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It will be a few days before I post again, so I thought I’d do a quick catch up on miscellaneous items.

I go in today for my annual hip replacement check up. I’m going to have the doc look at my knees at the same time. We took X-rays a year ago and as much as they’ve been bothering me, I want to see if there have been any changes.

I go to Seattle (and back) Monday. Ten hours on a plane on my wedding anniversary! I should get gold stars.

Tuesday morning I go in for my annual physical. We’ll see what my doc has to say about the rapid heart rate. Some of you may remember how excited I was when my ankles reappeared after I started Enbrel. Well, they’ve disappeared almost completely again. I don’t know if this RA related or something to do with the rapid heart rate I’ve been experiencing. I went to one of those online symptom checkers and put in rapid heart rate, swollen ankles, and fatigue and it came up with as its first choice, congestive heart failure. I don’t think that’s it, but it does make one wonder.

Tuesday I also get my car out of the shop. A piece of road debris flew up and hit the rear, drivers’ side door and put about a 2″ scratch in the door. The problem is, it took the paint off all the way to the metal, so I really don’t have a choice but to have it fixed. Not to complain about the cost of owning a nice car, but the price to have that 2″ scratch fixed has a comma in it.

Yesterday I went through the first step of getting a crown replaced. One of the root canals I had last December was in a tooth that already had a crown, which was over 20 years old, so I’ve wound up having to have it replaced.

This Sunday is NASCAR racing at Texas Motor Speedway, so assuming that it doesn’t get rained out, you’ll know where I’ll be spending my Sunday.

And finally, some great news. My nephew and his wife just found out they’re pregnant. He deploys to Afghanistan in a couple of weeks, so I’m really thrilled for them.

I hope your weekend (and early next week) are great. I’ll post an update after I get back from Seattle and I see my doctor on Tuesday morning. Thanks for checking in.

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