A Really Rotten Day (and It’s Not Even 10:30 Yet)


I should have known, I should have known.

The first thing I heard today was the P.A. system of the public school next door, a little girl leading the student body in the Pledge of Allegiance–from which the line, “One nation under God,” was deleted. No law required its removal: our local school board took it upon itself to estrange the children from God. I have lived in this town all my life, and I have seen it lose its soul.

Now, when I left the doctor’s yesterday, it was with the clear understanding that I would, this morning, get a new prescription for a higher dose of my blood pressure medicine. Period. The nurse practitioner recommended a cholesterol medicine but I said I wouldn’t take it, I’d heard too many bad things about it. Okay, fine, she said, I don’t have to take it.

So I went to Wal-Mart this morning–oh, I wanted to be efficient! So I left before I even had my breakfast–and waddaya know? Some little voice told me I’d better check and see what was in the bad before I left the counter. Lo and behold–NO blood pressure medicine, plenty of cholesterol medicine, and double-strength water pills that weren’t once mentioned yesterday.

On the way back I stopped at the doctor’s office to demand an accounting–ha, ha, nobody there. Office hours, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Nobody there at 9:30.

Is this how they propose to lower my blood pressure? Doubtless I’ll get a phone call later, bidding me to go back to Wal-Mart and try again, waste some more time. “Hey, Lee, you need to get more exercise!” Well, when the sam-hill am I supposed to do that? Jumping jacks in the doctor’s office?

I could just scream.

9 comments on “A Really Rotten Day (and It’s Not Even 10:30 Yet)

  1. Sorry, Lee. Frustrating days seem more plentiful for many of us these days, and the producers of that frustration don’t seem to care one bit. Read a few Bible verses, sing a bit louder, and pray. Many of us are praying for you.

  2. They are gonna kill you. That’s the purpose of “medicine” these days. Do yourself a favor and look up Strauss Heartdrops.

  3. I hear you loud and clear. It is “normal” these days to run into these situations. It happens to me on every side, just about every day. Documents are needed, I make the documents, sign and date them mail them and the intended recipient sents a new set a few days later asking me to please sign and date and return ASAP. I ask about the previous set, they don’t see them anywhere, people promise to return calls, they don’t.
    Ask a government agency for info, they don’t know how to find it. Frustration; on steroids. Almost every day. They think we are as dumb as they are.

  4. Father, in the name of Yeshua/Jesus, please take over in this situation for Lee, and provide everything that YOU know he needs. Take control of everything pertaining to his needs, as I know you can in your sovereignty and perspective. Let peace come like a soft, thick, warm and comforting blanket to cover him with you undying love,

  5. Or…..lower your sodium intake & increase your potassium intake (bananas, yogurt, etc).

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