Was going to post earlier, but …
Saturday evening SWMBO’s nose started bleeding about 1730 (or so) and when we couldn’t get it to stop (both of us being retired Navy HM’s and her a ENT Tech) almost 2 hours later, I took her to the Urgent Care in town. Got there just before they closed at 1930.
They shot her nose up with Afrin and put a clamp on her nose, but, a half-hour later it still hadn’t stopped. They (the Urgent Care Docs) thought she should go to the ER at St. Michael’s. So I drove her there. WAY cheaper than an ambulance!
So we got to sit around there until almost 0030 with them trying a heavy duty (cocaine based?) coagulant (which only worked for a few minutes) until, finally, they put a gauze-wrapped balloon up her snout, pumped it full of air, and told us to go home.
That seems to have worked. And, except for having to promise SWMBO I would make NO airhead refill jokes it’s gone pretty good.
Oh, “they” think that the cause was a combo of her blood pressure going up (kinda suddenly) and the blood-thinners she’s still on for the covid pneumonia/embolism she had.
Sunday morning I slept in until 0620 and, I swear, the clock changed to 0730 while I was looking at it. So yesterday was kind of a lazy day. Did all the usual chores (and made a tasty damned dinner), otherwise mostly just sat around watching NCIS. Got warm enough that I could go outside in a t-shirt; under my light jacket. Sunny though.
Hey! My Social Security “benefit” it going up by 5.9%! Woo Woo! From $1048 to $1096. Of course, the Medicare Medial Insurance jumped from $148.50 to $170.10 cause the goovernment can’t “give” you something without taking at least some of it back. Which I shouldn’t have to pay anyway since I was promised free medical for life if I did 20 years (and two wars) in service of that same goovernment. Which I did.
Noticed in the news that that same goovernment is going to fund a program to give out FREE crack pipes but ONLY to “minorities” and LBGTQXYXZ folks. I Can tell you one thing about being White: You can get tired of paying taxes so ONLY certain folks get FREE shit. Which ain’t racist, apparently. Unless I complain about it; then I’m racist.
Remember when doing drugs was a bad thing and “they deserve what they got?” It’s still that way; but only if you’re White. Otherwise it’s “not their fault cause the system keeps them down.” Which is true or the goovernment wouldn’t be giving them FREE crack pipes – drugs – places to “safely” get high. Which doesn’t promote getting of the freakin’ drugs and get a life one fuckin’ bit. Funny how “they” keep you down by being “nice” to you, ain’t it? Kind of keeps you on the free teat farm.
But, “free” medical for someone who’s actually done something for the Country is beyond the pale.