Oh-oh, it's the 20th.
I wrote December 19 on all the forms this morning at my Hello, Welcome to your Medicare Advantage Plan appointment, as well as later at the laboratory. On the lab forms, I caught myself writing 2019. Hahaha, I wonder if I did that on the doctor's forms as well.
The appointment was my official introduction to senior citizen health questions. Very different types of questions. This particular Medicare Advantage plan wanted to make sure I'm not feeling alone and lonely, nor chronically sad or depressed. They also asked questions to determine if I have my mental faculties, including asking me to write in the digits on a faceless clock and draw hands to show 11:10. I had no problem with the questions, but, I wonder if they'll take points off because I wrote the wrong date. hee-heee.
I'm actually feeling quite euphoric because of my positive experience.
1. All the healthcare practitioners and support staff I met were friendly and helpful individuals.
2. According to the doctor's scale, I lost 11 pounds. That was a nice surprise since I haven't been trying to lose weight, merely trying not to overeat and eat fewer sweet stuff.
3. My temperature was normal, 98.3 degrees.
4. Oxygen level was at 98%.
5. Pulse, 66.
6. Blood pressure, 110/55.
7. I was given the pneumonia shot prescribed for patients 65 years old and over.
8. Stating that I smoke marijuana when my knees are feeling horrible was not frowned upon. The nurse practitioner simply said, "It's a type of medication for pain." I wonder, though, what her response would have been if marijuana was not legal in our state.
9. The nurse practitioner sent me off to the lab for blood work, which was only across the parking lot.
10. I encountered a friend on my way to the lab. He was on his way to his Hello, Welcome to your Medicare Advantage Plan appointment. I almost felt like I was in high school passing friends in the hallway between class periods.
11. I climbed up and down the stairs to lab without a cane, thank you very much.
12. The young phlebotomist trainee had a light touch, She found a vein easily and inserted the needle before I knew it.
13. Because this was a preventive health exam, I didn't have a co-pay. Whooo-hooo!
Life is grand.
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