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  1. #1
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Here we go again

    Never fails, I get to feeling good, things seem to be looking up and
    POW! the !@#$% doctors find something else to hamstring me. Had a
    nuclear stress test on the morning of 01/21/10 and the cardiologist
    called me last night. Now they want to do an angiogram next week, seems
    I have more blockage in the lateral apex of my heart and there are a
    couple of other places they want to take a look at. Hopefully it won't
    take surgery but most likely will need stents. If we're going to do one
    or more I will also get them to stent the 50% blockage in my right renal
    artery. Boy, I sure inherited some bad genetics from my Dad's side,
    luckily I also inherited his intelligence and beauty. <G>

    Making kumquat puree and juicing lemons this day on the farmette. Half a
    large tote of lemons to juice and a five-gallon bucket of kumquats to
    play with. I may just dehydrate some bay leaves while I'm at it, our
    tree has grown about three feet taller this year. I bet drying bay
    leaves will make the house smell nice, kind of get rid of the two old
    people and a small dog winter funk.

  2. #2
    The Cook Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again

    On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:01:43 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Never fails, I get to feeling good, things seem to be looking up and
    >POW! the !@#$% doctors find something else to hamstring me. Had a
    >nuclear stress test on the morning of 01/21/10 and the cardiologist
    >called me last night. Now they want to do an angiogram next week, seems
    >I have more blockage in the lateral apex of my heart and there are a
    >couple of other places they want to take a look at. Hopefully it won't
    >take surgery but most likely will need stents. If we're going to do one
    >or more I will also get them to stent the 50% blockage in my right renal
    >artery. Boy, I sure inherited some bad genetics from my Dad's side,
    >luckily I also inherited his intelligence and beauty. <G>
    >
    >Making kumquat puree and juicing lemons this day on the farmette. Half a
    >large tote of lemons to juice and a five-gallon bucket of kumquats to
    >play with. I may just dehydrate some bay leaves while I'm at it, our
    >tree has grown about three feet taller this year. I bet drying bay
    >leaves will make the house smell nice, kind of get rid of the two old
    >people and a small dog winter funk.



    Hope all goes well for you and they fix everything that needs to be
    fixed. Keep us informed.

    I spent last year going from one problem to another. Just as I got to
    feeling half decent after one thing, here came another. Right now I
    am holding my breath since I have been feeling pretty good for the
    last month.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  3. #3
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again

    The Cook wrote:
    > On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:01:43 -0600, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Never fails, I get to feeling good, things seem to be looking up and
    >> POW! the !@#$% doctors find something else to hamstring me. Had a
    >> nuclear stress test on the morning of 01/21/10 and the cardiologist
    >> called me last night. Now they want to do an angiogram next week, seems
    >> I have more blockage in the lateral apex of my heart and there are a
    >> couple of other places they want to take a look at. Hopefully it won't
    >> take surgery but most likely will need stents. If we're going to do one
    >> or more I will also get them to stent the 50% blockage in my right renal
    >> artery. Boy, I sure inherited some bad genetics from my Dad's side,
    >> luckily I also inherited his intelligence and beauty. <G>
    >>
    >> Making kumquat puree and juicing lemons this day on the farmette. Half a
    >> large tote of lemons to juice and a five-gallon bucket of kumquats to
    >> play with. I may just dehydrate some bay leaves while I'm at it, our
    >> tree has grown about three feet taller this year. I bet drying bay
    >> leaves will make the house smell nice, kind of get rid of the two old
    >> people and a small dog winter funk.

    >
    >
    > Hope all goes well for you and they fix everything that needs to be
    > fixed. Keep us informed.
    >
    > I spent last year going from one problem to another. Just as I got to
    > feeling half decent after one thing, here came another. Right now I
    > am holding my breath since I have been feeling pretty good for the
    > last month.


    Welcome to the world of aging, if it ain't one thing it's tother as my
    granny used to say.

    I eat breakfast about three days a week at the local Mickey Dee's. About
    eight of us show up, youngest is me at 70, rest are 79 through nearly
    90, all veterans, all survivors of years in chemical plants and
    refineries. We call ourselves The ROMEO's, Retired Old Men Eating Out. I
    think there is a chapter in each McDonald's and Dairy Queen in the
    United States. We all lean toward conservatism, love of God, Country,
    and Family and tend to help each other out as we grow older rather
    ungracefully. A good bunch of people who, along with their wives and
    children, support each other through this getting old process.

