Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Happy Star Wars Day ! I hope the fourth was with you !

I'm only here to drive teh Star Wars purists insane !

Sorry I’m late. By the time my VA appointments were over, I was so exhausted, I fell asleep on the Playroom sofa soon as I got home. But it was a successful meeting. I had a blood test before, and all the stuff they tested – sodium, potassium, chlorides, magnesium, and BNP – were all within normal levels. My sodium was even on the low side of the scale. BNP (B-type natriuretic peptide) can even reveal how bad heart failure is, and mine tested ‘moderate’. So, not bad. My doc trusted me with just the numbers, knowing I’d look ‘em up once I was home and rested. She’s very good !

I also successfully completed a six-minute walk with good recovery time as part of the appointment, and got some great news. I was sort-of joking that I’m not on the transplant list ‘cause I’m fat. She corrected me – I’m not on the transplant list ‘cause I’m too healthy. I’d have to be much worse to get a slot on it, she said, and that was like a tsunami of relief. Still, I’m kinda addicted to my current regimens (which she agreed with me, the fluid one is nearly impossible to meet, but she said I’m doing well so far) and want to see if I can be healthier at 50 than I was at 35. Shoot, that won’t even be difficult !

So I sort of rested a while. Did you know you can type your name and the word 'meme', and some will pop up on a Google image search ? Once I got through the Dory ones, this was my fave. Then, Beloved Hubby was home ! We’re slowly getting back to normal, and he was even more tired than me, so we made a quick dinner of generic Manwiches with a sprinkle of cheese served in need-to-eat-‘em hot dog buns. They’re much easier to eat that way ! And I even did dishes. Nothing can be more normal than washing dishes again.

I’m also the proud owner of a slightly used slow cooker / crock pot. FIL dropped it off today, since they already have one, and this one came from an abandoned apartment in their complex that they got permission to clean out /claim what they wanted. It’s spotless – but I’ll scrub it up anyway, just in case. Inside was a card labelled How To Use with the simple directions ‘If you want to eat in 12 hrs, use low setting. If you want to eat in 6hrs, use high setting’. That may be all I need to know.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on doing so well at your check-up. That's amazing.:D That health challenge is great, I'm trying something similar this summer since I finally feel a bit better.
    Those slow cooker instructions are short but sweet :-)
    Take care, Big Hug.