Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Titillating Tuesday

Well What's Up Buttercups ?

Well, today wasn't that titillating. Just had to get your attention to perk you right up ! And now I shall keep you abreast of what's been going on in my life.

Numero Uno:

My grandmother had to have a valve in her heart replaced, and not only did the operation turn out great, but the doctor and staff at the hospital were wonderful. My grandpa was quite the doting husband, and it was wonderful to see my grandma loved and taken care of and the family together. It was sweet to see them leave the hospital together. The prodecure and product is brand new, it is a trial before it hits the market, and it basically has saved my grandmother's life and I am very grateful for that. Life is not perfect, but we all have blessings in life, and this is one I will always cherish. The doctor said that grandmothers are the glue to families

2.) I have extremely dry eyes that have been bothering me for years. I finally went to the eye doc, and I was prescribed two types of eye drops, one I could only buy at the doc's office and the other that requires a prescription. The drops requiring a prescription would cost over $300 without my insurance. Can you believe that shit ? Eye drops people ! Dry eyes ! Not a fatal disease. Thankfully I only have to pay $30 with my insurance.

3.) Commercials these days are something else. You know how to tell that we as a nation are becoming a fat tub of lard ? When companies like Pepsi advertise that they are using real sugar instead of corn syrup. When real sugar is becoming the selling point, you know we are going to fat hell. I know that while I was growing up, we were taught to stay far away from sodas, sugar and candy. That they rot your teach. And now sugar is seen as a healthier option ?

Same thing with Wendy's fries. They use sea salt as a selling point. Who the eff cares ? It's salt and all that salt is still bad for you. But because it comes from the ocean it's supposed to be healthier ?

Okay, so I am off my sugar and salt box, loves ! Time to finish watching Law and Order SVU.


Riot Kitty said...

$300 for eyedrops? WTF? That's highway robbery.

I love how sugar and salt are being touted as the "healthier" alternatives. To what, exactly? They're both still toxic, as far as ingesting things goes.

* Ashleigh * said...

@ Riot Kitty: actually salt is not toxic. Without salt your heart wouldn't beat, your nerves would be nothing, and muscles wouldn't move you. So salt is important. And sugar is still sugar in soda, regardless of source. However, the sugar in fruit (fructose) is not the same so eat them!!

Love your post and I hope your grandma is recuperating well. Maybe next week we can meet up? Let me know, miss you bestie!

Candice said...

I'm glad your Grandmother had a sucessful surgery and is having a smooth recovery.

Good luck with the dry eye thing. I've had that before and needed rx drops as well. They helped quite a bit.

LL Cool Joe said...

I was advised that my kids were better off eating and drinking things with sugar in it than the artificial alternatives that are full of chemicals etc.

I have the opposite to dry eyes. Good luck with the eye drops!

mac said...

Sugar and salt themselves aren't so bad, but done in the extreme, they are terribe. High fructose corn syrup is like a super sugar.

I'm glad your grandmother's surgery was successful. We live in a wonderful time, technology can help so much :-)

Do what you must to take care of them. For your eyes are beautiful, regardless of wet, dry, or somewhere inbetween.

H said...

$300 for eye drops no wonder our medical system is broken.

I love your rant on sugar and the marketing there off, so true, what's next, nicotine is good for you.

My motto if it's processed it's not good for you, whole foods is the way to go.

In other words PUB food is bad for you ;)

Jessica said...

Hope your grandmother continues to recovers.

And commercials are dumb. I yell at my television A LOT.

Big Mark 243 said...

Shoot... I am very glad that your Grandmother is healthy... I imagine that takes a load of your mind...

Take care of yourself and be glad you have insurance... you and Ash go have a latte and dish dirt..!

CC said...

glad to hear about your grandmother. but those wendy's fries are so yummy!

Just telling it like it is said...

They have such miracle heart surgeries these days...I hope she does wonderful on her new treatment plan....Hugs

Gorilla Bananas said...

Do you really think Americans are getting fat on Pepsi? I think it's because of the portions they serve in your restaurants, which are big enough for a gorilla.

natalie said...

dear Senorita,
Hope you are going to have a great holiday weekend! I see your humor and wit are still intact! woohoo~
love you

Memphis Steve said...

Dry eyes can do real damage over time, so make sure you get that stuff and use it, hot stuff!

Corn syrup is cheap and is believed to actually make us fatter than real sugar, although now the corn lobby is fighting back and insisting it isn't true. I don't know why, what with the zillions they're getting from their ethanol scam through the government and all.