Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Just So Bored....

Wow. Incredibly bored today. Of course, by this time tomorrow I'll be longing to feel this way but for Just so bored.

I could make muffins. I could finish my sister in laws quilt....I'm almost done. I could write. And yet none of that appeals to me right now. I'm at that point where I'm so tired of being in the house and under stimulated that my brain is starting to melt. And this is why I could have never lasted as a stay at home mom. More power to those of you who do it, I'm in awe because I'd go freakin' nuts. It's not like I'm stuck at home, for the most part I feel fine and can go anywhere and do anything but even that, there's only so much to do. I want to go back to work and I'm anxious now, excited even at the prospect of going back early.

I went to the hospital this morning to have my pre chemo blood work done. They have to measure my white blood cells, platelets, billirubin, all that good stuff to make sure I'm healthy enough for them to kill me slightly. The lab has a new set up now. When you go in you take a number and wait to be called to register. Chemo patients get priority so once I've registered I'm first in but it often takes 15-20 minutes just to get my turn to register.

So today I'm sitting patiently, waiting for my turn to register. I was number 37. They were at 31. It was quite crowded, not really any extra seats, Sean usually waits outside the clinic on a bench.

An elderly woman came in, was unsure about what to do, where to get her number, she couldn't see well (she later told another patient she'd had a stroke and couldn't see well) Another patient helped her and she sat down. Her husband came in shortly after (probably parking the car)
A pregnant lady, sitting next to the elderly lady, moved over and offered the seat to the woman's husband. A few minutes later I get called up. I gave my requisition form in and sat down again. The elderly lady gets called up next. While she's at the counter a younger woman (my age I'd say) comes in with her husband, takes a number and sits where the old woman's husband had been sitting. Her husband leaves the lab, she takes her purse and plops it on the chair that the old woman had been sitting on. As this is going on, another old woman with a cane came in.
The first old woman (the one who'd had the stroke) is done checking in now and shuffles back toward her seat. She and her husband see the purse and the husband says "Can you move your bag?" The young woman says "Oh, no my husband was going to sit here." So I stood up and said to the man, "Sir, your wife can sit here." The young woman looks at me and says "Ugh, fine, okay" and moves her purse for the old woman. So I then motioned for the other woman with the cane to take my seat.  I got a look and a half from the young woman. I'm not sure why. They called me in for my blood draw right after that.

I'm always amazed at the ignorance of others. Seriously, you need to save your seat for your clearly able bodied husband (and granted there may have been something wrong with him but he sure as hell appeared healthy and able to me) instead of letting this old woman who can barely see and walk to sit down? I shouldn't be so catty and judge like that but come on....

Well, this is it until I'm feeling better from my treatment tomorrow. Hopefully it won't be horrible and the new drugs will help reduce the side effects. But if you're so inclined, a quick prayer that it's not horrible would be much appreciated. See ya soon!

1 comment:

  1. I am so hoping/praying you don't have as much trouble this time; and here's hoping you will be able to go back to work soon. ((hugs)) We'll talk after your treatment...