I haven't been on here in ages. I've been playing on FB mostly sorry that I don't really keep this up like most of you do. I guess not much happens in my life to think about stuff to write that someone would want to read. Gary and I been working on the yard and around the house something I am sure you all are doing. Our son has moved out and we miss him terribly. Gary 's mother is cancer free these days. She had a hard year of treatment but the outcome was worth it. Now she active and having a normal life. I want to go to Texas this winter but it all depends how Gary is doing. He having a lot of leg pain due to his bone tumor.
Today is my birthday and I am not telling you my age like that old saying I quit counting after 39 and that was many years ago. I think Gary is taking me out for dinner. I want to go see a friend from church first. She in the hospital and has been for 6 weeks now. She has Paraneoplastic Syndromes of the nervous system are a group of rare disorders that develop in some people with cancer, most commonly in people with lung, breast or ovarian cancer. Some of these disorders are believed to occur when cancer-fighting antibodies mistakenly attack normal cells in the nervous system. Symptoms of Paraneoplastic Syndromes of the nervous system usually appear when cancer is still in its early stages, often before you even know you have cancer. Symptoms are difficulty walking, difficulty maintaining your balance, difficulty swallowing, loss of muscle tone, loss of fine motor coordination, slurred speech, memory loss, vision problems, sleep disturbances, dementia, seizures, dizziness, numbness and tingling in your arms and legs. My friend as all most all of these symptoms. There is not cure. My friend is scared she has coed 3 times. she has been unable to eat for a month now. She been on a respirator and weaned off several times to the point she now has to have it when she sleeps. My friend name is Alysia she is the most giving person I know. Even now she doesn't want to be a burden to anyone, she tries to put on a smile and make you feel confortable when you visit, she is always thinking of others rather then her self. The harder part is Alysia is the rock of her family and this has been a big blow to them. Please keep Alysia and her family in your daily prayers. Pray that the Lord gives her and her family strength to deal with what ever awaits.
I love you all
What a beautiful day 78 degress. I am feeling much better but still have to watch what I eat. Gary and I been spring cleaning. We cleaned the garage yesterday. Today we been working on the yard. Gary mowed and the tractor blew up. We had to purchases a new tractor. We had a Cub Cadet for almost 17 years so I guess we got our money worth out of it. Gary decided to buy a new John Deere 25 HP zero turn with a 60" deck. Gary use to mow the yard in about 4 hrs. now he can do it in two hrs. That tractor can fly and turn on a dime. Gary been trying to teach me to drive it. When I say that it flies I am not kidding. It goes 10 mph it has a seat belt and roll bar. It's really hard to drive it because the slightest movement of the handles makes it turn and there are two handles that you can make it move. Silly thing rides like a amusement park ride "spin the top" come to mind or "dodge ball". In my case it's dodge the tree, car, building, EVERYTHING! Talk about seeing your life flash before your eyes. That thing is scary to drive. I hope I get better at this right now it looks like I am trying to write my name in the lawn. I am all over the place.
Tomorrow hope to get the windows clean. One of the young men from church is coming over on Sat. to help with spreading weed n feed and fill in some ruts with dirt in the back yard. That's another story. Lots to do but I love this weather.
Hope you are enjoying your day.
The hospital is 99 percent sure it is diverticulitis with an infection. The doctor said that they won’t be a 100 percent sure until they do a colonoscopy which will not be performed until 4 or 6 weeks later after inflammation goes down. I got to come home from the hospital Sunday late afternoon after being on a liquid diet, antibiotics, and then finally real food. It was so wonderful to eat a meal. I had turkey with mash potatoes, peas, and angel food cake for dessert. Nancy from church happen to be at the hospital visiting me so she brought me home and went and got my new meds. Nancy is a blessing. I know Gary really appreciated all of Nancy’s help because he has been running back and forth to the hospital and was exhausted, even though the new hospital just down the road. One thing that Gary liked while visiting me was every day he was offered a complimentary dinner. The hospital also offers any other meals for just $5.00 which really relieved my mind knowing Gary was eating plus we could have our meals together still. Well mine was liquid YUCK! The food is really good! The hospital offers up hamburger and fries, deli sandwiches, rib eye steak, tortellini with white cream sauce. Wish I could of had those items. Anyway everything was going well upon arriving home until later that evening. It started again really bad abdominal pains accompany with nausea. The nausea medicine is not working at all. My stomach was playing rumble in the jungle with explosions going on. I already had an appointment to see the gastro doctor this Friday. Since I was in so much pain again we called and they moved my appointment up to today. I am hoping that he can relieve my pain and nausea and that I don’t have to go back into the hospital. That’s all I know for now and thanks so very much for all your prayers keep them coming.
