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A KAISER DAY
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11 August 2018
First the good news -- I slept all night last night! I have started taking Advil-PM and for the first time in literally years I am sleeping better. I've never been a pill taker for "minor" things like headache or insomnia, so I put off something as a sleeping aid. I'm a new convert.
Yesterday was somewhat ridiculous. Walt had an appointment at Kaiser first thing in the morning. There is no urology clinic in Davis, so he had to go to Vacaville, 15 miles away. They were removing the catheter he's been wearing for a week and then return later in the day to see how his system handled no catheter.
I was to go to my PCP in Davis in the late morning to check on the edema I have developed in my legs and feet and check on that damn booboo on my backside that comes and goes and is a big part of my inability to sleep.
So Walt went off to Vacaville in the morning. Ned came to our house to announce he would take me to my appointment because he wanted to be sure he understood what I was supposed to do for the edema, so he could continue to be the enforcer. Walt was relieved because with all that fluid in him he wasn't comfortable leaving home.
We went off to Kaiser and Ned came in for the edema part of the exam and left before the butt exam part. (I was thrilled to see that I have lost almost 10 lbs since this "whatever it is" started because I just have no appetite.) While Ned was waiting for me to finish up, Walt called and said he needed to go back to his doctor NOW. Ned called his friend Jessica, who came to sit with me and take me home while Ned went and got Walt.
The doctor said I had a sight heart murmur and so ran an EKG (everything fine) and then sent me for a different blood test. Then Jessica brought me home (fortunately SHE has a key to our house, because I didn't have mine with me!).
Walt came home, back on the catheter for another week.
Ned tried to set me up so I could keep my legs raised. The new recliner doesn't lift the foot rest high enough, so he went to a new furniture store in town. As luck would have it, they had just sold a couch that came with an ottoman and the buyers didn't want the ottoman and the salesman said he'd give it to Ned for $10. It's just perfect.
I am so incredibly grateful to both Ned and Jessica for being here and taking charge.
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Kickin' back with my feet up!
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