Friday, August 17, 2012

Good News, Bad News, and Just Plain Ugly

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::

15 comments:

  1. "I am still a degenerate!" me too...
    At least we're in good company!

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    1. bob of "I should be laughing" is also a degenerate; we could be the terrible trio!

      smooches!

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  2. Anne Marie, you go girl! Church and State should be separate, that's what it says in our constitution [Netherlands]. That's also why we don't have a two party system. On September 12 we can choose a new Senate, 26 parties are in the race.

    If I had the right to vote in the US it would go to Mr Obama, but before the next Senate elections his party should make a stand, so the don't get overruled [again] by those greedy, just thinking about the top $$$ people, who are bigots too.

    Those top $$$ were earned by the hard working, low paid lower and middle class.

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    1. "Those top $$$ were earned by the hard working, low paid lower and middle class." - you bet your sweet ass!

      believe me when I tell you I used to vote for the best candidate to do the job, no matter the party affiliation; these days, that's impossible. everyone's a liar. wish I could go back to the bill clinton era (minus that DADT and DOMA).

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  3. Well, A.M., your news at the top here looks like it's the lesser of two evils - so any 'celebrations' must necessarily be held in check. I don't suppose there's any chance that the second diagnosis may ALSO turn out to have been false, is there? Or would that be pushing your luck a bit TOO far? But it sounds like the pains are now controllable, at least. Maybe you should now invest in a trampoline - or get your old one out!

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    1. you are correct, dear; it's the lesser of 2 evils, but evil all the same. and no, I tend to believe the doctor on this one. "when in pain, keep moving" - that's what she said.

      and no, I don't have a trampoline, but I DO have a gym with marvy trainers who give a damn about me!

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  4. I do so love a good rant, and you give good rant!

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    1. thank you, darling. AND thank you for your comment on my spouse's blog; he loves to write about politics.

      "I do so love a good rant, and you give good rant!" - is that anything like giving good love, or good head?

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    2. Yes? Yes.

      I loved your husband's rant. It was fantastic!

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  5. You Go Girl!
    I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone who is worth less than $10,000,000.00 and makes less than $500,000 per year would even consider voting for this out of touch out of reach guy. Why are working class people not outraged he will not release the tax returns? Oh yeah ....he's white... sorry I totally forgot....

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    1. racism is as ugly as homophobia; and both are STILL alive and well in this country. :(

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  6. Women are always pressured into feeling guilt or less than good for not having children. I don't envy you that role. It must be a challenge to tell nosy inquirers to flake off or give them something flippant when they dare question.

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    1. nah, I always tell them the truth: I never wanted kids, and then I had my all my baby plumbing parts removed at age 35 due to cancer. there is no comeback from the questioner.

      the best thing is that more and more women are standing up and saying NO to having kids.

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  7. Great point about both Mitt and the President needing to get around to talking about some real issues. The mud-slinging. lowest-common-denomimnator communication strategy plays well to the true believers on both sides but the idea that these are the substative issues facing America is kind of insulting.

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    1. hello darling! what took you so long to join my boyfriend list?

      98% of the american people are as dumb as a box o rox; those of us with the ability to think for ourselves are shouting into the void of soundbites for idiots. I worry for our future.

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