plastic brain

It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. Dew point of 75 degrees or something equally surreal.

Yesterday, Stanley got a doppler sonogram or something like that to make sure the blood flow in his left leg is ok. Looked fine to me, but what do I know. He sees Dr. Gagne on Thursday morning to see what he says.

And today we hired a new cardiologist: Dr. Mitchell Driesman of Cardiac Specialists. Stanley and I both remembered him from both stays in Bridgeport Hospital and we both felt very comfortable with him (and with the other doctors from this practice he saw), so it was natural to check him out first. He had to make sure it was ok with Dr. Lomnitz since, apparently, this practice covers for Lomnitz’s practice (Cardiology Associates of Fairfield, which doesn’t have privileges at Bridgeport Hospital) and it wouldn’t be ethical of him to poach patients—so, with our permission, he called Dr. L, who said that we should go with whomever we’re comfortable with. Nice that it’s all on the up and up. We had no idea of the protocol—we just thought they worked with Dr. Robinson.

We would’ve gone to the next person on our list if it hadn’t worked out, though we would’ve been disappointed. Dr. Driesman is also certified in internal medicine, which is what we wanted, someone with a system approach.

So we’re happy about this. Blood tests tomorrow and an echo when we get back from Michigan and another visit with Dr. D. on September 27 for follow up.


It was hard to work today—I haven’t been able to sleep much (heat, stress, the man next to me spinning around) and the heat just sucked every bit of energy out of me. I feel like my brain is like one of those clocks in Dali’s “The Persistence of Memory.” It’s supposed to be less humid tomorrow so I think I’ll be able to get more done because I will be able to think. We leave for Michigan in just ten days—gotta get stuff done ... gotta hang on until we leave ... I like what I’m working on a lot, so that helps, two stores, two new sites, and an add-on for an existing site are the main projects. Ten days!

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