Share Your World for November 2, 2020

It’s that time again! Melanie has the questions (as well as the rules, the badges, and the pingbacks) and I have the answers, more or less. If you’d like to play along, why don’tcha? And awaaaaaaaay we go…

Which meal is your favorite: breakfast, lunch, or dinner? Breakfast. I love breakfast food: bacon, eggs, sausage, toast, pancakes, French toast, waffles, home fries… everything but grits. You can have those. I’ve lived in the South 33 years (as of yesterday) and still haven’t had them.

Who do you admire most in the world? I don’t know if I admire anybody.

With the obvious restrictions in place, what do you regret not doing in the last year? I don’t do much as it is. Maybe play harmonica more.

Gratitude My doctor changed my diuretic from hydrochlorothiazide to Lasix and I feel much better. My leg, which swells up badly through the day, seems smaller. Mary’s been massaging it, doing some of the lymphatic drainage moves. He also halved the dose on another of my blood pressure medicines and I feel a lot more alert. And, Daylight Saving Time ended yesterday, which makes me feel like things are back to normal.

See you in the funny papers!

16 thoughts on “Share Your World for November 2, 2020

  1. I always enjoy reading your answers and what you like/dislike, experience or know about. I love my lunch…smoked turkey on German rye bread..half a slice. A slice of Canadian Harvard’s and some slices of Garlic kielbasa. I also have carrots and 4 ginger cookies. I don’t have regrets to be honest and my life hasn’t changed much. I do appreciate more what I have and miss seeing my friends. Today, the first 2 that came to my mind are very young girls but they have done so much with their life. One is the beautiful Malala Yousafzai who almost died from a gun shot to the face to talking to the world about rights. The other is Greta Thunberg who is so serious and never side-tracked by her beliefs. She is someone who commands attention and who would think that from someone so young, with Asbergers and tiny but she amazes me. In the past, I do admire James Stewart for his amazing military service and what a good and decent man he was. Helen Keller for accomplishing so much, she truly makes the word “Impossible” into “I’m possible. Gratitude to my strength as an individual who keeps going despite the pain and enjoying life. My husband who loves me so. My animals, the colours of fall…there is so much.

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  2. I love breakfast food and I love grits. I like cheese grits and my hubby puts honey on his. Different strokes for different folks. I am glad your medication is working better for you.

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  3. Thanks John for Sharing Your World! Grits can be delicious, if you add cheese. But they’re really bland, which isn’t in everyone’s wheelhouse for good breakfast food. It’s hard to find anyone who is admirable just now, and that’s really depressing. While you’re elevating your leg (which will reduce the swelling, just FYI) you could whip out the harmonica and practice. That way, if you’re one who likes to be doing something and not just sitting, you’re getting a two for one in a sense! I’m glad they listened to you about the b.p. meds, oftentimes they don’t and say something silly like “You need to give it a CHANCE” when you’re feeling really odd when you take it. Blood pressure drops too low too, but some docs seem to forget about that.. Have a great week!

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    1. This is the first change in meds I’ve had for a while. At my annual checkup, the doctor talked about changing my diuretic to deal with the swelling, but I don’t think he realized just how bad things had gotten until he saw the leg. I can see a difference already. I’ll still need the lymphatic drainage, but hopefullly the results will hold a little longer. Looks like it’s going to be every 12-18 months I’ll need it…

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