Hi gang.... wanted to post a few pictures and do a quick check-in with y'all.
Firstly, our patient is doing well. He's been very tired the last few weeks, but other than that, all is groovy.
Went to our obligatory VA Oncologist's appointment on Wednesday. (She springs for the Thalidomide).
Really...for being a government agency, our VA hospital in Biloxi runs like a well oiled machine. We've never had a problem there.
They're pleased with his numbers, attitude and appearance. She suggested that we have Tulane check his IRON when we go in next week. He's already taking oodles of B-12, so we'll see what Dr. Safah thinks.
After our appointment, we put the top down and drove into Bogalusa for our favorite Chinese restaurant. After I made a complete pig out of myself (I eat at least twice as much and twice as fast as Dom), the owner called me over to try their new Hibatchi set up.
Bogalusa is a very "backward" Redneck town, and this is the first Hibachi in town. Although I was completely stuffed, I let him twist my arm and put together a plate. I was impressed. There were fresh eggs, fresh mushrooms, beansprouts, onions, peppers, shrimp, chicken and beef.... along with pasta and rice. I blew off the starch and just went with veggies and an egg. Walked around the corner and handed my plate through a window for the guy to cook it.... YUMMY. No more fattening egg rolls and such for me...it's bathing suit weather. This new little addition is going to be great for me!
Dear friend Dennis stopped by for a quick visit on Thursday. Did a little bit of gardening over the weekend. Garlic and Shallots seem to be doing well. Put in Straightneck and Crookedneck Yellow Squash, Cukes, Sweet Banana Pepper and Hot Banana Peppers.
**If you're growing Banana Peppers, try this.... (this is the only thing that we do with them) Split 'em down the middle lengthwise and remove seeds and membranes. Stuff them with finely minced onion and shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Wrap in Bacon, toothpick and broil. WOW. So much for "healthy vegetables", huh?