Late yesterday afternoon Jeannie called and asked if I wanted to have dinner at their house - Donald was making enchiladas, rice, refried beans, guacamole, etc., all from scratch. I hadn't felt well most of the day but I wasn't about to refuse a good enchilada and the chance to dine with family, so I went. The food was great, and I even had a beer. The beer tasted weird for the first couple of sips but then I was back to normal. The days are definitely getting longer and I was able to drive home before dark.
I think I can tell an improvement in my eyesight since the eye surgeon removed the suture, although nothing can change aging eyes in the long run. I believe he said the suture was causing an astigmatism. (I'm not sure if I am using the proper word, but probably only eye specialists who read my blog would know the difference right away.)
Today I cancelled appointments to see the vascular surgeon and get an echocardiogram - appointments that were made for me this time last year when I had the same. I have been stressing out about this during the past year and finally decided I would cancel. The Dr. was rude and insensitive and continually tried to push a statin drug. I agreed to try Lipitor but discontinued it somewhere in my travels last year, because of the side effects. The side effects disappeared very soon after I quit taking the meds. At the visit last year, the Dr. continually laughed and ridiculed me about how I had caused all my problems by my smoking for years, as if I didn't realize that. (I finally called him on that.) Oh, he was a great commedian, and brought his own audience into the room - a team of about 5 drs., interns, and such. I'm so glad I made the decision I don't need to subject myself to that kind of behavior, especially since I'm not feeling well to begin with.
The weather is so perfect and I wish it would stay in the 70's like this year around, but in a week we will be in the 90's and I won't like it at all. I wish I felt like doing some outside work before it gets too hot. All the weeds I pulled up before surgery are now back in full force.
After running a couple of errands this morning I've been chilling out ever since. I need to get out of the chair and do something!
NOW HOW'S THAT FOR BEING A THOUGHTFUL HUSBAND EH:))
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