Thursday, September 28, 2023

Finally Grilling.

 I had the usual run on the stores yesterday.

First was to Winn Dixie to get a London Beef Roast for later on this week and a couple of things.

Next was Walmart for some vegetables to go in the pot roast.

Then next door to Dollar Tree, for a few things we needed.



I also felt like grilling a couple of Ribeye steaks that have been in the freezer way to long.
I grilled some onions and peppers with the steak to give them a little added seasoning.

Here's Nancy's plate full, I cut her steak up because she likes beef tips with pepper and onions.

It tasted good put not as good as usual maybe it could be that I had not grilled anything for so long or maybe the steaks were in the freezer too long.

Tomorrow I go back to have blood drawn again to see how the platelet numbers are.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Had things to do

 Yesterday I had to go to my Urologist for a kidney ultrasound.  Doctor Syed the one that had to break up three kidney stones a few months back because they were too large.  At that time there was a small one that required nothing had to be done we it since it was a small one.

Well, the ultrasound showed that a now have another forming and he is going to have to keep a check on it.

From there it was a short trip down to the Good Will to see it I could find anything.  I did find a nice-looking shirt and even a couple of small items for Nancy.  Those two items were new and one half the price of the like items in Walmart.  

Next was a stop at WA WA to fill up the van with gas.  Then nearby was a stop to get a few grocery items that we needed.
I left the house at 10:30am and did not get back home until 2:30pm.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. 

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Not what I expected

 Not what I expected.   Yeah, you know by the heading that I was expecting better news on the platelet numbers.
At least it didn't go down very much from 132 last week down to 119 this week. 

Well maybe next Friday it will be better news.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great and wonderful day.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Doctor and other doings on.

 We had appointments at 1:00 pm yesterday so I had some extra time.

I used that time to go to Harbor t to get a new battery for my drill which finally ran plum down after a few years.

Then it was to Kohl's department store to exchange the pajama's that I had bought nancy's that were the wrong size.


I took the scenic route by the river.  Port Richey is also known as the Little City by the river.

But first it was the route around "Orange Lake" which is also in the city limits. 

Then a trip along the river road or there is plenty of parking where you can take a stroll down the sidewalk.

As far as it goes our primary care doctor says Nancy and I are doing fair so our ages.

Thanks for stopping by and have a very great day.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Another Doctor Appointment

 Today Nancy and I have an appointment to our primary care doctor.  

Just a follow up from the last visit where he had cut my blood thinners to half the mg's because my blood pressure has been running low.

It has been averaging around 112/60 at times even lower at 96/54. 
He had me keep a record of the reading's morning and evening, so we will see what he has to say.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a great day. 

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Not good-not too bad

 I started yesterday out early as I wanted to do a few things before I went to the Cancer Center to have my blood drawn.

I was out the door and off to Walgreen's to pick up a couple of prescriptions that the Cardiologist had called in.   From there it was a Winn Dixie stop for a few items on sale this week, you know BOGO two for one.  From there it was Walmart for things that only Walmart sales, then it was head to the house.

I got back home 9:30, with an hour of rest before my appointment to have my blood drawn.

And the result with my platelet count was not what I was hoping for but not too bad.
Last week the count it was 142 and this week it was 132.  So, it was once again back out of the range it should be.
I hope this coming Friday it will bounce back strong with a much higher number.

Thanks for stopping by and I do wish you have a great day.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Cardiologist Appointment.

 I had a visit with my cardiologist yesterday he took an EKG and everything looked good on that.

I asked him about the way doctor Capone (our primary care physician) had reduced the mg on my meds, because my blood pressure has been running on thr low side.
He said everything looked good to him.

Then it came to the blood thinner, he had me on Eliquis and I told him that didn't agree with me.
It left me with purple spots all over my body.  So, he put me on Xarelto, and I hope there are no side effects that are not too bad. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Saturday Football

 Yesterday was a day for watching college football and there were some exciting games on.
Of course, I guess that depends on if your team was winning or losing.

If I need to go to the store I go early in the morning because, then I've got to take my meds and two "water pills."   When I need to go to the see the doctor then I cannot take the "water pills."  


Nancy had another good meal for us yesterday which was fried chicken tenders, mixed vegetables and green beans that I seasoned them and put into the air fryer.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Saturday, September 09, 2023

Good News

 Nancy likes to watch the cooks on you tube, so the other day she decided to do one of the dishes.


This is what she came up with.   Sausage, cabbage and potatoes, which tasted really good.  

I had my blood drawn yesterday and also talked with the doctor.  Good news my platelet count is just inside of the low range of what it should be. It had gone up 10 points since last week.
I've been off of the medication to bring it up for two months.

So, at this time I'm scheduled for three Fridays to have blood drawn instead of four to see the doctor.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.


Thursday, September 07, 2023


 I noticed the blog has picked up in visitors lately and I thank you people that have come aboard to read the blog.  Also, you that have been reading the blog down through the years.

If you would like to get a notice of news added to the blog. If you wish just click the Followers button on the right side of the page.

After many years of having a blog now I decided I did not have a followers list.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Nancy and I alone

 I took Vicki to catch her plane back to Kentucky early Sunday morning.
Nancy and I assured her that we were ok and able to take care of ourselves even if it takes a little longer to get things finished up.   Thats the way old people do things.

This is the first time Nancy and I have been alone by ourselves since the first of May.

Those kids of ours sure worry about us.

Today I will be taking Nancy to see her kidney doctor to get a report on her blood drawn a week ago.

Thanks for stopping by and have yourselves a great day. 

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Blood count % & Hurricane

 We were kind of undecided about staying home or going up to our grandson in Georgia.

We ended in Georgia, that was a bad choice.  We were in our first hurricane and was it a dozy.
High winds as we watched out the window blowing the neighbors trees swinging. We felt safer in their house that if we had staying back in our trailer.
But the big surprise was coming back down I 75 with all the trees broken down and also uprooted.

Yesterday was another blood drawing day and the result was not to my liking. It is now .8 out of the lower range.

Please be careful if you are traveling this weekend. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day and better weekend.