All around the town…

When it rains it pours and this week it seems to be that it’s raining in my personal life and in my professional life.

It all started when I went to the Dr. because I was experiencing more pain with my neck than usual. The Nurse Practioner (NP) decided to do a second MRI to see what’s going on with my neck. Maybe things are worse or there has been some onset degeneration because of the close quarters of the Cervical Stenosis. The hope was that the stenosis was in a state where surgery was an option to help resolve the pain I’ve been experiencing.

A phone call from NP resulted in a statement that completely made me bitterly angry. The NP stated that the cervical stenosis “isn’t that bad”. Apparently a 30% reduction of the spinal canal isn’t that bad. I guess you can afford to say that when you’re not the one living with it. It’s a good thing we purchased the spa, as it seems to be more helpful than anything else these days.

Additionally, the NP told me that my test results came back for the H. Pylori stomach bacteria. I still have the bacteria, after all those pills. Drat! So now I go to a specialist, a Gastro-Intestinal dood. I called yesterday and have to wait until August 24th to get an appointment. These specialists… they just have people coming to them in droves, they have so many patients, a new patient can’t even get in for a full month. Man, I went into the wrong career, for sure.

Here around the office, the head dood in charge was out for 3 weeks. While he was gone, the other people in the company will play. A software bug was determined to exist in a portion of our software that I work on. A big blame game went on, the end result is that I was blamed for everything. Regardless of the fact that there are many other people that look at this section of the product and that the people who were complaining didn’t complain until now or that the Product Manager didn’t approve the defect to be fixed until now.

It’s been intense, and the bosses that were here have rallied around me to point out that I’m not the only person on this ship. Nonetheless, I walk down certain hallways and I feel like people are staring at me.I know that’s all me, and that they aren’t and I’m just making it a bigger thing that it really is.

The head dood in charge is back this week and the one thing that I can count on him for is that he doesn’t tolerate people pointing the finger at his people.

Surprisingly, I feel pretty good attitude wise. I’m hanging tough and holding it together. There’s naught that can be done about what’s going on so I just have to keep on plugging along and doing my best work. I know I’ll be fine, there’s been a lot worse around here and I have confidence that my Team Leads and the head dood in charge will take care of business. They may ride my butt, but they don’t tolerate other people riding my butt. It’s rather refreshing.

In other news, our older Greyhound, Big Dog, has been leaking potty at night in her sleep. I don’t think this is because she’s a 10 year old Greyhound, but that she’s got a Bladder Infection. This is something that we’ve just discovered but I suspect has been going on for some time. We now bath her once a week because of the staining on her rump (she has a white rump) and general clean up, which should help. I need other ideas before we go to the Vet. We’re due to go next week. Any help would be appreciated!

Have a good rest of the week, youse guys…


© ‘Fizz’ 2009


About Fizz

*I'm a Northern Girl livin' in the South. *I graduated with a BS in Geophysics from Michigan Technological University (MTU). *I have critters: 2 dogs & 1 cat. *I love thunder and rain days. Too much sunshine gets on my nerves. (How I survive in Texas I do not know!) *I'm trying to remove swearing from my vocabulary (Good Luck!). *I'm the last single in my group of friends. The rest of the turn coats got married. *Sadly, the above friends are now procreating. Now the world will have yet more strange and twisted individuals that will have to go to an Engineering School to survive. *Yoopers do exist. Look on a map. *Marvin the Martian and I have a lot in common. We're both cranky when crossed and generally like our own way. *I will never be a model! (Thank god, that starvation stuff has GOT to be painful!!!). *I am not Fat! (Even though that little voice behind my right ear might tell me that every single day). *I am normal. Whatever that means! *Yes, you can be smart and not be a geek. *I've been told I'm not boring. We'll see. *Much to my irritation, I have been described as Eccentric. *I cannot spell! *Being Single is a frame of mind. *Who said life was fair?
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6 Responses to All around the town…

  1. Beth says:

    Oh Fizz, life is complicated isn’t it. I am so sorry you are having pain and the doctors can’t fix it and that you work with a bunch of jacka**e*, Hang in there!!!!Hugs,Beth


  2. Babblelot says:

    I’m glad to hear you are hanging tuff. You have the gift of common sense and already recognize it’s not you.Good to hear the spa is helping. A weak bladder could be a number of things. A vet visit is best. You have the’rightattitude girl. Big ole HUGS!!!


  3. Sherry says:

    HI Fizz, so sorry you are still in a lot of pain and hope it does ease up. It always amazes me how fast people are ready to blame without having any facts. Glad your main boss isn’t like that.Hang in there.HugsSherry


  4. Joe says:

    Wow viruses and illness abound it sounds like. Bad enough to have physical issues yourself without stress at work. I’m sorry to hear about that but glad you’re toughing it out. I was listening to a song a while back that said sometimes you don’t know what you’re made of until you won’t run away, sounds like you’re right there. Grace to you my friend.


  5. Rita says:

    I’m sorry they can’t help you untill your degeneration increases…I think if one of those doctors had your pain things would be different.Please let me know what they suggest for your H.Plyori. I believe I still have it too. But I have no doctor/insurance to go have it checked.Good luck at work, I’m glad you have some on your side.


  6. ♥ Aimee says:

    well…a rough week for sure…i am thinking of you…and really in all reality as you and i both know…karma is a bitch…just let life have it’s way with those that point the finger…we both know that it wasn’t you…please take care of yourself!~*:.♥.:*~ because you shared a smile :o) someone’s day got brighter… ~*:.♥.:*~


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