On Friday, July 20, 2007, we decided to go see the Blues play a home game in San Luis Obispo. The Blues were playing against the Santa Barbara Foresters. The Blues have been having a very good season and the bleachers were full of supporters! It was an exciting game right to the end but our local team didn't come out victorious this time. Final score? 4 to 3. Wes and I had Hot Dogs, Beckie, a Cheeseburger and Matt tried the Tri-Tip sandwich...all very good! Even little Scotty had Gerber hot dogs! We also ate some peanuts and sang "Take Me Out To The Ballgame". After the sun set it started getting kind of chilly and we had Chai Tea and Hot Cocoa to keep us warm. It wouldn't be summer without baseball!
The Picture - Half Empty or Half Full? Many of you who know me know I've been fighting a battle with Graves' Disease for about a year and a half. It was diagnosed in February of 2007. I was so very sick back then I actually thought I was going to die! One of the main symptoms was a rapid heartbeat and mine was probably 110 beats a minute. I was put on Methimazole, about 40 mg. per day to knock down the worst of the symptoms. That has gradually been reduced until now my dose is 5 mg. a day. Then I got some really bad news this week, my numbers are beginning to rise again. My Dr. called on Wednesday and told me he wanted to do the radioactive iodine treatment. I just don't feel ready for that at all. He gave me until the 7th of November, my next appointment, to "see the numbers change". He says to take the medicine every other day and in two weeks go off it all together. Yeah, the numbers will change and it won't be for the better I'm sure. So, I went on the