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      Saturday, August 30, 2014

mrs. crabbypants
09:50 AM - 08/30/2014

The topic: I think there’s something wrong with me


I'm in a good mood. 11baby

I think it may have a lot to do with the fact that last night we were able to open up the house and turn off the A/C and all of the fans and get a decent night's sleep.

And then this morning? Fog! Lots of fog! Nice, cool fog! 

It's burned off now, but I'm in the office and continuing paperwork. And I'll work on it until it gets too hot in here. I think I'll probably make a fair amount of progress before then, though.

A good mood. Wow. 


      Friday, August 29, 2014

10:01 AM - 08/29/2014

The topic: My brain! My brain!


She's not working right!

The past week I've set up my laptop in the other (way cooler) room. And I removed some programs, defragged the hard drive, updated other software...you know, all of that stuff you do when you're majorly procrastinating.

Why do I procrastinate? Because I want to make that carousel! But I am not going to make it with the cupcake holes, I want holes for poles! And I need to redo about four pieces of the cardstock and my brain just keeps shutting down. And if it's not my brain, it's my Silhouette software that freezes (it's an old laptop). I really need to reinstall the Silhouette software, hopefully that will take care of a couple of the issues.

But it won't help how slow that thing is. I click on a program to start it, put on my shoes, go run a couple of miles up and down the neighborhood, come home and the program is still loading up. Well, I don't really put on my shoes and I don't really run anywhere, but it really does take a long time for this thing to load.

And by then I've lost my scathingly brilliant idea.

Waaaah!! Waaaah! <-----me whining again

First world problems, right?

mrs. crabbypants
09:31 AM - 08/29/2014

The topic: You know that shot I got on Tuesday?


The tetanus/diptheria/pertussis shot? The one I could hardly feel being administered?

I can hardly raise my arm now, I can hardly do anything that I have to put stress on it. That sucker HURTS!!!

Waaaah! Waaaaah! <----me whining

First world problems, right?

But spit, it hurts.

      Thursday, August 28, 2014

09:33 AM - 08/28/2014

The topic: And my blood test results are back.


My cholesterol isn't any better without drugs. And a prescription for something has been called in.

My blood sugar was a little high, they want to retest that. I figure I'll do that when I go in to have that mole on my back removed.

I read up on blood sugar and what will help bring it down is exercise, which is hard to do when it's so MISERABALLY hot.  It's not alarmingly high, it's at the pre-diabetic stage, but I don't want diabetes.  And I know I've been slacking off on normal everyday chores that would keep me moving. I hate this heat, it's been hot all summer long. 

Not horrible awful news, but not great news.

And my arm hurts from that shot. The pertussis/tetanus shot. It also had a vaccine in it for diptheria. From Wiki-pedia:

"Historically quite common, diphtheria has largely been eradicated in developed nations through widespread vaccination. In the United States, for example, there were 53 reported cases of diphtheria between 1980 and 2000,[6] but in the 21st century only two cases of diphtheria have been reported, the last of which was in 2012."

And we wondered if maybe this was just leftover vaccine? Seriously, it doesn't look like we're at big risk for getting this.

My arm hurts.

      Tuesday, August 26, 2014

12:56 PM - 08/26/2014

The topic: Fun, fun morning!


Not really. 

Last month I ran out of Xanax and Brian was getting low. Our doctor does not do automatic refills, so I had to call him. And he wouldn't refill until we made appointments. Brian suggested making appointments for the same day and we'd fast the night before (bloodwork protocol) and just take our turns. 

So, no food last night after eight (I can't eat late anyway) and nothing this morning, just our blood pressure meds and water.

We don't walk this morning, Brian showers, then I shower. Our appointments were for 9:00 and 9:30, so we figured go in early, get our blood taken, then we should be good for the appointments.

Well, they didn't want to take blood before, they wanted us to have it taken after the visit. Great, it's only a little after eight, we get to wait. But we didn't! We went right in.

On the way back the nurse asked if we wanted separate rooms. Oh, yeah, for sure. Our weight was taken, our height was noted and in we went. The doc saw Brian first, then it was my turn. 

Pretty routine actually, no pap smear today, the doc said they only need to be taken every three to five years (I guess I'm at that age now). He talked me into a tetanus/pertussis combo shot (talked me into it, hell, he railroaded me). I was informed that pertussis can be very serious and you can get really sick from it. I said "well, if you get really sick, then you'd lose weight, right? There ya go, there's an upside to everything". He said something about another shot that's for shingles and people over sixty can get it. Then he told me that one in three people suffer from shingles. I thought about it for a minute and said "then I don't need to take it since Brian's already had shingles". The doc looked at me puzzled. I said "one in three, right? I should be safe". I didn't get the shot. Yet.

I do have a small mole on my back he wants to remove. He doesn't like the way the edges look. He'll excise it and send it to a pathology lab for testing. Okay. *sigh* Another appointment, besides the mammogram (btw, he said my breasts were good, no hard spots just lumpy...yeah, that's me all right; nothing hard, lots of smooshy lumps). 

And then he asks when the last time I had a colonoscopy was. I looked at him, scrunched my face up like I was thinking about it and I said "um, never". He shook his head and I swear, he was like a happy, excited kid "you've gotta get one!" he told me with his eyes all big. I just bust out laughing. It was really funny. And that's another appointment to be made, luckily now they're doing it at a closer facility than where Brian's was done. No freeway driving on this one, so next time Brian gets his, I won't be white knuckling it on the freeway.

So, after I got dressed and got the tetanus/pertussis shot, made my mammo appointment, and  had my blood drawn (Brian was already done) we came home.

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