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Health Etc.

Amazon is deliberately slowing or stopping certain nonessential orders, to get food and pharmacy orders filled faster. That’s good. I see CVS now has thermometers in the store, I should get one.

The cold-or-whatever plus bronchitis I’ve had is a little better because my cough reflex is being controlled. The medications make me woozy, though.

I don’t if others experience this, but in the rare instances I’m very sick, and run down and worried, I regress. I mean, there are definite moments when you feel panic of impending doom, because you simply cannot catch your breath, or that you’re about to aspirate and choke. Depending on what kind of sickness you have. Mine are usually upper-respiratory. Those moments of fear usually go away fast. No, I’m thinking of those more embarrassing moments, like when I start believing I don’t deserve to have health insurance or deserve to have a doctor take care of me without being skeptical of all my symptoms. In fact, anytime I have a doctor’s appointment, I feel as if I’m going to court to try to argue my case. I don’t think doctors will believe me.

And I know they’re supposed to be stringent with painkillers, so I have to present a case to get any if I’m in pain. I think I can count on one hand the times I’ve gotten a scrip for pain.

So I was in tears when the doctor was thoughtful enough to go call to get prices of the prescriptions because she knew I had no insurance. It’s not good to cry while you’re wearing a mask.

Sometimes I hate this country. I haven’t been sure whether to prioritize a car or health insurance, but the choice isn’t really there. I can’t even get health insurance until January.

posted on Mar 17, 2020 1:45 PM ()


I am so glad you have a mask even though it made tears messy and glad you have a thoughtful doctor. I see people here in masks and we are washing our hands until they look scalded but bleach is the only disinfectant
that I have. Perhaps the doctor could give you temazepam as our Dr does so you can relax and sleep at night. Other than that we take a lot of extra strength tylenol.
comment by elderjane on Mar 18, 2020 3:55 AM ()
I was grateful for the muscle relaxant she gave me, it helps me sleep. My sister (ICU nurse) always stressed to me that ordinary washing with soap is the main thing that removes germs -- not only on people but on surfaces. And then bleach in water, 1 part to 10 parts water, is probably the best sanitizer around.
reply by drmaus on Mar 18, 2020 4:18 AM ()
Sorry to hear that--maybe being poor is an advantage as I have great health insurance--on the other hand I can't afford car insurance so no car!!
Hope you are feeling better!
comment by greatmartin on Mar 17, 2020 9:21 PM ()

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