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Thursday, April 30, 2009

As We Figured

So, the bad news is I'm seeing red, and no doubt my blood pressure is through the roof.

The good news is that this is all over stupid bureucratical BS rather than Dave's actual health. We spoke with the Cardiologist this afternoon. Nice guy. Really - personable, seemed to take an interest in his health... Only didn't quite grasp the purpose of our visit. A month ago when Dave saw him, they'd discovered that his cholesterol had mysteriously taken a significant down-swing. That's all great, even though it's quite odd that we didn't knowingly change anything to bring this about. He still wants Dave to lose weight... yeah yeah yeah.

(would be nice if he could walk or move without pain - thus allowing him to exercise... but details!)

Anyways, today he started right in on all those stats, again. And finally he says - so diet may really be your next best option since we're already using the other preventative factors to their maximum utility. So, would you like to see the Nutritionist?

I was really, nearly falling out of my chair. What we would like -- is an authorization to proceed with surgery!

Oh yeah, sure. But don't you want to talk to the Nutritionist? Read my lips - NO. I want to know why they 1) thought there was something funky with his tests last week enough to call you to consult, and 2) why you said Dave had to come in for more testing in order to do that consult.

Oh, well, the other doctors, of course, don't have access to Dave's history, and for some reason when he weighed in on the consult he didn't dig into the history either. For what he said today? Was that the 'abnormality' in Dave's ECG has been around for at least 2 years and is normal for Dave.

Well - that is possibly an over simplification. He did say there is an abnormality in his ECG that has been there for 2 years, but that the nuclear imaging test they did on him this week prooved once again that the abnormality does not indicate a mal-functioning heart. Good to know.

Now, can we make you an appointment for the Nutritionist?

Meanwhile Dave has been on the phone to try and get his surgery re-scheduled.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Makes ya wanna scream!!!!

Well I'm glad Dave is an normal as Dave can be ;-) And I'm hoping the surgery can get underway so he starts feeling better soon.



4/30/09, 6:36 PM  
Blogger KittyHawk said...

Bless your hearts! I'm thinking about you and hoping for the best.

5/3/09, 8:34 PM  

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