Caution, there be whines ahead

by DaniGirl on April 15, 2009 · 3 comments

in Rants and rambles


Yep, that’s about all I’ve got to contribute today. Go about your business. Nothing to see here.

What, you’re still reading? Foolish you. Okay, then, if you’re willing to put up with it, I’m going to whine. Poor, poor me. Whimper.

I’ve been sick for days. Started, I dunno, back on Friday or Saturday maybe? Actually, it started three weeks ago after the March break with this damn cough that will not go away. Then on the weekend, a wicked raw sore throat that I was so sure was strep I headed to the walk-in clinic on Monday. I was taking Tylenol every four hours just to deal with it, despite the fact that once upon a time when I was delivering Simon, the anesthesiologist observed that I have a remarkably high tolerance for pain. For some dumbass reason, it takes 48 hours for them to finish the strep test, so I’m waiting for the lab results today. In the meanwhile, yesterday the cough came back worse than ever, and I woke up in the middle of the night with my eyes practically sealed shut with goop. Good times, I tell ya.

I have more stuff to whine about, if you’re still silly enough to be reading. As soon as I’m done here (hiding upstairs with the laptop while the nanny — also sick with a cold — takes care of Lucas) I have to call the tax department and argue with them for a while because they applied my 2008 payment to my 2009 payroll account and then assessed me interest and a penalty for not paying my bill. Fun. And then I have to call my HR rep and get them to uncancel my health insurance, which they canceled in error while I was on maternity leave. When I called them last week to have them fix it, they reinstated it the next day — effective April 2009 and not April 2008, thus causing my $700 benefit claim comprising all of last year to be rejected for a second time. Gah.

There is good news, though. My dad had his operation late last week (for a subdural hematoma they suspect came from a fall down the stairs back in November) and he came home from the hospital on Monday feeling better than he has in a year. Yay!

And the sun is shining. That’s always nice. And lookit here, I have a whole blog post written and I don’t have to worry about feeling like I’m neglecting you all any more. If anyone would care to stop by and do 17 loads of laundry and clean my floors, I’d be downright perky!

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1 Annika April 15, 2009 at 9:22 am

You are a riot, Dani! You call THAT whining? I’d say you are coping very well, all things considered. I also experienced the nasty health care mess-up after my first mat leave, and don’t even get me started on the tax situation! Feel better, and try to rest as much as possible (yes, I know you have three boys and a career and a house and, I think, even a dog…but we don’t want this turning into pneumonia!).

So happy to hear your Dad is on the mend.

2 Amber April 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Oh dear, taxes and health insurance and bureaucracy are the worst. My husband has his own business and at one point we got near weekly letters from the good old CRA. Not fun. I hope you get it all straightened out soon.

And I hope you feel better, soon, too. Being sick when you have little ones is no fun. You can’t even take the good drugs and knock yourself out for days.

3 meanie April 16, 2009 at 7:32 am

I stayed home yesterday as well, sniffling and feeling sorry for myself (and watched an entire season of Project Runway).
I blogged about strep throat a while back because my daughter had it and we didn’t get the results for 48 hours. People then wrote telling me that some clinics can do on the spot testing for it and get the antibiotics rolling immediately! Why don’t all clinics have this test?
Hope you are feeling better soon.

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