|Warning at Lands End|
We also talked about financial power of attorney, and the advance health directive. Beware of language such as "do what is necessary to save someone's life." It is very misleading. (Several medical people I have talked to had read the useful article Drew sent a while ago, How Doctors Die.) Unless they're given other instructions, doctors have a legal obligation to keep someone alive (no matter how damaging, painful and ultimately pointless the methods of keeping them alive are.)
Carol saw on my medical record that I had sent an email to Dr. Nelson (re red worm-shaped thing I'd hacked up) and hadn't gotten a reply. She talked to Anna Dowling, Nelson's assistant, who suggested I go over to the GP and ask him if he thinks it'd be better to see him now rather than Monday. Which ended up meaning I was at Kaiser for about 5 hours (including the pharmacy.)(Also I had forgotten my purse! That caused some complications, most of which thankfully Tong bailed me out of.)
So I'm taking antibiotics, which (I imagine, possibly) have already lessened my cough. This morning I met Teng How at the tennis court at 8am in Dolores Park for chi gung. It was sunny (though cold), it felt great.
Satyaloka arriving today from Montana; week two of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) course coming up on Weds (Bill is the main teacher); then Thursday head to my dad's and the train to New Orleans with Laura. (Po and Jules meeting us there.)