It was that time of the year again to go to the hospital to get some blood work done. I gave my doctor’s office a hard time when I had to give blood one time that after having 4 people try to find my veins, they sent me to the hospital lab. So now after several years of going to the hospital every 6 months for lab work, I am accustomed to how things work there. I am usually in and out within 15 minutes.
First stop is to sign in, then see another person to get checked in and then finally off to the lab for them to attempt to find my veins. If am lucky they find it on the first try. Then afterwards it is time to leave. This has been my life for years now, every six months just like clockwork. We jokingly say my husband and I are going on a date to the hospital to get our blood work done. He now get his done there since we have to go there for mine. We just wish it was 2 for the price of one, but I guess that won’t happen.
This last time we went, as we were getting checked in, one of the questions they ask you, is your address and insurance still the same? I said yes, and quickly said, “I guess we are just boring, nothing ever changes.” The lady checking us in looked at me and said, “No that is called stability.” I was just taken back that that statement.
We have as a family been through some rough times here lately and I wouldn’t consider our circumstances having any stability at all. It seems like we have been in a state of upheaval for some time. It has been one giant roller coaster ride for about 4 months now. So when she sad it was called stability, I couldn’t believe what she told me.
The more I thought about it, I realized she was right. Things could be rougher, but thankfully we have a house, insurance as well as food, electricity, water, a car and other things as well. Our lives could look a lot different than what it does. So I guess we do have stability in our life right now.
After we left the hospital, I told my husband that the lady didn’t know she was a therapist this morning. We both had to laugh at that. Then it was off to get some coffee and continue on our regular 6 month date to get our blood work done and be thankful that we had some stability in our lives.