Medical Update for September 2017
09/12/2017 – 09/14/2017
July 22, 2016, I (Jim) went to see my PCP concerning an infected sebaceous, he prescribed an antibiotic and set up an appointment with a surgeon for August 2. On July 29 I went to the Sutter Delta Emergency Room and released August 6. It became septic, the
wrong antibiotic prescribed.
Had to use a walker for about 5 days and physical therapy every other day for 10 days.
On 09/12/2017 I went to the Muir Urgent Care with the same issue, prescription prescribed and told to return 09/15 for follow-up.
On 09/15 (11:40 AM) the doctor told me I needed to see a surgeon (No Emergency Room Visit). He called his lady “Friday” in and told her to find a surgeon that could see me today. At noon she told me I had an appointment @ 1:00 in Walnut Creek (BASS
I arrived at the BASS facility, did not have to fill any forms. Muir had sent all medical records to them. Was in the waiting room for 20 minutes, saw the surgeon, he did the surgeon
stuff (1 hour) and on the road back to Brentwood.
The surgeon did a culture on the tissue and called me and said I was taking the correct antibiotic.
Have a follow-up in a week, then a week later to remove the tissue.
09/26/17 - Antibiotic cleared infection - Surgery not required :-)
All this within 3 hours.
Girl “Friday” came in several times with her telephone headset on keeping us updated.
My hats off to the Brentwood Muir Urgent Care group. Like a fine-tuned machine.
I have a “meet & greet” with a new primary
care physician in October, and he has privileges at two local hospitals
09/15/2017 - Another Outing :-(
Karen had an operation on both eyes today, the area around the eye (Skin).
.😍..Looks like she got into a fight with an Orangutan and he
...One eye bandaged other bruised. She is doing "good" and has been down this road before.
around the eye that concerned the doctor that needed to be removed and analyzed.
....The girls in the OP room asked if she talks this much all the time. I told them they were lucky, she was
...During the procedure, the doctor kept saying: A lot of blood, going to need more blood, he has a great sense of humor.
...The doctor (Dr. Hwang) said that if Karen spent a day with Kim Jong Un in N. Korea, he would abandon his nuclear program: You leave - we abandon the program.
I went into recovery, sounded like Karen, the doctor, and nurses were having a party.
...They thoroughly enjoyed the time with her.