Sunday, May 24, 2009

Have I Mentioned that Healthcare Sucks?

You know it stinks when you get older (as I seem to be doing against my own will), you just go to the doctor more. Now, if you have a fantastic doctor, that's not a biggie. Let me explain why I hate going to the doctor:

First and foremost, my doctor's waiting room is huge and makes me feel like I am in the middle of a very overpopulated country. (Most seats are taken)

There are a "team" of receptionists to check in patients, collect co-pays and direct traffic.

The doctors are ALWAYS late. So, hopefully you haven't scheduled anything after your appointment or you will be late (or miss it altogether).

Once your name is called, you feel like a steer that is being corralled into a pen by a very cranky nurse with a clipboard.

Terrorists could attack at this moment or Armeggedon could be in process, it doesn't matter. You have to get weighed. (which they loudly announce the results to themselves as they scribble on their clipboard).

A nurse will usher you into an examination room and throw a gown with a million ties, snaps and other shit that you can't figure out and just wrap it around you the best you can.

The nurse sits at the computer and types in your complaints, asks what meds you are on and tells you that the doctor will be in to see you in a second.

You wait

You wait

You wait

Finally, doctor comes in, asks you the same things the nurse did and keys them into the computer. They poke, prod, respond to "uh-huh" to your comments and conversation and begin scribbling prescriptions. They say they will be right back....and

You wait

You wait

You wait

You get dressed and ask the nurse running from room to room, "The doctor said she was coming back...where is she?"

"She is seeing another patient. What do you want?" she asks impatiently.

"Uh, to ask some questions..." the nurse looks extremely aggitated and responds, "You will have to wait 4 hours to speak with her personally, that is her last appointment for the day."

I look at her and think to myself, Yeah, right...I'm going to wait 4 more hours to ask a question that she should have addressed during my appointment. NOT

I decide to forego the marathon doctor's appointment and offer my usual catch phrase after a doctor's appointment, screw it.

I make my way to the entrance of the hospital and look for the valet (i told you it was like being in an overpopulated country) to give my receipt to get my car. They left for the day and I have to walk to the other side of the hospital (world) to get my keys and fetch my car myself.

I get home and time I'll wait until I feel good before I go to the doctor.

More Musings Later-

Jessica Osmond

Don't know if you heard, read etc, about Jessica Osmond, but Marie's eldest daughter is gay.

All I can say is God love her. Most of us in this world are not famous. When we have family issues, personal issues, lovelife issues etc., we don't have The Enquirer or some other gossip rag camping out in our front yard just waiting for the moment to snap your picture to capture your vulnerability, pain and oh yeah, the big bucks they will make off the photo.

As I read through a couple of articles online, I saw the headline, "Jessica Osmond looks like a truck driving, paunchy Betty Suarez! (Ugly Betty). Yowza....that has got to sting. I can't imagine when I was going through my metamorphisis to have all of my angst and pain splattered all over the press for people to devour.

Even now, so many years after the fact, I am still consumed with guilt and other personal feelings that remain prisoner in my psyche. I deal with it and do the best I can; all without a blinding spotlight following my every thought and or move.

Jessica has a famous mother. Her family are the most famous Mormons on the planet. Her family is extremely religious. Her family is extremely famous...have I mentioned that?

God bless.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I've Held My Tongue as Long as I Can!

Not to be literal, but you get the idea. Now, I never watch pagents or beauty queen shows but of course, Miss California's comments regarding Gay Marriage made their way via CNN and ABC news.

I watched as Perez Hilton asked if she was "for" or "against" gay marriage. Her response? She believes marriage is between a man and a woman. Sorry if I offended anyone here, you guys!

Offended? OFFENDED? I was speechless (which is rare). The fact that she is stating that roughly half the people in this world shouldn't have the same rights as others floored me. And, she wants to know if she has offended me. That's not even the tip of the iceberg, baby.

I feel that gay couples everywhere have been done an injustice and I can't believe in this day and age that we are STILL fighting for human rights. You will see all kinds of people going abroad to help other countries with human rights. Guess what? WE NEED HELP HERE IN AMERICA.

We have come so far since I've been alive. And, when I become an old woman, I will remember watching Barack Obama winning the presidential election and seeing the world witnessing it along with me via the internet and television feeds. I will remember that innocent people were sprayed with hoses and had the police dogs attack them for no other reason except their skin was a different color.

There are good, decent people that happen to be gay. Why should some people have the right to marry and not others? So many have made a downright mockery of marriage and yet, people applaud the on-going marriages as "the right thing to do in life." What about us?

"No government has the right to tell its citizens when or whom to love. The only queer people are those who don't love anybody. "
~Rita Mae Brown, speech, 28 August 1982

Sunday, May 03, 2009

How Come?

I have wondered about certain "rules" if you will, that we all "should" abide by. But, I've never understood why. So, I thought I would share my list of "How Come's?"


  • A handtowel in a bathroom is for looks only and shouldn't be used after washing your hands?

  • You shouldn't wear white shoes after Labor Day?

  • You shouldn't put a small fridge in the living room if you want to?

  • Women still have to wear bras?

  • We shouldn't wear pj's during the day?

  • Women eyeball what and how much other women are eating when they are out in public?

  • Women won't wear bathing suits cause they're "too fat", does that stop you from wearing clothes too?

  • Alot of lesbians are masculine looking?

  • Some people are against gay marriage?

  • People jump to conclusions?

  • Tele-evangelists are rich?

  • Most people don't want to think for themselves?

  • Toilet paper rolls should be put on the holder thingy?

  • When you go house hunting and see a home with lots of windows, you cringe at the thought of the time it will take to clean them?

  • Women wear low cut blouses and get mad when men stare at their chest?

  • If women wear low cut blouses, men don't wear low cut pants?

  • Women wear high heels when they are so uncomfortable?

  • God perfected life when he made animals? Do we deserve them?

  • The true concept of God is too enormous for humans to wrap their minds around

  • All the dishes in a dishwasher should be washed before they go through a cycle? Isn't that the point of having a dishwasher?

  • The Conservatives believe in the death penalty but are against abortion?

Just asking, that's all.
More Musings Later-