Not Yet

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jan 312019
 

Thank you everybody who emailed or posted comments wishing Terry good luck with the hyperbaric oxygen therapy I wrote about in yesterday’s blog. As it turns out, that doesn’t start yet.

We had an appointment with the facility yesterday, and I thought that’s when they would do the treatment, but I was wrong. It was just to get all the preliminary paperwork done. Then Medicare has to approve it, which they tell us should take a couple of weeks. Once approved (if it is), Terry will have 40 hypobaric treatments, one five days a week for eight weeks. Each of them take about 90 minutes to two hours.

We were very impressed with the facility and the doctor, who patiently answered all our questions and told us things we needed to know. He was apparently very impressed with Terry as well, because she does her homework ahead of time. At one point he asked her if she was a nurse, and when she said no, he said that was surprising, because he could tell by the way she talked that she had a good knowledge of her medical condition, the procedure, and things like that.

While we were there, I found out that my buddy Greg White has been holding out on me. Who knew he had a title? I mean, we all played doctor we were kids, but apparently Greg took it to a whole new level. The next time we get together, he’s buying dinner. And I’m not talking Denny’s. Oh no, the good doctor is taking me someplace expensive!

With some time to kill before Terry starts her treatments, we are going to make a quick trip to Arizona to help deal with a family member’s medical issues. Because it is sometimes hard to get online when we are on the road, I’m not going to hold our free drawings for the next couple of weeks. And if by chance you don’t see a blog some morning, don’t worry, it just means we can’t get online or we had a long travel day and I was too tired to write.

I just hope our house sitter doesn’t get it in his mind to take my Mustang out for a ride or my pontoon boat out for a cruise while we’re gone!

And in closing, here’s a chuckle to start your day, from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us. I didn’t know you could recycle them, did you?

Thought For The Day – No matter how much it hurts today, someday you’ll look back and realize your struggles change your life for the better.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  4 Responses to “Not Yet”

  1. Sure hope Terry benefits from the chamber…prayers that it will help her!! Allergies plague my gut…so she has my sympathy too!! (Empathy as well). Please keep us posted…there are some newer ideas out there and often people simply have not heard. This is a new one for me too.

  2. Hope it’s nothing serious, but we’re always good for a potty stop when traveling I 10.

  3. Where is Danny’s?

  4. I had to laugh when you said that the Dr asked Terry if she was a nurse. My husband has been my “patient” for the last 30 years, and I have learned that it is absolutely necessary to study and be prepared when attending Dr visits or if your partner is hospitalized. You NEED to know about the illness, the drugs being administered, and the possible outcomes. Anyone who does not have a strong advocate at their side asking questions and taking notes can be left very confused by the whole experience. I have also learned that by using appropriate medical terminology, Drs are encouraged to share more information with you than they might ordinarily bother with. I have also been asked regularly if I have a medical background. I just smile and say,”No … but I watched all 9 seasons of ER and I paid attention.”

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