Eastern Utah
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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sneezing and sniffling

I am in plumb pitiful condition.  Sneezing enough to shake up my brain, eyes watering and itching, and a whole bunch of other allergy symptoms.  I got the Rx for the nasal spray filled, and I think it is the same as I had been prescribed when I lived in N. Virginia, back in the 1990's.  Then, they only gave me enough for 30 days and it sure worked like a charm, but the good effects didn't last.  This prescription doesn't indicate any time limit, but I'll only know that when I try to refill it.

I like the doctor I saw although he is pretty young.  Not that there is anything wrong with being young, as long as they can be objective about what older folks experience and what they might need.  I'll have to "interview" him the next time I see him to find out if we might be compatible.  There are certain things I believe in, and lots of things I don't, so we can start out by discussing the things "I don't".  Sounds reasonable to me.  (Don'ts include tests for the sake of tests -- and the billing dept.)

Another doctor whose bio they gave me is a homeopathic medicine doctor, which appeals to me very much.  I'm going to see what Jeannie thinks and since she's been with me to see many doctors I think she knows what I want and don't want in a primary care physician.

 Time for lunch - and I wish I had an appetite.  The doctor's scale yesterday showed almost a pound less than the scale at the gym last time I went.  That could just be a normal variation related to time of day, what I was wearing, and calibration of the scales.  I will do just about anything to keep my weight, although I have to find a substitute for some of the sweets I'm eating.  They are addicting for one thing and lack the proper nutrution for another.

My son Steve switched cars with me yesterday in order to move some things to their new house.  He left me with his car, which is keyless.  Dont'cha know I couldn't get the damn thing started this morning when I wanted to get my Rx?  I didn't think to press on the brake.  I asked Steve what the advantages of keyless are, and he gave me some reasonable examples.  However, I hope I never have to go that route and I don't have a problem in the world with carrying my key on the chain with gym membership card, the fob for locking, unlocking, and panic button.  To be truthful, I never had a problem with using an old fashioned car key to lock and unlock the doors, but I'm hopelessly approaching "too old to be driving" status.  Actually I'm just a cantankerous old woman :-)


  1. I think if we live long enough, we have the right to be cantankerous. ;)

  2. Sorry to hear about your sniffles. I know the right choice of doctor will become clear. Let me know when you find a substitute for sweets, I can sure use one. I've gotten to be quite a curmudgeon as I've gotten older. Things just seem too fast and too complicated to be good for anyone. I think these young people get sold a bill of goods when they believe that "newer or updated or more expensive" is always better".

  3. Sniffling and sneezing is not fun. Sure hope the spray helps out. New things - ick. I'm still trying to figure out this new computer. And I hate it. I don't want to learn new things anymore. At least not electronic and technical things.

  4. I hope you find the right Dr. I wouldn't know what to do if I had to find another Dr. but that time may be fast approaching.
    Hope your nose spray takes care of the problem.