i really feel like going to the doctor is a huge practical joke at the expense of the patient. i went today & had 2 hours of waiting in order to see a doctor for about 10 minutes in which he said “i just don’t know what to tell you”. so here is what i accomplished today, along with reading my new issue of Runners World cover to cover…..
Well I finally broke down and am sitting in yet another doctor’s office. My legs swelled so bad last night that they were pulsating. Its hard to even cross my legs. My legs don’t even feel like they belong on my body. I dread it so much. I dread the weigh-in, but most of all I dread having to tell the same story to someone else. It is like a story, one that is well rehearsed. I know my part, it never changes & yet there seems to be no solution. I feel like I do nothing but complain.
Enough of that. Let’s focus on the good things. This morning at 3:45 as I was getting breakfast fixed and lunch packed for my husband, I opened the door to tell the dogs good morning and a bat came flying out of no where. It came about 5 inches from my hair & God knows if it gets in that curly mess, it will never escape! I screamed and did some sort of dance that I have since nicknamed “the bat-s— crazy dance.” My husband got a good laugh at just hearing the stomps and squeals coming from the front room of the house.
After that, I decided to go for another treadmill run and about half a mile in I was smiling. Like seriously goofy grinning. That lasted a bit & then I saw this huge red wasp flying straight for me. I nearly fell of the treadmill trying to swat it while bobbing and weaving. I thought of my friend Michelle who does what she is supposed to & actually attaches the kill switch to her clothes when on the treadmill. That probably would have been a lot safer! It finally left me alone after 2 episodes of attack. (I got in 4 wasp free miles yesterday & only 3 miles today.)
Now why are those the “good things” you ask? Because in a split second I can do the bat-s–t crazy dance, I can get away from wasps, I can maneuver, I can RUN! It has been a great day overall. The rest of the crew here in the waiting room is probably wondering why I am sitting here grinning and typing on the laptop, but I don’t care, I have done much weirder stuff. To say the least! If you can’t laugh at yourself, laugh along with those who are laughing at you. So no matter what you are doing, or facing try to see the good things, even if they do involve bats & wasps. btw, i hate bats, they freak me out.