1 March 2011

I hate my GP and other reasons why this day sucked

This day was the W.O.R.S.T.

I want to go to bed just so it could be over.

So, I am not dying, nor do I have anything serious to worry about. Apparently I have low HDL cholesterol and that's why I was called in to see the doctor. My levels are 1.16 mmol/L which is on the lower end of the range. When I went to Dr. Google it said that having low HDL can lead to heart disease. I also read that stress and anxiety can lower HDL levels -- and yes, I may be a little stressed (stupid January and February).

Because I am one of those typically polite Canadians I left the doctor's office without letting on that I was absolutely livid. I wish that the receptionist told me that the doctor wanted to see me, but it wasn't urgent. I spent two days worried out of my skull. It also doesn't help that my GP is the one that brushed my painful periods aside as well as the ovarian cysts and the mid-cycle bleeding. I am so thankful for my Napro doctor since she is at least competent!


Three other reasons why my day sucked:

1) I got quite the letter from one of the mothers in my class. Her daughter kicked FOUR boys in their private areas during lunch recess. The teacher on duty told me what had happened and at the next recess I took the little girl to the office to talk to the vice principal. It obviously wasn't an accident since she kicked four boys and not one.

The mother basically told me that it was my fault that her child is acting out and that she had none of these problems at her previous school (which I am certain that it isn't the case since I read her file!). I have hard time believing that a child that lashes out physically to this degree has not had problems before. Needless to say, I have to have a meeting with the VP and this mother to get to the bottom of it all.

Btw, the mom mentioned that she suspects that her child has ADD or ADHD at our recent parent-teacher interviews, which totally explains why the kid can't do any work unsupervised. She spends more time rolling on the floor than she does actually doing any work. If I knew in October when she moved to my school I would've been able to have some strategies in place!

Also, the kid mentioned that her mom had a few miscarriages before she was born. Not only am I dealing with a mother in denial, but I'm also dealing a woman that has dealt with IF and who's kid is a mess!

2) I signed up to do extra after school tutoring to help improve our grade three testing scores. My colleague and I have twenty kids between the two of us, but it felt like there were 60 students! A few of the students are absolutely bonkers! I was trying to read a story to the group and it took almost 45 minutes to get through it because the kids were nuts! It is going to be the hardest earned $1500 I will ever earn!

3) My dad is supposed to retire on Thursday and I found out that he's planning to continue work. He has been talking about retiring for the past year and I thought that he was so excited. I am so disappointed that he isn't going to take the time off and relax. Mr. JB said that he's certain that my dad didn't want to tell me because I would be upset, which I am. 

Needless to say on my way home I stopped and got some wine.

Thank you so much for your prayers. When I'm not so darned grumpy I'll tell you all about my appointment with Dr. Nora.

Tomorrow can't come fast enough.


  1. Oh honey I"m sorry! I would have been livid too! All that worry for NOTHING! I hope the wine does the trick!

  2. Today sucked for me too! Wishing that the rest of March is better for everyone!!!

    Enjoy the wine!!

  3. I am sorry for your crappy day!!! Enjoy that wine, try to relax and remember that tomorrow is a fresh, new day!

    I'm so sorry, I'll be praying for you!

  4. I'm sorry that you had a crappy day. Isn't it just the worst when doctors (or their receptionists) leave those vague messages that can cause such anxiety?? Ugh. That totally frustrates me.

  5. Wow, that's ridiculous. They should have just given you the results over the phone...or in the mail!
    I would send a letter of complaint!

  6. They gave me that type of news in regards to my cholestral level..made a huge deal out of it as well. Yeah, GP doc sucks big time!
    Sorry to hear your day was so bad! WIne is always great...i normally resort to my trusty box of chocolates!..bad bad obsession!

  7. Ick. Geez. I think a second bottle would be totally acceptable. ;-)

  8. Awe JB I hope today is better and that the vino helped calm you a little. I hate hearing the sadness in your voice.

    As far as your dad's retirement goes, they do say the longer they work, the better it is for them. It's keeps their longevity going. My dad was supposed to retire last year as well and is now having to wait a couple more years. Hugs for you about this.

    Today better be a better day or else! hahha

  9. I hope you enjoyed the bottle of wine! You definitely deserve it after such a rough day :(

  10. I hope it was a good bottle of wine because you deserve it! I hope today is much better!

  11. So sorry for all your frustrations. :( Enjoy that wine, you deserve it!

  12. I am so glad that the worry was for nothing. That really isn't nice to do to someone.

    I hope today was better than yesterday.