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I am finally satisfied I was right.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

After my cataract surgery my Dr. was telling me m y eyes were fine. He even wrote that on a piece of paper. He suggested I carry it and read it daily.
That was September. there was still no resolution despite 3 visits.

I told him to refer me for a second opinion. He sent me to his partner.
This took over 5 hours' of our day. The drive over 1 hour for both ways. Three plus hours with tests but mostly waiting. Finally the pharmacy wanted $199.00 I balked at that and the pharmacist noticed they had not put it through to Medicare. Only then would I accept it. The final pay was $ 40-00.

The final victory was mine. My eye was still not healing and so now 6 weeks of cortisone. I feel exonerated. DH has the original Dr to see in a very short time. I feel sure he will say nothing but if he does I will wait till he is finished with DH and I will tell him there was something there. It was never in my head. It was in m y eye.

on that happy note I am off to bed.
Thanks for listening. Pat in Maine.

  
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    Medical people are not infallible as you well know. They make mistakes and hopefully the doctor will learn from this one.

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EFFIEANNIE 4/24/2014 7:57AM

    Each of us knows our own body, and you were right to stick to your guns and get a second opinion.

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/24/2014 7:16AM

    So glad you followed your instincts and got that second opinion!! This is great news! Hopefully, you will finally get that eye cleared up! Hope you had a good night's sleep! Have a great Thursday!

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TWEETYKC00 4/24/2014 6:37AM

    I'm glad you had the 2nd opinion. Now I hope that your eye heals well.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/24/2014 1:56AM

    Even though your A1c is excellent diabetes can be blamed for the very slow or no healing. I really hope youg et this taken care of.

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123ELAINE456 4/24/2014 1:50AM

  Have a Good Restful Night Sleep. Take Care.

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  sleep well all the best

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Fabulous day today.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today I went to a lecture we both en joyed.
Our son an d GD helped me to move fallen branches and we raked the yard together.
We decided on another family dinner. All helped and we sat and chatted.

Son from WI called and I talked to him almost an hour and a half.
Now midnight is here and I am of to bed.

Short but sweet Pat in Maine.

  
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MARITIMER3 4/23/2014 5:45PM

    Sounds like a great day.v

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PICKIE98 4/23/2014 4:38PM

    How nice to have help around the house.. Teaching each other too..
I still am not getting any alerts to your blogs..

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123ELAINE456 4/23/2014 1:49PM

  That sounds Great Pat.

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NEEDSHELP52 4/23/2014 12:21PM

    Pat, you are staying connected, this is good. Hope your knee is better. HUGS, Terry

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1CRAZYDOG 4/23/2014 12:16PM

  Hope all is well with your son in WI.

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  What a great day. So glad both of you have family close

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/23/2014 10:17AM

    I'm so glad that you are working together as a family. It's nice that you have help. All of your sons seem to have become a lot closer to you in the last year.

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CHALLENGER15 4/23/2014 9:34AM

    This makes me smile!

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    So glad that you are having quality family time and your knee is resting!!! emoticon

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/23/2014 7:47AM

    What an great day!! It's a lot easier to have all of that help around!!!

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GINIEMIE 4/23/2014 7:30AM

    I love to Skype my family in Europe, should do it with those stateside too, I guess. But I have to get it up and running again...aargh.
Glad you had a good day.
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NASFKAB 4/23/2014 12:53AM

  great news happy for you that son from WI called & spoke for so long

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ALICIA214 4/23/2014 12:32AM

 

Do you have Skype Pat.? I talk to my sister who lives in Canberra and we enjoy
chatting via skype , we are usually good for an hour or more exchanging news etc.
She recently bought a Samsung tablet and I was amazed at the clarity of the picture, I
am in the process of getting an ipad since my son is my IT man, and as I can't justify
the cost of a new one we are checking a refurbished one.
I hope you and DH are keeping well,and that you enjoyed a Happy Easter.

Sleep well my friend..

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/23/2014 12:10AM

    Aren't you the lucky one to ahve them all helping in the yard and the kitchen? that's wonderful.

