EGD

Tomorrow morning I am supposed to report to the gastroenterology specialist at a surgical center for them to do an EGD (also known as esophago-gastro-duodenoscopy). So nothing to eat or drink after midnight.

I worried about doing anything medical until after the virus scare is gone. But the Dr. says the procedure is deemed needful and is approved. I wrote about my esophageal spasms in my post on March 17th. My father and twin sister have both had the procedure… apparently they will put a balloon down my throat and inflate it, to stretch where the constriction is. I will be asleep through the process. I don’t know why it makes me so nervous.

Ten days

I realized today, it has been ten days since I reported in!

I have continued to do very well, with the combination of B1 [650 mg] and Amantadine capsules. I don’t find myself running down and feeling in need of a pick me up!

My routine when I get up: take 1 capsule Amantadine, Plug in sauna and set heat to 140 degrees, eat a serving of yogurt set timer for 1/2 hour, spend 25 min in the sauna. Then shower. Then, after I’ve dressed for the day, I spend 10 minutes exercising on the Whole Body Vibration machine… [equivalent to an hour in the gym.]

After breakfast, I have been working in flower beds and garden. We still have bell peppers, lettuce, Swiss chard, onions, and a few tomatoes. I mixed up the apple cider vinegar, salt and dish soap recipe and put it in a spray bottle. I have to tell you. IT WORKED!! I feel … so much wiser. 🙂

We have been able to keep busy while sheltered in place, as our daughter has purchased supplies, as requested, to keep our projects on track. Plus, we finally received a cable internet service, so we have been moving things around to turn a space into an office for our daughter, so she can work from home 4 days a week, when Disney is ready for her back.

A gentleman in a Parkinson’s community chat room tries to share some clean humor each time he posts; today’s post follows

A frog goes into a bank and approaches the teller. He can see from her nameplate that her name is Patty Whack.

“Miss Whack, I’d like to get a $3 0,000 loan to take a holiday.”

Patty looks at the frog in disbelief and asks his name. The frog says his name is Kermit Jagger, his dad is Mick Jagger, and that it’s okay, he knows the bank manager.

Patty explains that he will need to secure the loan with some collateral.

The frog says, “Sure. I have this,” and produces a tiny porcelain elephant, about an inch tall, bright pink and perfectly formed.

Very confused, Patty explains that she’ll have to consult with the bank manager and disappears into a back office.

She finds the manager and says, “There’s a frog called Kermit Jagger out there who claims to know you and wants to borrow $30,000, and he wants to use this as collateral.” She holds up the tiny pink elephant. “I mean, what in the world is this?”

(You’re gonna love this.)

The bank manager looks back at her and says, “It’s a knickknack, Patty Whack. Give the frog a loan. His old man’s a Rolling Stone.”

(You sang it, didn’t you? Yeah, I know you did.)

Never take life too seriously.

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p.s. to my followers: I erred when I said 650 gr it should have said B1 [650 mg]