A Sidebar

16 Jun

The Tortas were off on an adventure of a different sort this past weekend. Lisa was hospitalized for some tests to discover the source of a nagging abdominal pain turned severe. It’s been going on for quite sometime, but as she is a disabled veteran without health insurance (not able to be on my health insurance since we cannot legally marry) the wheels turn very slowly at the Veterans Administration. That being said, my planned blog will be postponed for now. I cannot close without saying that veterans deserve better medical treatment than they are getting. I viewed a hospital that is understaffed and without infrastructure to handle it’s patient load. This problem started last September and has taken this long due to delays of crucial tests. Finally showing up at the ER on Friday took 9 hours and repeated demands for pain medication. But we are optimistic and very grateful to the kind staff that are keeping her comfortable until we can figure out what is causing this problem. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers. Until next week dear readers.

11 Responses to “A Sidebar”

  1. Amy Lifton June 16, 2013 at 9:13 pm #

    Sending best wishes to you both, Love, Amy


    • afish25 June 17, 2013 at 3:10 pm #

      Thanks Amy. She is comfortable at the moment and hopefully we’ll know something this week.


  2. brucekelley June 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    I agree with you, the treatment of vets in all areas, the most important being health care, is near to criminal.

    With that having to be said, our thoughts go out to you and Lisa, buena suerta, amigas.


    • afish25 June 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm #

      Thanks Bruce. Everyone has been very kind on here. Another hurdle to jump over. The Tortas will not be stopped!


  3. Vicki June 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    Hi Alex, This is Vicki, just read ur email. Any findings yet on what is causing the severe pain? Will be thinking and keeping the prayers comiing your way. They will be able to figure it out. On know I live far away, but if you ever need any thing we are here for u. 

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone


    • afish25 June 24, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

      Diagnosis is IBS. She’s doing lots better. Hope to see you in Bacalar.


  4. Pam Kane June 17, 2013 at 7:06 am #

    Hope things improve with Lisa…so sorry to hear she has had so much pain. Hang in there…


  5. Garth June 17, 2013 at 8:53 am #

    Give her a hug and pat for me.


  6. Edna Zaccaro June 17, 2013 at 10:54 am #

    Good Morning, Thank you so much for your email re Lisa. Please keep me posted as to her tests, how she is feeling, etc. She mentioned this problem on the phone when I talked with her while she was in Bakersfield. I am very interested and concerned. I certainly will pray for her relief, recovery and that you can get on with plans for moving to Mexico. She is very dear to me and I appeciate her immensely, so please pass along my love, good and loving thoughts to her. Great Aunt Edna


    • afish25 June 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      Dear Aunt Edna, this too shall pass. We’ll be fine. I promise to keep everyone posted. A


  7. Teresa June 17, 2013 at 6:51 pm #

    Very sorry to hear Lisa not well. I hope she betters quickly and diag is forthcoming and not serious. All best to you both. Teresa


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