Monday, February 24, 2014


     It has been a long week for me in dealing with some issues. I found out that they had stopped hubby's eye drops. I don't really know why, but he got one dose today so we will see what happens next. I just get tired, why can't they do their job the way it is suppose to be done. 
    The basketball tournament was fun to watch even though they lost. They didn't get beat that bad and I found out that the teams they played all they play is tournament ball. They all want to play again and hopefully they can all be on the same team next time. They learned and that is the main thing. 
     Supper was yummy last night. My daughter-in-law was cooking on the grill. She was cooking hamburgers, brauts, and a potato dish that is seasoned sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, and onions, Of course, I just love food cooked outside. They do that quite often. They are in the process of building a shed. When I got there they were putting on the trim. Dad started the screws and my basketball player would finish them off. My oldest grandson put the metal roof on. Dad helped him with the first piece. Dad doesn't like heights, but it didn't bother my grandson. It will look good when it is finished. He had gone skiing the night before  down at Snow Creek. They came home early. Two kids got hurt, one with a broken collar bone and the other possible broken shoulder. They found out why they wanted insurance information, doctors name and etc. They still had a good time. 
    I went to the city today for my doctor appointment. I had to have lab work and EKG, you know those yearly kind of things. Of course, my blood pressure was high from the drive and being told I owed money that I don't think I do. I think they filed the claim wrong. It means phone calls and be prepared to be transferred several times. We now have our picture taken for identification purposes. You know it is strange they don't require a photo id to vote, but you have to have one for everything else. Maybe it needs to be there too. The good news is that my EKG was normal, now just to wait on the lab results. I will go back in six months at least we won't have to deal with the cold. Probably hot then.
   We are back to the cold weather again, it is no wonder people get sick. You go from one extreme to the other. I am just tired of the layers. I notice the price of gasoline jumped a dime after I got gas this morning.  Enough of this and that. Well I hope you all have a good week. Take care.


NanaDiana said...

I just don't understand why they keep screwing around with your hubby's meds and can't keep his care up to par.

I am glad that you had fun at the tournament. It is fun to go even if your team doesn't win. Your meal sounds delicious, too. I love grilled food....nothing like it.

I am glad tht you got your medical things taken care of- I hope it was just a misfile of your insurance and you won't owe money.

Have a wonderful week, Shirley- Love to you- xo Diana

Vickie said...

Oh Shirley! I know how exhausting the whole health care thing is. And you have to stay on top of them. Sadly, that is just the way it is now.

Mereknits said...

I wonder the same thing about my Mother's care, why do they stop giving her the antibiotic she has been on for three years and then she gets a bladder infection? Why do they stop putting the cream on her face and now she has a rash? It is frustrating, but they do love her and take good care of her, I just have to keep a check on things.
Hugs to you,

Charlotte Huffman said...

What a week! Hope you got hubby's situation settled. Hope your health is OK. This weather is screwed up! Don't know how to dress anymore!

Cindy said...

Wow - you're a busy lady as always! Hope your hubby now gets the eye drops as he is supposed to. I know how frustrating those things can be...and dealing with health insurance -- hope you get a quick solution and they find their mistake! Warm wishes from (cold) Michigan!

Susie said...

Shirley, Wishing you the best in your results...I know what you are saying about the dr. office...that can make us have high blood pressure. Glad you had a good cook-out meal with your loved ones. Take care. xoxo,Susie

Quinn said...

I feel sorry for the people who don't have someone like you, keeping an eye on treatments and such! Your husband is lucky to have you.

Vicki Boster said...

Shirley- I hate that your husbands care is so inconsistent -- I know that is so frustrating for you.

I'm glad your EKG was good and pray that the rest of your checkup is good also. You need to be healthy to keep up with all that you do.

Your grandsons are such capable young men-- no wonder you are so proud of them:)


Jillayne said...

Hi Shirley!
I can't imagine how difficult it must be for you to not only try to manage your husband's health as well as your own in such a challenging medical system - i do hope all your tests come out well, and that everything improves for your husband.
Your dinner sounds as if it was delicious - I also like to eat food cooked outside - we are still in the thick of winter here though.
Stay warm and take care,