Quickie Post

In Uncategorized on May 27, 2011 at 8:10 am

Apologies that this week I just didn’t get anything posted.  Yesterday and today I must catch up from a wild early week.  On Monday, I finally got that colonoscopy (after the gastroenterologists had postponed THREE times).  It was as uneventful as everyone had promised.   (Thank you for your support!)  And Movi-prep, the power laxative of my Doctor’s choice, is as gross as advertised.   Hint to those who follow me in this procedure:  it’s a little more tolerable if you suck on a lemon drop between doses.  In the way of good news:  the afternoon nap one takes upon arriving home after the procedure is wonderfully restful!  And, most pleasant of all, I got a good result – no polyps, no surprises, no biopsies – I can check this off my list for another ten full years.  Hooray.

Had an out-of-town guest Tuesday, and waved goodbye to her on Wednesday, just before the rotating storms rolled in to the Kansas City area.  Went to my safe place, with a bag of dog treats, assuring that I would be followed by my companion, Karma.   She is so named, by the way, so that when I praise her I’m spreading “Good Karma” and when I must discipline her I am reminded to concentrate on the offense and not her character, lest I spread the opposite.  (Advisory note:  For the reason cited, Karma is probably a great name for a dog, if it is a golden retriever.  It is an unfortunate name for a small terrier with big issues.  I must hold my tongue through enormously stressful moments of terrier judgment.)

Please note that Diane Finegood herself is checking in on the Let’s Help Diane post, so if you haven’t checked back there, please do.  I would suspect that Dr. Sharma may peek in on us also, even though he has said we are not his audience (his colleagues are) and we aren’t representative of his patients, many of whom are, in his judgment, beyond the scope of a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach to self-management.

 Have a great weekend!  I’ll be back in the saddle next week.

  1. Glad to hear you are staying safe, and wishing you much “Good Karma.”

  2. yay! and hoorah! for a clean poochute, the scientific term nurses use (for you humanities people.) 🙂

    glad to know you are well, and well loved! my favorite breed(s): terriers (shhh, don’t tell that to my trusty yellow lab–for it would crush her tender spirit, whereas my terrier-mix would wink and say a swear word i can’t reproduce here–but i can try…sort of: @##$%^&#^%$*!!#@@. yikes. sorry. that was sooooo crude. 😉

  3. I was wondering about your colonoscopy. So glad to hear it went well. I did have a couple of polyps when I went, which almost made me feel the test was worthwhile. So I get to do it again in 5 years.

    And LOVE your doggie pictures and the description that went along with. Sophie is definitely an honorary terrier. Most people think she is a deformed jack russell anyway. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was the breed that was used way back when to introduce that coloring into dachshunds!

    • Once upon a time, I had a dachsund-lab mix. Yes, you read that right. We think the lady lab was napping when a gentleman dachsund, who was not actually much of a gentleman, availed himself of her virtue. At any rate, this dog was slightly bigger than a dachsund, had the lab’s face and the dachsund’s long body and forefeet that pointed outwards. It was a ridiculous but adorable thing, and such a great friend.

  4. My god is Karma cute! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve to talk to us about this week.

  5. Hey, Debra, totally unrelated. Have you tried the Shangri-lah diet? I’m having about 15ml of extra-light olive oil daily, and it’s helping suppress my appetite (actually, it suppresses my hunger since I’m still losing). It probably doesn’t work for everyone, but it works for me and maybe works for you.

  6. So glad to hear that the tests came out negative. Yay!

  7. Thanks, gang, for all the positive thoughts.

    John, I read over the Shanggri-lah diet. Uhm. It’s a bad idea long-term. Yes, belting back a jigger of olive oil or a glass of sugar water will temporarily quell insulin-triggered hunger while you’re losing weight (long term, post-loss, I don’t know), but it’s just not a satisfying way to live. As I recall, the author of that plan is a social recluse. He’s ecstatic that he found a way to suppress his appetite so he may stay in his office and do academic research into the wee hours. Food is not a source of pleasure or social connection for him. He’s a rare and odd duck.

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