So I did not get my letter. I have to go early in the morning tomorrow for an HIV test and other bloodwork, then talk to him next week and make sure he will write the letter. And perhaps prescribe the statin I feel that I need. I could prescribe it for myself, but that does not seem right. I ordered and picked up Tamiflu for Eric and Maya, along with several prescriptions of antibiotics just in case, and flouride, since the water is not flouridated. I made an appointment with my OBGYN August 3 ( I cannot do it before July 30 because the insurance won't pay for it until after then) and then went ahead and booked the colonoscopy on August 4, the day before I leave for Ecuador. These are all things I ought to have arranged some time ago, but doctor's appts and procedures are never a priority for me. I ought to see the eye doctor and the dermatologist, but there is inadequate time, and perhaps while in Ecuador I will check out the medical system. Better yet, I can try to participate in the medical system.
I am confused as to what to bring with me. I know that anything that I need can be purchased in Ecuador, so if I forget anything, I can simply get it there. It is entirely modern in so many ways. I have packed and piled up everything I thought I wanted to bring in a corner of this room I am in, but I am already revising; I truly believe we can manage with less. I realize that I have been preparing for months to live and function with less. I am amazed at how little I need, how simple my life can be, but I have chosen to make it exactly the way it is, and I have been entirely satisfied with the choices I have made. I am neither enamored of nor horrified by this spare life. So I will go through what I have chosen to bring and reduce by a significant amount and plan to live our lives even more simply.