#117 I had to laugh at the bitch :)

Well the bone scan didn’t take as long as I thought that it would, it was only about twenty minutes long and the tech talked and joked with me the whole time, which made it seem more like ten minutes. I went in early in the morning to get the shot that I had to have for the scan, and when I signed in at the front desk the receptionist asked me if I had an appointment and I told her that my scan wasn’t for a few hours but that I was told to come in at 7:45 to have the nurse access my port for the shot. She looked at me like I was crazy and said that I must be wrong because they don’t even have a nurse on staff at that office. She was very rude and was actually going to send me away, telling me that I would have to make another appointment for another day. I insisted that she call her manager and tell her that I was there and find out just exactly what the hell was going on. I was a little bit angry by then because the receptionist had basically been dismissing what I was telling her(not that would ever let anyone get away with that). After a bit ‘gentle’ nudging on my part, she finally picked up the phone and called the office manager. I heard her say that there was a patient that was insisting that she was supposed to be here to have a nurse access her port to inject the dye for a bone scan, and that she had never even heard of them being able to access someones port. By the look on her face she must have been being told that there was a nurse practitioner coming to their office( she was in the back office waiting for me already) specifically to access my port for the injection. When she finally hung up the phone she said that I was in the right place and for me to go straight back. It seemed to me that she was actually very angry that she was wrong about it. I couldn’t help but laugh at her because she was obviously frustrated by the entire conversation. I probably should work on not laughing at people when they’re pissed off at me(I just couldn’t help myself), but maybe next time she’ll try not to be so bitchy to a patient. I went into the back office and was taken into a little room where I saw the same nurse practitioner I saw when I had the PET scan waiting there for me, and she was in a great mood. She did have a tech there to help her because everything has to be kept sterile so she needed an extra set of hands. She and I joked around a bit and I asked her if the imaging place did this for anyone else or just me, she said no, that so far I was the only one that was allowed to have the shot through my port, and that they called her into that office just to access my port, give me the shot and then remove the needle, put a little band-aid on me and she was done. After the NP had left, the tech told me that they’ve never had any patients where a doctor insisted on using a port because they aren’t supposed to use them at all when people are having chemo through it. The NP explained my situation to the tech and told her that I wasn’t having chemo so they were allowed to use it for injections. I don’t even have anywhere on my body that they could have put an IV in me anyway(because the chemo I had before wrecked all of my veins) so the port was really the only way to get the dye into my body. Other than the bitchy woman at the front desk I didn’t have any trouble at all, the tech even let me look at the scan when I was finished. And since I don’t know how to read a bone scan, the only comment I had on what I was seeing was that it made my ass look big. I didn’t like that part at all. I think it had something to do with the fact that my arms were at my side and it really only showed a shape of my body which made me look wider than I actually am. The bones are what stands out the most…I can say for certain that I do have a lovely skeleton. After we were done Rick and I left to go in search of a weed-eater so that we can we can do some much-needed work in the back yard(too much to be done by hand, and I know that because I tried), and we managed to find a used one for only $15, it was even full of the string and it works great. All in all it was a pretty good day. I have a lot of energy this morning so hopefully I’ll be able to work in the yard for a while. The front patio looks pretty good now that I trimmed the tree out there but I still have to wipe down the patio chairs and see if I can find a few of my plants that will grow well out there. If I can manage to find one or two small tables to set my plants on that would be a bonus. I have lots of energy today and I’m in a great mood too. No pain at all so far today.


4 thoughts on “#117 I had to laugh at the bitch :)

  1. Hey lady!!! I love your picture, you look great. The blog was awesome, what a bitch. Sometimes you do have to laugh – I’ve actually laughed at really inappropriate times because I think life is too short to brood or harbor bad, destructive feelings. People don’t understand! A few weeks ago, I was driving my daughter to school in our SUV. She sits in the front seat with me now (14) and wears a cute uniform and is just a doll and sweet in the morning. We’re having a great talk and I am driving through this crazy intersection, traffic is crawling, abiding by the laws when this idiot in an SUV almost T bones me. He runs a red light and stops about 1 inch from my door. He has on a business suit and is like 30 or something, clean cut, etc. All of a sudden, he flips us off, not with one hand, but both!!! He screwed up and almost killed me and he’s giving us the double bird!! I just started laughing hysterically and boy was he pissed at my reaction, I was happy when I could drive one before it got worse!! The old me, about 10 years ago, would’ve jumped out and confronted but now I figure why. What the hell. He obviously has problems and my life is great, so he’s not gonna drag me down!! LOL!!

    I hope you’re still feeling great and sleep like a baby tonight. OMG your post made me laugh about your observations of the bone scan pics and your amazing skeleton. Keep smiling, you’re awesome!! Love ya!!!

    • jenni,
      Thank you for the compliment on the picture…it was taken before I had all my hair cut off and now I wish I hadn’t done that, but at the time I thought that I was going to have chemo. I do like it short though because it’s so much easier to take care of. It never seems so surprise me that some people drive like there’s nobody else on the road. What an ass that guy was.I’m still feeling OK this morning. Hopefully that doesn’t change any time soon. It sounds to me like you’re in a pretty good mood too, did you push send yet on the book? πŸ™‚

  2. TGIF! I need to read your new post but I wanted to say yes, YAY! I hit “send” on the book today (well almost)! 103,000 words and 40 pictures, screen shots, etc. I am tweaking the final chapter and the glossary tonight. Then it will officially be in someone else’s lap! There is three months of editing ahead, so this should be interesting….! Glad you’re in my corner and can’t wait to send you a signed copy πŸ™‚

  3. Glad you didn’t let the bitch get to you πŸ˜‰
    Are there any plans of having your port removed, since you’re not doing chemo? Or do you just go in once a month to get it cleaned through? Just in case you need it?

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