Pain clinic appointment and informational meeting with hospice
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
I very tired as I write this, so my apologies ahead of time for any grammar mistakes or if I leave a word out here and there.
This morning, Penny came over and started on some housecleaning for me. While she was doing that, another friend took me to my appointment at the pain clinic, where I saw the PA I usually see.
I addition to the usual things we always discuss, I told him about the painful cramps I've been having lately in my legs late at night and/or early in the morning (not just ordinary "charlie horses" either, sometimes the cramping goes up the back of my thighs.) I'll be getting my potassium checked, but in the meantime, he gave a prescription for Tizadine, a muscle relaxer, to take at bedtime to help with that.
At 2pm, Penny and I had an appointment with Hospice of Michigan. It was Penny's idea, and I had given her my permission to go ahead and set up an appointment, and for at least the first visit, I knew I would feel more comfortable not going alone. Anyway, I'm not starting hospice yet, hopefully not in the near future either, but this was an informational only meeting. It was very helpful to learn how the process works, what my options are, and the financial aspects such as the insurance coverage as well.
I then had an appointment at the bank at 3pm, to discuss what I wanted to do with CD I've had for years that was maturing this month. We had time to kill yet between the meetings (we actually got to Hospice a little early so that meeting was started earlier) so we decided to stop at our favorite frozen yogurt place, the Arctic Penguin. As usual, we both ate too much again!
She brought me back home after my appointment at the bank. She still has some more cleaning to finish and a closet to sort out for me, but she said she'll finish it tomorrow; she thought I was looking pretty worn out and thought it would be better if I was able to rest in peace and quiet the rest of the day.
I'll be getting more lab work again on Thursday, not just a CBC but the "big blood work" I need once per month for my oncologist.