Friday, August 19, 2016

Life's Little Quirks

It makes me chuckle, but I'm one of those people who falls I through the cracks. For example, last year when I went to the hospital for an MRI before meniscal knee repair surgery I checked in at the proper desk and went down to the area where one waits their turn. Well, I waited and waited and finally asked if there was a problem with my appointment. The woman checked her clipboard for my name and told me I was marked down as a 'no show'. How could this be, when I was there half an hour early and had waited almost two hours in the waiting room? It seems the girl on the check in desk didn't send my information along that I'd arrived. Luckily the line was halted and I was ushered in right away with utmost apologies.
Is it just me? 
Last week an on-line magazine I've submitted to for the first four issues since it began last year had the summer issue released which was a surprise because I'd not even received the topic selections or deadline. Needless to say I was hurt and disappointed for not being included .... the editor's reply was she'd forgotten all about me! So if anyone was looking for me in Rural, I'm not writing for it any more.
See what I mean? There are more stories like this but we don't need to go there.
My husband had his knee replacement on Tuesday and I brought him home from the hospital this morning. We've had great family support and I can confirm that bloggers who've had this surgery and say how painful it is are being truthful.
Not much to bring up about the gardens other than cooler weather is on the way and I can get outside again.
We have quite a large murder of crows in our neighbourhood and this morning I watched as one was running down the street alongside the curb in hot pursuit of a mouse. The mouse was jumping in the air and running as fast as it could go but alas, it became lunch on the go in a nearby tree.

30 comments:

  1. Speedy recovery to your husband. Slow and steady...

    I hope you have experienced the last time being overlooked.

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  2. Hello dear Judith, I'm very sorry to hear about these unpleasant happenings. I don't know if it's of any consolation, but I think this kind of things happen to all the people and especially to the polite, well-mannered ones, who don't start ranting immediately when something goes wrong. Fortunately in the first example the things finally were done properly!
    Wishes of speedy recovery to you husband. I hope you can have a happy gardening weekend! Big hugs!!

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  3. Sorry to hear you've had these problems, there's nothing worse than hanging about in hospitals. You really need some crochet with you at times like that. I hope your husband soon recovers.

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  4. I wondered where your article was in the latest issue of Rural. Hope the recovery goes well for your husband. Tell him to keep doing the exercises even if they hurt, as it is worth it in the end. I had mt replacement 5 years ago and it is almost time for the other knee. Enjoy the weekend.

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  5. And good riddance to the rodent! I'd welcome a murder anytime if they get rid of those things, even a murder of crows to get it accomplished.

    Yes, Judith, you are not alone. I have waited and waited for appointments only to be told that my name had been called and I had mot responded. What?! There were no apologies. Needless to say, I fired that doctor and never returned, He called wanting to know what had happened and I explained that his staff was incompetent.

    As for the magazine...gheesh...a gal could get a complex. Not very professional. at.all.

    Oh your poor darling. I hope that he can get some pain relief and that, once healed and put through his paces, he'll be better than ever.

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  6. Judith, Oh dear, your MRI visit was eventful! I hope that your husband knee heals well and his recuperation not too uncomfortable or painful.

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  7. Oh for heaven's sake on the MRI snafu and shame one her on the magazine rudeness. Prayers for your husband's recovery. The RG had a hip replacement which went o.k but he just can't wrap his head around moving onto the knees.

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  8. Sorry about you being forgotten. It makes you feel bad and I am sorry you had this experience. I wasn't sure what knee surgery you had; I had a partial meniscectomy on my right knee in 2008 and I've done just great. No pain at all. Sorry Glenn's didn't go as well and he had to have the TKR. Hope you don't have to go to that step. Take care. Hugs to you both and praying for his recovery.
    Beth

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  9. Best wishes to your husband for a speedy and comfortable recovery.
    Sorry about your being "passed over" at your hospital appointment, it seems there is more and more incompetence on many jobs these days. I'm sure your absence from this issue of the magazine was not intentional, I did notice and missed you! The weather is certainly feeling "late summer-ish"... I just can't bring myself to say that four letter F word yet.... Hope we have lots of warm days yet. Summer has flown by far too quickly.



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  10. Best wishes for your husband's recovery. My sister had both knees replaced 1 and 1/2 years ago, and it was a life changer. It's pretty hard for the recovery, but it's made a world of difference in her mobility, and she's so happy for having them done.

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  11. Dang. I hate that.

