May 8th

Remember Presentation on Writing and Publishing by Rupert, Idaho Local Author on May 23rd at 6:00 pm at the Rupert Public Library.  Come talk about writing ask questions and have fun.


Today I want to talk about Doctors who don’t give you the full story.

I have been fighting with health problems all my life but now I’m ready to fight with the doctors.

The problems started in 2000 in Las Vegas when I went to the doctor for one problem not being paid attention to and then treated for something I wasn’t even diagnosed for.

Then I was given Prozac and when it didn’t work they doubled it without monitoring it and it made me suicidal. It gave me panic attacks, and horrible mood swings. Thank God my son was smart enough to realize there was a problem and he left Salt Lake and came and brought me back to Idaho.

I have never been able to get the Las Vegas staff to answer me since then.

It cost me a career, financial support and much more.

It has continued on with other doctors. The doctor who first treated me in Idaho joked about everything and wouldn’t take me serious. I had to refuse to see him and go to the only female which was a PA. She knows more than most doctors and has more compassion and takes time to listen. I have been with her ever since.

However, every so often I have to go to a specialist for something. That’s where I always run into problems. They don’t send her the full reports. They don’t give me the full information and I am tired of it.

I am writing this to warn people you better be on your toes with the doctor. I am seriously thinking of putting a lawyer on retainer because of all the problems I have had.

Two years ago I was fighting for SSI and I went to every type of doctor possible to prove I had a disability. I ended up  $6,000 in debt on medical bills I can’t pay. One of those bills was for a colonoscopy.  Afterwards I was told I was fine, there were a couple of polyps but nothing serious but to have it redone every two years. That doctor is now leaving town. Her office called yesterday and put the scare of the devil in me.

They insisted I have another immediately since I had a tubular melanoma. I said what are you talking about? I was never told that. Well you do and because you have a tubular melanoma you are high risk for cancer and you need to get in now. I asked what they were doing with the files and she said they were sending them over to Dr. Joe’s office.

Not being surprised at all since Dr. Joe is one of the best known Dr’s in town but he is an orthopedic surgeon why the hell are colonoscopies going to him?

Now I am not only upset but totally confused. I told the voice on the other end of the phone “NO!” I want my records out in Rupert at my doctor’s office. They said they would call me when they were ready and I could pick them up.

I called my doctor yesterday and when she didn’t get back to me I called her at home last night as we have become close friends. I told her what was going on and she couldn’t believe it. She said to bring the files to her and she would review them and make me a copy. Then we would decide from there what needed to be done.

She asked me if I had ever gotten the report back on my breast tumor from the surgeon which brought me to my most recent complaint.

I was told it wasn’t cancer but they didn’t know what it was. They sent it to the Mayo Clinic and the Mayo Clinic said no cancer but don’t know what it is. I had to find out what the Mayo said from the receptionist. My doctor and I have never seen the report from the Mayo Clinic.

I told her I am still in limbo. No one knows what it is but no one has said whether I need to do anything, forget about it or what.

I told my doctor I am pissed. I want the full information and I want in a timely manner because this is my body.

She agreed totally with me and couldn’t believe all of this.

I have decided to become not just pro-active but aggressive. I am going to start putting these doctors in their place and I am going to demand all information upfront or I don’t owe them anything.

I don’t pay for half a job that could cost me my life. I think it is time that all of us stand up and demand better healthcare, doctors that are held accountable and answers to our questions.

I do not want to be talked down to because I am an intelligent person and I understand what the doctors have to say.

I wanted to be treated with the respect that I deserve and that I give to others.

I am damn made right now at the medical profession.

When I was growing up doctors use to do home visits, they cared they were like family. You were given more information than sometimes you wanted but you were taken care of.

Now you can’t trust the information you are getting. One thing I do know from now on I will not go to a doctor alone. I will have a witness to hear what I hear and if no one is available my tape recorder will be.

No more lies, no more short cuts. Stand up and treat me right.

IF anyone else has had similar problems please make a comment so that we can make people aware of what is going on.


