December 27th, 2005

RIP

Mostly a note to myself so I remember to go...

Got an appointment at 8:30 tomorrow with Rick's favorite doctor, Dr. R. Here's hoping she'll give me the really good codeine filled cough syrup! Since it's a cold she'll say, "It's a virus, nothing we can do, you'll just have to wait it out" but she can give me the drugs to make the wait more bearable.

Grrrr. Everyone here at work is asking "Didn't you get a flu shot?"
Yes! I got a f**king flu shot! This, however, is NOT THE FLU!!! Therefore the FLU shot makes no difference. When they invent a frickin' COLD shot, then I wouldn't have to suffer this! Then the response is that if you can get sick anyway, what's the point of the flu shot? Have these people not had the flu lately? I'm pretty damn miserable, but if I had the flu instead of a cold, I'd be about 10 times as miserable as I am now!
/rant
This land

Another reason Joss is our master now

There are Chinese characters on the back of the Serenity Visual Companion.
They translate into English as "If you don't buy this book, your friends will think you are a dumb piece of meat. "
*giggle*

In other news, still at work, still feel like crap, still wondering how I can breathe after horking up both lungs.
Wish I Was Dead

life or something like it...

Long day... Work always seems to last longer when you're not feeling well. At least my voice sounds like pure shit so if I were to call in tomorrow no one could suspect me of faking it. And if I get to work and decide I can't deal with it I can always try to bail out after my doctor appointment. So I'll be in to work at about 7:00 and then have to leave at 8:00 to go to the doctor. I would just sleep in, but I don't want to deal with making up any more time than I have to. Dr. R better give me some of that lovely codeine cough syrup!

Tomorrow night is The Gear Daddies!!! Barry Manilow!!! with mle292, 7thstranger, and Jeanine! And Jeanine won two tickets from Drive 105, so we ALL get to go for free! Yay! No matter how crappy I'm feeling I can't miss a free Gear Daddies show! And since the clubs are non-smoking now I don't need to worry about the smoke making my throat worse.

I am hellbobless tonight. He's up north with his sister to visit his grandma and to go to Mrs. Marko's wake and/or funeral. Poor HB. *sigh* But on a happier note, there is no way that even 10 years ago he could have gone up north with his sister because they wouldn't have been able to stand spending that much time together. In the last few years, they've managed to actually become *gasp* friends!

Things to do before the new year:
1. submit flex spending reimbursement forms Yay for getting tax-free money back! Boo for the price of meds!
2. get holiday cards ready to mail
2.5. mail holiday cards
3. submit entries for NAPP's Digital Canvas awards
4. grow new lungs to replace the ones horked up
Unwell

"My insurance does not cover PMS!"

I'm filling out the medical flex reimbursement forms for me & hellbob, since there's less than a week left in the year. I know, but procrastination is my middle name...
So at the end of the year last year I figured that since hellbob decided to go be diabetic and all that we really should do a substantial amount in the flex spending. I added up the costs of his prescriptions and mine and figured $800 was a good number. Close enough to prescription costs that we'd be guaranteed to use it.
We'd submitted a claim back in May that included his new glasses & contacts also. Adding that claim with the ones I just filled out it comes to $961! That is only prescriptions plus the vision stuff. That doesn't include any prescription receipts that didn't make it onto the designated pile, or any office visit co-pays, or any OTC drugs. Damn. Even without the vision stuff and JUST prescriptions, we were only a office co-pay or two from using the whole amount.
I don't know how anyone who doesn't have insurance pays for drugs. We've got decent insurance and are reasonably healthy and we spent almost a grand this year. Granted, a large chunk of that is the diabetes stuff, but still...