Just for a week. Hopefully, the Journey’s tires will still roll.
I had my visit back to the Veterans Administration Hospital (VA) for a follow up on my CT scan. Plus the results of the bloodsucking donations from my arm.
Results? CT scan of my lungs was good, no serious issues. That’s a big relief, despite the damage and chronic cough. (In the back of my mind was the “C” word). My doctor (actually a nurse practitioner) has taken a new tack on the cough, thinking it my be caused by an acid reflux issue. She put me on a once a day pill to cut down on stomach acid to see if it helps. It will take a while to have an effect, if that is the cause. The thinking is that stomach acid can cause irritation of my throat, causing a cough. Hmm, this might be the right diagnosis.
As for my blood tests, everything there is in fine shape too, Don’t tell any vampires…
All this grief about breathing and I never smoked a cigarette in my life. My lung problems were caused by a severe case of pneumonia I contracted in Mexico on an assignment which caused a partial collapse of my lungs, leaving them with scars. Yep, no more marathons for me.
If the coughing subsides, I have the cataract surgery rescheduled for 25 June. I’d really like to get that behind me, I’m still having depth perception problems because of it and keep missing my tooth brush with the tooth paste.
Marti’s bronchitis is pretty well licked, and her sore knee seems to be behaving itself which is a good thing, so we’ll be leaving the campground and heading to Myrtle Beach, SC for a week. (9 June to 15 June).
Marti is going to attend a conference there to maintain her nursing home administrator license. It took lots of work to get it and it’s worth it to keep it up, just in case. Me, I’ll be kicking back and enjoying some beach time…with the grandsons, Andrew and Owie.
Why not bring them along? It would be a waste of a perfectly good beach not to. Just another reason why we love being retired and full time RVers. Quality time with those boys.
Hopefully we can carry enough food to keep them fed!
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