Wednesday, July 31, 2013

JULY 30, 2013

LARGEST NEWS IS MEGAN IS SICK... SO THE CALL IS OUT FOR VOLUNTEERS TO COME HELP...

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I DO NOT HAVE AN ACTUAL COUNT, BUT WE GOT OVER 1000 WEE WEE PADS YESTERDAY== THEY ARE WONDERFUL-- WE LOVE THEM-- EXCEPT WE HAVE EINOUGH TO HOLD US FOR A WHILE...

HOWEVER THAT PILE OF BOXES CAUSED US TO GO WILD WITH THE MAILCALL LAST NIGHT-- IT WAS PRETTY FUNNY WITH ME HIDING BEHIND THE PILE OPENING ENVELOPES FOR THE FUN FUND...

THIS 5PM OPENING OF THE MAIL IS POPULAR-- THERE WERE OVER 800 PEOPLE SIGNED IN TO WATCH AS THEY MADE ME WEAR THAT MOP ON MY HEAD...

I HOPE THEY HANG IN THERE WHEN THE BOOK FINALY GETS ONLINE...JANINE'S GOAL IS BY NEXT WEEK..

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THE FUNNY THING ABOUT THIS BOOK IS-- FOR THE PEOPLE WHO ARE INVOLVED AT SDP, IT IS JUST NORMAL HAPPENINGS..

WE GOT TO DISCUSSING THAT AS I WAS LOOKING FOR A HAMMER BECAUSE THE LOLLYPOP WAS THE WRONG SHAPE FOR MY MOUTH AT ANY RATE SO I BROKE IT UP.. I WAS TOLD THAT LOOKING FOR A HMMER FOR THAT PURPOSE WAS FUNNY.
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THEN I GOT TO THNKING OF BOOKS I HAVE READ THAT NORMAL LIVING IS SO AMUSING... I QUICKLY REMEMBERED "THE HILLS IS LONELY" - A SCHOOLTEACHER WHO GOES ON HOLIDAY TO A SPARSELY POPULaTED TOWN OFF THE COAST OF SCOTLAND-- WHERE THE TAXI THAT PICKS HER UP OFF THE BOAT IS ALSO THE HEARSE AND COAL DELIVERY VAN.-- SHE HAS TO CLIMB A 4' STONE WALL TO GET TO HER B&B BECAUSE OF AN -- UNUSUALLY HIGH TIDE WHICH COVERS THE GATE.-

AND THEIR APPROACH TO HEALTH CARE WITH NO RESIDENT DOCTOR IS ALMOST THE SAME AS NORTH OF BOSTON..

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I THOUGHT I HAD A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT YESTERDAY--- NOT TRUE....I HAD AN APPOINTMENT WITH A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT AND WAS CHECKED IN BY A MEDICAL ASSISTANT.. THIS MEDICAL ASSISTANT TOOK MY BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT WAS MUCH HIGHER NUMBERS THAN I HAVE EVER HAD...--

THE PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT CAME IN ASKED WHY I WAS HERE

I RESPONDED BECAUSE I WANTED TO BE SURE MY PAINFUL SHOULDERS WERE NOT LYME-- SO SHE GAVE ME A PIECE OF PAPER FOR LAB WORK...-- I THEN SAID MY BLOOD PRESSURE NUMBERS WERE HIGHER THN THEY EVER HAVE BEEN- AND SHE SAID I WAS BOOKD FOR ONLY A SHOULDER PROBLEM AND SHE DID NOT HAVE TIME TO DEAL WITH A BLOOD PRESSURE PROBLEM- THAT I SHOUL D MAKE ANOTHER APPOINTMENT AND COME BACK FOR THAT.

I SAID I WOULD LOOK IT UP ON THE COMPUTER INSTEAD,,,

SO I DID AND GOT MY HUSBAND'S FIRST ANSWER "IF YOU WOULD LOOSE 20 POUNDS"

BUT AT LEAST I HAD A LYME TEST...

