“I love it when a plan comes together!”

Back when there were some really funny sitcoms on TV, one had a military (I thinks) team with unusual problems to solve in funny ways as a comedy. (May have been “Hogan’s Heroes?”) And after a quick, bizarre and hilarious way of solving their problem, they always ended with the Captain, Colonel or whatever saying “I love it when a plan comes together!”

I earlier told you about the plethora of “little problems” that were driving me crazy, one of which was my CPAP machine breaking down and the problems of ordering from the states and getting “medical equipment” through Customs here. Then I remembered my new favorite doctor, a geriatrics specialit, Dr. Coto. He had already solved a couple of problems that other docs were not helping me with, so why not the CPAP machine? There has to be a way to get one locally here in San Jose where I’m stuck for awhile. So Monday I checked his online appointments schedule and he had one vacant spot Tuesday which I took. Scheduling docs is quick and easy here! 🙂

He asked what brand I preferred and typed it in his computer, then where to get in San Jose, all in Spanish of course! He got to the screen of Anca médica with phone & web address and told me to photograph with my phone. This morning I called them and the receptionist transferred me to the salesman who spoke English (I can do in español but slow and painful for all). Francisco got on the phone and to make a long story short he delivered my new CPAP machine to the hotel by 4, bringing a therapist to adjust everything for me to get back on it tonight. It costs more than in the states because of Customs taxes, but it is them and not me having to deal with Customs! 🙂 And I will sleep better tonight! 🙂

My latest CPAP Machine from a company in San Jose

Dr. Coto also quizzed me about other health issues and he solved another problem because of his knowledge of practical things. He is not close to where I live, but he is now my new GP Doctor. 🙂 Yes! A geriatrics doctor as my main doc! It’s what I get for being old! 🙂

“Sometime things have to go wrong to go right. “

Sherrilyn Kenyon

¡Pura Vida!

6 Replies to ““I love it when a plan comes together!””

  1. I am so happy to hear you have solved this important problem! Tom sleeps with a cpap so I understand how necessary it is for you. It will be much easier for you getting it locally especially when you need the necessary replacement parts. I am also happy for you that Dr. Coto is now your GP. He sounds like an excellent doctor.

    1. Thanks Bonnie! Sometimes it is the little things that bring you the most satisfaction or joy. And the removal of “helplessness” that the Customs problem brought. So I’m much more positive again!

  2. Good news on the CPAP! When I was still in college, I worked for a geriatric specialist. It is not that common a specialty so you are really fortunate to find one–and a good one–who is so responsive. They have the best connections (as you discovered) to solve issues that plague us as we age. Having Dr. Coto become your GP sounds like a very smart move.

    1. I am thankful to have found him because the surgeon used him for pre-op physicals on older patients. He is the kind of person who quickly becomes one your best friends.

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