When last we saw Bossy she was suffering
silently from heart palpitations and a low-grade fever. Because it was right before the weekend, Bossy decided she should make an appointment with her esteemed Cardiologist– because the doctor’s office loves when you do that on a Friday afternoon.
Lucky for Bossy she secured an appointment right away, because Bossy has a preexisting medical condition she likes to call D-a-d. Raise your hand if you knew Bossy’s father was a heart doctor:
And he isn’t just a heart doctor, he’s A Heart Doctor with heart, the best in the business. For instance the Surgeon General used to be his patient. Other famous patients: Ben Franklin. *
And so after lunch, Bossy and her husband climbed into their car to travel the twenty minutes toward her dad’s office, which given the gorgeous weather was a very relaxing drive:
Bossy’s father works in a group with other cardiologists in a very prestigious office building in the city:
In no time at all Bossy and her husband were situated in the waiting room:
Bossy decided to wander over to the reading rack to get caught up with the latest happenings in this week’s Tiger Beat magazine:
But before she could finish the article about The Cruelest Funeral Scams, Bossy was called into her dad’s exam room:
Next Bossy’s dad took Bossy’s blood pressure and he took an EKG and he listened to her
complaining lungs and he listened to her heart. And of course Bossy was completely normal because there is a fascinating physiological event that occurs whenever Bossy visits her father in his office:
So just to make certain, Bossy underwent a Treadmill Stress Test and an Echocardiogram. Both were normal. Which means Bossy
has Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome mixed with Perimenopause mixed with Hypoglycemia is actually going to be fine.
But until she rids herself of the low-grade fever associated with her
Pulmonary Embolism common virus, she’ll be taking two Inderal tablets a day.
* Bossy isn’t just being cruel, her dad’s patient was a successful actor who most often portrayed Ben Franklin.
Jill saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 10:53 am
Hope you feel better soon.
Lori saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 10:54 am
Aw! How sweet that your dad is your doc. But, does he make you change into a gown? That would be a little weird.
Momo Fali saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 10:55 am
Oh for crying out loud. Every time something happens to me, it’s blamed on perimenopause. So, now when I don’t do the dishes, that’s what I blame it on.
“I can’t scrape gunk off the plates! I’m in perimenopause!”
Sarah is Ok saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 10:58 am
Poor Bossy. I’m sure you’re not entirely convinced it isn’t an embolism. Gee, just reading your posts makes me think I might have one. I’ll have to go look it up. But good thing for us (and isn’t that what matters?), you’re still roaring funny when you’re sick!
Grandma J saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:06 am
Can you imagine how long Bossy would wait for an appointment if Bossy’s dad wasn’t a doctor?
I don’t have heart problems but I’m making an appointment with the hopes of seeing the doctor sometime in 2012. I like to plan ahead like that.
“Inderal may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.”
What a relief!! This clearly must be the reason Bossy was prescribed Inderal.
we_be_toys saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:08 am
Bossy makes even hypochondria funny – I especially like the embolism idea – am certain I might have one too!
Hey, if your dad is a doctor, does that mean he could makes housecalls for you?
Also loved the EKG – nice picture!
Hope you feel better soon!
joeinvegas saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:21 am
No, looks more like John Houston. Does that make Bossy Angelica? (but prettier).
Glad you are OK, and able to document the entire procedure.
Melissa saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:27 am
Thank God you’re okay–I’d hate to see your road trip plans put on hold for a triple bypass or some such inconvenience.
sue saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:31 am
Bossy, why are you listening to your Dad when you should be listening to me? I told you, you have consumption! Scuse me, I have to go back to reading Wuthering Heights.
zmulls saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:33 am
Rex Everhart? Howard da Silva?
Peggy saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:36 am
Arn’t doctors offices FUN? Wasn’t this the most EXCITING part of your day? Don’t you wish you were REALLY sick so you could go more often?
If you answered NO to all these questions then you are fine.
If you answered YES to all these questions then the shrink will see you now.
Any combination of the above answers is NOT acceptable and will require more tests.
That will be $100.00 please.
P.S. I’m glad you are okay!
Mary Alice saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:39 am
A touch of has Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome mixed with Perimenopause mixed with Hypoglycemia is no laughing matter – I have that myself and sometimes my family is very very afraid.
mommiebear2 saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:42 am
Glad there isnt anything REALLY bad going on with you! 🙂
jj saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:46 am
Robert Preston. Glad Bossy’s okay, Love your site.
