I often mention the great telephone screening machine we have that stops spammers, house flippers, and other undesirables cold in their tracks when they try to contact us. Yes, we still have a landline phone and have no plans to get rid of it.
While it is very useful since it does not ring unless people identify themselves, that benefit can also be a disadvantage. How so, you may ask? Exactly that...I have no idea who has called if they did not identify themselves unless I check the Caller ID...something I do not do often. I figure if they did not identify themselves in order to leave a message then they are not worth my precious time.
Case in point this past Friday, January 27th when I had several calls from my doctor's office. On Friday they close at noon and these calls were before and afterward. In my last post, I mentioned that I had blood work (labs) done on Wednesday and was worried since I once again had unintentionally lost weight. My mind started racing and I just knew my lab work must have been atrocious to hear from the doctor's office.
I called them only to get a recording that they were closed. Just in case I unplugged the answering machine (it came with FIVE cordless phones) and plugged in my old princess phone which if you are as old as I am...know that it has NO caller ID. I had to take my chances and answer it like in the old days when you had no idea who was on the other end.
Sure enough, it rang and it was my doctor's male nurse. I was bracing for the worst and hoping that I was NOT a DIABETIC in need of insulin injections as soon as possible. I have to admit that I have not exactly been following a "healthy diet" I can remember the last time I had a pizza...but not a salad...😇
He informed me that my labs showed my levels of Vitamin D were below normal and he was sending a prescription to my pharmacy to correct this. I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders! I asked him about my A1C levels and to my surprise just like in my Sept 2022 labs it was 5.5% well within the normal range of 4.0 to 6.0%.
It has been COLD in Del Rio, at least yesterday the sun was out. Today it has been cloudy and miserable. I am not complaining as I know that come March it will once again be hot and I will be wishing for cooler weather.
It is here that I would wish you a Good Night and Terlingua Dreams but it is barely noon. I have been awake since 1:50 a.m. Maybe I should worry more about my chronic insomnia than my A1C levels.