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Was supposed to get some blood drawn last Friday;  but I forgot about it in my Date Day With SWMBO excitement. AND we went to Home Depot so I definitely wasn’t thinking of blood work.

So, 3 day weekend and I don’t eat past midnight last night, but don’t sleep very well anxious that I’d mess up somehow getting to the Urgent Care to get my blood drawn today. But, got there fine @ 0750 only to learn that the Lab Tech didn’t show up for work today. Fuck. Now I get to do this all over again for tomorrow.

My cardiologist called last week because we haven’t seen each other this year and he’s running low on funds or college tuition for his kids or he missed a boat payment and thinks that I should come in for a “checkup.” Okay. Sure. Let’s do that towards the end of the month and he can also finally tell me the results of the last stress test. (Or was not telling me really part of the stress test?) As long as Medicare and Tricare For Life covers it I’ll be there.

Stopped by the mail-it place but they were closed.

Forgot to finish and post again.

Left a message on the My Chart thing asking my Doc if I had to see him first or could he just refer me to the Orthopod? He called me about 1000 and said that he could see me at 1500. Cool! Finally got to tell him that I always feel rushed when we see each other and I don’t get to say everything I need to say. So we slowed down a bit. I know he’s busy, but, I’m not getting the care I need when I don’t get to say what’s wrong. Which really isn’t much, but …

So, x-rays of my knee appears pretty much normal. X-ray of my pelvis shows arthritic changes and that’s why I’m hearing that “thump” up my spine when I walk. Just getting old.

He’s referring me to physical therapy for my back and hip and the Orthopedic Surgeon for my knee. He did offer to inject “stuff” in my knee and back; but I feel that that’s not really finding out why they hurt so it wouldn’t do much good to treat the symptoms. But that’s just me.

Went to the Naval Hospital Pharmacy and got my two brand new pain meds! The Joy! One I have to take with food and can’t “play” on my tractor several hours after taking it. So I got a few things done before hand. The other is a “couple of hours before bed time” pill. Love those. (Not.) These things he gave me are stronger than NSAIDS(?) but not Narcs. I don’t like Narcs. I can take them but they make me feel funny. Not me looking out at the world. Never been into the “mind altering” stuff other than way too much booze when I was way younger. (Quit drinking alcohol in 1974 or so.)

So I’ll take 3 of each then stop taking them. As usual.

Still haven’t gotten that blood work.

Been watching a lot of video’s on YouTube about OLD Los Angeles. So old the narrator says “Los AinGLeez.” Lots of places I remember were still around when I was a kid. It all used to be a pretty decent place Way Back When. School smog days an all. Did see a picture of the City Hall being built and that was cool. I joined the Navy in that building.

We have a Fire Weather Warning for our area of the Northwest. Think I’ll pull the RV closer to the front door just in case we need to throw stuff in it and bug out. My neighbors are idiots and I’ve been surprised they haven’t burned down the neighborhood already these past 15 years.

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