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Good morning, everyone, and happy birthday, Cooter!

I’m being visited by a home health care nurse today. I didn’t ask for it, but apparently it’s part of the rehab package. I’ll welcome her inspecting the wound and doing the daily dressing change, but frankly, I’m sick of seeing health care providers. It’s bad enough that the marketing people on Madison Avenue know me better than I know myself, but all this has taken away what littlecprivacy i have left.

I guess I’m feeling grumpy because I’m home bound, can’t walk any great distance with the walker, and am frustrated at the slow pace of healing. My podiatrist has cautioned me that I started out with a very deep wound, that it has to heal from the inside out, and that it will take time. At least it’s not a permanent disability.

I found out that Maryland will issue handicap car tags for temporary disabilities lasting at least three weeks, so I think I’ll fill out the paperwork and ask my podiatrist to sign off on it.



I continue to hope for a speedy (or speedier?) recovery for you, Birdz. I, too, am grateful it's not a permanent disability.
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Guten Morgen!


Coffee, Tanya.

It's 75 and sunny with 93 the expected high.

I've got to fuss with a few things around the house and pick my new nose masks for my CPAP and go to Home Depot for some painting and plumbing supplies. We're having some kind of pork and sweet potatoes with beans and peas tonight.
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Mornin, all. My visit with my oncologist yesterday was a good one. He scheduled me for a CT scan and follow up visit in 5 months.

I see my dermatologist this morning and then my VA doctor tomorrow. After that we will have a bit of a break with my next scheduled appointment in November. We’ll both take it.

I hope your test results were good yesterday, Robbie.

I have time for a quick cup before I leave, Tanya. I’ll have a Costa Rican blend, please.
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Good morning, all. We have 48F and some high fog which is supposed to burn off as our temperature rises to a high of 64F. It sounds like it will be a nice day.

Brick, I'm glad your oncology visit was a good one. I know you get a bit anxious as those visits approach.

My visit with my doctor yesterday has me confused. She tried to explain to me that there is some crossover of emphysema and asthma and somehow COPD figures into all that, but I have no idea what she's saying I have. She did prescribe an inhaler and wants me to take a hit twice a day. When I got to the pharmacy and they told me my co-pay on it would be $240, I decided not to do it. She also did a baseline EKG, which is perfectly normal. Because it's normal, she's sending me to a cardiologist for a stress test. Why? I gather it's because I'm 75 years old, have Type 2 Diabetes, and smoked for 49 years. But there's no -- NO! -- history of heart disease on either side of my family. Nevertheless...

And on top of that, the Seahawks suck swamp water.

Coffee, please, Tanya. Lace it with something.

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Thanks, Robbie. My visit with the dermatologist was a good one today too, I’m happy to say.

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Thanks, Robbie. My visit with the dermatologist was a good one today too, I’m happy to say.




YAY!!!

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So glad your appointments went well, Brick!

Grrrr, Robbie. Out of respect for the Rumpus Room, I'll keep my comments about the pharmaceutical industry to myself.

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The co-pay for the Q-Var inhaler I use for asthma is $47 a month. It's a steroid, so you may not want to use it.

I'm happy for all the good results you all are getting from your tests.

55 degrees and bright sun. I just had a pleasurable walk around the neighborhood, without huffing or puffing. Air Quality is at 10, which is Good. There is a large expanse of blue sky overhead, surrounded by layers of long and wide white clouds. This is a wonderful place to live.

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So I called the cardio place to make an appointment for the treadmill stress test. I can have an appointment in a couple of weeks at 9:30 AM. The test takes 90 minutes. One cannot consume anything other than water prior to the test.

If I started a test at 9:30 AM I'd finish at 11:00 AM. I would be hypoglycemic and out on my butt by then. I declined the test.

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I have successfully avoided doing a stress test for years. I had one years ago and it indicated that I might have had a heart attack in my past. I never believed it. Some years after the test, my doctor, not the one who had me do the test, decided that I should do another one. I declined every time he suggested it. For unrelated reasons he is no longer my doctor. My new doctor either hasn’t noticed or determined that my history doesn’t demonstrate a need for one. It matters not, I won’t do one unless an event dictates that I should. But I do know that there is a chemical alternative to a physical stress test given to people who might not tolerate the treadmill.
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One of the really annoying things about having Type 2 Diabetes is that there is a strong enough correlation between that and heart disease that medical science just wants me to engage in heart-attack-prevention protocols despite the fact that there is no reason to think there is anything wrong with my heart, at all.

My health insurance company wants me to take statins. Why, for heaven's sake? They lower cholesterol levels, but my cholesterol levels are perfectly fine. Meanwhile, like all drugs, statins have potential side effects. So I should take a drug to cure a problem I don't have, but which may give me side-effect miseries? As a friend of mine said about something else entirely, they're taking a problem I'm not having and giving me a solution I can't live with.

