I went to my rheumatologist appointment in Pittsbugh on Friday….and we stopped to get gas at a chain called Sheetz…they have food and a convenience store as well as gas. We were stopped at the pumps and a car started backing up from the store, and got closer and closer, until finally Rich started beeping the horn, and basically laid on the horn, until the car hit us. An old man wearing one of these type hats, got out of the car.
Somehow that seemed like a bad sign. He said he couldn’t see out his back window so didn’t know our car was there….and then when Rich said he had laid on the horn, the man cupped his hand by his ear like it would allow him to hear Rich…..And said, he forgot to wear his hearing aids so didn’t hear him. Huh…..
Luckily, there wasn’t much damage, just paint from his car on our car. But, it made us run late for our appointment. They don’t like you to be late and if I had been 15 minutes late, they would have cancelled my appointment…Oddly enough, after hustling me into an examination room as soon as we got there, we waited almost an hour for the doctor…Too bad we can’t hold them as accountable as they hold us.
My doctor has me do semi-annual drug tests because of the medicines I’m on…She seemed almost giddy when she said I tested negative for “marijuana, cocaine and heroine.” I have to say, I was a little surprised that she thought I was taking any of those drugs. I’ve been her patient for probably close to ten years and have never tested positive for anything I shouldn’t be on, so it did seem strange that she seemed surprised. I thought maybe it was only my impression that the doctor seemed overly happy about the test, but as soon as the doctor left the room, Rich mentioned how thrilled she was that I tested negative for them, so it wasn’t just me.
I had planned to go into my craft room and make several cards this weekend, but honestly, after my doctor’s appointment, I was too exhausted to do anything but sleep, yesterday and today. I’m not sure why a small road trip is so tiring, but let’s just say I don’t know when I’m ever going to get those cards made… Most of them should have been made and sent in November…I’m running so far behind that their birthdays might come around again before I ever get their cards made….Bummer.