I had an appointment today with a g.i. doctor and it was in Fort Myers and Ed was going to drive me. But the doc’s office called and wanted to make it a visual phone visit and I agreed. A staffer helped me with the process. I got lined up, signed on at 11:15 and waited. And waited, gee, just like when you do go to the doctor’s office. So I propped up my phone, signed into YouTube and listened to Oscar Levant playing the Grieg piano concerto (that I do every time I have a chance – it is awesome).. Maybe this video consult stuff isn’t so bad and we should keep it up after we all get back to “normal”.
Tomorrow I am going to get a pain injection from my pain doctor. My back is so bad that I can’t walk without a spam seizing my thorax and it feels like a heart attack. I sent out a desperate plea. I was scheduled to have the injection May 7th and I told them I wasn’t going to last that long. With any luck, I will be functional after I get the shot. I will also look into having that periodically instead of taking the pills prescribed because the side effects are not fun. I am nauseated every day, don’t want to eat, my mouth is oily, my hands are sticky, and, anyway, the med is no longer working. Have I mentioned that one reason for the g.i. visit is that I am anemic and they have to find out why? I have been taking iron pills for 18 months and I’m anemic? Well, that accounts for the fatigue.
Today I got an e mail and the subject referenced a password I have used. When I clicked on it, all I got was gibberish and the return address wasn’t valid. So I deleted everything, realizing that I should not have opened it at all, and called CenturyLink that is my phone/e mail provider. They checked my e mail, said it had not been compromised, and that maybe I had scuttled the effort by deleting it right away. It appears the hacker is still trying to mess with me.
Stay safe y’all.