Going to see the rheumatologist next Wednesday. First time his nurse has ever called me right back, but I didn't realize I hadn't seen him since April. Oops. So anyway. We'll see what transpires.
Thank you for the helpful comments, y'all. I really do appreciate it.
Stress, however, is not lessening. Am deeply worried about my dad. I wish he weren't a tough Texas man(tm) and would let me get him the help he needs. Often, getting help for yourself means you're helping those who love you, at the same time.
I plan to do my best to take better care of myself, while I'm at it.
::waves to rheumatologist::
::also mammography technician on Monday::
::wait, there's a dentist next Tuesday too::
::ugh next week is gonna suck::
::come to think of it, this week sucked, too::
::waves at sad swollen feet::
::goes to bed::