I got another B-12 shot this morning, and hope this one will give me some energy for doing things. The last one just made it so I didn't need a nap several times a day.
After getting the shot I went to Costco to get COQ10, which replaces what is lost when a person takes statin drugs. I'm not sure what it is that's lost, but I'll try one capsule a day and see how it goes. So far I haven't had any noticeable side effects from the Lipitor, maybe sore muscles and joints, but I think I had those before starting the Lipitor.
I got an email from the vascular guy's nurse yesterday telling me that the carotid scan showed no further deterioration. That was really kind of her to email me - normally the results are read and sent to the doctor, and she in turn sends them on to me. I would prefer to get them direct, but I guess I'm glad they deign to share them with me at all.
I'm really trying hard to do an attitude adjustment as this whole thing is taking over my life, and I find that death is too much on my mind. I've heard so much grim news from specialists and it's hard to shake the negativity. I'm still too young to do otherwise.
I watched my grandson (Liam) for a few hours yesterday. He is a whirlwind of energy. We were watching "Cars" when all of the sudden he turned the TV off and said "I'm done". I was getting interested in it! I have seen most of the movie already but there were some parts I missed, and it now makes more sense having watched the beginning of it.
Liam is good with the remote - he was quick to move through the commercials. I counted the clicks of the remote, and every time there were eight commercials. I checked it against the programs I watch at home and sure enough, eight commercials every few minutes. Too bad I can't click through them, and as it is I often mute the obnoxious ones (catheters, the "I've fallen and I can't get up" one, anything with obnoxious kids and stupid parents, etc.); the trouble is that I forget to watch when it is muted and I miss a few minutes after the ads are over.
I have been really upset with DirecTV because of the Science channel thing, and then all of the sudden it showed up in my program list. Yesterday I went through the whole list and found a number of channels I hadn't been able to access before now. I wonder what they are doing now. I have five days left and so far have had no emails or calls from DirecTV. I don't know if I'll find another plan, but I absolutely won't enter into another 2-year contract. It would have to be a good deal to even think about 1 year.
RAIN, LOTS OF RAIN!!!
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