Did you ever have a plan that just refused to come together and get started? That is what is going on around here. Every day, I have planned to write a post here, but something in real life just jumped up and bit me in the behind. Right before Fabgrandpa went in the … [Read more...] about Ten Must Be Old For A Blog Because It Is Slow Getting Started
When we were called and asked to come in to Dr. Rouse's office just a couple of days after Fabgrandpa's stress test, I knew it would not be good news. Doctors don't call you that quick when it is happy or good news. So, when we went in and heard that Fabgrandpa needed to go for a … [Read more...] about Cardiac Catheterization: Fabgrandpa’s Heart Surgery
In the ongoing circle of going to doctors, trying to figure out what is wrong with the man of the house, we have now seen Dr. Howell, the primary care physician; Dr. G, the Ear/Nose/Throat doctor; Dr. Mikolides, the neurologist; Dr. Whitney, The vascular surgeon; Dr. Robinson, … [Read more...] about Fabgrandpa: Scheduled For A Cardiac Catheterization
We have been trying to go every other day, but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way. The last time we went, I overdid it, and then did some more stuff at home, and I couldn't get up out of my chair for a couple of days. Today, we finally went back to do some walking and … [Read more...] about Fun At The Gym: The Old Folks Break The Equipment
I told you about how Fabgrandpa was feeling off balance for over a year last week. The day I showed him the website I found with all the side effects of the prescription drug he was taking, he quit taking it. We made a little video six days later to show how he was feeling. See … [Read more...] about Could Your Prescription Medication Be Making You Sick: Follow Up
Back in February of 2010, Fabgrandpa was going to the VA in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, getting all of his health checkups and tests done. One of those tests was a colonoscopy, done by a private doctor outside of the VA. They did not have a doctor who does colonoscopies at the … [Read more...] about Could Your Prescription Medication Be Making You Sick?
So, after going to doctors since September 3, 2014, the vascular surgeon we saw at the end of March performed an endarterectomy . Endarterectomy is is the general term for the surgical removal of plaque from an artery that has become narrowed or blocked. Normally, they don't do … [Read more...] about Fabgrandpa's Surgery: Endarterectomy For an Ulcerated Carotid Artery
The first appointment with the neurologist, Dr. M, was on January 8, 2015. He had us bring in a CD of the MRI that Dr. G, the ENT, had done. He spent some time listening to Fabgrandpa's symptoms, looking at the records from the recent visits to the primary care and … [Read more...] about Don’t Ignore The Symptoms When You Are Just A Little “Off”