Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Up early and on the go for bowling and next week they will be closed so a week off. When I saw who I had to bowl because my team mate had pre bowled I figured I could go home. There was a man and women and both had high averages 203 and 218. Really good bowlers and the gal I think is almost 70 or there already. Surprising I was not really good but determine to do my best. Won the1st game by 35 points, okay that was by luck I thought, but the next 2 games we won too. 21 pins difference in the 2nd and only 14 in the 3rd game. I bowled 178, 154, 210, series 540, average 177. They just didn't get their averages and we did. I think they are in first place so they where not too happy. I was because it was hard going and I pulled it out. Now that is the no tap team but you have too get those 9's to get the strike and that is harder then you think. I had fun and then I left my water bottle there.
I went to the hospital and had the blood test and that is when I saw I left my water, I was hot. Went to the Food Lion to see if they had Italian meat for a sub but they don't. I wanted to get real Italian sub meats and have no where to get them. I will just have to improvise and maybe if my sister comes down from up state she can bring me some.
Then I went to Lowe's to get 13-13-13 for the fruit bushes and trees and they didn't have any. So now I have to hunt for that because I want to give them their winter shot of fertilizer so in the spring I can have nice peaches. They where so sweet but small and I did some research to rectify that. This is what living in a small country town is like, love the calm, low crime and open spaces but not the shopping.
I could have gone to other stores but too tired and it was hard breathing in the heat. I came home, took care of the dogs, ate some cottage cheese and laid down. Felt better when I got up so I got on the laptop and did some of my Spark page. Later I went out and worked in the garden, putting water in the pool and put chemicals in too.
I have to water the plants and garden because we keep being told we are getting rain but never do. My dwarf fruit trees are outside my garage and I am going to water them when I get done. I love flowers and the garden but when we don't get rain 1st a week it really makes a lot of extra work. The shame of it all the farmer that rents our land has corn in and it is turning yellow so if we don't get rain the corn is not going to fill out and it will cost him.
Going to get to bed earlier tonight because I have to be up early to go to the Dr. Everyone have a good Thursday and may God bless you daily.
Catch you tomorrow, keep Sparking and making friends.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Today I knew I had to take it easy if I was going to bowl. I got up and ate breakfast, straighten up the kitchen and the bedroom. Then I went on the laptop to rest a little and all of a sudden I was very tired and weak. So I laid down for a while and when I got up took a shower and washed my hair. I knew it would dry fast because it is only about an inch to 2 all over my head. Wash, and mess it up and you have a style because it is curly. I ate and got back on the laptop for a little and then had to feed the dogs and eat. I started to get ready to go and it was do I do this or not because I was weak. I won out and finished, checked everything before I left.
When I got there my friend that I usually pick up was in the parking lot. We went in and I got ready. People where glad to see me and I always am smiling so I joke with everyone. We started to bowl and the lanes where not good. Everyone was bowling bad and these where people who have pretty decent averages. We won the second game and on our team the real low average gal had her average 2 times, High average team mate didn't make his avarage at all, I made mine 1 time and the team mate that pre bowled got his 2 times. The other team 2 had 1 average, 1 no average and 1, 2 times. I bowled 131, 145 157, series 433 and average 153 so will drop again. I know it is because I can't put enough power in my throw but I still hang in there with the rest of them. The 2nd game I was 2nd high game on my team and higher game then the other team. 3rd game I was high game for my team and 2nd for the other team so I didn't do too bad being so weak. The last game I was really breathing bad so I was glad it was going to be over. I had fun and like the people that are on the league. It is only 5 teams was 6 but 1 team left. People have so much to do during the summer they don't want to commit to 15 weeks. There was only 5 points different in the teams so we had to bowl good which most didn't.
Tomorrow morning I am going to do it again and I hope I can do good because my team mate already bowled and said she didn't do good. So hope tomorrow I can do better. Have to throw 9's for no tap and tonight threw only 11 not good. Do the best I can and that will have too do.
I am glad yesterday people learnt something and what I wrote was helpful. Anyone that needs to understand a medical condition just look on line and Spark people has a lot of information on the medical page. I don't just accept what the Dr's say I do research all the time. My Dr told another Dr. not too talk down to me because I was very much in tune to what was going on and knew medical information. She also took that Dr before the hospital grievance board because of how he treated me. She does not play around and when her patients have been hurt or mistreaded she will call then down or raise cain. She road out an ER Dr who would not listen to me and sent me home with a gastic upset, flu when I had a chemo reaction and that is when I just about died in 07. If I had stayed home 1 more day I would have but I had chemo the next day so I went to the onocolgy center and then the hospital for 14 days.
