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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Generating Additional Stats

Our new family doctor is young. He just finished training and he's returned to British Columbia to begin his career in medicine. Our former doctor was our age and that was a huge advantage as he knew what we were experiencing. However, like us, he retired.

The kid we have now doesn't need bifocals and probably has only had a few hours of lessons dealing with geriatric subjects. Yet, the fact this guy won't retire while we are still walking the earth more than makes up for a little lack of experience.

One with Bluetooth

Yesterday morning, I saw Dr. Huang in order to extend my prescription medicines. The office, blood-pressure checks often come in a little high. I would blame the machine he uses, but it is more likely because I find it hard to relax there.

I told the doctor we'd be away for five months. He suggested I buy a blood pressure monitor, so I could give him some long-term data from a home environment. Cool! A new device? I'm all in on gadgets.

When we were uptown today, I picked up one at London Drugs. Of course, it had to be one with Bluetooth capability, so we can track the daily readings on my phone. The unit is small enough to lug along this winter. Now, I'm sort of looking forward to producing a rather detailed report when we get back in the spring.


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