MADE ME WONDER ABOUT WHAT MEDICARE BILLING I CAUSED BY THAT VISIT..

AND WAS IT REALLY AN INSURANCE PROBLEM IN THE FIRST PLACE-- I REMEMBER WHEN THE INS PEOPLE CAME TO TOM'S OFF ICE AND DECIDED WE NEEDED AN NEW APPOINTMENT BOOK SO WE COULD BOOK A NEW PATIENT EVERY 10 MINUTES.

THAT WAS WHEN HE CHARGED $20 FOR AN OFFICE VISIT- AND WAS PAID $6.83 CENTS BY INSURANCE.
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NOW I NOTICED THE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE GETTING INTO VETERNARY INSURANCE-- ALWAYS SOUNDS GOOD TO STRT--- THEN YOU GET INTO WORDS LIKE ACCEPTING ASSIGNMENT AND LIFE GETS ON THE SLIPERY SLOPE.

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CUT AND  PASTE
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I'M WORKING WITH JULIET ON ORGANIZING THE RETREAT ATTENDEES.

I WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH SDP DECIDED THAT THEY WOULD BE WILLING TO HAVE SOMEONE STAY WITH THEM.
WE HAVE ONE PERSON LOOKING FOR SUCH AN ARRANGEMENT. SHE WILL BE THERE FROM 10/5 TO 10/9, COMING IN FROM CHICAGO.

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AND FROM EBONY

 Hi Carlene,
 
Summer should be a quiet, relaxing time but it never is around here. So, that's my excuse for not writing sooner.
Ebby (Ebony) continues to charm everyone she meets and turn heads wherever we are. She has given up her shoe
fetish and now shows some interest in her Kongs. She is so good about responding to, "Ebby, come", and we're
confident she will not run beyond sight of us (she is microchipped) so we opened one end of her long dog run and
let her do what she loves to do, run, actually tear at great speed. What a magnificent athlete!
Gobs of her brown puppy fur fill the curry comb to reveal black but there is a lot more to shed. No matter, Ebby is
a dear, beautiful puppy with a pleasant disposition and we love her.

I hope the doctor found you in good health.
 
Forever grateful,
Al and Pat
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BUCKWHEAT HAS LANDED BACK IN TENNSSEE-- GROVER JUST CALLED-- HE WILL LOOK FOR ANOTHER FOR US...
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AND SO IT GOES





I AM NOT YELLING-
- I CAN NOT SEE the small print

3 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had your lyme test. A word to the wise for anyone reading comments. We had a similar situation at emergency. When asked what was wrong we told our long story of everything that happened in 3 days (basically a complete shutdown of many of my Dad's normal functions) and since it resulted in not being able to walk (I had a written list) and his knees hurt, they took x-rays of the knees. Nothing wrong. They sent us home and I asked what about all these other problems (including massive blood in the urine) and they said they could only treat one thing and we chose the knees. Seriously??? It was another week before Dad was hospitalized (thank goodness for caring specialists willing to argue with a primary care physician) and he died from all this 2 months later. Since then, I've been told by several doctors to refuse to tell anyone the issues until they agree to check them all. If not happy, stand in the hallway and threaten to yell until you are arrested or treated. I will tell you that earlier treatment would have greatly changed his quality of life and pain, nothing more. Good luck everyone.

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  2. You need a different doctor . On a scale of one to ten your shoulder ranks a three or four, your blood ptessure a ten plus. I'm 80 plus an have learned that medicine practiced today is terrible for most patients. Blood pressure need attention promptly and a pa that gives you that kind of answe is not doing their job. My family is a medical professional family. All doctors are not like that. Start yelling and make whatever kind os scene to get their attention. Theat your blood pressure, soak in a hot tub for your shoulder. Take care, your mission is too important .

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  3. Do you think those wee-wee pad boxes will make good poop picker uppers? I seem to remember boxes like that are similar to some cereal boxes.

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