Things you have to do, but wished you didn't

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  1. OceanAnnie

    OceanAnnie <font color=maroon>I guess I have a thing against

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    I have a cracked molar that needs repair. Luckily it doesn't hurt, but it feels weird. A whole side is cracked and gone. I'm getting it fixed today. I'm sure I'm getting a crown. The thought of that, gives me the shivers. I do not want to spend my morning sitting in a dentist chair getting one of those. But I must. Darn.

    I do have one crown. When I got that one I spent forever in the dumb chair and when it was done, the dentist (different one) said, "Oh, I'm sorry. This one has a problem in the back. I have to redo it.". I excused myself to go to the restroom and I whispered some thoughts a few times and went back for another round of bad medicine. Hopefully this new dentist will be okay. He has been so far.

    Can you tell I have a dental phobia?

    AND, I'm getting in the que for an MRI. I have had one. Oh that was not fun. Not the worst thing in the world. But not wonderful either. Still, I must.

    What about you, do you have something looming that you don't want to do??
     
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  3. kimblebee

    kimblebee now my thoughts will be worth 5 cents

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    I have MS and every Friday night I inject myself with meds. It doesn't hurt, and it seems to be keeping me well, but doing it just reminds me that I have a disease that is eating away at my brain. It's dramatic I know, but that's what it boils down to.


    Pity party for one? Your table is ready LOL
     
  4. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

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    DH has an appointment with a rheumatologist on november 30th, and i'm dreading what he might tell us. DH is in a lot of pain, so i know it has to be done, and i want him to get better, if possible, i'm just terrified of what the dr. is going to say.
     
  5. OceanAnnie

    OceanAnnie <font color=maroon>I guess I have a thing against

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    Make that two. But I feel bad being at the table. I'm glad the medicine is working for you.

    I hope the doctor has the best case scenario to tell your DH. :hug: I'm sorry he is in pain.
     
  6. ditsypixie

    ditsypixie DIS Veteran

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    I have to visit the Gyno Oncologist every 4-5 months for that wonderful (NOT:rotfl:) test that all woman have to get. I had cervical cancer 4 years so I am still getting re-checked. Not fun but at least I am here;)

    I have to get MRI about once a year as well and the last time, I pictured myself walking around MK and Epcot, in great detail. I tried to imagine everything I would pass and see and smell:goodvibes and it really helped the time go by as I lay in the tube.

    Good luck at the dentist!
     
  7. OceanAnnie

    OceanAnnie <font color=maroon>I guess I have a thing against

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    I'm sure you are glad you are at the 4 year mark for being cancer free. Glad that is behind you. Hope it stays there.

    I had to find a happy place real quick when I was in that MRI. They didn't tell me how long it would be or give me any updates on how long I had been in or how much longer it would be. I was holding that dumb squeeze for emergency ball and the only thing that kept me from squeezing it was I was afraid I'd have to start all over.

    I felt like an old, I Love Lucy, show where she put in a sauna thing that wrapped around her neck and the workers left her there and didn't come back. I was saying, "Hello" a lot. No answer. Finally someone did answer me. I asked how long I had been in there and they said, "10 min.". I asked how much longer, and they said it was 20 min. total. I asked them to give me a count down now and then on the time. I cried in that dumb tube. Suspended looking down, naked, in a white nothingness watching tears and snot drip in their tube. Couldn't move. Then finally I pulled it together and started reliving vacations and happy times in my life. You are right about helping the time go by. That got me through. I had to dig deep and refocus. I did apologize for the mess in the tube when it was over. :upsidedow

    Thanks for the good wishes. I'm headed for the dentist soon.
     
  8. momof1princess

    momof1princess <font color=darkorchid>i feel like i'm going to ex

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    what an awful experience! :hug: good luck at the dentist! and thank you! :goodvibes:
     
  9. lovemygoofy

    lovemygoofy DIS Veteran

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    I have a list longer than my arm of things I have to do but don't want to do.

    1. I have to get an invasive ultrasound for my PCOS. It doesn't hurt but it is not comfortable especially all the water you have to drink while someone is pressing on you.

    2. I have to start a new PCOS medicine and not looking forward to this as I understand the first couple months aren't that fun with when taking.

    3. I have to send my husband away again AND tell his mother about it, as she is in bad health and we don't want to make it worse.

