May 26, 2015
Good morning. Today is sunny and bright, and headed for the really warm temps this afternoon. The weatherman says we might hit 90F degrees today. It won't bother me. There is A/C in the car for when I have to go out later to my doctor appointment.
I am going to have a serious chat with my doctor today. I am in week seven of whatever it is that is keeping me down, and I just can't do this every time a new virus goes by my neighborhood. His office has recently changed over to an all digital system, and I for one am not happy about that. I used to get a typed letter after each appointment showing my health status. The last time I went to see him, I did not get the letter. Instead, I got an email (thank goodness I felt up to reading my emails that day) telling me that if I want my status report that I can go online and sign up and read them on-line. This is not what I am comfortable with.
I don't care what other folks do, but I don't want to be forced into doing all my banking and bill paying on-line, and I certainly don't want to read about my medical status on-line. While progress might be good for most of us, I am saddened how it has made us so "in-human" and uncaring about personal feelings.
The last time I saw my doctor, he was getting ready to write out a script for an antibiotic and he asked me what I was allergic to. This surprised me, so I asked him why he didn't just look it up on my medical record. He said that he couldn't do that because the system was being updated to the cloud. I don't know about you, but this really upset me. Because I was given a script for the wrong medicine that day, I did not get better, just worse. This is good progress?
The other thing I want to discuss with him is why I have to be sick for a month before he will prescribe the medicine that will heal me. I am not a drug addict. I do not abuse drugs. I don't even like taking them, and never have. So now I'm wondering if the insurance companies have instructed him to slow down on giving out necessary drugs to the elderly. We are old, so who cares? He always seemed to be a good doctor, but now I think it is time for us to have an honest chat.
My appetite lately is horrid. Most of the time, nothing appeals to me. Once in a while, I can enjoy what I am eating, but most of the time I don't enjoy the food. So, then I just skip the meal and grab a bottle of water. Even my morning coffee tastes awful now, so I haven't had it in a while. I did have an ice coffee from McDonalds the other day that tasted ever so good. So maybe today I can get another one on the way home from the doctor's office. (and maybe a hamburger for Pogo)
Enough from Miss Crabapples. I have another image (from a friend) to share with you. This can make peeling onions a lot more pleasant. If you wipe the counter (or table) area with white vinegar before peeling the onions, your eyes will not get all teary.
And here's another good kitchen tip. Try using a large muffin pan when you are making stuffed peppers. Stand the peppers up in the cups. This helps to keep them upright.
Before I take my leave, I want to let everyone know that Kyra is beginning to feel a bit better now. This is such wonderful news. Don't overdo things, Kyra. Just keep getting stronger.
Well, that's about it for today. So, till tomorrow, Y'all be safe, and have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.