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Friday, June 14, 2013

Not much news

I don't know if it's the delicious high-test coffee I've had the past two mornings, or the B-12 shot.  I've been getting along with much less sleep than usual.  You will remember I had been mixing decaf coffee beans with the regular ones, and didn't even notice a difference in taste, but I guess having less caffeine has an effect.  Maybe it has nothing at all to do with either the coffee or the shot. 

My niece Stephanie is hosting the monthly family dinner tomorrow and since I haven't been to her apartment yet I will ride over with my sister.  Ara and Hannah were going over early to help her, and I bet they will polish off a bottle of wine or two while helping!  Maybe not.

I'm really in a quandary now about the gall bladder surgery.  I did a google search to see what were the effects of stones in the bile duct without treatment, and it's pretty dire.  I can't seem to rush anything along though, so I may end up seeing my son's gastrointestinal specialist when I'm in NY.  (I don't seem to have any symptoms or pain lately.)

Thanks for the comments on finding camp sites on the road, and especially at T.R. National Park.  I'm gathering info on National Forests along my route, and might try the disbursed camping route although I don't want to get too isolated with just a tent and no guard dog.  I've never worried before or felt unsafe, and I don't want to start now.

Maybe I can post some pictures in tomorrow's post.  Have a good weekend everyone.


  1. I love my coffee, but have been drinking Folger's "half-caff" for quite awhile. I like the rich flavor and don't miss the extra caffeine.

  2. I had my gallbladder out last October. Done in the hospital as an out-patient. I was in and out in three hours. Felt like a new woman. Took about five days to be pain free (coughing afterward hurt) but all I ever took for it was Tylenol.

    Have felt so much better since the surgery! It was not a big deal at all. I say do it and move on - it makes a huge difference, and I'd postponed it for years. Afterwards I thought how silly that was of me, as all those years I could have felt so much better.


  3. As a retired ICU RN I have seen patients in critical condition because they let the stones in the bile duct not be removed.

    Please have it taken care of.

  4. Had my gallbladder removed a zillion years ago. I still say it's one of the best things I ever did. Sure glad you have more energy whatever is causing it.

  5. I agree with Andrea. I would be scared to death to think of you in a situation where you were isolated and had an emergency! I think living with that is risky business. Wish those people in CA were more competent at arranging things for you! Have a great weekend; nice those family get-togethers!