    4. I also have to get a MRI on my ankle. I had reconstructive ankle surgery 6 months ago and now get a MRI done every 3 months for the next two years to make sure blood flow is continuing to the ankle after all the repairs.

    5. This morning I'm going to have several tubes of blood drawn and I don't want to put it off and dread it all weekend.

    6. I have this weird birthday party/open house to attend this weekend. So not looking forward to this and cannot figure out what to bring.

    I have been feeling sorry for myself all morning. I need to get some cheese with this whine.
     
  10. leebee

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    I need to make 16 skirt overlays for tutus for my daughter's ballet company. It's not hard- really just cutting out the circles- but the fabric is wide but not wide enough, so cutting them out is going to be a series of fold, refold, reposition, etc. After they are cut out, they need to be trimmed with sequins and tacked to the tutus. I can do the handwork at home while watching TV at night. It's a tedious task. Certainly nothing in comparison to the medical/dental challenges some are facing, but it's a nagging little annoyance that is on a timeline, and I just don't wanna do it!!! I don't know why I volunteer... gotta learn to say NO sometimes!!
     
  11. dislal

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    Through circumstances beyond my control, my whole familywill be moving from this home (that we've lived in and loved for 18 years) to another place that we are gutting and remodeling, but I've been really depressed about it!:sad:
     
  12. HM

    HM My tag from the Tag Fairy is now too long to use.

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    Need to paint some walls, clean carpets, power wash exterior of house, replace toilet seats, etc. You know, all the things that add up to house upkeep? Ugh.

    Best wishes to all of you with medical woes.
     
  13. Amy

    Amy MamaGrumpy

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    Can I join the pity party?

    Moved my dad into an assisted living facility back in June, so now DH and I are getting his house ready to sell. He lived there for 60 years, didn't do ANY maintenance the last 20-25 years. I only have one sibling, a brother who lives 300 miles away, so all of this is falling on me. (NOTE: my DH is an angel - he is doing WAY more than he should for a man he's never liked. I am really blessed to be married to him!:littleangel:)

    EVERY weekend since June, we've been working at my dad's house (which is a 1/2 hour drive each way from our house). I can understand the normal stuff to get a house ready to sell - clean out 60 years of junk, paint, new curtains, etc. But we've been stuck with major repairs that my dad should have done. Like new windows - he had duct tape on his windows because he felt a draft and for some reason never thought that replacing 30-year-old windows was the right thing to do. Re-pointing all the brick. Replacing the kitchen floor. Scraping and repainting the cast iron railings on the porch. And now we're dealing with water-proofing the basement, which means getting a company to come in and drill all along the foundation walls (on the inside) and install a drainage system and sump pump, including removing and replacing the stairs from the main level to the basement because they go along an outside wall. When it rains, you can see small rivers of water in the garage and hear it gurgle going down the garage drain, but he never thought to get it fixed. Can't sell a house with water and mold issues in the basement! And the hot water tank sprouted a leak this past weekend, plus the drain in the powder room sink.........

    Saddest part is that he had the money in the bank to pay for all these repairs that should have been done years ago. But because he didn't, we have to try to do as much of the work ourselves to preserve his money to pay for the assisted living place - he's ornery and relatively healthy enough to live for another 20 years.

    In the meantime, I can barely keep up with normal weekly cleaning at OUR house, not to mention gardening or the small home improvements that need done.
     
  14. StephMK

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    I'm sorry for everyone having to deal with issues. :grouphug:

    Yesterday, I made an appt for a follow up mammo. It was an ordeal just making the appt and I almost hung up a few times. I was transferred several times then they tried to tell me I didn't need it. Finally found someone who read my file and saw the info.

    My first mammo in April led to a 2nd then a biopsy (that was thankfully ok) but I'm really, really dreading this. The appt is Friday and the radiologist will be able to check it while I'm there.
     
  15. StephMK

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    I'm mildly claustrophobic & that would freak me out! You'd think they would have provisions for letting someone know or ways to keep you calm. Is there music?
     
  16. MIGrandma

    MIGrandma Lives in the middle-of-the-mitten.

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    I have to have my Coumadin level checked almost weekly (since February). I wish I didn't have to, but I do. Will probably be on Coumadin for the rest of my life, as I've had two blood clots (leg and arm). I talked to them a bit last time about not coming in weekly over the winter, and they mentioned home testing so I have started looking into that. It would be so much easier!

