Thursday, May 18, 2006

Today, I will spare you...

...the incessant whining, the navel-gazing, the bitching, the carping, the harping, and the griping. I am not even going to go on and on about how every time I get a little tearful at my doctor's office she sends me home with a bag full of antidepressants (can't a girl just get her cry on every now and then without being accused of clinical depression?).

And that's all I'm going to say about that. You can thank me later.

"Someone's boring me. I think it's me."
~ Dylan Thomas


  1. The clinical depression group has a strong lobby. "Take this quiz! Maybe you too are depressed! Join us. Come to our regular meetings"

    Hang in. Keep moving.

  2. Thanks for "sparing" us, but I really think I'd like to hear that story! Why were you crying in your doctor's office? And why the antidepressant?

  3. I'm clinically's not so bad. ha ha...I even laugh sometimes.

  4. There's nothing wrong with having clinical depression and I think medication is great, but sometimes I have reason to be upset at my doctor's office that has nothing to do with my mood. Managing diabetes can be frustrating, as can constant testing, side effects, and so on. And I was "tearful" (not crying...she even wrote "tearful" in my chart...I sneaked a peek) because sometimes I get very tired of having to be constantly vigilant and all of the other crap that goes along with it.

  5. So much gets lost in translation with medical charting... I've asked my doc if I could chart my own history... it would be much faster and I could even use cool abbreviations like c/o, Sx, vss, and EtOH bid... he thinks I'm joking.

    I'm not.

  6. Sorry to hear about the medical issue. I know exactly how you feel, I have to wear a black shirt every time I visit my oncologist because I get so damn nervous, I sweat buckets from my armpits.

    And, I sweat because I'm holding back the tears. Invariably. Those times are tough, but hang in there.

    Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend.

  7. JZ - I went through a period of time when I was having blood drawn so often that I "helped" the med students who had trouble (and by helped, I mean jiggled the needle thing around until it hit the right spot...always freaks them out). And now I need to know what those abbreviations mean.

    Josephine - I think what I've had to deal with is insignificant compared to what you've gone through, but I know dr. visits can be dr. visits just the same. When I read your posts, it always makes what I'm bitching about seem so the same time makes me feel like I can cope with what I have been given now and happy for the right now.

  8. c/o complains of (headache, etc)
    sx symptoms
    vss vital signs stable
    Etoh BID, haha Alcohol twice a day

    He's a lawn mowing smarty pants right now so I beat him to it.

    And, being offered pills just for being tearful isn't really appropriate. Some TLC and understanding is.

  9. Dr. Charlie prescribes a healthy dose of phone calls to Austin taken once weekly for cure-alls and venting and retarded bathroom humor.

    (xo baby love)


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