Well I am still in a lot of pain and nauseated. The doctor took me off one of my antibotics he thinks this is what is making me sick to my stomach. I have to say I agree because this med taste like metal BIG YUCK! He also put me on protonix because he thinks the bulk of my pain is gas in my stomach which is a complications of the diverticulitis. He also thought using a heating pad to help ease the pain would help. If I don't feel better in 72 hours then I need to come in and see him again. Boy this is a ruff haul. He also schedule me for colonscopy in three weeks which will confirm diverticulitis. The doctor is not absolutely sure if I have this because I should of gotten better.
All I can say is I never knew gas could cause so much pain enough to hospitalize you. We will see what happens with the colonscopy and I hope I start feeling better soon. What ever it is I hope it never happens again or I may give up eating and if you take a good look at my pic of me on the blog you would think I would never say that!
Thanks again for all your prayers.
I’ve had quite an unusual week that was completely unexpected! Monday I experienced some abdominal pains and twitching which was consistent. Tuesday, and Wednesday they continued and we suspected appendicitis, but didn’t have fever or vomiting. Did have a burning sensation which radiated from waistline up into lower chest and on both sides of abdomen. I felt a little better Wednesday enough to visit some brethren. Thursday about midnight, my pain had worsened and husband drove me to ER. They did a CT scan with contrast which meant I had to have an IV, and they decided around 4am that I could go home with 4 prescriptions, (2 anti-biotic, 1 pain, and 1 nauseous), they felt that I had “diverticulitis” with an infection. Friday I was miserable, couldn’t eat much of anything, was on liquid diet and I grew dizzy and weaker as the day progressed. Around 8 or 9 pm, I had much more pain with vomiting so my husband called 911 to have some help getting me to the hospital since he has been weak and has a bad leg. When I got to the hospital, they put another IV in me, even though I had convinced the paramedics that I didn’t need or want an IV. They were cooperative which is more than I can say for the doctors and nurses who insisted on an IV. They admitted me promptly so Gary went home, and sent me upstairs to a room within an hour of being told that they were admitting me. The room is private, flat screen TV, couch, with an uncomfortable bed. I’ve now been here for 24 hours, and now my hand is starting to swell and they can’t explain the reason for this. My arm aches where they have the IV, but they insist they need it to give me fluids and medicines. I really just want to go home and pet my Lexi my doggy, and maybe hug my husband. I’m yearning for the simplicities of life. I hope they will let me out tomorrow and that things get back to normal. If I could get this IV out I will feel a whole lot happier. I have discovered that I am not a good patient. But, I have had a lot of visitors from the church today which was nice.
My husband Gary who usually suffers from fatigue had an episode Wed. It happen after dinner I noticed he seem out of it, but couldn’t put my finger on it. I hurried up and cleaned the dishes after supper and got ready for church. He said he wasn’t feeling up to going so I went to church while he lay down and took a nap. When I came home from church I came in to check on him and I had to wake him to get ready for bed. His coordination was way off, his speech was slurred, and he was complaining his head hurt, he was weak, and he felt dizzy. I thought we better get to the hospital. It was all I could do to help him get in the car. When we got to the hospital I brought him in and the receptionist could see I needed help she rush to get a wheel chair. The doctor did several test his blood pressure was high and they believed that Gary had a TIA which is like a mini stroke. Needless to say the doctor decided to keep him for the night for observation. I didn't get home till 2 in the morning back up at 7 am. Gary was doing much better this morning and he doesn’t remember everything that happen last night. The doctor released him late this afternoon with a follow up with his heart doctor and a nurse will come by for some therapy his left leg is weak still. I am asking to please keep Gary in your prayers. I hope we can get his blood pressure under control and everything will be alright.
Gary is doing much better. The doctor double his blood pressure medicine and he has another blood test to under go and appointment with his heart doctor. Physcial Therapy starts next week to gain strength in his left leg and they feel that will go well. Thanks for all your prayers.