Finally things are moving along, and while it's not the ideal time frame I'm grasping at anything! My gallbladder will be removed on Dec. 23rd. A lot of things can go wrong because of the stones in the bile duct but I'm going in with nothing but positive thoughts. Now I have a packet of papers to look over, information to comprehend, and tests to take - blood tests, chest x-ray, and ekg. I hope I can get a little of my appetite back so I'm in optimum condition.
It is a chilly 44 degrees with a light rain starting to fall, and rain and a bit of snow tomorrow morning. I've said the heck with being cold and now turn up my heat to about 62 for temporary periods throughout the day, plus using my little electric heater. A man I met at the gym and I were talking about how we were able to keep our electric bills around $25-30 range. The gas furnace is what is really expensive though, and I'd rather keep adding more clothes than to face a $200+ gas bill. Usually my utilities are minimal - mostly tacked on charges for things I don't understand.
I have taken my last antibiotic and I'm thinking of uncorking a bottle of German wine later on. I don't think a glass would bother me one way or another and would surely enhance my frame of mind.
I have to admit that I like the Dr. who will operate on me, and his explanation for wanting to wait until the other procedure has been completed makes a lot of sense. He and the other doctor had a "heart to heart" (according to a young intern who saw me the last time I was in) and decided they can't keep jerking me around (my words). I am so glad I can be positive about the Dr. now as well as my hopes for getting a long-time problem taken care of.