Week of Doctor Visits

Monday, Jan 18

Shortened weekly blog because of typing one fingered with splint over fractured elbow bone. Also in a sling to keep things in place. Much less typing for me (being right handed). Simple daily notes.

Tuesday, Jan 19

Sunrises – We don’t see most parts of sky from home.

Sunrise photo in EBRG by Lori Waters

This is errands day when we drive to town to do all my medical needs. Start with before NOON to Medical Arts Bldg for Kim to draw my blood for MCP test and for my normal INR. I fell getting into the Crosstrek and landed on my right side, with arm and elbow between me and the gravel. See coming Thursday.

Picked up my Metoprolol prescription medicine from Bi-Mart Pharmacy. Sunset photo by Christopher Cyrus Peterson

Wednesday, Jan 20

John drove to Yakima, WA today leaving at 10:15 for two locations, Costco & Yakima Heart Center to appointment with Cardiologist Buffy Sawyer. Not returning home until 3:30.

Reason for Costco trip was to buy the 2020 TurboTax software to have for all medical costs and to buy some Vitamin D3 2000 IU.

Reason for Yakima Heart Center was to meet with Dave Krueger’s assistant to view my swollen legs. We left her at 2:30.

Thursday, Jan 21

We drove to Cle Elum Clinic to see our PCP, Chelsea Newman about our talk with Buffy Sawyer yesterday in Yakima. Swelling in legs responding to increased dose diuretic to 80 mg. That’s good. But, . . .
X-ray of elbow showed a fracture with a slight movement – thus the need for the splint to immobilize broken bone. That to last until a 3-weeks out visit (Feb, 11th). Likely after that just a sling for another 5/6 weeks. That’s not good. So, with my good hand out of commission and my left shoulder of dubious character – I’m not very functional.

Friday, Jan 22

We have been Brittany breeders since 1977 and made a lot of friends. Here below is one, Ray Trimble. Read the text on the feat he accomplished this week.

Saturday, Jan 23

We’d were up at 4:00 am to take medication and potty. Then back for more Zzzees. John slept in until 6:30 am, then up to open our gates for the Contractor to arrive at 7:00 with a load of decking lumber that will be the roofing over the back patio area.

Prior to Noon, I spent 41 mins reminiscing by phone with Dot Smith about our childhood days in Atlanta, GA.
John is shopping in town leaving a little after 10:00 and the house temp is now down to 70.2° – – at 10:30 the programmable thermostat lowers to 67. I’m getting colder hoping he’s back soon; here at 12:04. I’m used to 74°. {Okay, time to re-program.}

Once home John made me a blender strawberry smoothie.
Managed donning the compression socks we bought when we bought the Sock Donner at the Medical Supply store. The package contained a cm measuring tape for the calf sizing. So we used that and wrote the circumferences.

Sunday, Jan 24

Slept in till 8:00 after being up at 4:00 AM to take my medications.

Because of the immobilized right arm/hand, I need John’s help filling in a form for the Sleep Center. We are having a ZOOM consultation, they still want a bunch of information. The form deals mostly with Sleep Apnea while my problem is (apparently) shallow night-time breathing. More next week.

Hope your week was fine.
Nancy and John
Still on the Naneum Fan