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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Physical Theropy

I have been to two sessions of physical theropy. The good news is that most of the first set could be done in bed. The bad news is that I am not programmed to get into bed a couple times a day. I don't even take naps any more. Well sometimes I do but then I nap and not do PT. The next week, I have some stand up (or squat) exercises but I have to do the bed ones, too.

I am a big baby. I want to get well but I would like the "take a shot" or "eat this pill" method.

Next time you look for me and I am in bed. I might just be doing physical theropy. Don't wake me.

God Bless.....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy reproductive antiquity day

Perhaps a crude reference to father's day but I thought it was funny. I heard a radio show on Saturday and they mentioned that about 90% of the male mammals don't have much to do with their offspring. They don't know what they are missing. The female alligator lays about a thousand eggs. The male alligator eats about 990 of them. We would be up to our behind in alligators if this were not true. I love my children, my grand children and my great grand child but I never thought of them as food.

Happy Father's Day to the fathers out there.

God bless....

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

No news is no news

So my much awaited doctor appointment came. I felt that I was worse off than I had been but the doctor said he felt that I was stronger than when I saw him last. He ordered another CK blood test. He called me back in the afternoon as he was departing for a week vacation and told me the CK was about 4000. I suspect that is not good. He was going to arrange for me to see another doctor who would schedule a biopsy. This biopsy is above my legs and the muscles that pull up my legs or in my case don't pull up my legs. So far I haven't heard from them. My primary care Physician office called to tell me the results that I already got from the specialist. Since they were anxious to do something for me, I suggested that they extend the referal so I could go back to see the specialist when he returns from his vacation. I am happy with my PCP and the specialist but it is taking a lot of time to get to closure.

God Bless......

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Rain Rain go away

On Friday, I go to see the doctor about my legs. As you may know, I went to see him a month ago. He determined that I have some form of Myopathy but did not know what kind. At that time, I had been feeling a lot better but was coming off of 10 days on a steroid and been off of Lovastaten for the same time. He did not know which was making me feel better. Now I am back where I was when I went to my PCP 6 weeks ago.

You know how you find that when you have a sore thumb, you bang it about a dozen times a day? Well, stairs are starting to not be my friend. You would be surprised how many stairs I encounter each day.

We may have to sell our house of stairs and get on the level.

God Bless

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Prayers for the missing boy

Portland people are anxious about the little second grader that has been missing for few days. I am praying that this story will end soon with a happy ending. We watch the television and hear on the spot news coverage and are frustrated that all that they tell us has been reported before.

Thirty some years ago, a seven year old boy, the only son of single mother went missing. We prayed then as we do now. At that time, the Lord chose to bring him home instead of returning him to his mother and his body was found about seven days after he went missing. They found the guy who killed him and he was sent to jail.

About a month after the news of his death, my daughter received a letter from the mother of the boy. She thanked her for the nice letter she had sent and mentioned that in all of Portland, my daughter was the only one who sent her a letter offering comfort to her. I asked the little 11 year old daughter how she knew how to get a letter to her. She said that her address was in the paper.

Try on the hat of the parents of the little missing boy and continue in your prayers for his safe return.

God Bless