Actually I never developed asthma until the past few years, before I quit smoking, and should I have continued not to smoke I might have had more serious problems then just the asthma. Until now, I hadn't even realized, or thought about it, it had been "Cancer Awareness" month when I did quit. Wow a double meaning to it.
Well a very very big "HAPPY ANNIVERSARY" to myself. Also a very "Happy Anniversary" to our son, Paul, who has been cigarette free for two weeks!!!
To quit smoking cigarettes is not a very easy accomplishment, being compared to quitting Heroin, which apparently is easier to quit? Since I was in my early twenties I think I had tried quitting at least a dozen or more times. I really think I had myself brainwashed to quit when I turned 50 years old, as this is when my Mother had quit (wow, thirty-four years ago). For those of us who are still trying to quit, most certainly don't give up trying, as it might all come together one day for you, as I had been to the point between the smell and the cost it was just sickening to me (lol, but I still craved them). Good luck to all .......
My dearest, Elsie, speaking of health issues, I did ask my Doctor about his thoughts on "Calcium causing Heart issues in women". He is of the opinion it is more directed at women who are diabetic and smokers (these woman being the "higher" at risk). He is advising women make sure their "Bone Density" tests are current, in order to be correctly evaluated I would think. Since my last bone density was as recent as the past three years, and a "good" report, he said I could refrain from taking a Calcium Supplement, however continue on with the 1000 units of Vitamin "D". Thank you for reminding me about this matter, as my brain could use a little "juggle" now and then (in someways more).
I suppose if we were all to eat a "correct" daily balanced diet, we would get enough of Calcium from our diets, and have no need for a supplement. However this so called, "perfect diet" certainly doesn't happen in my household. I am a very large consumer of veggies & fruits, however not a very big "milk drinking" fan, and really how much "cheese" can one person consume in a day?
It is very difficult for women, as once menopause begins for us, I believe it draws from our body calcium. I would certainly welcome more opinions then my own Doctor's, so should anyone else being asking their own Doctor about this newly released "Calcium" dilemma, please let me know?
Speaking of daily diets.....ours was one of eggs, bacon, home fries and toast for last night's supper. With the exception of myself, since I don't like eggs with runny yolks, I made myself a mushroom omelet:
....and then for tonight's dessert the before & after pictures:
Combine:3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp Cinnamon (I used 1 tsp)
Add sliced peaches to mix. Place in 9" deep dish pie shell, cover with shell lid. Seal & flute edges. Slit or prick top (I used a "bear" cookie cutter).
Bake in preheated 450* F oven for 15 minutes or until pastry is golden.
Reduce heat to 350* F oven and continue baking for 30-35 minutes longer.
One "handsome" boy is he not? Oops, sidetracked again.....on with our famous Wiarton Airport local weather report for the day: