Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Just Stuff

I've been slipping out every day to take pictures of my eggs, though nothing is happening right now.

I finally got out there without all 50 dogs, and was able to get a glimpse of the mama bird. After I quick look around the internet, I managed to correctly identify her as a redwinged blackbird. That's what had me confused, since she is neither black, nor red winged. She looks rather like a big sparrow.

On the way back to the house, I stopped to check the plum trees, and look what I found.

Baby plums!

My steroids are already working.  My redness and swelling are already going down.  Unfortunately, one of the side effects of the steroids is already kicking in.  I'm starving.  All the time.  Well, there goes my diet.  Good thing I only got the 6 day course...

Dr. Reid is so funny.  I was going to include this in yesterday's post, but it just didn't work with the flow, so I'll tell you it here. 

I showed him how much the whelp on my right arm was poking out, and how red it was, and that it was hurting more than itching (he said sometimes they do that), and said,  "I decided I'd go to the doctor while I still could go to the doctor." 

That got him wound up.  He got to fussing and almost didn't stop.

He was fussing about the electronic records they're now required to keep, and all the doctors there hate it.  The only good thing about it is that he can send prescriptions straight to the pharmacy. 

He fussed about how they want to cap doctors' salaries.  He said it's a calling, but still there's got to be some incentive for young people to enter the field.  There's a lot involved in becoming a doctor-- he went to school until he was 30-- and he deserves to make more than a plumber or a ditch digger, but the government wants everyone to make the same amount of money no matter what they do. 

He fussed about how little Medicare pays, but he can't just not treat old people.  He said,  that's what we do."  He said it's a calling, it really is, but medicine already isn't what it used to be, and if things keep going the way they are, nobody's going to want to become a doctor any more.  He's already got himself a side business that he can fall back on if things become so onerous that he just can't stand it any more.  He can quit being a doctor and just do that. 

So, there you have it, straight from a real doctor's mouth to my ears.  Obamacare won't make anything better for anyone.  Not patients.  Not doctors. 

It MUST be overturned. 


Bag Blog said...

I've heard of people getting poison ivy from the burning a pile of poison ivy and it being carried in the smoke. Bad stuff! The plums look good, though.

Becky said...

Yes, I'm very sensitive. If I walk by a patch in a stiff breeze, I'll break out.

I hope the plums turn out. We haven't had any in years. All the trees but one have them this year.


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