Venting/stress big time...

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My brother David..he turns 70 TODAY...for the last six months or so he has been having problems with his right foot. First tingling,then pain,then wounds that wouldn't heal,then a couple toes turning color. I BEGGED him to go to hospital but he wouldn't,saying he was seeing doctors ( I call them QUACKS) One Doc would send him to a "specialist" who would send him to another Quack and of course this would take weeks to get an appointment. Last week he had an appointment with his cardiologist who said "you need to go to emergency room NOW" which he did. One hospital said he has an infection gave him antibiotics and sent him home but made him an appointment for next day to see a wound specialist at another hospital. Because covid is running amok here hospitals are short on rooms and caregivers.
He had tests done and they found a blood clot in his leg and said he needed surgery. Why didn't the other Quacks find this out is a mystery to me!
He had an angioplasty done on his leg last Saturday and it went well. The surgeon called me after and said he could loose his leg below the knee or at least a couple toes. Thank God his leg was saved but he still can loose two toes. No,he isn't a diabetic but I am.
Right now David is in a rehab/physical therapy place learning how to walk again.

My A1C was out of control due to me eating/drinking too much comfort food. Normally it's under 6% consistently but last check it was 16! and I was suppose to have catterac surgery which had been canceled because of it,and I cant see worth a damn. Last A1C at end of December was 8 so I'm on the right track and see the eye surgeon in February.

Thank God for my fid's! They are doing well and are helping me cope with all this :)


Jim
 

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Well crap, Jim! Stressful indeed! First, please wish David happy birthday from me, no, from ALL of us. Sending prayers and healing vibes and hoping for the best outcome possible for his leg and foot.

Disclaimer: Speaking as a member, friend, and someone who works in the healthcare industry, not a mod, and definitely not intended to be political in any way... it's so unfortunate that covid has largely turned medical care for everything else into a world of "too little, too late," and "sorry- can't help you, go try somewhere else." It's frustrating for everyone, and difficult at best to get necessary care in so many cases.
 

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Sorry Good Friend!!

I have never played Doctor on TV, but even I know that a Heart specialist is needed and like issues with his A1C as well, as he could be type II boarder-line which is my problem as I float back and forth across the magic line.

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Oh Uncle Jim, I'm so sorry to read this! PLEASE wish Uncle David a very Happy Birthday for me won't you? Healing prayers, warmest hugs and all good vibes being sent to you and David, and much love to your beloved Amy and Beebs too - we love you all so much! โค๏ธ
 
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Oh Uncle Jim, I'm so sorry to read this! PLEASE wish Uncle David a very Happy Birthday for me won't you? Healing prayers, warmest hugs and all good vibes being sent to you and David, and much love to your beloved Amy and Beebs too - we love you all so much! โค๏ธ
Beebs knows something is up...he is way too quiet. Usually around five-ish he knows David usually sits down to watch tv and he starts twittling and chirping and whistling and now he doesn't say anything,even if I watch tv in the living room and let him out.
 

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My brother David..he turns 70 TODAY...for the last six months or so he has been having problems with his right foot. First tingling,then pain,then wounds that wouldn't heal,then a couple toes turning color. I BEGGED him to go to hospital but he wouldn't,saying he was seeing doctors ( I call them QUACKS) One Doc would send him to a "specialist" who would send him to another Quack and of course this would take weeks to get an appointment. Last week he had an appointment with his cardiologist who said "you need to go to emergency room NOW" which he did. One hospital said he has an infection gave him antibiotics and sent him home but made him an appointment for next day to see a wound specialist at another hospital. Because covid is running amok here hospitals are short on rooms and caregivers.
He had tests done and they found a blood clot in his leg and said he needed surgery. Why didn't the other Quacks find this out is a mystery to me!
He had an angioplasty done on his leg last Saturday and it went well. The surgeon called me after and said he could loose his leg below the knee or at least a couple toes. Thank God his leg was saved but he still can loose two toes. No,he isn't a diabetic but I am.
Right now David is in a rehab/physical therapy place learning how to walk again.

My A1C was out of control due to me eating/drinking too much comfort food. Normally it's under 6% consistently but last check it was 16! and I was suppose to have catterac surgery which had been canceled because of it,and I cant see worth a damn. Last A1C at end of December was 8 so I'm on the right track and see the eye surgeon in February.

Thank God for my fid's! They are doing well and are helping me cope with all this :)


Jim
Happy Birthday David and many more! Wow JIm, a lot of worry on your plate. Let us hope you and David get medical issues perfectly managed and fully enjoy life. Blood clotting nothing to mess with!
 

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