February 1, 2021
Temperature 46 Degrees – No, That Is Not A Typo
Round Robin of Doctor Visits
With all due respect to those in the north who have some really frigd temperatures and lots of snow – it is cold here in Florida. This morning the temperature started out at 59 degrees and fell like a rock throughout the day. Tonight, as I write this blog we’re at 46 degrees and going even lower. OK, we don’t have snow but this is ridiculous for Florida.
The first appointment of the morning was mine. I had a 9:15 am appoinntment with Dr. Hamoui at Shoreline Urocare to discuss the results of my prostate biopsy. I’ve been to this doctor in the past and have great respect for him. He is a straight-shooter with a great bed-side manner. This is his preliminary assessment:
there is cause for concern but it is not as bad as I thought
we could let things go until next December if necessary but he would not recommend it
totally removal of the prostate is not possible because of past procedures I have had
that leaves me with either external beam raidation or seed implants
Which way to go? What to do? This Friday I’ll meet with a recommended oncologist for a consult to further discuss my options. This is definitely something I’m going to beat. Moreover, I’m pushing hard to get this over and done with so we can be back on the road by the last week of March.
Moving on. The next visit was at the VA Clinic in Brooksville for a hearing test and a fitting for new hearing aids. The VA supplies new hearing aids every four years for Vet’s who qualify. I received my first set four years ago so I’m due.
The hearing test revealed that my hearing lost is no worse. So, that is good news.
I was then fitted for new hearing aids which I’ll receive the first week in March.
Moving on. Time for Ms Barbara to receive her first vaccine shot. She is now a card carrying member of the Vaccine Club. Her second shot will be in March. Now, if I can only get mine.
That was our day on The Road of Retirement. We left the house at 8 am and finally returned home at a litte over 4 pm. We’re exhausted and cold. Tiny Tim is now going full force and our home is finally warm and comfortable. Make note to self, the next time you leave on a cold day remember to leave the heat on! As we set here tonight side by side we both agree, as we’ve said before we are two of the most blessed and fortunate people on the face of the planet.
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These are the voyages of Elvira and her two intrepid travelers. Our continuing mission: to explore as many new states as possible, to seek out new acquaintances and make new friends, to boldly go where we have never been before.
See you on down the road!