Bear with me, my gentle blogging friends -- it's been a hell of a week! It started off wonderfully with the celebration of my Blogiversary -- thanks to all who popped by -- and went downhill from there.
First, I had my fourth blood test in the past 6 weeks and I asked the phlebotomist if: a) they had a vampire in the lab who likes vintage A-; b) were they going to leave me any blood? Actually, I was also curious to see, since it was the day of the college football National Championship, if my blood was Scarlet and Gray since I am a diehard Ohio State Buckeyes fan and I had a serious case of Buckeye fever! It wasn't which I suppose that's something of which I should be glad. As to the blood tests, rest assured that I will be fine -- there's a problem but until I see the endocrinologist, I won't know what the problem is.
My beloved Buckeyes lost but I'm only a little disappointed and I thank these great young men for all the great Saturdays! I'm especially proud of quarterback Troy Smith for his bringing yet another Heisman Trophy back to OSU. He's a fellow NE Ohioan who proves that one can overcome adversity in one's life and go on to greatness. Hopefully he will go on to inspire other young people to do the same.
Wednesday, my life fell apart and I'll spare you the gory details of that debacle. It's complicated and until all the dust settles, the less I say the better. Let's just say I cried a lot until I spoke with The Man who blew it off and said, "Great! Now you can do what you should be doing!" and proceeded to explain what he meant and made a great deal of sense so I'm going to try. God bless him for being so wonderfully supportive. Of course, it's not going to be easy or simple but he is most probably right so now I'm immersed in some research to make things happen. Cross your fingers and pray to whatever God you believe in for me!
On Thursday the obstacles started popping up but I'm soldiering on and am busily making lists of everything I need to do to accomplish my new goals. I spoke with various people who are part of my life support system and received advice from filing a lawsuit (a no go because while it's an idea that has credibility and I could probably win, it could hurt me over the long haul) to sorta of blowing me off. These are people whose job it is to help me and that they don't is quite disenheartening. Oh well. I guess the answer is in the mirror. I've been struggling to survive for the past eight years and I'm still here so I guess I'm not doing too badly.
The weekend has been quiet and I'm trying to get organized and take care of all sorts of chores as well as getting caught up on correspondence. There was a time when I was a great letter writer and no email from friends went without a reply. That time seems to have gone by the wayside and I can't seem to assuage the guilt I feel so I'm trying to take care of it.
Hopefully, next week will bear fruit and I'll have some good news for y'all and maybe even an adventure into the wonderful world of bureaucracy -- my favorite place to visit! NOT!!!!!!!