Good ole Puxetawny Phil has forecasted 6 more weeks of Winter which is fitting since we have 2 chances for snow this week!
Due to "temporary" insurance changes, I have to now have my iv treatments in the doctor's office instead of at home. (Even though my doctor wants me to have them at home to limit my exposure to other people (and therefore germs & infections) and I don't drive much at all anymore (because of my blurry vision & can't drive home from an iv treatment anyway) - Don't get me started! All I can say is after last week's experience with Medicare, I can say with complete confidence that I do not want an overall Government run health care system! I am all for reform, but let them fix (and expand) Medicare and Medicaid first and do that successfully and then we'll see).
Yesterday's first iv treatment at the doctor's office went alright. It was amazing to me that it took 3 people (2 nurses and my doctor) to get me all hooked up, monitor my vitals and unhook me when I was done as opposed to it taking 1 at home (my infusion nurse).
So not the most becoming picture of me, but that's me in the "infusion room" at the doctor's office yesterday. (Yes, I do look high and/or sleepy because I was! lol)
On our way home from the doctor's office, we pulled over after crossing the bridge because there was a sight neither of us had ever seen here before! Swans, 48 to be exact, along with seagulls, Mallard ducks & Brant ducks, all of which isn't unusually for this area, but 48 Swans?! It was awesome! (For me at least). We fed them with the snacks I'd brought with me for the iv in case I got hungry or too loopy from the meds and someone had left packaged food there which we gave to them also. 2 of the Swans were a mated pair and every once in a while did this beautiful nuzzling kind of dance. The Mallard's were all chasing one another (fighting) because it's coming time for them to get into mated pair's if they aren't already. (It was so funny to watch!)
I had so much fun in the 20 minutes or so we spent out here watching & feeding them. Definitely not an experience I would have had if I had my iv at home (because there would have been no reason for me to go out or to be in this particular area if I did). I'm very thankful.
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