If all goes according to plan, this will be our last day in Tucson. I have an appointment with my primary care provider at the VA hospital and hopefully will get a couple of issues resolved. Or at least get appointments set up to address them when we return in November.
While I’ve been very pleased with my care at the various VA hospitals I’ve been to over the years, I have not been overly impressed with the doctor assigned to me when I transferred to the Tucson hospital. I’m sure she’s competent in her work, she’s just very abrupt. During my visit last year she tried to shortcut our time together, saying she had other patients to see. I explained to her that I understood that, but I was the patient in front of her right that moment, and I wasn’t finished yet.
I know a lot of people who are hesitant to question a doctor or who just accept whatever they say and do as gospel. That’s wrong. You are the customer and they are the service provider. If they don’t take the time to answer your questions in full, in a manner that you can understand, or try to give you the brush off, stand up on your hind legs and demand to get the care you need.
Assuming things get taken care of today and that we don’t have to stay here longer, tomorrow we will leave for our old hometown of Show Low. It’s a 200 mile trip, most of it on two lane roads, and we’ll be climbing from 2,500 feet to 6,500 feet elevation, so it won’t be a fast trip. That’s fine, we like to mosey along and enjoy the scenery.
For those of you who enjoy a good mystery novel, a while back I downloaded Castle Cay by Lee Hanson and just got around to reading it. This is the first book in the Julie O’Hara mystery series and it’s so good that I have already purchased the other two books in the series, Swan Song and Mystral Murder. Check it out, it’s a good read.
After reading Saturday’s blog about saving money on the road, we had a nice spurt in orders for our Guide to Free Campgrounds, as well as some of our other money saving guides, and a few readers offered suggestions for other ways to save money, including fuel saving tips like keeping your tires properly inflated and planning our routes to avoid toll roads. How about you? What are some of the things you do to lower your RVing costs?
Thought For The Day – I believe some people were put on this earth just to test my anger management skills.