Sorry, folks. I've worked up a head of steam over all this crap and nothing is making it any better. Maybe I'll calm down in a bit.

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Good morning, all. We have 46 rather brisk degrees under mostly clear skies -- a few "red sky at morning" streaks are in it -- heading for a high of 65. This will be our last nice day for about a week, as rain moves in tonight.

I have some small errands to run today which, of course, are on opposite sides of town. Tonight is the monthly community association board meeting.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 88 and sunny and Shadow has been a very good girl this morning in that she didn't try to drag me out of bed even when she was about out of dry food in her dish. She was happy to get her canned breakfast.

Woke up before daylight and couldn't get back to sleep so hit the recliner for a while. Decided to go back to bed after a while and got about 3 hours or so more sleep. I'll take it.

I need a mild grocery run today and pick up a couple of refills. I didn't do the treadmill last year and I don't think they had planned for one. They inject you with some nuclear stuff and can check everything that way. Three hours of tests, duck soup.
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It's in the 90s again here today, but we're hoping for a bit of rain and cooler temperatures later this week.

Not much going on at Casa Queue these days except for work and more work. At least it helps pay the bills!
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Rolling by on overload....

And then, out of nowhere, we lost power about 4:15. JUST as I had my fingers on <ctrl> and <s> to save my work. Did the computer manage to get it successfully saved before the power went out? An hour and twenty minutes after the power went out, it came back on, and I had my answer. Nope. It went back to a save from 45 minutes earlier. ARGH!!! I swear I am CONSTANTLY saving, but this was complicated, and I guess time got away from me. Frustrating!

Your medical decisions are yours to make, Robbie. So much of the time, I think the doctors are more concerned about making sure they have recommended every possible test and treatment to avoid a lawsuit, rather than giving us the best possible care....

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It's been a rough day for Bubba. I'm using a cane around the house because the pain affects the control of my movements. I finally opened the bar, which I haven't done since Saturday, and things are slightly better. I have a followup with the pain clinic next Wednesday, and I am no longer a trooper.

DD put the red oak blinds up in her room yesterday which her mother bought when it was her brother's room back in another age. Now she's going to do mine. Yay.

DD is going to have leftover salad and steak. I'm making cream of potato with chicken and mushroom soup from Idahoan soup mix. That stuff works well for clam chowder also when you add all of the good stuff. I use canned chicken and mushrooms with this.
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Good morning, all. We have 54F under heavy clouds, heading for a high of 63F. There is evidence of rain overnight, and we're due to get more today and for the next several days. I have no complaints. It's not what the Carolinas have gotten.

Cooter, I'm so sorry you're still having such pain. I hope the pain clinic can figure something out.

I did my run-around-town errands yesterday. Today I still have to go to the snooty dog food store, but that's about all.

Coffee, please, Tanya.

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Coffee, Tanya.

It's 73 and sunny with 94 on the horizon. I woke up I think around 7:30, adjusted the bed and turned on the massage feature. That alerts Shadow who comes in and we have a nice morning nap!

DD is handing my red oak blinds in my room today, and now that I have the paint sprayer we're going to clean the porch again so we can apply the combination stain/sealant. I have a couple of things out front I'd like to tackle, but maybe not in the heat and depending on how the old legs are today.
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Today has been a somewhat better day. I don't use the cane most of the time which to me is a plus. That means I can carry coffee without [sign in to see URL].
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Hello, all. I’m glad to see that you’re having a better day, Cooter. I got back on the beaten path (pun intended) this morning and walked 2 miles and decided to do the yard work afterward. I was already sweaty and I figured I’d conserve water and take one shower after both activities. *g*

I had my visit with my VA doctor yesterday morning. I was anticipating a direction to do a blood test to address an elevated TSH(thyroid)level. It was slightly high and his assistant had called me to let me know that the doctor would order an additional test. I found out that the doctor was on vacation when the results came in and she assumed what he would want. She was wrong. The level would have to be twice as high for him to pursue further testing aimed at determining a treatment strategy. One less needle in the arm is a good thing. So, I did well in my trifecta, three for three with three of my main caregivers happy with what they observed.

We’re hosting Eva’s 9th birthday party tonight. It was supposed to be tomorrow, but the plans changed to accommodate her dad’s work schedule. Franklin is heading to Savannah tomorrow to finish a job he’s been doing up there for a few months. That works since tomorrow is Sandy’s and my anniversary. We were going to celebrate on Saturday but now we’ll go out for a quiet dinner tomorrow night.

I’m ready for a nap and have time to get one in before tonight’s festivities. G’night folks. 😎
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