Folks, this is going to be an exceptional short post today. I am rating the week a solid 3, if picky I could push to a 3.1 but, I am still adjusting to my new normal, so I figure 3 is damn good.
I had a brief appt with Doc Lungs on Monday to have my INR checked. It was 3.1 for the 2nd consecutive measurement. While borderline high, it is not enough to be concerned with, though a slight change in dosage should resolve this.
Also this week my Mediport out-patient surgery has been scheduled for 7:30 am on the morning of December 20, 2013. The procedure is simple, I will not be put to sleep or down a local and a mild sedative to chill me ever so slightly. The only real issue to this is that I have to be there at 5:30am. In preparation for this procedure I will be off blood thinners in total for 5 days prior to surgery. This 5 day period will start on December 15.
Last week I told you I had the stitches removed but I didn’t share that my total time at the Dermatologist office was 15 minutes; I was in fact off by 2 minutes. I did have to go back though and have some spots frozen, and that took an additional 15 minutes. No further visits to the Dermatologist until June 2014.
The only upcoming Dr. appt. I have is with Doc Heart (on Friday the 13th, isn’t that special). This is my routine semi-annual visit. And the only thing I know he will call me on is some weight gain.
Vitals for the week, well seeing how they haven’t been taken I will report that O2 levels have varied from 84 pct (I had been working in the garage without being smart) to a normal range of 94-96 sitting on my butt and typing. Heart rate has been 102-110 range most of the week. The weight has been consistent at 274, which is okay because at least I am not gaining.
Folks, that would be the 1st report for the month of December. Christmas will be here before you even know it. Over these next few weeks you are going to find joys in both small and big ways, but you’re also going to find people who will get on your last nerve. Be extra patient and remember the all the reasons we celebrate Christmas.
As always your comments are welcome, and I look forward to them. The link to Facebook is still in process, and I once again want to thank everyone that has stepped up to help. Without your help the idea might be in the trash can. Please take care, Bill