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Despite my most careful planning, seems my Road of Life has other plans

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Yikes, that is our fear, to have something out of left field that sends us to the hospital at this time. Passepartout and Panina, wishing you speedy recovery and healing thoughts.
Thanks! Sometimes, life is what happens when you're making other plans. At least we were at home when the unexpected happened and not vacationing somewhere.
 

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So my other half just said ”You had a long run with no eye problems, it will happen again”. He is right, this will pass too. There are worse things to have.
 

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@Panina and @Passepartout, I'm praying for you both. It's such a tough time to have medical emergencies, so I pray for your protection and for the focus and alertness of your doctors. The docs and nurses are dealing with battle fatigue, so we need them to do well by you.
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Ditto! Hope all turns out well.
 

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This is a tough time to really NEED a medical professional. They are all stretched soooo thin with the CV19 catastrophy. Here's my tale.

Faithful readers might remember my Germany pacemaker installation almost 2 years ago. Then last Summer they wanted to upgrade it to one with an onboard defibrilator. Well, a couple months ago an area above it started to turn pink and itch. The pinkness turned to redness and the itch turned to pain. I raised the alarm to the cardiologist a couple weeks ago and was put on antibiotics and told it would 'have to come out!' Meanwhile nobody can go near the hospital unless they have CV19- the place is exposed and if one isn't, there is no reason to compound the problem.

So, long story short- I'm going to Salt Lake City to a renowned heart center where this whole shebang will be removed, and after 'a few days' (whatever than means) they'll implant YET ANOTHER PACEMAKER in my right side! If you think I'm not nervous about this, you're wrong!

So wish me well. You won't get rid of me all that easily, I'll have my various digital devices along, so I might as well share the misery with TUG. Whatever happens, I'll be traveling along with all of you when we all get to do it.

Jim

I look forward to reading your posts while you’re in the hospital and keeping up with your progress. Godspeed!
 

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So I finally got my other half day to follow guidelines as I have been and life happens. Most probably I will need to venture to my eye doctor today or tomorrow to make sure my retina is ok.

I had this weird rarer occurrence with my eyes about 7 years ago where I had bleeders due to a veinl being attached to my retina and vitreous. When my vitreous started naturally detaching, happens as we get older, there was a tug of war and it would bleed at times blocking my vision. I went to the doctor multiple times a year. About 3 years later I was just in for a checkup and I had a hole in my retina and had to have immediate laser surgery. The last 3 years no bleeders, as the vein became lax, so last year my doctor said see you in two year unless you have a problem. He said the chance of getting a bleeder again was so small but he could not say never.

So earlier today it happened, a bleeder after all these years. I call it the spider webs attacking, it is the view in your eye. It wasn’t massive but some lines, cloudiness and spots I see now after the spider webs diminished. Called the doctor and was told they would call me back soon but was told almost certain that the doctor would want me to come in either later today or tomorrow to check my retina.

I was hoping to wait and see but realize that is just wishful thinking. All this being careful to stay safe and now I will have to go into the county of NC that has the most virus cases in the state. I was told most staff is working remotely and only patients that need shots and emergencies like mine are seen.

My grandmother use to say “Mann Tracht, Un Gott Lacht” its meaning, “Man Plans, and God Laughs.” Despite our most careful planning, the Road of Life is unpredictable.

Just an update: I appreciate the support but please no sad emoji. I don’t want to feel sad. I want to get my mindset in a good place :love::):thumbup:

@Panina, I am sure all will be fine. After reading and conversing with you, I know you are a strong person. You endured the passing of your husband who passed away suddenly. You worked 3 jobs to retire comfortably.

You are a very classy person. I can tell from how you write, you are a caring person whose compassion is far reaching.

Yes, no sad emojis for you. Just prayers that all will be just fine. God bless you.


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This is a tough time to really NEED a medical professional. They are all stretched soooo thin with the CV19 catastrophy. Here's my tale.

Faithful readers might remember my Germany pacemaker installation almost 2 years ago. Then last Summer they wanted to upgrade it to one with an onboard defibrilator. Well, a couple months ago an area above it started to turn pink and itch. The pinkness turned to redness and the itch turned to pain. I raised the alarm to the cardiologist a couple weeks ago and was put on antibiotics and told it would 'have to come out!' Meanwhile nobody can go near the hospital unless they have CV19- the place is exposed and if one isn't, there is no reason to compound the problem.

So, long story short- I'm going to Salt Lake City to a renowned heart center where this whole shebang will be removed, and after 'a few days' (whatever that means) they'll implant YET ANOTHER PACEMAKER in my right side! If you think I'm not nervous about this, you're wrong!

So wish me well. You won't get rid of me all that easily, I'll have my various digital devices along, so I might as well share the misery with TUG. Whatever happens, I'll be traveling along with all of you when we all get to do it.

Jim

Although we couldn’t meet for that drink in PV, you too will come out of this fine. After all, you still owe me a drink and I know you are a man of your word. God bless you.


