As my children make leprechaun traps with trails of candy, I think I'll give everyone an update on my health as well as my experiment.
The candy thing is seriously driving me nuts. They have slowed down a little bit but not much. I finally caved today and put it away while I was making lunch (they were eating piece after piece while I was trying to cook them a decent lunch) and while I was making dinner (same story) because they're miraculously "not hungry" at every meal since this experiment started. But other than those two times, the kids have still had full run of the candy jar. I think if I give it a few more days, it will slow down more and more but I'm not sure if I'll make it to that long. I'll keep you posted.
As far as my health, I reported the other day that I was feeling good, and I was. But overall, I'm still not feeling as good as I think I should. The most black and white difference I've noticed is that before my original surgery in Costa Rica, I felt horrible after jogging...light headed, dizzy, and completely drained. After the angioplasty, I was able to work out longer, and feel SO much better than I ever did before. And now, I'm back to feeling horrible after aerobic exercise. It's frustrating. And it makes sense to me, and Dr. Hatch, and my neuro Dr. Vincent (I saw them both in the past 2 days) that if my veins are closed, and I do exercise that makes my blood pump faster and stronger, it's going to make me feel light headed and dizzy, etc. So, long story short, I've decided to have the surgery AGAIN. Yes, this will be my 4th venogram in less than a year. (1 with Dr. Gibby who claimed to have found nothing, 1 in Costa Rica, 1 with Dr. Hatch, and now another.) UGH, I know. But I want to know if my veins have restenosed, and the only way to really know is to have them go in there and take a look. So I've got the surgery (it's really just a procedure but they call it surgery)scheduled for March 31st at 7AM. I'm really not looking forward to being on yet another 30 days of shots in the stomach, but I feel so truly grateful that I can have this procedure done 30 minutes away from my home! What a blessing.
P.S. Apparently Chandler's music teacher told them today that if they leave their shoes out in the living room tonight, a leprechaun will come and leave chocolate golden coins in them. Chandler is SUPER excited about this and now the other kids are too. Ummmm...is SHE going to come to my house and put them in? No. Thanks a lot Ms. Music Teacher Lady. So...I guess it's off to the store for some chocolate coins. What's a little more candy, right? :)