Well it is now New Years Eve at the end of 2013, a time for reflection in many ways, and I thought I would revisit this old post. Overall health is good around here, a few minor issues, but nothing too bad, just a few more daily medications to take, ah the fun of growing older. The first year after my billary surgery was marked with milestones on abilty to eat this and that, first it was crackers other than saltines, then lightly buttered toast, within 3 months it was 3 or 4 french fries, by 6 months I was able to eat a small slice of pizza if it was not greassy, but would regret it later . Now I can at least eat a nibble of just about anything I want, even a bit of that bad for me fried food, last week I managed 4 out of 6 chicken nuggets from a fast food place for lunch and last night I even managed a couple of slices of a store bought frozen thin crust cheese pizza. So for those of you out there that may be going through such surgeries, know that there is a chance that one day not too far away you too might look back on those days when a Club cracker was too greassy to imagine eating as just a long bygone memory. My mobility recovering from my broken back keeps getting better every month as well, now over 3 years out there are plenty of landmarks, although I still have a ways to go, and can easily over do it. There those little things to appreciate, like being able to chase a paper caught in the wind across a parking lot and actually catch it, or the first day I was able to sit up in bed without complicated bracing and lifting. Still it is easy to over do as I did just last weekend with a 4 hour ride in a cramped car with poor back support which resulted in being barely able to get out of bed the next morning. Well I guess I am rambling a bit, so I will close wishing everyone a good New Year.