After the medical mishap that happened to me this week (click here for info) I’m happy to report that this morning I woke up happy and in a much better mood. That’s a very good thing. The swelling of my face has subsided. I’m feeling like my old, original self again: ready to meet the day and take on more challenges!
I’m happy to say that I am back with my old cardiologist. The new cardiologist (the one who mis-prescribed the meds) called me to apologize and also to read me the results of the CT Scan (now with that ill-fated contrast dye). The only benefit to using the dye was to get a much better reading, which it did produce. The new cardiologist had a scan done of both my heart and my lungs. The results are that both are 100% “looking good”: the lungs look good (DRs words), no nodules, no nodes, no scarring. My heart looks 100% good, no clogged arteries. No blood clots. No aneurysms. The arteries look good. I’m 100% open, good and clean.
My new cardiologist is sending my original cardiologist the test results, thus closing another chapter in my retirement life. I was hesitant to post this picture of me, with swollen, red, flushed face (in which I look absolutely awful) but I’m posting it anyway. The medical incompetence we all might be facing in our future retirement years might be a scary stark reality. We need to take more of an interest in our future medical care. We need to learn the facts. Learn the medical terminology and when things look awry, we need to speak up. When the assistant nurse kept fumbling with my IV and couldn’t get it done correctly without a more profession hand, I should have stopped the procedure right then and there. But I didn’t. My gut was telling me this was going to be a goat-f**k, but I was too polite to speak up. Big mistake. Trust me….it’ll never happen again. Next time (if there ever is a next time) I’ll be speaking up. I’ll be being more vocal.
There’s only one me and I have no intention of losing her.
Anyway, today is a new day. I’m feeling great. The face swelling is gone. I’m happy about the medical results. Personally, between you and I, the only thing wrong with me is that I am overweight. I’m working on it!
Nick and I are meeting our two best friends at a local RV event given here in town. We love going to RV shows even though we have no intention of buying now. BUT in 3 years, when Nick officially retires, he would like to trade in our travel trailer and get a Class C. That’s a self-driving RV. Nick is tired of towing. We both are looking forward to our future. We made plans. We still have hopes and dreams.
Life may be short but retirement is long!
My kids are back in their own homes. My house has been cleaned and restored to its normal standing. I’m back in my Zen Place. My center core is back in balance.