Jeff (geekbearjeff) wrote,

I hate this time of year...

My family has a history of getting sick and/or dying at this time of year. 
This year is no exception.  See post about Great Aunt Lil, elsewhere in my journal. 
Gammy Daisy (Grandmother) - heart attack at home, was revived, passed on four years ago November in the hospital,
Dad - trouble breathing, went to the hospital, complications, aneurysm, passed on three years ago early December.
Mom's open heart surgery two years ago, happily still with us.


[this part sounds like such krap after I got it written down]
Its stressful,
people running everywhere,
not knowing what to get for people,
not being able to get the 'bestest' present for someone. 
Just dealing with the bullshit of the majority of the people running around, (some are scumbag assholes), just like you are trying to get things done before "the day". 
Strangely, I've met up with quite a few nice folks this year, mostly of the 'thanks for holding the door' and 'have a good holiday' variety...


The weekend after Thanksgiving (US)  I started having trouble catching my breath after climbing stairs (gone now), swollen (more then usual right leg), and the fall Santa Saturday (see post elsewhere in my journal).

Tests - lots -
==blood; Cholesterol not bad; Glucose not bad; HgBA1C not bad. 
==Gee sir, have you ever been told that you have high BP? -no, what are the numbers?  160/80, oh, I'm usually around 126-130 / 80-85.
==Doppler Ultrasound of the legs to rule out (additional) clotting activity - None seen, but the report hasn't been sent to my G.P., either.
==CT of the chest w/ contrast, showed nothing remarkable.


About a week ago, Mr. B, husband and father of close family friends/extended family was taken ill at work, he had a heart attack, we found out it over the weekend.  He had surgery yesterday, a replacement valve and a single bypass.

I wish him the best.

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