Friday, October 31, 2008

Tricks...or...Treats...and a Few Things Not as Sweet...


My Treats: This evening I passed out candy to all the Trick Or Treaters. They are pretty cute. I still have lots of candy to pass out to friends this weekend....time to move that temptation along...
My Tricks: Ugh, I was trying to listen to Christmas music while I was working late (I've secretly been listening for several weeks now), waiting for the school festival to begin, and I realized my sound wasn't working. It wasn't so crucial, but I knew I would eventually need it for more important reasons. Today I called the help desk, and in the process of helping, they got onto my computer remotely, everything was completely erased....all my files....everything. I've taken it in for repairs, but it's not looking too great. For the most part, I have four years worth of stuff saved on disk, but this year I didn't save anything yet b/c I could not find a memory stick through the usual resources. Ugh, hoping that gets resolved, but I realize it is not the end of the world if it doesn't, just a pain in the neck.
A Few Things Not as Sweet: This Wednesday I had an appointment with my regular doctor to test my liver enzymes (and, I think, pay for her summer vacation). Hmmm, she seemed a little shocked that I didn't have my gallbladder out. Yes, I got her messages to get into a surgeon, and I did (just not in the time period she wanted). I guess apparently she decides when I need surgery, and his job is to operate, perhaps my job was to relay her wishes and not my own. They had marked me in the surgeon's files as planning on having the surgery on the 17th...there was a note 'if she can make it that long.' My doctor said I would not be going that long. She tried to send me the very next day, and stood in the office and called the doctor's office herself (I guess she didn't think I would do it when I returned to work....I would have, probably later than she wanted, I do believe she has my number now). She had lots of scary words and situations to share with me, OK, I get it. I tried to explain the importance of my 'calendar', the upcoming birthday parties and weddings, she was not impressed. I'm going on Tuesday (only one day past the absolute last day she gave me, and yes....Election Day). Ugh, so this Tuesday at 11:30, despite all my best efforts-I should be under with four new holes poked into my stomach, side, belly button, and chest wall, fun. There goes my bikini modeling career....of course, the part I'm the most sad about. So, scratch the 17th, I'm going in on the 4th. Good think I voted early!

2 comments:

Charles and Heidi said...

What hospital? We will be praying for your surgeon and for you!!

Nicole said...

How in the world could the Help Desk have erased all of your stuff by remoting into your PC? (Unless they purposefully deleted your folder while they were in there.)
What a bummer. However, even if stuff gets deleted, there are several programs available to undelete them. Hope it works out. (Maybe the Help Desk needs some retraining...)


Sorry to hear about the continuing saga between you, your doctor, and the surgeon. I agree - Since the surgery isn't life threatening, it seems that the patient should have more control over when it occurs (espcially if they aren't in immediate pain). But, oh well. I'll be praying for you on Tuesday.