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God laughs every time we plan a vacation

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Last spring (2014) we planned a long trip out west with friends but health issues for my DH and our one friend made us rethink that so we delayed our trip and this spring we decided that this fall would be the time for us to go so all summer we have been planning this nice long trip. For us, it is to be our 25th anniversary celebration (won't be till Nov. but don't want to go when the snow is flying!).
Well, we have been dealing with all kinds of issues for DH. Started working actually in Dec to get his bi-pap machine replaced and STILL NO NEW MACHINE. I have been on the supplier several times a week since mid July and last week we were promised it was on it's way. I guess it is coming by snail mail or pony express and they can't find a pony or snail to bring it as it hasn't arrived yet. Last conversation on Fri morning was they would put a STAT order on it. Yeah right. Well, I have news for those folks-when it arrives while we are gone, it will sit here and they can eat the charges because we aren't going to pay a dime and I am sure since DH will not be in compliance that Medicare isn't going to pay either and I have made this perfectly clear. Also let them know that when we return, we will have the dr find another supplier as this has been totally unacceptable. Sad thing is this company has been his supplier for over 3 yrs and never had an issue till it really counts!!
Next issue-DH has had neck pain for over a year which has gradually gotten worse so in May he went back to his ortho doc who did his shoulder surgery as he thought it might be from that. Well, got a no on that but a referral to a dr who specializes in the neck. Got in to see her in July and she put him on PT. He did almost 5 weeks of that and it wasn't helping. So she orders an MRI and when we went in on Thur she wasn't happy with the reading and on Fri she calls to say he has a pinched nerve! She managed to get him in to a pain dr who hopefully can give him relief with a shot on Mon. Nothing happens until it is down to the crunch it seems. Not like we waited till the last minutes to seek help!
During the night DH had acid reflux and then a bad chill and woke me up he was shaking so much. I took his temperature when I got up this morning (probably should have done it during the night, but was so tired I just didn't do it-just got him a t-shirt and a blanket and turned off the fan!). Well it was 102.7 at 7:30 am! I kept checking him every hour and it started dropping and by tonight it was down to 100.0. I have resisted giving him Tylenol as I didn't want to mask any symptoms if we do end up at urgent care. Not the best time for this to happen - but hoping it is just a 24 hour virus.
What else can go wrong????
Say a prayer that it all comes together and we do get to go on our much needed trip.
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  • JUDITHANNIE
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  • MSLZZY
    So much at once! Hope things straightened out before you left because you should be gone by now.
    1997 days ago
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    Oh Pat, of all the people who deserve a peaceful vacation, it's you and I hope you indeed get it. emoticon
    2001 days ago
  • INFLATED
    There is something going around. My husband had a sore throat, was coughing up phlegm and sneezing, almost like allergy symptoms. He had chills too, but we didn't have a thermometer. When we got one, his temperature was normal. He had it about 4 days and still sniffles and coughs. It is some sort of respiratory virus and some get pneumonia from it.

    I will pray about the bi-pap machine, your husband's pinched nerve and these symptoms. I hope everything gets taken care of by the Mighty Hand of God and that you will be able to go on your trip.
    2001 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    Wow, like the saying goes, "When it rains, it pours!". I pray that things began to settle down, and you get to go on your much desired trip!!!
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    2001 days ago
  • JUDITHANNIE
    Boy oh boy have you had it. Prayers that everything clears up and you have a wonderful vacation....you deserve it.....hugs
    2001 days ago
  • LUCYCAN7
    So very sorry to hear this.His Orthopedic Doctor needs to get him
    in with a Neuro Surgeon as soon as possible.Praying for the best. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2001 days ago
  • MILPAM3
    Oh, for goodness sake! You need a vacation to get away from trying to get away!
    2002 days ago
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