So … The Medical Meat Market Series

I share in case someone can relate.  This is not medical advice.  No duh as the kids say.  The following is my opinion.  Names will be changed to protect the guilty. This may be real or fantasy. With me ya never know.

I will attempt to reconstruct the events of my trials and tribulations searching for answers to what ails me.  We’ve established that I broke my arm in November of 2017.  I won’t belabor the point repeating all those stories.  I will just add this little bit of information.  In March of 2016, I had my first bone dexa scan which showed I had osteopenia.  I was given an RX to walk 30 minutes a day 3-5 days a week.

The protocol after a woman in her 50s breaks her arm is to have a bone dexa.  Didn’t matter that I had one almost two years before.  After all the healing was done and the cast officially came off, I was referred for just that.

The thing is I still see a GYN and a PCP.  There is no good reason for this except that I am certifiable.  And I did have some gyn specific issues in my day.  Getting into a specialist is like climbing Mt. Everest.  I stay on because I can get in to a NP at the GYN at the drop of a hat for things like post menopausal bleeding.  And that happened once so I stay on just in case. Cuz ya never know.

Since the dexa was added on to my mammogram orders, both GYN and PCP got a copy of the results.  My PCP saw me at my annual physical and was going to start me on a protocol of taking Fosamax (generic) since insurance would only cover the newer better RX if I had GI reactions to Fosamax (generic).  Despite the warning not to and despite being told, I’d prescribe this to my mother but only allow her to take it for 3 years tops, I STILLgoogled Fosamax (generic).  Then I was like not only NO but HELL no! I did fill the RX but never took a single pill.  I have a follow-up with her in July.

Enough for now.  As always, more to come.

 

 

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X is for X-Ray ~ April 27, 2018

This will be short because there are only 400 words that begin with X in the English language and I do not know the definition of most of them.  Even after I looked up a few, I was quickly overwhelmed and could not really gain a true understanding or at least enough of an understanding to write coherently.

Hey!  I can hear you.  I’m in the room aren’t I?  HaHa funny you laugh.  I know I am not the most coherent writer now with my tangents and all.  I am #SoCS everyday, not just Saturdays.

Landing the plane, I picked X-Ray even though X-Ray is not on the list of X words.  Hmm. Well of course not because an X-Ray is short hand for electromagnetic radiation which is an E word.

This is getting too sciencey  y’all (yes I made up another word).  I am not feeling it.  I guess I’ll go back to reading and lounging because TGIF.

As always, more to come.

This post was written as part of Blogging From A to Z April (2018) Challenge.

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