Don, looks like Wednesday will be a bust for me, now. My wife just informed me that we had another doctors appointment that day. After today, I think I will stop seeing doctors all together. Nothing but bad news.
Today, I saw a dermatologist CRNP. Very knowledgeable lady, quite attractive and notices things I would overlook. I was concerned about two small spots on my face that just didn't want to heal. She said they were per-cancerous lesions and she prescribed some nasty salve for that part of my face, the back of my ears and forehead. A two week regiment where your hide gets burned off, then allowed to heal naturally. Nasty stuff, but it works.
Then she saw something suspicious on my lower lip. She pulled out a small magnifying glass for a closer look and said, well, I think you have squamous cell carcinoma of the lip. Won't know until I do a biopsy. Damned! Removing it must be done with a local anesthesia, which I deplore, but because my lungs are so nasty, it is the only option because I would not survive general anesthesia.
Four days ago, I got out of bed, and damned near fell on the floor. My knee was very swollen and throbbed like a toothache. After a two days of increasing pain, I went to Doc In A Box and was diagnosed with gout of the knee. Three tiny pills and two days later, the pain was gone. Damned, that was really painful.
Tomorrow, I'm off to see the lung doc, another good looking blond gal, and she will be providing me with some new, very, very expensive medications. Fortunately, she keeps me supplied with free samples and I keep the office supplied with my homemade Kahlua - good deal for both of us.
Hopefully, the weather will cooperate on Thursday, which is the next day I can get to the boat and meet up with Don if he is still there. Of course, Wunderground is calling for scattered thundershowers in the a.m., but maybe some afternoon clearing with SSE winds of about 10. Sure wish I woulda went sailing today. NW 12 to 20 nearly all day. Now that would have been a fun day on Saturday's Child!
All the best,