Sunday, August 17, 2008


August has turned out to be a big month for me. Medical appointments, family gatherings, household maintenance. Oi! And to top it all off, it turns out that my B-12 is low. That explains the crappy, crappy way I've been feeling lately. That, and the need to return to the endocrinologist. It helps a lot to know what's going on, and that it can be fixed.

Amidst all of the craziness, I find myself thankful for my blessings. I have vacation, sick and personal time that I can use when I feel lousy and need a break from work. I have good health insurance that allows me to make a trip to the doctor just because I've been fatigued and feeling low. I am able to find and treat simple problems before they become serious. There are far too many people in the world who can't say the same.

The need for universal health care is not just a financial proposition; it is a real necessity for desperate human beings. How does someone who feels worn out and unmotivated go out to find a job, or take care of a family?

I have been able to push myself to get up and get out to work, though I've had to force myself to focus while there. I pretty much crash into nothingness after supper each night, with no energy left for household chores. I've had my first monthly B-12 shot, and I'm taking OTC supplements. I feel some improvement already, though my energy level still bottoms out at times. With my endocrine system a bit out of whack, along with the low B-12, I feel like a human biology experiment.

Anyway, this can and will be fixed. I'm one of the lucky ones.


Frank said...

Thank goodness those B-12 shots are working. It is true...what do people who don't have health insurance do? There's no way to keep up.

Continued improving health for you. That's my wish for today.

Karl said...

Agreed! Everyone in the US should have health insurance. Ridiculous that a country this rich has uninsured people. But we also have homeless and hungry people too!
Sorry to hear you have been a bit down. Good luck with the shots!

Merci said...

Frank and Karl-
Thank you, both! I don't think of myself as rich, but I saw a special on poverty in the US the other day. It made me feel quite priviledged.

Anonymous said...

I agree whole-heartedly - universal halth care is a very pressing need.

Virginia Gal said...

I am ever so glad to hear that you will soon be well.

My thoughts will be with you.

As to your universal health care comment, I could not agree with you more and it pities my heart that we are such a great nation and yet cannot provide even the basic commodity of health care to each of our citizens.

mommanator said...

good going to get to the doc so quick! am proud of ya! you'll be running after him afterawhile!

Joe Tornatore said...

would i would give to be 12 again. lol seriously, good attitude you have.

Merci said...

Mommanator: Still doctoring. There are so many of them to see as we get older ;-)

Yes, remember age 12? Remember running up a down stairs without feeling bone on bone or muscle fatigue?