Saturday, February 25, 2017

Just a few things that caught my eye

Still winter here, 1 degree f. this morning, still a couple feet of snow in my yard.  Perusing the papers this morning, a few pictures caught my eye, and I think stand without comment.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Perhaps a hiccup on the way.......

So, I have an new doctor on my case, a sleep specialist.  Most of the others, FP's, Cardiologist, EP, etc I know or know of..
The Sleep doctor was an unknown to me when I saw him a few weeks ago. He seemed fine, a bit free on metaphor in conversation, but there's a lot of that about.

I had the sleep study, results given to me by him a day later. Severe Sleep Apnea....could or could not be the cause of the cardiac issues. Time, and a CPAP therapy would tell the tale.

So 4 days ago I started. First night rough, second third and last night better, because of changes in pressures etc I made in the device. And orders to the company providing the machine.

Today I get a call from him, telling me that he and he alone would be in charge of my care, etc, etc.

Not the first time I've had a disagreement with a colleague.

And, like the others, we came to an agreement.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

One of the grandkids

I'm back in MT, trying a new treatment (tx) for what seems to be the cure-all be-all of my diagnosis so far: OSA. For the uninitiated, that's Obstructive Sleep Apnea. One stops breathing for some, perhaps many periods during the night, sometimes short periods. in my case up to 67 seconds. No wonder the rest of the body get's pissed, right? The heart is going...."Um, man, had no oxyhemoglobin here in a bit, what's up", the kidneys are transmitting..."Ok, no need to take a leak anymore, right?"

So as of last night I'm on CPAP.....Continuous Positive Airway Pressure.....the theory is as follows:

So I have this device, looks like this:

Fits on with a mask that covers nasal and oral passages, is hard to get used to, but I have little choice. It's 9:30pm, going to bed. Last night I got about 3-4 hours sleep with the device. The mask and accouterments take some getting used to.

In the mean time, I give you Fiona, sledding on a drawer of the RV. 

"So, Grandpa, where's the fun in this?" 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Enough being probed, prodded and generally abused......

I've had it with the medical community, bless their hearts, but we've only gotten a bit further in a month of prods, needles, dyes and general unmentionables. So Thursday I'm flying home for a bit of a rest.

As to our 'government', I'm now waiting for a state of emergency to be declared, martial law imposed, and Trump claims the title of Fuehrer For Life, the Judiciary branch abolished from the chain of governance, and all passports invalid.

In the meantime, here's a picture of my youngest, with the view from Pike Place Market.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Appeals Court makes right choice, what next?

Court Refuses to Reinstate Travel Ban, Dealing Trump Another Legal Loss

No doubt headed for SCOTUS. My question is: How will Roberts vote?