Every few years the sounds of acorns falling on my roof like a hailstorm invade my peace. My usual response is to be upset about the noise they make. However, this year, with all the storms and hurricanes, I am thankful that my oak trees are still standing, and that I have a roof over my head. I hope that in the spring, I will be able to hire someone to remove the branches hanging over my roof.
I have not been posting due to all the health problems I have encountered. While running some tests for the corporal tunnel syndrome, they discovered I have stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Needless to say, I have been in a state of shock and fear. I pray that with a proper diet, controlling my blood pressure, increasing my fluid intake and exercise, I can arrest it or slow down the progression. I guess when you get to my age everyday is a gift. Years of intense, stressful living and unhealthy habits have caught up with me. My advice to everyone is to watch your blood pressure, drink plenty of fluids, avoid NSIADs, if possible, and if you are diabetic, follow your doctor’s orders. Although I am not over weight and do not have diabetes, I understand that these, along with high blood pressure, are heavy contributors to kidney failure. Even though the doctors should have noticed this a few years ago, I am again thankful that they discovered this before it got to stage 4.
May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and that you see the gifts in everything!