Tuesday, September 01, 2009


just what the doctor ordered

Sometimes the best medicine...is a new doctor!

In an ongoing struggle to conserve funds, I found it necessary to fire my primary care physician, because she wasn't willing to work with me on generic substitutions for certain long-term maintenance meds. Which is a pretty good indicator that she's in bed with the drug companies and doesn't give a rat's ass about her patients! However, this afternoon I had a new patient appointment with a doctor who will not only help lower my monthly prescriptions cost by one-third, but is also closer to my house than the previous one and is very thorough, having counseled me on health issues no doctor had ever discussed with me before. She also, unlike my last doctor, didn't waste time harping on me about exercise. At my age, and given certain health conditions, if I were able to change habits and routines, I certainly would. I appreciated this new doctor's approach, and she did what I hoped, which was "just work the problem". All in all, I left the medical office today feeling better than I have in the past two years about the kind of care I'm receiving.

With all the stress of the past few months, culminating in the crappiest August I've ever lived through, I knew I needed to find a new doctor, but for various reasons--and this is going to sound lame--I felt I had to make my own health a low priority. Folks, don't let this happen to you! It's the oxygen mask principle. If you suddenly lose cabin pressure, you can't help the person in the seat next to you if you don't put your own mask on first. If I allow myself to become a falling-apart mess, what chance do I have of taking care of the other stuff? And so, to my marital obligations, to my financial struggles and especially to my shaming, hypercritical mother, I have only four words to say.

"Screw you, I matter."


Da Contest

You guys are suggesting such wonderful, interesting and creative names for that yarn! I'm enjoying your submissions. However, due to the fact that I recently had a "blog crasher", e.g. someone who left unwanted anonymous comments, I felt I had no choice but to turn on comment moderation. I usually get email notification of comments, however some comments fall through the cracks and I don't see them unless I sign into my Blogger interface. So if you don't see your contest entry posted, don't despair. I'll make sure they have all been published before the deadline comes and I announce the winner. Which is going to be difficult to determine!


Top Secret

Once again while delivering an order to a LYS, I succumbed to the siren call of beautiful yarn. This is 2 skeins of Punta Yarns Merisoft, a single ply, yummy-soft handpainted merino. I immediately began knitting it into an original design, and am still fascinated by the ever-changing colors. I bought it at Knit Knot Studio in the Pearl. Hopefully I will be able to offer a pattern soon! The photo does nothing to showcase the sheer gorgeousness.


I made socks and then forgot that I made socks.

Can't believe I forgot to post a pic of a finished pair of socks! Well, given all the trauma and drama in my life since Sock Summit, I actually can believe it. Anyway, I knit up that ball of Kureyon sock yarn that was in my stash since last winter, and finished the pair right after the Summit.

Kureyon sock yarn--ick. Kureyon sock yarn colors--swoon.

You do matter and I love you.
You totally matter! I can totally sympathize with you on the health care people, I can't tell you how many times I've left a dr's office in tears :(
I'm knitting a project with Kureyon Sock right now, and you're right. The yarn feels icky, but the colors are totally swoon-inducing. It's worth it so far.
Of course you matter! Glad you found someone who will work with you...so many of them have that "God Complex", I heard a lot of them get kickbacks from the drug companies...who's to say what's true... Doctors out in this neck of the woods are few and far between, so you learn to appreciate the good ones!

Gorgeous socks! I haven't tried the yarn but have read a lot of comments about not liking it.
Glad you found a good doctor!

Love the sock colors!
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