Friday, March 14, 2008
in sickness and in health
I remember a few years ago when big daddy had a bad back and it was all he seemed to talk about.
At first I was sympathetic but after a while I guess you could say I was getting a bit sick of hearing about it.
Eventually it improved.
But now I kind of know how he felt.
Instead of me having a bad back I just don't feel like myself.
It's been since mid January and I'm really not bouncing back from being sick.
My ears still hurt and are plugged, I'm tired, have frequent headaches am nauseous and always seem to have the chills.
And no I'm not pregnant.
I have been trying to carry on and be productive and positive-hoping that having a good attitude will help excellerate getting healthy again.
But I feel like I have hit the wall.
It's wonderful that we have the health care system that we do here in Canada, but honestly not being able to get an appointment with a specialist until May is a bit ridiculous.
We have been tempted to drive across the border and just pay to have someone look at my ears.But instead I decided to get a bit more proactive and get on the phone and call every ENT in the Toronto area and beg and plead for an appointment.
As luck should have it I managed to get in to see someone next week because of a cancellation.
In the mean time I'm off to see my family doc again today hoping that she will be able to give me some answers.
And peace of mind.
The moral of this story is well two things...
the promise "in sickness and in health" is probably one of the most important part of the vows that you take when you get married.
It's one if those things that you say but really don't think about at the time.
But now it holds new meaning to me.
And I really appreciate big daddy's patience over the past few months.
The second is when it comes to getting in to see a doctor you really have to get a bit aggressive.
I'm hoping that next week this doctor tells me that everything is normal and just taking time to heal.
But if not, at least I will know sooner rather than later.
as in May.
Because hopefully by then I will be soaking up the spring sunshine and listening to the sweet sound of all the birds that have returned for the season.
And it won't sound like like are singing under water.