Tuesday, July 21, 2020
There is excitement here, making plans
Gas Stations of History:
For Tuesday’s stuff:
I am sitting here typing with a fat left hand; getting bitten by a poisonous snake if an eye opener. The emergency room is required to contact North Carolina Poison Control with snake bites. Then they take the helm on treatment.It was their call to release me from the hospital, saying they would check on me.
On Tuesday we got a call from Poison Control to check on the progress and ask bunches of questions, etc. They ‘require’ me to return to a Dr. so he can call them and relate in ‘Dr. language’, what is happening. I will call my Dr. at VA and hope that works. (I get confused with all the insurance papers and stuff.) I don’t have much paperwork with the VA involved with my health. I have a great VA doctor.
All this ‘silly’ stuff aside, LOL, we are excited about an upcoming trip. We plan to make a cross country trip soon. IT will probably be close to 6000 miles or more by the time we return. At our age, if we accomplish it, this will be our last circle around the USA.
For years we have flown Grandson Ben and his daughter Elsie Mae out here for a couple weeks. They live in Clearfield Utah. BUT with this Coronavirus, flights are not that consistent and we would hate to cause problems with them returning back in time NOT to miss work.
We have another grandson in Portland, Oregon, we would like to make a pass thru there. We also love the coast highway of California; we may drive some on it. The California coastline is beautiful, a lot like Spain and France.
I have typed too much will stop. BUT I am doing great very little pain in the hand now, I will be ready for a trip in a couple weeks.
It is hours later now and I came back to say the swelling is going down and I have learned that a snake bite hurts awhile and starts minutes after the hit. I also learned that the copperhead is the best to get bit by, If you have a choice, less damage and pain. I cannot imagine a rattlesnake bite, which here in the USA is the worst!!. OUCH!