Happy birthday to me. Knee surgery went without a hitch on Thursday. In and out super speedy. I really like Dr. G. No muss, no fuss. Just gets down to business. They got the torn carilage under control. Unfortuantely I have pretty advanced chrondra malatia, which means my thigh bone is pretty much rubbing on the other bones. Candidate for double-knee replacement in the future. Why, yes I am. Blech. Enough about that.
Birthday was good otherwise. Frank even made me cupcakes. Very sweet of him...I was on pain killers and sleeping most of Thursday and Friday but was able to get up and walk a bit on the knee by Saturday. I'm back in the office today. Keeping my leg elevated (that was for Frank) and I'm icing it as perscribed. :)
On another health note, Frank had his upper and lower GI scans yesterday. He's in pretty good shape. Nothing there to confirm what the problem is, but his bloodwork apparently is off the charts for the Gluten test. Man. Like 300 points higher than the top range for normal. He's been avoiding wheat, gluten and corn (because that seems to bother him as well) and voila, his problems seems to be abating. Including the lack of ability to fall asleep. If that's what it is, awful as it may be, at least we have our answer and he can start mending his health. I know he would like nothing more. I think he follows up with the GI doc later this week. My fingers are crossed that that is the culprit of the problems.
Frank and I have also gotten off the moving "ride". We found a new house model we both really like. It's a great floor plan. Would give us 5 bedrooms and a den, plus 4 full baths. Great layout. But, when I started asking about the cost of all the design choices what we learned is not so much that it's expensive...we figured that. But more that it's expensive and we still wouldn't get what we want. For instance, we are finishing the trim in our house (after 2 years -- whatever). It's 5 1/4" base board with a nice design at the top. At the new house the upgrade to 5" baseboards, that are literally 1/4" thick wood pieces, nothing fancy, just wood slats, would be $1,1o0. Or we could go with the standard 3" builder grade trim. Yuck on both counts. Things like that. I'm going to either a) pay for an ugly uprade and be irritated by it until I finally tear it out and make the improvement; or b) I'm going to go with the cheap version and rip that out and pay to upgrade it on my own. Seriously?
When we finally looked at everything and dollar for dollar, we have finally settled on just staying put...again. With one caveat. We are going to finish the basement. Probably next year. With 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom. That should take care of the space issues. And that's that. Stick needles in my eye if I talk about moving again. I'm glad to be settled once and for all.
That's about that. Nothing new to report on the weight loss journey. I missed Saturday due to my knee. Next week I'll go for sure. Hopefully those cupcakes didn't set me too far back! :)