Bits & Bytes

YAY ME! I just got my latest round of blood work and my eGFR (kidney function) is up to 47. Twenty-seven months ago, when I landed in the ICU with kidney failure, it was 14. My nephrologist told me that anything above 25 was sustainable, but below that, I was headed for dialysis, a transplant list, and death, so it was a Very Big Deal when I finally broke 25. But for a long time, it’s been stuck in the low 40s. I’m so excited to hit 47! And my creatinine (another kidney thing) has dropped from over 1.2 to 1.16. Neither test is in the normal range (yet!) but it’s super good news that my kidneys appear to be healing from whatever knocked them out in 2016. I had a bajillion tests done, but they never found a single thing wrong with my kidneys … except they weren’t working! When my nephrologist ran out of tests to do, he sighed and said, “I just keep getting back a whole lot of NORMAL.” Except for the eGFR and creatinine tests LOL. So anyway, PRAISE GOD!

2018_11 Use it

TRUMP TWEET: President Trump tweeted this video decrying illegal alien murderers that Democrat policies have allowed into our country. Some declared this was a “racist” ad. Many others said no, it’s just factual. My favorite was, “Illegal alien murderer isn’t a race.”

2018_11 Lock door

TUCKER CARLSON: “Let’s fix Honduras” bwahaha.

TUCKER CARLSON: The caravan is about 70% young, dangerous males.

RUSSIAGATE: HOW many months did Dems and their Yammering Media spout apocalyptic horror over Russia’s alleged control over Trump and our election process? But now that we’re in the countdown to an actual election with huge significance to Trump’s agenda … the whole issue is MIA.

2018_10 Pelosi

CIVILITY: On Tuesday during a campaign event, Bernie Sanders called President Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history.” I’m so glad to see that Democrats have taken last week’s mail bomb scare and lethal synagogue shooting to heart and toned down the sensationalist, violence-mongering rhetoric.

PASS THE POPCORN: Sen. Claire McCaskill called a Missouri state senator a “crazy Democrat” — so she called McCaskill a “piece of shit” and compared her to a slave owner. And we’re less than a week from election day.

2018_11 01 Cable

OCTOBER RATINGS: For basic cable, Fox News Channel averaged more (by a lot) total viewers than CNN and MSNBC combined. ::snort::

PANTS ON FIRE: Trump tweeted about Harry Reid’s sponsorship of a 1993 bill to end birthright citizenship. Reid responded by saying he “immediately” changed his mind on that one. But a YEAR later, he wrote an Op Ed for the LA Times saying, “Our doors should remain open, but only wide enough to admit those to whom we can realistically offer opportunity and security. To leave the door unguarded is to create an environment in which no one can live securely and peacefully. And so I am sponsoring a bill in the Senate to reduce immigration-legal and illegal.”

BEN & JERRY’S: They embraced the flaming anti-semite, Linda Sarsour, to launch their new anti-Trump ice cream flavor “Pecan Resist.”

TISSUE ALERT: Three paraplegics have walked for the first time in years after being fitted with a revolutionary new device that electrically stimulated their spinal cords. These signals are thought to have triggered the growth of new nerve connections in the spinal cord of the patients, because the patients were still able to walk after the electrodes were turned off!

LOL!! “How Trump plays the Media”

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  1. Pistol Pete

    Great to hear you’re getting better!