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Not a Things on Tuesday entry

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                          <div>         <p>Where do I begin?  Gah, the visit with the p-doc was mixed.<div><br /></div><div>The good stuff:</div><div><ul><li>Lost 5 lbs. over the holidays</li><li>A1C, triglycerides, cholesterol, etc. back where they should be.</li><li>Generally a report of good health</li></ul></div><div><br /></div><div>The bad stuff:</div><div><ul><li>I have edema in my legs.  The doc spouted some nonsense about drinking less water.  The nurse, I think,  was on it: I need to reduce salt intake and WALK a whole lot more, which is what the back doc and his nurse assistant told me to do post-op anyways.</li><li>Oh, the p-doc, yes, I don't do snappy rejoinders and quick conversation.  Of course, he was probably pressed for time like all community mental health p-docs, but... I want my old one back.  He was a lot calmer.</li><li>Mellaril (<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thioridazine">thioridazine</a>) suggested as an alternative to Seroquel to help me sleep.  The Seroquel will not be covered by state/fed insurance at the dosage I'm currently taking, which even then is too much (sends me into a sleepy daze for half the day afterward).  But this new suggestion?  Looks like BAD juju!  (And hey, a zombie reference is MOST appropriate.)  I have to tell the nurse no no NO!</li></ul></div><div><div><br /></div><div><br /></div></div></p>   <p style="clear:both;">      <a href="http://jaklumen.vox.com/library/post/not-a-things-on-tuesday-entry.html?_c=feed-atom-full#comments">Read and post comments</a>    </p>                  </div>                      

Author: jaklumen

Wherever you see "jaklumen", that's me. The username is still unique as of 2016, so it's just me, and only me. It's the real me, because I'm bad at faking otherwise.

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  1. Loosing 5 lbs over the holidays is just awesome!!! I'm not a doc, but reducing salt and getting in more walking does seem to make more sense than just drinking less water.

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