    I need to go to the dentist but just keep putting it off. I would rather go through natural childbirth again vs. sitting in the dentist's chair. :(
     
  17. lovin'fl

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    Leave the house...ever. Kind of kidding!

    1-I have to go to court in Nov for a car accident I had.
    2-I have to go to a home school meeting (DS is being homeschooled for this semester...long story)
    3-Take my girls to get spacers and then a week later for braces (ortho is 50 minutes away when there's no traffic...he's my uncle)
    4-Thanksgiving (either I cook for my family or we go to SIL's who will be hosting DH's family and her inlaws as well...neither choice sounds good to me).
    5- Shop for Christmas.
    6- Remind my brother that he hasn't paid me last month's payment for our van that he bought from us.
    7- Run a bingo fundraiser for my DDs' softball team.

    This has been the year of doing things that I didn't want to do...I will def be celebrating New Year's this year.
     
  18. apirateslifeforme

    apirateslifeforme <font color=coral>The Next Mrs. Simon LeBon<br><fo

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    IVF. I've had a lousy year (with the exception of my wedding, of course)...bleeding for six months straight, taking meds that don't stop the issue but give me every single "call your doctor immediately" side effect, a laparoscopy and a hysteroscopy to remove the endometriosis and fibroids and being told that everything will be great afterward, only to be told nope, now you have "complex endometrial hyperplasia with atypia," going back on the meds and scheduling a D&C, but being told that everything will be great afterward, there's no reason we can't have a baby after that...then having the D&C and feeling better than I have in a LONG time, only to be told that I still can't have a baby, "You only think you're ovulating" (um, dear doctor, may I remind you that I've had these symptoms one day per month for 27 YEARS and you AGREED that was what it was and you said it was great) and going back on the awful meds and having to go to a seminar about IVF or the doctor won't see us...not to mention that in order to do IVF, I'll have to either take more meds (I am very sensitive to prescription medication, I've discovered) or get injections, plus I am terrified of having multiple babies...

    That's my big worry. My smaller one is that I recently got a questionnaire from the federal district court from the state where I used to live, trying to determine if I'm qualified to be called for a federal grand jury. I moved from that state over a year ago, so hopefully that will disqualify me; if not, perhaps my current medical problems and agoraphobia will.
     
  19. 4nana

    4nana God Bless America, Land of the Free, Because of th

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    :grouphug: big hugs, prayers, postive thoughts, to all throughout your health issues and ups and downs ~

    Last week we traveled to NC to help DD who had her 2nd ACL replacement in same knee within 18 mos. Dr said ACL had shreaded, this one looked great, and surgery was successful :thumbsup2. Thankfully she kept her exercises up and PTherapist says she is ahead of schedule motion wise and walking. Praise God!

    Several things I'm not looking forward to this week ~ but it is what it is, could always be worse, and I have my big girl panties on. :teeth:

    DH & I are taking my dear Mom to meet with her liver specalist today. She's 83yo and for 15yrs has suffered with PBC (Primary biliary cirrhosis) an autoimmune disease of the liver. Drs have kept it at bay, but her enzymes have increased, while platelets have dropped drastically, so we're hoping and praying for a miracle. :littleangel:

    Tomorrow is a re-ck on my tooth absess that's I've been on antibotic for and DH is getting a crown ~ I think he has one more and they will have crowned everything in his mouth. ;)

    Thursday DH begins another series of Orthovisc shots that really seem to help his osteo knees. :goodvibes
     
  20. Pakey

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    I hate everything I have to do that's related to my cancer. There's a lot but the thing I hate the most is having to wear a compression sleeve any time I fly or go above a 4000 ft elevation. It's a trivial thing in the grand scheme of things for me but it's the one I hate the most.

    I also hate making my dogs food. I don't cook for myself so it seems ridiculous that I have to cook for them. :sick: My husband helps but it's still a lot of work.
     
  21. AndreaDM

    AndreaDM <font color=red>Yeah...we mainly colored that day<

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    I have to have a meeting later this month with a total WITCH from a state agency. She is the most condescending person I have ever met and since I started this job over 6 years ago she's had it in for me. It is going to take every ounce of restraint not to punch her in the face. I would rather have a root canal while getting an MRI and a colonoscopy at the same time than have to meet with her.
     

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