November 5th, 2008

Sarah and Me

Failbar Failture


I'm having ongoing health woes that have eluded diagnosis. Therefore every 2 weeks I've been driving 4 hours each way to see "THE REAL DOCTORS" in Seattle.
Yesterday (election day!) was my lumbar puncture. I had myself pretty convinced I could go do this, I had an epidural with my daughter. We get in there and we get going and as my neurologist is feeling my spine for landmarks he's making me cry just by pushing with his fingers. He kept saying "Just my fingers!" I know it's just your fingers but it still hurts!
To make a long story short 9 needle pokes later and a lot of pain I don't have a successful lumbar puncture because he needs the "extra long needles". And he was "Pretty sure of that" because of my size. Yup, I'm fat, we all know that! I'm working on it! (I've lost 22 pounds!) But damnded it all if he thought I needed to have the extra long needles used it would have been nice if he would have just scheduled me for THAT procedure straight away and saved me a trip.
So I go back Monday to have the lumbar puncture with the "extra long needles" which by law have to be used with x-ray and fluroscope (and they'd better give me a freaking valium). They would have scheduled me to stay overnight and have it tomorrow but I had taken ONE ibuprofen in the car because it is on the short list of things I'm allowed to take for pain right now. Come on! I'm so fat I need extra long needles but 50 mg of ibuprofen is going to make me bleed to death?
(At least I got a free "I Voted" Krispy Kreme. Gotta make that back a little fluffier)

Dunkin Dounuts Suck

Ok this is not that bad of a suck but still annoying..(this is the second time this particular employee has held me up)

I went to the Dunkin Donuts in our Delta Sonic close to my work. I have been there before and they are usally pretty fast unless 1 employee is working there.. We shall call him Turtle man , because he moves at the pace of a turtle!

I ordered 2 breakfast sandwiches, both exactly the same a Med White hot Chocolate and a Med Coffee.. He moves slowly but gets the sandwiches done, I remind him again I also need a med Coffee and a Med White Hot Chocolate , I need a cup carrier also please.. He nods, Then Goes on to the next person..

Me : Hi!
Turtle Man : uhh..

Turtle Man: To next customer - what can I get you..
Me: Um .. Can I please have my drinks I have to get to work
Turtle Man : I got you, it's just the camera is on me and it records how long it takes to get the next customer
Me: Yes, I understand that but can you please just get my drinks I have to get to work..
Turtle Man: ok, Oh I did not charge you for the drinks so I gotta ring that up.
Me: Ok.. Hands more money over..
Turtle man: Is now making the customer behind me her drink..
Me: Can you please just get the drinks..

at this point the lady behind me pops in with " You can finish her order first i'm in no hurry"
I apologize to the lady she says no problem and rolls her eyes at the guy since he is still moving in slow motion..
Turtle man Finally hands me the drinks and my change..I ask him for a carrier, and leave..

So long story short : it takes about 10 to 15 minutes to get a breakfast that should take no longer then 5 min tops..I think next time I go there and see that guy working I'm just going to walk out..