This morning's newspaper had a great in depth article on how to understand those pesky new guidelines. It seemed to be very informative but as I was reading it before my first cup of coffee not much made sense - it involved statistics and charts, etc.
Then they had another article about how the new guidelines are the beginning of nationalized health and rationing of health care. I admit I didn't read the whole thing because it involved politics and it was pre-coffee as well and I can't handle politics without a lot of coffee. But really this is everyone's fear. The government will now ration health care and we will all die as a result. But again because of the pre-coffee status I just skipped all this and listened to the news.
The news this morning was wonderful. Here is the best advice on what to do about the new guidelines. Are you ready? Are you sure? IGNORE THE GUIDELINES. There that's it. Ignore the stupid guidelines made by well meaning people who believe saving a few lives isn't important in the medical world. So there you go. Ignore the guidelines, just like you ignore the weird noise your car makes by turning up the radio or the little toothpaste mark on your black shirt that you notice after you arrive at work or the deep cravings for a chocolate chip cookie when you are attempting to diet. Ignorance is bliss they say. So now we can all relax and be happy.
Now a funny story. Last night we were out for a family dinner with my parents, sister, brother in law, and a couple of old family friends. Some how we got on the topic of men having a lower threshold for pain and basically being big babies. My husband turned and said to my sister: 'but she has a low dead mouse threshold.' Then all the stories came out about me not being able to deal with dead mice and my family will be able to make fun of me for years. Thanks, dear! I'll get even. I have some stories up my sleeve as well!