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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just Sayin'

Is anyone as concerned as I am about the fact that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have a clothing collection at Kohl's? Isn't that awkward? What do divorce lawyers do about that?

Just wondering.

So I went to the Doctor this appointment was at 7am. No problem I get up early, and besides I weigh less at 7am than any other time of the day. Don't laugh, you know you hate to get weighed too. Anyway, I check in at 7am.....the woman at the computer wasn't all the way checked in, but there I was, ready to get checked in and weighed...... right on time by the way.....please know there is not ANOTHER person in the waiting room. Obviously it hasn't gotten out that 7am is the finest time of the day to be weighed. Anyway, twenty minutes later the nurse came to get me from the waiting room where I was waiting....all alone.

I got was awful.

Then off to the examining room, where I waited for another 40 minutes. I was deep into meditation at this point because I didn't want my blood pressure to go up.....deep meditation for 40 minutes. Total time waiting....60 minutes. Not to worry, I am kind of a zen patient. No problem....didn't even notice that I waited for 60 MINUTES when no one else was there. I left the doctors office with a fist full of orders for tests. A colonoscopy, a mamogram, a visit to a nutritionist, eat less salt, a flu shot and of course, take a multivitamin.

Couldn't love life more.

But here's the deal.....if I was way younger, which is what I used to be, I would leave it there. Kind of cranky about waiting so long. But you know what? I may have waited 60 MINUTES for the doctor when not another person in the world was there, but all I left with from the doctors office was normal stuff. And I am older now so I know that there is always a chance you can leave a doctor's office with really bad news.

And I didn't.

So even though I had to get weighed, and explain one more time that I DON'T have a family history. Not a family history of heart disease or diabetes or colon cancer ......I don't have a history.....period. So give me the freakin' test....give me every test you have. I will happily take the tests because right now I think all of those tests are going to come back just fine.....and I am grateful for that.

Speaking of being little boy plays football for Southern Utah University (go T-Birds!) His team traveled to Las Vegas last Saturday to play UNLV.....and they kicked their butts! No one, and I mean no one, thought they would win. It was a beautiful thing.....the best part was after the game all the fans went over to where the buses were and just hung out for over an hour. UNLV's fans left during the middle of the third quarter so we had plenty of room. We just smiled at each other, a little goofy. The coaches were so happy. Not "I just won the lottery" happy, but "I studied so hard and made a 32 on my ACT" happy. It was the best win of their program, ever. The thing is these guys know they weren't the first choice of division 1 schools. There are lots of players from Las Vegas on SUU's team that UNLV didn't recruit. Not good enough. Looked right past them. That rejection stings.....which made victory all that much sweeter.

Sometimes being told you aren't good enough is just what you need.

So get out the butt-kickin' machine Taluleh, and get it done!!


  1. I hear you on the doc appt thing. I had to go see my rheumatologist on Tuesday after a 2 year absence. By way of punishment they made me come in at 7:30am. He is 40 minutes from my house. He made sure he commented on the fact that I've gained weight. But then he told me about the 9 back surgeries he'd had in my 2 year absence and that his wife had cheated on him during that time, and now they were divorced and he was engaged to an old girlfriend. Even showed me her picture on his iPad. Suddenly my life made sense, and I was glad I was me. He's a brilliant doc but he's a nutter.
    My oldest son played football. Not big enough to play for the big schools so I know how sweet your son's victory must have felt. Good for him! Heart is a lot more important in life than almost anything. I've missed you - how've you been?

  2. I used to have to wait like that when I went to a doc. in SLC...I would nap! My new doc in St. George was awesome though, made it a good thing. Yay for SUU, my last two daughters graduated from there, great school! ;D

  3. I can't even believe you mentioned the KOHL'S thing! I was in KOHL'S a few hours ago and thought the exact same thing!

  4. Well actually I dont think of them Much at all but even I noticed that. Their collections have to maintain a 50 ft distance and you cant buy some of both on the same trip.

    An hour wait for the first patient is wrong. It's like saying, "
    Your money is valuable to us your time is not".

    Congrats to SUU and your son on that sweet win.

  5. Donna, I can never tell you enough how much I enjoy your writing. Reading your post, I can almost feel like I was there myself.

    I, even at this advanced stage in my life, still get impatient. Ergo, the knitting that accompanies me everytime I have an appointment I think will have me 'waiting.' I'm just NOT a good waiter. But, having that knitting to keep me occupied transforms my idea about the whole thing. I am most grateful to have my crutch to get through those times. LOL!

    MOST grateful you had good results! Yea. And, I'm with you on the 7AM weigh-in!!

    Love the story of your son's team. Perfect life lesson. hugs and blessngs ~ tanna

  6. I hate to go to the doc and am always relieved when I make it out of there alive and with good prospects for staying that way...

    Congrats to the football team!


  7. Yes, you are one of the lucky ones! I often think of those who get a horrible their whole entire life changes in one conversation with the Dr.

    Keep writing!! Love it.

  8. I used to turn around backwards on the scale and threaten the nurse if she said my weight out loud, or laid the form where she wrote my weight any place where I could see it. Then I lost 65 pounds on Weight Watchers, and it's not so bad to look any more. Congratulations on that sweet, sweet victory! Cherry Kay