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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 the current year. Be aware that the facet you see, is only a small part of the me that is me.

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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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