Thursday, March 7, 2013

Anger Management PDQ

I had a post planned for today, but right now I'm so filled with frustration, bordering on...no, not bordering on...its full blown anger. So I have to vent. I'm old enough to remember when efficiency was an admired and used human quality in our society. But today, it seems to have lost its importance in our lives.

Three weeks ago I had some blood work done at a lab I've used many times. Then the next day I saw a medical Specialist. The lab was supposed to send a report to my Primary Physician, and the Specialist also was supposed to send a letter to him. Well, I waited patiently for my Primary Physician to contact me for an appointment to discuss both results. Since I hadn't heard from him, I called him today. He had no communication from either place. #^$*&%@(.

It's not like I have nothing to do but track down what somebody didn't do. Now I had to call each place to ask them what happened and encourage them to send their reports. First step--locate phone numbers. I have a card for the Specialist, but the lab required going through a stack of phone books to find the number, some books so old I should have thrown them out years ago. So now I just threw them across the room.

Well, the lab didn't answer their phone at all, and there was no way to leave a message. At the Specialist's office, a recording told me to leave a message, and someone would reply within 24 hours. Glad this isn't an emergency (Or maybe it is for the sake of my stress level and blood pressure). Anyway, I have now decided to go to each office in person and try to get this straightened out. The price of gas in expensive, and I'm in no mood to talk to anyone in a civil manner. But I've already waited three weeks, and that's long enough.

I don't know what I'll get accomplished today, but I do know I need to begin immediately working on anger control. Unresolved anger makes people sick, and sick is already why I went to the doctors and had the lab work done. This feels like a merry-go-round, and I want off.

Sooooo, I'll sit in my comfortable chair, breathe deeply, light my lavender candle and breathe in the sweet aroma, picture a quiet peaceful scene in my mind, feel a calm breeze waft gently over me, allow calming relaxation to gradually sift down through all of the cells and atoms in my body, and express gratitude for the peace and tranquility I feel. Wow. Then I'll put on my helmet and boots and go confront those @$#%&^*( for putting me in this situation. However, it may turn out to be my fault, and in that case I will take another deep breath and gracefully apologize.

I wish you smooth sailing in all your endeavors in this crazy world. :)

Marilyn

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