Watch out – I’m coming!

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Due to claudication, i.e. a condition in which cramping pain in the leg is induced by exercise, typically caused by obstruction of the arteries.  I also have “fat feet” as my husband used to describe them.  All of this has made getting around difficult.  Mobility Bus has been a great help but it’s those quick little errands that are a nuisance – things like going the 3 blocks to the grocery or two blocks to the laundromat.

Well, I finally got approval for Durable Medical Equipment (DME).  The bright red scooter arrived yesterday.  I not going to set any land-speed records – it only goes a rollicking 4mph. 😀 😀 😀 It’s sorta depressing though.  About 18 months ago, I walked 2 miles a couple of times per week for exercise.  I even borrowed a friend’s dog for a 2 miles doggie walk for charity.

After I meet with the Radiation Oncologist next month and (hopefully) get the OK, I will discuss the options for fix this with the vascular doctor.  Listen to me, I sound like a mega hypochondriac!

Should you need help with mobility, it is possible to get DME approved by insurance but start early because the process takes 6-8 weeks.  I will announce when I qualify for the Indy 500 next Memorial Day!

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2 down, 1 to go.

Just received the results of the urinalysis from my last “procedure” as they call it. It’s actually good news! I’m starting to feel optimistic, but can’t let myself.  September is CT Scan with Contrast and appointment with Radiation Oncologist.   Of all the very good doctors that I “belong” to, this is the most informative one.  So we’ll see then.  Fingers are crossed.

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Negative for Urothelial Carcinoma