My appointment at the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital went well yesterday with one minor blip. Along with a bunch of X-rays taken the doctor wanted a Cat-scan of my (aching) back. The X-rays were done right away, the Cat-scan? I had to make an appointment.
Fortunately, there was a cancellation on the schedule, so I can get the Cat-scan late Friday afternoon. We originally were going to hit the road midday on Friday, but now we’ll leave Saturday morning instead.
Not a big deal, but if I didn’t take this appointment, we would be looking at later October to early November for the next opening. I’m glad this worked out. After this Cat-scan, I have to contact my VA rep to ensure all the paperwork is in order, there are no “T’s” to be crossed or “I’s” left to be dotted and my claim can be sent to the compensation board for a rating. Then it’s just a matter of waiting to see what they decide. That won’t affect our plans for our upcoming travels. (Phew!).
Now for the Postscript: My last post talked about testing diesel coolant for proper levels of Supplemental Coolant Additives (SCAs).
My friend and fellow full time RVer, Steve, of Gone By RV correctly pointed out that not every diesel needs to have its coolant tested because of installed long life coolant. Thanks, Steve!
If you are really interested in the deep down nit-and-gritty information on diesel engine coolants, RVcruiser.com has a really well written article on the subject here.
So enjoy the link, or enjoy having your eyes glaze over if detailed maintenance writing is not your forte. ;c)
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