    Consequently the group dynamics have changed over the 20 odd years I've
    been a member but one stays the same. We've all been either pall bearers
    or honorary pall bearers for the guys who've moved on and we support
    those left behind. This newsgroup is another of my own support groups
    and I appreciate all of you.

    George, resting from slicing and dicing kumquats.

  4. #4
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again

    On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:01:43 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Never fails, I get to feeling good, things seem to be looking up and
    >POW! the !@#$% doctors find something else to hamstring me. Had a
    >nuclear stress test on the morning of 01/21/10 and the cardiologist
    >called me last night. Now they want to do an angiogram next week, seems
    >I have more blockage in the lateral apex of my heart and there are a
    >couple of other places they want to take a look at. Hopefully it won't
    >take surgery but most likely will need stents. If we're going to do one
    >or more I will also get them to stent the 50% blockage in my right renal
    >artery. Boy, I sure inherited some bad genetics from my Dad's side,
    >luckily I also inherited his intelligence and beauty. <G>
    >
    >Making kumquat puree and juicing lemons this day on the farmette. Half a
    >large tote of lemons to juice and a five-gallon bucket of kumquats to
    >play with. I may just dehydrate some bay leaves while I'm at it, our
    >tree has grown about three feet taller this year. I bet drying bay
    >leaves will make the house smell nice, kind of get rid of the two old
    >people and a small dog winter funk.


    Good luck with whatever procedures are required George.
    This growing old sucks but, I'm still at the stage where I figure
    growing older is better than the alternative.
    I've got a CT scan first thing Monday morning to see if it's the
    arthritis in my spine and/or the three damaged discs that are making
    my right leg not want to behave.
    OB preserving: Chicken carcasses are a dollar a bag at the Asian
    grocery. Usually 3 or 4 carcasses per bag with lots of meat remaining.
    We just boiled up three bag's worth the onions, celery, etc. and then
    pressure canned 12 liters of stock. Sure beats the tetra-pak stuff
    from the store.

    Ross.

  5. #5
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again

    [email protected] wrote:
    > On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:01:43 -0600, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Never fails, I get to feeling good, things seem to be looking up and
    >> POW! the !@#$% doctors find something else to hamstring me. Had a
    >> nuclear stress test on the morning of 01/21/10 and the cardiologist
    >> called me last night. Now they want to do an angiogram next week, seems
    >> I have more blockage in the lateral apex of my heart and there are a
    >> couple of other places they want to take a look at. Hopefully it won't
    >> take surgery but most likely will need stents. If we're going to do one
    >> or more I will also get them to stent the 50% blockage in my right renal
    >> artery. Boy, I sure inherited some bad genetics from my Dad's side,
    >> luckily I also inherited his intelligence and beauty. <G>
    >>
    >> Making kumquat puree and juicing lemons this day on the farmette. Half a
    >> large tote of lemons to juice and a five-gallon bucket of kumquats to
    >> play with. I may just dehydrate some bay leaves while I'm at it, our
    >> tree has grown about three feet taller this year. I bet drying bay
    >> leaves will make the house smell nice, kind of get rid of the two old
    >> people and a small dog winter funk.

    >
    > Good luck with whatever procedures are required George.
    > This growing old sucks but, I'm still at the stage where I figure
    > growing older is better than the alternative.
    > I've got a CT scan first thing Monday morning to see if it's the
    > arthritis in my spine and/or the three damaged discs that are making
    > my right leg not want to behave.
    > OB preserving: Chicken carcasses are a dollar a bag at the Asian
    > grocery. Usually 3 or 4 carcasses per bag with lots of meat remaining.
    > We just boiled up three bag's worth the onions, celery, etc. and then
    > pressure canned 12 liters of stock. Sure beats the tetra-pak stuff
    > from the store.
    >
    > Ross.


    We just got through putting ten cups of kumquat puree in the freezer on
    bun pans. In a couple of hours I will vacuum bag them and put them back
    in the freezer. At the moment we're taking turns juicing some more of
    the big lemons. Hopefully this will finish up the canning and preserving
    until the spring garden starts coming in.

    I thank everyone for the kind thoughts but I don't think there's going
    to be any problems. I still think the glass is half full.

