Thanks to Medicare I've started a new round of doctor appointments. I looked through the book of doctors who take Medicare and picked out a new internist. Monday I had my first appointment. I hate going to new doctors and starting all over with my medical history but I did it because as a diabetic I have to keep this monitored. I had no idea if I would like this woman - I picked a female physician. I had no idea how long she would keep her patients waiting, etc., etc.
She didn't keep me waiting long. She was very nice and understood that I just wanted to start at the top and work our way to my toes. She ran the first set of tests and look/feels and everything seemed to go pretty well. Some results won't be back until next week when I go to get the chest x-ray, bone density, mamo and whatever else she can think of.
I went to a stranger, no recommendation from any others and I just didn't know what I would find. She had a very nice office, quiet and dignified, and she was everything I had hoped for. Intelligent, informative, comforting and really seemed to want to give me a home to come back to. Score One for my team.
Then Wednesday I went to the eye doctor/surgeon. Again, picked a name out of the book. Another female. I really liked her. She confirmed my cataract, which I already knew I had and said that I had no problem with my eyes from the diabetes. I did find out that I had a cataract in the right eye also, which I didn't know. She said the left eye is so bad I didn't realize how bad the right eye was. She also said that after they fixed the left eye I would be so happy that I'd be more than ready to do the right. So I am encouraged. I go back on June 25 for a pre-surgery meeting.
They are still plenty of reports to come back that can be on the not so great side, but I am encouraged. I will be glad to get the rest of the tests and all the results back. Yeah. I was dreading this for so long, and it's looking good for the home team. I can't tell you how relieved I am.