Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day 232 - Alberta medical system is a joke ........

Yesterday was a total write off as far as life was concerned.  Got to work and there was water everywhere.  It had poured rain overnight and this brand new building we are in was leaking.  Due to an engineering flaw (or stupidity, not sure which), they forgot that when you leave half of the roof open (for some type of new ventalation system), rain will get in and follow the path of least resistance, even I know that.  So it was a day of dripping water and cranky people.

Get home and hubby has gotten a call from the disability company telling him that because he has lost 20 pounds he can go back to work.  Never mind that he still has major chest pains when he over does it, his legs buckle sometimes and he has a soft tissue tumor in his head.  But he lost some weight and his blood sugars have improved so back to work you go.  Then on top of it, the company that he works for no longer has a contract at the gas plant where he was working so there is no job to go back to.  This will be interesting to see how this plays out.  We know that he can go back to work and within 3 hours he will probably be in the ER because he's fallen off a ladder or gotten hurt because he can't hear.  You gotta love stupidity.  For the first time in our lives we are actually thinking of a major lawsuit.

Today is the day of our annual Victoria Day BBQ.  I am so excited, it will be nice to have a house/backyard full of company and just forget about all the medical stuff for a day.  Hubby has asked everyone to just come and have fun and not turn it into a pity party for him.  I'm up real early doing a bit more cleaning and gettig my potato salad done.

How has my food been, doing good, no binging and getting all the right foods.  I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm down nearly 3 pounds this week.  Of course that is not an official weigh in but I am happy to see the scale sliding in the right direction.


  1. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry to hear about the stupidity that seems to be all around! When it rains it pours :(

    So glad you are having a bbq today. I hope you both can relax and have a GREAT time!

    Down 3 pounds? That's awesome! Now it's just keeping it down till your weigh day, you can do it! :)

  2. I have no words for how frustrating this must be for you. I honestly hope they come to their senses. We are going through something similar here, but we don't have managed care like you do and they still are screwing up royally.

    Congrats on the loss and please, please, please have a fabu time at the BBQ! [post pics]

  3. Enjoy your day! Don't even think about the other stuff!

    3 pounds is a big loss! Congrats!