Wednesday, February 26, 2014
POST 1250; FEBRUARY 25-26-27, 2014; SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA
One week ago some food poisoning brought me some constenation. Simultaneous, my Heart got a bit rambunctious, putting out with more Heart Failure, resulting in a drowning / coughing sequence which became somewhat severe three days ago. My new Primary Doctor, Dr Shergill, ordered me to Emergency at the nearest hospital. I have ended up in the CARDIAC section of the St Joseph Community Hospital in SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA.
Before that , I walked and drove to the town of LEGGETT, CALIFORNIA, inyending to take California Hwy 1 the rest of the way to SAN DIEGO.
Following are images of that venture...
Lagoons along the Oregon Coast of the Pacific Ocean.
Being Sunday, not much going on in FORTUNA, CALIFORNIA...but Since I previously much enjoyed FORTUNA, took some time to walk around a bit.
FORTUNA heads a pristine agriculture valley leading into the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS...a touristy drive through dense groves of Redwood Trees.
Dairy Farm cattle heas home for the evening milking. This procession is nearly 1/2 mile long...slowly following the leader...head to tail...with each cow knowingly knowing her place.
At one time in recent years, the PACIFIC LUMBER COMPANY of the town of SCOTIA, CALIFORNIA. Today fewer than 100 employees remain in SCOTIA...with the town infrastructure still well and serving.
Entry to THE AVENUE OF THE GIANTS begins at this spot, some five miles from SCOTIA.
AVENUE OF THE GIANTS...
Campground where I stayed overnight...$33.00 for a camping space...with toilet, shower, and one of the most breath taking camp sites imaginable.
Redwood Trees tend to grow in groups of four to six trees.
The remains of River Bend Winery...located within the Redwood Groves along the AVENUE OF THE GIANTS. Two years ago I purchased some fine wines at trhis winery...sad to see the loss of thie business.
...and that brings me to the village of LEGGETT, CALIFORNIA.
SUPPLEMENTAL to me lead-in comments, I have just been notified by the St. Joseph Hospital staff that determination of me heart condition is NOT serious and I have beeb discharged from the hospital...
That is not "TO BE" discharged...that is "ALREADY DISCHARGED" and no further activity regarding my heart will be discussed...in fact what was sent to my bedside was a hospital worker handing me a list of places I "MIGHT" find shelter and a meal TONIGHT.
I would have anticipated some discourse with one or more of the Cardiac doctors who have been working on my case from the moment I arrived.
The news was delivered by an "admin" type doctor whom I confided last evening that I had no "Spendable Income" to pay $$ beyond Medicare and Supplemental insurance.
It is quite clear to me that my discharge is because of limitation of my $$...NOT because of two or three "procedures" deemed a few hours to be necessary for the medical evaluation of my heart.
I propose that I am being discharged too soon.
tomorrow is another day...we shall see.