Saturday, March 2, 2013

~ An Update & Texas Independence Day ~

            (Current Flag)

The first Texas flag to feature a lone star, created by Sarah Dodson during the Revolution. Stephen Austin hated it, but it still flew over Washington on the Brazos as the declaration was signed.
      (Original Flag)

I'm sure you've all heard the old saying that everything's bigger and better in Texas!  It's true ~ :) Texans are proud, friendly, spunky and extremely loyal...just a few adjectives to describe us.  I will try to find a list I have of Texas stats and share with you later.  

I saw my Dr yesterday and he did another chemistry panel.  Should have the results Mon or Tues. He thinks I'm very low on red cells plus have the beginning of an ear/sinus infection.  Wants me to eat more iron rich foods, including red meat.  I haven't eaten red meat in eons...and it's very hard for me to do so.  I've always feared the antibiotics & chemicals injected into the animals plus the horrendous treatment they seem to incur.  Anyway, I did have a medium rare steak yesterday and it was delish, although it took all my reserve to eat it.  No problem for spinach, greens, etc.  Gave me an RX for the nausea which is very much appreciated!  He said he could give me an RX for iron but it would increase the nausea.  Just said to take a good multi-vitamin with iron and use the sub lingual B-12.  It does help!  Force more fluids also so I spend a great deal of time in the bathroom. :)

Enough of all that but wanted to thank each of you for your sweet notes!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~


  1. Interesting info on Texas, Pat. I am glad that they figured out what needs to happen with your body and that there is a "fix" for it. I don't eat a lot of red meat either so I get it- but I do know it is good for those of us with low blood counts- xo Diana

  2. I had a vegetarian neighbor that this happened to...she had to give it up because she became so ill.
    Feel better soon, Pat!

  3. One of my son's had a similar problem that stemmed from being vegetarian. All it took to remedy it was eating nori seaweed. I think it is disgusting, but he actually liked it. I always wonder if it was his body telling him he needed it. All of his problems disappeared when he started eating it.

  4. Feel better, Pat. I don't eat a lot of red meat but every once in a while I crave a burger! There are meat and poultry choices now that are hormone and antibiotic free. Good source of iron are raisins and lentils, too. xo

  5. I think maybe it's your ears that need to be checked.....he said drink more red wine, not eat more red meat! Then you'll also know for sure the cause of the dizziness.


  6. Hey girlfriend and fellow Texan,
    I also avoid red meat, consider this...
    To boost the amount of iron in your diet, try these foods:
    Egg yolks
    Dark, leafy greens (spinach, collards)
    Dried fruit (prunes, raisins)
    Iron-enriched cereals and grains
    Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
    Turkey or chicken giblets
    Beans, lentils, chick peas and soybeans
    Run this by your Dr. and see what thoughts they have on adding iron with out adding red meat.


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