What a Day....I'm Exhausted

United States
May 26, 2016 4:07pm CST
What a day!! My morning started out by taking my mom to the doctor which turned out to be a huge pain in the neck since she now has to see a new doctor. The other doctor she was seeing left so now she has been moved over to the other doctor. You would think that since they have all her records and it's the same doctors office that things would be easy....NOT!! This doctor wants to start from scratch and not just continue with things the way they were. Needless to say our normal visit turned into a long and annoying visit. The afternoon was a bit more fun as my daughter and I went out and got flowers to plant in my flower boxes. I know I'm a little late to the game since most everyone else has theirs planted already. Now it's time to throw some chicken on the barbecue while the dogs enjoy some outside time. It's too hot to cook a big meal so we're just having some grilled chicken and slicing it over a nice big salad. I'm really too tired to think much about cooking tonight so this is simple and easy. Summer temperatures hit too soon and it's almost 90 degrees here today. I'm exhausted as this day was busier than I'm used to.
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@jaboUK (52058)
• United Kingdom
26 May 16
Oh my, that's far too hot. Newly planted flowers will have to be tough to survive in that heat, won't they? Sorry about your mom's doctor, but I suppose he was just being thorough.
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• United States
26 May 16
He was being thorough which I appreciate but we were there way too long and at 94 she gets tired and cranky easily
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@Corbin5 (88842)
• United States
26 May 16
I too am confused as to way the new doctor just couldn't follow the same regime as instituted by the former doctor. Money has to be the reason. Dealing with the care of both Mom and Dad, I am very suspect as to what doctors do these days. Sis and I tried to keep Dad independent for such a long time, until age 94, but every week was a trip to the ER for some emergency that we finally set up care for Dad, age 95 now, at an assisted living facility and life is so much easier. No more midnight drives home from the ER, no more 6-month kidney stent replacement vigils, no more awful infections that had us at the doctor every other week. Very expensive care for Dad, but Dad planned well for that and he is so much better since he has 24/7 care and is only a mile away from us.
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• United States
26 May 16
My mom is also 94 and it's so hard to do everything. Both doctors were in the same office so it's a mystery why the new doctor just couldn't pick up where the other doctor left off. We had to fill out all new patient information which was really frustrating because all her info is in the computer!!!
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@Corbin5 (88842)
• United States
26 May 16
@Marilynda1225 Perhaps doctors just have to begin anew in case the regime orchestrated by the former doctor runs into problems for the patient, and the new doctor will be the one who is in trouble if the former doctor's orders harm the patient in some way. That is all I can come up with. Our dad will probably outlive his money since longevity is huge in our family, but then Medicaid will take over. Just glad we worked with elder care lawyers to get Medicaid for Mom so that Dad would have money on hand when his care became so complicated. I admire you taking care of your mom, but I am not sure Sis and I could do right by dad due to the myriad of conditions he has. I am amazed that he is content in his residence and has not told us he wishes to leave, but Sis and I are over there all the time, so that helps. Thanks for putting up with this long response, but it is so nice to talk with someone in a similar boat.
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• Eugene, Oregon
26 May 16
@Marilynda1225 It may be all about liability for the new doc too, if he or she relied on "old" info.
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• United States
26 May 16
A couple of medical practices closed this past year. The doctors from those practices were hired by the local hospital to open new practices under the supervision of the hospital. The patients had to start from scratch. Had to have their records sent to the new practice. Needed to schedule a consult appointment. All in the name of money if you ask me. I did put the pots on the porch so I can place potting soil in them and put the tomato plants in the pots. I can see them from where I sit on the sofa. Too hot to move. The chicken I thought I was going to parboil and put on the grill is not happening tonight. I went out to switch the tanks and found that both tanks were empty. So, I made a pasta salad instead. Hubby is obviously working late. He will be grumpy when he gets home. I munched on some veggies and am drinking so much iced water that I am not hungry. So he will eat alone tonight. It is 83 in the living room right now. I am thinking I need to drag the ac's out of storage and get them ready to put in the windows. The temperature could reach 90 this weekend. Add a little humidity to that and it will not be comfortable. Hope it cools off in your neck of the woods!
