Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Indigenous health: hotbed of stereotypes

PART LIII: 6-month follow-up

Trip #53 Feb. 6 appointment

We're at the point where we go back every 6 months to check track the cancer cells. The PSA was up to 2.7 and that up from 2.3.
Cancelled from January ice storm. Arrived at Robbie's for 12:03 for lunch. Nice lunch.
(Full story here.)

1:07 p.m.

We parked and were in waiting room. There were 6 people/pairs waiting. It was quite a busy room. I began playing around with the iPad. It has these fun apps for doing artsie treatments of photos. Sadly, while we were an hour early, they don't take us in order of arrival. We waited and waited.

2:08 p.m.

Woman playing videos from SNL, husband said too loud. She was surprised! I'm finding more and more people are on their phones, talking loudly. Three people were sleeping in their chairs.

2:40 p.m.

Into room with Dr. C. He asked the usual questions. No bone pain. Will do a bone scan. Physical in 6 months, repeat PSA test. Kidney function testing. Blood work a week before tests. Chest X-ray, bone scan (#4), CT Scan (#6).

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Affordable Care Act vs. Medicare, Medicaid

Sure glad to be in Canada, not the US. It would be great if drugs were covered for all Canadians. Drugs are covered for seniors, the disabled, and low income people.

Many Americans are confusing so-called Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act – ACA) with Medicare (which employees pay into), Medicaid (for the poor and disabled).

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

How to use a naloxone kit for an opioid overdose

Friday, December 30, 2016

Time to stop bashing seniors

This is a great article!

Time to stop bashing seniors

As for using up more health care dollars, we are the healthiest generation ever and because of that we are living longer. We also are the generation that is going to pass on the greatest wealth transfer that this country has ever seen, in the next 10 to 15 years and in doing this we just might save the next generation who are heavily in debt.

Choose wisely, physicians