I guess I had a reprieve for a while from doctors visits, but now will be back at them for a while. I spent my morning poked, prodded, and drained yesterday and have new meds to try, and follow-up appointments on the calendar into the foreseeable future. My series of "unfortunate but unrelated" ailments have all decided to make an appearance. While stress decreases my ability to weather them, other than perhaps the arthritis flair up, my latest work stress doesn't seem to be the culprit. This time, something new showed up in a routine test, so part of the follow-up includes figuring out what can be ruled out, and what to monitor.
Yet life moves on, and I will need to do more work from home to stay on top of things for the short future. I'm not too pleased because the working from home every night was one if not the deciding factor to change jobs two years ago to begin with. It is a good thing that other than some car pooling for DD and a few items on the calendar, I can take home life in stride and not let my calendar be master over me. It was a little comical yesterday trying to manage my work phone calls and my cell phone calls of schedulers calling me back for dates and times of next appointment and tests. Each new referral source had the same series of questions to ask. I could have put myself on tape and hit play, Likewise for the work calls-same questions, same information, all trying to complete reports by the end of the week and missed details in the training webinars.
I'm looking forward to Saturday and the blogger conference. It is at the college campus I attended when I went back to school when my older kids were both in school full time, but still young, and before DD2 was born. I didn't have the traditional college experience there like the first round of college, but still it will be kind of interesting to see the changes made in recent years on campus. DH has some juggling of his own to figure out as it is homecoming weekend and DD2 has lots of plans, and I don't think I'll be back early enough Saturday to drive her. Last I heard Friday involves Halloween shopping, the football game, then sleeping at someones house, and Saturday is a pre-dance party, or just the party if they decide not to go to the Homecoming dance. Regardless, I plan to rest Saturday night and most of Sunday before a partial work day Monday and then two medical appointments. The rest of the week will be wait and see for what's next.
Icing on my yesterday-I wore pretty, but dumb shoes, and now have a blister on my right heel. It has been a week that serves as a reminder. I can try and architect my life on paper and the calendar all I want, but so much is left to the universe. What did John Lennon say? "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans.." Until next time, think good thoughts, have fun, eat treats, and have a good rest of week.