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Happy Friday everyone! Got a lot on my to do list for this weekend, hope I get through it all. Garden needs attention, house is a wreck, etc. Tonight for my no cook Friday, burgers and dogs on the grill. With tater salad I made last night, baked beans and apple pie. What started as a plot to get DH to take me out for dinner has evolved into a Friday night get together at our place.
 

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Ok..let me see if I can get this all down without forgetting anything!

So, my appointment with Emory went very well. About 3 hours worth of physical tests and then enough blood work to fill 14 vials.

I saw 4 doctors total, and my case is being brought to their physician advisory board next week for review (a 26 doctor multi-facility group of specialists). The goal at this point is to have a high resolution MRI done on my brain and spinal cord in the next 4-6 weeks, and hopefully that along with the blood tests will give some much awaited answers.

If nothing shows up between the tests and MRI, then we'll move forward with a spinal tap. The MRI is being done because after reviewing the MRI from last year I had done locally, some abnormalities were seen by the Emory specialists which were not seen by the Drs here.

That's all I have for you for now....but at least we're making progress! Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes...and I'll keep you posted!
You have a team! That is fantastic, crehberg!
 
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I think most things around here have gotten back to normal since the derecho on Monday. I’m going with daughter and so to be son in law to look at houses today. It’s the first look so there will be more I’m sure. I have puttering to do all weekend. Other than that it’s been pretty slow.
 

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My granddaughter stayed Thursday and Friday night and we had a great time.
She loves exploring, sitting on the porch and playing with the dogs.
We built a new bench for the porch, went shopping and stopped at my favorite seedy little bar for a hamburger at lunch.
We had to go to the local farm supply place for canning jars, and Dollar store so she could find a gift for her little brother and new sister.
Stopped at the LGS to get some primers and powder, and she was fascinated by the tanned furs they had (She said she wasn't fascinated, she was freaked out).
We checked the garden twice a day and picked some tomatoes and cucumbers.
She really wanted to stay another day, but her mom was missing her so I took her home Saturday.
Stopped and saw my brother for a few minutes, then went home and had a little nap.
I love my grandkids, but they can wear a guy out. :D
 

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We have a red flag warning for today. That means lightning strikes and winds that will spread them. Not looking forward to tonight. I will not get much sleep.
 

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We have a red flag warning for today. That means lightning strikes and winds that will spread them. Not looking forward to tonight. I will not get much sleep.
Pray all goes well, and that the warning winds up being unwarranted. I can only imagine what that situation feels like!
 

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The biggest pumpkin so far is growing way off the ground where the plant went over the fence. So we put a sling under it to support the weight. Some on the other side of the fence need a sling now too. Wish it didn't look so redneck but those grandkids gonna need jack o lanterns.
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The biggest pumpkin so far is growing way off the ground where the plant went over the fence. So we put a sling under it to support the weight. Some on the other side of the fence need a sling now too. Wish it didn't look so redneck but those grandkids gonna need jack o lanterns. View attachment 90233 View attachment 90234
If you had 2 of them close together you would have needed a bra.
 

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If you had 2 of them close together you would have needed a bra.
If you have a size 48 triple z or some such. Nobody i know has those proportions!
 

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It's been a busy week, and today is another busy day. Up at 4 (it was 49 degrees) to watch the grands, off to a MRI in a couple minutes, two meetings, paperwork, and housework. I will hopefully having arthroscopic surgery in the beginning of September on my right knee, and the left the beginning of October.

And the town is repairing our street, and redoing everything from the sidewalks in for the next two months. There will be a few days we'll have to park on a bigger street and walk in and out while they're replacing the apron on the driveway/sidewalk. I just keep thinking how nice it will be when it's done.

Gotta run.
 

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The smoke is now so thick that I can't see across the valley in places. People with asthma and treating problems are going to have some bad days.
 

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It's nice to have a mask already.
 

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That was not my intent.
 

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I remember back in '99 they had a huge fire on the southern border of Mexico. It traveled over 3000 miles into Kansas. Here at the 2k mark the sky was black like some fantasy movie omen. For a solid month too. I will never forget that.
 

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It was a busy week that ended up rather depressing. I saw the MRI report (I have an appt with the ortho 8/31, but I'm trying to get in on a cancellation) on my right knee. It's pretty much trashed- torn and flipped meniscus, cartridge is thin or gone in all three compartments, major spurring, a stress fracture, and just to liven things up, a ganglion cyst. The tendons and ligaments are in good shape. It's not going to just a scope for this one, and I'm afraid the surgeon will say it needs replacing. I had hoped it would be just two scopes and I'd be on my way in a couple months, but it doesn't look so simple now.

Bette Davis was right, "Getting old ain't for sissies"
 
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