Drs. Appointments Explained

We live 125 miles from Memphis, Tn where Lynn goes to the VA. It is a 2 to 2 1/2 hour drive depending on traffic. We usually leave 3 hours before the appointment because we usually have to stop at least once. We left this morning at 6:45. Our first appointment was at 9:45. We got in about 10:00. Not bad. We saw the GI doctor about his acid reflux. It went well. He is doing better. They have put him on new meds. He don’t have to sleep in the recliner as much. Then they decided they want to do a colonoscopy on him. A minor proceedure for most people. Not Lynn. He is on Plavix, a potent blood thinner for blockages to his heart. He can not be taken off blood thinner because of possible blockages in his stents. He has 6 of those.  SOOOOOO. I am going to have to give him 2 shots a day of Lovenox, a injectable blood thinner, not as strong as Plavix, for 5 days before the proceedure. I am not a doctor! They will show me how to give the shots. I’m not sure Lynn is real happy about this. We then had an appointment at 10:45 at the ENT. Ear, nose & throat doctor. This is a follow up so they can find out what the Neurosugeon told him about the tumor.We don’t get in there until 12:15! darn it! It really don’t take long there. Don’t know why they were running so late. We then have to go to outpatient xray to have both hands exrayed. The doctor wants to see if he may have rhematoid arthritis in his hands. He has flareups of swelling, redness and lots of pain. We get out of there right at 2. We get home at 25 to five. That likes 10 minutes being 10 hours. A very long day. Now we are recuperating. He was worn out when we got home so he’s already asleep. It’s not going to be long before I am too. Have a great night everyone.

2 Responses to Drs. Appointments Explained

  1. Jan says:

    Sending you a cyber hug, sweet dreams and the hopes that tomorrow will be more relaxing. I don’t know what to tell you about those shots…. but that doesn’t sound like any fun at all!!! Sending more hugs!

  2. Christine Olson says:

    Sounds like a rough day with more ahead. I’m thinking of you and Lynn and sending you hugs and strength.

    Please, PLEASE do take care of yourself, too! Caregivers often neglect their own health and needs which wouldn’t be good for either of you.

    Many hugs!

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