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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Late yesterday afternoon Jeannie called and asked if I wanted to have dinner at their house - Donald was making enchiladas, rice, refried beans, guacamole, etc., all from scratch.  I hadn't felt well most of the day but I wasn't about to refuse a good enchilada and the chance to dine with family, so I went.  The food was great, and I even had a beer.  The beer tasted weird for the first couple of sips but then I was back to normal.  The days are definitely getting longer and I was able to drive home before dark.

I think I can tell an improvement in my eyesight since the eye surgeon removed the suture, although nothing can change aging eyes in the long run.  I believe he said the suture was causing an astigmatism.  (I'm not sure if I am using the proper word, but probably only eye specialists who read my blog would know the difference right away.)

Today I cancelled appointments to see the vascular surgeon and get an echocardiogram - appointments that were made for me this time last year when I had the same.  I have been stressing out about this during the past year and finally decided I would cancel.  The Dr. was rude and insensitive and continually tried to push a statin drug.  I agreed to try Lipitor but discontinued it somewhere in my travels last year, because of the side effects.  The side effects disappeared very soon after I quit taking the meds.   At the visit last year, the Dr. continually laughed and ridiculed me about how I had caused all my problems by my smoking for years, as if I didn't realize that.  (I finally called him on that.)  Oh, he was a great commedian, and brought his own audience into the room -  a team of about 5 drs., interns, and such.  I'm so glad I made the decision I don't need to subject myself to that kind of behavior, especially since I'm not feeling well to begin with.

The weather is so perfect and I wish it would stay in the 70's like this year around, but in a week we will be in the 90's and I won't like it at all.  I wish I felt like doing some outside work before it gets too hot.  All the weeds I pulled up before surgery are now back in full force.

After running a couple of errands this morning I've been chilling out ever since.  I need to get out of the chair and do something!


  1. I'm appalled at the behavior of your doctor. And even more that he is considered cute by his colleagues. Someone should file a complaint about it. Don't blame you at all for wanting never to go back to him. There are others in his specialty much more deserving of your time and money.

  2. I would sooo be finding another doctor. What an idiot. I hate all of Jim's doctor appointments and tests but they have saved his life a couple of times now so we do them. Glad you felt good enough to get out and go have that beer and dinner. Tomorrow is another day for the weeds.

  3. Some Dr.s no matter how highly educated are still ignorant doesn't matter what education you have if your ignorant your ignorant. Glad you canceled too. There are plenty of other Dr.s in the field if you really need to see one.
    Dinner sounds like a real treat.

  4. Stupid is as stupid does. That doctor is stupid. I don't usually use that word, but there is absolutely no excuse for that kind of behavior. Reschedule with someone else, don't let him get in the way of your health care. If there was a good reason for that test, get it done, just not with him. Boy, that really got your readers' attention, didn't it?

    Have a great day and enjoy the good weather. :)

  5. glad you are getting out and about... and POOH on that doctor. I would write a carefully worded letter and send it to him and a copy to the medical board overseeing his clinic or hospital!

    Karen and Steve
    (Blog) RVing: The USA Is Our Big Backyard

  6. While others bloggers have been more polite...I would call that doctor a jackass!

    No one, absolutely no one has to put up with that kind of behavior from all things a doctor.

    There are many more sensitive and caring doctors out there...I too would have cancelled my appointment.

    Glad you had a good Mexican dinner and a beer to wash it down with. I so miss my beer but can not drink with the medications I am taking :-(