January 5, 2017
Good afternoon. I'm late posting today, but that's because I needed to sleep late and then I had to go out to do a couple errands. Sleep was not in the cards for me last night. My breathing just wasn't very good. even with the oxygen on. But, I'm feeling better now.
I'm going to have to look into a portable oxygen concentrator that I can keep close by at all times, and take with me when I travel. Unfortunately, they are rather expensive. The last time I checked, they cost around $2500. A while ago, I asked my doctor to write me a prescription for one just in case the insurance would help pay for it. He informed me that first I had to undergo some more stress tests to prove that I really need the machine.
I had these tests quite a while ago when my asthma first got bad, and they were not fun then. It was very difficult for me to drive myself home after these tests. I really don't feel like taking them all over again. I already have a big concentrator in my living room, so why do I have to take more tests to prove that I need a portable one? It's pretty sad how the insurance companies and the government treat the elderly, especially when it comes to taking care of their health needs.
Today I have a photo to share with you. My friend MaryAnn took the photo of the men in the kayaks, and blended it into another photo found on Google. I love it!!
With the night time wind chill temps at -20 and -30 below zero in Wisconsin, this just shows how hardy the town folks are. In my (very) younger days, I loved to go ice fishing, but kayaking was out of the question, at least until summertime.
I have another photo to share. This one was taken in January a couple years ago, showing the beautiful early morning sky. This is another thing that I sometimes miss about not working. My tall trees block out pretty views like this from my yard.
That's about all my news for today. Now it's time to see if there's anything tasty in the fridge for lunch. Pogo is being very patient, but he keeps looking out toward the fridge. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a magnificent day.
Hugs, Edna B.