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drumstick diva

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I got two pair of glasses after I had cataracts removed. Funny but, I don't use them at all now.
I've got one short sighted eye and one far sighted ( a hand-me-down from my mother who had the same. Of course the reading eye gets the toughest workout - since I spend so much time here on BYC. The far sighted eye gets to rest.
 

microchick

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I had a dentist appointment scheduled for Monday. I called them yesterday and canceled. Told them yes, I know I need to get in but doc says only emergency care in person so when the covid goes away and or a vaccine is in place they will be the first office I call.

I'm due for a Dexa Scan bone density test next month. Don't know how that is going to play out. I'm not due to have another shot till January so I'm going to call my PCP and see how to proceed with that.

I'm to the point where I just want this to all be over. I need to see my podiatrist. My toes are becoming more and more deformed probably due to my RA and I'm having an increase in foot and ankle pain probably due to the bones getting worse.

We did get our absentee ballots in the mail today. Missouri doesn't require them to be notarized if you are considered to be high risk for Covid 19, which we are.
 

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I had a dentist appointment scheduled for Monday. I called them yesterday and canceled. Told them yes, I know I need to get in but doc says only emergency care in person so when the covid goes away and or a vaccine is in place they will be the first office I call.

I'm due for a Dexa Scan bone density test next month. Don't know how that is going to play out. I'm not due to have another shot till January so I'm going to call my PCP and see how to proceed with that.

I'm to the point where I just want this to all be over. I need to see my podiatrist. My toes are becoming more and more deformed probably due to my RA and I'm having an increase in foot and ankle pain probably due to the bones getting worse.

We did get our absentee ballots in the mail today. Missouri doesn't require them to be notarized if you are considered to be high risk for Covid 19, which we are.
Have you noticed how difficult it is to get an appointment with the PCP? Is it because they can't have as many people in the waiting room at a time? Less people in the building at a time? Even nurse practitioners schedule are filled a week to two in advance. They send you to the ER now and you have to wait weeks to see the PCP after an ER visit!
 

drumstick diva

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I had Fossamax for several years - 11 I believe. Then "they" said you shouldn't take longer than 5 years because the trials only lasted that long. After that point, some jaw abnormalities were showing up. I dropped the fosamax when I heard that. My doctor said if I wanted to go back on some day he would prescribe it again. I never did go back.

In the time I did take it I had bone density tests every year which did not show any improvement. My older sister was on it - no improvement. She was changed to a 4 hr. infusion -sorry I can't recall the name. That hasn't helped her either.

I also worked out 4 times a week with free weights up to 8 lbs. and did a considerable amount of walking. No improvement. Stopped trying and just live my life like I used to. I'm 73 and I hope doing okay. I am very petite - low center of gravity. But now & then get attacks of vertigo (have had off and on since was young- my mother too), where I have to hold on to furniture to keep from losing balance.

The vertigo has only been mild lately, usually when laying back down on bed and worse if I get up fast (like to answer phone) but tolerarable.)
 

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That's why we always told people not to donate their old glasses until they replace their current prescription. That way they will have a pair of glasses for emergency use should their new glasses break.

Hope you got a good report!
No, both hubby and I have cataracts starting! I paid $15 to get a photo of my retinas and she said they look good.
Ordered 2 pairs of glasses, one pair are sunglasses. Due to cost I ordered them with long distance only instead of progressive lenses. I am afraid I will hate them.
 

microchick

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Have you noticed how difficult it is to get an appointment with the PCP? Is it because they can't have as many people in the waiting room at a time? Less people in the building at a time? Even nurse practitioners schedule are filled a week to two in advance. They send you to the ER now and you have to wait weeks to see the PCP after an ER visit!
My doc is actually giving people a choice. You can come to the office where masks are required, you call from the parking lot, they come to you, question you, check your temp, escort you in and then back out. No waiting in the waiting room. Or you can schedule a telephone or internet visual appt.

I do telephone and since I take RX pain meds it means one call every three months. I can live with that. It's gonna be tough when it gets cold since we get our best phone signals outside but I figure we will just sit in the car or van and do it that way.

I've been with this doctor for 6 years now so we are comfortable with one another. He knows I'm not going to jerk him around and I know he's going to listen to me so it works.
 

CSolis

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No, both hubby and I have cataracts starting! I paid $15 to get a photo of my retinas and she said they look good.
Ordered 2 pairs of glasses, one pair are sunglasses. Due to cost I ordered them with long distance only instead of progressive lenses. I am afraid I will hate them.
I was diagnosed with the beginning stage of cataracts too, 4 years ago.. It is a natural phenomenon with aging.. The lenses begin to harden. Just like bone loss with aging is a natural phenomenon..
 

CapricornFarm

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I got two pair of glasses after I had cataracts removed. Funny but, I don't use them at all now.
I've got one short sighted eye and one far sighted ( a hand-me-down from my mother who had the same. Of course the reading eye gets the toughest workout - since I spend so much time here on BYC. The far sighted eye gets to rest.
My mom had that condition too!
 

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