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Day 7

Impatience

Boyfriend's lower abdomen is still causing him pain, and he hasn't eaten anything in the last 24 hours except a few bites of scrambled eggs and a slice of toast. He called the clinic yesterday, but they can't get him in until a week from today. He's already suffered for three weeks. Must he suffer another one? I will be calling a few other clinics today. However, Boyfriend has no health insurance, so finding a place that is both competent and reasonably-priced will be difficult. Sometimes I wish we were already married, because I get free health insurance through work.

Speaking of work. I wish I didn't have to come in today. I had to walk through shin-deep water to get to my car (and I'd lost my rainboots). It's a 45 minute drive without traffic, and I drove through so much heavy rain and deep water that I was tense the entire time. My car drove like a champ, but I am concerned about the drive home. Flooding is anticipated to get worse today plus tornado warnings, and I had struggle enough coming in this morning. My shoes are soaked so I'm walking barefoot.

I'd rather be home tending to Boyfriend.

Show Comments (3)

  • SpreadZero SpreadZero
    7 months ago

    You sound like an amazing person, completely selfless and responsible. I'm sorry your boyfriend is feeling ill. If the pain is the worst for him, you may want him to try THC drops or small amounts of weed. It has a great success rate for me at least in getting rid of stomach pains within seconds.

    Best wishes xo

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  • Otter Otter
    7 months ago

    I appreciate your kindness, SpreadZero. I wish I could feel as selfless as you believe me to be, but lately I've felt so selfish. I've been coming in to work instead of staying home with him to avoid inconveniencing my coworkers - since almost everyone else is out, I feel the need to be here, though there really isn't much for me to do since it's the end of the year. I've just been trying to help out our accounting department since end-of-year is crazy for them - but really I know I'd be more useful at home since I've nothing to do here except browse the internet and occasionally help Accounting.

    Boyfriend is actually already smoking weed (he uses it to manage his anxiety), and he has mentioned that it's helping with the stomach pains a bit. He's been using it at night mostly to relax and relieve the pain enough to fall asleep.

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  • SpreadZero SpreadZero
    7 months ago

    You ARE HELPING financially. Don't forget that. You are extremely selfless. Your boyfriend is lucky to have you. As long as you both are happy, you are only dealing with WORRY, understandable with him ill.

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