Give Me A Break

It's been a lovely six weeks.  It started with laryngitis, moved on to a kidney stone, and then the flu.  I hoped it was done but now I have upper respiratory crud which includes crud in my lungs.  Breathing takes a lot of effort.  The alternative - well not acceptable.  My frustration is I want to … Continue reading Give Me A Break

Kidney Stones

For the last few days I've been unable to talk - lovely laryngitis.  During a busy time at my day job, this is not conducive to getting work done.  Yesterday I had a hard time eating which for me is an indicator the laryngitis is going away. After supper last night (which was soup), I got … Continue reading Kidney Stones

A Rough Week

It's been a rough week.  Mom went by ambulance into the hospital on Saturday.  My oldest sister rushed to be there so she wouldn't be anxious or upset.  I followed as soon as I could.  They weren't sure what caused the problems but suspected a TIA (mini stroke).  After we left another of our sisters … Continue reading A Rough Week

Elephants Dancing Off (off off) Broadway

Since before Thanksgiving I've been sick.  Sinus infections which persist and won't go away have progressed into what I believe is bronchitis (no diagnosis other than for my husband and we have the same symptoms). Ironically, my husband and middle daughter both went to urgent care on Sunday, saw different doctors, had the same symptoms. … Continue reading Elephants Dancing Off (off off) Broadway

It’s a Racket

Unfortunately I'm not talking about tennis or badminton.  And yest before you read further - you should probably know this is going to end up being a rant.My husband went to the doctor for his checkup and was told - you must get tested for Hep C.  He's not at risk for it, has none … Continue reading It’s a Racket

Scooter Update

When it comes to medical / health care stuff, I find myself annoyed, frustrated and distrusting.  Over the years, I've had doctors do stupid things which have adversely affected me.  However, I try to go into these situations with a positive attitude. Two weeks ago, the insurance turned me down for a scooter.  I could … Continue reading Scooter Update

Five Vials of Blood

Five vials of blood - my rheumatology appointment got moved up to this week.  Of course she ordered blood tests and x-rays.  After seeing her, I went to have all this extra work done.  They took five vials of blood from me.  I asked the woman if she was leaving any which made her laugh. … Continue reading Five Vials of Blood

Rip Off

My daughter has no insurance.  She qualifies for none of the programs that help people with no insurance because she lives at home.  Maybe we should just kick her out?  I don’t think so.  Johnson and Johnson produces one of the medications – the very expensive medication – she takes.  They have a program which … Continue reading Rip Off

Shots …

Today I got shots in my knees.  This is goo that goes in to help cushion the joint in an effort to replace the fluid that the arthritis has gotten rid of.  This is a three week treatment to help reduce the amount of pain I’m in.It was painful getting the needle shoved into my … Continue reading Shots …