Called the VA today to follow up on my X-rays. I wasn't very sure about the process, didn't know if they were going to have me in for another appointment or not. Civilian doctors like you to come in every time they answer the phone.
"Hello, I'd like to make an appointment to see the doctor", " yes, when can you come in?" "Oh, tomorrow around 2 would be perfect" "Ok, come in and see the receptionist at that time and she will make your appointment for the doctor."
Or something like that. So when I called the VA and told them why I was calling, they said, hold on and put me on with Lee, a nurse in my Mod. She actually took the time to explain to me exactly what was wrong with my shoulder and back and what I could do to help it, even though I cant fix it.
Chronic TMB = (too many birthdays)
I asked if anyone ever asked her for the cure for TMB, she laughed and said no.
I actually have arthritis in my left shoulder and tailbone. No wonder I'm hurting like an old worn out mule. Ibuprofen and exercise. Wow, its just like I am back at sick call with my medic buddy Spc Droz, (who we affectionately called Dr. Oz, for reasons I cannot put in writing and have nothing to do with Oprah or that HBO show about prison).
[sarcasm] --->Everything is cured with the wonder drug that works wonders.<---[sarcasm]
I guess I will have to try to find some homeopathic remedies to help my weary bones, I don't know how long I can take a pill everyday before I start getting sick to my stomach.
Til next time
Be well and take care,