HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Good Morning,Kathy. Good News. I slept until 7. Just a twinge in my knees. Bedtime BG 410 Breakfast 340 it takes 3 days for that Cortisone to leave. It wads great news about the CORTISONE. Now if the pain pill will help I will be happy. I see him on 11/30. My Mother made me 5 beautiful afghans. Russ has them out. We put therm over sofas chairs so colorful. Tom will be here about 5. He will be baby sitting Chico Mary Jane and Missy. Chico only one who visits.Tom will take a photo. Going for my turkey around noon. Doing laundrt. 55 degrees here. I hope yu are feeling much better. Take Hood care.Thanksgiving gift...you are my dear friend. HUGS,Reed
Hi Kathy! I hope that you are feeling better today. I know what you are saying about the medical system. It is starting to make me mad too. One would think the the doctor who saw you about your kidney tests would be able to be "reminded" somehow that you are a Type 1 (checked kidneys might be a clue), hear you coughing, and think to themselves something along these lines, "Infections aren't good for diabetes, they are painful for a regular person, and for a person with diabetes, an infection could linger, and cause other problems like stress and pain and high BGs. You would think! I have noticed that there is some kind of "revolving door" thing going on, where they are so overbooked that they just want to deal with one thing at a time, if you are there for test results and you cough, it is almost like you are ruining their schedule. What does that have to do with healing? I have also noticed that primary care is not a person's doctor, now they are more like an organizer, they basically send you off to many other doctors, each one specializing in a different body part, organ or problem, and then collect all the tests and care for you based on all the gathered information.The problem with that is that you have to tell each doctor your problem, which most likely deals with more than one body system. They are so specialized that they never see a person, never hear the "story" and so what happened to you, ignoring you cough, becomes very likely. By the time you go all over the place getting seen you are just sicker from all the running around.
The system is much too mechanical. Not to mention that by farming you out for every different thing, they make a lot of money on each of those individual tests and visits, and they really never once look at the whole person. As in your experience this time, you had a lot of medical care, but guess what? You are still sick, because they basically prolonged the problem by not treating it right away and probably made you worse by making you run all over the place for appointments when you were not feeling well and made you worse! They made a lot of money doing it. I had bronchitis and I ended up seeing about four doctors, primary care, then one for allergies, one for Ear, Nose and Throat, they did tests on my lungs, an x-ray, a breathing test, a scope of my throat, and then a CAT scan of my neck and lungs! How much money did that make them? I was on antibiotics for three rounds, 30 days, and even I know from the Web that if the first round doesn't work, the rest won't either. Finally after all that "medical care" I got pneumonia, ended up in ER with yet another doctor who gave me a steroid shot and 9 days of prednisone that finally cleared up the lungs, but by then my stomach was so messed up by all the antibiotics that I had GERD, supposedly, and they wanted me to go to a gastro doctor for an endoscopy!
I told them to stuff it, went to the drug store, got some Prevacid OTC and was fine with my stomach in four days. I believe throwing tons of antibiotics at a diabetic is stupid, making a sick person run around all over the place when they belong at home to rest makes things worse, plus it irritates the hell out of me how much money they make with all these procedures and tests. I am starting to think of from now on when I get sick, just staying home and drinking a lot of liquids and chicken soup, I would have get better a lot sooner. Ugh, what a vent. I am really sorry that you didn't get a chance to go to the concert. I hope that you enjoyed your exotic fruits though. What kind did you get? I bet your neighbor was thrilled about going, how did they say it was? I hope that you get better really soon and I am so sorry that you had to get the run around. I hope that you get better for Thanksgiving, are you doing anything special? Sending lots of healing vibes your way. Ellen
Dear Kathy. So sorry to learn tjat you have more ailments..ear and pink eye. We are in the same boat. I went to bed at 11 slepy until 1 then tossed and turned, My knees were in such pain. Finally got up at 3. THIS CANNOT GO ON> I see the orthopedic surgeon at 1:30. No doubt CORTISONE shots. I am going to ask if there is a pill I can take for pain between shots. I cannot live like this. What causes pink eye ad what do you do about it. Is that the stuff use warm weather and hold a warm cloth to it. You are right. You have had ebough problems now leave you alone. I will let you know how I make out. Take good care. Keep warm. HUGS,Reed
