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Marilee J. Layman

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09:14 pm: New Desk Chair!

Last night I watched TV and read the paper before I went to bed to read at 1:30am. I stopped reading at 4am and set the alarm for noon. I had hot flashes all night, but did get up on time.

I headed in for the endocrinologist appointment and we had a lot of history, looked at a rating test, and decided what to do. It turns out not only do I have osteopenia instead of osteoporosis, but it's a medium value. This is good because the meds that were the best if I had osteoporosis were $14k/yr and $6k/yr and the second one required an injection every day. I'm already past halfway to the donut hole and I don't want to push it.

I'm going to do labs tomorrow and start taking calcium 600mg twice a day. He'll let me know about the labs and if I need to add anything (likely Vitamin D). I got the copy of the neuropsych test copied and a letter written to take to the center tomorrow since I'll be there anyway and I'm sure the psych would like to look at it before my appointment on Wednesday.

I got email from Office Depot that they had furniture on sale and they mentioned chairs so I clicked to look. They have the chair I've looked at a few times -- Big & Tall & Heavy -- on sale with $100 off and free delivery. I bought. It might be here Monday and I'll have to ask one of the bookgroup people to come attach the top to the bottom and then take the old one to the dumpster. The old one works, but the plastic fabric is torn in a number of places and it's not very comfortable now.

When I watched the tape of Castle on Monday night, I saw a character that I was sure was on the show I'd taped right before: Make it or Break It. I looked it up at imdb and I was right! Of course, ABC and ABC Family are related. Her Brooklyn accent wasn't very good and she had a lot more makeup on, but it was her.

On the way home from the doctor's, I saw an odd vehicle in front of me -- sort of banana peel shaped and colored, three wheels with one in the back, and it sounded like a motorcycle engine. As I got to where we were at a light, me straight and him on my right, I saw that the driver was wearing a helmet. The side said Hudson Stinger. That site says it sells for $18.5k and while it will keep the gas low, so will a lot of cars that cost a lot less. I think people who buy this must just think it looks neat. I think it looks neat, but I wouldn't buy it.

I bet a tea party cruise in Alaska will be fun! One of the special guests is Aaron Klein, author of the best-selling The Manchurian President: Barack Obama’s Ties to Communists, Socialists and Other Anti-American Extremists. I'd almost like to read that.

And last, but not least, pictures of the ducklings!

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From:heleninwales
Date:April 15th, 2011 01:18 pm (UTC)
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That Hudson Stinger looks cute, but it wouldn't be very good for the roads round here. :)

Back in the 60s and 70s, a lot of people drove Reliants because not only did they use less fuel, they were taxed as motor bikes (which was cheaper) and you could drive them on a motorbike licence. They were, however, slow and notoriously unstable on corners!

Edited at 2011-04-15 01:18 pm (UTC)
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 15th, 2011 08:23 pm (UTC)
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Oh, these would be considered motorcycles, too. The trike is just a variation and most have one wheel in front and two in back. The trikes are supposed to be pretty good on corners, but I don't know about the reverse one.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:April 20th, 2011 07:11 pm (UTC)

Calcium, sleep, osteopenia

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Good news about the desk chair and also especially the osteopenia! Did you know that combining calcium with vitamin D, and magnesium can help the body create melatonin to better aid in sleep? I recently learned this, have been trying it out...I know you struggle with sleep at times so I thought you might want to know :)

Love, Cyndi
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From:mjlayman
Date:April 20th, 2011 10:30 pm (UTC)

Re: Calcium, sleep, osteopenia

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Oh, that would be great! Thanks!
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