Strange title for my blog post I know but thats two of the topics I’m writing about today.
Teeth: I broke my front tooth the night before last – it’s a tooth that already had a root canal in so it’s not hurting but its frustrating because at this time in my chemo cycle with my blood counts going down i can’t get it fixed at all, and even in a couple of weeks time they can’t do anything too invasive to fix it because of the risk of infection. If I am in remission next year I plan to get a lot of work done on my teeth – hopefully they will be able to fix my tooth temporarily til then.
Telemarketers: being at home more, unfortunately means I receive more of these stupid calls but what I wanted to share with you is my reaction to one yesterday. When this telemarketer rung she introduced herself and who she was representing and then went into that fake involving you in the conversation thing that they do -“How are you, are you having a nice day?” My reply was “fine and we are not interested, thanks. Bye” and hung up.
But after I hung up I thought about my overwhelming urge when she asked how I was to actually say “Well, actually I’m feeling really crap from the side effects of chemotherapy for this aggressive form of cancer I have got. But thats enough about me, hows your day?”
OH is most disappointed I didn’t actually say it and OD has dared me to say it next time. I have the same pet peeve with sales assistants and check out operators. Do not ask me how my day is going when you really dont want to know the answer. Just a smile and a courteous manner is all I require.
OD has been sick with a virus this week and off work. We have had to studiously avoid each other so she doesn’t infect me. Unfortunately that has meant she has been stuck in her room most of the time. She is glad that we have got wireless internet broadband so that she can keep busy.
MD has been spring cleaning our spare room under my supervision. Too many things were starting to pile up in there and YD would not have been able to use it to stay the night. We have been quite ruthless in chucking out stuff. We are hoarders by nature and don’t realise how much crap we have got.