Well, who would have thought it?
Certainly not anyone whose ever played sport with me, or been to a quiz night with me, or played Trivial Pursuit or Scrabble or any other game with me!
I asked the Dr. last week about testosterone levels and replacment therapy, mainly because our Dr. friend Harvey had spruiked the value of it while we were in Adelaide.
He offered to do a blood test to check my levels if I wanted.
I took the test.
My results came back today and behold and lo! My testosterone level is low, significantly below normal levels in fact, so much so that I qualify for PBS subsidised medication!
I have to have another blood test to verify the figures and then the Dr can give me a prescription.
I wonder what effect it will have? Theoretically it should bring an increase in energy and a positive impact on my mood or how I feel. I was genuinely surprised when he gave me the results.
Hopefully the treatment will be beneficial.
In other BIG news, 21 years ago today, Carolyn and I were married, in Geelong.
That's a long time.
I'd be lying if I said it's been easy, but despite the hard times, it has been good and we've had a lot of happiness together.
We have four wonderful children of whom we're both very proud.
We've started a new phase of our lives in Busselton.
We've been able to buy a great house and enjoy the fantastic lifestyle of the south west.
We have many friends and enjoy many blessings.
And, in this period following my "depression" of a few weeks ago, I have a more optimistic attitude and a renewed will to work out our problems and improve our relationship.
God brought us together 22 years ago and with his help and strength we'll have another 22 years, and maybe another 22 after that.
God, help us to keep growing in our love and care for each other. Amen.
At Dad and Julie's place in Maryborough on the weekend we went over to tell them we were getting married. It was about 9.00 in the morning and upon hearing the news Julie said, "I need a drink!"
Telling them was a lot easier than the ordeal we went through telling Carolyn's parents!
The next day we went to my Granpparent's 50th wedding anniversary which was very special, not least because Pa died just a few months later.
Some pics of our wedding day which was fantastic.