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07:49 pm: 21 Years of Defeating DEATH
Yes, I'm 53 today and it was 21 years ago that a nephrologist first told me I would die in a few days. Clearly DEATH is being kept busy by Pterry.

I tried the two dishes of food and moving one with Spirit into a bathroom today. I am anointed with scratches and she refused to eat anything. When we came out, Shiva was in the castle, having refused to eat anything. I guess I'll just have to let them work it out.

I took an envelope to the post office, bought a Priority Mail stamp to put in it, and mailed it. In return, I get a leftover bead or two from a friend. Good deal! Then, since the nephrologist told me last week that I can have 60gr of protein a day, I had lunch at Ruby Tuesday's, and I had a small sirloin steak with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. A very nice lunch.

I headed off to the grocery store where I bought more stuff to make Greek Salad and more pouch food for cats and then home. The cats were still mad at me. Even after I gave them today's dry food, they were mad at me. I'm doing laundry and then will start the cat blankie washing.

My neighbor who has been dealing with management as to how they're supposed to pay for things, says I should really raise the stoop to the door entrance and put a ramp out from there. That would make a ramp long enough for rails. I don't know if I can afford that. He's going to have his investigator find out if I have to pay for it, since the condos were built after the law was passed that requires buildings to be accessible by front door and a bathroom accessible. Not that anybody builds them that way. They must assume that it's cheaper to deal with the few complaints than to make all the buildings accessible.

I hurt a lot today, I may take a nap.

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From:akirlu
Date:March 10th, 2008 11:51 pm (UTC)
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Happy Anniversary! Here's to many, many more of them.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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Thank you!

(Too bad the small tags don't work in the title.)
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From:cakmpls
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:07 am (UTC)
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Reports of your impending demise were clearly exaggerated! I am selfishly glad that you stuck around for me to meet. May you have many more anniversaries!
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
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And I'm glad I got to meet you! We'll be sitting together in a bit more than a week -- I even took on Volunteers while I'm selling t-shirts.
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From:green_knight
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:18 am (UTC)
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You're bloody amazing, but I think you know that by now.

Happy Birthday!
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
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LOL Thanks!
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From:pameladean
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:39 am (UTC)
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Happy anniversary! I'm glad you got to stick around.

P.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
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Thank you! Me too!
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From:fledgist
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:56 am (UTC)
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Felicitous natal anniversary to you!
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 01:17 am (UTC)
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Thank you, thank you!
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From:redbird
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
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Yay for defeating Death!

(According to Pterry, DEATH doesn't actually kill people, he just shows up when it's time, with some magical notification system that occasionally misleads, as with Rincewind.)
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
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Ah. Well, I think he hasn't been close enough yet!
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From:kip_w
Date:March 11th, 2008 01:34 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday, and congratulations on the defeating DEATH thing.

I don't suppose the nephrologist has died yet...?
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I dunno... Apparently not. But he's only doing dialysis.
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From:marykaykare
Date:March 11th, 2008 01:59 am (UTC)
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Happy birthday and go you!

MKK--exhausted but happy Look for a post soon.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)
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Thanks! I'm signing off now, I'll look for a post tomorrow!
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Date:March 11th, 2008 03:04 am (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

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Happy Birthday, Marilee!
I am sooooo glad your nephrologist was wrong, really, really wrong.
I hope you're having a good birthday - the lunch sounds very delicious - and I hope the cats will work things out in time. Stubborn little things, aren't they?
Doris
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Birthday!

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Thanks! He's not the only nephrologist who was wrong -- three of them told me that at different points. The other two are retired now.

The cats are being nice to each other now. You never know.
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From:davidgoldfarb
Date:March 11th, 2008 10:20 am (UTC)
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(slightly belated) happy birthday! Keep on with the whole defeating thing.
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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LOL Thanks!
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From:roadnotes
Date:March 11th, 2008 12:08 pm (UTC)
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Happy anniversary!
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Thank you! :)
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From:firecat
Date:March 11th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
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Here's to many more years of being a successful warrior against death. Any warrior who gets to employ naps as a weapon is all right in my book. :)
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I ended up not napping yesterday, but I did sleep, as usual, while Lucila was here cleaning today.
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From:sciamanna
Date:March 11th, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
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Happy birthday and happy anniversary! And congratulations on thumbing your nose at nephrologists and assorted prophets :-)
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From:mjlayman
Date:March 11th, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! I suppose someday I won't be able to get out of it, but in the meantime, I'm enjoying myself!
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