May. 29th, 2012

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The idiot who handles my scheduling ... that would be me and I have no scheduling mostly... scheduled two appointments in the same building on the same day almost 2 hours apart. The only reason I don't fire her sorry ass is that said building has lovely waiting areas, coffee and bagels and free wifi.

My eye doctor tested my eyes and says all looks good. The only correction for seeing my phone is readers. Oh well. No more discussion about getting the other eye done. Oh well. No more having to wear the eye patch at night Yahoo! And she cut out one of the drops so now I only have 2 to take - one 3 times a day and 1 four.

And she wants to see me in a month.

My next appointment is a follow up appointment with my regular cute doctor. This will be my first one in his new digs. I only have an hour to wait.

Actually, I'm only a little more than 5 minutes from home so I could have (and still could) go home and come back. But, I don't have enough time to really get into the work work that I now have assigned to me and that work isn't even due for days anyway. I can track my work email right here on this laptop which I brought with me. (This is the first time I've had this beauty (ASUS UX31 ultra slim) out of the house and it is so nice. The batter life is good enough that I don't have to bring the brick which is really only a puck anyway.

So I wait. Comfortably and entertained. Nice.

When I do get home, I have the weekly conference call and an afternoon of work bugs to take care of. I'm glad to have the work. I only get paid for hours I can bill. I can only bill when I get actual work to do. So having the work is good plus, without being able to go to the pool, my days are getting kind of long in the tooth.

I go back and forth with myself about going back to the pool. I purposefully did not ask the doctor about it today because last time she said that if I didn't get my face/eyes wet, I could go back 'in a week or so' and I was afraid that if I asked her again, she'd change that to her original 3 weeks. But, I don't want to be stupid. I'm kind of thinking maybe Thursday or Friday I'll go - on my own - no class - just me and my mp3 player and goggles - and do some not heavy stuff. The start back daily next week. That's my current thought.

I think I'm going to change my venue from down here in the lobby to upstairs in the doctor's waiting room and plug in my earphones and listen to my book for a while.
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At the beginning of last October, I was 62 years old - fat with high blood pressure but otherwise healthy. I went to the doctor's once a year for a minimal checkup.

Then I got pneumonia which led to the discovery that my lungs, on their own, work at 50% of what they should for someone of my age, height and weight. For a while, it seemed like I was living at the doctor's. I had tests. We tried various drugs and inhalers. yadda yadda.

Finally, we got the right combo so I could breathe without panting. Then my gout flared up and hand and feet cramps so he changed some of the medicine I was taking for some other stuff. Then I decided as long as I'd paid my insurance deductible, it was a good time to get my cataract removed.

So today was the almost final post cataract surgery visit (I have to go back one more time next month) and a check on the new meds with my regular doctor.

The new blood pressure medicine is so good, he had to check it 3 times to make sure it was not too low. And he does not want to see me for six months!! Yahooo!!!!! My next appointment with him is on October 29 which is a year minus a day since I first started on this roller coaster.

I feel good. I can breathe. I rarely use my rescue inhaler. If I get sick again, I'm going to be so pissed so I think I just won't.
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finally. a mariners game that is fun to watch. is it too much to ask to have more than one of these a year??
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