Gibson Pharmacy
2505 S. Carrier Pkwy.
(S.E. Corner of Carrier & Pioneer Pkwy.)
(972) 264-0268


Occasionally people will come in and start talking about the people in their lives - whether family, friends, co-workers, neighbors. It seems to at some point turn to the question "What have I ever done in my life to deserve this?" It happened recently several times over just a few days. I guess I look at life from several different angles than most people. I have always thought there is a reason for most people to cross my path. Sometimes it is a life lesson for them and sometimes for me - the good and the bad lessons have to be taught by someone and learned by someone. I figure that in some I am a teacher and in some I am the student. As a very important person in my life once said, "As long as I'm breathing, I can always learn something and I should." So the next time you have to ask yourself what you did, dig a little deeper with this question, "teacher or student"?
Gardens - Now?!?!
The fall/winter is a good time to build up the larger area of your spring garden. We compost and add either or both cow manure and Miracle Gro Vegetable Soil Mix. It just sits all winter waiting for spring seeds.

The smaller area will be getting potatoes, onions and English sweet peas January or February, depending on harshness of weather. Collards, turnips, radishes, and onions are still doing well as of 11/19/09 when I wrote this for the printers.

I have had some more questions concerning asparagus plants/roots. They particularly need a rich soil. I fertilize mine every 90 days even when they have gone to fern. They should be allowed to go to fern about 90 days after first cutting. Always cut them slightly below soil line and cover cut area with soil. This protects roots from critters. Let me know if you have more questions.

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(This is a short list only of symptoms)

Low Libido
Dry Hair
Frequent UTIs
Skin Crawling
Hot Flashes
Night Sweats
Memory Problems
Shortness of Breath
Tender/Swelling of Breast
Fuzzy Thinking
Food Cravings

Several shows of TV recently have been on concerning Menopause as well as Peri Menopause - Oprah, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, Dr. Oz. Several have talked at length about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). One thing they all felt the same way was to know where your hormones are now before starting any kind of replacement. We have the saliva tests available at our pharmacy.

If you have had one of these done, but have questions concerning it, please feel free to call Gary for a time to discuss it. Hormone test kits that are saliva based as well as blood spot kits are available for men and women. Men's hormones are also affected with age and need to be monitored. Come by or call for a convenient time to discuss this with Gary. Start the new year off feeling your old self.

Prices for the kits are approx. $30 per hormones tested, minimum of 2 hormones tested. (Prices as of 12/09)
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Both books are very interesting reads.
If you have ever wondered why you can't stay on a diet or lose the weight, I really suggest you read "The Gabriel Method" First.


1.) Get your prescription bottle from your old pharmacy
2.) Give us a call at (972) 264-0268
3.) Tell either Gary or one of our technicians:
          Your name
          Your phone number
          Your old pharmacy name and their phone number
          The prescription number or numbers
          Your doctor's name (and their phone number is great, too)
4.) Any insurance information
5.) We'll handle the rest

You can also just bring in your prescription bottle in to us.
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Sausage Balls
3 c. Bisquick
1 lb. sausage (hot if desired or regular) uncooked
3/4 lb grated cheese (I use sharp cheddar)

Combine all ingredients, roll into small balls - about size of quarter. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes.

Layered Texan Dip
1 c. sour cream
1 small jar picante sauce
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 avocadoes, pitted and diced
1 pkg. taco seasoning
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 (7oz.) cans bean dip
1/4 c. chopped green onions (including tops)
2 tomatoes, chopped approx. 1 cup
2 small cans sliced ripe olives, drained

Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, and taco seasoning. Spread bean dip on bottom of large serving bowl. Top with sour cream mixture, place layer of picante sauce on top of sour cream mix, spread diced avocadoes next, continue layering with onions, tomatoes, olives, and top with shredded cheese.

Sprinkle with paprika (optional).

Serve with tortilla chips, Fritos corn chips, and crackers.

Hot Cheesy Dip
2 can Campbell's cheddar cheese soup
1/2 can diced rotel
1/4 c. picante sauce

Mix well, heat over low heat until bubbly.
Serve with chips of choice.

Baked Potato Bar
Have baked potatoes cooked and leave wrapped in foil. In various bowls (buffet style) have several toppings for potato.

Grated Cheese
Cooked Crumbled Sausage
Lettuce Shredded
Picante Sauce
Diced Tomatoes
Sour Cream
Bacon Bits
Cooked Chopped Ham, Beef, or Chicken
Chopped Green Onions


Disclaimer: This newsletter is not intended as a substitute for medical diagnosis or treatment. Anyone who has a serious disease or ailment should consult a physician before initiating any change in treatment or before beginning any new treatment. All items are my opinion.