There is a classic children’s book called Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Voirst.  If you haven’t read it, you should check it out, especially if you have kids.  Anyhow, it’s a great book and I often refer to it.

Well, this week has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.  After first transplant I’d often say that my innards felt terrible.  This is sort of like that.  And as usual, it always feels the worst in the morning.  Why is that?

I also started having the same muscle problems I had before I stopped taking Lipitor.  When I had my stents put in, I was prescribed Pravastatin with hopes that I could tolerate it.  Well, that’s a negative.  It seems the statin family and I do not get along.

A positive bit of news is the high hopes of counteracting my muscle problems.  I spoke with my cardio transplant nurse and it seems that CoQ10 is often used to help with the side effects of statins.  Let’s hope it works!  That would be such an easy solution.  If it doesn’t work, I don’t know what other drugs, besides statins, I would be able to take.

Let’s see.  On a more happy front, Carol and Fidel are flying up tonight for the long weekend.  Yay! People to play games with!  Elizabeth gave me a couple of boardgames for Christmas.  I can’t wait to play them.

On the knitting front, I finished a cardigan for Carol’s birthday present.  It still needs to be blocked.  Once she tries it on, I’ll get some pictures.  Right now I have a couple of things on needles.  The same on-going blanket that I’ve been working on since forever, and a cardigan for myself.  I plan on casting on for Janet’s birthday present pretty soon.

On a completely different note, have I written about my love of HINT water?  When it comes down to it, it’s bottled water that smells good.  I know it sounds weird, but it works. It’s especially great if you don’t like to drink plain water and want to get those ounces in for the day. I find that I drink more than double the amount of water I used to.

It also comes carbonated as HINT fizz. Peach is my favorite fizz flavor and watermelon is my favorite flavor for the regular kind. The downside is that it costs more than regular bottled water. For me, it’s worth the extra cents, but if you don’t buy bottled water in the first place, it’s expensive as all get out… for water that smells good.