National Days

8 Iris Day


When: Always on May 8th


Iris Day celebrates these beautiful and attractive late spring bloomers. With or without a beard, Iris are very popular among homeowners and gardeners. With a little luck, you have Iris blooming in your flower beds today.


Celebrate Iris Day by enjoying these great, easy to grow bloomers. If you don’t have any in your yard, get some and plant them today. You can also enjoy this day by going to a floral shop to buy some Iris to put into your favorite vase.


Today is also a great opportunity to learn more about how to grow and care for Iris. It’s really easy! Learn how to grow Iris


Did you Know? Iris flowers have spiritual  importance in Japan. It wards off evil spirits. On Iris Day in Japan, people put Iris leaves in their baths. It’s believed to prevent illness. They also drink juice from the plant in their Sake to ensure longevity. Does it work? Try it and you be the judge!

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National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)

We strongly believe that teachers play a key role in every individual’s development and evolution. Showing appreciation to them is therefore a fair reward and an act of gratitude that will also make you feel better.

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8 No Socks Day

Posted: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:03 am | Updated: 9:26 am, Tue May 8, 2012.

Eddie Gribbin | 0 comments

Free your feet of any socks and stockings and let them get a breath of fresh air. Find a pair of comfortable shoes and forget the socks.

Today, we celebrate No Socks Day. Just make sure your feet are clean, because you do not want anyone around you holding their noses or makingfaces at you.


8 World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross Day remembers and recognizes the efforts of National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide. According to the Red Cross website, this day recognizes:

“Worldwide efforts to advocate for the relief of human suffering, whether from disease, famine, disaster, or war. On May 8, the American Red Cross puts special focus on our programs that keep children healthy and safe around the globe.”


The Red Cross provides humanitarian efforts and disaster relief around the world, wherever it is needed. There are millions of Red Cross volunteers.


You can celebrate World Red Cross Day and World Red Crescent Day in a variety of ways:

  • Learn more about the Red Cross
  • Support Red Cross programs and efforts
  • Send a donation to the Red Cross
  • Donate blood today
  • Become a Red Cross volunteer
  • Thank Red Cross volunteers for their service.


While I posted a few days ago that May is National Asparagus Month, it’s also National Hamburger Month, a holiday that I can really get behind! The hamburger is an American staple that has been around since the early 19th century, when it was known as a Hamburg steak (minced beef served raw with onions and bread crumbs). The dish had been a German favorite and came to America via trans-Atlantic shipping lines; more precisely, it came straight from Germany into New York harbor. One of the first places to serve a Hamburg steak in America was–you guessed it–Delmonico’s, though the provenance of the first hamburger menu item is often contested. Over the 19th and 20th centuries the hamburger (that people decided tasted much better when you cooked it) transformed into a beef patty served between two pieces of bread, and has since become synonymous with simple, homegrown American cuisine and favorite summer foods. And while National Hamburger Month is best celebrated at the end of May, when everyone fires up their grills for the first time this year on Memorial Day, I decided it’s never too early to start enjoying a good burger. Besides, how many New Yorkers have the open space to even have a grill around these parts? Get thee to your favorite burger joint and celebrate!

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While you’re frying up some eggs and bacon, we’re cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today’s food holiday.

Open up a little envelope of love on May 8, also known as National Empanada Day!

From Western Europe to Latin America to Southeast Asia, these little stuffed pastries are a favorite to eat, no matter if you bake, fry or simply wrap bread around your favorite filling.

Similar to calzones, empanadas originated in Portugal and spread out across Europe. They were mentioned in a Catalan cookbook in 1520, particularly with a filling of the seafood persuasion. These “small pies,” sliced into savory portable wedges, made their way to Latin America, the Philippines and even Indonesia via Spanish and Portuguese travelers. As a result, the dish is still a favorite today in all of these areas.

Try a sweet or savory filling (or both) to get your empanada fix. One thing is for sure: no matter if you like sugar or spice, this day will end with all things nice.


No matter how you decide to enjoy your day have fun be happy and until next time:)



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