Junie's Place: Update: 4-22-11

Friday, April 22, 2011

Update: 4-22-11

Sorry I've been absent all these days,but Everything is beyond my control around here.

Charles' leg wound is still very bad!

Not easy to see your doctor when you need to (even though he's been your personal doctor for more than 20 years) ...and they say "Go to the emergency room!" OK-That would be fine....except nothing is done there either.

  C.finally saw his reg doctor again today (a pre-set  follow-up appointment...he had called the office early this week, hoping to get in sooner, but his call was not even  returned) 
 ....So-NOW they see the wound needs opening up and recommend he go to a wound center for treatment...  the wound is backed up with stale blood ...and has been this way all along...Every person who has seen his leg, had to see this condition from the start-because it hasn't changed at all!! He called and is hoping to hear back and get something done today!  That's doubtful!

Our anniversary plans seem 'out the window,' though  C. still thinks we can make the trip!  I don't see how that will happen with things as they are. The $$$ spent for the hotels for 4 nights is 'down the drain,' as far as I can see!  C. says we can't lose that much $$$ so we'll make the trip!

OH BOY!  Just got a call back from the wound center and they can't see him until Monday morn-and we were supposed to leave early Tuesday for the drive to Savannah-about a 5-to-6 hour drive!  So I'm insisting, the trip is out of the question!

This has been a most stressful time for us all- and painful for Charles, and our plans were doomed from the start! I'm so angry and bewildered at the ineptness of the doctors he has seen and TRIED to see and failed! -and I'm especially 'put out' with our family doctor who has not been interested enough to give Charles the attention he needed,relying on his associates in his practice to see him and evaluate his condition and decide on what to do for him.

The kids have planned an early anniversary celebration for us here on Sunday- so we will at least have that!

That's the way it is at the moment!


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At 2:43 PM , Blogger Anvilcloud said...

It must be very frustrating to be given such shabby treatment after so many years along with bad diagnoses. I hope you get it tended to properly on Monday and are good to go on Tuesday -- even though you've put your foot down (hopefully, not right on his sore spot).

At 3:13 PM , Blogger Sally said...

I am SO SO sorry, Junie!! I pray the doctors will do something RIGHT on Monday. You know, I've been fed up the medical profession for quite some time.

Poor Charles, I hope he gets the relief he so badly needs. Love to you, and Happy Anniversay. I hope you get to make the trip; can you re-schedule and transfer what you've spent to another time. Just a thought.

Take care.

At 4:16 PM , Anonymous Ray & Glenna said...

June i hope everthing works out for you both, sometimes we wonder why things turn out like they do but seems like there is always a reason, i hope Charlie can get some help toward getting his leg taken care of the way it should have been several days ago hope you all have a Happy Anniversary and have a Good Easter, tell Charlie hello for us

At 6:22 PM , Blogger Mountain Mama said...

I'm so sorry. It's hard to imagine that at one time there were actually doctors who knew your name just by looking at your face, and even phoned to check on you and made house calls. The medical profession is so impersonal now we may as well go to China for treatment.
I hope you have a nice time with your family on your anniversary and hopefully you will be able to do the trip at a later date when hubby can enjoy it without the pain.

At 7:29 PM , Blogger PEA said...

Oh Junie, I can certainly understand your frustration, it's so hard these days to find a doctor who really does care. I pray that on Monday he will get the help he needs and you never know, he may feel good enough to do the trip on Tuesday. Know that I'm thinking of you and prayers continue for Charles. xoxo


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