December 14th, 2006

Medical stuff

Test results

I just had a consultation with my doctor for my A1C and other bloodwork.

And. They really couldn't have been better.

My A1C, which measures my blood glucose level over three months, was 5.9. Which means I'm not even in the standard range for diabetes. My last reading was 6.7; my first, the one that got me on meds and diet was 9.

My doctor says that if I get down to 165 - if I lose another 13 lbs - he'll probably take me off some, if not all, meds. That includes the blood pressure med - and my current blood pressure is 120/80 (it was higher last week, but last week I'd just started a period, and I was retaining water) and the cholesterol med. Because one is supposed to have a ration of good/bad cholesterol under 4.4. And mine? Was three.

We do eat a lot of fish, and I'm drinking a lot of soy milk.

I'm not changing a thing of what I'm doing.
Mama Deb

Holiday prep

Sunday is the big family Chanukah party. I just made two lasagnas. It's sort of an optional pot luck, but, honestly? I made them so we'd be absolutely certain we'd have something to eat. It's dairy, you see, and we know they're not strict on cheese there.

Menorahs - I just got a new one because I really, really want to light oil, not candles and the one I've been using doesn't take oil cups. So we got one that did, and it's very pretty. And we got nine oil cups (and two spares) for it, too. Jonathan needs to clean the oil cups from last year's for his.

I need to get a couple of boxes of gelt for my office. I have books for Jonathan and he has presents for me, and we have gifts for his parents and brother, and for the kids at the party.
1. Susan Cooper's "The Dark is Rising" series for the seventh grader
2. Mille Bourne card game for his 5th grade brother
3. Stacking pegs for the 2.5 year old
5. A plastic box with shapes to poke in for the one year old.

And then there's the niece. So far - One giant box of Legos with which Uncle Jonathan is not satisfied, so he's getting her the parts its missing and one handknit hat and mitten set. We're also getting a smaller toy for the small family celebration on Wednesday.

Shul party on Saturday night.

Um. whew?

Back to yuletide story.