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Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Jul-16

Morning Kitty.  It's to bad you have so much packing instead of just enjoying your remaining time on the island.  I haven't been to Florida since 66 or 67 and then I think it was the northern part.  I remember palm trees, sand, wearing a t-shirt outdoors on Christmas day.   I went for a walk and saw high concrete buildings, something I never saw.

I have to get up a little early tomorrow for my dr appt.  I tried to get a PSA test included for cancer because it's been over a year.  I know 2 men that had to have surgery or radiation because of that.  They didn't get it added, said they would discuss it at the appt.  I had a doctor for about 30 years, now I've had 4 in the last 10 years since he retired.  They keep quitting to move on to something else.

I'm getting so tired of the medical community and prescriptions. 

Have a great day Kitty.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

Jul-16

sorry about your health issues and your supposed to stay well....and I do agree with the medical community.....large complexes now so very anonymous....I feel lucky to have the DR up north that we have...,.he was independent with an office and one other DR....and they became a complex with so many DR. the one that we have hated it and moved into a small office with one practitioner....makes such a difference...so we are all set up there....scripts? outrageous....close to done with the packing working on what will be needed for the time we spend at our daughters house....just the clothes needed until we find a house and have the pod.....and Christmas when it is in the 70"s with sand and green trees is something to experience....but this year we will be with family again....am looking forward to that...

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Jul-17

Morning Kitty.  Rained again last night.  Got some excavating done yesterday but can't move for a couple days now.  I have to go buy some more pipes and have more gravel delivered. 

A long time ago I could call in and talk with my doctors nurse but now I get message people, at least they are people.  I got a number this week I think goes to my doctor's office.  Before the best I could do was get inside the building and they would forward me to the office.

I was only about 12 or 13 when I visited Florida, surprised I remember so many scenes from the trip.  I remember we saw signs, for hundreds of miles, for some resort called Border or something like that.

When I order my prescriptions there is a menu button to push to get one renewed after it runs out.  They quit doing it after you push the button so I have to call the switchboard and get a message to my doctor to renew it.  So they have to have this done every month instead of every 3 months the way it was once and it takes a few days.  I'm getting more healthy and hope to eliminate most of these meds.

Glad you packing is winding down, never again except for unpacking in the north country.

Have a great day Kitty.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

Jul-17

I dislike the current medical situation and yes the scripts too....today I have my "last" dentist appt...down here....hopefully.....getting the crown finished.....then start over in Ct.....glad my kids are there and can say no or yes to the many there....many are not taking new clients....have a good one Ernie hope you can finish your project.....

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Jul-18

Morning Kitty.  Going to be a hot weekend here.  90 today and over 90 tomorrow.  The good thing is that we didn't get soaking rain so the ground should be dry today and stay dry until Wednesday.  Enough time for me to finish the drainage ditches.  Have to go to Lowes this morning to get more pipe.  Should've made it before everyone was off for the weekend but didn't.

Happy day yesterday.  Doctor appt had best blood test results in 7 years.  My 90 day average glucose was inside the normal range for a person without diabetes.

My daughter and our grands made it here last eve for pizza and swimming.  Had a good time and I finally got the pool vacuumed. 

Have a great day Kitty, hope dentist appt went well.

Ernie

Kittyarnold

From: Kittyarnold

Jul-19

sorry i never respond yesterday....back is bad...pain shooting down right leg when I try to walk....clinic said a pinched nerve ...on the couch or bed sincer yesterday  'brian is doing all the work plus bring food pain meds and bathroom....using the office chair on wheels until the temporary (I hope) gets here in awhile...borrower thru FISH  not sure about ride home....very ,concerned about a long car ride...it is supposed to get better with some new stretching exercises...we will see...

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Jul-20

Morning Kitty.  So sorry your back is hurting just as the packing is about finished and you were to enjoy your last few days on the island.  Hope you don't need the chair long and the therapy works.

I've finished the short drainage ditch, about 60 feet.  Have to order a couple loads of gravel for the longer one, about 190 feet. 

Our heat wave weekend is over but supposed to be 88 today so still warm.  It's our grocery day so gotta do that before I start cleanup work in the lawn.

Have a great day Kitty, hope less pain.

Ernie

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Jul-23

Hi Ms. Kitty ~

So very sorry to hear that you are having back problems ~ maybe you have overdone everything with the packing, etc.  Have you tried "warm tubbies"?   It always helps me and I'e used this CBD product that Megan bought for me.  I hope this does not interfere with your travels.  Saying a prayer and hoping that all is o.k.  ((hugs))  Susan

Susan1206

From: Susan1206

Jul-23

Dear Ernie ~

Wish I had all of your get-up-and-go.  Today, was a bit of a down day (meaning energy level).  I took a Melatonin to sleep and perhaps that caused a left over fog.

Soon, to go on a bike-ride.  Rain, rain all around us ~ everywhere and NOT a single drop in Avon Lake.

And so it goes...Have a good week-end if I don't get back on till next week.   Susan

Cocoa60

From: Cocoa60

Jul-24

Morning Susan.  Same rain over here, had to stop work on my ditches for a short time.  Went picking blueberries with my wife and granddaughter.  Took some to one of my daughters homes last night.  My granddaughter and I always take some to widow lady down the road.  There were two but one is gone last few years. They were both smokers, the one left is still smoking at 81 with some bypasses installed.  She quit on Chantix briefly right after her heart attack but it didn't stick.

Working on my daughter's hand mower, it's not that old and isn't a cheap one.  Was getting ready to pull the flywheel and look at the crankshaft key but bought a spark plug to see if that's fouled first.  Will see this morning.

Have a good day Susan.  Kitchen must look nice.

Ernie

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