Sorry this isn’t the most appealing picture, but I’m going to rant for a second... I absolutely can’t stand military doctors! I was told today by the same PA that said I was dramatizing my morning sickness when I was pregnant... yet I had 15+ ER visits for it and was offered a Zofran pump since my morning sickness was so severe. And her response was “all women go through this”... What a joke. Then today, on my day off, I presented to the clinic with symptoms very similar to strep throat. I unfortunately had the same PA. She first greets me with “Huh, it’s odd you come in with symptoms of a cold on its first day.” I told her, “Ma’am, this is the second day and I believe it’s more than a cold. I’ve got white patches all over my tonsils.” She takes a look and says, “Huh, doesn’t look bad to me, but we’ll run tests to see if it’s strep.” Few minutes later, one test for a strand of strep came back negative. She said the second strand of strep won’t be resulted until Monday and we’ll decide from there if you need antibiotics. In my head I’m thinking, you’re telling me I’m going to have to deal with this all weekend including my day off that I earned?! Such crap. I then asked to be put on Quarters aka sick leave so I wouldn’t be charged leave and she said your vitals looks perfect, so I’m not going to authorize Quarters. I just agreed and she sent me out my way. I left the clinic in tears... for one, I can’t eat anything for which I’m already underweight and down to 97 lbs and for two and most importantly, I don’t want to get my daughter sick and lastly, this could progress into an even bigger issue if left untreated for too long. Now I’m going to have to spend more of my time going off base to the ER for this when she could have just treated me presumptively and prescribed me antibiotics, but her solution which is almost every military doctor’s solution to every problem is Motrin... Monday I’m reporting her to Patient Advocacy. #Rant#MilitaryProblems#GraphicImage#Sick
My face might say otherwise but these are always my favorite moments!
The idea that absence makes the heart grow fonder used to be something I thought no longer existed. Then I met her and God has seen fit to workout our heart strings and the truth is now evident.
One year away has shown me that the old me no longer exists because I have been molded and made better by her. Without her I am an unpolished stone. I only feel my best with her there.
This means that before either parent can use the services of a third-party caregiver, the other parent must be provided an opportunity to care for the child.
During my divorce, this was offered to my ex-husband. He declined, but has to pay 60% of work related childcare expenses. He was angry the first time he was emailed a receipt for overnight childcare services when I traveled for work.
He obviously didn't know how costly nanny services are.