If you’re lucky enough to have a health system that offers a mobile lab draw, do it.
My primary care doctor found this option for me, and I feel much safer. They come to my house, and I set up a table and chair in the driveway, and they draw the blood.
They also come in full PPE if you request it, but at minimum gloves and a mask.
I’m just sure to wipe everything I use down before and after. But it sure beats braving a waiting room or going to an office.
Evidently, my health system has had this in place for about 5 years, but hardly any doctors or patients knew about it until very recently.
I just thought I’d pass along this tip for anyone who could use it.
On December 2, I’ll be at 2 years post transplant. In some ways it doesn’t seem it’s been that long, in other aspects it seems longer.
I had another blip in my lung function again but rebounded again. I guess this is just an annual dip due to weather changes. Which I’m not really surprised by. I’ve always had sensitivity to changes in season.
I’ve had a few instances now where I’ve really lost patience with healthcare staff as of late. As have other friends with their situations. It’s a growing trend that needs to be addressed. Some of these support staff are anything but.
For the past two years I’ve written a novel for National Novel Writing Month. It was a welcome distraction & radical departure from my life.
It also disciplined me to write 50,000 words in 30 days, which seemed really daunting at first but was actually doable.
This is germane to not only events in a America right now, but also disparities in healthcare.
I like this video too.
It really resonates with me & how I have to budget my own energy.
I came across this article in Rare Disease Report & it did send chills through my body.
Although, it did not completely surprise me (as horrible as that sounds).
It’s been a moment since I’ve done a review. This is partially due to not receiving some of the things I’ve backed just yet.
Still, I came across something fascinating & that I was lucky enough to receive a discount on the package in exchange for doing some user testing & exchanging feedback. I was so happy I did.
I think Esme has an excellent point with this blog post.
I am extremely fortunate in that I have lived with friends for several years & when I’ve been sick or not feeling well they’ve always been the first to pitch in to help.
Today is Halloween. Tomorrow I will have been listed for 8 months. Next Monday, I have my next check-up.
Then on the 9th, I’ll be in Baltimore to discuss dual listing with John Hopkins.