Ok as some of you may know or not I am a nurse.. but disabled since november 2008. To explain a bit more in depth in jan 2006 I had some issues with my legs.. I have been a diabetic for oh lets say I was diagnosed on Feb 13th 1986. So a long time and yes I remember that date very well. Anyhow back to legs,, problems with them so my endo ( endocrinologist) wanted to send me to a doc.. I said I know who I am going to my moms cardiologist. So went to him and as a given he does an EKG every time you walk into his office. Well his Nurse ( and yes she is one) did an EKG then left. sat and waited and he walks in and says we have a problem. I am like but we haven’t discussed why I am here yet. He stated we will get to that in a minute but your EKG is abnormal. Ouch… so after the routine everything including heart cath.. ended up march 2006 with a bypass.. he wanted to have 2 done since I had 2 blockages that needed fixing but surgeon said the right coronary built its own bypass had good collateral flow to it so he only did one. After 8 weeks I was back to work… yes you read right 8 weeks later. I was still tired but felt great. The legs by the way where neuropathy….and since then its been every year. a cath… in 2007 ended up showing no problems but the angioseal they used was either faulty or broke who knows and caused a 100% blockage in my right femoral.. surgery to fix it and patch the artery. no longer can it be used for heart caths.. 2008 a stent with good results.. Nov 2008 sunday evening.. chest pain.. nitro did not work so ambulance called and in the hospital I went. they took me to a diff hospital since they said mine was on drive by..( which I found out later was bulls**t)anyhow cardio there did speak with my doc… did heart cath ..placed stent….but while being on the table with loads of lovely I don’t care drugs in my system he went in my right femoral instead of the left even though he was aware of the blockage and patch in the right. Those of you that are nurses know what I am saying.. anyhow went home thursday to my cardio on monday with a goose egg on my right leg… right in the groin….dx of pseudo aneurysm. direct admit from xray dept with surgery the next day. then the following week admitted due to major breathing issues.. after months of testing etc etc my breathing issues are vocal cord an bronchial spasms caused from the surgery to fix the leg which I shouldn’t have had to have if a doctor would have listend.june 2009 double bypass…. since then I have had 2 more stents and am pretty much not able to do things… major depression hit realizing I was 50 ( at the time) and wouldn’t be able to work anymore.. that’s when I started loom knitting and then crocheting. It makes me feel a little useful . any household chore is major for me. if I cook, a meal its started in the morning since I constantly have to take breaks.. but that’s neither here nor there I have adapted used to it. etc… so since 09 I am now on social security and also get longterm disability from my former employer,.. well my cardio and pulmo docs are the same but changed my pcp and endo to ones closer… ouch medical notes are non existing in my chart,… all is within normal limits for them.. then office was supposed to fax medical to my longterm and stated never received the fax request.. Now having worked as insurance nurse myself before this happened I know faxed can get lost but after several calls from my case manager and several faxes sent and still not there… seems like someone doesn’t know what they are doing. then they told my insurance cm that they received a call from someone telling them that they didn’t need to fill it out and so tore it up and threw it away?? what other lies are you gonna dish out ??? that’s why I was hot…. and vented… suffice it to say I will change docs again but that’s a given since we are moving to indiana..
on that front William was supposed to look at a house for us yesterday but since it snowed heavily I gather it will be done today I hope/ On our front we have 60 moving boxes in the kitchen right now waiting to be packed…………..did I tell you I hate moving????? packing and all it entails…. but this is a good move… load sof purging will be done…. lightening the load.. starting brand new…. near kids and grand kids……..
ok more coffee ,,, chitchat with hubby about his plans for the day……..
then mom will get up…………Hugs from a bit chilly South Texas ( 28*) Birgit