So, I went to my primary care doctor on Wednesday ($40 upfront).
The good news is: I DO NOT have degenerative rheumatoid arthritis (RA). shakes her big booty
The bad news is: I DO have degenerative osteo arthritis (OA). again shakes her big booty; I am still a degenerate! oh happy day!
The RA diagnosis came from someone at the imaging center. The primary care doctor said wrong! diagnosis!, but the methods for dealing with OA are the same as for RA.
The x-rays cost me $53; they were not free; I just received a bill in yesterday's mail. Bummer! Oh well, better to pay $53 than $500 (the actual cost billed to my insurance company).
Next step: a return visit to the primary care doctor ($40 upfront) to discuss nutrition, exercise, vitamins on 8/24.
More good news: I don't need to see a specialist, or take strong drugs. I can take an 800 mg ibuprofen if/when I need to, but I have not had pain for over 3 weeks now. And I did some kickass leg exercises last night at the gym; lifting between 30-70 pounds on various machines.
Now for the just plain ugly.
Ann Romney says that she and Mittens "have nothing to hide" when it comes to their paying their fair share of taxes. Oh yeah? Well, put up or shut up, bitch; if you have nothing to hide, release your tax returns! Obama is ready to release his; whatsa matter, Mittens? Caught in another lie? OH SNAP!
Mittens AND Obama - I would like to see you two talk about something other than Mittens' dog or Obama's birthplace. How about THE ECONOMY? It still sucks; I can tell by the orders that come into our company (80% foreign, 20% US).
Thanks, PA State Legislature, for telling 1M of my fellow citizens that they cannot exercise their right to vote in November unless they show an approved photo ID. I am personally going to refuse to show mine; I have been going to the same polling place for 12 years. FUCK YOU X INFINITY, you sanctimonious assholes!
To the people who look down on me cause I have never had a child/been pregnant: guess what - parenting IS NOT for everybody! And is that your little bratley running around screaming like someone is waterboarding him cause he didn't get a cookie/cereal/toy/ice cream/whatever? Uh, yeah, no thanks; my life is 100 times better than yours. You ain't gonna get any sympathy from me when your pwecious schnowflayke throws a temper tantrum in the grocery store; I WILL give you a big old stinkeye though, and recommend some duct tape and a ball gag and a leash.
Someone wrote these words last evening on my knitting social website: "Bigotry wrapped in prayer and the flag is still bigotry." RIGHT ON, bro!
Can we PLEASE dispense with the religious angle on anything and everything? It disenfranchises me.
Hope all my boyfriends have a great weekend! Don't do anything I wouldn't do! ::shifty eyes::