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@Corbin5 (88842)
• United States
26 May 16
I have to keep such a close eye on all my dad's doctors and all dad's medical bills or the poor guy would be losing a bundle.
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• United States
26 May 16
@Corbin5 I try to watch out for my clients. So many of them are vulnerable to scammers. They get calls all day and often ask me to check their mail too so they don't fall victim to fraud.
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@Hatley (163856)
• Garden Grove, California
26 May 16
you have been busy and the way drs wo rk I would think her records could be[mioved to t he other doc tor. how strange chicken and salad sounds good for y our dinner\
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• United States
26 May 16
Both doctors are in the same office so it's not like it's a different place....so frustrating
• United States
26 May 16
Oh I am sorry to hear of that docs office doing that to your poor Mom and you. Arent they so stupid really. That is ridiculous as the records are right there. Dont know why it has to be so difficult. Yes a nice chicken salad sounds great and easy for you. Sorry it is so hot there..I hate heat.
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@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
26 May 16
Some doctors want to do their own exams to determine what is the appropriate action to take, yeah it can be a hassle but sometimes it is a good thing. I just fixed a Chef's salad and will have some more later on.
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• United States
26 May 16
That's pretty much what is happening...this doctor wants to do his own exams and proceed with what treatment he feels is necessary
@Marcyaz (35954)
• United States
27 May 16
@Marilynda1225 That is the type of doctor i am impressed with rather than one that just takes the world of another doctor.
@Juliaacv (25897)
• Canada
26 May 16
Its a hot day here too, and we both just heated up some leftovers to eat for supper. I ate earlier and my hubby is just sitting down at the bar in our family room now to eat, while we both enjoy watching the news.
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@amadeo (53890)
• United States
26 May 16
yes,the heat came on too fast here.
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@just4him (99638)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
26 May 16
Sorry about the long visit with the doctor. Your easy supper sounds good.
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@Tampa_girl7 (22620)
• United States
26 May 16
I hope that you have a restful night.
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@koopharper (6353)
• Canada
26 May 16
At least your day got better as it went. We're just starting the gardening. Weather hasn't been cooperative to this point. Not abnormal in this part of the world.
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@PatZAnthony (11971)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
28 May 16
The warmer weather does make it harder to deal with many issues. Doctors should not be allowed to do that to our parents or to us-it very often seems a waste of time and money.
@LoriAMoore (4887)
• United States
27 May 16
Hopefully you'll have some "do nothing" days to balance it all out.
@TRBRocks420 (66581)
• Banks, Oregon
27 May 16
Sorry to here about the long day, but at least you got to end it with chicken and, the dogs.
@silvermist (17119)
• India
27 May 16
What the new doctor is doing has a good and bad side.For one thing if we start again she will be able to find out some problems the other has missed.But most do it because we have to pay again for all those tests again and they get profits.But we have to go along with the doctor's opinion.
• United States
27 May 16
Yes, the hot weather is here - we had chicken also. I cook when it's hot, my house is kept very cook - you could make ice cream in my living room - just ask my husband! Hope today will be better for you. In a way I understand the doc starting from scratch. I had one doc for several years and when he took my bp it would be in the 138 range...never once did he suggest that it was too high. When we moved and I started at a new doc he not only went over my records, he did his own thing - turned out I should have been on meds years before, 138 was too high. I am glad he (and I) took the time to do it right.
@paigea (21396)
• Canada
27 May 16
Oh my 90 sounds very hot.
@JudyEv (107919)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 May 16
I can imagine that the doctor's visit was really tiring. And with such hot weather - no wonder you're exhausted. Hope you sleep well.
@Lucky15 (33730)
• Philippines
27 May 16
That is quiteclose.to our temp here. Hot ;(
@AmbiePam (46873)
• United States
26 May 16
I have been in that doctor situation before; you deserve a medal.