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To the VA Medical Center and back again.

Going to the Dallas VA Medical Center was a trip. It's much busier than my weekday morning experiences at our local hospital, but it's cheerful. I bought a bag of popcorn from a double amputee. (He has awesome signs, next time we visit I will ask him if I can take photos of them.)

We learned why we had been advised to arrive two hours before his appointment time, as he was to go to lab, x-ray and EKG before seeing the doctor. His liver function is back in the normal range (huge relief) but he is scheduled for more labwork in a month to check on things, including his blood ammonia levels.

We were tasked with getting copies of the CT, MRI and other test imagery from his March hospital visit and taking them down to the VA hospital no later than a week before his August appointment for radiology there to look over them.

Next month's visit, scheduled for 25 August, is when we'll get to discuss more of our concerns about his liver function and head injury issues, then get referrals from there.

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firni
Jul. 27th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC)
Completely apropos of nothing
Imagine my surprise when I clicked a link at "The Consumerist" to find "photo by oddharmonic".

http://consumerist.com/5322599/scientists-agree-dennys-is-dangerous?skyline=true&s=x
oddharmonic
Jul. 27th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Completely apropos of nothing
Holy crap, that's awesome!

Bummer they cropped my boobs out, though, that was kind of the point of the picture. Haha.
firni
Jul. 27th, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Completely apropos of nothing
I was thinking "is there someone else with that name?" and clicked on the link with your name, and nope... it's you!
oddharmonic
Jul. 27th, 2009 07:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Completely apropos of nothing
Over 90% of oddharmonic occurrences on the internets are me. The remainder are some guy in Denver with a home studio setup that bought oddharmonic.com a few years after I first registered (and promptly began using) oddharmonic.org.
firni
Jul. 27th, 2009 07:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Completely apropos of nothing
Good to know. It was just freaky, like "man, the internet makes the world a small place."
may_lyn
Jul. 29th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
forward. it's a good thing. and you're handling it with your usual cheer and uplifting spirit.

you're a very strong woman, you know that?
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