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Another trip around the sun [Jul. 29th, 2006|07:09 am]

Thursday was my birthday, which means I'm now sliding towards 50 more than I am strolling away from 40. Age may be just a number, but dang, those numbers add up fast.

I've decided I'm going to suck at being old. Jowels make me grumpy. Droopy eyelids do not give me character. But most of all, I can't remember anything worth beans. Which, I'm finding out this week, means I'm going to be really bad about taking meds.

Last week I went back to the doctor, for followup on my elevatated liver levels (which is much more fun to say than to type, as evidenced by the fact it just took me three tries to type that prase) and whatever infection in my head is stubbornly sticking around. So, I'm now on prednisone and another antibiotic in addition to the Hey, thyriod! pill, the zyrtec, and the keep-my-ankles-from-looking-like-water-ballons stuff. And the fun part? They all have to be taken at different times, in different ways.

I don't think I've had a day yet where I've remembered to take them all, although like the Good Girl I always am, I haven't totally forgotten the Big Three (thyroid, steriod, antibioticiod). I swear, I need one of those pill boxes with a zillion compartments for day/time of day/meal/weather conditions to keep it all straight.

Anyhoos, the birthday part of getting older is always fun. I had a very nice birthday lunch at work. The kids and I also had a nice birthday lunch yesterday at our favorite Chinese place and I let them have Shirley Temples, which come with a straw stuck through a cool flower, which is more exciting than the actual drink. I got to open presents twice - the ones from Husband and the kids on my actual birthday, and the ones from the rest of my family last night at my official birthday dinner. At which I wore a birthday crown. How cool is that?


From: blissonbliss
2006-07-29 03:57 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday! Happy birthday!

And whew! I thought the memory thing was just me. I've had the weekly pill popper thing for the puppy for a year now. And I still forget to pill her. There must be a better way. A very, very cool birthday indeedy.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2006-07-30 03:07 pm (UTC)
Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!!

I feel totally like all of that too - only I'm 32. That's not a good picture.

I think the birthday crown is awesome! Did you get a picture?
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-30 09:33 pm (UTC)
You get presents? Is that an age thing???

Happy Birthday, sorry I missed it and glad to see you get a map! I found myself. Which says alot, because usually I'm bad with directions and geography!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-30 09:33 pm (UTC)
Crud, that was Misty...
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From: spritzcourt
2006-07-31 01:09 pm (UTC)
Happy belated birthday!!!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-31 03:08 pm (UTC)

Sorry you're feeling crappy.

And in all of that, there is no one thing wrong with you?
Just the Thyroid? I hope you get back to par here pretty quickly!

Glad you had a good day and I hope you feel better. And Shirley Temples here suck. They just put them in your standard issue yellow plastic glass without so much as an umbrella!

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[User Picture]From: quaero_verum
2006-07-31 03:54 pm (UTC)
Hippo Birdies!

I am feeling the same way about 40 that you are about 50. Next year will be my last great gasp of the 30's, and then watch out. I am not dreading 40 nearly as much as I dreaded 30, however, so I suppose maybe I'm ahead of the game for once.

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-07-31 04:57 pm (UTC)
50? Shimifty! You my dear, are timeless! And Hooray for presents!

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[User Picture]From: domesticharmony
2006-08-12 04:36 pm (UTC)
We have joined the ranks of the Pill Brigade! And happy 46th!
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