This is a photograph of me from 1975 ( I think). In my big old farm kitchen I loved that stove...lol
Not sure why I wanted to post that. Probably because I was 22 or 23 years old here. And a couple of days ago I turned 63. It was a quiet birthday, no fanfare. And that's probably the way it is supposed to be at my age. But I have to say, that little girl inside me (who never got birthday presents or parties because it was soon after Christmas and there was no money and I was the oldest and surely I UNDERSTOOD that...) still feels so hurt when nobody makes a big deal about it. Silly huh ? Oh well. A couple of my girlfriends are taking me to lunch tomorrow and that will make up for the rest of it. It always does. Sooo thankful for the women in my life.
I had dr appointments the past 2 days as well...trying to convince these doctors that I NEED to get this other knee fixed. It hurts terribly and has thrown off my balance and all so much that now the new knee is hurting. The regular doc, who has me on the Coumadin and is saying not for 6 months, reconsidered after watching me walk down the hallway at the office wincing and in tears. He said if the ortho was willing to bridge the treatment with Lovanox for the week before the surgery and then put me back on the rat poison after the surgery, he would agree. When I told the ortho that, he said it was a good idea and we could do that. The ortho today told me that he has done some research and that a person who has surgical blood clot issues as opposed to history of blood clots, is a viable surgery candidate after 3 months of coumadin. I've been on it for 3.5 months now. So he is going to call the other dr this afternoon and will get back to me early next week. Hallelujah.
The bad news is that I had the PT/INR drawn yesterday and they called me today and told me it was low again. 1,8 crap. So, they altered the dosage again. Good thing I'm not totally senile yet...I'd never be able to keep up with this constant prescription change.
Did I tell you that we finally started watching Downton Abbey. We are loving it !! Hooked. lol
I took down the decos before my birthday this year...something I rarely do. Just tired of looking at them. And of the moose cat knocking everything off the tables over and over and over. lol He's a great cat, but a bull in a china closet. I think I have a picture of him...
He thinks he owns everything and everyone. He's a hoot.
Lots of upcoming stuff in the next few months/weeks/days..committee meetings and conferences and book club and on and on and on. We are still having pretty ridiculous weather--it was 55 today. Before that we had record rainfall and serious flooding all around here. We got about 13 inches of rain in 2 and a half days. It was crazy. But an arctic blast is supposed to be moving in after the weekend and we will supposedly see some single digit temps. More like January, though I must say I am not looking forward to the icy roads and stuff. Of course except for drs and my sister-in-law, I don't really have to go anywhere...
Enough about me. Did you all have wonderful holidays ?? Are you marching into 2016 like the warriors we are ? lol Tell me more...
I'm up early and so must try to get to bed before midnight. I am not getting enough sleep lately (pain and stress, I guess) and need to try to be more disciplined about it. It makes a big difference if I even just set a constant bedtime and stick to that, regardless of how many hours of sleep I actually get. Beats me ?? (And speaking of Beets, lol--I was given 3 boxes of small beets that were pulled up out of the mud and mire and got about 14 jars of beautiful pickled baby whole beets out of it. Sure felt good to can something (AND, my pantry was devoid of beets.) Yay !!!
OK--I'm outta here. Cheers !