Martin D. Goodkin


Martin D. Goodkin
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Part 2

(Did you notice I am working flip-flops again? Only 'shoes' I can wear right now!)

Okay, having laughed my self silly watching "A Man, Two Guvnors" and it being about 11:30 PM I decided to watch an episode of "Elite"--from the sublime to the ridiculous--and having my leg raised up for so long I was about to get up when I noticed the red was spreading up to the knee area. A few friends had said, "Get to the ER!", plus I wasn't aware so many people have had cellulitis. The one thing that really concerned me was a couple of them (plus google) mentioned a blood clot which is a concern of mine.

At about 11:45 PM I said the heck with it, packed a bag, called 911 and was off to Holy Cross hospital. I was really surprised when I got there how quiet it was first of all because of the virus and second of all because it was a late Friday night! The Nurse Practioner came in immediately, took the information and then my blood pressure which was high for me. The doctor came in a few minutes later and I explained the situation to him and he said the first thing he wanted to do was take a scan and eliminate a blood clot being the cause and I was taken to have that procedure done. It wasn't long after I got back to my room and he came in and said that there was no blood clot. He agreed with my primary about it 'probably' being cellulitis but he thought I should be taking a different antibiotic. There was no way I could get it filled as it was already 2 AM and the CVS pharmacy was closed so I asked him if he could call it in and I would call in the afternoon (it was Saturday now) and get it delivered as I did the other med on Tuesday and he said that wouldn't be a problem.

By 3 AM I was home with my bag which was filled with books, a phone charger, etc., thinking I would be in the hospital a few days! By 4 AM I was asleep and got up at 11 AM to check that I would get the prescription and that's when the day went downhill, unknowingly to me! Yes, they got the prescription but the doctor had left something off. I told them I had a copy of the prescription and could give them the information but they said that they couldn't do it that way and they would call him. An hour later I called and they said the prescription was ready to be delivered.

The last time it got here about 4 so I waited until 4:30 to call and check if it was on its way! NO! IT WASN'T! Seems it was coming via mail!!! It meant that I wouldn't get it until Monday the soonest! Yes, I 'lost it' and wanted to know why wasn't I told that when I had called earlier and was told, "Well sir, you didn't pay the expedite it!" I could feel the blood pressure going up so I took a deep---well a few--breath and asked why wasn't I told that or given a choice? I had spent 3 hours on the phone Tuesday getting the CVS app fixed to get that straightened out. I told her to expedite it now but they couldn't duplicate the prescription as it was already being delivered. I told myself, "Self, get off the phone now!" and so I did.

It is now 5 PM, I've calmed down and am getting ready to make dinner and I should mention that I have enough pills, same dose and doesn't expire until March 21, 2021, left from another prescription that was filled March 12, 2020--why, what for, I don't remember but all is good in my world! (Except I feel bad about my 'acting like a senior citizen' with the woman on the phone in the pharmacy!)

Now on to my lounger with my foot raised higher than my heart and ready to spend the evening watching some of the 27 movies I have on my Netflix list!

posted on Nov 7, 2020 2:48 PM ()


I don't see Part 1, but figured out what's going on from Part 2. Looking forward to Part 3.
comment by traveltales on Nov 8, 2020 1:04 PM ()
It was the one before this titled Farce, ER, ETA, etc.
Part 3 will be a couple of days because of tropical storm/hurricane X-Rays and Doctor appointments canceleld!
reply by greatmartin on Nov 8, 2020 8:50 PM ()
martin, you take care, ya hear?
comment by jerms on Nov 7, 2020 3:59 PM ()
If you insist!!!
reply by greatmartin on Nov 7, 2020 10:32 PM ()

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