Happy Friday, Gang!
Wanted to check in again..... Yesterday morning we left our house for a trip to the VA Hospital in Biloxi. (Obligatory check up with his VA Oncologist). Our driveway is 3/4 of a mile. When I got out of the car to unlock our gate, Dom started laughing at me.... I left the house with 1 Birkenstock and 1 Slipper. Whoops!
Drove back to the house, got rid of the ratty slipper and hit the road.
The Biloxi VA is always a very pleasant visit. GREAT people. We did more chit-chat than anything else. Have to go back in four months.
Took the scenic route on the beach through Gulfport, Long Beach, Bay St. Louis and Waveland. Hadn't been West of Gulfport since shortly after Katrina. Wow. It was unrecognizable. We felt lost in our old stomping grounds.
Headed North through The Kiln (childhood home of Brett Favre), shot across to Picayune, then up to Bogalusa for lunch at Yoyo's Mexican Restaurant. Put a couple of hundred miles on the corvette. Very pleasant 2-lane roads all of the way there and back.
I got a rather disturbing call about my bloodwork. Doc's nurse practioner wants me to start taking Tricor.
Bloodwork showed my Cholesterol at 259. Doc likes his patients well under 200. My Triglycerides were a whopping 331. Normal is under 150.
So, did a little research and decided that I wasn't crazy about this drug. Called Doc's nurse to confirm that HE was OK with this. Nope. Glad I called! Stop drinking, stop smoking, blah, blah, blah, while on Tricor or just try to bring it down naturally. That's precisely the way I'm going. Going to try to tweek my diet and go in for more bloodwork in 3 months.
Also need an appointment for a colonoscopy (it's been well over 5 years) and a Bone Density Scan now that I'm menopausal.
Wednesday we'll head back to Tulane for Dom's BONE MARROW BIOPSY and the remainder of his childhood immunizations.
I'm glad that we love all of our doctors.... we sure spend enough time with 'em! Have a great weekend, gang!