RuthWells saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:46 am
At least the pulmonary embolism has not affected your sense of humor….. feel better soon!
dara saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:47 am
hope you are 100% soon….
Ava Von Snarky saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:51 am
Glad you are on the mend. The same thing happens to me, I am always better by the time I get to the Dr’s office, or it is not as bad and they think I make this crap up.
Howard saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:52 am
Good to hear you are doing better. Whose next to have medical problems in your continuing family saga? 🙂
Emily R saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:58 am
Your dad DOES look like Morgan Freeman!
All Adither saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:04 pm
Oh, if only my dad were a cardiologist. I have heart palps every freaking day and I always think I’ll be one of those sudden death cases whose family later says, “Well, she was complaining of heart palpitations. Perhaps we should’ve taken her seriously this time.”
Glad you’re okay.
SparklieSunShine saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:09 pm
Glad to hear it’s nothing serious. It’s pretty sweet that your dad got to be your doctor.
Jenn @ Juggling Life saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm
I never hesitate to take my kids to the doctor; spending time and money to see the doctor = cure. Whatever works!
Madame Jozet at Halushki saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm
I went through this recently…
However, I thought that the standard of care for younger-older women (like ourselves) was to do the whole MRI with radioactive tracers?
How did you get away with not lighting up like Three Mile Island after an earthquake? Hmmmmmph!
Must be because my dad worked for the electric company and not the hospital.
Glad all is well!
flutter saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:15 pm
I’m glad you’re ok, lady.
Avitable saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:16 pm
I wish my dad were Morgan Freeman.
Foolery saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:19 pm
I know what you’re going through. Last week I had flesh-eating disease, but I got over it. Yesterday I was pretty sure it was the ebola virus, but it got better. Sometimes all you have to do is threaten those germs with medical intervention, and they shove off.
Seriously, I’m glad you’re okay!
Lara saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm
Awww…Bossy, you made MY heart go pitter-patt with the way that you talked about your dad and the sweet little drawing. Bossy’s dad must be pretty special.
Hope you’re better very very soon. At least you have a partner in your convalescence (or is Bossy’s daughter back at school now?).
Rattling The Kettle saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:21 pm
Melanie at BeanPaste saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:29 pm
I always wanted a doctor dad, expect I wanted him to be, ideally, Cliff Huxtable. (Hold the Rudy.)
Chesapeake Bay Woman saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm
Perimenopause? You’re doomed.
Call Wine-One-One immediately.
Karen saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:54 pm
I have the same pre-existing condition called D-A-D, only my dad is not a cardiolgist, he is a minister and part-time counselor/Jungian dream analyst. Good times.
qt saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm
I think Bossy and my sister have a lot in common, altho our dad is not a doc. Also? I can totally sympathize with feeling fine at the actual doctors office. Sometimes I wonder if I shouldn’t even make an appointment, just walk in the building…
Carmen saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:08 pm
any chance you could get your Dad to do a blog? Not only does he look so sweet and kind, but I bet he has some stories to tell…
A treadmill stress test??? I bet he just added that one for good measure. Does he have your sense of humor?
Watching Bossy huff and puff along several miles on the ‘ol treadmill. That’s good fun for Dad!
“Oops…I didn’t even have the EKG monitor on. Guess we’ll have to start over!”
Swistle saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:12 pm
Now I want to snuggle your dad. AND Morgan Freeman.
andrea saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm
Thank goodness for family with letters at the end of their name! Feel better!
Nilsa S. saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm
Awww, Bossy. Hope you feel better soon.
BTW, does this mean Bossy’s dad will be accompanying her on her summer road trip. You know, just in case she gets over-excited, uh I mean sick??
Miss Britt saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:24 pm
Do you still have to pay a copay?
Julie Pippert saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:29 pm
I am so glad you are okay I allowed myself to laugh out loud through this post.
The Domestic Goddess saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm
Sheesh. I hate it when you think you have a pulmonary embolism and it turns out to be the flu.
Hope you feel better soon!
smr saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm
Wow! Your dad does look kinda like Morgan Freeman! I told a friend of mine once that he looked like John Cryer (’cause he SO does) and he said it was impossible cause JC’s white and my friend is black. See!?!? It’s possible! BOSSY proved it for me 🙂
Kristin saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm
I see a lot of resemblance in bossy and bossy’s dad! CUTE. Get better!
David saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 2:09 pm
I’m also going to guess Howard Da Silva.
margalit saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 2:11 pm
I had the same pre-existing condition called D-A-D, only my dad was a pediatric oncologist and I never had cancer, so everything he ever diagnosed me with, including missing my cardiomyopathy was wrong. And he was a very famous doctor with famous patients, too. As in celebrity patients because he practiced at UCLA.
I’m glad your heart is OK because if you didn’t do the road trip due to illness I would sulk and stamp my feet and probably throw a big giant tantrum!
When I go to see my cardiologist, I’m the youngest patient by 40 years, and I have gray hair too!
Manic Mommy saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm
Such dedication for Bossy to take her camera even while clearly suffering from ADD/Hypochondria.
Also, your EKG picture cracked me up.
Nancy saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 2:44 pm
First, I’m glad it isn’t anything serious.
Second, I thought he was hot as a jazz musician, (the pic you posted for his b’day, playing sax) but now, you add to it by revealing he is a caring and respected doctor!
pkzcass saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm
Doesn’t your dad treating you present some kind of conflict of interest or something?
And stop fretting about the lack of a haircut…I love it the way it is! (And I like yours too.)
Oh, The Joys saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 3:05 pm
You look a bit like Dad, no?
Also – isn’t it…uh… I don’t know… I heard it was, like, unethical (or something) to treat your own family member. But I don’t KNOW. Can you esplain that one? (in the bossy way?)
Noelle saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 3:18 pm
This post in particular made me smile in my laugh. I’m glad you’re okay.
Laura saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 3:20 pm
First, we look alike. Now we are both in perimenopause! I can’t believe it! And no, I didn’t know your dad was a doctor. OMG, my sister’s a doctor-I’m getting scared w/all of the similarities. And btw, your hair looks fab-feel better Bossy!
Biddy saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 3:27 pm
i’m glad bossy is going to be just fine. and let me just say, biddy’s chart is seriously so thick they had to make a second one…
oh, and speaking of morgan freeman, bossy HAS to see Bucket List. it is fan-freakin-tastic
mp saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 3:32 pm
Bossy’s Dad has an AWESOME beard!
Bossy’s drugs do not work well with Bossy’s cocktails..from the internets:
Do not stop taking Inderal without first talking to your doctor. Stopping suddenly may make your condition worse.
• If you need to have any type of surgery, you may need to temporarily stop using Inderal. Be sure the surgeon knows ahead of time that you are using Inderal.
• Inderal can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
• Avoid drinking alcohol, which could increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are taking Inderal.
• Inderal is only part of a complete program of treatment for hypertension that may also include diet, exercise, and weight control. Follow your diet, medication, and exercise routines very closely if you are being treated for hypertension.
• Hypertension often has no symptoms, so you may not even feel that you have high blood pressure. Continue using this medicine as directed, even if you feel well. You may need to use blood pressure medication for the rest of your life.
Patricia saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 3:44 pm
Hmmmm… if the pills don’t look the same or have the big I perhaps Bossy’s dad knows his daughter too well and prescribed a placebo (so it would not interfere with Bossy’s drinking regimen?
meleah rebeccah saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 4:03 pm
I could NOT be this funny on my most HEALTHIEST of days….
PLO saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 4:06 pm
You are a riot. You reminded me of the little girl in “MY GIRL”, always dying of something and running to the doctor.
Audubon Ron saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 4:24 pm
If women have menopause, do men have hermopause? See, you got to think about that.
Come over and see Audubon Ron’s stress relieving video clips. He is dishing up Audubon Tuesdays special for these situations.
Strizz saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm
I think you faked this whole thing just to see your Daddy. Because you wuv your Daddy aaawwww!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!) I wuv mine too.
Ree saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 4:38 pm
Bossy’s dad is a good looking man. I would have heart palpitations to get to go to his office, too.
Glad Bossy is okay. Otherwise, there would be no one to tell me ” I told you so ” when I complained about O’Horror.
CourtneyRyan369 saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 5:10 pm
I’m glad that you’re going to be ok and your Daddy could be the one to tell you.
To think I have to plan school conferences to see my Daddy…Feel better!
Wayne saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 5:45 pm
Indiral? As in Indiral Ghandi?
Phoenix saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 6:03 pm
I think if my dad was a heart doc too, I’d always worry that my heart had problems. I hope you feel better soon.
peppermint t saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 6:15 pm
I wish my dad was a heart doctor so he could tell me I’m not dying (and I’d believe him).
Rest up & feel better.
Susan saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 7:37 pm
Whatever you do, don’t tune into the show, “Mystery Diagnosis.” Because, inevitably, you will find that you have MANY of the same symptoms OF the mystery illnesses.
