Cary, I have no control when it comes to ice cream--I'd eat an entire container with no problem. So I just don't keep it in the house. I've been doing fruit instead. However, I do get Edy's Tangerine Bars, which are yummy and especially refreshing in hot weather.
Leslie, I had a left hip replacement in Nov. '02, due to osteonecrosis (literally bone death.) Three weeks later, a part slipped out of place and I went in for a revision. That revision landed me in a body cast for 3 weeks and then locked hip and leg braces for 5 weeks...7 wks. in the hosp., one week at home in the braces. Nine months after that revision, I had the right hip replaced, due to ON. So that's 3 surgeries. In 2006, I had another revision of the left hip replacement, due to constant dislocations. In May of '07, I had the rt. side of my liver removed due to cancer. I developed an incisional hernia in my midriff several months after that, but had to wait for repair until I was fully healed from the liver resection. I had the repair done in Dec. '07. It lasted about 2 months, but again I had to wait for repair until I was healed from the Dec. surgery. May 29, '08, I had another repair. So that's 7 surgeries in 5 1/2 years. I think I've had my share!
I was diagnosed with hep C in '93 and definitely know that it was from use of IV drugs in '68-'69. I would say that you probably contracted it in '87, as it takes decades for it to show up in blood work and symptoms.
Leslie, I know you are happy that Ike went west, although those poor people in TX look like they will get hit hard. Are you getting some of the outer bands? We are. That's a huge storm.