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Catching up and health stuff

Have been on a self-imposed diet for a month.  The reason I started the diet is because I met with a Nurse specialist in Diabetes and she provided me with a lot of very helpful information.  I just wish I could find her phone number so I could call and thank her.  I followed her suggestions and when I first started, I weighed 237 lbs.  And so far, I am down to 217 lbs.  I also have not had to take my diabetes medication (Metformin) since starting, which is exactly 1 month ago today.  Yesterday I decided to check my blood pressure and was amazed at the results.  It was 119/63, which is excellent and I’m sure my primary physician and my Cardiologist will be very pleased.  I don’t have an appointment with my Primary Physician until June 8th, but am going to ask him if I can either reduce my blood pressure medication or possibly eliminate it all together.  I’m hoping is the latter because I really don’t relish the idea of taking all that medication for the rest of my life.

So, that is what has been happening lately and as anyone can understand, I’m completely happy with the results.  I still have quite a few pounds to go before I attain my “ideal” weight, but I’ll keep plugging along and slowly but surely, I’ll make it.

So, how has everyone else been doing?  Wish someone would leave m some kind of comment.

On another note, I upgraded my Windows Phone to the latest 8.1 Preview and boy oh boy is it something.  Microsoft has really hit the ball out of the park with this update.  I especially love Cortana, the new “Personal Assistant” and the Swype keyboard.  Those are the two things I will be using the most.  Cortana really knows me, of course I had to give her some hints as to my likes, but that’s OK.  She still loves me.  LOL  And that Swype Keyboard function is just fantastic.  No matter how far away from the correct key is, it still knows exactly what I am trying to say and I really don’t even have to think anymore.  Of course that’s stretching it a little bit, but that stuff is the “cats meow”.  LOL


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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in Catching Up


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Catching up on health stuff.

Went to the doctor on Monday because I was seeing my resting pulse dropping and was concerned.  He did an EKG and according to him, I shouldn’t be overly concerned.  But he did give me a referral to see a cardiologist.  So, I have an appointment for next Wednesday at 3:30 so will see what he has to say.  I have been watching it daily and it fluctuates between 65 and 50 something, so I hope it’s just because I have been working out quite a bit lately and it’s a sign I’m in good health.  But, don’t want to jump to any conclusions and whatever the cardiologist has to say will be taken under consideration.

There’s not much else going on around here.  Just waiting for some warmer weather so I can get out and plant some tomatoes and flowers.

Finally got my refund from Sprint. I had to threaten legal action in order to get it though.  What a total fiasco that was.  I hope I never have to deal with anything like that again.  I think I have a lot more gray hairs now.  LOL

Hope everyone is doing well.  Stay safe.

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Posted by on March 2, 2011 in Health stuff


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