Here’s what has been going on in my life:
I got on the scale this morning, just to hear what the numbers say. Yes, I do have a talking scale, I don’t just magically hear the scale talking to me, at least I don’t think it does :). I am 165 pounds, that is just 1 pound off from where I was 11 months ago when I reached the target weight I had set for myself. 1 pound more doesn’t mean anything as we all change slightly based on what we’ve had to eat, health, etc.. I’m right where I want to be, hovering around 164 pounds for almost a year now. I’ve just been eating the same way, doing things in the same patterns, and happy to be maintaining my weight as I approach my 3 year mark in January since I had gastric bypass surgery!
I went to a dentist this past week to finally get my dental health going in a better direction. Almost 20 years ago when I was dealing with cancer, it was so urgent that radiation treatments get started that they didn’t consider taking time to do anything with my teeth first. So over the years they have slowly fallen apart. I had been to a few dentists over the years, some who wanted to put me down and make me feel bad about my dental health and a local dental school who didn’t want anything to do with me because I couldn’t afford the price of their services. This was of course with them knowing nothing about my ability to pay, they just based that on the insurance I have, which does cover some dental work and the fact that I’m blind.
I had a great visit with this dentist and found out only 2 teeth need to be pulled. He said he can work with the others. He didn’t put me down, understood about the effects of the radiation, and wants to help. Right now we’re just waiting to see what my dental benefits will pay and we’ll map out a game plan from there.
My Wife and I are just a week away from our 10th anniversary! We’ve been talking recently about the past 10 years, the good times and the not so good times we’ve been through together and how we love each other even more every day. We’ve still never had a fight or argument. We know each other well enough to know when we are getting on each other’s nerves and we back off. If something is important enough, an argument isn’t going to fix the issue. We will talk about the issue later and figure out a solution or discuss options. We don’t have any big plans for our 10th anniversary, just going to get our rings resized as we’ve both lost a considerable amount of weight since we last had them resized.
So in the words of the great p!nk,
“So raise your glass if you are wrong
In all the right ways
All my underdogs, we will never, never be
Anything but loud and nitty gritty, dirty little freaks
Won’t you come on and come on, and
Raise your glass
Just come on and come and
Raise your glass”