Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Thursday, October 28, 2010


This month has been our time to get things fixed.

I went to the Dentist and had no cavities but he thinks I need my wisdom teeth out. I told him they took one out and broke my jaw---why would I let you take the other three? He said "well I guess we will wait and see what happens with them." I said "YUP!" They polished all the silver and gold (tooth caps) and sent me on my way for six months. Yeah it will be a year before I go back but he can think what he wants.

I went to the Doctor for a check-up. He reduced my inhaler prescription by half, added a prescription nasal spray (that does more to stop the cough than anything I have ever had), and after further blood tests doubled my prescription for cholesterol medicine. I really don't understand what he is doing with that but the prescription I was previously on has reduced my cholesterol to 164. Reading through the notes on the blood test they are trying to get my LDL down to 100. Why to that level? I have no clue but the notes say that is the ultimate for people with chronic heart problems. I have no symptoms of chronic heart problems. The previous prescription got it half way there so I guess I will do what he wants for two months when they check it again.

I haven't been real good in my life to go see the doctor on a regular basis, partially because I really didn't think the doctors I had were at all concerned about my health. I have said before that this doctor seems to really be interested in what is going on with me and he's been practicing pretty hard to fix the things that are wrong with me health wise. It is pretty nice to have a doctor I trust and think is doing what is necessary to make me better. TIME WILL TELL


Nene said...

It sucks to be old. :0+

Amber said...

why get the wisdom teeth out now? i think it's past the point of worrying about that!

Native Minnow said...

If you reduce the LDLs in your blood, then the HDLs will start to be able to dissolve any plaques that have built up on your artery walls, thus helping prevent atherosclerosis