Last week

Last week was very stressful.   I told you about the incident with the nurse on Tuesday.  This continued on Friday when she told me that she wouldn’t fill out my work paperwork unless I scheduled my surgery for next week!  Otherwise she won’t fill out the paperwork until next week when the surgeon decides if he will keep me on the work restrictions the specialist gave me.  Flippin’ bitch.

Fortunately, I was able to work things out with my nurse case manager at work so that I have extra time on my paperwork due date.  She is just the sweetest, most supportive person, and I really like her.  I should probably email her boss and tell him what a great job she is doing.  It’s end of the year performance review time.  So I think I will put this on my todo list.

I am thinking about moving my surgery date.  If I can shuffle things in my schedule, then I can do it on the 3rd instead of the 10th.  It means that will be a stressful week of medical with my pdoc appointment (not bad) and worker’s comp appointment (bad) but it would give me less time to dread and be anxious about the surgery.  It also will mean that I would be in a bit better shape for our anniversary (12 years!) the following week and Thanksgiving.  So it would be more convenient in a lot of ways.

This is all so much stress.  I told my therapist on Tuesday that the Paxil was starting to help but it wasn’t helping me deal with the surgeon’s nurse.  Her response was, “Honey, there’s not enough Paxil in the world to fix mean people.”  She has a point there.  The Paxil side effects are getting better, but it’s still making me jittery during the day.  I can’t take it with Klonopin because then I get sleepy.  Sometimes I take a quarter Klonopin and it’s OK.  I have to talk to my pdoc about all these meds.

I’m out of stuff to talk about for now.  I still have some comments to put on your blogs, but please be patient with me.  Thanks. 🙂


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3 thoughts on “Last week

  1. Sorry to hear about all the stress you’re having. It’s too bad that there isn’t enough paxil in the world to deal with mean people, it would make life a lot easier.

  2. I’m sorry to hear about the high stress levels. I really know what you mean, as you can tell. But, I am very happy for you about your 12 year anniversary! Yay! And I love what your therapist said about the Paxil! It’s so true! There really isn’t enough medication in the world to deal with that kind of BS.

    I hope you can get all of this behind you very soon. Because that’s where it needs to be, in the past. Then, you can jump on your horse and ride away into the sunset!

  3. It’s been rough all around lately, I think. Try to focus on the positives, like your worker’s comp nurse. There will always be mean people in this world, unfortunately. No one can change that. What you can change is how you choose to deal with and react to them.

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