Not that I am speaking from personal experience or anything.
Glad you’re okay. 😉
Cindy Z saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 7:43 pm
So glad you are ok!
Heather saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 8:06 pm
Oh how absolutely nice!
I on the other hand do not go to doctors regardless of my low grade fever, the fact I just almost broke my foot, or my lung just fell on the floor*.
Hate doctors, just take some pills you have laying around with a margarita or mojito – poof – problem solved.
Glad your ok Bossylicious.
* A and B true – C not YET true – but you never know.
Kristabella saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 8:18 pm
I’m glad that Bossy is fine. Plus, Bossy got to ride in a car, run on a treadmill and see her dad all in the same day. Yippee?
Ruth Dynamite saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 9:02 pm
Oh dear. Feel better, Queen B.
Mrs. Chicky saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 9:17 pm
Feel better, hon.
Maddy saysJanuary 15, 2008 at 11:30 pm
Glad to hear that you’ll soon be on the mend.
Wendy saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 12:20 am
yes, but you still LOOK GOOD.
Kelley saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 4:43 am
Bossy is lucky. Bossy is lucky her Daddy is not a GI doc. Or a tree surgeon.
Kelley’s daddy is an artist. So if Kelley’s art is sick she knows where to go…..
Liana saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 9:02 am
I think your Dad is really cute! I hope that’s okay. 🙂
Also, his office building is pretty cool- I’ve never seen one quite like that before…
Oh, and of course I’m glad you’re mostly okay, besides that mean but common virus!
meleah rebeccah saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 9:06 am
Bossy in the Real World vs. Bossy with Her Dad is the FUNNIEST photo comparison, I have seen in a long time!
Stuperb saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 9:48 am
Only a stress test? No bubble test where they shoot air bubbles into your veins to watch them travel across your heart while they look for leaks?
Man, you need to ask for the star treatment next time. You were cheated.
honeywine saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 2:12 pm
Oh I hate that treadmill crap. They run you to death’s door and then go “ok you see the white light now you can stop”.
Jen M saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 3:37 pm
I love this post. Maybe it’s the ekg readout of your dad and you. I don’t know – but great job.
Liz saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm
I’m glad Bossy is going to survive until Spring to begin her awesome road trip. I’ll have you know that the last time I read Tiger Beat I think Morgan Freedman was on the cover… or was it Chris Atkins (ahhh, Blue Lagoon, a favorite movie)? or perhaps Shawn Cassidy?
Surcie saysJanuary 16, 2008 at 7:13 pm
I’m sure your blog is good for my health because I laugh out loud every time I visit. All those little “happy” chemicals being released from my brain into the bloodstream. . .Great post, Bossy!
kate saysJanuary 17, 2008 at 1:35 am
if they aren’t hexagonal and don’t have the I, are you sure he didn’t just give you some placebos? not that i’m trying to cause trouble, i was just thinking…
Say What? saysJanuary 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm
Wish I could have gone to Bossy’s dad yesterday instead of for an EGD like I had to.
My doctor, while very old and cute, can’t hold a candle to Bossy’s dad, Morgan Freeman – I just loved him on “The Electric Company” back in the day.
Glad you are ok Bossy dear. Also glad that Bossy Jr. was looking great at her choir performance! “Make a joyful noise!”
HRH saysJanuary 17, 2008 at 6:09 pm
Thank God you were well enough to take along your camera. That gave me hope for your future condition. One of my mindless college summer jobs was doing EKGs and I really didn’t understand them very well, but I can say that your office EKG is quite an anomaly.
nick saysJanuary 18, 2008 at 10:16 am
aarp is the sound old people make before they die!
trillwing saysJanuary 18, 2008 at 5:35 pm
Careful with the Inderal. I had night terrors and nighttime hallucinations that lasted for, oh, a decade after taking it for only a couple of months.
erin saysJanuary 20, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Having a doctor in the family is awesome…less waiting room time!!!
Michael Bains saysJanuary 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm
That ekgbeforeafter.jpg poked a big ol’ “Awwwwww…” outta me!
VDog saysJanuary 22, 2008 at 6:37 pm
Bossy’s dad is so cute.
Has Bossy thought about a 24 Holter Study? Bet you’d catch some palps on that thing.
VDog is like Bossy in that she also has random heart palps.
Bossy should be like Little Man and get a Holter done. 😉
Hope you’re feeling better.
Kevin saysJanuary 23, 2008 at 4:08 pm
Bossy is Amelie?