Never let a Dr. over ride you if you know your body and know there is something wrong. Always ask questions, get copies of test keep your own folder. Their is not 1 blood test or test that I get that isn't in my folder. The nurses know when I leave get the papers out and copy them for me. I know how to read blood test, other test and what I don't know I look up on the internet. I know I have been relating medical but a lot of people have no ideal how to talk to a Dr. If I can help good and once my GP asked if I wanted him to put up a secretay sign because I was letting him know what was wrong and what I needed. Just the way it is and we laughted about it. I have respect from my Dr's and I respect them for taking the time to talk to me. Not the 5 minute visit, medicine and $80.00 charge. I don't go there and they know it. I am a nice person about it all they just know me from the beginning.
So, I will close for now and bowl, get my blood test and a few groceries and come home and rest tomorrow.
God bless all of you and have a great Wednesday only 2 more days for the work week.
Catch you tomorrow and see how i bowl and make out.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Today was hotter than yesterday and I really wanted to get in the pool. The Comcast man was to come between 1 and 4 so no pool. He came about 2:45 PM and was here until after 4:30 PM and still had another home to go too. It is good because now I have everything working well. He put the outside connection inside my garage. So if anything is wrong I just unplug it. He fixed my phone jacks so now I can use them, Hooked up 1 of the digital parts that we now need but I just couldn't be bothered with it. That sounds terrible but the mind just can't surround things like that right now.
Now I will have a phone in almost every room and that makes me feel safer. For some reason we don't have a phone jack in the living room but with the satellite phones now you don't need them Just 1 jack for the base phone and then plug the others in too charge. I like it and even have 1 in the garage outside as we use to have a phone but it was hit with lighting.
I have felt better today and I am going to try and bowl tomorrow. I am going to let my hair just curl on its own and go like that. It will be a change for people so I will have some comments I am sure.
This weekend I am going to see if my daughter will come and help me wash the dogs because they need it. Then I can cut Callie and get her comfortable.
Some have asked what is CLL and it is Chronic Lympocytic Leukemia which affects the white blood cells. It makes the white blood cells work over time so therefore they increase and the counts climb higher even up too 100,000 which mine have. Mine before treatment went to 25.300 and they should be 4.0 too 12.0 and she didn't want them to climb anymore. The lympocytics also invade the bone marrow and they where 91.7 % of my bone marrow and should be 24 too 44. When that happens the bone marrow cannot make red blood cells or platelet's and my platelet's fell to 64 and should be 150 to 375. The red blood cells also fell to 3.35 and should be 4.20 to 5.40 so I have become anemic which is why I am weak and breathless. I have had Leukemia for over 20 years and I have had chemo 5 other times starting around 1996. I had chemo about every 2 years until 07 when the chemo shot my hemoglobin down to 5.4 and should be 12.0 to 16.0, I was in the hospital for 14 days. The Dr. told me she didn't think I was going to walk out. I let her know I am a fighter and she was too. She had 3 other teams of Drs. in other hospitals going over my case trying to keep me alive. Still here and intend to stay a long time. Also in 07 I contracted the Para virus from dogs which is air borne. You don't even have too have a dog. I went in the hospital with white blood count down too 500 and that is not good so that was another week in the hospital. Since my while blood count was so low it took 4 years to come back to normal but once it did it started to climb. Because it did not climb like it use too the lympocytics did their sly job in the bone marrow. If the White blood cells had been normal by now it would have been up to 60 too 70,000 and that would have meant chemo. Now the white blood count is 1.5 low but at least I don't have to worry about that. I am a strong person mentally and physically so I fight and push beyond what I should sometimes but I don't give up no matter how sick I get. Even though this chemo has me at a disadvantage I will come out on top. What I did last month is not what I can do now but if all I can register is 2 to 3,000 steps so be it, I at least I did that. I know all the in and outs of the blood test and what is going on in my body. When I ask a Dr. a question and they look at me why do you want to know that because I asked and do. Don't talk down to me because I know what is going on.
Little by little I am adding more work outside and inside to my day. Today when the Comcast man was here he pulled out the refrigerator and it was dirty not real bad dust, of course embarrassed but I can't move the thing. When he went out I cleaned the dirt up and scrubbed the floor so it was clean in the end. He noticed I had done it too. I told him I was sorry the place was not up to par but I just couldn'i do it all. He said don't worry because mine looked good, he had to go outside in 1 house for a half hour to breathe it was so bad. He said they where nice people just dirty.
Hope this helped some and everyone have a lovely Tuesday. God bless you my dear friends.
Catch you tomorrow, hope bowling.
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