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Out! Darned Gall Bladder, OUT!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Well at long last, it's official...must have my gall bladder removed. My liver profile is WAY out of whack and there are multiple gallstones in my gall bladder. My doc says it is likely that the gallstones have been blocking things up and causing harm to my liver which will most likely reverse itself after the gall bladder is removed.

I'm hoping to be able to have my hernia repaired at the same time, as it has been bulging, but not causing any problems. I'm no fan of surgery, so if I can kill two birds with one trip to the OR I will be a happy camper!

Don't know yet when I'll have this done but will let you all know!

Don

  
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GMACAMI 3/2/2009 7:12PM

    For us surgery nurses... two trips are always better than one... you know job security... gotta look out for us surgery nurses these days Don.

Cami

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JIBBIE49 2/25/2009 11:51PM

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CHARMANE_2508 2/24/2009 9:57PM

    Its always a relief to get some real answers and then some results from the doctors! I know it can be a challenge sometimes, a long drawn out process if you will. emoticon

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3 Grands in a Row...!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Grinding out the grands...not feeling very inspired these days...just ITCHING for spring and biking...! But it feels good to keep that cardio streak going since Jan. 6th...woo hoo!

Don

  
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JIBBIE49 2/25/2009 11:55PM

    Hey, I'd get them to do some LIPOSUCTION if you have LOVE-HANDLES you like removed, while you are in that surgery. emoticon

I had a friend, who had a gallbladder surgery and didn't want a big scar, so she had a tattoo artist come in and do a line of roses tat for her, over the incision, while she was still under the anesthetic and he did it all in an hour. It was REALLY a love big tat. She said "Hey, it would have taken hours for him to do that otherwise, so I got it all done at once." She had it done in Tennessee, so the doctor was flexible.

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Park Closed: No Cross Country Skiing...grrr!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Had hoped to go back for more "punishment" today (lol!) but the darned course was "closed due to unsafe conditions" whatever that meant...there seemed to be enough snow around...was FRUSTRATED as I hope to get back for a little more before the season is over! Perhaps tomorrow...? (crossing fingers...)

So now at this late hour after running errands, seeing a movie, it's time to head up to the 'mill. This winter of too few cardio options is wearing on too, too long!

C'mon SPRING! My bicycle is getting itchy to hit the roads! :-)

Don

  
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SparkStore Order Arrives!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I got my first SparkStore order today...woo hoo!

Got the red stainless steel water bottle and tangerine and blue SP T-shirts. Can you tell I'm into COLOR or WHAT?!?!

Looking forward to warmer weather so I can wear them about and SPREAD THE SPARK! :-)

Don

  
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TBAXTERLMT 2/21/2009 6:45AM

    That's great! I may have to visit the store at some point and order some things too!

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Change Of Plans...

Thursday, February 19, 2009

We had planned to head out to MI to visit our son over an extended weekend, however...there is so much snow around we got skittish about braving the 12 hour journey each way and canceled the trip.

Instead, I'm STILL going to take the time off...but play HOOKEY and stick around home, taking care of little things, "coasting" a bit...hoping the weather gods will deliver a good cross country skiing day so I can head back for more punishment...lol!

Had a great treadmill session today, lots of hands-free...even doing some upper body stuff while walking...circling my arms, criss-crossing them, clapping them in front then swinging them back and clapping them behind me...kind of fun stuff to do when the treadmill program is going slower. Still using the treadmill programs which vary speed and incline during my longer sessions.

Keeping my cardio streak going...YEAH! :-)

Hope everyone's SPARKING out there!

Don

  
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