I’m afraid there’s just not much to report ’round these here parts.
Most noteworthy is probably that I’m in the midst of an epic amount of overtime, causing me to work 18 days straight. And that’s after picking up two evening shifts and a Saturday two weeks ago.
The workload is relatively light at this time of the year, so the OT isn’t taxing in that sense. But there’s the mental fatigue that comes with not getting enough time away from work in general.
I should have thought of this when I accepted — no, jumped — at the chance for more hours. Alas, in the moment I forgot that things aren’t quite as tight since Tim won his appeal. So all I could think was, “Extra money? Extra money = savings, and savings are good! Gimme hours gimme gimme gimme!”
Hopefully, moving forward I’ll be a little more cautious about taking on overtime. But probably not. I see dollar signs and zero in on pictures of a nice plump savings balance. All logic — such as how I’ll feel after working all that overtime — is subsequently lost on me.
Between all the overtime and the general sluggishness that comes with Arizona summer heat, I just haven’t felt inspired about anything enough to post. So I’m sorry for the quiet on here, but the ideas just don’t come easily right about now. If you have a topic you want me to cover, please let me know in the comments, and I’ll do my very best to oblige.
Perhaps because of the overtime I failed to notice that my Lamictil didn’t have any refills on it, so I got to spend Monday morning in a daze until an emergency three-day supply could be arranged. I felt like my head was stuffed with cotton, kind of like I was on bad daytime cold meds or something. Quite unpleasant and it was obviously difficult to get work done, so I was relieved when I got my grubby little hands on the interim pills.
Since picking those up, I got confirmation that my doctor called in a refill… of two weeks’ worth. That’s enough to get me through to my next appointment with him, but I fail to see why a full month’s supply couldn’t have been given.
My best guess is that they thought I wouldn’t come in if I got a full month’s worth. Which seems grasping to me. Also, it’s incorrect because I’m on two other meds that I’ll need new prescriptions for. So really the doctor’s office just came off poorly here. Which compounds my already slightly poor opinion of him, as he sometimes seems a bit dismissive.
I need to find a new doctor, but it’s nearly impossible to do with my current insurance.
I did try. I got a bunch of results from my insurance’s database and made the calls. And it was a debacle.
More than half of the doctors that were shown as being near me were in no way actually close. Because they worked at one location of a hospital that happens to have other locations by me, they popped up in the results. Once per hospital location. So I saw the same four names over and over, but when I called I found that their offices were 20+ miles away.
Another few turned out to only see in-patient clients. That is, people who are already in a facility, presumably rehab or psychiatric wards.
Of the remaining two, one had an outdated phone number, and one never called me back. I never followed up with the second guy because by that point I was just annoyed at the whole endeavor. Besides which, he was an older gentleman, and I’d been hoping to find someone younger, preferably a woman. I find that younger practitioners, especially female ones, tend to be better at listening to me/not being dismissive.
What’s truly annoying is that I know there are other options. I know this because my doctor didn’t even show up in the results, so there are other docs out there who accept my insurance. I just have no idea how to find them. So I guess I’m stuck with my current guy until I can get away from HealthNet.
Other than that, there’s simply not that much going on. I’ve settled into finding things to binge-watch on Netflix.
I just went through Schitt’s Creek, which took a couple of episodes for me to warm up to but ultimately enjoyed quite a bit. Tim and I are finishing Altered Carbon later tonight. I expect season two of Luke Cage will be next, but I’m open to suggestions if anyone has a Netflix or Hulu gem for me. At some point I’ll get into season two of The Handmaid’s Tale but given the local SCOTUS news… Well, I don’t think I have the heart for it right now.
Anyone else feeling lethargic? Or dealing with the hassle of trying to get a new doctor?