  6. #6
    Kathi Jones Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] ...
    > The Cook wrote:
    >> On Sat, 23 Jan 2010 09:01:43 -0600, George Shirley
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Never fails, I get to feeling good, things seem to be looking up and
    >>> POW! the !@#$% doctors find something else to hamstring me. Had a
    >>> nuclear stress test on the morning of 01/21/10 and the cardiologist
    >>> called me last night. Now they want to do an angiogram next week, seems
    >>> I have more blockage in the lateral apex of my heart and there are a
    >>> couple of other places they want to take a look at. Hopefully it won't
    >>> take surgery but most likely will need stents. If we're going to do one
    >>> or more I will also get them to stent the 50% blockage in my right renal
    >>> artery. Boy, I sure inherited some bad genetics from my Dad's side,
    >>> luckily I also inherited his intelligence and beauty. <G>


    good luck with what ever's next, George !

    WE appreciate YOU, too!

    Kathi



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    Dave Balderstone Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again

    In article <[email protected]>, George
    Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Hopefully it won't
    > take surgery but most likely will need stents. If we're going to do one
    > or more I will also get them to stent the 50% blockage in my right renal
    > artery. Boy, I sure inherited some bad genetics from my Dad's side,
    > luckily I also inherited his intelligence and beauty. <G>


    I keep relying on my family genetics to save me from my bad behaviour.
    At some point I'm going to have to fess up...

    Hang in, George. We'll miss you if things go weird, but on the bright
    side there's enough knowledge around here to to preserve you!

    Canned or jerky?

    <grin>

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    Mimi Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again

    You hang in there George. Yes, like my friend that was 96, almost 97
    when she passed used to say: "Aging ain't for sissies". (I just know
    you aren't a sissy)
    : - ]

    <snip> I may just dehydrate some bay leaves while I'm at it, our tree
    has grown about three feet taller this year. <snip>

    I got two little bay leaf trees from my unofficially adopted daughter
    for my birthday last year. They are doing okay in 1-gallon pots for
    now. I need some advice though--when should I transplant them to a
    bigger pot or to the yard??? Also, one of them has little gnats
    flying around it. The lady she bought them from said that they thrive
    on neglect. Just my kind of gardening...lol

    <snip> We call ourselves The ROMEO's, Retired Old Men Eating Out. I
    think there is a chapter in each McDonald's and Dairy Queen in the
    United States. <snip>

    LOL Yup, I think there is.
    : - ]

    My Dad has breakfast with a group very similar.

  9. #9
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Here we go again

    Mimi wrote:
    > You hang in there George. Yes, like my friend that was 96, almost 97
    > when she passed used to say: "Aging ain't for sissies". (I just know
    > you aren't a sissy)
    > : - ]
    >
    > <snip> I may just dehydrate some bay leaves while I'm at it, our tree
    > has grown about three feet taller this year. <snip>
    >
    > I got two little bay leaf trees from my unofficially adopted daughter
    > for my birthday last year. They are doing okay in 1-gallon pots for
    > now. I need some advice though--when should I transplant them to a
    > bigger pot or to the yard??? Also, one of them has little gnats
    > flying around it. The lady she bought them from said that they thrive
    > on neglect. Just my kind of gardening...lol


    Mine was in a way to small pot for several years. I just transplanted it
    about two years ago. For those two years it sort of just sat there. I
    guess it finally put out enough good roots to start growing again so it
    has really shot up this past winter. I wouldn't wait to long to
    transplant your trees.

    >
    > <snip> We call ourselves The ROMEO's, Retired Old Men Eating Out. I
    > think there is a chapter in each McDonald's and Dairy Queen in the
    > United States. <snip>
    >
    > LOL Yup, I think there is.
    > : - ]
    >
    > My Dad has breakfast with a group very similar.


  10. #10
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default OT Re: Here we go again

    George Shirley wrote:

    > Welcome to the world of aging, if it ain't one thing it's tother as my
    > granny used to say.


    Or as I've taken to saying "If it ain't one thing, it's two things."

    Feel better soon, George!

    Serene, dealing with too many doctors and surgeons lately herself

    --
    "I tend to come down on the side of autonomy. Once people are grown up,
    I believe they have the right to go to hell in the handbasket of their
    choosing." -- Pat Kight, on alt.polyamory

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