Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I’m going to Baylor Medical Center in Garland tomorrow for a free wheelchair ride.

I’ve got a quick medical update in case you’re interested. I’m scheduled for an ankle-brachial index test at 10 tomorrow morning at Baylor Medical Center in Garland. Dr. M referred me as a follow-up to my appointment last week [see previous post] so she can figure out if peripheral artery disease is causing the severe pain in my lower legs. For the last few years I haven’t been able to stand or walk for more than three minutes at a time, which totally wrecks any chance for a productive life if you’re hoping to achieve more than an afternoon nap, writing Howdygram posts or watching “People’s Court.” Apparently there are no facilities anywhere in Mesquite that perform ankle-brachial index tests so we have to shlep to Baylor in Garland, but I don’t really mind because it’s a nice-looking building and I get to ride around in a wheelchair.

The map below indicates: A) Howdygram headquarters; B) Dr. M’s office at Baylor Medical Center in Mesquite; C) Baylor Medical Center in Garland; and D) our favorite Denny’s at Broadway and the I-30 service road. (We like their Senior Scrambled Eggs.)
It’s 4:45 in the afternoon, and now that I’ve finally got the house all to myself again (our maid service finished up about half an hour ago) I think I’ll eat a bunch of food and stretch out on the chaise in the family room to enjoy the Rosalind Russell movies I recorded this morning: a cute whodunit called Fast and Loose (1939) with Robert Montgomery and They Met in Bombay (1941) with Clark Gable. By the way, anybody who isn’t a Rosalind Russell fan must be insane because she was wonderful in EVERYTHING.
Thank you. I’ll probably be back later if I can’t think of anything else to do.

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