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Old 01-09-2013, 01:10 AM   #3491
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Imagine getting an Emergency Room bill and you've been billed for a pregnancy test...after they have taken a history and it's impossible for you to be pregnant, i.e., none of the equipment to get that way. "We always test a woman your age for pregnancy when they come in the ER." Even if it's documented that you've had the surgery so you can't be pregnant?!? Took me two years to fight that one.
Well, after my rant, I laughed at this one. I had my tubes tied at a young age (29). My husband and I just decided that. Every single time I went to a medical appointment after that, they tested me for pregnancy, even though I told them, no way. No symptoms. "But we have to, for a woman of your age." Look at my records. No way. That was OK when I wasn't paying the bill. Aggravating, but I could live with it. After my husband retired, I had this same problem. NOT PHYSICALLY POSSIBLE FOR ME TO BE PREGNANT. Can't happen. Yes, I've known women to have ectopic pregnancies after that, but not without symptoms of some sort.

One of the funnier moments was when I was in my early 30s and a doctor asked me if there was a reason I'd had my tubes tied. Huh? Didn't want to have children? He just laughed, and said, I need to re-phrase that; is there a medical reason for it, because in this state, it is illegal to do that unless there is a medical reason (I'd had it done in a different state). We just laughed and he thought more women should know their minds.

But I spent a decade paying for pregnancy tests knowing they'd be negative. Duh.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #3492
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When I get a migraine, one of my symptoms is getting the dry heaves until the headache breaks. Last year during one of my many visits to the ER, I had the dry heaves really bad. I told some young twit that I had been having the heaves off and on since morning. "Is there a chance you might be pregnant?" I demanded that they get this idiot away from me. If he can't tell just by looking at the wrinkles on my face that I am past the age of pregnancy, then he needs to go back to medical school. Had he looked at my record, he would have seen that I am in my 70's. I simply do not have any patience with stupidity.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #3493
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went to dr. today to have 24 hour ekg hooked up. i was about 15 min. early. however the patient before me was late. so i had to wait because she was tardy. grrrrrrrrr
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:32 PM   #3494
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went to dr. today to have 24 hour ekg hooked up. i was about 15 min. early. however the patient before me was late. so i had to wait because she was tardy. grrrrrrrrr
That's enough to make your blood boil. Inconsiderate people...
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:58 AM   #3495
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went to dr. today to have 24 hour ekg hooked up. i was about 15 min. early. however the patient before me was late. so i had to wait because she was tardy. grrrrrrrrr
That is so frustrating!
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #3496
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Tired, semi-sleep deprived, cold,
bored and I can't go to bed yet.
The tail end of work seriously irked me.
The stupidity of people
on the drive home seriously irked me
("let me pull out in front of you
on an icey road
and then just stop there."
"Hey, look at me. I'm racing
all the other cars in the snow
and ice
and I'm probably going to get someone killed.
Aren't I so cool.")
/growl
/bare teeth
/extend claws

I'm in a mood
where if you pointed your finger
in my face
I'd probably bite it,
and then when you pulled away in surprise
I'd yell at you for being stupid
enough
to point your finger in the face
of someone that is clearly in no mood
to be provoked.
And then I might just stomp on your foot
to punctuate my outburst.

It's a good thing
I don't have to go anywhere tonight
and that I can turn the ringer off
on mine and the hubby's phones.
It's a good thing
I can just curl up in a blanket
and glare at random objects
until bedtime.
It's a good thing
the cat knows
to just lay quietly at my feet and purr
and hubby knows
to just sit quietly next to me,
just close enough that I can feel him
there, but not quite touching.
If those two
keep going as they are,
I might just run out of things to vent
about.

It wasn't meant to be a poem. I wrote it out and as I was reading it to see if I missed punctuation or had obvious spelling errors and I could just see the line breaks, hear the rythm of it all. It was all sort of sing-songy in my head. I don't think I've ever accidentally written a poem before.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:17 PM   #3497
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(((Hugs))) PAG.

I hate that kind of drivers too.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:18 PM   #3498
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i don't think anyone is brave enough to question whether it was a poem or not, pag.
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:41 PM   #3499
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Hey, I am not arguing. It is a poem. And I have all my fingers curled inside my palm.

I too have no patience with stupidity. I would rather deal all day long with a mentally challenged person that someone who is just stupid by their own choice. The mentally challenged one has a reason for his condition.
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Hey, I am not arguing. It is a poem. And I have all my fingers curled inside my palm.

And I too have no patience with stupidity. I would rather deal all day long with a mentally challenged person that someone who is just stupid by their own choice. The mentally challenged one has a reason for his condition.
Oh my goodness so +1!
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