I called the gastroenterologist's office this morning and confirmed my appointment. They had been the ones to call me, earlier, to say that my insurance had been inactivated and they couldn't get authorization. The insurance sent me a letter of authorization in the mail, last week, but the doctor's office phone line was busy each time I tried to call. This morning, however, I was able to get through and confirm the appointment that was scheduled for noon, today.
Then, I called my primary care doctor's office regarding one of my other prescriptions. I noticed, last night, that I was out of refills and I had forgotten to mention it to her when I went on Friday. I tried calling the pharmacy to check if they had received a new prescription authorization, but it was closed by then. Doctor wasn't in today, but the office took a message. I called the pharmacy, after that, just to double check if they had received the authorization - well, yes, they had received it, but they need to special order the medication. They will do that, today. I really don't know why they sit on these things, at times, but, I am partially to blame for not realizing that I was out of refills, earlier.
Dancer greeted me with a meow this morning when I woke up! Oh, I was so happy! He even allowed me to pick him up and hug him! Just for a minute, you understand, because it is really beneath his dignity to be picked up and hugged by Mummy (only Little Bless is allowed to do that with impunity), and he declined the spoon of canned tuna I offered him, but he curled up on the piano stool, next to me, for awhile as I responded to blog comments, etc.
Then, it was time to get ready to go to the doctor's. Cousin P called as I was about to leave, so I told her I'll call her back, later. I left home in good time, anticipating a clogged freeway due to the rain, but was pleasantly surprised to find the traffic flowing smoothly until it got closer to downtown. But, I didn't need to go all the way to downtown for today's appointment, so I was early to the appointment. Which gave me a little time to sit in the waiting area and read my prayer book.
I was called in at noon, weighed, blood pressure checked, etc. My pressure was "good" - low enough not to require this morning's medication, but not so low as to cause concern. Maybe all my prayers for good health are taking effect?
This was a follow-up appointment with the doctor who performed the colonoscopy in August. He had asked me to stop taking the iron supplements for 1 month prior to this visit as he wanted to check my blood iron levels. If they are OK, then, that is good news; if they are not OK, then, they might have to do further tests, which involves swallowing something with a camera at the end of it, to check my small intestines! He described it as being a "pain in the a--" (his words, not mine). Oh, lovely! Let's just hope that I have good iron levels! Sigh.
They did the blood tests before I left the clinic; I am to go back in two weeks' to find out the results.
It was still raining when I drove home and, this time, the roads were clogged and some of the intersections were flooded!
I came home and had lunch. Then, replied to concerned texts from my daughter and cousin N (she and her mother, Aunt C, had both called and left messages at home, as well).
There was also a text from the pharmacy saying my prescription was ready! It was the one I had inquired about, this morning. So, I went to the pharmacy to pick up my prescription.
But, I didn't go to the grocery store. I just wanted to come home and not be out driving in the rain. I might grocery shop, tomorrow afternoon, if it isn't raining too hard (according to the forecast, we are supposed to have rain, all week!)
After I came home, I did the dishes, cleaned out the fridge, cleaned Dancer's litter box, and took the big trash cans to the curb for pick up, tomorrow morning. By then, the rain had become more of a drizzle.
When I was in the kitchen, putting away dishes, Dancer meowed at me! I interpreted it to mean that he was asking for tuna! So, I opened a new can of tuna and gave him a spoonful on his newly washed china plate and...he ate it all! I gave him a second spoonful, as well, and he ate that, too! Well, now! That's more like our Dancer!
|Recovering on the Sofa!
Today, I am grateful for:
- All the rain we are getting
- Safe driving in the rain
- A good visit with the doctor
- The pharmacy had my prescription ready for pick up today, itself
- Good blood pressure readings
Monday's To Do List:
- Call the doctor's office to confirm appointment - DONE
- Call the primary care doctor's office re. prescription refill - DONE
- Call the pharmacy re. prescription refill - DONE
- Go to the appointment - DONE
- Grocery shop for fresh produce
- Clean out the fridge - DONE
- Take the trash cans to the curb - DONE
- Do the dishes - DONE
Tuesday's To Do List:
- Grocery shop (if not raining!)
- Do a load of laundry
- Put away the Christmas decorations! (Yes, the tree is still up!)
- Do some housework
How was your Monday? Did you have a good start to your week? What are your plans for Tuesday?