one year at a time
2000 / 2001 / 2002 / 2003 / 2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2011 / 2012 / 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016 / 2017 / 2018 / 2019 / 2020

give me them all
real eyes . BlogTree
family tree . chimera
.:| Year of Reading |:.
doctors suck
thursday, january 22, 2004

. ? 100 Things # .

« archive .|. index »

words count




saxy's check up required for his driver's license was this morning. we got there around 10:15 a.m. and didn't get home until around 1 p.m., and he was inside with the doctor most of that time. we already knew he had high cholesterol. diets to lower your cholesterol are expensive, especially now that fish prices are just plain ungodly. cheap meat is the bad stuff: red meat with lots of fat. chicken seems to waver in prices, but is almost always cheaper with the skin. pork is generally reasonable priced, but, apparently, a bad meat. fortunately, we don't eat it often. in fact, we eat very little meat at all. we just can't afford it.

and now we have to make changes in the diet that are going to be healthier but bump food costs up. now, in addition to high cholesterol, saxy has high blood pressure. and is overweight (well, we knew that - i'm overweight as well). and the doctor wants him to see a chiro about his neck. plus wants blood work done.

the good news is he passed the physical enough for his license.

the chiro thing is like my tooth thing: it's just going to have to wait until we actually have money to take care of it. saxy isn't complaining of headaches or any other kind of pain.

but the diet thing is a problem. we need to take care of it - the last thing i want is for my hunny to have a heart attack or worse - but i just don't know how we can manage it. we don't even manage a halfway decent diet now. fresh fruit has been out of the question (and is now a requirement), vegetables have been pretty much limited to those cheap-o bags of broccoli and cauliflower, and bread has been that cheap, supposedly enriched, white stuff. we buy the boxed, breaded fish every once in awhile, but not often, and other fish has just been out of our budget for months.

all this kind of stuff always makes me want to ask the doctor if he's going to cover the extra he's just added to my already strained budget. forget the excess bills (i do!), just surviving is a struggle.

and then there is the exercise, much needed, but we're both bad at forming at least that one necessary habit. and we both have 100 pounds to lose. joy.

what is it with doctors? can't they ever give you good news? or an easier way to manage the bad news?


site of the moment:

ring/clique/fl of the moment:
word of the moment: oubliette

a dungeon with an opening only at the top


Since July 9, 2000

"Rhysa and the Dragon" © 2001 - 2020 by Amanda Penrose and created exclusively for Denyse "domynoe" Loeb; All Rights Reserved. Not be duplicated, copied, uploaded to another server, linked to, or used for any other purpose other than viewing while visiting the domynoes network and affiliated domains. In other words, it was made for me, I paid for it, it is mine, hands (and mice) off. This website has been optimized for 800x600 and 1024x768 monitor resolutions.

Graphics, Site Design, Content & Writings © 1999 - 2020 by Denyse "Domynoe" Loeb unless otherwise noted. Except where noted, all graphics and content created/authored by Denyse "domynoe" Loeb. Gifts pages copyrighted by their respective creators and were created exclusively for Domynoe. All rights reserved. Graphics, design, and content writings may not be duplicated, copied, uploaded to another server, or used for any other purpose other than viewing while visiting the domynoes network and all affiliated sites including,,, and While linking to individual pages are permitted, links must NOT hide the original URL or domain, may not be framed off the network, or interfere with navigation of the original domain. Graphics and other files may not be linked to outside the pages on which they appear within the network and associated domains. For more information, please visit one or more of the following: what is copyright | 10 myths about copyrights | u.s. copyright faq | u.s. copyright office | r.i.g.h.t.s. | no electronic theft. Special thanks to M. J. Young for help with this copyright notice.