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When spending time with doctors and hospitals is good news.

Been spending a lot of time with doctors, hospitals, getting tests - and it is all good news.

During my last bout with pneumonia, had to find a new doctor. Got very lucky.

My doctor in turn gave an excellent recommendation for a knee doctor. Lots of tests, including a visit to a cardiologist (there are heart problems on both sides of my family tree), all with good results. Got surgery on both knees a bit over four weeks back. Have been able to resume hiking, for the first time in several years. Long ways to go, but ... Hell Yes!

My doctor ordered an unusual set of tests, found a clue, and gave an excellent recommendation for a Pulmnologist. The lung doctor ordered quite a series of tests, leading to a lung biopsy - not a fun procedure. There is a bunch of "weird shit" at the bottom of my right lung, that the doctor suspects is "Valley fever" - a fungus that sometimes settles in and causes repeated bouts of pneumonia. About every four years, for the last forty years, I have a fairly nasty bout with pneumonia. If the tests confirm the doctor's suspicion, this is treatable. For the first time in forty years I could be free of this unwanted "guest" that constantly drains my immune system, and has tried to kill me about every four years. Hell, yes.

Very seriously jazzed.

Seems I can be quite entertaining when seriously "up", at least based on the nurses' reactions. :)