Friday, May 4, 2012

Nice Week

Last Friday I had a blood draw and  eagerly waited for the results on Monday morning.  They were very good.  My total cholesterol dropped by 10%!

Everything else went down as well, and I am now have "normal" ranges.  

The doctor encourages me to "keep up the good work."  

We  had a pleasant few days with out-of-town guests, (for one night I allowed myself to drink wine and got totally snockered.)  Then for the rest of the week Craig settled down to getting a little done on the house, and I finished the Tiger that had been ordered. 

This coming Monday I am having surgery on my left hand.  I am left handed!  I have had reoccurring bouts of trigger finger for the past few years.  It was treated with cortisone twice, but the hand specialists says a third injection could cause damage.  

I have been indecisive all week.  The hand doesn't hurt very much now, because there is only a little inflammation, but for that same reason, it is a good time to do the procedure. 

 It has been about six weeks since all of this has started, and it will be weeks before It is healed completely.  

If we ever do get to be full-timers, I would not want to be tied down to an area for that long for something like this.  

On the other hand, this is my glue gun, animalhead making hand. 

 What if there are complications? 

A little scary.  But, I'm sure all will go well.

Keep me in your thoughts next week. 


  1. We will! (Keep you in our thoughts)...Good for you on your cholesterol #'s. I get bloodwork done end of May, I can't wait to see how mine look. Still going strong here. Now vacation starts tomorrow..gotta be strong, and be as good as I can!

  2. Well done with your blood results! Keep up the good work and your cholesterol will go even lower.
    That's a hard call for your hand. As you say though, now is probably better timing than if you were on the road, or even when you are at the last minute getting thing going.
    I'll certainly be keeping you in my thoughts.

  3. Prayers coming your way. Great job on the blood work. It's normal to have apprehension before any surg -- praying for fast and complete recovery! Not "if" you become fulltimers but "when." God bless!

  4. See, all that fiber you've inhaled making your moose and elephant heads is working on your cholesteral! ;c)

    Tough choice on the surgery, but you'll pick the right one and all will be well.

  5. Good thoughts a'comin' your way.

    Congratulations on the good numbers! Making animals instead of eating them agrees with you!

  6. I'll keep you in my thoughts. And keep up the great work.

  7. good luck with the surgery!!!..I had carpal tunnel surgery done a few years ago..both hands..three weeks apart! was quite the recovery process but I am glad I got it done!

  8. It's amazing how people can change their lives through good diet! Good luck with the surgery...

  9. Good luck! Great job on your cholesterol!

  10. Great news from the blood tests. Good job! I had to decide whether to have my torn ACL repaired in my knew before we began fulltiming. I chose to have it done while I still had insurance coverage through my employer and do not regret having it done. My thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery.

  11. Great news on the blood work! I'll keep my fingers crossed that you will be able to cross your fingers with ease after the surgery.

  12. I'll be sending good vibes your way this coming week! :)

  13. Good luck with the surgery. It's always kind of scarey, but I think the anticipation is usually the worst part. Once it's over, you just concentrate on recuperating. At least that's how I always feel.

    I'm praying for a speedy and easy recovery for you. :)

  14. All the best on that hand issue. Tough choice but if they think they can fix it I would be inclined to go with their professional opinion.

  15. Good job on the blood tests. The hand surgery will go well and in a few weeks you'll be glad you did it. good luck.

  16. Hey, you're on the other side (of the surgery)! I'm assuming, because you're typing one-handedly. Yay!


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