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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

How To Make Sarah Really, Really Mad, Plus An Interesting Share

As you all know, I work in a field where attention to detail is key.  If I make a small mistake, even a typo, I can inadvertently cost someone a lot of money, or cost my employer money, or order a wrong test or procedure for a patient.  It is because of that, that I am very careful about transposing numbers, making an innocent typo, or even working when sick.  I don't want to cause anyone pain or frustration because I wasn't at the top of my game.  So can you imagine my utter disgust when recently going through some paperwork and finding out that my retirement fund has my date of birth wrong?  And that they've been taking investing  borrowing money from me for ten years, and I know I have filled out this correct information every single time.  I tried to log in to see how my investments were doing, and could not because this information is suddenly wrong.  I called and talked to a person who insists that they know my birthday better than I do...and that if I wanted to change that, I had to fax in a copy of my drivers license.  I did so, and then for another week, attempted to log into my account, and was told every time that my date of birth was wrong.  I finally called back again today, and talked to a different operator who was much more helpful; she went through my paperwork and discovered that I actually DO know my own date of birth, and that they had made a typo.  She would be able to fix that within a week.  At least this time, the rep I spoke to acknowledged the fact that they were wrong, and I was right, and made an effort to fix the error.  That's all I ask.  REALLY!

Besides my retirement, I do have other accounts which I am checking on, for my ulterior motive.  What is that, you may say?  Well, it's something I have mentioned on this blog several months/years ago.  This July, Mr. R, the kids and I are spending a long weekend in Tampa.  Why Tampa?  Because that is where the VASECTOMY REVERSAL DOCTOR IS LOCATED.

Yeah, that's right.  After months of my not even speaking about it, my husband brought it up.  He is ready.  He wants to do it.  I have not forced, nagged, whined or complained, I swear it.  And when he chose to be ready, he made the phone call to the doctor, then put me on the line because I'm Miss Scheduling Freak, and we set the appointment.  This July, we have a check up just to make sure Mr. R is even a candidate for the reversal.  Due to the fact that nearly 13 years have gone by since his procedure, it may not happen.  And if that is the case, I promise I will be ok with it.  Unfortunately, they are so backlogged (who knew how many people were scheduling this kind of procedure?  Not me!) the actual surgery date is not until June 2012.  And we are on the list in case someone has a cancellation, but for now I am content with the June date.  In June 2012, I will just be turning 37.  Right now, I'm only concentrating on the consultation this July.  We are going to get a hotel in Tampa, maybe go to a water park, and just relax.  Also, this gives me a chance to really get my diabetes and blood pressure under control, to lose some weight (I'm hoping for 50lbs!) and hopefully for Mr. R to find a job where he can be home more often.  I am definitely one of those people who believe that God opens doors when He sees fit.  The procedure is $4950.  We have already put down a deposit of $950, leaving a balance of $4000.  Plus, we are going to make this a vacation; maybe the aquarium or Busch Gardens (probably not BG, as two of my kids are major pukers) and definitely the beach. 

I hope you will pray for us as we walk into this journey together.  We're excited and a little scared and praying that we are successful!

10 comments:

Kelly said...

Sarah, I am very excited for you guys. I'll be praying his checkup goes well.

D'Rae said...

You know I'll be praying!

Sahaana said...

I'll be praying ....hope everything goes well.

Taylor said...

Ooh, exciting! Hope everything goes well!

Erin said...

Sarah, I'm sure you know how excited I am for you! Praying, praying, praying hard that it goes well! Hope you have so much fun on your mini-vaca! Love you! : )

Sarah R said...

Thank you friends; and for those who are my friends on FB, please don't say anything. I have work colleagues on there and I'm not mentioning that to anyone. Plus my mom would flip!
Sahaana...waiting to hear from you so I can mail you the Target card! Can you email me directly at sarahrr123 @ earthlink.net? I don't want you to have to write your address on the blog.

Sahaana said...

Hey Sarah,

I emailed you over the weekend..hmmm I guess you didn't get it. I am emailing again, and here is my email addy anyway tinkerbelles00@gmail.com.Thanks!

Sarah R said...

Sahaana...all is well, just been busy working! I haven't emailed you back. Sorry I've been so bad. :(

Sahaana said...

Sarah ..no worries ! I was just checking to see whether you were ok :-).No problem at all !!

Jennifer M. said...

Okay wow! Talk about having big news!! Lol. I'm a little behind on reading blogs, can you tell? I'll be praying that all goes well! I hope he will be a candidate for this surgery, and that you will be able to get healthier by next year. So exciting!!