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Right. The below, orig­i­nal­ly post­ed as a response to a com­ment ker­rbearsmile left in fulano_de_tal’s jour­nal, might help to explain my fatigue and gen­er­al absence:

::sigh. I’ve spent about 8 hours this week in three doc­tor’s offices (just my vis­its, not count­ing any­thing for the girl). Last week I spent about 4 hours in one doc­tor’s office and about 1 hour in anoth­er. That’s 13 hours in the last two weeks for me.

Katie sees a ther­a­pist once every week (1 hour) and has aller­gy shots twice a week (about 45 min­utes each time IF we get there in the morn­ing — oth­er­wise about 90 min­utes). She sees at least one doc­tor a month for mon­i­tor­ing of var­i­ous chron­ic con­di­tions. That’s 2.5 to 4 hours every week, at least 12 to 18 hours a month.

As soon as I man­age to find a ther­a­pist with whom I have good rap­port who will see me afford­ably, I’ll prob­a­bly go back to week­ly visits.

I also spent about 3 hours in a doc­tor’s office wait­ing with Sam for his appoint­ment last week. That’s a month­ly thing, plus (sup­posed to be) week­ly vis­its to a therapist.

I’m not includ­ing dri­ve times, which range from 15 to 90 minutes.

sam­bear took care of one of those dri­ves for me today because he is the most incred­i­ble part­ner in the uni­verse. He drove all the way to Lawrenceville to pick up the med­ica­tion I needed—that’s AT LEAST an hour away from us with­out heavy traf­fic, and takes much longer dur­ing the main com­mut­ing hours (such as when he went).

Ear­li­er this week I found out that my rheuma­tol­o­gist has a major Do-Si-Dos habit, so Sam also deliv­ered a car­ton of cook­ies to her and col­lect­ed pay­ment for it.

Um, right. There’s some­thing else. Prob­a­bly lots of some­thing else. I just can’t remem­ber them.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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