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Wasted day

October 19th, 2011 at 06:08 pm

I wish I could be more gracious about the whole thing, but I was feeling pretty cranky about my wasted day today.

I had told my neighbor I'd take her to the hospital (not the local one) for her colonscopy today. I figured it would be a few hours so I brought 2 magazines to read. It ended up being a total of 7 hours from the time I picked her up (8:15 am) to the time I got home (around 3 pm).

I try to be helpful, but one thing I am most definitely not good at is waiting. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Climbing walls. I asked the nurse finally if my neighbor was done, and she went ahead and brought me to where she lay in bed. She looked pretty groggy, but gosh, I'd already been waiting quite some time by then, so I said, wake up, sleepy head. My neighbor said, oh, it feels good to sleep. I didn't want to rush her, so i said, take your time, I'll be waiting in the lobby, and i left her. Well, i guess she took me at my word, and must have gone back to sleep again. Geez. Then an hour or so later the nurse tells me to pick up my car and wait out front, which I did. Then I waited another 45 minutes in my car. They later claimed they looked outside and didn't see me there and waited around 20 minutes, but obviously, they didn't look very hard. There were at least a half dozen cars lined up in front of the hospital, all waiting to pick people up, and I was just one of them. Oh well.

I will get my SWEET REVENGE in 3 weeks when it's MY turn to have a colonscopy and my neighbor drives me! However, once awake, I would not linger in bed knowing that someone was waiting for me. And I'll be going to the local hospital.

So it shot most of my day. I just felt grumpy about that.

It was very upsetting to read about that guy in Ohion who let all his exotic animals loose before killing himself. What was upsetting was hearing about how law enforcement found it necessary to kill most of those animals. Why they couldn't simply tranquilize them, I don't know. Very sad. They got a taste of freedom and then their lives was snuffed out.

7 Responses to “Wasted day”

  1. CB in the City Says:

    Having been through two colonoscopies, I can tell you that she probably has no memory of you coming to her bed. But the waiting in the parking lot -- that's messed up.

    I feel sad about the animals, too, but I don't think they had much choice. They weren't prepared with tranquilizers for so many large, dangerous animals, and they had to protect human life. But what a terrible waste. Sickening. The owner, who let them loose, may have thought he was freeing them, but he was killing them.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I read that story early this morning, but the bit about the owner killing himself wasn't included. It did say something about the orangutans and chimps? not being released - just the more dangerous animals. You gotta wonder why??

  3. My English Castle Says:

    Waiting on a colon test--not fun at all. I hope you get the same amount of rest after yours.

  4. patientsaver Says:

    He had just been released from jail after serving a year on charges, i believe, related to animal neglect. He was said to be depressed.

  5. Ima saver Says:

    I have had 3 colonoscopies done and I was in and out in less than 2 hours. I just give my husband's cell phone number to the nurse and she called him when I was thru. I usually come home and sleep some more after I eat something.
    It was so sad about all those animals being shot.

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    They said it was because it was getting dark that they had to shoot them for public safety. They couldn't risk the tranquilizers not working and the animals running around enraged at being hurt or simply just losing them to the darkness. I still think it was horrible. Especially the Bengal tigers that are an endangered species. But I know I would have totally been freaked out if it happened near me.

  7. PNW Mom Says:

    I felt so bad for all of those animals too Frown

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