TONIGHT’S RANDOM PHOTOS ARE FROM MY FILES….TOOK THIS ONE AT BAYFIELD’S SUNSET PARK IN JUNE OF 2009…NO IDEA WHO THIS COUPLE WAS BUT WISHED I HAD GOT THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS TO SEND THEM THIS PHOTO……..
I’m certainly glad my Doctor’s appointment turned out better than our cold, gloomy, & wet rainy day. Yikes, is it ever going to warm up this year.
BAYFIELD HOSTS VARIOUS CAR SHOWS THROUGH THE SUMMER FEATURING CHEVY CORVETTE & FORD THUNDERBIRD DAYS AS WELL AS VINTAGE CAR DAYS WHICH THIS PHOTO IS FROM A FEW YEARS AGO.
My appointment was at 9 so of course I was there in the waiting room early. The blood work lab is here as well so one large waiting room serves all. If there were 50 seats in that waiting room, 49 & a half were filled with people waiting to get rid of some blood. I call it the Vampire Clinic & unfortunately I will be there myself in the coming days slumped in a chair with eyes cast to the floor holding a little number tag in my hand. “Next, number 89.” Oh crap that’s me. Here I go….ouchy, ouchy, ouchy.
I am extremely fortunate to have such a great Nurse Practitioner in Sue Leddy. Here is a lady who makes you feel like you are actually an important human being even if some of us out here have days where we doubt that sometimes. Where Doc Robot freezes your very blood upon entering the room, my Nurse Practitioner immediately warms your heart, puts you at ease, & makes you comfortable. She spent a fair bit of time with me this morning because my list of problems was unusually long. Here’s the condensed version of what’s going on & what’s coming up.
AN OLD FORGOTTEN FOOT BRIDGE
She suspects the Varicose veins in my left leg (one of the reasons I don’t wear shorts) may be part & parcel of my overall left leg problem impeding blood flow. There are definite problems with my right knee because of old injuries & she is also suspecting possible nerve damage radiating into my legs from several lower back injuries years ago. She set me up with two additional appointments at the Goderich hospital next week. One for an ultra-sound on my legs & the other for X-rays of my lower back & legs with attention going specifically to my right knee. I am also scheduled for blood work shortly at the Vampire Clinic to check for a whole host of other things as well. It will be the results of those tests (diabetes, prostrate, cholesterol, etc.) that could lead to some additional yukky stuff procedures. In the meantime she has re-newed my Arthrotec prescription.
OUR HOUSE BEFORE WE BOUGHT IT IN LATE 2002
OUR HOUSE 5 YEARS LATER AFTER WE REMODELLED & LANDSCAPED IT
Also, over the next 2 weeks she is easing me onto a nerve pain pill for my legs called PMS-Nortriptyline. I see her again on May 14th to, amongst other things, see if those pills have left me stranded in outer space somewhere or are actually working. Or both. And, I think the PMS in this case stands for Painful-Man-Syndrome:)) You know how us cry baby guys can’t handle this pain stuff as well as you ladies can, right………..:))
AFTER DIGGING IN THE FRONT YARD POND YEARS AGO, FROGS JUST STARTED SHOWING UP EVERY YEAR AFTER
Geeeezzzz, looks like I’m filling this blog all up with boring medical stuff. But, it’s a cold rainy day so I just don’t have a lot of other stuff to blog about. Well, I do, but that’s for another dull day. I’ll give you a hint…….‘Blog Evolution’.
IN A FLURRY OF BLURRY BLUE JAY FEATHERS
Now, I do have another bit of a problem that cropped up last summer & has been getting steadily worse. My Nurse Practitioner said it is imperative I talk to my Urologist (Doc Robot) in the next few weeks before surgery about this because it could be related to the Kidney Stone problem. I’m hoping that it is. In either case, Ice Man Robo Doc handles both those departments & it is he who I have to deal with. This is really starting to sound like ‘General Hospital’ so let’s move on………..
SPLISH SPLASH I WAS TAKING A BATH
Awhile back I had an email from a reader/friend with some interesting food for thought. Ever meet somebody you just kind of unexplainably hit if off with right away while maybe the next person you meet just kind of turned you right off. I’m sure we have all experienced this. Or maybe you have met someone, took a liking to them & struck up a friendship only to find out after awhile the two of you really don’t get along that well because of….differences. You might have a lot in common with this person, have respect for them & yet your personalities begin to clash. You just can’t seem to agree with each other’s take on things in a lot of areas. And then it get’s personal & the brief friendship is destroyed in a flurry of hard feelings. Could this, unfortunately be a ‘Right Brain/Left Brain sort of thing. Two people with similar interests but each one thinking with opposite sides of the brain. Neither is necessarily right or wrong. They just think differently & approach things from different perspectives & it’s hard for each one to understand the other’s logic, or lack of it. I Googled LEFT BRAIN vs RIGHT BRAIN & came up with what I consider to be a sensible & possible explanation of this theory. You can click on the colored link above for that. Thought it was an interesting concept. And why did I write about this Left Brain/Right Brain thing?? Let’s just say it had a bit of something to do with Blogs, Bloggers, & Blogging & a lot to do with my Right Brain thought patterns. And yes, I think it is the right side of my brain that does most of my thinking for me, with some welcome left side crossovers of course:))
HEY, YOU TALKIN TO ME!!
Another Canadian Snow Bird arrived home today after an 8 month journey south of the border. TRAVELS WITH CC & DIXIE have a lot of photos heading north up the eastern seaboard through Tennessee, Virginia Washington DC & New York State. You may remember them from their stop at Tiffin Motor Homes in Red Bay, Alabama awhile back.
HEADING OUT FOR A LAKE HURON SUNSET CRUISE AT THE MOUTH OF THE BAYFIELD RIVER
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Here’s a few diddy’s about men & women. And, remember folks, I don’t write these things, I just pass them along…………..
- A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need.
- A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
- To be happy with a man, you must understand him a lot and love him a little.
To be happy with a woman, you must love her a lot and not try to understand her at all.
- A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change, and she does.
- A woman has the last word in any argument.
Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument.
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.