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06:00 pm: Good Labs
The nephrologist finally released my lab results from last week (the primary doc and rheumatologist always release them as soon as they get them, I don't know what's up with the nephrologist) and they're really good. My sugar is back down to 100, which is acceptable, and my BUN and creatinine, which had been elevated since the first renal failure, were also back to normal. On the verge, but normal. Even my carbon dioxide was 0.1 up into the acceptable level. I hope this is a trend.

I had Marty from our local Mr. Handyman scheduled for today and tomorrow. He was the guy who came when I used them before and he's very good and pleasant. The day split is because he did a little drywall work and will have to come back and sand and paint tomorrow, but the receptionist told him it was because I had eight hours of work. Not exactly. I had a long list of fairly minor stuff (the kind of thing I could have done myself when I was well) and he finished all but the drywall stuff (which was behind my toilet, so I'm using the guest bath for a couple of days) in an hour and forty minutes. He didn't have to put in the new GFCI outlet -- I just hadn't been strong enough to push the reset. It had popped off, not been killed. I'll have to use a tool to push if there's a next time. Then the cats and I went back to bed in the recliner.

One of the things Marty did was to hang the new handmade-paper art that I'd had framed.

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From:pameladean
Date:September 27th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
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Oh, that's very good news! I hope it may be a trend.

And I don't think I said before, but the paper art is just lovely.

P.
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 27th, 2007 10:43 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I had a picture of the art before, I was waiting to get it framed and then hung. It's not all paper, some is tree fibers. She takes vats of fibers and colors them (leaves one natural) and takes a fine screen and sloshes it through the natural first and lets it dry, masks off areas and sloshes it through a color and lets it dry, repeat. It's a fascinating technique and I'm really pleased to have this piece. I love the mountains and trees.
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From:pameladean
Date:September 28th, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
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No, you're right, there wasn't a picture of your particular art; I think you put up the url of the artist's website and I looked at some of her other stuff and then got confused. Either that, or I made it all up. 8-)

But yours really is fine. I think it would be a great thing to have to look at on dreary winter days.

P.
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From:green_knight
Date:September 27th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Hurray on good labs - long may the trend continue!

(And the paper art is lovely - unique and haunting.)
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 27th, 2007 11:31 pm (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:fledgist
Date:September 28th, 2007 12:05 am (UTC)
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That's good news! I have a meeting with my nephrologist next month, and I hope to hear that my kidneys are in tolerable shape. I hope.
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From:mjlayman
Date:September 28th, 2007 12:36 am (UTC)
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I will hope with you!
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From:fledgist
Date:September 28th, 2007 10:10 am (UTC)
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Thanks!
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From:ritaxis
Date:September 28th, 2007 05:17 am (UTC)
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Congrats on the test results!
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