For the Maddmedic family it has been a year of medical this and medical that..
We started the year with the #1 Son becoming ill on New Years Eve while we were at a Water Park with the MBWITW’s family.
We were about 35 miles away from home so we opted to make a dash for our local hospital in hopes that he could make it to the BIG CITY hospital I work at.
Nope he ended up staying for a couple of days with a blockage which they managed to relieve with an NG tube and no food.
This was followed up by tests and consults with specialists in the Metro area and were told it be a major operation to completely correct problem which dates back to birth and subsequent problems with surgery and blockages over the years. So he lives with it.
And will have to be dealt with again, if Obamacare allows.
This was followed by a couple of procedures of my own to take care of some problems I was having with veins in my legs. I had fought an infection in my left leg for pretty much the past year and in January they stripped, lasered and injected stuff into my legs to help with the problem .
It has to an extent taken care of the problem.
But will probably have to be dealt with again.
If Obamacare will allow it.
We had a brief respite until #2 Son was injured playing baseball, for a brief moment there was concern he had torn his ACL. Happily this was not the case but the MDs told him he was lucky, because from what they could determine he came as close to the edge as anyone and not torn it.
So we made it until the end of July when the MBWITW took ill one night, she became sick, dehydrated and developed a low, low blood pressure and her pulse dropped into the 40s and became irregular, very. I hustled her off to the Emergency Room and she spent the day being checked, scanned, x-rayed and checked some more. MDs could not figure out the problem but with IVs and meds she recovered and was well enough to go home, finally. With no ill effects!
So now we move back to #2 Son and baseball. Fall season gets under way and he manages to hurt his back, badly, scary to him as he has never had this much discomfort and to be suddenly so immobilized by the pain and discomfort was very upsetting and scary to him! Being an old had at back injuries, my own, and some having been very significant I was able to talk him through answer his questions and concerns and with therapy he was back playing ball in a couple of weeks.
So here we are at the end of the year. The wife is hounding me to go get a physical and have my right hip checked out which has been giving me problems!! Oh and least I forget I injured my back this past summer, trying to grab the kids damn dog, and spent a couple of weeks suffering.
Anyhow tomorrow I am taking the MBWITW to have 9 nodules in her thyroid, the half she still has, aspirated.
This will be the I don’t have a clue many times she has had this done. And yes there is one gded nodule that “looks” suspicious!!
So thats our year… how about yours?