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…
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