Brief Medical Update + Other Stuff

First, I am having a stress test on Monday. That alone is stressing me out. The doctor also sent a prescription in to Walgreens (I watched it transmit) only they don’t have it. So now, I have to wait a day to start. My doctor’s office is closed Thursday so I am concerned that I may not be able to get it tomorrow either. Ugh. The whole medical list is stored using “Care 360” though it’s scary how much information is in there and not just from one doctor. Not that I care that every doctor using it can see everything — that’s an excellent thing, but more about what happens if someone gets in and can see everything you’ve ever taken? I haven’t gotten a Darvocet refill in years and yet it was still in there. Having been the victim of identity theft multiple times and had some people do some pretty bad stuff using my name (see blog posts from the past few years), I am leery of this.

Second, I start physical therapy tomorrow for my physical injuries. It’ll be my first real session. I went once before but it was evaluation only. My lip is driving me nuts, though the pain is minimal the lack of feeling in the lower right quarter of my lip is quite bothersome. I forgot to ask the doc about it because I was so focused on my heart.

Third, in 2011 a new museum will open in Las Vegas dedicated to the mob. The U.S. courthouse in downtown Las Vegas is being renovated to make way for the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, city officials said. It sounds very interesting, and I hope to be able to visit it. Speaking of Vegas, I hope my sister enjoys her first trip there. I wish I could be there and give her the grand tour.

Fourth up, I ate a little more than usual this morning. I have not lost any more weight, but my total drop was near ten pounds. As much as I’d like to lose another ten, this isn’t the way to do it. This has been an absolutely hellacious 2009. I guess it started in late 2008 (December 5th) when Scooter died, and life never really recovered. The number of bad things that has happened to me in this short period of time has just been overwhelming. So if I seem worse off than my usual cranky self, I probably am.

Next up, I wish to report my AC is still not behaving properly. I don’t think it’s the thermostat but that’s my next thing to test. I’ll get a new one this weekend and see how that pans out.

This last bit from a friend. This is from the White House Blog : There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to My friend commented to me “Please take this opportunity to report my fishy statements about government health care to the authorities so they can properly deal with my dissent.” (I won’t name him, but he can out himself if he wants.) I agree. This is just a bit odd. I am opposed to the government’s new plan because it’s got more holes than any government program in recent memory and the numbers just do NOT add up. It worries me they want to know who’s saying what. This is far too big-brother for my tastes. I give Obama a big fat “F” on this.

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