In the events of my day today, I found that being hurried is definitely no in my strong suit. I am someone who truly needs routine in their life. I need organization. Random mishaps are really not working for me.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I did not have a bad day. This is just not one of my ordinary days. I am very busy on most days, and not that I am in LOVE with everyday, I just like simple, straight forward… ROUTINES!
Our morning started at 6AM, my husband was still here, because he was working in town today, this is not normal. So, as he was getting ready to crawl out of bed, I hear this screech noise (Schyler’s bedroom door) she decided she could not sleep anymore, so she was going to go down stairs by herself. I had waited a minute, cause she generally comes into my room to snuggle and go back to sleep, but I got up to find where she was and she was starting down the first flight of stairs. Then I grabbed her up to my room, where we were able to snuggle till Sean got out of the shower. I then jumped into the shower… all sounds just a tiny bit of course, and we have only been up for about 20 minutes at this point!
As I am showering, Sean had left (or so I thought) It was 6:50 and he came into the bathroom and said that the Baby was here. Her mom does not usually drop her off till 7:05, so I still had plenty of time! So I hurry with the rest of my shower, thinking that he was just taking care of the baby till I got down stairs, it only took me a couple of minutes, so I came down in my TOWEL. Low and behold, the mom was still here, and there I stood in all my glory in nothing but a wrapped towel. About 5 minutes later, as I am still standing there in my towel, both Sean and the mom decide to leave.
Jaden comes down stairs and is getting breakfast ready, and finally things are getting back on track. I have just over 30 minutes to get both of my girls dressed, Jaden completely ready… and it is now 5 minutes till we have to leave…. I have a doctor’s appointment so we HAD to leave the house about 20 minutes earlier than normal! I was going to have Jaden waiting at the front door of their school when they opened, rather than when they are getting ready to sound off the final bell like normal. BUT NOPE, not happening… as I am putting the baby in her car seat, and she is screaming like someone had taken one of her toes and twisted and pulled as hard as they could… I get her all buckled in and puff….
puff comes this odor. ARE YOU SERIOUS… I need to leave Now, not in another 10 minutes… NOW~~~ Guess the baby decided not only was she going to relieve herself, but she wanted to make sure that she TOTALLY and COMPLETELY relieved herself! She not only exploded up the back but all in the front also. Time for a strip down and also, a wipe bath. I am now almost 20 minutes later than what I needed to be. I leave the house at 8:30, get him to the school at 8:38, and I make it to the hospital at….. 8:50. I called Sean who was going to meet me and help take care of the babies, so hopefully my blood pressure would be down for my appointment! “where did you park?” I asked. He say ” I am just getting into the truck, I forgot my keys in the building and had to go back in, I will be there soon.” I have a total of 5 minutes till my appointment at this time!
I get me out, then go to the back of the rig, pull out the mamajama double stroller, that does not fit the baby seat. Grab Schyler out (who does not have shoes on) grab her shoes, put her in the front of the stroller. Go to the other side of the car, to get the baby seat and attempt to put it in the back half of the stroller, crawl up into the rig reach over the seat to the back seat to unbuckle Shyla who has now decided that she needs to put her jacket on before getting out of the car. She then gets out, grabs the stroller, while trying to maneuver my big double duo, and keep the car seat that does not fit, trying to run quickly with a 3 year tagging along the stroller… yep you get the picture, and we were parked in the very back of the lot.
I get in the door, still quick paced because the handicap door thing was broken and did not work, Shyla is not strong enough to hold open the door, so I had to pull the door and push the rig… I wait in line and finally get checked in. They have decided I need to update the forms. How necessary is this really??? Paperwork every time we go in. Do you have other insurance? No, I don’t, and no I don’t work or have a work number either. How about this….If I decide to get a job, and have insurance I will notify you, so you can bill them!
I start filling out the paperwork and Sean walks in the door, at the same time, my name is called! I get back to my exam room, and he says “Oh this is set up for a women’s health exam, lets change rooms!” Good thing, cause I was not prepared for that today! We move rooms and he asks me how I am, and as usual I said, good but I think my blood pressure might be a BIT high~!
He took my blood pressure after I had been sitting for about 2 minutes and yep… high! I was 159 over 105. I think that, that qualified for a bit high. It was now only 9:05. Not bad for getting all the morning done that quick right! I forgot to tell you, I forgot to pack Jaden’s lunch for school??!! Really need to hurry and get his lunch back to him! So the aide waited about 5 minutes came back into the room and took my pressure manually it was… lower!! Yep, it went down to 148 over 98! Ok, I know that is still terrible, but it is much better than the first one. Also I forgot to mention that I have been tracking my pressures at home and one of my highest ones were 132 over 86. Much closer to normal right! I forgot it at home on the table with my cuff, so i was not able to show it to the doctor when she came in!
Needless to say, when asked what medicine I was taking.. I had to admit…. I haven’t taken anything at all in about 2 or 3 wks. I keep forgetting, I really am not doing it on purpose, I just have not got into a routine, with all this new things going on!
So, here is my new agenda, that has to start, and I am still going to be working regularly with the doctor! First thing in the morning I will get up. Swallow 3 pills. Water pill (low dose to see if will help with BP), synthroid (thyroid), and Topomax (headache). I have an appointment on Monday with the Neurologist (see if they can fix my numbness on my right side, and the damage to my shoulder), I need to make a new appointment with the new endocrinologist for my thyroid, I need to go have a EKG done (she said I will do this every year now, since I had the complications when I had Schyler), she sent through a consult for a nutritionist (because of BP), and then she said there is another specialist that will call to make some tests for the headaches.
Does this all sound like a plan or what???!! So if you can and think of me! Please pray for me to get a good routine down, I don’t think that anything is to serious with my health. I think it is all just a lot of major neglect, that I need to get the ball rolling on some ME TIME!
So, now that all of that is done, I took lunch money to school, and had the girls fed, changed, baby fed and 2 of the 3 down for a nap all before 12~ Now, I am getting ready to do house work!
READY, SET, GO!!!! Now that was an eventful day! And I have 1 1/2 hours till I have to do PTO duty, which may just bring my BP even higher than this morning!!