Wednesday, January 29, 2014
BANKRUPT......and it's only the first month of 2014 in Mexico!
Oh the cold wasn't THAT bad. Nor were the flowers that turned black on the roof. No, it was something much more serious then that.
It started on January 1st. There was a blog about it. A, "who knows what size stone" passed into the never never land. I've heard the old adage that a rolling stone gathers no moss. I'm grateful for that.
Now, it seems there are many, many more stones. No one told me the actual count but with a VERY serious look on his face, in the Ultrasound Room today, Dr. Barrera said, "There are MANY stones". Upon my question, which was, "Are you kidding?", he gave me that look that only a doctor being questioned can give to a patient. Actually, no comment said more then an answer. Silence was not golden.
The brand new state-of-the art ultrasound machine, with its professional technician, scanned all it needed to and then gave a report, in Spanish, along with photos. I saw no bambino. To my mind that is the reason for an ultrasound. Different point of view now.
So, now what. A trip to Houston to see Dr. Who Knows. Haven't been to a doctor in Houston in ten years, except the eye doctor. Oh and those ya-hoos at Kingwood Hospital that nearly killed me. They don't count. Dr. Who Knows can hopefully, laproscopically remove the gallbladder. Information is that "it's no big deal". OK.....we'll see.
Then on a bright side, it occurred to me that I should make this a "3 for 1" special, the gallbladder, the cataract and the torn meniscus cartilage. We'll see. First things first. If I scheduled this right it could only take a couple of weeks.....I've been told two days for recover of the gallbladder thing; two days for the cataract surgery and if memory serves me correctly about ten days recovery on the knee. Sound good?
When? Where? How? With Who? I'm feeling a little emotionally bankrupt right now.
You know how on Wheel of Fortune, Pat Sajak says"It is better to get the bankrupts over at the beginning of the game so you can go on to win?" Well. maybe that is a good way to look at this. Get the bad stuff over at the beginning and have a WOO HOO year for the rest of 2014. What do you think? Any suggestions for a gallbladder doctor in Houston in the Medical Center? All advice appreciated.