At Alta Bates today not just for the “physical” but to get blood drawn at the nearby Quest since last week’s CT scan required going off my diabetes meds and apparently labs are needed to determine it’s safe to resume. Given recent developments it might be easy to forget I still have lesser ailments that require the same care as before: not going to let that happen.
(On the upside, all this weight lost has reduced my diabetic symptoms considerably. Always a silver lining…)
The physical was a bunch of paperwork, another blood-stick, an EKG and that was all – in and out in less than a half-hour. I’m told that because I’m prone to motion sickness the anesthetic is going to contain an anti-nausea ingredient; for some reason this is the most comforting thing I’ve learned about the procedure to date. The staff I dealt with was very nice and assured me I’d be well taken care of and while I nonetheless expect to have pre-surgery jitters it certainly won’t be their fault.
My main task during the rest of the day is to get the cottage’s water heater that went out sometime yesterday functioning again. Life goes on, is the obvious lesson.
(Republished from my personal Facebook account)