DAY 22 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

Monday, JANUARY 23, 2023 @ 2:21 PM ET

DAY 22


I got up this morning with one thing on my mind – getting ready for my eye doctor appointment. I also made phone calls to my healthcare provider to find out what my deductibles are and making sure the specialist is in the network. They are!

The weather is gray and white. The snow has melted off the roads so that driving is not hazardous. It’s supposed to snow steadily on Wednesday all day. I moved an appointment that day back because I don’t want to drive in bad weather. Plus, I’m trying to arrange to be picked up going forward so I don’t have to worry about it. Clyde has been taking me, but he has to come from a long distance to do it. I don’t want him to have to do it in bad weather if I can help it.

Got my prescription filled for new lenses and discovered I was steered back to an eye doctor I despise. How is that even possible? They told me they have moved but really, they just moved their patients to another location. The assistant at the front desk said he doesn’t know why they did that but that I can go back there if I want to. I went ahead and utilized their services only because I don’t have to see the doctor. Thank God! I didn’t like the staff either. Trust me, I’m not a difficult person but I know incompetence when I see it. And now I’m back here again? I just don’t believe this. I finally spoke with someone over at the original location and she apologized for the misinformation. There’s a lot of that going around.

Tony, my nephew arrived this morning and he and Carol plan to go see their mom today. They took Joyce off the ventilator so she can breathe on her own. So far so good. Only two people can visit at a time so I suggested that Tony and Carol coordinate the visits so they can take breaks between themselves.

I’m back home just catching up on all the things I need to do. I’m switching snow services so must get on that too.

I hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Shirley Slaughter

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About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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7 Responses to DAY 22 @sharrislaughter #ADayInMyLife #RRBC @RRBC_Org 30-Day #Blogging Challenge 2023

  1. When I try hard to avoid something, but it finds me anyway, I feel like the universe is laughing at me. I hope you find a better doctor for your next visit or you’re on a timeless loop visiting the same office repeatedly.


  2. patgarcia says:

    Hi, Shirley,
    I hope you can find an eye care specialist that you feel comfortable with. I am also especially glad to hear that your sister is out of the woods and doing so much better.
    Take care of yourself.
    Shalom aleichem


  3. I am happy to hear Joyce is breathing on her own. I will keep sending healing energy her way. Your suggestion to your niece and nephew was a great one. I hope they follow your advice so they can get some rest as well.

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂


  4. Good news that Joyce is off the ventilator. That is a major step forward.

    I’m due for an eye exam this month, too. Unfortunately, my eye doctor is no longer in business and I need to go to a new one. That makes me frown.


  5. Yes, Shirley, don’t let them force you to see a physician you don’t like. Medical practices are crazy these days. I’m still trying to find a primary care physician! Mine retired at the end of December. I thought I had one lined up, but the appointment was supposed to be February 1st. I discovered that I have to be out of town all next week. When I called to re-schedule, they told me the next available appointment with her is May 25. So now I’m without physician coverage until then! They told me they’d put me on a cancellation list, but if I don’t pick up the phone when they call, I’ll be put back to the end of the list. If, for example, I’m reading to kids in school or even in the bathroom, I could potentially miss that call. I figure if that’s how a physician’s wife is treated, how then will they treat people who aren’t related to physicians? You have to advocate for yourself. Don’t let them push you around! My late mother, who essentially grew up on the streets of Boston in the 1940s, had a mouth on her, and sometimes it was too much, but I learned how to harness her energy and get things done, just like she did.



  6. Karl Morgan says:

    Shirley, being a finance/accounting guy, the schedule is the thing. If I end up with too much to do, I shut down for a bit while I figure out the next steps. It is crazy that they set you up with a doctor you don’t like. I am glad that is being worked out. Take care.


  7. Patty Perrin says:

    Shirley, I enjoy reading about your days. You make me want to get things done like you’re doing today, normal things that make up day-to-day life. I’m taking a deep breath, and I’m going to tackle something on my to-do list. So glad Joyce is doing better, and I’ll keep praying until you say she’s back home and doing well.



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