prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Bulldog Basketball vs North Carolina Central University. 11.27.2015.

This game was nip and tuck for the first half. Tech was behind three points at the half. But the Dawgs really went ahead in the second half and won 71 to 50.


Two of the most loyal fans.


The Dawgs are backed by a group of young players.


Poor Skip sat all alone. He is related to half of the people in Ruston, but did not have anyone to sit with him.





Champ has a good looking dance partner.


Five tuba game.




Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Is seven kittens enough? (A visit to Patches's two boys)

I visited Patches's two boys the other day. I sat on the porch of the Skip and Carolyn utility building. They both seem to know me and will let me pick them up and hold them. I had a bag of cat goodies and fed them. Soon there were many cats around me. I counted six. Then I counted seven. A fun visit.




The yellow kitten (one of Patches kittens) seems to be the boss of all seven cats.






Monday, November 23, 2015

Vital Signs

I stopped taking Lisonopril last February. The cough that I have had for years is gone. Good bye Lisonopril cough! It is nice without it.

My only blood pressure medicine now is Atenolol. My blood pressure is up some so I have doubled my Atenolol a month ago. My BP is above the recommended 120/80. My BP (taken after a three minute rest) recently has been around 135/75. A higher BP is tolerated in older people. I have recently became an older person.

I expect to have an appointment with my Doctor pretty soon. I am looking forward to her thoughts..

Date
BP before rest
BP
after
rest
Temp
Weight
Steps
10/6/2015
155/73
134/64-70
97.8
246.5
2600
10/7/2015
147/99
145/67-71
97.8
245.5
4100
10/8/2015
161/77
133/60-71
97.9
245.5
6000
10/9/2015
156/64
142/67-77
98.3
245.3
4400
10/10/2015
167/69
134/68-71
98.1
244.3
3200
10/11/2015
167/84
142/75-67
97.7
244.3
2000
10/12/2015
150/77
124/69-76
98.2
246.1
1500
10/13/2015
162/76
139/72-69
97.8
246.1
2700
10/14/2015
169/82
140/73-72
97.8
247.5
2000
10/15/2015
170/74
155/76-77
98.0
248.3
2100
10/16/2015
176/74
135/76-77
98.0
248.3
2300
10/17/2015
190/83
138/73-71
98.1
247.3
2900
10/18/2015
146/89
141/70-70
97.7
245.9
3100
10/19/2015
179/99
159/74-69
97.6
247.3
1900
10/20/2015
154/75
142/62-70
97.6
246.6
3400
10/21/2015
146/69
130/68-75
97.8
248.1
1300
10/22/2015
138/66
125/57-71
98.1
248.7
2400
10/23/2015
160/74
128/67-71
98.0
248.0
2300
10/24/2015
143/62
122/60-73
98.5
248.0
3100
10/25/2015
147/75
122/63-69
98.3
249.2
1100
10/26/2015
161/77
138/68-67
97.8
250.6
1200
10/27/2015
154/74
133/72-65
97.9
250.5
2600
10/28/2015
158/74
142/73-64
97.72
250.0
2000
10/29/2015
168/81
145/72-67
97.7
249.5
3600
10/30/2015
165/83
127/65-65
98.0
250.3
900
10/31/2015
156/72
121/62-64
97.8
250.1
3100
11/1/2015
174/79
154/72-67
97.8
249.6
2200
11/2/2015
171/76
129/70-64
98.1
247.9
1900
11/3/2015
155/69
113/59-64
98.0
248.9
2800
11/4/2015
145/71
140/65-65
98.0
249.5
2100
11/5/2015
144/79
145/69-65
98.1
250.3
4500
11/6/2015
142/73
133/65-61
97.9
250.3
2900
11/7/2015
158/79
126/66-63
97.9
247.9
4900
11/8/2015
168/96
133/67-63
97.8
248.3
2000
11/9/2015
161/82
148/78-68
97.7
250.2
2800
11/10/2015
145/70
140/63-61
97.8
250.9
2300
11/11/2015
155/75
147/75-67
97.8
251.8
2100
11/12/2015
161/75
144/77-69
97.7
250.7
2900
11/13/2015
170/85
140/69-62
97.7
251.1
3100
11/14/2015
189/81
135/84-65
97.6
250.2
3300
11/15/2015
168/75
139/89-68
97.9
250.4
3200
11/16/2015
148/79
124/65-67
97,8
251.2
2800
11/17/2015
152/74
140/68-68
98,4
251.2
2900
11/18/2015
145/76
125/58-65
97.7
252.4
1400
11/19/2015
165/77
142/74-63
97.7
253.4
3000
11/20/2015
1679/71
137/67-67
97.9
250.9
1000
11/21/2015
163/77
135/73-66
97.9
249.9
1900
11//22/2015
156/71
132/72-64
97.7
248.9
1800
11/23/2015
167/77
128/68-69
97.7
249.2
1400








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