Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Further birthmonth activities

So, two weeks after my birthday, my brother and sister-in-law, and my brilliant nieces, and my sister and brother-in-law and brilliant nephews, the youngest of which is still sometimes called Soonyouwah, came to play happy birthday with Auntie.

Actually, my brother's birthday is nine days after mine, and they were coming to visit friends in my direction, so it worked out for several reasons.

We had burgers at Five Guys and came home for birthday cake, which we had bought at Buzz. On Sunday, we visited the Edward Hopper exhibition at the National Gallery, then went to the Old Ebbitt Grill for brunch. Then everybody went home. But it was great fun.

Then Monday, Mister Endocrine called and said my last tests showed that I was spilling protein into my urine, and that I should take high blood pressure medicine, even though I don't have high blood pressure, because it's good for the kidneys. Just one more pill for the cocktail, I guess.

Also, for some reason, I'm oxygen de-saturating during exercise at the gym. I have the oxygen bottle turned all the way up for the treadmill and the walking track. And I've scheduled a sleep study to see if I need a c-pap machine...

Life used to be so simple.


Colleen said...

Things can change at the drop of a hat with us PHers. We can be doing so well one minute, and the next thing we know, something seems to be falling apart. Hopefully you'll be able to get back to your normal self soon. Well, whatever "normal" qualifies for PHers! I'm glad you saw your family and got to celebrate your birthday again!! :)
~Colleen :)

Annette Markin said...

I agree, life did use to be so simple. But, we were really kind of boring when things were so simple! Now we can jazz up any conversation with exciting words like "Viagra" "Endocrine" "Thyroid" and "Blood Sugars!" We are an exciting bunch of people!!
Happy birthday, you young chick-a-dee!