Hello Kathy. It is very chilly here. The A/C heating man was here getting me ready for Winter. No charge. I forgot when I had my A/C serviced if I paid a little extra today would be free. I was on the red couch reading the paper andI fell asleep. I get my best sleep there. I have been trying all morning to get my ortho man for cortisone shots...tomorrow at 1;30. How are you feeling? I hope much better. I have to go to drug store later today. My favorite hobby doctors and drug store. I heard it had warmed up in MN. But if you g out stay nice and warm. Hope you are eating well and drinking fluids. Take good care of yourself. HUGS,Reed
Evening Marie. My knees a bit better. I had a very elegant dinner..oatmeal..it hit the spot. How are you feeling? Did you get out at all> It is cold here..the heat is on. The sericeman is coming in the morning to get me ready for the Winter hope he finds nothing wrong. It was good to have Tom here, When Chico comes this week, I will have Tom take a photo. Take good care and have a good night. HUGS,Reed
Good Morning,Kathy. You must have cabin fever if you have not been out for a month. I think it is wise to stay in and get yourself better. I am in tough shape. I have been up all night with these darn knees. I hate the thought of going to bed. The pain is so bad I could cry. Tom was out of the house at 5AM he is running a half marathon. He will be frozen as it is windy cold and a light drizzle. NIGHTS OF LIGHTS started last night. Streets were blocked off. It is a big tourist attraction. We will go in next weekend. It runs until Jan 31. We got the grille. Poor compact than the old one with a lot of bells and whistles. Take good care of yourself. Keep warm. HUGS,Reed
Hello Kathy. Yerrible day here. Dark and a cold rain. Tom went running but only did 4 miles as the weather was so awful. He still wanted his Lumberjack breakfast. Shopped. Ordered my fresy turkey. Tonight they light the lights for our Nights of Lights. We will go to Home Depot about 5 and get the grille. Ny then the lights will be on so we will drive into the city to see them. My knees still angry. How are you feeling? I hope much,much better. Keep warm. Rest drink fluids. Get better. HUGS, Reed
Hello Kathy. How are you feeling? Much better I hope. My knees are killing me and I finally took a PERCOCET, The Florida Legislature ( I bet they are all lawyers) put in new sections in the Power of Attorney law. That makes ours null and void. Our lawyer redid them $150 and this morning we had to go to the bank and get them notarized. I have been reading them. Do not know half of it. Chilly rain here. Tom came last night and brought cooked chicken breasts..prunes cappers wine. Pretty good. He is running a half marathon Sunday morning starting at 6:30. So we will go to 11AM Mass, Tomorrow I will have to put my order in for a small turkey. Do not feel like doing anymore today. I hope you are feeling much,much better. HUGS,Reed
Good Morning,Kathy. Glad to hear you are feeling someone better. Send Valerie tio me. She sounds like a good scout. You need someone like that. I just paid my real estate taxes, Get that over with. BG 106n ot bad. The stomach bug has gone. Lot of people seem to have it. I know for 2 days I was in a terrible mood. Right now, I am doing laundry. TOPS Secretary was out last week so I need to type up the minutes from my notes. It seems she is out more than she is in. The house across the street finally sold to a Mother and older daughter. The owners paid $342,000 and it sold for $215,000 what a blow. Tom has to teach an 8PM class tomorrow. I told him he has to learn how to say NO. This GRANT is getting people interested and they forget he has his own work to do. I hope this finds you feeling much,much better. Take care. I care. HUGS,Reed
HI Kathy - So sorry you are not feeling well. It's too early in the season to feel sick. I feel very draggy, don't really sleep well. Jim is still having problems with his leg. He developed cellulitis in it last week & is on AB for a week. I guess he was jealous of my bout with cellulitis. Take care of yourself and eat that chicken soup. Esther must have looked cute as a little nurse. Get better soon !!!! Cat
Good Morning,Kathy. How are you this morning? I hope you are feeling better. Happy to hear you have folks coming in to help you. I do not know what it is but I am in sych pain with my knees,legs and,now,my right hand. The solution is knee replacement but I will not do it. Suffer it out. When do you see a doctor again. I hope it is not pneumonia. Take the antibiotics until gone. Drink fluids. Rest. I hope I hear you are feeling much better. Take good care. Hugs,Reed
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