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Thursday, December 16, 2004

Fucking money-grabbing doctor bastards. The doctor I've been seeing, Thomas Hargest, is only going to fill out my birth control pill prescription for a month because apparently I need to have a pap smear before they will continue refilling it. Which is complete fucking bullshit. Firstly, it's bullshit that I need a pap smear every year. Their pap smear guidelines are outdated - at my age, one every two years is more than sufficient. Secondly, I don't have fucking health insurance, and I don't want to pay for a fucking unnecessary pap smear. Moreover, the girl on the phone actually tried to say that this was some sort of legal requirement in this country. Which has got to be bullshit. I am so angry.

So I just changed doctors. Of course, the new doctor is also going to give me a pap smear before prescribing me a contraceptive, but somehow it makes me feel better than I'm not paying Dr. Hargest to have it done. I've been dissatisfied with him since he prescribed me low-grade Prozac for PMS, but I haven't had the energy to make the switch until now. The assistant at the new practice has already convinced me to get Dep Provera shots instead of taking the pill, which is not only more convenient, but seems to be cheaper for someone who isn't on health insurance. Huzzah. And my new doctor is female, and her name is Shannon Livingstone. Which would make her Dr. Livingstone (I presume).

What am I procrastinating now? Ah, yes, collecting evidence of the administrative error on my green card to send to the INS. Also, my Australian 2002-2003 Tax Return.

Aha, I just received word from my VB professor that my assignment will be accepted. I would be overjoyed ... if I knew I had done a good job. Unfortunately, it was very rushed, and I'm sure there are more than a few errors. We'll see, we'll see.
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