Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fed UP.

Is it just me or are the days REALLY flying by?  I feel like I just can't get anything done.  For one, we can't get into the garden.  I've got zucchini in there the size of my leg.  I guess I'll be making a lot of zucchini bread.  That's ok, I like to freeze it and give it as gifts. The tomatoes are getting the blight.  The bottom leaves are brown and yucky.  Of course, they have had so much rain on them, I would be more surprised if they DIDN'T have it. I'm hoping to get some tomatoes out of it.  I would really like to get some tomato juice canned.  I HATE buying tomato juice from the grocery store.  It just doesn't taste the same.  Actually, most things that you buy at the store doesn't taste the same as what it does from the garden. I have no idea how anything else is doing in the garden.  I can't see from the outside of the garden fence.  Although I did notice that there were deer tracks in there.  AAAAAAUUUUUGGGHHHHH.

I don't know if I have told you or not, but I had cancelled all of my future physical therapy appointments.  I was maxing out on flexibility and strength.  I guess that's what ya get for living on a farm.  But I wasn't seeing any differences, and I wasn't going to keep spending $35 twice a week. (They were wanting me to come 3 times a week.  Uh, no.)

I did finally get in with my back doctor.  He came in, (on time!) and said before I can do anything for you, we need to get an MRI done on your back.  Thank you for your co-pay, and left.  Well, it didn't happen EXACTLY like that, but it might as well have.  Why didn't they inform me that I needed an MRI before I came and seen him?  Anyway, he gave me a number to call the next day to set up my MRI.  Well, I called it 2 days later and the lady setting up the appointment said the doctor hadn't sent down a request for the MRI.  Seriously???  Can't people just do their job?  I say this because my primary doctor that I have to see twice a year for my blood pressure meds messes the meds up EVERY SINGLE TIME.  I have to go back and tell him that he has given me the wrong amount of pills.  One time he even sent my meds to the wrong pharmacy!!!  I would change doctors, but he actually acts like he listens to what's wrong with you.  I've had other doctors just blow off symptoms and they ended up being something.  He also listens when I tell him what's wrong with ME.  Most doctors think they know more about their patience bodies than they do.  Anyway, I'm fed up with doctors in general.

Soooooooo,  I've got a plan.  (You saw this coming didn't you?)  My plan is to be off my meds by the next fouth of July.  I'll lose the weight to where I don't need blood pressure pills and I'm going to really look into finding something natural that I can grow that will help with the inflammation in my knees and back.  With the way the medical field is getting, I'm wanting to stay away from it as much as I can.

Well, this has been long enough. Especially since my computer deleted this post twice.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, Fed up with the medical field.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know what your back issues are, but if you are looking for alternatives to improve it, find yourself an osteopath. They are thin on the ground, but will ACTUALLY improve whatever is wrong, or tell you up front if they can't.

deborah harvey said...

rub diluted geranium oil on knees. dilute with carrier oil

Anonymous said...

been there, done that with physical therapy...they cant do a whole lot for a person that a determined person cant do for themselves.. and your blood pressure can improve a whole lot just by losing a few pounds and learning to avoid stress-stress being anything that makes you crazy. eat less, move more, and get plenty of sleep. it does work.

Kris said...

I got off the gluten. Lost 15# without even changing anything else. BP down, chol down, glu down. Gluten is inflamatory. I have no joint pains now.

Fiona said...

It seems the medical field is not in to cure but in to repeat business, gluten can cause a lot of problems.