Monday Rants

Happy Monday friends!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Mine was…so so. I had plans for it to be this super awesome, kick ass weekend and then I got sick. I thought I was fighting a cold for the past like three weeks but that was nothing! Now I’ve got a massive cold, I’m so stuffed up and my throat is killing me. So, no EYC today and I’m super bummed out about it. I love to get out of the house with the boys at least three times a week, so…this stinks!

I was also going to take Nolan to the YMCA for open swim on Saturday, but then I realized that I can’t even do that. Not only am I sick, but I still have plantars warts on my feet. I forgot about them, mainly because I can’t even see my feet. I was going to have Matt take him but Matt’s fingernail is falling off, and that’s considered an “open wound”. SIGH.

First order of business is to get a hold of my doctor and have these plantars warts taken care of once and for all! However…that’s going to be a task in itself. Apparently the office is only answering calls from 2pm-4pm today. Which brings me to my next rant….

WHAT THE HECK IS WITH MY DOCTORS OFFICE? Seriously! They only answer the phones for an hour or two out of each day. That’s not nearly enough time to hear from the billions of patients this office has. I can never get through, ever. If I want to book an appointment I literally have to go into my office and book it. I’m supposed to go in on the 11th, but who wants to bet that they call me to reschedule again?? It would be the fifth time they’ve rescheduled on me. I haven’t even been seen for a wellness check since Archer was born! I have a slight wondering if I may have some baby blues, but I don’t know because I haven’t seen my doctor yet! UGH. So frustrating. It’s like not even having a doctor, only we have one and can’t switch. I’m stuck in a bad relationship with my doctor! 

Not to mention, they’re supposed to take Nolan on as a patient but I haven’t heard a damn thing from them. Nolan’s name has been lifted [finally] from his old doctor, and they were supposed to pick him up but they haven’t done that yet!!

Speaking of doctors…a billion years ago the orthopedic surgeon I was seeing in town decided to refer me to a hand specialist in Toronto, as my hands are beginning to fuse and he doesn’t specialize in hands and will not operate on them. This referral happened last September or October, over a year ago, and I still haven’t heard anything. So this morning, I called Dr. K (orthopedic surgeon in this town) and asked about the referral. She had heard nothing back yet, so she’s faxing it out again. I also got the name of the doctor and placed a call myself. My hands are beginning to get worse with each passing day so I really want to be seen. I am worried that I’ll have to wait another year…which sucks because the longer you wait the more damage happens. I really don’t want to lose the use of my hands! I know I’m probably being a tad bit dramatic but honestly, I’m getting a little worried. It’s kinda alarming when you have to have someone open your water bottles etc because you can’t really grasp it to do it.

I don’t understand why it’s so hard to be seen, and why doctors get to pick and choose from afar who is priority and who isn’t. With this bone disorder, stuff happens in a flash. My childhood orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Wright, always made sure that my issues were dealt with before they got really bad. Now it seems like the doctors all want you to wait until its really serious, and by that time the damage is done.

Anyways, before I get myself all worked up…here are some cute pictures from this weekend!

 Daddy snuggling with Archer, & Nolan snuggling with Kevin

 Practicing sitting!

 Sophie is never far from Archer’s side, & Nolan loves to climb into his toy box!

 Archer has wacky hair, & holy crap does he ever look like MATT in this picture!!!
And I heard back from that organization I emailed the other day, the one that offers learning experiences for special needs youth and adults. They do have volunteer opportunities! Only their programs happen during the day. That’s not a major issue right now because Matt is now officially laid off. Yup, that’s right. He called his boss today and his boss is laying everyone off now, so…well…at least we won’t be in limbo, right? Matt’s going to apply for EI in the meantime and continue to job hunt for jobs done south. I’m kinda pissed that it took over three months for his boss to give him a final answer, we could have gone on EI way sooner, but at least we’re out of limbo now and can draw up a game plan.

We’ve sort of figured out the whole moving thing too. Although the idea of staying here for four more months seriously makes me nervous, we’re going to stick it out. This place is pretty damn expensive, but then and again so is moving! We will tell the rental company that we will not be renewing our lease and that we will be outta here by the last day in April. I’ve placed a call into the non-profit housing down south, I want to get a place there for April 1st so we can do a slow move.

In the mean time, I’ve also called that organization that offers office training for free for women, kind of like a “second career” thing. They teach you all you learn during the first year of Office Admin. Depending on when they offer the “courses”, it’s a great idea because then I will have some more experience under my belt. It could lead to a number of any office administrative jobs. Matt is home at the moment, and if the courses line up with our moving time frame then I’m totally doing it. I have a pump, so why not?! I’d definitely miss the boys while I’m in training (it’s like a 9-5, 5 days a week job), but having that sort of experience on my resume could open up a lot of doors. Hopefully the intake lady will call me back and I can figure that out!

So, yeah. That’s what’s happening right now. :0)


About J.C. Hannigan

25. Mother. Wife. Lover of words. Weaver of stories. My first book, Collide, is available in e-book for Amazon Kindle and Kobo.
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5 Responses to Monday Rants

  1. Yee Family says:

    Wow, sounds like you've had quite the weekend! Hopefully that only means that things can only go “up” from here 😉 And that must be so frustrating with your doctor, I'm very fortunate to have an awesome doctor and even when she moved 1/2 hour away out of town, we stuck with her. Hard to find a good one now a days! Hope things work out with your hands, I understand the frustration in being limited in that sense, I have Raynaud's in my hands and the simplest tasks can seem daunting and flustering. Sounds like you guys are determined with things though! A positive attitude will go a long ways 🙂

  2. jessi ♥ says:

    @Yee Family: HAH! I wish (see latest post entitled REALLY!?!?). I hope that when we move, we land one of those really good doctors. And thanks!! I'm trying to keep my positive attitude, although it's getting hard lol!

  3. I'm glad Matt can finally apply for EI…also that is very annoying that his boss held him in limbo for three months. I mean, he did know you guys were having another baby!? Non-profit housing would probably be great for you guys. We applied too when we were in a bind. I think I actually took that free office training course when I lived up there!

  4. jessi ♥ says:

    @Danielle-Marie: Me too! And he did, too. I called about non-profit housing, we can MAYBE get on a waitlist come Feb 1st if all goes well. But the geared to income has a waitlist of 8 years…ugh. Apparently that free office training course doesn't exist anymore.

  5. jessi ♥ says:

    @Danielle-Marie: Me too! And he did, too. I called about non-profit housing, we can MAYBE get on a waitlist come Feb 1st if all goes well. But the geared to income has a waitlist of 8 years…ugh. Apparently that free office training course doesn't exist anymore.

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