Category Archives: Doctor

Dad’s Neurology Assessment – Part I

I took dad to see the neurologist this week.  It was very cold – 30’s and lightly snowing though not sticking to the ground.  I got out dad’s winter jacket for the first time this year. Also dad didn’t have socks … Continue reading

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Another Day — Another Doctor for Dad

This morning I got up very early to be ready to pick dad up for his ophthalmologist appointment.  This was just a routine appointment since dad has some eye conditions that need to be followed. Dad was having breakfast when … Continue reading

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Dad’s Results are Encouraging

Last time I wrote, I was waiting for results of dad’s blood tests and the visit to a specialist.  He has been dizzy regularly and was severely anemic on the blood test of a week before. Today I have more … Continue reading

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Mini Update On Dad’s Health

I called dad’s ALF this afternoon as I had not received any word about his blood test results.  Was I ever surprised when the nurse said “What blood test?”  She thought I was referring to the one from over a … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medical Issues May be Coming to a Head

Things have been busy for me and for dad, so I have neglected to update you all here.  Basically after dad’s urology appointment, I waited several days without hearing the results of his urine culture.  I finally called his office … Continue reading

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Dad’s Medical Appointment

This week I had to take dad to his urologist for a medical checkup. He only needs to go annually to make sure everything is still OK following the prostate cancer he had many years ago. Because of my own … Continue reading

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Dad Returns for his Checkup

I took dad to see one of his specialists this past week.  It was raining hard when we went and we were soaked just getting inside.  Dad had a good exam and doesn’t need to be seen again for another … Continue reading

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