Friday, June 19, 2009

Jess had a follow up appointment with Dr. Matchell yesterday. She had blood work in the morning. Even though she is feeling good some of her labs are off again. Mainly ones with her liver and pancreas. So he's going to order an MRCP -
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a medical imaging technique which uses magnetic resonance imaging to visualise the biliary and pancreatic ducts in a non-invasive manner. This procedure can be used to determine if gallstones are lodged in any of the ducts surrounding the gallbladder.
Hopefully, either something shows up or the labs fall back into line.
Bill's staying in Plainville while the rig is on location there. Things aren't going the best with work. Besides him being sick, there just hasn't been as much work as usual. Starting now, the company is no longer paying any expenses. Since a rig moves from location to location it sometimes is a long distance from home. So the company has always paid mileage if the rig is over a certain distance from your home. And if the rig is located over a 100 miles from home they will reimburse some for a hotel room. That will take a bite out of our budget now.
But some companies have been laying off, cutting wages or the company is paying less of the insurance premium. All in all, at the moment if you work in the oilfield, it's not the best of times.
I wonder how it will all work out when Bill is off work for surgery. Of course I really wonder how long he will be off. In my worst thoughts, he's not able to return to work.
I need to make a list of all I have to be thankful for because at the moment it just seems like bad on top of bad.

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