First the good news. Weight was only up 1 lb in the last 2 weeks and the insurance is not fighting my US in 2 weeks. Unfortunately, my BP was such that we started labetalol today. Oh well. Knew it would come eventually and at least it isn't methyldopa. OMG I hated that stuff. Also on Augmentin for a sinus infection. Ugh! I hope the face and throat pain are gone soon. And she cleared me for a Christmas trip to Chicago tomorrow. Yay! I just have to be carefull of dizziness. I love seeing the lights on the mile, the giant Christmas tree and window displays at Macy's, and of course Giodano's pizza and Garret's popcorn.