Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Privacy?


Well...I finally went to the Dr. last week about my shoulder pain and my Dr. said to go to an Orthopedist because he would just be guessing that it was either bursitis or tendonitis or osteoarthritis.  I did call and make an appointment, but cancelled it yesterday because all of a sudden the pain got a lot better.  I was having a really hard time lifting the kids, especially trying to get them in their car seats.  The weird thing was the pain had been there for a few months ..everyday.  Usually when it hangs around that long, I figure it is worth getting checked out.  I still may have to go back at some point, but right now I just can't see piling up the costs of x-rays and specialist fees.  We are still recovering from the high cost of my endoscopy.  All I can say is that I am very thankful that so far Bob and I don't have a lot of health problems.  Knock on wood.  The cost of it all can deplete your money so fast.  I just don't know how others survive with major illnesses.  While I was at the Dr. the receptionist asked me if I would sign up for My Chart.  I guess it is a way to communicate via internet.  I signed up for it...but now I wonder if I really want all my medical info on the internet.  I think it is ...already ..because all the doctors use internet now instead of a written chart like they used to use.  I guess we are just stuck with this new technology...no turning back.  It probably has so many good parts to it ....but I see some... not so good parts also.  I think our privacy rights  really went out the window several years ago.  With the smart phones...you can snap a photo very easily without being noticed and some people  abuse this for their own gains.  I have heard they can watch you key in your pin numbers or whatever.  I try not to pay very much attention to the news...so depressing sometimes.   I guess desperate people do desperate things.  I am reading a book right now by Ken Follett called "World Without End"  It is a follow up to his book called "The Pillars of Earth".  These books are about the "Middle Ages".  Wow!  Some really brutal things happened during those times.   His books are really interesting.  Reading about history though just shows you that we have never lived in a perfect world.  Unless you believe that those of us that grew up in the 50's...lived like "Leave It To Beaver".  Ha!

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
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