VA Clinic and a New Pocket Knife

Wednesday January 20, 2016 Guerneville CA.

Headed to the VA Clinic

My plan today was to go to my annual doctor’s appointment at 1:30 and then go on down to Jenner to kayak for a late day outing.

As it was I got up late so I didn’t have to wait long to head out for the local VA clinic. From recent blood tests they found my Vitamin D was a bit low which surprised me as I spend a lot of time out in the sun everyday which is supposed to make the stuff. I think she’s sending me some supplement for that. That doesn’t seem like a  big deal, but, because of my corn allergy, I need to make sure there aren’t any corn derived products in the medicine, which isn’t always that easy.

Corn allergy

My corn allergy problem has gotten a bit worse so I requested to see an allergist soon. As far as I know, they can’t do much for this problem, but I thought I should get it documented and maybe they may have some meds that are corn free and can relieve some of the constant itching.

She then prescribed five days of steroids that she said should relieve the itching for about twenty days, so we’ll see about that too.

I then got a couple flu type shots, one in each arm which I’m feeling a bit now, ouch

Otherwise, I’m fit and doing well.

A new pocket knife

By the time I got my meds from the med guys, the day was about shot, so I went on home stopping at a hardware store to get a new pocket knife to replace the one I lost the other day. I found one called Old Timer which was what my old one was. This one cost about twice the price of the one I lost at about forty dollars. Considering I carry it around in my pocket all the time and lots of times it’s my first, Go To tool, I thought it was worth it. :O)

I headed on home and settled in the house for the rest of the day. Any time I get any new meds, I spend a good deal of time researching them on the internet. Besides all the other stuff most people read up on, I also have to try and find out what the inactive ingredients are, looking for corn products so that’s what I did for the rest of the day, while also cooking up  a big pot of little white beans.

That was my day.

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