Good morning. Mitch always tells me “it’s not easy being a Dol-fan.” I see what he means! Last night’s game was a disaster. Thanks to Gardein, I do have a favorite football meal as their hot and spicy “wings” (in the frozen food dept.) are really good–IF you like hot and spicy because they are VERY. Thankfully I didn’t force myself to stay awake for the game, which started at 8:30, and slept through the entire second half. Thankfully! I do have to wonder how the Patriots QB, Tom Brady, was every allowed by his parents to play such a dangerous game. If he were my son, I would have been worrying about something happening to that perfect face…it is PERFECT.
Now jump with me to a serious health topic. Because someone very dear to me was diagnosed with thyroid cancer last year, I have taken a particular interest in this one. Last week as I skimmed through my DVR, I watched a segment on the Dr. Oz show about the rapid and dramatic rise in diagnosed cases of this type of cancer. One suggestion that we should all heed: ASK FOR A THYROID GUARD when getting dental x-rays and mammograms. Never heard of a thyroid guard before, but I will definitely be asking when getting future x-rays. If you have an unusual lump just about and inch or so below your Adam’s apple, please get it checked out. When caught early, there is about a 97% cure rate for this one…
My nephew, who lives with his wife in NYC, left a fabulous job to attend Columbia University as part of the MBA program. He wrote me yesterday to let me know the guest speaker in his evening class was going to be David Broome, the Executive Producer of the Biggest Loser. He knew I would be excited and I was. He asked the students to remain in a “cone of silence,” so I have no great info to share, but I sure was excited for him and loved that he thought of his crazy aunt who is has a BL addiction. Yay. It’s Tuesday.
Well, happy to report that my pool is still very comfortable for swimming. 35 laps yesterday afternoon and then a walk/jog (mostly jog!) through “the track” with Mitch. This is fast becoming a Monday evening routine, which needless to say, I love. It was a celebratory day, after he finally passed a kidney stone that had definitely over-stayed it’s welcome. I am always amazed at the human body and how it will do everything in it’s power to rid itself of foreign objects! Kidney stone suffers, I have just ONE word for you: WATER
Time to stop moving my fingers and start moving my butt! Have a terrific Tuesday and I’ll meet you back here, tomorrow to discuss another week at “the ranch.” I can’t wait.