This is a photo, taken in 1979. I was 33 years old at the time, and Maria was a year old. How time flies!
I have canceled my 70th birthday party at Alan Wong’s Restaurant, because I am not feeling well. I guess my fatigue is due to the let-down after hosting large parties on Thanksgiving and Christmas. I just want to celebrate my birthday with only my husband and no one else. David wants to take me to the North Shore to have lunch at Haleiwa Joe’s on my birthday. We’ll see.
I have also canceled the appointment to have our windows measured for black out liners. I love our lace drapes too much to ruin the ambiance. If guests complain about the glare from the windows while watching our family videos, I will advise them to relocate their seats to the other side of the room where there is no glare.
David saw his surgeon in late December, and X-rays were taken of both hips. Dr. Nakasone told him that there was only mild arthritis in his hips, so he did not recommend hip replacement surgery at this time. In his opinion, David’s hip pain is due to spinal stenosis (arthritis of the spine). David intends to follow up with a different doctor, who specializes in back surgery.
However, Pat told David that her friend has spinal stenosis, too, and bariatric surgery and several back surgeries have not helped her. She still has pain.