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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Becoming More Like My Mother

There is much I have always admired about my mother.  She was the one who took care of the banking and bill paying.  She planned ahead for large medical expenses and secretly saved enough to cover the bills (because dad … Continue reading

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Health Checkup and Discussion of Dad’s Health

I saw my physician the other day for my annual checkup and to continue follow up to some chronic issues.  We talked about my blood labs and the fact that many of my blood tests were not in the normal … Continue reading

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Dads Follow-Up Medical Visit

Yesterday I took dad to a follow-up visit with his urologist.  It had been 6 months since his last visit.  Last time dad was just out of the hospital and nursing home and didn’t look very well. Yesterday, however dad … Continue reading

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