It was still cold & rainy today (5/1), but my body seemed to tolerate it a little better than yesterday.
Maybe because it actually rained instead of just sitting there with whatever front or pressure had just been building.
I had some pain today but it was intermittent & bearable.
It did not get in the way of me getting out of the house to enjoy my weekend.
Most days, I’m ok with this wait. I have days too that I secretly wish for the call not to come on particular days for selfish reasons. Yet, I’m ready for that to happen. Well, part of me is… Continue reading
I keep a pretty tight circle, but generally have to say I know some pretty damn good people. Some better than others. I like having different layers to my friendship matrix. I know that sounds a bit off, but it works for me.
But those I let into my life that have stuck around really do have their qualities that I appreciate.
A few weeks ago, I was down for the count with a viral bug. I had to cancel my meeting for the high risk donor pool & it was upsetting (as it happened the night before).
The HOPE Act was a big move in reversing the stance of disqualifying donors & patients alike because of HIV Status. The passage of this act in 2013, led to changes & developing safeguards for transplants in the HIV population.
“Before this act at least 500-600 lives were lost per year because both donors & patients were disqualified from organ transplantation. ” (A statistic taken from this article.)
I guess I find out what happens when you report an illness while you’re listed. No sooner than an hour after yesterday’s post did I come down with a wicked bug. I rarely run a fever, but I had that & more. I’ll spare you the other unpleasantness.
But of course this means I have to cancel my appointment for that meeting today. Which probably means putting off the high risk calls for another month or whenever I can get that lecture rescheduled for.
As I was searching the commonwealth, er…I mean web… on Saturday I ended up venting a bit to a blogger buddy of mine (who also happens to be a doctor) about the price of a piece of medical equipment.
If only I could craft one like you can items in Fallout 4, I’d be in business. I could charge half of the going rate for these things & still make a killing in caps, er…I mean money.
First off, please allow me to say that I really greatly value a company that interacts with their users & works to be communicative. Junfeng Zhao of Accuntension has been nothing but a wonderfully customer oriented & involved founder & I sincerely appreciate that.
There was a bit of a learning curve with this device for me.
It’s funny, I found this US News & World Report article in my feed recently. The timing is uncannily perfect because my doctor & nurse practitioner were giving me the cliff notes version of this discussion in my last appointment. Which I’ll have in full in a meeting on 23rd of this month when I sign surgical consents & the center will discuss such instances with me to find out what organs I feel comfortable accepting.
I had always wanted to try PillPack, but wasn’t sure that my insurance would allow me to use them. They say they accept Aetna, but then I also have to wait in the mail for my meds to arrive, which I’m not always willing to do if I’m running low or they’re expensive.
I think I found a do-it-yourself alternative that I like. Even though it takes a little time to use, it’s actually not that bad.