So, I went this morning to get the ultrasound done on my abdomen. Fairly uneventful visit, actually. I got there early, sat around waiting a while. While I was waiting I saw a woman wearing a brown plaid over-shirt, with TRUMP blazoned across the back in very large letters. I didn’t think to pull out my phone for a pic — I’ve not seen a Trumper out in the wild before. I don’t wear political statements to the clinic — people are there for health concerns, and probably don’t want to raise the blood pressure by encountering other people boldly proclaiming their affiliations, political or religious.
I don’t know if there will be surgery required or not. I thought I had done well in taking things easy for a long-enough time that I wouldn’t risk a hernia. Apparently not. If I do need corrective surgery, I will be unable to work for a few months again, in order to ensure things are healing and pulling together correctly this time. Before my last surgery, someone far more prescient than I (a friend of a friend) sent a sum that was enough to help me survive a few months; I didn’t ask for it, but was ever-so-grateful that I had it, since I was told (AFTER the surgery) it would be several months before I could safely return to work. If I’m out of commission again I will almost definitely need to set up a GoFundMe account so I can cover my rent, utilities, food and other necessities, or possibly have people donate straight into my regular PayPal account. It won’t likely be as debilitating as the previous surgery, but I don’t want to take any chances with trying to work too soon afterward.
I won’t get the results back for another week or two, so between now and then my focus is on clearing all the last few remaining commission projects that I’ve been working on, slowly but surely. If I am put out of work, I don’t want any lingering projects hanging over my head like last time.
I was disappointed that the pharmacy still didn’t have any available flu shots, but they suggested I might try going to H-E-B, since my clinic has a contract with them to provide regular vaccinations free of charge on my insurance plan. So tomorrow I have to call and see if there is an H-E-B near me that has flu shots in stock. Normally I don’t get the flu shot until November or later, but I wanted to get one this year a little early.