Adventure Location: Falcon State Park, Falcon Heights, Texas
The OFM woke to a swollen right forearm. The little inflammation that had been in the elbow had become a conflagration of his forearm. This happened to his right arm years ago and he tried to fight it with home remedies. When the swelling got from his wrist to his biceps, he finally went to the doctor. The education on cellulitis was dramatic. The doc at that time impressed on the OFM that this disease can be fatal if not treated in a timely fashion.
So this morning the OFM was very impressed with the minor looking amount of swelling and the need for proper treatment even out in Nowhere Ville, Texas. After a worthless search on the internet and the forearm getting hotter by the hour, TheOFM went to the ranger station to ask about “local” doctors. A recommendation for a certain doctor and facility was immediately offered. So off OFM Medical Search Team went. There would be NO meandering on this trip for help. Here is the clinic in Roma, Texas.
Clinic triage lady took one glance at my arm and put me in line as a walk-in to see the doctor. To my surprise EVERYONE including the folks in the waiting room was extremely friendly. It was a surprise to learn a new Hispanic South Texas custom. Whenever a new person walked into the waiting room from outside, the new person and most of the waiting room would greet each other with a big Buenos Dias. It is a wonderful custom.
After a two hour wait for the appointment folks to get their turn and my Medicare to be checked out, it was my time for treatment. The wonderful doctor was exceptionally personable. He agreed that it was cellulitis and prescribed some antibiotics for the troubled arm.
Next was the prescription. The doctor asked if I had a preference on pharmacy. Nope I knew nothing about Roma. He suggested the pharmacy across the parking lot and guaranteed it was competitively priced with the others in town. THEN he sent the prescription directly to them from his laptop he carried around. WOW what service. Everyone continued to be wonderful and my cost at check-out was $20.
The pharmacy across the parking lot was only about fifty feet away and very convenient.
Inside was several folks behind the counter and very eager to help. The owner was already on her computer printing out the legal papers to sign to get my prescription. One again EVERYONE in the building was extremely nice including two 5+/- year old children. The OFM was once again astounded at the quality of the service. The cost here was $22. Then away the Teams went to the Castle. The medicine has been started and is a ten day treatment.
When we returned to the State Park, there was a sign on the bulletin board we had not noticed before.
Great now we might get a chance at a bear picture after missing the mountain lion picture in Bibe a couple of weeks ago. Nothing like bears and mountain lions to help in the effort of trying to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM