I struggle with patience. I am not a patient person but any stretch and having to wait around on something is a big stressor.
Last month I had some blood work done to check for different things, autoimmune indicators being among them. My husband also had some blood work done as well as part of his annual checkup. His results came back in three days.
I am still waiting on my results.
I am beyond frustrated at this point.
At first I was told that all of my results weren’t in yet, so I waited. Three weeks later I asked again if they were in because that just seemed like a really long time to get results. So it was checked on and the lab said that everything they had they passed along.
So I’m not really sure what that means. Are all the results in or did some of my results get lost along the way?
Finally, I do have an appointment next month, to sit down and discuss what has come in. By the time I have that appointment, it will be a month and a half since I’ve had blood drawn. Dude.
When you’re struggling, and have been struggling for quite sometime, that’s a long damn time to wait for answers. You’re just in this kind of limbo where you know something is off but you don’t know what exactly. And just when you think you are going to find out, you are getting pushed aside and told to just keep waiting and plugging along.
That sucks, y’all.
In the meantime, next week is anniversary week for us and so I’m trying to plan out some meals and mini-celebrations. I’m doing this to help keep myself distracted and to pass the time but also because anniversary, hooray!
If you have any favorite recipes that you like having over the holiday, I’d love for you to share them! I know that we will be grilling out a lot, possibly going to dinner one night, and maybe getting some takeout. Maybe. (Food is so sketch in this town.) I’m going to make desserts, appetizers, and some kick ass dishes! Once I get a semi-meal plan in order, I’ll share that!
In the mean time, The Real Food Dietitians have posted a meal plan for the 4th including a grocery list, so check that out for some ideas!
Andie lives in Idaho with her husband and dog (a sweet pittie girl). She’s training to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with a focus on womens’ health and autoimmune conditions. By focusing on whole foods and being active, her goal is to heal her body and to create a healthy work/home/life balance.