Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Allergy Woes

Yep. That's pretty much what I look like today. Have no idea what I have. I think it's mostly allergies, but an allergy flare up can make you pretty miserable.

For some reason, it's always worse at night. Haven't quite figured out why that would be. Now what do most people do at night? That's right! They SLEEP! Not, however, if they are coughing up a lung or two. Sigh. By the time the body settles down so I can sleep, it's time to get up.

So the best thing would be to go to the doctor, right? Except for the second time in a year, my doctor has moved on. In her new practice she's no longer on our insurance. The doctors left in the old practice are not on our insurance. So... we have to pick a new doctor who is on our insurance. We've been informed that this will take anywhere from two to four weeks. Good thing I'm not deathly ill at this point.

It used to be that you could go to an emergency room/clinic if you had a dire need for a doctor in between shifting to a new primary care physician. I don't know. Maybe you can. But our insurance doesn't pay for that kind of visit at the emergency room. And frankly, after seeing the ER when my granddaughter was there...I'd have to be pretty darn sick to go that route. Not to mention--if I don't already have the Swine Flu, that would be a great place to contract it.

I share my general miserableness with you, because that's what friends are for, after all. Then if I get snippy or something out of character, y'all will know it's just because my eyes are watering, my nose is running and I can't breathe. Anyone would understand, right? Right?

In case you would like to spend more time with me, I'll be at a chat tonight at TwoLips. (9:00-11:00 EST!) Drop by and visit with us. We'll be sharing excerpts from our new anthology, Carnal Reunions.

Until then... blessings on your day.



  1. Hope you feel better soon, Anny!

    I'll be dropping by to support you lovely ladies tonight.

  2. I'm working at home for another day because of coughing/hacking/sneezing & general ickiness. I work in a cube environment and those little germs just float all over the place.

    I haven't checked with a doctor yet although my throat is pretty raw & I may need to be checked for strep. The clinic where I go is good, so I can drop in at any time & get tested. If I call for a dr. appt. today I'll get in to see someone later today or tomorrow. Seriously. They're great.

    Hang in there. Invest in Kimberly Clark stock. Drink hot tea. Add a tot of Beam's Best to the tea and life ain't so bad 8)

  3. Uggh. Yet more proof that our health care system is, to put it politely, fooked. I feel for you though--have a migraine the size of Montana this morning.

  4. Feel better soon! Lots of hot liquids:)

  5. I'm doing the sneezing, sniffling, coughing too this week. Nope, no way would I ever go to the ER either. My insurance pays only if I'm admitted from there.

  6. Hope you feel better soon. I know the little clinics in some of the drug stores are actually okay for little things. I finally gave in and went to one and had a good experience.

    We're having the same problem with our doc. Their practice is dropping our insurance and she's "retiring" to become a stay at home mom. So we have to pick a new primary care doc and have no idea where to even start.