Monday, June 23, 2014
Today was the first day of physical therapy and I was apprehensive that the pain I had avoided so far was going to come back in a big way. Wrong. PT was excellent. I knew my legs were in great shape (it's just the rest of me...) so there is really very little for me to do. Mostly stretching and flexibility exercises. Probably 3-4 weeks, 3 times per week. Insurance was supposed to be $50 per session but the PT place called my insurance company and then told me that I had met the deductible cost for the year (that's no surprise) so the $50 was waived! I called the insurance company to verify but the agent said they were wrong. Bummer. I knew it was too good to be true. 30 seconds later the insurance company called back and said THEY were wrong - it was a matter of semantics but I had met the out-of-pocket expense for the year so yes, in fact, I did not need to pay the $50 co-pay! Great!
So with that news, the weight loss, the leg feeling so much better than pre-surgery, my brain being no worse than ever and other things, life is looking up again.
Posted by Shawn H at 7:47 PM
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Seems like a bunch of relatively minor health issues have been piling up on me lately. Most of them fixable if I lost about 40 pounds... Torn meniscus in my right knee, a migraine headache, stomach virus, cholesterol is high, blood pressure is high, weight is high, there was a fear (and actual brief diagnosis) of two strokes... The birthday celebration wasn't one of the happiest days in my life - a good portion of it was spent at two doctor appointments. (Lucie did pull off a church surprise party so a bunch of people did sing Happy Birthday to me and we had some excellent Costco cake!) Could be a lot worse - I recognize that. So now I am lined up for knee surgery, the "strokes' turned out to be insignificant anomalies in my brain, taking more fish oil pills for the cholesterol (I can now hold my breath underwater for 43 minutes...), and I am taking a low dose blood pressure pill (and monitoring my blood pressure at home). The good news is that there is no more room in my daily pill container so that means nothing else can go wrong...
Posted by Shawn H at 8:48 AM
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Posted by Shawn H at 6:48 PM