On the up side, I've had a couple good experiences with my healthcare recently, and to cheer myself up I want to share them.
The eye doctor
Due to the visual aura I have with my migraines I was sent to the eye doctor, just to check things out and make sure that my eyes are fine. And yes, they're perfectly healthy. Which is definitely good news.
Funny thing was, whoever I spoke to when making the appointment put me down for a regular eye exam. This was despite me explaining the reason for my needing the appointment. So the eye doc only expected to check my vision, and do a couple other simple tests. She certainly didn't expect to need to take the time to dilate my eyes and discuss my migraines.
It was late in the afternoon and I suspect the doc had to stay late to do what I needed, but she did it. I cannot say how much I appreciate that. And when she found that my prescription has changed just slightly from when I got my previous lenses about nine months ago, she worked things so that I got new glasses at no cost.
How nice can someone get?
When I was about twelve years old a swing set basically collapsed on top of me. I hit the ground hard, and things weren't pleasant. Since then I've had back problems on and off, with it mostly being fine but sometimes getting bad. In the past couple weeks it's been bad, even reducing me to crying on one day out of pain and frustration. Finally a certain someone (ok, my boyfriend) firmly suggested that I see a chiropractor, which is something I've never done before. After bit of hesitation, I decided to see one after work yesterday.
...why have I never seen one before???
I'm hardly pain free yet, but there's a definite improvement. I'll be going back a few times as I recover from this particular case of my back's grumpiness, and I suspect that I'll be checking in with one regularly to keep my back's bad moods under control.
It might not be a stretch to say that a good chiropractor will change my life.
ps. Despite that injury, I still love swing sets. They're excellent stress relievers. :)