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I am hoping to get back on track with my walking.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Tomorrow we will be at senior college an d after that I am hoping to walk the rail trail again. Today it was 3 slow miles using walking poles. It was a very pleasant day and DH dropped me off and he walked to meet us so he did do a mile too.

We came home I iced my knee and DH and I watched movies. I wanted to start to rake but I know the twisting motion will aggravate the knee.

When we first came to Maine very few people raked they just burned off the dead grass. These days there are less trees in Maine especially in the urban areas. We have frozen ground beneath our feet but there are so many dead leaves that are very dry from the wind. We are in a high alert for fires. There has been a really harsh winter and there is a lot of dead wood just lying there to feed the fire.

We cannot burn without a fire permit. DH and I have had no experience with "BURNING OFF" we will be able to rake very soon.

Off to bed. Thanks for the nice comments on my Easter. It was definitely one of the best. Pat in Maine.

  
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PICKIE98 4/23/2014 4:37PM

    For some reason, I am not getting any alerts to your blogs,, I subscribe every time I respond!!

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    I know you love those Senior College days.
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    Whatever happened to your knee? I hope it feels better really soon.

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MARTYLYNN1 4/22/2014 1:00PM

    It has been really dry here too and there has been a burn ban. We did get some rain last night but today the wind is howling so it won't take long to dry things out again.
Good luck with your walking. Hope your knee is better soon.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/22/2014 11:41AM

    I have been doing some raking too and it is hard on my body. I still have some to do.

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NEEDSHELP52 4/22/2014 8:55AM

    Pat, be careful with the fires. We've had so much moisture for here that our water table is back up. HUGS, Terry

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1CRAZYDOG 4/22/2014 8:39AM

  With a high fire alert I'd be terrified to burn off! Raking would be my choice! BUT you are wise to not aggravate that knee. Hope it's feeling better.

Enjoy your Sr. college.

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/22/2014 7:53AM

    Good to hear you were able to walk! That knee must be improving! Smart move to not rake. I think you are right; that movement wouldn't be good for the knee. So you got some walking in and some time with DH and that's a great day!

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CAPECODLIGHT 4/22/2014 7:30AM

    One of the problems with not burning off is the spread of Lyme Disease here in Southern New England. Burning used to get the ticks.

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123ELAINE456 4/22/2014 3:03AM

  Sounds like you had a very nice day. Have fun and enjoy your Senior Collage tomorrow. God Blessings Always Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take Care. Hope that you can go back to your walking too.

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JUSTYNA7 4/22/2014 12:13AM

    Hope the walking goes well! Sorry I've been really busy... taxes.. guests.. DD's home... you know what it's like, lol. I saw some good blog titles which makes it sound like things are going well for you except for the shopping/sick one. Take care and I hope to catch up with you next week after all this is done. Hugs, Justyna

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We had an excellent day today thanks to our Son and DIL.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Yesterday we were told that our resident kids would be making Dinner.
I had no idea our son likes to get out the old grill.
We got back from our long drive and he had the grill outside cleaning it ready for today.
They bought Salmon, Asparagus to cook on the grill. They bought iceberg lettuce to make lettuce wedges with chopped tomatoes and feta cheese. We had steamed green beans and Sweet potatoes mashed since I always insist we have an orange vegetable.

Our son knows my favorite flavor is LIME, I am the original LIMEY and he bought a Key Lime Pie. I was not about to refuse a small piece of that pie.

They had also bought chocolate for DH-Cadbury Eggs and they went to our handmade Chocolate shop and bought me sugar free Chocolates.

I had to think about that for a very few minutes. I had to tell them I do not eat any artificial sweeteners. I asked their permission to exchange those handmade Chocolates for the real thing. I explained I will eat one or two but if they are exchanged we can all eat the rest of them over time.
I am Diabetic Type 2 and I love chocolate too. I can easily say no to them but they bought them for me so I will allow to indulge myself on my terms. They are happy with this compromise and so am I and DH.

After many years of no family at the Easter table it was a very nice experience. Both DH and I had a great meal and afterwards we watched TV. I hurt my knee and DH hurt his back but I think despite that we were happy with today.

