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It's Always Something

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.

xx, Teal

posted on Apr 22, 2020 5:32 PM ()


Teal, anemia is hard to defeat, especially in some people. Ted and his mother stayed anemic in spite of iron tablets and diet. Finally Ted's
mother got a Bi2 shot every month and that fixed it. Ted's is not fixed yet.
comment by elderjane on Apr 24, 2020 5:48 AM ()
I was getting shots but am taking b12 tablet every day. I don't know why the switch. I'll check with my doctor. My former doctor retired. Meanwhile waiting to hear from the G.I.doctor I got for the visual consult. She hasn't ruled out a colonoscopy, said I could take half the prep. Half the prep in October 2018 made me violently ill.
reply by tealstar on Apr 24, 2020 7:24 AM ()
Virtual doctor visits might be one of the better things they’ve come up with now. I mean, no freezing rooms to sit in, and the magazines would be better at home.
comment by drmaus on Apr 24, 2020 12:58 AM ()
Same here - an email with an old password. I checked my passwords log and it isn't a current one, so I don't know which login I may have used it on.
comment by traveltales on Apr 22, 2020 7:20 PM ()
During these pandemic days of sheltering in place and staying home in my condo, I have had three health care appointments via Doctor Zoom, and I liked them very much. My state, Ohio, is in a very strong lock down until May 1, when, depending on our COVID-19 numbers, things may open up a tad. We shall see. Whatever the state decides, I won't be budging much until there is a vaccine and I have had it.
comment by marta on Apr 22, 2020 6:29 PM ()

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