No, not the holidays that seem to run together back to back from HalloweenThankGivingChristmas (oh and New Years as well)
Most don’t have to deal with this till later in Life. OPEN ENROLLMENT for Medicare has begun. That is the time between Oct15 to Dec 7th ( I think)
Well I plan to stay with the medical plan I have had all last year…..JUST GET ME A NEW DOCTOR!!!! Took two and a half days to finally get a new doctor set up. They gave me several names all within my city limits (transportation can be an issue for me sometimes). I had to call these doctors to make sure if they took my plan…then wanted to ask question of them about certain issues I have but was told to get my new ID set up and then call back .
Ok, picked the lucky one to be my new doctor….had to call insurance company back…ended up talking with at least 3 different people. DO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE ANSWER the same personal question to ID yourself with each person you talk to.
One of my latest issues is the hearing aids I have…can’t get them professional cleaned until next year in Feb. So hearing the person on the cell was hard enough….yes, I tried the speaker. But even that didn’t work.
Well finally muggled through and now have a new doctor…but can’t even set up an appointment till I get the new card.
So on to the question at hand…yes I figure most would wonder why I want to change doctors. This CV19 (bs) this doc was so condescending towards me. She would belittle me for reasons I gave as to what I wanted or wouldn’t allow to have done to me. She actually screamed at me on a video chat after blood work when I told her I wouldn’t be taking the Prescription meds she insisted I take because my cholesterol # were over the top, They weren’t but maybe 5 points different from normal # of my age.( She didn’t think I knew how to read the results)
This is why I always say…Don’t Allow Doctors (any Medical persons) to use Scare tactics on you. One of my first posts dealt with medical issues I have been through. I was given the expiration of 10 years when I was born, now I will be turning 67 in 2021. I have had two life saving surgeries ( open heart and Ileostomy). I had several other surgeries in my life time. Ear Drum (both ears) and all three kids were born C section.
Have told Doctors many times ….if it has to come out and I can still function, so be it if you have to take it out…(you can live without certain organs!!) But I will NEVER allow anything to be placed INTO me (my body, not mesh, no foreign stuff, etc)
I am also (for myself only, my decision) anti-Vax and won’t take the ongoing Rx med they feel I need. Let’s try another way. I want the options, but my wants and feeling don’t seem to matter.
I have lived this long without taking any Prescriptions (the on going life long ones) so WHY THE HECK SHOULD I NOW!
If I could get away with Never seeing another doctor again, I would. But I understand I need to stay up with my Cholesterol levels . Yes I do have the fat deposits in my veins.
Though I have issues (again in old age) with my heart (again) I still want that control of how and when my medical affects me.
So, has anyone had issues with the doctors in their life?
My name is Debbie, known as a daughter, mother, sister, aunt, grandma to name a few. Have many favorite thing to do and issues I am passionate about and advocate for.
Have lived on both sides of the country, born/raised in Southern California. Spent the first part of adult life in South Carolina. Retired to the Gulf side of Florida after being a snowbird for 20 plus years. Been Homeless and now Housed. Trying to quince this need to move again.
?QUESTION~ have you ever been (or are you now ) homeless. If you are no longer out on the streets, how were you able to get into housing?
With this blog I plan to tell the stories of my life, my thoughts of then and now. About the hobbies and activities I spend my time doing. Memories, dreams, wishes and wants. So many HOW TO’s and DYK’s. Books and product reviews. Just the common sense stuff.
Now that I have gone beyond my expiration date (interesting story on that one), in and out of hospitals, being poked and prod….Medical issues have become a lifestyle for me. Born with birth defects and how I live with the ones I still have, or gotten because of them. Major fixes as swell…Heart and intestinal surgery. I have a Strong faith in God, and without that, I wouldn’t be here!
Places I have lived, like the small town of Yorba Linda, Whittier, Anaheim. Schools were Rose Drive, YL JUNIOR (not middle) and Troy in Fullerton, Monta Vista in Whittier. There was Greenville, Columbia, in South Carolina where I was a Taxi Driver. Rebelled to Yuma Ariz and Kofa High.
Jobs I have had, clerk at a record store ( do believe was my shortest gig of all) did service work in restaurants and fast food joints. Driving a taxi was the longest gig I had.
Love doing the digging of my ancestors, only wished I had started before my parents and both sets of grandparents had died. Reading and Researching has been the best education I have taken on through out my life (even with a college degree being just a piece of paper ~that is a whole story in itself) Hobbies are collecting things, Sewing , crocheting.
I still have those interests today, along with my involvement with Low Income Housing and the local Housing board. How to budget or survive on monthly income of just at $700.oo Been a precinct worker and seen how the mail in ballots are dealt with.
Q and A is one of the favorite you tube videos I like watching. Now I am still on the fence on starting my own YT channel….you can still have Q and A here on a blog!
- Why will I be blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal? Never cared to doing the actual writing on paper. Writing with the help of some computer software has eased the idea more favorably for me.
- What topics do you think you’ll write about? My life as it was, is and hope to be. My experiences, thoughts and ideal Oh, don’t mind if my opinion comes out most of the time. I am not like those Over Opinion Windbags that dominate over others. That is a lot to cover due to 67 years of life.
- Who would you love to connect with via your blog? Like minded, people of my generation from the places I have been. or are in now and update me on the surroundings. Story tellers, critical Thinkers Bible believers and God Fearing Christians.
- What do I hope to accomplish with this blog in the next year, 5 years, even 10 years (man, I will be 77 by then)!? With the Grace of God, to continue to educate myself, evolving, learning , growing and interacting constantly with others.
I may write off the cuff, brainstorm, do something serious, or off the rocker. Light or Dark. And learn what “Zero to Hero” means.