Yesterday, one of my doctors — Dr. Laura Kogelman of Tufts Medical Center — said to me
Your lungs are crystal clear.
Dr. Kogelman made it crystal clear during my appointment with her that
- my pneumonia is gone,
- my heart failure has resolved,
- I am ready to go back to work today,
- I am no more likely to contract pneumonia in the future than anybody else,
- we are doing a good job preventing me from getting endocarditis (a dangerous inflammation of the heart which I’ve had three times before because of my leaky heart valve),
- she misses seeing my wonderful dentist, Dr. Luis Del Castillo (who used to be her dentist too),
- it’s okay for me to go to Edinburgh, Scotland in August with my son and my ex-in-laws,
- she thinks it’s going to be “great” when I get a new mechanical valve for my heart in September, and
- she liked the idea of my transforming my future open-heart-surgery scar with a tattoo.
I made it crystal clear to Dr. Kogelman that I did NOT like her idea of turning that scar into the medical symbol of a snake climbing a rod. I told her, “I have plenty of medical symbols on my body already” and informed her that if I do decorate that new scar after I get it in September, I’ll probably add some flowers and leaves.
What is crystal clear to you, here and now?
Are all of my photos from yesterday crystal clear?
Is it crystal clear to you that I made that t-shirt and that I especially like to wear it to medical appointments?
Yesterday, somebody named Jeanyne, who works at Tatte Bakery in Boston (not pictured), made three things crystal clear to me:
- she loved my t-shirt,
- she wanted to own a t-shirt like that, and
- her mother, Diane, who recently retired, is just now starting a new business marketing cool new wearable items.
Is today’s featured music crystal clear to you ?
Crystal clear thanks to all those who helped me create today’s post and to you — of course! — for all your crystal clear reactions.