Tuesday, February 9, 2010

And Now the Results...

Hey, Y'all,
Yesterday, I went to the doctor's office to discuss the results of the tests that the doctor had me take. She told me that the bone x-rays were okay, and that she had been concerned over the possibility of my having multiple myeloma, but that I don't have that. She also told me that the report of the ct scan that I had done on last Thursday said that I had some air pockets in my liver, (I said "well, those should eventually go away on their own, shouldn't they?". She replied, "yes".) and that the report also said that the areas of liver abcess were improved over the last ct scan. She said she didn't know if there should be more drainage to take place and I said, "no, no! Don't want any more drains inserted anywhere."

She said that she was going to check with Dr. Wright in Nashville to see if they had any ct scans and blood work reports that she had no copies of, so that she could compare with the most recent ones. She also asked that I stop taking my cholesterol medicine for awhile to give the liver a chance to recuperate more. As you may know, cholesterol medication can be destructive to the liver and to the kidneys. Of course, she is also concerned over my anemia.
I am so thankful to the Lord that I have recovered so much as I have. I am thankful, too, that I have a doctor who is such a caring person, and who takes such good care of me.

Gramps and I watched a movie on Sunday that we had seen on one of our "movie days" in Knoxville. Apparently he had forgotten it, so I said, "why don't we watch it this afternoon?" (This was on Sunday, of course). I guess a few years ago, I might have said, "Oh, we have already seen that one!" but I have learned a lot recently about just going with the flow, and trying to take life easy and not make waves.

We had our neighbors down for supper last night, and had a lot of fun playing "Aggravation" after we ate. I learned something about cooking Irish potatoes when I was cooking yesterday. I made the mistake (yes, I do make them once in a while, ha) when I cut the potatoes up instead of leaving them whole. I was going to cook them before I left for the dr's appointment, and then finish them after I got back. Well, they began to mush up and stick to the bottom of the kettle, and the water got thick with starch in them.

When I got back home, I decided that I wasn't going to be able to make mashed potatoes out of them, so I took as much thickened water out of them as I could, and put them into a buttered casserole dish. First, however, I put a small can of evaporated milk into them, along with some salt, and then after I had stirred them up, I put half of them into the casserole dish, and then sprinkled some sharp cheddar on them, and put the remainder in on top and added some sharp cheddar to that, and melted some butter in a small bowl, added some plain bread crumbs to the melted butter and then sprinkled them on top of the casserole. I then baked it at 400 degrees for 45 minutes. Yum!

We also had hamburgers with yeast rolls, and green beans. For dessert, we had some dried peach pinwheels which I had made on Sunday afternoon. Those were made just like the dried apple pinwheels that I described making a couple of weeks ago, except I left the raisins out of the peach ones.

Today is to be a dreary-looking day, I guess. They are predicting rain, with snow showers to follow, with little or no accumulation. I folded laundry this morning and put it away before I had breakfast, so it is all done, and that is fine. The kitchen is clean, because we loaded the dishwasher last night after supper (Laurie does that for me helping me clean up after supper. She is wonderful, just like a daughter to me!) and when they left to go home I turned on the dishwasher and then unloaded and put them away this morning.

Gramps is still in bed, and the radio in the kitchen is playing to no one, but I can hear it, so it is not so quiet in the house. When I get through here, I will be going into the living room to work on BJ's quilt for most of the day. I only lack six full squares and a part of one on which to finish hand stitching.

Well, that is about it for today. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you. Bye for now. More later.


Anonymous said...

Hi Grammy, Glad the x-rays were good and things were good for you at the doctors office. Your potato casserole sounds so good. You are fortunate to have such good neighbors close by. We are having snow, snow, snow.

Clara....in TN said...

Hi Grammy, Hope you all are faring well in all of this cold weather. I don't think I have ever wanted to see Spring so much! I'm glad you are doing good. Sounds like the Dr's are pleased with you. Keep up the good work! Did you watch American Idol last night?

Serbian Mink said...

i've never watched American Idol. don't look at TV very much.

Barbara said...

Hi Ruby, I am glad you got a pretty good report.The Drs.sounds like she is up to date on things.We all will feel better when Spring cames.I am so tired of this cold weather.I would like to be able to get out and not freeze to death, I do not like it this cold.By for now be good and stay warm.Love Barbara