My mom's coming up from fort worth tomorrow(an hour's drive) since no one here wants to take me to the doctor because they say I don't need one, that I'm fine, and that my job can't fire me for not getting a doctor's note. I guess I'll go to the ER since I can't find any walk in clinics that don't require insurance, except for the minute clinic in CVS, and seeing as my foot keeps tingling(the going to sleep feeling) and I can't support my weight with it, their website points to them simply referring me to someone more expen-I mean, a specialist. The grandmother says I don't need a doctor nor can I afford one, especially since she went to talk to MY BOSS and he was like 'yeah, we won't fire her, but she has to find someone to cover her shifts while she recovers'. I don't even have my schedule for next week, how am I supposed to do that?
Yeah. I'm in the US. Texas to be specific. Wish I lived in Canada, or the UK, or just SOMEWHERE with some kind of free health care. I don't care how controversial it is, if we had it, I wouldn't be sitting here wondering if I'm going to be crippled for the rest of my life over an ankle sprain/strain/break/whatever.
I can wiggle my toes, and I can move my foot, but in certain directions it's too painful to move it. Can't put ANY weight on it or it feels like it's on fire. I remember a friend of mine got torn ligaments on a church camp trip and they gave him vicodin. Meanwhile I sit here and try the drown the pain in ibuprofin. Not only that, but now my entire leg hurts from holding it up, and my other leg feels like it's going to fall off from having to hop around on crutches. Plus I feel terrible because I can hear my rats are out of water, but I can't stand long enough to give them more. :( They'll have to wait until the boyfriend gets home.
I know I should have insurance, but private insurance is so expensive it'd probably take most of my paycheck, and my job doesn't have benefits. I almost wish it'd happened at work so I could get worker's comp. Like I said, wishing I lived in canada right now.
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2 Bettas - Sora (Blue Combtail) and Connor (Piebald Cambodian Butterfly)
6 Golden White Cloud Mountain Minnows
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