Well, I went to the doctor today to see what he would have to say about my ankles swelling. We went over my blood work that was done last Monday and also discussed my health in general. He told me that my condition has improved since July, according to a comparison of July's bloodwork, and also that it had improved since the bloodwork that was done a month ago.
My liver enzymes have improved greatly since July, and also he said that my heart shows no evidence of congestion. My lungs are clear, and in general I am doing well. I told him about a former doctor telling me and my daughters that I was a "walking time bomb" and he was aghast that a doctor would say such a thing to a patient. He said, "In the first place a doctor should never tell a patient such a thing and in the second place, it is not true about you."
I had not seen the doctor before that I saw today, he is part of the group that my family doctor belongs to. I really liked him, but I probably won't see him again unless I need an appointment on a Monday, because that is the day he is in the office there at the Senior Health Care clinic.
He also told me that apparently I don't need potassium because two of my medications cause my potassium levels to rise. Anyway, I came away feeling a lot better. He said I have some edema in my legs but not much, and if I wanted to take an extra lasix occasionally (as my cardiologist suggested in Knoxville) that would be okay. There was not as much today as there was last Tuesday when I was so concerned. (ARE you tired of hearing about my doctor's visit? ha ha).
When I got home, I got out the half a Cornish game hen that I cooked yesterday, I boiled an egg, and chopped it all up together, added some walnuts, a few green grapes, some ranch dressing, and had a really great chicken salad for lunch. YUM! Doesn't that make you hungry?
Today is the birthday of grandson, Matthew, Carol's youngest son. Happy Birthday, Matt. You can see his picture on the blog posting from Friday. :)
That is about it for today. I am feeling much better emotionally than I did on Sunday, thank you all so very much for all the support. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.