Thursday, September 18, 2014
Today was a bit of an stressful and emotional day. Nothing catastrophic but a lot of small to medium things going on.
First, I took my daughter to the dentist for her scheduled fillings. They didn't have her scheduled. Fortunately they just had someone cancel so they could take her anyway, so it worked out. But there was a bit of a heart sink when they first told me that she didn't have an appointment. Something is going on though with their system because afterward I was confirming the cleaning coming up in 5 months and the receptionist said that there was no listing for that. So I scheduled another one. When I got home, I rechecked my calendar and sure enough there was a cleaning scheduled. I called back just to tell them when it was supposed to be (because they had asked when I was there) and all of a sudden they could find the appointment again! What? I sure hope they have her down when we go in February.
My daughter did well at the actual appointment. So much better than when she was little and we had to tranquilize her and even then she panicked so much that they couldn't finish the procedure.
I had just walked in the door from the dental office and my son handed me the phone telling me that it was the chiropractor on the line. Eeek! I wasn't ready to talk to him. He really is concerned and apologetic and wanted to fix things. But he was still trying to push me a bit into doing things his way, even though his way at the moment is coming in to be checked by him right away. I got a bit upset at feeling pressured and told him that I still am not sure if I want to go back to him or go to an orthopedist. I am super emotional about this whole thing - more so than the continuing pain warrants, but someone pointed out to me that I've lost some faith in this doctor and am also scared of being put into even more pain. So I'm going to give myself time and am not going to be rushed into anything.
After lunch I took my son in for his allergy shots. I checked to make sure they were open this time! That process always takes so much time. He asked the nurse where he was in the whole shot sequence and I was a bit dismayed to find out that he's only half way through. He had some setbacks at first with bad reactions so we had to go backwards a bit and then take things more slowly.
Then, this is a silly thing, but after allergy shots we always stop by a nearby Starbucks for a snack. It was a pain getting into the Starbucks because of traffic and once we got in, they were out of most of their inventory! We left and came home.
We were watching some Burn Notice on Netflix over dinner. I was feeling like I needed a bit of an escape. The phone rang and it was my roommate from college days. She had just heard of my dad's death since some of the death notices hadn't been delivered correctly at first. It was good to talk to her but kind of emotional as well.