Up date on Dr’s visits

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I went back to the cardiologist and he said my beat problem was not life threatening and he put me on another medication to slow my heart rate and lower my blood pressure which had been creeping up lately. I have just started the new medication and it make me sleepy but I can still feel the beat problem maybe it takes a few day to work. I hope I don’t fall asleep during something important.

I also had a visit with a dermatologist he didn’t find anything wrong and burned a couple of brown spots off my face with nitrogen didn’t hurt just looked weird getting it done and I was out of there in flash.

I keep getting asked who my family doctor is and I don’t have one here so I got a recommendation from family and called the office. I got surprised when the lady found that there was previous record of me being at that office. It seems that a doctor I had years ago in Tucson and this doctor I called are partners at the same office. So, I see this new doctor on the tenth of October and I have blood drawn tomorrow for that visit. sounds like all I do is visit doctors doesn’t it? Well, it seems that way to me too.

I spent the day cleaning the rig; vacuuming the whole place and taking stuff out to wash and dry then trying to get everything back together again. I can’t believe it took most of the day. I must be walking in slow motion.


Visit to the cardiologist

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Today was my appointment with the cardiologist seems as we get older we have more appointments with health professionals than we have dates. I have complained about my heart skipping beats so I am wearing a heart monitor for 24 hrs. This so the doctor can see if this is serious or just an annoyance. Really it is no big deal, lots of people get to wear the gadget and I don’t think my situation is serious just want to be sure.

While sitting in the waiting room waiting to be called I began to feel a bit guilty because other patients that were waiting seemed to be in much worse shape than I am. Some needed assistance or their legs and feet looked so bad I felt the pain myself. A few patients needed assistance to get in and out of the office. On the other hand I felt fine.

I did find out I have some damage to the heart, but not enough to cause difficulties with heart function. I return to the cardiologist’s office for a consult the 27th of this month.

Big storm last night

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We got hit with a big, loud, flashing, heavy rain, thunderstorm last night ! It boomed and banged for quite a while and the rain came in heavy bursts- it was like being hit with a fire hose. Because of force of the wind and rain one of my windows leaked as the water got past the rubber seals.

My dog Shelby, who hates thunderstorms, would raise her head up now and then from her hiding spot to look at me like she was asking ” is everything going to be okay Mom?”. I gave her some love and told her it would be alright even though the rig was rocking because of the wind.

Today driving past the airport we saw a storm damage; along the road passing the airport there were at least ten or twelve power polls snapped off and laying in the street totally blocking traffic and as we went further into the city we were re-routed because of more power lines down in the streets and crews working to get the poles reset and working again. Some of the houses looked like they lost shingles from the storm and there was debris in the yards and roads.

So it was a big bad monsoon storm that hit Tucson I bet some of the washes are running now and I wonder how many cars are going to get stuck in them?



Up date, Saturday Sept 10, 2011

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The “children” came back from their trip and found the house intact and nothing and no one had died. So all the living things are now in their hands not mine. I got a little spoiled having the house all to myself, now it is back to reality.

I have made an appointment with a Dermatologist to get a cancer screening. I have lived and worked in the southwest for several decades and I should have had this screening a long time ago, there are lots of brown spots on my face and arms, I have no idea what might be on my back so off to the doctor’s office we go!

One of the things about being in Tucson is that I get comfortable, I know the town a bit and I am familiar with its culture(s) so it feels like home to me, if anyplace ever does. So I start thinking about buying a place here and settling down. Then again being tied to a house is not that pleasant of a thought. Which leaves me in a position of being neither here nor there. What adds to the,¬†self-made, dilemma is that the housing market here is depressed with a lot of homes in foreclosure, therefore there are some bargains¬†to be had if one doesn’t mind some sweat equity! To complicate matters even more we still haven’t sold the property in Texas yet. Oh dear what to do ?