My grandmother used to say that all misfortune came in three’s. So, if four bad things happened to you it meant that there were at least 2 more things that would shortly follow. Now, I’m not sure how true it is but it certainly seems that bad things seem to happen in clumps.
We have had a lot going on in regards to my mom, that seemed to start the ball rolling. Then, I had to bring my daughter in for her immunizations and they found a mole that they thought was suspicious so I brought her to a dermatologist. I also have a mole that I figured I’d have checked. I really though she’d look at us both and say it was nothing to worry about but we each need to have them removed and tested. That was a $260 visit. We go back in 2 weeks to have them removed and who knows how much that will cost. Then a couple of weeks ago I got really sick. I can only assume that my immune system is shot from stress. I didn’t want to pay to see a doctor so I self medicated and figured it would go away on it’s own. After about 4 days I felt a little better. The day I started feeling a little better, I woke up to my right hand being completely swollen and so, so painful. I couldn’t move it at all. I have no idea what it could have been. After 3 days I woke up and it was fine. Bizarro. THEN, a couple of days after the hand episode, I got really, really sick again. This time I was running a fever and had a severe sore throat so I thought it might be strep. Of course it was now a Saturday and the only option I had was to go to urgent care. That was a $175. Turns out I have an upper respiratory infection and they gave me a steroid shot and antibiotics. I am still not better so I had to go back to the doctor yesterday and that was $60 plus more steroids and antibiotics.
I’m tired y’all. I’ve missed a lot of work and I’ve spent way more money in the last few weeks than I wanted to. I’ve also completely fallen out of touch here. I haven’t read anything in weeks and I have so much catching up to do. I hope Ashley, Jim, Hope, and all of you are doing so great and that since I’m getting a lion’s share of grief, that means that everyone else is getting it easy right now. I know that’s not the way life works but Oh, it’d be so great if it did. Things are going to get better, and I know that things could be so much worse. I just have to get to the end of my three’s.