The good with the bad

Why it kind of sucks to be me today:
1) I very possibly have the plague, better known as strep throat.
2) I have to take the 3 hour glucose test for gestational diabetes AGAIN. This consists of me going into the lab on an empty stomach, drinking pure glucose, and then having my blood drawn every hour for the next 3 hours, (it actually comes out to 4 times) so they can check to see what wonky things my body does. That’s my idea of a good time, let me tell you. I’m so looking forward to this, I can hardly say. And knowing my luck, the results will come back the same as last time, which is to say, weird. The doctor will call and say, “Well, you don’t have gestational diabetes, but your results weren’t normal, so we’re not really sure what’s causing that. So, just eat often, and keep an eye on it”, which is what they told me last time I went through this mess. Ah well.

Why it doesn’t suck to be me today:
1) I have great insurance. I called the advice nurse about my throat and she talked to me for a good 10 minutes, asking my symptoms and being really thorough. Instead of just dismissing my concerns, she told me to go in for a culture, just in case. I was able to show up at the hospital today, walk in, get my paperwork, get my throat culture done, and get out in about 10 minutes. Next week when I go in to get my blood drawn for the glucose test, chances are high that I’ll get one of the technicians who uses the little needles to be nice, and tells me what to say to the other technicians to get them to use the little needles. And I didn’t and won’t have to pay an extra dime for any of that. No fee for the visit today, no fee for the lab work next week, no fee for the call to the advice nurse. I can get any and all health assistance I need without worrying about money, and for that I’m truly grateful.

2) I got my drivers license in the mail today! My real live drivers license. Add one more thing to the list of accomplishments I’ve achieved before 30. I know it’s not big for most people, but it is for me. Hooray!

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