Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bethany Arrives Today

Thanksgiving Week
The fun all begins today as we expect our daughter to be here later today on flights from Rochester, NY. We’ll be picking her up at the airport later today. Then on Wednesday we expect the middle Tennessee gang to arrive… that’s Mandy & Alex and Sylvia. Then the rest of the crew will be here on Thursday morning. We’ll have at least 15 people for lunch on Thursday.

Basketball Dog
A friend sent me this video that I think you will enjoy if you like dogs and you like basketball.

Venous Thrombosis 
Venous Thrombosis - That’s the name for blood clots that form in a vein—my current health issue in my left hind leg. I had some blood work done yesterday, and it seems the Coumadin has not kicked in very much, so they upped the dosage and want me to continue the Lovenox shots twice a day for 5 more days. I give these shots to myself in my stomach. Each 5 days on the Lovenox costs me about $745 because I am in the famous “donut hole”. Some of you out there are familiar with the donut hole.

My doctor tells me to take it easy and let the medicine do its job. I’d like to be on the go a little bit more than I am, but I’m doing OK.

Tennessee Granddaddy Says:
I’m happy. I hope you are too. There’s so much to be thankful for. Let’s all try to do some good today.

Quote of the Day
There is no such thing as gratitude unexpressed.  If it is unexpressed, it is plain, old-fashioned ingratitude.  ~Robert Brault

Joke of the Day

Camelot was under attack by a large, fearsome dragon. So, King Arthur called upon his most valiant knight to slay the dragon.

Unfortunately, all of the horses were frightened of the dragon and cowered in terror. All other options exhausted, the knight found a one-eyed, arthritic Great Dane.

But, King Arthur took one look at the dog and shook his head. "I'll kill the dragon myself," he said. "I wouldn't send a knight out on a dog like this." 

Sorry about that. That’s a corny joke!


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madcobug said...

I pray that you leg will get better soon. I have had some service vein blood clots and they are very painful. Ache and throb with pain like crazy. I hope all your kin get there safely and that you all have a Happy Thanksgiving. Stay off that Leg. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your Dad let me know you were sick in his blog today, so I came by to say get well soon! I do hope that medicine does the trick for you. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jim, Ray said you were not faring as well as you would like. I know how you are about wanting to be busy & or on the go. Try & take things slow so the family can enjoy your company for years to come.Hope all that gather at your place on Thanksgiving remember the Creator, the many blessings he has given us all, during our life time. Love to all of you & that "you" continue to get better.