I'm back as a survivor this time of having pneumonia and didn't know it. I'm willing to bet many people get it and don't know about it until way too late where it takes them out!! I never would have thought I had it but this was my first time to experience pneumonia in my life. No one in my family ever had it I know about. My mom had home remedies that cured about everything you would get as a child growing up!!
Chicken Pox or mumps and colds were about it as I grew up besides stepping on nails and glass cutting your foot with no shoes on your feet. We still never missed a day of school being sick for any reason. So my down time is over and I can get back to doing things I like.
I go on Monday to get scheduled for therapy once again if Medicare will approve it. With everything going on in Washington there is no way to tell what will happen with the budget again. I just hope for at least 8 sessions which is a month going two times a week. I was scheduled back in April/May but had my eyes done and had to wait before doing any physical activities.
If there is anyone that may not know about lasiz surgery on their eyes I can tell you it's OK, they take out the cataracts and put lens in the eye and you never need glasses again. However you will need reading glasses to see small print and reading anything printed like your bills, newspaper, labels, instructions on meds or you will need a magnafying glass.
Had I known that fact I would have kept my glasses for sure but they don't tell you that until after the operation by then it's too late you must go buy reading glasses! Then you got to get a case and take them with you everywhere you go because there is always something you got to read. You cannot see to read without the reading glasses period.
The computer, TV and things you look at are okay to see but writing you can't see without the reading glasses in my case!!! As we age 60 and above it gets harder to see small print without having anything done to your eyes anyway. I still have glucoma and drops morning and night to help that conditon. I suppose there is no way to get rid of that? The restriction on my drivers license was with glasses only but now I got Lens installed indicated on the license when I renewed them in July on my birthday for five years!
That's all the news for now except I got dropped from the VA in home care after I got my eyes done but my wife is trying to get me reenstalled for home care. That saves me a 25 mile trip driving myself to the VA for any appointments. I lost my aide I had too paid for by the VA so I must re-adjust all I do being home alone mostly every day in the week. But life goes on the way I know to do things for myself.
Afterall it will be ten years recovering for me on 15 January 2014 if I can stay healthy!!!!