Some days are good days some days are bad days and then
there are those that are roller coaster rides!
Good news: My medical insurance company is VERY proactive!
So much so I find it intrusive and annoying as hell! They constantly call to
offer unsolicited advice and to remind me I’m old now and need to get a flu
But when they sent me an ‘in home’ kidney disease test I
went berserk! How DARE they! I HAVE a doctor who cares for me and orders the
tests she feels are necessary! Get your nosey nose out of my business!
Then I calmed down and thought about it for a while and
since it was free……and since some of the meds I’m on are hard on the kidneys I
thought maybe I should stop being such an ass and just do it.
So I peed in the cup, packaged it up, mailed it and
It was taking so long I was beginning to think I had done
something wrong and they just threw away my specimen. Then the envelope came. I
was torn between not wanting to know and wanting to know. Maybe I could just
wait until I went to see my doctor and have her tell me the news…….snort……
So I opened the envelope and…..GOOD NEWS! My kidney function
was well within ‘normal range’!
YAY for Robin’s kidneys! Fighting the good fight against all
the bad meds!!!!!
I felt like I had dodged a bullet. I was riding high!
The next envelope in the mail that day was from my mail
order prescription plan.
They’re always sending me something that ends up being
mostly ‘blah blah blah, the price is going up, blah blah blah……’ But this one
It said that one of my meds had been recalled by the pharmaceutical
company because……wait for it……it contains a carcinogen!
THE MEDICINE THAT I HAVE BEEN TAKING FOR YEARS CONTAINS A KNOWN CARCINOGEN!!!!
So, on the one hand your kidneys are fine but on the other
hand you might have just ingested year’s worth of cancer causing chemicals!
I can’t stop laughing! I think it might be hysterical
Should I be worried? Should I have some sort of test? Should
I throw up my hands in surrender? Should I jump off a cliff?
Or is this one of those things where you’d have to consume three
cases of the stuff every day for a period of twenty years for it to have any
Well, I’m going to die of something someday so I’ve decided
not to waste my time worrying about it.
With that said, I’m going to go eat something sugary and
fattening now.......ya’know, just in case the end is near!