A Winner and A Wipeout…

After an entire month of hosting  my blogiversary giveaway, I’m happy to announce that I have a winner!!!  The winning number was # 11, and was chosen by Random.org.

Congratulations, to Vicki from The Tapestry of Life!  Vicki is one of my newest blog friends that I met through Java’s blog hops.  As soon as I hear from Vicki, I’ll be getting her package in the mail!  Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to enter.  This concludes the “winner” part of this post, now for the “wipe out” part…

My daughter waited over 2 months to get in to see a rheumatologist, after being referred  by her primary care physician.  Yesterday was “the day”.   Her husband wasn’t able to go along, due to work commitments, so I went along with her.  We left at eight in the morning!

We weren’t sure where the office was, since it’s a different doctor than the one I go to.  Brandy’s husband had drawn us an excellent map to show us where to go, and we drove straight to the place without any problems, believe it or not!  Our first clue should’ve been that the doctor’s office is located in “a bank building”…the second clue should’ve been when we opened the door to the doctor’s office to find that we were the only people there–thirty minutes before the scheduled appointment…the third clue should’ve been when Brandy barely had time to sit down before she was called back to the exam room…Are you beginning to “feel” it???

The entire appointment was a waste of time!  Apparently, this doctor hasn’t been practicing rheumatology for very long, and he’s still a “textbook” doctor…he hasn’t learned how to “think outside of the box”.  Nothing about my daughter is “textbook”, after all, she has a “medical mystery mom”!  This doctor went on to say that he thinks all of Brandy’s abnormal test results are stemming from something else other than  autoimmune disease, so he promptly did an exam, did a little more blood work, then took her money, and we were out the door–before it was even her scheduled appointment time!!!  Brandy and I were shocked and very disappointed, to say the least.  We were hoping for some different answers, and some relief!  We don’t buy his theory.  I don’t know what the next step is… we’re still trying to process yesterday’s experience!  One thing for sure, as much as I hate the two-three hour wait, and the ridiculous fees that he charges,  my own rheumatologist is looking better and better after yesterday!

At least the day wasn’t a total “wipeout”…After my daughter and I left the doctor’s office, we had almost an entire day ahead of us (since her appointment went so quickly)!  We spent most of it in Party City and Michaels…Preparations for Brad and Jennifer’s rehearsal dinner are driving me crazy!  I’m a little bit of a “crazy, planning, perfectionist fool” when I have to host a party or a meal.  Details drive me insane.  I’ve opted to do the rehearsal dinner myself in the interest of saving money.  After purchasing those fancy plastic plates, silverware,  cups, and napkins–I’m not so sure about saving money anymore…

Little by little, bit by bit, I am getting the details of the rehearsal dinner worked out.  I make a decision, then change my mind.  One minute I’m sure about something, the next minute I’m not…If I could clone myself for a week, it would solve a lot of my problems!   If all else fails, there’s always hotdogs and chips, right?

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  1. Sorry things didn’t turn out as you hoped yesterday. Hope your daughter gets some answers soon.

  2. Congratulations Vicky!!!

  3. Maybe y’all should try emailing Dr. Oz or The Doctors…I know it sounds funny, but dang if I wouldn’t do it!

    Our SIL’s mother did most of the rehearsal dinner herself–decorations, etc. and it was fabulous–sort of a simple, relaxed elegance…with not much emphasis on the elegance. We had a great time. So, don’t worry. All will be just fine- everyone will be in such a happy mood what ever you decide will be great and appreciated!

  4. I’m so sorry that your daughter’s appointment didn’t go as you had hoped. Don’t give up … my daughter wasn’t impressed with her first rheumatologist either; she went back to her primary care physician and asked for another referral. Perhaps your daughter’s PCP can issue another referral?

  5. Congratulations to Vicki!
    So sorry about the doctors appointment. Maybe, just maybe, he will find some answers in the blood work.
    Sounds like the rest of the day went well.

  6. Congratulations Vicki. 😀

    I am so sorry to hear about the kind of experience Brandy had at the doctor. Makes me mad. She’s such a sweet person. Hopefully you guys will figure out the next step and she’ll get some answers. You all remain in my prayers. 🙂

  7. I detest Doctors that make you wait for so long, like your time is not valuable. You just waltz in 2 hours late and see if they are happy to see you. My mother suffered greatly from Fibromyalgia and I was her transportation the last 2-3 years of her life. I cherish that time we had together. It always called for a lunch outing as well.

  8. Hi Kathy!
    I’m very excited to have won your giveaway. Thank you so much and “thank you” to your followers for all the congratulations they have posted.
    I am so sorry that you were unable to get more insight on your daughter’s illness. Hopefully soon you will get the answers you need to help her start feeling better. Sometimes the road seems so long, but keep pushing forward,you’ll find the right doctor.

    I didn’t get an email from you. The gmail has been acting up. Try this one


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