My husband, Geno, is quite a character and never has met a stranger! He is our medical mystery acquiring more stints in his body than any other man and has introduced us to more medical terminologies than we really care to know! In the last few years his latest foray into stumping the doctors is his blood count plummeting into dangerous levels thus causing panic as to where is he losing blood and why!!
Twice last year we trekked to Dallas to see a doctor who is the only one to perform a particular procedure they felt would end this endless blood loss! It worked. They determined a drug he was taking, Plavix, was the culprit. Now this is a catch 22 because he needs Plavix as a blood thinner because of all his stints!! He was taking this drug every day but he was told to cut it back to once a week which he did. Well, guess what his blood count is falling again and off to Dallas we go for another visit!
Geno had to call to schedule a time to see the doctor. Just trying to reach someone can be a challenge because of the number of patients Baylor Hospital and this doctor is seeing. Finally, after 3 tries he gets handed off to a gal and finds he interrupted her time block!! He explains he is trying to schedule an appointment. She asks him if he is still employed and he says yes. She asks him what he does and he says I'm a Realtor by day and a sword swallower by night! She hung up the phone. She called back and said "Mr. Dillard, this is a serious matter and you are treating this like a slide show carnival" and then started to laugh. Geno said "the doctors have found more holes in me than a termite mound!" Trying to be serious she asks him if he can be there Tuesday morning at 8:45am. Geno enthusiastically proclaims he will be there! She says you better be and oh, by the way...leave your sword at home.
The last two times Geno caused havoc in the surgery and recovery room...heaven help us this will be visit number three! Geno has a motto: "If you can't have fun - don't do it"... he makes just about everything fun!