|Small Town Sunset|
I think I have mentioned before that I have finally found a place where I can get medical help. This organization is wonderful. It is a christian run clinic with Doctors and Nurses who volunteer their time to make it happen. They have an 18 wheel tractor trailer set up as a small Doctors office, complete with examining rooms and even a small pharmacy area that dispenses non-narcotic medicines. If they don't have some medicines in stock, the rule of thumb is that they prescribe what they can generically so you can go to Wally World or some other place that has the $4.00 + stuff. The folks there are wonderful and make you feel like you are a person and not just another "case" to deal with.
Now having said all that, I had an appointment scheduled yesterday. I had to go into the Big City which is a trip of about 60 miles. The Physician's Assistant had called me on Saturday (on her own time) and told me that my blood tests had come back. Apparently my blood platelets came back extremely low so she wanted me to come in and have another test run. Well, I got there on time but when I pulled up there was no tractor trailer. Just a sign that said the clinic had been canceled. I was shocked. No one had called to tell me about the cancellation and here I had just driven 60 miles. As it happened though, I had the P.A.'s number (from the call on Saturday). I found out later that the church's water was off so they had to cancel at the last minute. I gave the P.A. a ring and left a message. Then I waited around awhile to see if I would hear back from her. I finally decided to head back home. Well, I got a call back after I had got to the little town just outside of the Big City. To make a long story a bit shorter I turned around and met her at another clinic, picked up my lab request and headed out to find the lab. After getting lost a couple of times I finally made it!! Now I have to wait until next Wednesday for the results. They should re-confirm what I have been telling Social Security all along. Hopefully when I get the results I will be able to get them off to them in time so they can use them in making their decision on my case. I have my fingers crossed this time since these results could definitely speed up the SS process.
I haven't mentioned this before. Mainly because it is (to me anyway) really disturbing. The neighbor that lives next door has two dogs. One is a Dachshund and the other one is a German Shepard. The dachshund has been tied up on the front porch all summer and the German Shepard is tied up in the backyard. These poor dogs have been without water during the hot summer most every day. Not to mention that it seems they don't feed the German Shepard much at all. Two or three times a week maybe. It disgusts me. Heck it makes me want to cry one minute and raise hell the next. Here is the problem though. I can't get into their backyard to water and even to feed that poor dog. He looks horrible and probably suffers from Heart worms as well. I wanted to call the Humane Society or the dog pound or whatever they have here in Little Big Town and report the situation. The problem is that the neighbor is a cop here for the city. If I were to call he would definitely know who had done it since we are the only ones who can see into the back yard. There would be repercussions. Mushroom said that they have called on them before and that the drama lasted for a long time afterwords. I am a guest here and so I can't be getting folks in a tizzy either. I just don't know what to do.` Heck it's illegal to do some of the things I have considered!! :) It just breaks my heart to see people abusing animals like that and not even caring.
~~Hey...I'm Just Sayin...~~