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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The time for me is to get to bed. Thanks for caring Pat in Maine.
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To all who reads this do HAVE A WONDERFUL HAPPY EASTER.