to the dr yesterday bc it hadn't gotten any better. Turns out I have tendonitis pretty bad. He pushed on points up past my ankle and it hurt like hell! So he put me on steriods to try to treat it and said if it's not better I get to go to a podiatrist for it. I've also been having trouble breathing lately. I constantly have the urge to yawn, but I can never catch my breath, so I'm always gasping for air. This usually happens in August and September for me. So it turns out I have some sort of seasonal respiratory disease (asthma) and he gave me an inhaler for it. But I don't like the inhaler. It takes nasty and kinda freaks me out some, but it does seem to help. So I'm still in one piece, barely. I have my last dentist appt on Monday and I'm going to the DO (dr of osteopathics aka fancy chiropractor) on tuesday to get a kink in my neck taken care of. It's a DAMN good thing I'm on Tricare (military insurance) because I haven't had to pay for anything at all so far. Military benefits are very nice.

Today we were watching TV and I saw this commercial for Klondike bars that completely pissed me off. There was this guy and his wife or girlfriend or whatever sitting at this table by a sidewalk. They were having a deep conversation and this "hot" girl walks by and the commentator of the commercial says that the guy deserves a Klondike bar because he didn't take his eyes off his wife to check out the hot girl. I was like "What?!" You've got to be kidding me. He doesn't deserve a reward for being a decent man and paying more attention to his wife than someone 15 years younger than he is that walks by, and if he did check the girl out he deserves to be smacked upside the head! I'm SOOO thankful that my husband isn't like that at all. I don't think I could deal with that at all. That commercial really made me mad!

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