Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Strange Obsession

Do you have obsessions that sometimes weird you out? I do.

For example, I'm not much of an overachiever EXCEPT when it comes to illness or healing. When I had the surgery to deliver Isabella, I couldn't be more proud when I was told I was healed at two weeks and could do just about anything including sex (like THAT would happen) instead of at six weeks. Just knowing that I could made me gloat. Okay, looking back on it, I guess that was more of a torture to the hubby than an accomplishment.

When Bella and I had our tumble in the gravel, the ER doc said I'd be hurting for 5-7 days and to stay off my feet that long. I was back on my feet in TWO days and didn't need the crutches after day one. I was even going to see if the hospital would buy the crutches back!

Then, I had my wisdom teeth pulled. The dentist gave me his pager in case there were complications (pshaw!) over the weekend. All was going beautifully, heading towards my usual swift recovery when somebody...I won't name names, I'll just look up to the heavens...decided to teach me a lesson. It took nearly a month for one of the blasted holes to heal. Did I ever call the dentist? Heck no!

I've always been proud, sadly enough, that I had never been admitted to a hospital or had an IV of any kind prior to Isabella. Since my beautiful child came to existence, I've been to the ER three times, had IV's twice and prescribed Vicodin thrice. Is this how its going to be now? Well, if so, then my new obsession is to see how early in each year I can meet insurance deductible.


Michelle said...

That is a lofty goal! If you had the same insurance provider as us teachers... it would take longer to reach that goal!

Hopefully your insurance is good enough to keep up with your new habits!

Rick said...

I've got three pairs of crutches! Why won't the hospitals buy them, or take them back?

jes said...

Children. This is what they do to you. :)

i saw a sign recently that said: "Grandchildren are God's reward for not killing your children."

i know you're not to that stage in life yet, but i thought it was funny nonetheless.

Jennboree said...

Jes, I think my parents would probably agree with that statement.

Amanda Sue said...

i am due to have Dillon nine days after my insurance renews and i will meet the deductible with his birth, hopefully. still depressing since i have already met the deductible for this year.

unlike my freakishly healthy sister, i pride myself on various ailments that must be tended to by specialists of all descriptions.

Jennboree said...

Ew...that stinks. I thought I'd met the deductible with the ER-oh-so-fun visit, but looks like NOT.

Speaking of insurance and prolly worth a whole blog...mine doesn't cover ANY wellness...for mother or child. Is that not totally STUPID?

Okay, I vented.