Sometimes You Gotta Laugh

@AmbiePam (49886)
United States
October 24, 2016 10:37pm CST
So at 1am Sunday morning I gather my dog and some (a lot) laundry, and drive over to the home of my dad and his wife. They are out of town so I didn't have to worry about waking them. I had not planned that late night/early morning trip, but a problem I have been having at my apartment happened again. So from 1:30 to about 4am I did laundry. The "problem" at my apartment left me with a lot of laundry. My dog was not happy with me, poor thing. She likes rare trips to my dad's house, but not to sleep at. And I couldn't go home until Sunday afternoon. Another issue last week and this week was getting a pain management doctor. My primary care physician no longer wants to do pain management so I have to find a pain management clinic. Easier said than done! So many places didn't take my insurance, and many others had a limit on taking patients with my insurance. I was met with the same reason each time it didn't work out: it's Obama Care. I won't go into detail, because it's not relevant. However, the hoops I have to jump through, and the incompetence of several medical places has just made me laugh. It looks like I may have to get a couple MRIs simply because one doctor's office can't find them. Oh, insurance will not be happy. But I found my old pain management clinic and got an appointment with them. Anyway, I have just laughed. It's not getting me down, I'm just grateful. I think the whole thing is teaching me a lot. I think I'm patient, but it's teaching me even more patience. I feel sorry for the people in the doctor's offices. They don't want to be incompetent; they are understaffed, and the government keeps changing the insurance policies. In the long run so many people have bigger issues. Share with me some of your life's situations that just make you surrender to laughter.
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• Philippines
27 Oct 16
This is one reason I watch comedy shows or late night shows.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
29 Oct 16
I'll tune in to a late night rerun of The Golden Girls to get some comic relief!
@Juliaacv (32549)
• Canada
25 Oct 16
I don't have anything that I can really laugh about. I'm glad that you're maintaining your sense of humor over all of this, it sounds trying.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
25 Oct 16
I wish I could adopt your attitude in everything. You've got a good one!
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@Juliaacv (32549)
• Canada
25 Oct 16
@AmbiePam Thank you, you learn pretty quick that ya gotta laugh cuz crying don't change a thing!
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@jstory07 (69328)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Oct 16
We just got insurance when my husband retired in December 2015. Than when we got to Oregon we found out that insurance did not work in Oregon. So we changed insurance. Than that insurance is no longer taken in Oregon. Now four months later we have to get new insurance again. What a mess.
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@AmbiePam (49886)
• United States
29 Oct 16
Wow. That's not a headache, it's a migraine!
@paigea (22453)
• Canada
27 Oct 16
I am glad you can keep your sense of humour.
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@Susan2015 (21335)
• United States
27 Oct 16
I thought that every place had to take the Obama Care.
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@FayeHazel (19111)
• United States
26 Oct 16
I hope you're able to find the right pain clinic... my dad has had quite the struggle finding one, too
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@dfollin (12734)
• United States
26 Oct 16
I know what you mean about laughing.and I hope your pain management works out.
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@just4him (124505)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Oct 16
I'm glad you were able to laugh at life's foibles. I can't think of a situation at the moment that made me laugh in wonder.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
25 Oct 16
Oh my goodness, what a stressful procedure to find someone who can take care of you. I admire you for keeping your sense of humor.
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@TRBRocks420 (81237)
• Banks, Oregon
25 Oct 16
Glad to hear you are able to laugh about it, there really is no better medicine.
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@sharon6345 (136010)
• United States
25 Oct 16
At least you did not cry.
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@jstory07 (69328)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Oct 16
I am glad you found another place for your pain managment.
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