22-II-2007 or Speaking of crap...
by Aaron Shurtleff on February 22, 2007
I wrestled with not saying this, but I've been transparent about everything thus far, so here's the latest medical drama.
I getting a colonoscopy tomorrow. That involves a lot of "cleansing" this evening, and a lot of I can't eat anything today and tomorrow. It sucks, but I'm hoping I'll be done with tests after this, one way or the other.
You should get your money back (or at least part of it) if you take a test, and it turns out that it shows nothing. If I could get some $$ back for the CT which showed nothing, I'd be good to go. I know it doesn't work that way (and if it did, hypochondriacs would sprout like mushrooms), but I hate paying money to a doctor to end up hearing, "Well, the test results showed nothing abnormal...let's do some more tests!". There should be a limit, after which, until you get a definitive diagnosis, the rest of the tests are free.
I wonder how much money it costs some of these people on House, M.D.? I mean, I know it's fiction, but they run test after test after test on that show!
OK, I'm done bitching!
Song of the day: "The Stroke" by Billy Squier.
[EDIT] I misspelled Squier accidentally. Oops. Also, I left off the why of that being the song of the day. I will continue to do so, since there's really no reason. Let's blame it on the 14.5 hours of continuous non-eating.
And, yes, I realize that 14 hours of fasting is nothing, and that there are small children in other countries (and even in this country) that don't eat for longer periods of time, blah blah blah. Yeah, I'm the typical selfish American whining about my minor inconveniences in the face of a world of far greater woes. But you know what? At least I'm upfront about the fact that I am like this. I've yet to hear Bono admit that U2 concerts have rapidly become 10% music and 90% "I hate George Bush, I hate America, other countries need your money more than you yourselves do".
And what is up with that anyways? Why is it considered so bad to try to get our own country in order before extending a helping hand to others? I make a comment like, "I think it would be nice if we had universal health care for all Americans(*) before we give money and/or drugs to other countries.", and you would think I advocated the death penalty for speeding! There's not a damn thing wrong with getting our shit in order first, but I have to deal with some sunglasses-wearing shitty singing asshole telling me that I need to help out some AIDS infested part of Africa with my money?! Eat my shit, Bono! Take a big heaping bite of my putrid fecal matter!
* Americans, as used above, consists solely of people who hold valid citizenship in this country. You want to come over and work, fine. But you better be commuting from your home country, and you better go see them when you're sick. If you want health care from the U.S., become a citizen. That's my opinion. Yeah, I know that migrant workers do a crapload of work for little pay, but here's a secret: If you become an American citizen, it becomes illegal to pay you less than the minimum wage! Don't bitch about your sorry salary, the power to change that is in your hands!!!!
I probably shouldn't post on my blog when I'm hungry... :)
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