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So sorry to hear about this. Of course, very important to get it taken care of. Hope all goes well for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep us updated. I think you are lucky to at least get a doctor to see you.
 

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Brewster Green (two weeks).
Bad timing for you both! But great attitudes and those help. Wishing you both the best! Take care!
 

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Panina, I feel your pain and your apprehension. There is nowhere to go but forward. Take your mask and your hand sanitizer and venture forward. I had to go out today for a shot of Neupogen. Same tomorrow. Trying to raise my white blood cell count - for a possible chemo treatment on Monday. I have been refused 4 times out of 10 because of low counts. Pretty discouraging. But there is no alternative.

Just trust that your facility is staffed by professionals who know how deal with these new circumstances. They know their jobs. Best of luck.


Best of luck to you also. As if it weren't already hard to go through something like this. Will say prayers for you.
 

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This is a tough time to really NEED a medical professional. They are all stretched soooo thin with the CV19 catastrophy. Here's my tale.

Faithful readers might remember my Germany pacemaker installation almost 2 years ago. Then last Summer they wanted to upgrade it to one with an onboard defibrilator. Well, a couple months ago an area above it started to turn pink and itch. The pinkness turned to redness and the itch turned to pain. I raised the alarm to the cardiologist a couple weeks ago and was put on antibiotics and told it would 'have to come out!' Meanwhile nobody can go near the hospital unless they have CV19- the place is exposed and if one isn't, there is no reason to compound the problem.

So, long story short- I'm going to Salt Lake City to a renowned heart center where this whole shebang will be removed, and after 'a few days' (whatever that means) they'll implant YET ANOTHER PACEMAKER in my right side! If you think I'm not nervous about this, you're wrong!

So wish me well. You won't get rid of me all that easily, I'll have my various digital devices along, so I might as well share the misery with TUG. Whatever happens, I'll be traveling along with all of you when we all get to do it.

Jim

Jim, so sorry you have to go through this. Best of luck to you. You will also be in my thoughts and prayers.
 

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Praying for you! Wear a mask and you’ll be ok. Avoid touching your face and wash wash wash those hands. Hope you’re ok


Trust me- you don't have to tell her that! LOL!
 

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Back from doctor. Let me say upfront my retina is good, no hole, no tear, that was my fear. Definitely had a bleeder from the tugged vein.

If it stabilizes have to go back in a month. If bleeders persist or vision gets worse back sooner.

What an experience.

Upon entering the building my fever was taken.
I had to wait in the waiting room 25 minutes . There were five of us plus the receptionist. Two patients were not wearing masks but we had more then six feet between us. One man who did not have a mask on was by the coffee machine, touching everything, had some coughs and did not cover his mouth. On the first cough I moved myself far away in a different connected waiting room.

First office I went to, girl came out, used bare hands to open door, Inside the exam she started typing on keyboard. Then when she needed to put drops in, touched the bottles. I said you just touched the keyboard. She explained she wiped it completely down, keyboard and bottles before I walked in. I said you touched the door that patients touched. I made her put gloves on, wipe the bottles with disinfectant. If she didn’t I would have walked out.
Got my drops, then went for images. There everything was done right, even the disinfectant in front of me. Then back to the waiting room.

Finally to doctor. Again procedure was good.


After all was done, I told the doctor about how my first contact was careless.

I had my mask on over an hour, seemed ok but my face turned red, probably diminished oxygen, bless all those workers who have to wear them all day.
 

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Back from doctor. Let me say upfront my retina is good, no hole, no tear, that was my fear. Definitely had a bleeder from the tugged vein.

If it stabilizes have to go back in a month. If bleeders persist or vision gets worse back sooner.

What an experience.

Upon entering the building my fever was taken.
I had to wait in the waiting room 25 minutes . There were five of us plus the receptionist. Two patients were not wearing masks but we had more then six feet between us. One man who did not have a mask on was by the coffee machine, touching everything, had some coughs and did not cover his mouth. On the first cough I moved myself far away in a different connected waiting room.

First office I went to, girl came out, used bare hands to open door, Inside the exam she started typing on keyboard. Then when she needed to put drops in, touched the bottles. I said you just touched the keyboard. She explained she wiped it completely down, keyboard and bottles before I walked in. I said you touched the door that patients touched. I made her put gloves on, wipe the bottles with disinfectant. If she didn’t I would have walked out.
Got my drops, then went for images. There everything was done right, even the disinfectant in front of me. Then back to the waiting room.

Finally to doctor. Again procedure was good.


After all was done, I told the doctor about how my first contact was careless.

I had my mask on over an hour, seemed ok but my face turned red, probably diminished oxygen, bless all those workers who have to wear them all day.
I am glad your visit with the doctor went well and your retina is good. Good for you in asking the assistant to glove up and wipe the bottles with disinfectant!