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GINIEMIE 4/21/2014 9:01PM

    How precious is that, what a blessing! They tried to accommodate your tastes and dietary restrictions. I find that marvelous. I also am excited that he dug out and cleaned the grill.
I think you are wise in only having a small piece of real chocolate. I find that a small piece of dark chocolate much better than any thing with artificial sweetener. Mum, you brought up a good boy.
Praying you heal well, and Fred too.
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NEEDSHELP52 4/21/2014 5:32PM

    Pat, how very nice of your DS and his family. What a treat. We had two Easter dinners. One with family and one with our apartment "family". It will be so sad to leave them. We are hoping to be able to come see them every now and then. Really getting close to some. HUGS, Terry

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MARTYLYNN1 4/21/2014 1:29PM

    Sounds like a wonderful time with family!

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GRLTAZ 4/21/2014 1:00PM

    Pat,
Your family is awesome. That sounds like a lovely day (except for the pain, of course). It was so nice of them to make the meal a healthy rainbow and to consider your diabetes when trying to buy you a sweet treat. You are blessed.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/21/2014 10:36AM

  That sounds like such a wonderful supper your DS and DSIL prepared. Awesome!

IOEINC: Jealous of your trip to San Fran. It is AWESOME! It is indeed hilly. Have a wonderful time!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/21/2014 9:24AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful meal! Very delicious!

I hope you and your hubby both feel better soon!

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/21/2014 8:47AM

    What a great Easter dinner!! How thoughtful of them to do that! I hope your knee is doing better. We had a good day with everyone here. It was nice that we did a "pitch in" so I wasn't in the kitchen all day (and everything was delicious!). Great weather so we got out for an Easter egg hunt for the kids and some outside play time. Have a great Monday and take care of that knee!

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CAROLPRESTIGE 4/21/2014 8:45AM

    Sounds like a lovely time! But I am confused about your avoiding artificial sweeteners. Aren't diabetics supposed to avoid sugar? I'd appreciate a clarification as my husband was once diagnosed as a type 2 also and always buys sugar-free things.. Thanks.

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CAPECODLIGHT 4/21/2014 8:22AM

    That was so sweet of your son and family to treat you to Easter dinner!

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EFFIEANNIE 4/21/2014 7:59AM

    We had a lovely day here too. The weather was perfect, in the 70's and sunny.

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IOEINC 4/21/2014 6:19AM

    What a wonderful time for all of you!! Grilled salmon and asparagus and all the others sound yummy!! Your formerly Nevada family are thoughtful!! Now they are your Maine family, pun intended!! LOL!!!

I hope your knee feels better soon!! My hubby and I are going to San Francisco next week for a convention he is attending and I am wondering how we are going to do those hills with my bad knees and his bad hip but I could not pass up the frequent flier miles to go with him!! We will manage with cable cars and buses!!! Looking forward to it!!

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123ELAINE456 4/21/2014 3:04AM

  Sound like a Wonderful Blessed Day for everyone. What a pheasant surprise for you and DH with your son and DIL making your Easter Dinner for you. A Wonderful Son and DIL that you have. The dinner sounds very Yummy too. Please read my Happy Easter and Resurrection Day Greetings on my Spark Page. I will appreciate it very much. God Blessings Always. Have a Wonderful Week. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!! Take Care. .

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NASFKAB 4/21/2014 1:47AM

  hope your knee feels better soon great of the family to cook for you all the best

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LJCANNON 4/21/2014 12:09AM

    emoticon It sounds like a Beautiful, Blessed Day was had by all!! Nice compromise on the Chocolates, too! Hope your injuries are healing well!

