Friday, December 30, 2011

Today is my first Physical

My first post last year was my doctors appt. and mammogram.This year it was easier to get a mammogram and wasn’t as scary. The nurse was a lot gentler then last years and my results came back great.

My blood test came back with an improvement in vitamin D, LDL which is very high and is helping my heart, and HDL has improved. I will find out for sure today when my Doctor reads the report to me. I will  have my blood pressure checked so she won’t call anymore to get me in here. Last year my blood pressure was 199 over 98, which scared the nurse. She took it several times to make sure it was correct. They immediately subscribed medication which has corrected the problem.

Went great today, my BP was 139 over 74. Dr. said she doesn’t want to see it any higher. I need to monitor it every day. I have a referral to see a dermatologist next week for several sun spots. Living by Huntington Beach and constant tanning beds here I have damaged my skin. When you are young, you think nothing will happen to you, but can’t go back.

I had my knee x-rayed  and will find out what that is all about. Dr. thinks it might be bursitis  from my weight. But I can’t loose weight if I can’t walk or jog, a vicious cycle.

I asked about my heart sonogram from last year and why one side was thicker then the other. She said that’s from hypertension damage.  When one side is pumping harder and faster than normal through a small tube is gets thicker like when you exercise an arm muscle it gets larger. Dr. said as long as my BP stays regulated it will go back to normal. Which she said it should be since I have maintained a normal BP.

I love my Kaiser doctor and it is easier to talk to her than a male Doctor. I was able to get a lot of answers that I had on my mind. Well all I have to worry about next is the appt. next week with the Dermatologist. See you than and have a Wonderful New Year.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Split pea soup


I was watching Paula Dean today and she was making Split pea soup. Wow that looked so good and I had a ham bone in the fridge from Christmas dinner, just waiting to go into something. Perfect and good timing. It was so easy, I put all the veggies into the food processor and shredded it so the soup would cook faster.  I subbed the bacon for the ham and turned out great. When I think of split pea I think of ham so it suited my craving.

Even the dogs benefitted from the leftover ham bones.


Gismo headed for the bedroom were he knew I would protect him.


And Audrey headed for the chair were she made a big mess, and I noticed she shredded an ice cream wrapper. I need to check under here more often. Once they chewed the meat off the bones went into the trash. It looks like the bone had a chipping that would cause them to choke.

Monday, December 19, 2011



I should start my diet today and by the time I come back to work maybe I can loose at least 6 pounds. If it wasn’t for my bad knee keeping myself from exercising, I might have a chance. Next week on Wednesday I have a doctors appt. and I can have her check it out. Maybe she can figure what’s wrong and take some test.  I sure miss jogging, it’s a great feeling of accomplishment, which I haven’t done in 3 years and my weight shows it. I was able to add an exercise gadget on my blog to keep track, but can’t figure out how to add the my fitness pal ticker tape. 

Tonight I tried a new recipe and everyone loved it. Who doesn’t like chicken.

Can put in my family favorites. Here is the link.


Crescent Chicken by Comfy in the kitchen.




Sunday, December 18, 2011

A beautiful Sunset

As soon as we went over the hill on the way home, we saw this beautiful sunset. I couldn't get my phone out fast enough so the ugly intersection is in the picture. As I was taking the picture the lady next to us hollered "I was thinking the same thing"
Last time it looked like this it rained. Rain would be a welcome in the Sacramento area, It's been very dry. Folsom Lake is still at 95% capacity but doesn't look good for next year.