Yes, I have to give credit where credit is due.
Mike made a commitment to himself and has stuck to it. He has made several adjustments in diet habits and it really seems to be paying off. His feet and ankles are no longer swollen and he has lost a bit of weight. He had a check-up at the cardiologist today. His blood pressure was 120/76, lowest reading in a medical setting since I have known him. One medication was swapped for another and three were dropped entirely.
Of course, he did have a number of tests done today--and he has to see his regular physician for a possible bladder infection. We will have to wait for those results, but today was good news.
Oh, and my jeans fit again after the shock of travel bloat. It has turned cold, so the jeans came back out along with a couple of sweaters. Winter jacket, hats, and mittens are put away for the season though. I'm just firm about that. So that was good news for me. I was so happy about the jeans thing that I went out for my walk even though it was raining. I shouldn't be too happy, though--I know that my doctor will tell me to lose ten pounds when I go for my physical. She always does. You'd think she would give up. Or maybe I should drop the ten pounds?
The daffodils are all gone by now. The lilacs and lily-of-the-valley are in bloom. They smell so wonderfully like spring. The bleeding heart in out as well, and the crab apple trees are in full blossom. It is such a beautiful time of year...and so fleeting.