Crazy days are fun sometimes!
Posted on: September 1, 2018 /
They definitely can be, that’s for sure. I had to go have repeat lab tests done. My blood sugar levels were elevated when I had my last labs, not only that but my potassium was low. My doctor put me on a prescription and then told me to repeat the test… 5 days before the appointment! You’re kidding, right? A couple of those days just happened to fall on my birthday weekend. He also asked me to fast, and only drink water. We didn’t have time when we were in the area on Wednesday for the appointment, so we went today instead.
Water fasting is extremely hard! My standard procedure is to fast for lab tests so that I make sure to drink more than I usually would. I have issues with my veins, they can be extremely small and hard to find. I never usually water fast, though. I’ll usually end up drinking some kind of warm drink in the morning either coffee or tea, and a Powerade-like thing at some point during the day. I might have a couple of those. I do stick to Powerade 0, which is supposed to be better, but probably not the best thing lol.
Melissa came to get me at around 11:15 to go to the lab. We got there, and when the receptionist looked at the orders, she didn’t see anything about elevated sugar levels in them. She sent us over to my doctor’s office, (which was literally just around the corner,) to get everything straightened out. The doctor wasn’t in today, but his assistant told us that the adrenal panel he ordered does have a blood sugar test in it. We had no idea, and neither did the lab receptionist. The wait lasted way too long, especially if you’ve been fasting all morning!
While we were waiting, Melissa discovered she had lost her phone. She asked the receptionists if it was up there, and it wasn’t. We knew she had it with her when she came in, because she took a call. To make a long story short, she set it down on the counter at the doctor’s office while dealing with the papers and such.
After that we went to Taco Bell for lunch, which was the best place to break a fast! Her husband met us there so he could have lunch too. While we were on the way there, her traction control light came on in her car. She did have an accident last weekend, so most likely the alignment is off because of that. When I got into the car I think I was getting a bit disoriented from the fasting, because I accidentally opened the front passeneger door that’s damaged from the wreck, instead of the back door. I heard a click and I was like um… whoa what was that? She was like um no wrong door. . While the light was coming on I told her that I probably broke the car, which I thought was funny because I told her I could break it um… I mean fix it for her earlier.
When we were on the way to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription that it turned out they had but never filled, my mom called and asked where I was. I didn’t want to give her too many details. She told me she was going to come over and cut my hair. She also had a birthday card for me from my Grandma. Before she came Melissa and I worked on uninstalling the evil thing that is Avast. Unfortunately it comes with Ccleaner, and that’s the program that I like to use as an uninstaller. I never have my mouse plugged in, because I never use it. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find it, which I thought was rather hilarious! I was trying to show Melissa simulated clicks and things with the keyboard. They really didn’t work with Avast, which is why it’s kind of evil. Not only that but it really does mess with sound settings, or at least it used to when I accidentally installed it several years ago. Of course that was a situation where for some stupid reason, I couldn’t uncheck the box that they put there to not have it installed.
After Melissa left, I thought I could play with startup delayers and maybe do a manual uninstall thingy that way. Unfortunately startup delayer didn’t work all that well for me. I did the stupid thing and went into MSConfig! I’ve used this before quite a bit back in the XP days, and a bit with Windows Seven. It’s kind of a nightmare on 10, however, because it just gives you the list of services and then either says disable everything or enable everything. I tried only disabling the Avast services, but I think it got everything instead, blah! Needless to say, I’m writing this from my laptop right now, which is sort of trying to install 1803, but not really.