Snow Day
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First watch, 4 bells (10:05 pm)

We had five or so more inches of snow this morning when I woke up. I had to get up early and shovel the driveway so I could make my doctor's appointment at 8:30 this morning. The roads were horrendous, driving the 5 miles to Coeur d'Alene was a white-knuckled experience I'd not soon like to repeat.

The whole thing started with my regular blood donation. I've almost donated 3 gallons, but lately have been deferred repeatedly because my blood pressure has been too high. Since it's been relatively high (averaging 150/84) every time I check it, I made an appointment to see my doctor. He ordered up some blood work and an ultrasound because he thought my neck was a little swollen. Turns out I have an under active thyroid. I was a bit worried about the medication (especially the cost), but it's really not very expensive. In fact, it costs less for me to pay cash out of pocket for the medicine than it costs for my springtime allergy medicine even after my insurance covers 80% of it.

So here's to health in the new year!

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