Yes, I am alone on a Friday night and I'm very excited! Austin is truly no trouble... he is actually very sweet to me... but I haven't been alone in a long time.
1. I'm thankful for quiet nights alone
I'm posting some more of the pictures of Jamie from last night because - in my opinion - she's just too cute for words!
2. I'm thankful for my Jamie doll...
Today was a long and stressful day at work... but I made it! I'm off two days, work two days, am off two days, work one day and then am off two days... lots of R&R in my future!
3. I'm thankful for work and I'm thankful for paid holidays!
Last week my doctor gave me a referral to an ear nose and throat specialist. It should not have been possible for me to get an ear infection (which... I haven't mentioned... has now invaded the other ear and that one is hurting just like the first one did!) while I was on super mega antibiodics... which means there could be a bigger problem... I was a little worried about seeing the specialist because they couldn't get me scheduled until after the first of the year... the problem with that is that my deductible starts over on January 1st... and my deductible is over a thousand dollars... which means that I would have to pay for the entire specialist visit out of pocket... which means that I would probably just not be able to go... back to the world of no medical care because I can't afford it. I asked that they call me if there are any cancellations... and today they called! I have an appointment for Monday! This is also good because - as I mentioned - the other ear is now hurting which means that I would have ended up at the doctors office on Monday anyways... and this way I get to see a specialist... but it doesn't cost me anything out of pocket!
4. I'm thankful for health insurance, deductibles that are met, doctors who have cancellations... and I'm thankful that just maybe this doctor can get to the bottom of why I'm getting sick and staying sick...
It's been 13 weeks today... I'm thankful to be alive.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Posted by Heather at 6:57 PM