Phil had his visit with our GP on Thursday and came home feeling it had been a very good visit. Dr Ken has started Phil on Crestor to bring his cholesterol down and he has to return in 2 months, I guess for another blood test to make sure the medication is working. I take Crestor and it doesn't seem to have bad side effects for me so hopefully Phil will have no problems with it. One interesting thing Dr Ken did say about we diabetics. The Professor had also told me similar but perhaps not put as plainly as this: For some time now it has been considered if a person with type 2 diabetes is in their 70s then the sevens should be OK and if a person is in their 80s then the eights are OK. What this relates to is the HbA1c which is a blood test that shows what has been happening in one's body over the past 3 months. We were both getting sixes when younger which crept up into the sevens several years ago but are now in the low 8s. Phil had a reading of 8.2% the same as I had back in September. The reason they do this is red blood cells have a viable life of about 3 months. We are tested 6 monthly. The most important thing Dr Ken said was "Phil, you are doing remarkably well for a man nearing 87 years old." I feel this cheered the old fellow up quite a bit.
I always like to add some pretty flowers to brighten up what is quite often quite a dull page. I thought these rather lovely.
After two extremely hot days on Monday and Tuesday the temperature dropped like a stone and we had some wonderful rain...7mm in our gauge which in November is very acceptable. Friend further down the coast said they had thunderstorms which thankfully missed us completely. The weather is warming up slightly but still cool enough for yours truly to feel comfortable.
There's been a lot of talk in the media about the US election held over a week ago and nobody really seems to know what to expect when Mr Trump becomes President in January. I feel it is going to be a case of wait and see because from what I can see confusion seems to reign supreme right now. What is it they say? "Hope for the best but fear the worst." I hope that doesn't come to pass. We really must hope for the best and that the new President will have sensible advisers, if such people exist these days.
Here's hoping your weekend is a happy one. Ours will be quiet as usual but at our age it suits us.