The One Day Tournament


There are a lot of tournaments in April/May/June.  As a result of my current expenses (medical bills are astronomical, even with insurance, when they are searching for an unknown illness, plus a car payment, regular bills, book publishing expenses, and student loan repayments… yeah, I’m pretty poor come pay day), it is nearly impossible for me to chip in on our travel.  My SO is footing the bills for tournaments.

There’s a good one in Topeka, Kansas this weekend.  Started Friday, ends Sunday.  However, we are driving up and back for the Saturday events.  Lots of my darter friends will be there.  More importantly, my nephew will be there and I do miss having him around since he moved to KC.

It’s going to be exhausting.  I run out of steam at normal tournaments, where I can go hide in my hotel room and take a nap.  Not having a hotel room to run to though will be trying.  Plus it’s about a 3 1/2 hour drive, one way and I have to get up at 6 am instead of my normal 8:30.

I will come home, run down and on the verge of total mental shutdown.  That’s what happens with one day tournaments when we don’t stay.  It’s gotten worse this year as we continue to search for whatever the hell is wrong with me, aside from the stress of not knowing what is wrong with me.  Evidence is still pointing to something in the ladies’ unmentionables department; particularly my cervix and I’m growing tired of the phrase “it might still be cancer, we just couldn’t diagnosis it yet.”

Sunday I will continue to be worthless as I recover from the travel.  Travel has always taken it out of me.  This year, travel is a form of torture.  However, I shouldn’t complain too much, I’m still healthy enough to go, despite what follows.  And my friends know me well enough to let me just be sometimes.  I’m taking my tablet to read or play games to help combat the constant drone of noise and people.  I might take my sleeping mask and go nap in the car, should I become too tired to function.

We shall see what the day brings.  I’ll give an update on Sunday.

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  1. Hope you have a good time!

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  2. TV

     /  April 30, 2016

    Just hope someone shares the driving honey, I came back from Florida a 15 hr drive longer then planned 13 hr due to torrential rain thur Georgia, Nothing makes you pray harder then dodging a deer and opps going to the shoulder after a hard rain swept thru meant going sideways thru the median trying to stop, turn into the skid and thank God no trees, barriers or other wildlife in the way.. then 60 miles from home trying to recap a bottle of water I get lit up by a state trooper.. he’s like why are you weaving all over the road I explained and confirmed there was no other visible traffic he’d been hidden.. and it was a three lane highway.. thankfully my I just want to get home and in bed.. and this rental is more sensitive then my cat in a room full of dogs.. got me on my way with a warning and no ticket.. had I been in traffic my weaving could have been much much worse. Knowing my disease history makes me unable to walk a straight line I am very thankful for a card put out by a well known MS research clinic explaining why field sobriety checks can not be used and I agree to blood or breath testing.. those have saved my bacon more then I can count. Blame it all on a 83 yr old Dad that suddenly snow-birded perm so he could dance every day of the week and twice on Monday.. then had diabetes and pace maker issues.. being the retired nurse of the family some days just makes me wanna say duhh i don’t know.. try seeing your doctor !!

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  3. Lavada Kraft

     /  April 30, 2016

    They just said yesterday my biopsy was negative and I did not have cancer, so now it is your turn for great news! I was also sick last year all year from January 30 to Dec and on medical leave from April to Jan first. After 2 colonoscopies and 2 endoscopies, so many lab tests to count (and they were nasty). In Dec they finally said that if everything comes back normal the classify it as IBS and I have the IBS-D. Numerous numerous medical bills! And still am so weak and tired all the time. You will get good news and you will feel better! I have faith! It sounds that your SO is very supportive and that means a lot. Don’t let the depression get you down, but that is soooo much easier to say then do! Good Luck

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