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Update on DH

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

We went to see the primary today and he hadn't gotten the paperwork from the hospital in Fort Meyers yet so had to fill him in on everything that happened down there. We went over all the new meds that was added and I explained that one of them was too expensive to continue taking long term as it is not covered by insurance and $150 a month is not in our budget so was hoping he could come up with something less expensive.
He was happy with the numbers on his cholesterol (137), triglycerides (83), glucose (101) and his bun. However his hemoglobin was still low (9.3) and his potassium was only 3.3 so he wants to recheck that in a week and then a month later and he will see him again then before we head north.
It sounds like he will also want him to have another endoscopy in 6 months but if his number come up I am going to try to talk him out of that as I think drs sometimes test too much. If he is still having problems then I can see that it is warranted but otherwise I would hope he would not have to do it.
He walked 2 miles this morning and has so much more energy so I am encouraged that we are on the right track. We have our next trip planned and will be going for another short camping trip in about 2 weeks. Hoping that we can enjoy this trip as the last 2 have not been the most enjoyable.
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