I have been reading and searching the internet and found a plausible expert on Vitamin D deficiencies which is what we know for sure my husband has. Dr. Michael Holick is author of "The UV Advantage" and is on e of the world's most respected authorities on Vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight.
I found a web site and interview by him which is easy to google. The link below is for a free E-book by him if you want detailed information.
The list of diseases and conditions caused or exacerbated by Vitamin D deficiencies is unbelievable and includes fibromyalgia which I have been diagnosed with and I plan to have my Vitamin D and B12 levels checked at the doctor's office. I have decided if my insurance won't pay for the lab tests I will pay for it myself because I have some of the symptoms associated with Vitamin D and B12 deficiency. Both of these vitamin deficiencies can cause mental changes in addition to so many other problems that I'm surprised there hasn't been more news coverage of the studies lately. Dr. (Holick wrote "The UV Advantage" in 2007.)
In an interview by Mike Adams (The Health Ranger) with Dr. Holick that I read on line this morning, I learned so much about Vitamin D and it's relationship to good health.
I feel fortunate that someone recommended I take 2,000 IU (International Units) per day back in May of this year and I have been doing that religiously. I also heard on television regarding things to do to help your immune system fight off the flu (including H1N1) were hand washing and taking 2,000 IU of Vitamin D.
So if you want to know more about Vitamin D there is a great article here on Spark People and also you can google for Dr. Michael Holick and Mike Adams, the Health Ranger.
And I hope this is "Mission Accomplished"...to educate others about Vitamin D....
Working split shift in order to get preop exam..Involves driving 40+ miles today instead of usual 20 round trip for work.
When I get home I am bringing DH to get a haircut as his "buzz" cut has grown out all shaggy looking. He is disappointed he can't see "Barber Bob" but his hours aren't good for working people. I explained to hubby that I can't take time off work to take him for haircuts and I have a nice gal who cuts my hair and they are open until 8:00 p.m. Hope he agrees.
The battle of the thermostat.... the only solution I see is to get a locked thermostat so only 1 of us can change the temperature. Got up this morning and it was set on 74. Could save so much on the heat bill this winter if this didn't happen. 68 to 70 24 hours a day would be an improvement over what we have had it at lately.
Hubby doesn't remember changing it and swears he doesn't touch it. I jokingly said the cat must be doing it and a friend of mine said, "I would get rid of that cat if I were you!!!"
I am getting ready to go to the gym now an exercise my stiff knees, etc. I can hardly wait to loosen up and then whirlpool. Hubby is resting and appears to be okay after his MRI. He was pretty nervous but they gave him Valium because of claustrophobia and the MRI lasted a whole hour. Hope we don't have to wait too long for the report.
Since I have the day off work I can do whatever I choose and right now I want a nap. I plan to get myself over to the gym in the afternoon. I didn't sleep much last night so I deserve a nap (can't remember last time I had a nap)...