Archive for the 'Health' Category

One Step Closer

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

Today was an exciting day — I got my FAA Third Class Airmen (re)Certification. I’m one step closer to getting back in the air again. I might just be able to make my goal of being current again for the 10th anniversary of earning my Private Pilot License.

Got my H1N1 vaccine

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

We got our H1N1 vaccinations today.  I’m particularly concerned about this strain because I have several of the risk factors the CDC has listed as contributors to H1N1 deaths.  I started looking a while back and it seemed no one in Memphis had the injectable version.  I found a company called “The Shot Nurse” that said they were trying to get a supply and had a notification list, so I signed up.  I got an e-mail this week and hoped they wouldn’t run out before I could get over there.  We were in an out in under 10 minutes, so things are good.  My arm is a little sore, but it was to be expected.

Something is wrong with the medical system

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Something really needs to be done about the medical system.  It is simply insane.  A few weeks ago I got sick.  This one really got me.  Late one night I decided I better go to the emergency room.  I was there about 13 hours.  I got 4 liters of IV fluid, lots of needles, a chest x-ray, and a CT scan.  I really was in bad shape.  I haven’t felt that bad in a long time.  Anyway, the bill finally came.  Well, it came in 2 parts, but the total so far is just over $11,000.  I say so far because it seems these things tend to be sent in multiple parts.  Maybe this is it, I just don’t know.  We’ll see how good our health insurance is.