Friday, November 06, 2020

I'm grumpy as all hell today

 and one of the reasons I posted FB. And maybe now that I have I can clear that out of my mind. 

I have been feeling poorly for several days now, and NO, I don't want any sympathy or good wishes, I know you mean well but I'm not a sympathy and good wishes type of person. 

I'm so exhausted that this morning I did something I have NEVER done before in my life - never! I did a load of laundry and instead of folding everything neatly and nicely in the laundry room on the nice big folding table, I just put everything, neatly and nicely and UNFOLDED into my laundry basket and trundled it back to the apartment. The laundry basket is now residing in my office awaiting the time I have enough energy to do the folding and putting away thing. 

Treatment for the medical conditions I have contradict each other. Blood thinner for one condition is in direct contradiction of internal bleeding. Because of both the blood thinner and bleeding ulcer I cannot take any pain medications of ANY kind or cold medicine. And right now I sure could use some ibuprofen. The medication for the ulcer also gives me agita and diarrhea - so it's just one joy after another.

But - I'm still prone to counting my blessings here. And there are some to be had. I won't enumerate them but I am thankful for them. 

13 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you've been feeling poorly! Will you have to take those contradicting medications for the long term? I'm glad you've got such great healthcare. That is definitely a blessing. Angel is like a heat seeking missile when it comes to a basket of warm, unfolded laundry so I'm wondering if Miss Frankie is too?

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    1. Hopefully the blood thinner stops at the end of December, then I have to wait until that clears my system so I can have a procedure that will let my GI doctor decide whether or not I need surgery. *written in sarcasm font* 2021 looks like it will be another fun year medically speaking.

      And no, Miss Frankie has never been inside a basket of laundry. Until today I would fold the clothes as I took them out of the dryer and then put them away immediately.

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  2. I have had days like this myself. It is hard to crawl out of these spaces. Sometimes I just feel like I am being bombarded by crap that I just don't want. How come we have no say? Have a decent weekend!

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  3. Being so sick and tired of being sick is the worst. On the other hand since you can't go anywhere what does it matter if the clothes have a few wrinkles from sitting in the laundry basket. Your well being is more important than the unfolded laundry.

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    1. The semi-folded laundry is just the indicator of how bad I feel LOL I'm one of those obnoxious people who fold their laundry very precisely and dresser drawers are organized very precisely - I suppose if I had had children and had to do great gooey gobs of laundry on a regular basis I wouldn't be this precise, and let's face it, picky! While I was in the hospital my husband had to do laundry and the first time I did laundry after I came home I re-folded all of the clothes that he had done.

      I don't own an iron or an ironing board because none of our clothes need to be ironed! And there's a reason for that - I hate ironing - total waste of a person's time. But OTOH I have no tolerance for wrinkles and such - cotton blend clothes don't wrinkle! Yay!

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  4. Grace I found it humorous in an odd way comforting that you did that with the laundry. Because those weeks I was in so much pain and going round and round with stupid doctors I left the laundry in a basket and my husband stated that he knew from the basket how badly I was feeling. Because I too fold everything nicely and neatly as well before leaving the laundry room. There was comfort in knowing I was not the only one.

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    1. I just now am getting around to doing the nicely folded laundry thing - You know what I love about writing about my quirks? Someone with the same quirk will comment "Hey, me too!" And it IS comforting. Makes you realize you're not crazy after all...๐Ÿ’œ

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  5. The bleeding/blood thinner issue sucks! And as for the "lucky" nonsense, didn't you realize that if your place of existence and experience doesn't involve being trapped in a dark pit at the centre of the earth with all of the starving children in Africa trying to eat you, while the earth core was burning your behind and giving you lead poisoning, you have no right to complain about anything? Good grief. ๐Ÿ™„

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    1. Ashley, Ashley, Ashley ��Thank you for that! That woman seems to think that her unsolicited advice based on zero knowledge of me and my life is appropriate in some way. I have used a lot of restraint in answering her comments not wishing to hurt anyone's feelings - this shit is just not important enough to get my shorts in a knot. But her 'advice' on the post previous to this which I have deleted because it contained too much personal health information made me so angry - in a 'how dare you, you don't know me" sort of way. A totally excessive reaction but it became the straw the broke the camel's back so my reply to the comment above was the politiest I could be and it seems to have offended her. She has taken me off her blog roll LOL But I have now decided that sharing personal information is not a good thing - does anyone need to know about my husband's and my health issues and how they affect our lives? I shan't be blogging about any of that any more and I have gone and deleted all posts that relate to our health. I guess I won't be blogging about the challenges we face because unless I reveal every single little detail of our lives it seems some people think that we aren't smart to consider all possibilities and solutions. I bitched about this on FB and my friends were so cute in their responses.

      And yes, the bleeding/blood thinner issue is making my numerous doctors crazy - along with a strange breathing issue they can't figure out. Oh joy!

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    2. I'm impressed by your restraint. I don't think I could have managed the same.

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    3. It's been going on quite a while and I think it will finally stop now. But - I don't know anything about her life - what it is or what it has been - kindness should always be a first response but sometimes buttons are pushed just one time too many. I really don't react to unsolicited advice very well or being told what to do or how to live my life.

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    4. Big thumbs up!

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