Today, I went to an ENT (ear, nose, and throat doc), and he checked out my heary and talky bits. I got to be an example of infantile electrocautery for the med student. The doc noticed the scar and fusion of the corner of my mouth. Doc also stuck a camera up my nose and down my throat. I have a deviated septum, but not bad enough to justify a nose-job that insurance might pay for. (I asked.) He didn't see any problems with my throat, and concluded that the feeling that I'm having of something stuck there that I can't clear is a kind of erosive esophagitis. He says they used to call it globus hystericus because without being able to visualize the damage in the esophagus, doctors concluded that it was a psychogenic illness. He prescribed a stronger proton-pump inhibitor and advised me not to eat within three hours of going to sleep. I'll get a follow-up in early July. Dr. Viner has a lovely bedside manner, BTW. I'd recommend him.
As for the EKG, I haven't heard back about them yet. I dropped off the monitor yesterday at the ER.
Also, this evening, I went to Sears, and got a far too large credit line, 6 months 0%, and purchased a new water heater and installation. The contractor should call tomorrow and set up a time. I was going to just use my regular credit card, but despite the payment I made Friday night being processed today, I didn't get the corresponding increase in available credit yet. Randy at Sears made it really easy for me, and even gave me the sale price listed on the sign for the display model even though the sale ended Saturday. I was in and out in less than half an hour. I also got a maintenance plan that gets me a service call every year for 5 years, hopefully which will keep it in better shape than the current one. Water here is hard on water heaters, so I hear.