2005-09-19, 4:29 p.m.
Day Ė I donít even know anymore
Donít have my calendar handy. Think the no smoking count is up to around 393 or so. Many updates to go through, since I neglected to save and/or upload the last missive I created.
Anyhow. Doctor updates. New cholesterol numbers are in. Total Chol = 134 (from 254 last October). HDL was up to 40 (was <27 10/04), LDL was low enough that my LDL/HDL ratio was excellent. (<3.8??) Doctor liked all the other numbers too. BP reading she did was all the way down to 115/70 Ė a new low by my records.
Upshot of all this is that I now get to stop taking my medications (Lipitor & HCTZ) when the current prescriptions run out. Iíll need monitoring to make sure things donít sky rocket again, but the diet & exercise seem to be paying off.
Bowling update. Had another unconscious night. Low game was 207. Shot 655 for the 3 game series - only 3 pins off my all time high. Scary thing is in the last 6 series dating back to last season, Iíve now come within 5 pins of my best series twice Ė both times after finally slowing down both my delivery & shot. Thereís more involved, but itís of little interest unless youíre either on my team, or bowling against us. Suffice it to say that my average has jumped from 173 last season to 200+ this season. Itís early still, but this 200 average stuff might be sustainable. And I fart rose petals too.
Work Golf tournament Ė Rained out. Big time. Had 2.5Ē of rain in about 2 hours Friday morning. That kind of tropical rain is unheard of around here. We probably average only 3Ē of rain in a month. Needless to say, most local golf courses were temporarily inundated Friday. Weíve re-scheduled for 9/30. Whoop-tee-do.
Fishing weekend Ė Had a good time. Fish caught Ė 2 rock bass, 2 perch, 1 huge crappie, 1 pickerel, 0 walleye, 0 small mouth bass. Also got tangled up in the trolling motor and lost 2 lures. Still, had a great weekend. Helped Frank with some maintenance type stuff on his cottage, made progress in getting ready to close it down for the year and drank more beer than I should have. By the way Ė thatís a pitiful amount of fish I caught. Only good news is that I didnít keep or kill any of them, even though the crappie and pickerel were big enough to keep by state standards. Even sadder news Ė Frank caught less.
Cindy survived the fishing weekend. Enough said. Sheís going to play the martyr card, but I ainít buying it.
Now I have yard work to catch up on. Lawn needs mowing, I should pull the dead weeds and try to re-seed grass, shrubs need a final trim before winter, cupola & shed need to be finished. Also need to get my bow sighted in again, practice archery and repair a tree stand. Of course, if I complain about all the shit Iíve got to do, Iíll get an earful from Cindy. Oh yeah Ė still have aerobics & bowling on Tues. & Thurs. Gonna be a fun week. Oh yeah Ė thereís my job too. Better get to it.
390 something days down. So is my cholesterol, blood pressure and prescription costs.
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