Warning! Warning! Extra Long Post Ahead!!
Well, I began a post earlier today, and was about 1/2 way through writing it....then I lost the whole damn thing!! So now I am having to rewrite it! Argh!!!
Well, I went to my 7th Fill yesterday (Monday) in Reno, and I did get another .05 cc's. Which puts me somewhere between 7.0-7.2 cc's. I did lose another 2 lbs since my last Fill, but that was almost 9 weeks ago! So 2 lbs isn't VERY MUCH! But at least it was a loss, not a gain thank god!
I gave them the written report from my recent CT Scan for the Gallbladder. They said that just because the Scan didn't show any Gallstones, didn't mean that the Gallbladder isn't Diseased and that a Hida Scan would show if there were any problems with the Gallbladder. So I am scheduled for the Hida Scan this Friday morning. It is supposed to take 2 hours!!
They said that the HIDA scan is also used to measure the rate at which Bile is released from the Gallbladder (Gallbladder Ejection Fraction). And that if the GEF shows a rate of about 35% or less, then the old Gallbladder is heading South Fast!! I will keep you posted on how old, my old Gallbladder is, compared to this old Broad! LOL
Well, I finally had a new NSV to report that I am proud of!! Last week when our friends from Portland were coming over, I wanted to vacuum the house. And I have got to tell you that this was the first time in many YEARS, that I have been able to vacuum without needing to stop every few minutes and sit down because of the pain. I was able to vacuum the entire house without having to sit once! And without a lot of pain. :) And I have a pinched nerve in my lower Spine which always causes me problems!! Yea!!
Also last week, while Walt was in the pool, I was sitting on the steps talking with him, and I couldn't believe my eyes. I have never seen anything like this before, and almost had a Heart Attack. At first I thought I was seeing a big squirrel run across the top of our fence from one side of the yard to the other and dropping down into the property next door! But we don't live in an area where squirrels are. And squirrels tails are thick and bushy, not long, thin and practically hairless!! It was a RAT!! I don't even know where it could have come from, the closest field is about a mile away, at least!!
So, transitioning from my terror of seeing my first HUGE, WILD RAT last week! Last week our Daughter Kat, called me up and asked me if I would like to spend the day with her the next day. Of course I said yes! So she came and picked me up, took me to lunch (Walt ended up joining us as well, she paid), then the two of us went to the movies to see Eclipse. I loved it, she had loaned me her copy of New Moon, so that I could watch it the night before, so that I could see the movies in sequence. We had originally planned to have Pedicures as well, but ran out of time, as we were supposed to meet Walt, Russ (our Son) and Kat's husband Elliott for Russ's Birthday dinner. We had a great day together and it ended too soon!
BTW, I passed my Motorcycle Written Test!! And it only took me 2 times to pass it! The reason I didn't pass it the first time (I missed one too many), they were asking questions that were not in the Ca Motorcycle Handbook (which I studied). The missed questions were in the Motorcycle Safety Course Handbook. Which I forgot to re-read before going in to the DMV. But since the Safety Course is not a required course, I don't feel that they should be asking questions that the average person who has not taken the course can't answer!! They should only ask questions that can be found and studied in the official Ca Motorcycle Handbook! Luckily, they allowed me to take it a second time immediately after, so I passed it the second time.
Unfortunately, they messed up my paperwork! I didn't notice it until later that night after they had closed. The paperwork stated that I needed to wear Corrective Lenses!! I have never had to wear Corrective Lenses while driving, and I passed the eye test while there!! So I went back in the next morning, and they said that it was too late! They were already processing the License. So I had to wait until I received the new License and take it back in. So last Monday, I took the new License back in with me, and they gave me the eye test again, agreed that I didn't need the Restriction placed, and re-issued the License. So I had to make 3 trips to do ONE THING!!! I know, I know, pick on the almost 55 yr old woman. She is getting old, she must need to wear glasses!!! Well I do....to read! But I am still ok to drive.
Switching gears again completely. We found out a couple of weeks ago, that I have more American Indian Blood in me than I originally thought. I thought that I was Maybeeee 1/16th-1/32nd. I found out that I am actually 1/8th Choctaw Indian. My Great Grandfather (on my Mom's side of the family), who was a Sheriff in Oklahoma in the late 1800's-early 1900's (and had the classic shoot out in the main street with an outlaw (both shot each other and died (and subsequently were buried close to each other in the local graveyard!))) married a Full Blooded Choctaw American Indian.
So Walt wants me to Research into my Family Tree, and see how far I can go with it. My Dad has been checking online, and believes that he found ties in my family tree from my Mom's side, all the way back into the 1500's at least. So that is my newest chore for me. Research my Family Tree!! Which I am definitely interested in doing, but don't you think that I have enough on my plate already?? Oh well, at least I can never say that I don't have anything to do!!
And last but not least, we walked into my SIL's, (Mother In Law quarters) where we were staying for the weekend up in Carson City, and was hit by a huge wave of HEAT!! She "Forgot" that we were coming for the weekend, and didn't turn on the Air Conditioner. It was 99 degrees in the place! I am fairly sure that she turned on the Heat just to make sure it was unpleasant. She always tells us that we are welcome, but lets us know in many little ways how it is an imposition, us being there.
So we turned on the Air, and had to run it all night just to be able to sleep! The next morning, we left for 3/4's of the day, and when we returned, she had turned off the Air, and opened up the place! So we had to wait for her to go back into the main house, after visiting with us for awhile, then turn the Air back on (again for the night)!! Would you treat your guests like this? I know I wouldn't, but then like I said, I believe she does these kinds of things to let us know that she really doesn't want us there.
So, now that I have written another book, I better go. Till next time.....
Aloha My Friends :)