Tuesday, November 22, 2005

A few more quizzes and Happy Thanksgiving!

Your World View

You are a happy, well-balanced person who likes people and is liked by others.
You question whether many conventional views on morality are valid under all circumstances.
You are essentially a content person.

Sometimes, you consider yourself a little superior.
You are moral by your own standards.
You believe that morality is what best suits the occasion.

Your Birthdate: September 18

You are a cohesive force - able to bring many people together for a common cause.
You tend to excel in work situations, but you also facilitate a lot of social gatherings too.
Beyond being a good leader, you are good at inspiring others.
You also keep your powerful emotions in check - you know when to emote and when to repress.

Your strength: Emotional maturity beyond your years

Your weakness: Wearing yourself down with too many responsibilities

Your power color: Crimson red

Your power symbol: Snowflake

Your power month: September
What Does Your Birth Date Mean?

Here's a bit more information I'm sure you were dying to know about me.
I'm heading back home tomorrow to spend the holiday with my family. I'm missing my husband like crazy. And it's been a wild week.

I've had problems with my TMJs for about as long as I can remember. Things had gotten worse lately, had surgery last May and things aren't much better and I was told Mon. by my specialist that there is some pathogenic organism in my joint breaking it down, that he could see the progression over the last year from the x-rays. So now I'm completely torn with what to do.

I've made an appointment to get a second opinion (my current specialist wants to inject antibiotics in my joints not even knowing what kind of "organism" it is that is present by doing blood tests or anything) and he said that any kind of surgery will only make it worse. And if we let it go the joint could almost be destroyed in a year or two.

So I called to get a copy of my records and it will cost about 200 DOLLARS! to get a copy of my paper file and x-rays. That is such a crock! How are they allowed to do that?

I did some research today and it seems somewhat common for bacterial presence and TMJD to go hand in hand. There is a lot of research coming out of Baylor, so I could go down there if I need to for a consult. But what a shock, I was blindsided by this enews and it is crazy not having my husband here or being able to talk to him.

So enough for the most depressing post yet, have a great holiday!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear, Tandi! Hugs for you! I'm sorry to hear that you're suffering through what sounds like a painful disease and the frustrations of medical bureaucracy. Hope you have a pleasant trip home with family for TG.
I took the birthday quiz--man are we on different sides of the coin. hehe!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Kari said...

Oh man that totally sucks... and is frieghtening too as I have tmj.

$200 for YOUR records seems like highway robbery and I woudl darn sure tell them so!
*hugs* Happy Thanksgiving

1:33 PM  

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