On December 31, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

There are many reasons I do not want to be a “Professional Post-op” and why I am liable to laugh out loud at those who would use that term to describe me.

I don’t play games.  I don’t play politics.  I’m not fake.  I’m not effusive with my emotions.  I’m not overly chatty.  I tend to be very analytical with my thoughts.  I’m not overly graceful socially.  I’m quite literal in words, actions, and thoughts.  I try very hard not to overreact.  I try not to judge others harshly (let’s face it — we all judge.. it is human nature).  And I try not to allow my emotions to color my thoughts.

That last one is really a bitch.

It is why I’m writing this blog post today rather than last night.  Last night, I was too angry to be rational.  Instead, I painted my nails black and watched Criminal Minds.  Today, I’m just sad.

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Celebrate Goodies

So back in October (yes, I realize it’s almost January..) Vic from Celebrate sent me a care package of some of Celebrate’s newer products.  It included a bottle of their Pineapple-Strawberry multivitamins, Cherry Tart calcium, Cherry B12 sublinguals, and their full line of ENS liquid multivitamin/calcium mixes.

I was in bariatric heaven.

Since I got a full month of the multivitamin, calcium, and B12, and because I’m not normally one for chewable vitamins?  I decided to actually TAKE the vitamins for a full month before doing the reviews on the products to see when I got tired of them, IF I got tired of them.  This is coming from someone who thinks Flintstones take like crap, could not stand Optisource, etc.

First up?  The Pineapple-Strawberry multivitamin.

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Be the Change – Save a Life

On December 28, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

ABC News is doing a great new series about small things that normal people — people like you and me — can do to enact REAL change in the world.  Not people who have millions upon millions of dollars, or those with IQs of 187 or eidetic memories.  Normal people.  You.  Me.  The elementary school down the street.

So I watched the first show and was thinking about our own little community.

So I walk up on high and step to the edge to see my world below.
And I laugh at myself, as the tears roll down.
Cause it’s the world I know, it’s the world I know.

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Transthyretin (TTR)

On December 27, 2010, in General Nutrition, Tests, by Andrea

Transthyretin (TTR) is the test formally known as prealbumin.  It still is known as prealbumin by some labs, so be aware that the two names may be used interchangeably.

Transthyretin is a transport protein for thyroxine (T4) and retinol (vitamin A).  The main clinical use for a transthyretin level is for monitoring nutritional status as it is a better indicator of protein status than albumin.

This is a non-fasting test.

Range: 20-40 mg/dL Range given are from MY laboratory ranges.  Yours may vary slightly.  Adapt as needed.

A low level indicates malnutrition.

Donation Time!

On December 27, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Andrea

Hey all.

I hate self-promotion.  It’s just not me.  As much as Kaitlin and Beth and Jeannie and others kinda tell me to do it?  It’s just not something I’m good at.  I can sell.. just not good at selling myself.  What can I say – I’m still a bit broken in the head.

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