Mar 20, 2017

Three days to houseguests

My torn up unfinished dusty house.  After spending all morning in Urgent Care yesterday, today I had to take Carole to her primary care doc because he would not prescribe meds without seeing her even though he had the records from the center.  She has a severe case of gout in her wrist and hand.  First time ever. Picked her up, got to the doc's, waited, waited.  Got in, got the RX's called in, then over to the center for blood work that Urgent Care failed to take, wait, wait.  By now it's 4:15.  Stopped to get her something to eat since she can't use her hand to prepare a meal.  Lots of time for the pharmacy to fill the order.  Got there at 4:50.  No orders.  Called the doc office.  They insist the orders were called in.  Verified the phone number and correct pharmacy.  Back to the pharmacist - he said he doesn't have it.  I asked him what we should do.  She is in tremendous pain, I'm here for the meds, she can't drive, the doc called them in and verified the time, why aren't they here?  That's between her and her doctor.  Really.  I asked him to call the doctor's office NOW and get the order.  It's 2 minutes to 5, the office closes at 5, and they turned off the phones except for voice mail.  He left a message that they did not return.  Now I have to go back to her doctor's tomorrow morning and get the written script, go to the pharmacy, wait for the drugs, and then do all her fricking shopping again because she hasn't done any in weeks.  Take the meds and items to her home after.  So three days of planned preparation shot in the ass and now she can't help me with having the guests over for a meal or two next week.  We'll manage to get the last few rooms cleaned and their linens fresh before they arrive, and stock the fridge after.
 
Carole's son is working overtime because of co-workers having the flu, and went directly from work to a fire in which an elderly woman on Hospice care was killed.  Her husband is inconsolable from her tragic death along with losing his lifelong possessions and home.  So I guess frustration and unforeseen diversions are just nuisances that don't amount to a hill of beans in real life. 
 
I have no pie that could shut my crabass pie hole, so instead I ate several slices of Italian bread smothered with cream cheese and a thin spread of jelly. Very very good, but it ain't elderberry pie.
 
Embrace tomorrow and all the crap that comes with it.
 
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13 comments:

rosek1870 said...
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rosek1870 said...

Let's try this again. Darn auto correct. I had gout in my toe and it was the worst pain I've ever had (and at 60 years oold I know pain). Watch out for the gout med. The go to med made me violently sick. They had to get me off it and changed it to steroids which worked far better and no throwing up! Tell her no peanuts, she'll fish and only 6 Oz. of fish a day. Hope you get a chance to recharge before your guests arrive.
Hugs and prayers
Rose

rosek1870 said...

Make that 6 oz. of meat a day. Sorry I'm on my phone and sometimes my fingerson just don't work.

capecodgirl565 said...

I guess the old saying is true...when you expect incompetence, you won't be disappointed. Yes, there is always someone worse off than we are, but it is all relative. No one should have to put up with that kind of boobery when someone is in terrible pain. Hope all things improve very soon!

Truus said...

Marly hugs and prayers for you and Carole.
Greetings Truus from Holland

Margaret said...

Totally ridiculous between the pharmacy and the doctor. Poor Carole. Poor you too. Hope all goes well and you aren't too run off your feet for the guests. And that Carole gets her meds and feels better. (Love your Mary Little finish finish.)

Robin in Virginia said...

From the sounds of it, you have every right to be crabby. I hope today goes smoother for you and the prescriptions filled quickly for you. Hopefully, Carole will get some relief soon.

Vickie said...

I'm praying! ♥

Pamela Tasker said...

God Bless you for being a wonderful friend.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Carole is so lucky to have you. What a cluster...

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Frustrating. Hope things improve.

Carol said...

It's just one thing after another, Marly... I know how horribly painful gout can be as I have a co-worker who suffers from periodic attacks in his feet. I cringe just watching him try to walk. Sometimes it is so bad, he has to use one of our library bookcarts to support himself. I hope Carole gets the medication to help very soon.

deb said...

Good thoughts and sympathy headed your way and Carole's.

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