I'm still working on the problem with my need for iron in my blood. Another visit with Dr. Acevedo and I'm more convinced that he's the one I want to work with. He goes into my blood results much deeper than anyone else. Also, his office has a system where I can check my charts on-line. I was able to find the last blood test that I had before vacation and, to me, it clearly showed me that my iron and hemoglobin were in the "normal" range, but right on the bottom of the scale. Asking for a little more iron infusion was not out of line at the time. Dr. Acevedo is set to increase my iron a bit and set me up for two infusions. We tried to slip one in yesterday, but they needed some information from my primary doctor and he takes Friday afternoons off. So it will be one infusion next Friday and one the following Friday.
Today I was sitting at the computer with a cup of coffee, wondering how I would use my free time. I should not have worried as Helen soon advised me that the clothes dryer was not heating up. This was going to be easy, I foolishly thought. The heating element must have burned out. Nope, that wasn't it. Aha......it has to be the thermal overload fuse. Nope, when the fuse blows, the motor will not run. The motor runs, so it can't be the fuse. The thermocouple looks fine and so does everything else. However, when I turn the dryer on, I'm only getting 70 volts AC to the heater. There are a few more thing I will try before I turn to the professionals.
I just finished a SKYPE conversation with Sam, whose birthday is tomorrow. Be sure to send him congratulations..............or condolences as he's not a kid anymore.