Yesterday I had an encounter with a neighbor and he wasn't wearing a mask. I was taking out collapsed cardboard boxes to the trash room and when the elevator door opened, he was right there and told me he wanted my boxes while I was dragging them out. I wasn't thinking and instead of running away from him, I took them back into the elevator while he talked in my face about that he bought another home and he was moving. I took the stairs back up, threw my mask away, put my clothes into the washing machine and had a shower. I went back to desanitize my door knobs, the washing machine top etc. I also rinsed out my sinuses and had a full 8 oz glass of water. The latter was told to us by our PCP, to drink 8 oz of water every 2 hours to wash down any germs that might be in the throat.
 
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I am glad your visit with the doctor went well and your retina is good. Good for you in asking the assistant to glove up and wipe the bottles with disinfectant!

Yesterday I had an encounter with a neighbor and he wasn't wearing a mask. I was taking out collapsed cardboard boxes to the trash room and when the elevator door opened, he was right there and told me he wanted my boxes while I was dragging them out. I wasn't thinking and instead of running away from him, I took them back into the elevator while he talked in my face about that he bought another home and he was moving. I took the stairs back up, threw my mask away, put my clothes into the washing machine and had a shower. I went back to desanitize my door knobs, the washing machine top etc. I also rinsed out my sinuses and had a full 8 oz glass of water. The latter was told to us by our PCP, to drink 8 oz of water every 2 hours to wash down any germs that might be in the throat.
Never heard about the drinking but easy enough to do. I too immediately when I got home showered and washed my clothing.

Sadly some people still do not follow guidelines.
 

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Panina, congratulations on "surviving" your visit as well as getting good news on your vision. Depending on the setting, not everybody has developed the proper methods of sanitation. Our illustrious Governor Cuomo has just directed citizens in NYS to wear masks when in public less than 6' from others. Good idea but I can't wait to see the results. :unsure:
 

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@Panina, glad your visit went well. I'm on my way to see my regular dermatologist for a 6 month checkup after my nose reconstruction (damn cancer). I am supposed to call from the parking lot and someone will come get me. I'll be masked up, and be sure they are too.

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@Panina, glad your visit went well. I'm on my way to see my regular dermatologist for a 6 month checkup after my nose reconstruction (damn cancer). I am supposed to call from the parking lot and someone will come get me. I'll be masked up, and be sure they are too.

Jim
Your checkup is extremely important, a must. I think many will realize, like I did, staying home is not always the best option, life happens. Good Luck, post an update.

Might need to go to the dermatologist too. Have a weird marks that if it doesn’t look better soon will have to go. Meanwhile using two topicals that I used before that took away something similar.
 

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You'll be fine. You'll wear a mask, they'll wear masks...I am sure that they will space patients apart so as to not be packed into a waiting room.

You got this. Hope your eye is better soon!
 

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Your checkup is extremely important, a must. I think many will realize, like I did, staying home is not always the best option, life happens. Good Luck, post an update.
Piece of cake. I drove over there, called on the phone. Maybe 10 minutes later a nurse in a mask (well, fully dressed too) came, asked my name and DOB, escorted me in, gloved up, pulled up my file, asked if anything was new or of concern. No touchy. She left, doc came in, gloved, and looked me over, shot maybe 10 precancerous lesions with his trusty thermos bottle nitrogen gun, sald, 'See you in a year". Nurse walked me out to my vehicle. All-in, maybe 15 minutes.

Now to prep for the 4 hour drive to SLC tomorrow for the big show. I've reserved hotel for DW and the dog at a Marriott. Packing up pacemaker interrogetory device, powers of attorney. Car charger cord. All those little 'details' we don't usually take on a 'normal' trip.

Jim
 

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Panina the road of life cannot always be straight or perfect. Their must be some curve and bumpy roads. These things will make you a stronger and a better person. IMHO.
 

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Piece of cake. I drove over there, called on the phone. Maybe 10 minutes later a nurse in a mask (well, fully dressed too) came, asked my name and DOB, escorted me in, gloved up, pulled up my file, asked if anything was new or of concern. No touchy. She left, doc came in, gloved, and looked me over, shot maybe 10 precancerous lesions with his trusty thermos bottle nitrogen gun, sald, 'See you in a year". Nurse walked me out to my vehicle. All-in, maybe 15 minutes.

Now to prep for the 4 hour drive to SLC tomorrow for the big show. I've reserved hotel for DW and the dog at a Marriott. Packing up pacemaker interrogetory device, powers of attorney. Car charger cord. All those little 'details' we don't usually take on a 'normal' trip.

Jim
Glad to hear it went well today. Please keep us informed when you can on your big show. Good Thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.
 

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Glad to hear it went well today. Please keep us informed when you can on your big show. Good Thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.
Thank you very, very much for your kind words. No question, this is going to be a journey. I'll post when I can. Paula and Mr.Bear will be along for support, though the hospital is restricted. No family, or guests. That will be hard, but I trust the doc's and staff are good at what they do, and that this is necessary. So be it.

Jim
 
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