Have been following
Jordon Peterson that I mentioned in my last report. You
can read more about him and his family at:
Got a phone call from
my Doctor saying she is moving out of the area and thus will be closing
her practice. I have been given an appointment in October where she will
explain what will happen. Apparently I will be passed over to a
new Doctor. I would add that Doug, my handyman, has had two heart
attacks but despite this he can't get on a Doctors list.
I got a series of tests
done on my blood as a final check from my Doctor. It appears I
have some kidney issues and was sent to the Clear Image clinic to get a
scan done on my kidneys and bladder. While I await the results I will
say that I didn't enjoy my visit to them. The receptionist was a
rather cold and uncaring person and then once I got my scans done I
asked the man if there was anything he could tell me about the results.
He said he couldn't tell me but it was manner in which he did it that
really pissed me off. He said it with a real smirk on his face saying he
enjoyed not being able to tell me. So a real staff problem there
and I'd advise anyone being sent there to ask if there was a an
alternative place they could go.
It also appears that I will need to go to
either Windsor or London to get a follow up visit once the results are
in. I've also been advised to drink more water so am now drinking two
pints a day now.
As it happens I went to London on 23rd
November and was told I should be around 1.1 to be ok but I went to 2.0
which was close to failure. They told me it had been 18 months
since my last test so they couldn't say why I'd got to 2.0 but the good
news was that since that test my last test had shown me to be at 1.5
which while not great was at least out of the danger zone. I had
been taking a blood pressure pill for the past 18 years and they did say
they thought this was partly why I may have lost some control as I
shouldn't have been taking that medicine for all that time. They
have now put me on a new blood pressure pill which also will be of some
help with my diabetes.
I have also been asked to take my own
blood pressure three times a week and to keep a note of the results for
my next visit to them which will be in February 2024.
I will add that it's my old doctors fault
for not doing the kidney blood work. I remember that while she off
ill with cancer one of the relief doctors had said as i was getting
blood work done every 4 months it was easy to also check my kidneys
while doing my A1C diabetes test so he liked to do that. So as my
doctor didn't bother doing the test that was an issue.
One thing I will add is that for the past
2 years I've been suffering with a runny nose and when I asked her about
that she just laughed and said everyone had a runny nose. Well
since drinking 2 pints of water a day I've stopped having a runny nose
and so I just thought I'd note this in case anyone else has the same
During October Hamas in Gaza attacked Israel and some 1400 people were
killed with many others being injured and over 200 hostages taken.
Israel has declared war on Hamas and launched an attack on Gaza with the intention to
wipe out Hamas operators. Certainly many more Palestinians have
died as a result.
My comment on this is that had Hamas used
the hundreds of millions they spent on digging their tunnels and
purchasing rockets and other weapons I'm sure the Palestinians would be
much better off. Also the people voted Hamas into power so they are
reaping what they sowed by doing so. Hamas are using the
general population as human shields by building their tunnels under
hospitals, mosques and civilian homes. In my opinion they are the
worst of human beings. The problem is that how does anyone know if there are genuine innocent
people in Gaza and how does one attack Hamas when they are so embedded
into the civil population?
The war is currently expanding into
Lebanon, the West Bank, Syria and with Iran backing them the situation
is growing out of control.
In Canada and Europe there are many
supporters of Hamas and that is causing some real issues. Hamas is
now recognised as a Terrorist organisation.
I might add that the war between Ukraine
and Russia continues and both countries are suffering as a result.
We have had high inflation and increases
in interest rates and food prices are continuing to increase at a high
rate. I am now ordering my food online through Instacart.
All the grocery stores in Chatham are now available through this service
apart from Sobeys. No Frills have just become available, meaning Sobeys
is the only one not offering home delivery so while I used to use
Sobeys as my principle grocery store, now I never use them.
Got our first fall of
snow the final week of November... only about a couple of inches, so
nothing to be concerned about. It is of course getting colder so
perhaps time to raise my house temperature setting?
Got my car in for its Winter service which
cost me around CAN$1,500 as I needed new brakes but now set up for the
TV viewing these days is pretty well zero and I now mostly use the
Internet and YouTube.
I am having to decide
on whether to continue to run my American company as my US Accountant
says in his opinion I'd be better of just shutting in down and just file
in Canada. I find it very difficult to contact my American bank,
Truist. They are not responding to my emails and as I just get the
answering machine when phoning them they never phone me back.
Mainly I use the
American company for copyright issues as they run on 75 years since
publication whereas other countries are 75 years from the authors death
so that can be a lot of years before you can use their publications.
I tried to purchase
pork pies from BC in Canada but for some reason they can't ship to
Ontario, Canada. I did dig into this a bit and seems tp me that
the company could if they wanted to as the laws allow it but they're
just too lazy to go through the process.
While I can't find Ox Tongue in Canada I
am able to order tins of it from the UK but not allowed to import Pork
Pies as they are not available in tins.
Did an update on my Ontario Health Card,
Drivers License and Vehicle registration which were all delayed due to
Covid but now being implemented again.
From Samsung Canada I got an email in
Iím moving to Canada soon.
What an exciting time. A whole new world awaits, with new opportunities
and new challenges.
There are so many questions to answer, big and small: What kind of phone
should I use? How can I connect with the services I need? How do I
furnish my new home with technology? What technology will help me on my
journey? Where should I live? How much does a cell phone plan cost in
Canada? What about food, entertainment, and culture?
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