Dr. Dr. Dr. + Dr.

All day we drive from one doctor to another.  I knew getting older was challenging but an all-day doctor fest?

At 8:00 am, we are on the road to Newport Beach to visit Dr. Klein for the one-week eyeball checkup.  I now have 20/20 in one eye and 20/25 in the other; out damn glasses, I say out!  The left eye has a slight dizziness, but that will worsen over time.  I am so happy; Dr. Klein did a miracle.

It was an easy day; I am an excellent patient.

By 9:00 am, we were off and running again, this time to the skin doctor.  Mary, being very smart, called ahead of time, and indeed, they had the times messed up.   Finally, Mary got a 1:00 pm appointment to do the MOSE procedure and remove the stitches from the ear.

Now, we had to fit in the dentist, so we called while on the freeway, and sure enough, there was an immediate opening.  I swung the big wheel on The Silver Fox and careened onto the Brokehurst offramp on two wheels.  The phone call to the office was all of five minutes.  After some x-rays and an examination, we decided the pills for the ear had taken care of the tooth, so all is well for the weekend trip!  I must go to a root canal specialist if the tooth hurts again.

We showed Dr. Anne our garden, and she is ready to come over and pick!

We were taken from our security camera mounted on the house’s second floor.

OK, it is now 10:00 am, and we have three hours until the next doctor.  We went to the Club for a late breakfast.  It was quiet, and we enjoyed a great breakfast, even with a glass of champagne, celebrating making it halfway through the day!

There is a Chico’s in the Los Alamitos shopping center, and we had some time to kill!  Mary got some outfits for the upcoming cruise.

We are now almost ready for the trip!

Over the Long Beach for a 1:00 pm appointment.  I love my doctor as he is funny as well as quite competent.  His nurses come in because I keep them in stitches, laughing, that is!

In the proper position.

The incision is eye shaped, so they can put the skin together using stitches, making it smooth.

The cancer was right on the top!

He promised to minimize the damage to the hair as I did not have much to spare!

That is a big hole, but they got the entire cancer, as proven by the MOSE procedure.

Today was a one-cut-only day; the MOSE results showed all cancer was removed, and no borderline remnants remained.  He we teasing me, at my expense, about being a fat head because of the fat tissue they had to remove.

Look brand new!

OK, fat removed, cancer gone, only lost two hairs, we are in excellent shape.

We headed for home at 3:00 pm, and we beat the traffic arriving home 27 minutes later.  We worked in the yard for a while with Mary planting Hollyhocks, and I waterproofed the garden tools/amendments because we have a chance of light rain this evening.

We had bell peppers for dinner and watched a great movie called “The Man.”  We nearly choked as the film was so funny.  Samuel L. Jackson is a great actor.

Summary:  Special Agent Derrick Vann is out to get the man who killed his partner, but a case of mistaken identity leads him to Andy Fiddler, a salesman with too many questions and a knack for getting in Vann’s way.  A federal agent turns up dead, and a hardcore undercover agent, Derrick Vann, heads off to try to recover the stolen arms and find the killers.  Andy Fiddler is an ordinary family man and a dentist and is out heading to a conference when he gets stuck in the same mess.  Criminal Kane believes Fiddler is ‘The Man’ behind it all and offers him a gun, and Vann spots him and drags him across town, with him posing as the actual ‘Man.’

We called Colleen, who was in tears, so we asked what was happening; we were afraid it was the new baby.  It turns out that her mother, Jan, my “X,” was taken to the emergency hospital for an undisclosed medical issue.  We invited Colleen to come out and stay with us if she needed to be here; time will tell.

We crashed early as we had to prepare for the weekend vacation.  Irene and Scout will have a great time while we are gone.  I have already stocked up on popcorn and dog bones for Irene and Scout.

About Paul

Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet. I lost my best friend and wife in early 2020. I was blessed again by reconnecting with Dr. Mary Côté, a long-time friend. Mary and I got married July 28th, 2021, and are enjoying life together and plan to spend the rest of our lives being a blessing to our friends and family.
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