Over The Hump We Go!

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. – Confucius.

Today started bright and early in the morning with a smile and an appointment with the carotid surgeon. We avoided breakfast and decided to have lunch with Robin…should have known our 11:15 AM appointment with the doc ended up being at 12:45 AM. We called Robin and did a wave off  until tomorrow for lunch.

Time telling lessons needed! )His morning surgery was like ours, it lasted longer than he expected.

We were supposed to out with Mitch to dinner but we didn’t get out of lunch until 2:00 PM so we waived off dinner tonight.  We will do something this weekend.  

The doctor said “All is well” and that we need to come back in 90 days for another scan of the neck using the ultrasound device to see how the repair is coming.  But, on the bright side, she is clear for the aneurism procedure.  I called and started the ball rolling in that department. Dr. Rayhanabad wished us well…His brother is in charge of the next procedure!

The device sends high-frequency sound waves to the arteries in your neck. The sound waves bounce off the blood vessels and form images or pictures of the insides of the arteries.

We went out for Chinese food after the doctors appointment and didn’t get home until almost 3:00 PM.  Of course we went to Panda Inn as their food is really great and we know most everyone. 

Does Chinese food make you gain weight? Yes, anything can make you fat, but Chinese food with fiber-free rice (very high calorie per oz), fried meats, MSG (yes, there’s a lot) has very little nutritional value. The issue is that you’re getting calories with very little benefit. Plus you are consuming tons of sodium that will make you retain water.

Leftovers can be kept for three to four days in the refrigerator. Be sure to eat them within that time. After that, the risk of food poisoning increases. If you don’t think you’ll be able to eat leftovers within four days, freeze them immediately.

For the most part, I dine on MooShoo vegetables which has no rice….simply vegetables with eggs:

  • 3 Eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1 Lb Green Beans (trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper (cut into thin strips)
  • 2 Cups Napa Cabbage (shredded)
  • 1 Cup Shiitake Mushrooms (sliced thin)
  • 6 Scallions (sliced thin)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (sliced thin)
  • 1 Cup Bean Sprouts.
I probably like it because it looks like a taco!

After returning home we waited for the cleaning folks who got here at 3:30 PM and I asked that they do the master bedroom/bath first so Sue could rest.  They did and Sue hit the sack at 4:00 PM…at 5:00 PM they departed and I came in deciding to rest…we both woke up at 7:00 PM!

TV and tookies were in order for the rest of the day!

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Just an old retired guy trying to finish out my last years on this planet loving my best friend and wife, having fun, learning, and passing on helpful things to others.
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