She was exceedingly ernest. Like terminally so. But otherwise nice. And pretty. She talked to me a long time and asked a lot of questions about day to day experiences with COPD. Dr. Lee generally stops with "how are you doing?" after I answer "fine". She kept on going and going and going. Which was ok. She did clear up my questions about how I should be taking the benzonatate. [First of all, since I can never remember how to pronounce it, she suggested just calling it Pearls. SCORE! (Pearls is the name for the non generic version - I take the generic.)] She said I was doing it right. She also encouraged me to take more over the counter antihistamines (non drowsy allergy pills and nose sprays). Ok. I can do that.
And then she went on and on about how disastrous it would be for me if I got a cold or the flu. And, how, if I feel the slightest anything coming on, I need to call her or the office immediately. Good thing I don't get sick!
After much conversation, suggestions, she finally had me hop onto the table so she could listen to my lungs. I was all ready for the "they sound GREAT!" but instead I got a "they sound good except..." she heard nose in the bottoms but I think it may have been her imagination.
But the good news is that she sees no reason to see me again for a year! I an live with that. I ordered up an inhaler prescription refill which was under $300 for 3 months which is pretty darned good considering it included the deductible.
Then I came home and played tiny house. Turned out I had not glued down the guitar sufficiently and had to redo that so it's now redrying and I started on the radio which also has to dry for a while. But, at least now I can leave it out and work on it a little later.
In December, I ordered some yarn from England - it's in a kit to make a blanket. It finally came today.
It's this blanket in these colors. I'm going to get started on it now while I wait for glue to try.