That worked out!
Friday May 01st 2009, 5:26 pm
Filed under: Crohn's flare,Life

I was actually on the verge of deleting the draft I was writing yesterday, thinking who wants to read this stuff, when that phone rang.  It was so stunning to me that that nurse would call immediately after I’d finished the last sentence and that she would initiate it when I thought that was something I had to do, and I hadn’t, that I had to add in her call and put that post out there.

The upshot is, she found an infectious diseases specialist covered by my insurance, a woman who happens to have a particular interest in prosthetics.  There you go. I got the necessary referral arranged and Monday in I go. Perfect.

The samples arrived from the manufacturer this morning.  Not even afternoon delivery–they paid the extra for FedEx morning arrival.  Go Hollister. Go stoma nurses at Stanford. Wow.

I am feeling considerably more cheerful today about the whole thing, as one might imagine.

I’ve definitely got some thank-you knitting to get done.

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Glad that your spirits are up, Alison. Glad your appointment witn the specialist is Monday and I’m sure that will go well for you. I look forward to that post.

Comment by Joansie 05.01.09 @ 6:27 pm

Way to go world! Amazing how it can all just… is coalesce a good term for it?

Comment by Lene 05.01.09 @ 7:45 pm

About time things start going your way! Enough with all these problems! Go, girl!

And time for your medical dose of humor (These are pretty punny:

1.   A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at  him and says, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per passenger.”
2.   Two fish swim into a concrete wall. One turns to the other and says “Dam!”
3.    Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.
4.    Two hydrogen atoms meet. One says “I’ve lost my electron.” The other says “Are you sure?” The first replies “Yes, I’m positive.”
5.     Did you hear about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal? His goal: transcend dental medication.
6.     A group of chess enthusiasts checked into a hotel and were standing in the lobby discussing their recent tournament victories. After about an hour, the manager came out of the office and asked them to disperse. “But why?” they asked, as they moved off.  “Because,” he said, “I can’t stand chess-nuts boasting in an open foyer.”
7.     A woman has twins and gives them up for adoption. One of them goes to a family in Egypt and is named Ahmal. The other goes to a family in Spain; they name him Juan. Years later, Juan sends a picture of himself to his birth mother. Upon receiving the picture, she tells her husband that she wishes she also had a picture of Ahmal. Her husband responds, “They’re twins! If you’ve seen Juan, you’ve seen Ahmal.”
8.    These friars were behind on their belfry payments, so they opened up a small florist shop to raise funds. Since everyone liked to buy flowers from the men of God, a rival florist across town thought the competition was unfair. He asked the good fathers to close down, but they would not. He went back and begged the friars to close. They ignored him. So, the rival florist hired Hugh MacTaggart, the roughest and most vicious thug in town to “persuade” them to close. Hugh beat up the friars and trashed their store, saying he’d be back if they didn’t close up shop. Terrified, they did so — thereby proving that only Hugh can prevent florist friars.
9.   Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him… (Oh, man, this is so bad, it’s good)… A super callused fragile mystic hexed by halitosis.
10.  And finally, there was the person who sent ten different puns to friends, with the hope that at least one of the puns would make them laugh.  No pun in ten did.

Comment by Don Meyer 05.01.09 @ 9:15 pm

Monday won’t come soon enough.

Comment by Sonya 05.01.09 @ 9:59 pm

Good things for you! YAY!

Comment by LynnM 05.02.09 @ 12:51 am

You’ve just provided the answer to a nursing school test question.

Q: What is a nurse’s primary role?

A: Patient advocate.

Glad you have one!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 05.02.09 @ 12:56 am

Glad things worked out for you! Keep us posted.

Comment by Eileen 05.02.09 @ 5:18 am

But you know, I still find it a bit sad that people being kind and doing their jobs has to be celebrated, because it happens less often than it should…

Comment by Channon 05.02.09 @ 6:35 am

So glad! 🙂

Comment by Michelle 05.02.09 @ 6:50 am

Oh yay! 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 05.02.09 @ 6:59 am

I am so happy for you that someone took up the fight FOR you. Have a nice weekend!!!

Comment by karin 05.02.09 @ 7:13 am

couple of quick thoughts reading this – one is that we all care about you so of course we want to know what is going on even the cruddy stuff ..

and 2 — you do realize that something that you write here could come back to help someone in the future – or someone we know — so you are doing good as usual 🙂

Comment by rho 05.02.09 @ 11:15 am

I am so happy for you! Hopefully, things will just keep getting better from here. Our latest dealings with medical personnel have not been so fun, but such is life.

Comment by TripletMom 05.02.09 @ 6:00 pm

So good to know you’re getting the help you need. Knowing you, I wouldn’t be surprised if you helped your helper, too.

Hope it all goes as well as it possibly can.

Comment by RobinM 05.02.09 @ 6:19 pm

Hooray for people who care. It boggles my mind that there are people in the health care industry who can’t be bothered. I had on ehte other day. From a doctor’s office. I was flabbergasted at her attitude. Seriously bugged me.

Comment by Carol 05.03.09 @ 8:28 am

Wonderful! I do hope you see an end to the staph and problems with the allergic reaction soon. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 05.03.09 @ 2:31 pm

Keep it dry and airy. Staph hate that. Don’t know how to do that underneath the glue, though.

Don–those are so bad that they are excellent. Made *me* laugh so — nine puns in ten did!

Comment by Karen 05.06.09 @ 4:39 pm

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