And I become...confused.
Yep. I do.
For instance....a couple of years ago I had a little heart scare. I went into the ER with a cough that I thought was my usual horrible bronchitis. The Doc on Duty (kinda like a "Doc in a Box") looked at my chest x-ray and said I had a really big heart...I thanked her and rather humbly I said.."Well, I do try.."
She said, no, my heart was enlarged and I needed to go directly to the hospital. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.
Needless to say, we went. After a battery of tests, readings, pokes and prods I was given LoTs of meds...some I'd heard of, some not.
When the "Regular" Doc came in the next day and I told him I had to pee a lot, he said "It's because you've had Lasix .."
"What! This is Sooo cool! I came in here with a big heart and you fixed my eyes too?? Can I see now without my glasses?? That's awesome!"
He looked at me rather oddly. Apparently HE knew that "Lasix" is a water pill and NOT Lasik Eye Surgery to correct far-sightedness....
Then there was the time when I was a brand new Mommy with a crying baby. Worried, I took her to the pediatrician.
Now grant you, this guy could have been MY pediatrician - I was barely 18..
He examined the baby (Hi April!) and sighed and what he said was..."It's just temper.." but what I heard was...
I screamed at him.."Didn't you give her shots for that??"
Ah, to be young and...stupid..
Flash forward a few decades. Sister Gerri had had some heart issues (notice a pattern here?) I'd been following her trials and tribulations with my sister Kathy who gives me the scoop when we talk (we Sullivan girls have an "Emergency Family-Broadcasting System" that we've passed down to our kids too) If one sister can't get a hold of the other, she calls another one and we start calling the kids to check and so on..but I hadn't discussed the issues with Gerri yet..
So I finally get a hold of Gerri..
Me: "Hi, how's it going?"
Gerri: "Oh, OK I guess.."
Me: "So what are they going to do about it??"
Gerri: "They're going to take it out and replace it. (she says..nonchalantly..)
Gerri: "Yeah, they said I needed a complete new one..they're coming out on Wednesday.."
Me: "WHAT?? They're COMING OUT THERE? WHAT THE...???"What do you mean they're coming out there...
Gerri: "They do it all the time - it'll just take a few hours."
Me: "WHAT?? They're COMING OUT THERE??? TO GIVE YOU A NEW HEART????"
Gerri: "What are you talking about?"
Me: "What are YOU talking about???"
Gerri: "My septic tank....."
Me: "Oh..Well..allrightythen. So, how are the horses??
Moral? Probably should make yourself. very. clear. when. speaking. to. me.
Nah, then I'd have nothing to blog about.