"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me

I think the bad-luck-sisters have gotten a hold of our life string
and are having fun playing cat’s cradle with it.

At first the bad luck was almost comical,

We could find the silver lining in it:

1. Max had severe pain in his abdomen/back… heck…. he couldn’t define where it was.
Let’s just call it “torso.”

2. Severe pain lands him in the E.R. in the middle of the night.
Doctors don’t know what’s wrong with him. One doc says kidney stone,
maybe appendicitis or even an infected prostate.
CAT Scan is ordered. Comes back clean. Nothing definitive.

3. Second doctor (surgeon) is called in for a consult in ER.
Diagnosed as “a crazy virus that has kicked Max’s butt.”
We are sent home.

4. Pain gets worse.
ANOTHER doctor appointment. (No ER. It was an office visit.)
This time diagnosis is reflux (I’m sure it was more technical, but I can’t think of the word and it’s late.)

5. In the meantime, I have an appointment with the doctor. I need a prescription renewed and need an office visit to get that done.
In the middle of the exam, the doctor notices an enlarged thyroid.
I’m sent immediately to radiology for an ultrasound.
Diagnosed with Multi Nodular Goiter (benign).
Oh yeah. That’s a sweet sounding diagnosis!
(If I was single, I doubt that would get me any dates.)

6. Max finally feels well enough to drive back to New Florin. After being there a few days, has to go back to Urgent Care due to pain.
This time he insists they do an ultrasound/gall bladder test.
Comes back positive.
(In defense of all the other doctors that saw him, his symptoms were NOT typical of a bad gall bladder. It was an easy diagnosis to miss!)
Surgery is required.

Okay. so what is the silver lining in all of this?


Health Insurance!!

Yeah. All the medical issues stink,
but if any of this had happened 8 months ago,
we’d be SUNK!
There would have been NO WAY we could have paid for any of it!

With Max’s employment, we are VERY BLESSED that we are covered for the major portion of all of the medical care we’ve needed.


The silver lining in THAT portion of the story has been found.

I’m desperately trying to find the silver lining in the next bout The Bad Luck Sister’s have heaped upon us:

The tires on our vehicles.


We have had 6, zes, sei, seis, έξι, 넘버 식스, sechs….
No matter how you say it,
it means
flat tires on our vehicles

here’s the kicker…
It’s been a different tire each time!

Three of the tires have been shredded with no hopes of repair.
(We’re waiting for a verdict on the newest flat that happened to Max today.)

One tire was even on the airplane he rents to fly home in over the weekend.
That was scary.

So, help me…..

What is the silver lining?
Where is the “positive” in all of the “negative” tire popping experiences?

I’m looking but I can’t find it!

And until I do,
will someone PLEASE
take our Life String away from the Bad-Luck-Sisters?

I think they’ve been playing with it for far too long!

(Really…. we’re okay. I just think it’s funny/weird that so many negative things have been happening to us lately. We really haven’t lost our sense of humor about any of it. We just shake our head and ask…
“WHAT NEXT!?!?”)

We still live our live by Max’s motto:

1 comment:

Yvonne said...

Always so much better to look for the silver lining. You do a great job.

Glad Max is okay and that you have HEALTH INSURANCE. Can you imagine if you didn't.

Sorry about the tires--BUMMER. I guess the positive is there have been no major accidents because of them, eh ; )

And Max is right LIFE IS GOOD.