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It was an early (4:30 a.m. alarm) and exciting morning. Off to get my back lower left molar extracted and prepped for an implant. It all went remarkably well: no pain, just some unpleasant pushing and pulling. I was disappointed the pre-op drugs didn’t have a more dramatic effect. I was kind of hoping for hallucinations and temporary amnesia.
Signs of Winter
I had my annual cardiology check-up this morning with stellar results. Down 6 pounds since last year, blood pressure at 116/68 and resting pulse at 52. The other big news is the first snowfall at the Mt. Rainier visitor center:
Just back from periodontist. One molar needs root canal and crown. Another one is getting extracted and replaced with an implant. The excitement starts in a couple of weeks.
…but feels great. Forty-eight hours after my surgery my knee feels fine. It’s stiff and puffy but I have zero pain and can motor around the house just fine. I hope the next six weeks go as well at the first two days.
12-13-14: Good Day for Surgery
I see on the news that lots of couples are getting married today; supposedly there’s some luck attached to the consecutive numbers in today’s date. Me, I’m doing arthroscopic meniscectomy. After trying rest, cortisone injections, and tons of workouts we decided to have my right knee scoped. A good outcome has me back on the golf course by mid February. I’m certainly not missing many good golf days right now.
Shoulder Rehab Starts Today
Last week’s MRI confirmed the orthopedist’s diagnosis that I have a small rotator cuff tear in the right shoulder. I start physical therapy this afternoon and will check back with the surgeon in six weeks to see how things have progressed.
Phooey! Soda Really is Bad For You
Just read this little item from The Cleveland Clinic Health Hub:
Consuming one can of soda per day, either sugar-sweetened or diet, increased a person’s risk of stroke over time by 16 percent.