“Mom, there are shots being fired outside my window and a swat team is outside.”
That is not something any Mother wants to hear after her son moves hundreds of miles away on a Tuesday night while she’s folding laundry watching New Girl! Fortunately, the police were able to arrest the man after he fired shots at them when they tried to serve him with an arrest warrant but it was a scary situation. The kid insists his neighborhood is quite safe and he will not even consider moving until he has saved enough to buy his own home. Who raised this independent determined creature anyway?
Hurricane Matthew appeared on the scene recently and while he is small, he is also fierce. He did not appear to be a threat to the West Coast of Florida although I was quite concerned about friends and family on the other coast. And then this morning MacGyver and I were watching the news and we remembered this little cabin we own….
We’re crossing our fingers but that’s about all we can do.
I called my doctor last week to ask for the screening test for Celiac Disease. Her assistant called me back and said that the doctor said it wasn’t a conclusive test and therefore she didn’t want to put me through any more testing. Awe, Bless her heart. *Sarcasm people
So I asked her if maybe it would be better to be pre-screened before going to the gastroenterologist to speed up the process since I’ve only been waiting to see a legit gastro for like 6 months now and she said no because the blood test is not really accurate. I fired her but I’m gonna wait and tell her in her Christmas Card.
Then I ordered the damn test myself.
I went for the test on Monday. I paid for it myself and it cost a whopping 68 bucks. As the lab tech drew the blood I was asking general questions about the test and he told me he had celiac disease so we were chatting and then just as he finished he said have you taken any recent medications and I told him that I was taking thyroid medication and Topamax and that I had just finished a round of prednisone and he said ‘Oh no, this test is not going to be accurate.’
And then he explained to me why and that I may have to wait a while and have it again or have the biopsy while still eating gluten. Shit.
Tuesday at 11:52 my doctors office called me. They wanted to let me know that the gastroenterologist that they had referred me to in Venice no longer accepts my insurance and that I need to find a new one and then I can call them and they’ll call in a referral for me.
I know it’s Wednesday and all but WTF? These people are killing me.
I wanna be that monkey.