JUST OUTSIDE OUR SUN ROOM
A fine Spring morning saw me on my way to Goderich for my 9 a.m. Nurse Practitioner appointment. Surprised at very few people in the Medical Center waiting room. Last time there it was packed full of folks.
OH NO, NOT THE DREADED EXAMINATION TABLE AGAIN…SAY IT ISN’T SO, SAY IT ISN’T SO:((
All my test results were back & I was in for some changes. Overall, things were looking not too bad. Blood work showed most things were in good shape but after dodging high cholesterol levels for years, today was the day of reckoning. I could no longer talk my way around the obvious & beginning this morning I am now on a drug called Crestor to do for me what I obviously have not been able to do for myself. Bugs me like nuts to be dependant on pills but there is no way of getting around this aging nonsense.
X-rays & Ultra-Sound of my legs did not show anything abnormal & she was encouraged by the fact my legs have been pain free for two weeks. She said to stop the Nortriptyline meds & see how the legs do. I had no side effects from that drug at all but I'm glad to be off it, simply because it's a drug that is not necessary in my system. Blood pressure has been coming in on the high side the last few appointments so that may become a concern at some point in the future. Always had perfect blood pressure years ago. Nuts!! And, I was OK'd for the Kidney Stone surgery at the end of the month.
OUR BACKYARD FERNS ARE DOING WELL
However, I now have another dark horse standing on the sidelines. I have a small lesion on my right temple. Just discovered it in my hairline a couple weeks ago. That, plus another one on my chest are suspect, so arrangements are underway for me to see another specialist. I had a similar lesion surgically removed from my left temple 3 or 4 years ago so I suspect this will go the same route. Gotta watch out for those 'dark horses' standing in the wings alright.
KELLY HANDLES AN EARLY MORNING DEER PARK LODGE CALL WHILE ON OUR MORNING WALK
My next medical appointment is early Wednesday morning when I will undergo another Ultra-Sound on my abdomen regarding just where all those Kidney Stones are hiding out. First Ultra-Sound I had was in Tucson last December. Doc Robot needs to know what challenges lay ahead of him in a couple weeks. I already know what challenges lay ahead for me. I gotta dump some of this excess weight I have been carrying around for way too long now. Oh how I wanted to stop at McDonald's for a sausage & egg McMuffin this morning, followed by a carrot muffin. It was quite a tussle I had with myself as I wrestled my way right on by the big golden arches.
IN OUR FRONT YARD BUT CANNOT REMEMBER IT’S NAME
Sorry to turn this whole post into a boring medical report but if it wasn't for that I really wouldn't have had much to say for today. Other than Pheebs & I doing a second walk around the trail this afternoon it has been a quiet day. Sat down in my recliner about 11:55 to have a quick peak at the noon news & woke up at 2:30. Never did see the news but that's alright because it was probably just another bunch of Bobble heads jabbering & giggling back & forth anyway.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Q: I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it… don’t waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster. Want to live longer? Take a nap:))
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