Barter

You have to love the idea of barter, which is the system by which I may ultimately end up paying my cardiologist bills. Design a website and get your ticker serviced in return. Everyone wins, right? I love my cardiologist, and I also love his slightly salty account manager for suggesting something I’d actually proposed up front six months ago…

For those who care, my condition has, as of today, been deemed not life-threatening nor terribly debilitating, and I could continue along with my life pretty much just fine if I kept up with the medication and blood testing. But that’s obviously not the ideal ssituation, which is why I’m getting so frsutrated at the lack of response from my potential new (and somewhat pricey) insurance carrier…

But if any of you were worried I might keel over and die at any moment, you can probably stop now. If I do happen to keel over and die, it probably won’t be related to my current heart and thyroid problems. That’s not to say that all the nagging (if relatively mild) side effects of the drugs aren’t continuing to get on my nerves. And I sure would like a beer. I meant to mention that to the doctor today…

All the same, it beats continually sweating and panting and dealing with my body thinking it’s on speed all the time because my thyroid doesn’t know when to say “when”…

Strange day. I didn’t expect to be reading two different articles about road reflectors in two different newspapers on two different ends of the country all in the same day…

Nor did I expect the Symbionese Liberation Army to lead the 6:00 news tonight. Can we maybe expect the 10:00 news to be all about Squeaky Fromme? Or maybe some newspaper articles about the controversy surrounding “Roots”. Oh, wait

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