Monday, August 8, 2016

July Recap

Happy August. Hope your July was a good one. The weather continues to be hot here. We have been in the 90's for weeks. I am okay with it because I am inside with ac most of the time. It did cool down late last week into the 80's which was nice.  My zinnias are continuing to do well in the heat though. We had a little visitor that really likes them too. Isn't it beautiful?
I went back to my primary care doctor that I talked about last month but it turned out to be another horrible experience. She was the one that told me to come back for a follow up but had no idea why I was even there. She also had a bad attitude towards me the minute she walked in and it just want down hill from there. I tried to talk to her about a few different things including not being able to get the rheumatologist she sent me to see to respond to my phone calls or emails but her response was cold and unhelpful. I tried to continue but
I finally had enough and said to her that she was making me very uncomfortable and her response was I was too complicated of a patient, there was only so much time to deal with me and she had nothing else to offer me until I had a diagnosis. She then told me I was welcome to see someone else in the practice but when I asked her if they would be more willing to help me than she was she responded with we all tend to think alike. At that point I told Emilia we were leaving and got up and walked out. She never did anything to stop me. Needless to say I was very upset after that and left the office in tears. I thought doctors were suppose to try and help their patients?? I still have not been able to talk to the rheumy she sent me to I have only been able to talk to her assistant. I did find out that the rheumatologist has given me the diagnosis of fibromylagia again even though she said to me in the office when I saw her that she was not convinced it was all fibro but has ruled out other autoimmune diseases based on the blood work she did. I am so frustrated and discouraged right now. I am dealing with chronic pain everyday and now I don't have a doctor I trust to help me. I made an appointment with a new primary care doctor that was recommended by my ear doc. I go to see her the middle of August. I just pray she will be willing to help me and at least be kind.

On a happier note, my in-laws came to town the middle of July and we had a graduation party for Emilia. I hired a personal chef to do the cooking this time. It was nice to not have to cook but the food could have been better. The important thing is that both families were able to be together to celebrate something good. We were so busy eating that we forgot to take photos with the family so all we have are these pictures of the food. The cake came from Alberston's and Emilia loved it.

Emilia and I have been busy with orders in our Etsy shop. Last month she added a lemonade themed tutu set to go with my lemonade party decor. The original was light pink and yellow but we had a buyer that requested it in hot pink and yellow so we now have 2 options. Which one do you like best?
 I also received these great photos from buyers of their babies wearing our 1/2 birthday onesies and hat. Aren't they adorable?

I am loving these strawberry bars.
I leave off the topping and only use the strawberries since I have not been able to find rhubarb. They are Paleo.
That's it for now I hope the rest of your August is a good one and I will be back with more to share next month.