Am I thirsty? Arghhhhhh.... Nothing per mouth from midnight even though it is just local anesthesia for my hand surgery. Today the surgery is scheduled for 10:15 (are they ever on time?)...I am having carpal tunnel release and trigger thumb release on the right hand. As normal, or as usual, I am a bit anxious. I am leaving the house in an hour and haven't packed my bag yet.
I am picking up my girlfriend to go with me and then calling a cab since I won't be allowed to drive for 24 hours. Leaving hubby home (he is a bit upset about this, but we will stay in touch and have people to check in on him while I am gone). I will be gone 2 nights and hope to get lots of rest.
Hope the weather is good when I drive back home as I will be able to use only one hand for that. Will leave my car in the ramp if I am unable to drive safely and take a cab home.
We have had 2 "cat fires." The first happened when I worked at home and my supervisor called to discuss something and suddenly I said, "Oh, no, the cat's on fire!" and then hung up the phone. It is one of the favorite stories in the department of the adventures of Teddy working at home. The cat's tail caught on fire and there were flames shooting up behind her and I put the fire out with my bare hands. No one was injured but the cat's tail was pretty wierd looking until it grew out and there was the smell of burned hair in the house for a couple of days. The cat was never aware she was on fire so I guess she didn't get hurt.
The other one was our other cat who jumped from his perch onto a table where a candle was burning. It singed his fur on his side.
I have heard some of these cat fires are the cause of houses burning down.
Since we had our two incidents of cats not mixing with candles we don't use candles any more.
I have to go pick up one of my friends as she does not drive. I am bringing her excess food from my cupboards (they are overflowing) because her social security checks are $230 less a month while the government takes taxes out on a "forgiven" student loan she couldn't pay back. They are taxing the amount of the loan forgiven as income. I didn't want to tell her but the State will also want taxes on that. I don't think she could handle that info just yet. Anyhow she is having trouble paying for groceries and since I have too many groceries I decided to share.
The other friend is living on social security disability and is barely surviving, also, but does have a car. Her computer broke (got a virus) and doesn't know how long it will be until another friend of her's son will be able to look at it. Guess, what? I have too many computers...so I am lending her one of our laptops. We have 2 laptops and 2 desk computers so we won't miss it by any means. She said she uses the computer to look for a part time job to supplement her income which is subsistence level.
These are the two best Christmas presents I gave this year.
I was getting married to my first husband. We were married 23 years and had 2 children, the first born 8 years after we got married and the second 2 years later. My son is now 36 and daughter is 34. I love them both.
Ex-husband moved to Florida and died there a few years ago due to ongoing alcoholism.
I remember reading the book I think was called the Little Brown Jug which was a story about a worm who crawled into a whiskey jug and died there. I tear up whenever I even think about this book. I read that book when I was trying so hard to get him into treatment and so wanted to "save him," but he didn't want to be saved, or at least I wasn't able to help him. I felt so helpless and finally had to get divorced and move on with my life.
I guess the moral of this story is you can't change other people and the only one you can change is yourself. God bless everyone and please don't drink and drive.
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....