Well, the “blizzard” was fun. I discovered that it’s possible to die of heat exhaustion in the middle of a frigid snowstorm when you wear too much wool in too many layers. Hooray for poor wardrobe planning! But I do love the white stuff.
Last few weeks have been a treat:
- My doctor’s visit was fun. Turns out, my thyroid is in mint condition — but, I have an extremely seriously low level of vitamin D in my system. This has a role to play in a bunch of biochemical processes, including calcium regulation, so we’re attacking the vitamin D issue as our first strategery for defeating the twin terrors of “Jason has no energy” and “Jason is in a mental fog.” I have a prescription for a 50,000 IU dose that I take once per week for eight weeks, then get follow-up labs drawn. Stay tuned (and yes, I’ve already had my fill of “white boy needs sun” jokes, thankyouverymuch).
- My dad had pretty major surgery this week. Keep him in your prayers.
- The family Christmas this year was interesting. Brian was back from Iraq for a week or so; hence, we assembled last Monday for festivities. He is doing well, and that cheeky bastard has already lost a million pounds, which seem to have found a new home upon my thighs. Sometimes life just isn’t fair. 🙂
- With the cold I was able to wear my big fuzzy Siberian rabbit hat this week. As usual, I got questions and comments. Good times.
- The hospital and writing are holding steady. More changes loom, but it’s too early to say what life will look like a month from now.
- Duane seems to be settling in well. He appears happy. We’ve been doing a bit of online WoW lately. I’m glad he’s OK; he was in a pretty bad spot just a few months ago.