Thursday, March 29, 2012
The new Dr. called to tell me that he received the results of the ultra-sound and that I do, in fact, have a darling little paraumbilical hernia that is about 1.5 centimeters long. We will discuss options on my next office visit. No stomach crunches, heavy lifting, sit-ups, etc., as that may exacerbate the situation..
Potential problem: the season begins in about 6 weeks. Should I get it repaired ASAP, or wait until after Labor Day?
Tomorrow morning at 6:30 AM I will be at the medical center for blood work ordered by the new Dr. I am going early because I must fast 12 hours tonight. Just the usual tests for a man my age - a PSA, cholesterol, liver and kidney screening. Going in early means I can race back home for a coffee and good breakfast before work, so I won't get a headache.
No, I don't know how much of the cost will be covered by Medicare, but - it is what it is - and necessary.
Looks like there is another hospital bill in my future, just as I make the final payment (April 3rd.) on the previous emergency. Bother!
And so it goes.