It's been a very long week here in Seattle. Month really, but I don't know if I can explain every thing here without it getting too long. Here are the highlights:
On Monday, my mother took my grandmother to the ER at Harborview. My grandmother fell last Saturday. After x-rays and stuff, they determine that she broke both of the rods in her back due to the fall. (The rods are there because of the degenerative bone disorder she has, the same one I was diagnosed with about a month ago.) She had surgery on Wednesday to replace these rods. It ended up being a seven hour surgery. My mom has been at the hospital with her. I can't be due to catching my dad's head cold last week. My grandmother is doing okay now. I talked to her last night and she sounded good.
Wednesday morning, my fiancee was in a car accident. It was a minor one, and thank goodness they hadn't gotten up to speed yet as it happened just after making a turn. it could have been a lot worse. We are dealing with the fall out from this still. He is in pain and angry at the other driver, but he is okay. We have a rental for at minimum the next week.
A little over a month ago, I called in my heart medication. I have a condition called tachycardia, which means that my heart has a tendency to beat faster than normal. Where normal people's hearts beat between 70 to 90 beats per minute (bpm), mine goes between 110 and 120 bpm without medication, but it can spike higher. A couple week's ago, I ended up in the local ER for it. They made sure no underlying things were causing the spike, such as a cold or infection, and ended up determining that it was because I don't have my medication. We've been fighting to get me back on it, but Medicaid doesn't want to cover it since it is not one of their preferred medications. Last week, I saw my PCP and she put me on a new heart medication, one that the insurance will cover, and referred me to a cardiologist at the UW Medical Center (which I requested to go there because I have had nothing but good doctors up there). I don't think the medication is working as my heart rate has not really gone down. I had physical therapy for my back/hip yesterday, and my heart rate started at 117 bpm and went up to around 130 bpm. It stayed up at around 130 bpm and we weren't able to get much of the evaluation done. I had only done light activity. My fiancee brought me right straight home instead of us going to the store like we had planned. I had to tall him to go to his chiropractic appointment by himself today as I didn't want to overstress my heart. It sucks major monkey balls.
So, yeah, this has been a long and stressful week/month. I hope it starts getting better. At least I am doing good in my class and I get next week off from it. I think I will be playing lots of WoW.