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 4/21/2014 12:04AM

    What a wonderful and blessed Easter for you and your family!!! Sounds like a delicious meal also!!! CONGRATULATIONS and KUDOS to your son!!!
Prayers for your DH's back and for your knees.
Have a wonderful week.
Prayers, blessings and hugs,
Helen

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A long day on the road again but it is worth it to me.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

DH and I had to take our Grand daughter back to her Dad, he met us in New Hampshire. He drives about the same time as we do. Today we were able to go fast because the rural rods are not busy. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Before I left our GD asked me to hem her jeans I had bought her so I did but the sewing machines are all in a very small space and as I was literally climbing over them I wrenched my knee. It has hurt all day but now I am sitting it is really painful and so I have taking Ibuprofen. emoticon emoticon

We had a nice visit with her. She is not doing well with the situation so I and DH bought her clothes rather than Easter Candy. She and her cousin were really bonding and they sure did have a good time. emoticon emoticon emoticon
I am hoping as soon as school lets out I really want her to stay with us for the vacation. It depends on how well she is when the time comes. emoticon emoticon emoticon

The time for me is to get to bed. Thanks for caring Pat in Maine.
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PAT IN MAINE.

  
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GINIEMIE 4/21/2014 8:57PM

    So sorry you hurt your knee. Glad you got some quality time in with your GD, and I do hope she will be able to come and spend time with you this summer.
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CHALLENGER15 4/21/2014 2:07PM

    That would be lovely for her to come back once school is out!

I couldn't help wondering if they wouldn't like to paint your gnomes...



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MORTICIAADDAMS 4/20/2014 1:20PM

    i'm glad everyone got home safe and sound. It would be wonderful if she could spend the summer with you. Maybe her brother will come too.

Have a wonderful Easter!

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MARTYLYNN1 4/20/2014 12:26PM

    Hopefully you knee is better soon. So good that your granddaughter was able to visit. I hope she is able to come back next summer too.

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EGGBASKET1 4/20/2014 11:18AM

    GLAD YOU GOT TO SPEND TIME WITH YOUR GRANDDAUGHTER !HAPPY EASTER TO BOTH YOU AND DH !!!! HUGS...EGG
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1CRAZYDOG 4/20/2014 10:49AM

  What a wise thing to buy clothes vs. treats! Glad you got to spend time with your DGD and hope that it works out for the summer too.

Happy Easter. Blessings.

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CAPECODLIGHT 4/20/2014 10:42AM

    Happy Easter, and hope you will be hopping around soon on that knee.

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NEEDSHELP52 4/20/2014 9:54AM

    Pat, Have a Happy Easter. You have family there for it and we are going to our DD1's place. HUGS, Terry PS: glad you had a safe trip.

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IOEINC 4/20/2014 9:07AM

    I am glad that your DGD got to spend time with you. No doubt it was great for all of you but especially for your NY DGD. I hope she will be able to come again once school is out for the summer!!

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EFFIEANNIE 4/20/2014 7:34AM

    Sorry about your knee. Hope it is better today.Glad you had a nice driveing day and returned safe.

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BETHGILLIGAN 4/20/2014 7:14AM

    Oh, no! Take care of that knee!! You will be very frustrated if you can't walk!! So glad Tegan got to spend time with all of you! You make it a secure place for her and having her cousin there was a bonus for her! Hopefully, she can spend at least some of vacation with you. It would give her dad a break, too.
I hope you, Fred and your family have a wonderful Easter!! Isn't it nice to have at least some of them with you? All of my kids are coming today so it will be fairly chaotic!! emoticon

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123ELAINE456 4/20/2014 4:41AM

  So glad that you got to spend time with your GD from New York. Sorry about hear about her not doing well with her situation she is in. Hope things will get better for her real soon. Sorry about you hurting your knee. Hope it gets better very soon. Have a Very Wonderful Happy Easter and Resurrection Day. Our Lord Has Risen. God Blessings Always. Sending Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Your Way. Take Care.

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  feel better soon all the best to your family & you

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I hope your knee will be better soon.

Wishing you and DH A Happy Easter.

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MARITIMER3 4/20/2014 12:18AM

    You are a very generous, warm-hearted person, Pat. I'm sure the time with you was good for your granddaughter.

Hope your knee is better tomorrow,
Gail

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DEBBIEANNE1124 4/19/2014 11:59PM

    Happy Easter Pat.

Drive carefully.

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