    We had that happened on a double date for a restaurant that had opened up - they just FORGOT us. I kept going up and asking, and asking and asking - they kept saying "you're next" but then I kept watching other folks get seated. We finally got seated after 2 hours of waiting - if it hadn't been a fairly new couple we were with we'd have left the first "you're next" didn't work. but as it is we never EVER went back. Being invisible? I DON'T THINK SO, PEEPS.

    Hugs. Praying for your hubs. ♥

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  12. Those were some very sad quirks, Judith, but I do think they happen to all of us. I hope your hubby's recovery goes smoothly and without any quirks! The poor dear, but I'm sure he has the best nurse around to care for him. Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  13. yep, this has happened to me and to most I know...
    sure hope your sweetheart heals quickly...
    xoxo

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  14. My orders at restaurant always remain on the shelf where the cook put it, cooking under the heat lamp. I was waiting inside an exam room for over two hours when I realized the place seemed terribly quiet. I stuck my head out the door to discover the entire office and the doctor had left to go home and I was alone in the office. I was given an enema, and 2 liters of water in preparation for some ultrasounds and NO ONE came to take me into the exam room. I nearly burst at the seems and finally had to evacuate - in more ways than one. I then found out they HAD taken me back and done all the tests....on the wrong patient. I didn't know which one of us was the unluckiest.

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  15. I think we may have all waited on an appointment, at times, I know I have and like you have to remind them. This isn't a good feeling. Hope your husband has a good recovery from his knee surgery.

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  16. Sending your hubby positive healing vibes.

    It's no fun being overlooked so I'm glad that you were able to maintain a sense of humor with your experiences of "falling through the cracks".

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  17. I'm so sorry about all of that Judith! It's annoying when it happens repeatedly!

    My mom had both knees done nearly 10 years ago and has NEVER regretted it! I'm sure your husband will feel the same.

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  18. My good wishes to your husband for a speedy recovery, and I hope he feels a lot more comfortable very soon.

    I hope you can both enjoy your weekend ... just take things easy.

    All the best Jan

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  19. I was wondering where you were in the mag and why . Hope your hubs has a speedy recovery . These things happen don't they ? I have had a similar thing happen to me at the hospital as well I was a bit ticked off as I to got there early . We have a lot of crows about the valley as well and make a racket every evening and early morning in the fields ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  20. Big hug from me. Sorry about you being forgotten now and then. That's not funny and so annoying. Best wishes for you and your husband's recovery. xxx

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  21. Gone are the days when we had paper appointment books and all we needed to do was see someone come in the door ro know they "arrived". I know this well because this is what I do and everything is done by a computer. Yes, gone are those days. I'm sorry to hear about the Rural Magazine thing...that's not cool. Here's hoping your hubby recovers well from his surgery. I work in PT and although it is painful at first, it is so rewarding to see patient's progress and how they get to normal function.

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  22. Well, we won't forget you here Judith ;) Just remember the squeaky wheel gets the oil. Best wishes for your husband, and hopefully he will be feeling the benefits very quickly.
    Wendy

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  23. Hope your husband mends well and handles the PT okay. My friend who had knee replacement says it is hard work, but definitely all worth it in the end.
    Murder of crows . . . I'm sure the little mouse thought that was an apt description.

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  24. Sorry about all you have gone through! It's not a nice feeling when we feel invisible! We LOVE you! Hope your appointment was fine, and that your husband heals fast. (my other in law is about to have this surgery)

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  25. I wish your husband well, Judith. My brother had his knees replaced (not at the same time) and is better,after physiotherapy and exercises at home, for having them in working order again. As for online magazine, I'm very sorry you were treated unkindly. I hope you are able to find another outlet for your writing. How does one get in Canadian Gardening, I wonder! You have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share.

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  26. Good wishes for a speedy recovery for your husband, Judith. There is nothing more insulting (in my opinion) than overlooking someone or forgetting them and their contributions. I am certain you'll find a new outlet for your writing that will give proper due to you and your talents!

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  27. I'm sorry about those glitches. And wish your husband well. I am contemplating a second one this fall. I won't ever forget the pain of physical therapy after the surgery. There is nothing like it---the worse I've ever experienced it.

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  28. Being overlooked and ignored leaves one feeling very small, doesn't it? To be told that you've been forgotten is especially hurtful.
    I hope your husband makes a quick and thorough recovery from his surgery.

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  29. Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your husband! I hope it's not too hot in your part of the world and that there's a cooling breeze to relieve him.
    It's upsetting to be ignored or passed over as though you're not there. Here in Blogdom you are never taken for granted!

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