Tuesday, May 25, 2010


We didn't have to collect the children from school today so we were free to do our own thing. First of all I went to the Doctor's to get the results of my tests. I was very pleased with myself as I'd managed (with the help of drugs and the Bryant diet) to lower my cholesterol from 7.00 to 5.00. However, I've got to get it even lower so I've still got to turn my back on cheese! And how I love it! Also I discovered that the blockage in my carotid artery is only 50% and is not life threatening as long as I keep thinning my blood. Actually, the consultation only livened up when Dr Chandler asked me about my blog and brought it up on his screen! We discussed it a bit and he put it in his Favourites, so I felt quite honoured as I have a great regard for him. Meanwhile, other patients were waiting in the waiting room 'patiently' (sorry!).

Then we went out on a spending spree. I bought a new Canon camera but I may have bought rather hastily as it was Sale Price and I don't think it has all the features of my late lamented (stolen) Canon. I can't check it out properly yet as I've got to 'get a man in' to repair my computer/printer link first!! Technical things bedevil me!
Anyway, we went on to shop some more. Malcolm spent a birthday voucher on a lovely soft grey cardigan, and I bought two pairs of shoes. Then I saw a bed cover I rather liked and I bought that as well. We staggered home under rainy skies to inspect our purchases.


  1. Well good for you Brenda on lowering that dreading cholesterol! I hate trying to do it but I too lowered mine just not enough for my doctors satisfaction. I hate not eating cheese as it is one of my favorites as well!
    Hurray, you bought a new camera! You will have it all figured out in no time and we will get to see your photos! I have faith in you!
    Love Di ♥

  2. Sounds like a great day with great reports from your doctor as well as fun shopping. I like these kind of days very much, keep up the good work lowering your cholesterol, it is a hard thing to do.........:-) Hugs

  3. Hello. Thanks for stopping by the other day. Returning the visit. Congratulations on the new camera. Remember: getting is better than having.

  4. Congrats on lowering your cholesterol, that is great news. What an honor for your doctor to make your blog a favorite. (And how wonderful you have a doctor who actually takes the time to talk to you ...)Hope you enjoy the new camera.