I got a message alert from my HMO (Kaiser) today.
My immediate reaction is WTF now?
You know it’s not going to be something to put a smile on my face.
So I go to the website, login and see WTF they want now.
Turns out they want a lot.
First, they say it’s a reminder – which is strange – because nobody told me about all this in the first place.
Silly me, I thought for something to be a reminder it means that you already knew about that something.
They want me to make appointments for three things:
Blood pressure check, retinal scan, and blood sugar check.
I’m not excited about having to do one dance with death for Kaiser, much less three of them.
I am generally, so not in the mood for this.
I also foresee an argument coming up because if they want to check my blood pressure then they better have someone there who will do it manually.
I’m not doing that horseshit with the machine that breaks all the blood vessels in my arm – okay not ALL, but personally, I think breaking ANY blood vessels is unacceptable, and the machine breaks a lot more than one.
So now I’m already stressing –
And, yes, I know I tell everyone, “Don’t borrow trouble.”
And I know that’s good advice.
And I know I will continue to be stressed until I have this all done.
I also wonder why, when Kaiser knows I am at-risk for COVID-19 under several categories, they have decided it would be a good idea for me to come into an environment where the risk of exposure to COVID-19 is (relatively) higher for tests that are simply for monitoring purposes.
Now I’m depressed, anxious, AND angry.
Thanks a fucking butt load Kaiser – I’m sure this is really good for my health.