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Gallbladder is GONE!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015      3 comments

Surgery was scheduled for 11 am yesterday but "something major" happened and I was delayed until almost 5pm. Not a problem! Didn't get home until very late last night but the surgeon was great, even gave my husband the pain prescription BEFOR... Read more

Letting my RN licence go...

Monday, August 03, 2015      6 comments

I'm 62 and haven't worked in 20 years. I worked hard for my licence, but I don't use it, never plan on working again, so have decided to let it go. The past is over and I'm in a new chapter. I tore up the application when it came a few days a... Read more

Another great ride

Sunday, August 02, 2015      1 comments

We went out on the tandem again this morning. It was a mild 69 degrees when we started and three hours later when we dragged home it was 82. This is my last ride for a while since the gallbladder surgery is tomorrow morning but I am glad to be ... Read more

Not high at home!

Saturday, August 01, 2015      1 comments

Bought a home blood pressure machine, Omron, or something like that name. I have been taking my BP at home twice a day and it's within normal all the time! It does shoot up if I climb the stairs and immediately take it, so I think I'm OK. I'l... Read more

Blood pressure sky high

Wednesday, July 29, 2015      2 comments

It's been creeping up steadily and yesterday at pre-op it was 138/99. The nurse gasped so I told her I was in pain. Have got to notify my own doctor and get my dose adjusted.... Read more

Pre-op today!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015      1 comments

And I'm so glad! Yesterday a sample of cinnamon bread from Great Harvest brought on pain about an hour after eating it, and then I ate carefully all day. For dinner I had a handful of almonds and during the night I was in pain again. This little... Read more

So much stronger!

Monday, July 27, 2015      1 comments

Walked, then went tandem riding for 19 miles with my beloved and I am SO much stronger than when we bought it a year ago! We chugged up these "Carolina foothills" that killed us last year. Today we are taking our first dance lesson, only 30 minu... Read more

Volunteering too much?

Friday, July 24, 2015      4 comments

It's starting to feel more like a "job" that we go to every day! We are taking next week OFF and are going to take dancing lessons...got a half off coupon thru Groupon and I would love to be able to do more than just hang on together and shuffle... Read more

Surgery scheduled for August 3!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      4 comments

Lap choley is officially scheduled for August 3! Hurrah!... Read more

So we called it an "adventure"

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      3 comments

Took the tandem out about 5 miles into the back hills and roads of gorgeous upstate South Carolina when suddenly the chain jumped the derailleur while shifting, which torqued the back chain, bent the derailleur, and brought the tandem to a scree... Read more

Great tandem ride!

Monday, July 20, 2015      0 comments

Lots of hills which I don't dare look at so I just keep my head down and keep pedaling. Pretty soon we are at the top and not once was it too much! We came home soaked and worn out, I actually dozed for a few minutes. Last year when we first go... Read more

Anybody having food issues after having gallbladder out?

Saturday, July 18, 2015      7 comments

I am reading all I can since I see the surgeon next week about my gallbladder. Lots of sites are filled with people saying they can't have alcohol,wheat,fat, dairy,etc after having theirs out and I was wondering if anybody has experienced this? ... Read more

long bike ride

Friday, July 17, 2015      6 comments

Perfect weather for a 3 hour tandem ride with my beloved. My favorite exercise!... Read more

Nice day with Mum

Thursday, July 16, 2015      6 comments

We took Mum out to lunch yesterday and then my husband dropped us off to see the true movie, Max. He wanted to see it too but when we got to Mum's place the lock on her front door wouldn't lock, he checked it and found the tumbler unit inside ha... Read more

I can't STAND IT when people don't do what they say they will!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015      2 comments

Sat around another day waiting for yet another sprinkler person to show...and he never did. Ended up trashing him on his business page review form, and now we have a third person scheduled to show Thursday at 8am. The cleaning young woman has ... Read more


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