First of all my feet and ankles which are always swollen just wouldn't go down. The doctor increased my diuretics.
Then I had to sleep all of the time. I got to where I could not talk straight, didn't make sense and couldn't type right.
Finally my friend here called and got me in early as he was really worried about me. He has a home health service and knew I was in danger. The doctor was gone much of this time.
He went with me and sat with me all afternoon in the doctor's office and a g/f drove me and waited all of this time also.
I found out that the diuretics had depleted my electrolytes. He also found out I had a UTI.
He assigned home health for me and chose my friend for which I am glad. He is my 2nd POA
I started taking Gatorade which was restoring the electrolytes. They said I would be good as new in four days, then with the UTI I had to take antibiotics right away. It was bad.
Last night I didn't sleep so my niece saw me on f/b and thought I was up so called. I hadn't gotten to sleep yet. She is my 1st POA. I hadn't gotten to sleep yet but noticed I could talk better and made sense. Then my friend Marcy called when I did go to sleep so I had a total of 1 hours of sleep last night then about 4 hours in the afternoon.
That is why you might of felt I ignored you but when a wrote a small note for the doctor it took me ages.
I thank God first of all and then for your prayers and especially those who took care of me here and didn't let me die. I couldn't think for myself so my friend took over.
Since many have asked me what is happening with me and to let you know I finally decided to let you know.
You know I have had pain in the front of my knee, the back of my knee and my calf.
If you have read you know what is happening. First I was given a narcotic then a cortisone shot. The narcotic worked, the cortisone worked two days. Then the pain returned.
The terrible pain returned twice, maybe three times. Yesterday was the last day it returned.
My doctor was gone one week then returned a while and was gone 3 weeks of of September. I had to wait for three weeks to see him. I see him the 21st. I did see a technician who did a test on me to see if I had a blood clot. They said I could not know until the doctor returns. I insisted they let me know what was going on as my Power of attorney told me what to tell them. They saw that when I was serious they would tell me something.
They told me that the technician would have had told them if it was positive then the nurses would have contacted the doctor.
My last bout with the pain was yesterday. I had decided to go to TOPS but in the afternoon I got so sleepy as I have been so much lately and the pain returned again. I did go though and drove a lady I had invited to TOPS. She has lost 15 pounds since starting.
I had taken a nap and 1/2 of the narcotic but still hurt. Soon I was feeling well.
You who have asked me to see the doctor you know I will see him the 21st and there is nothing I can do until then.
I periodically have pain but I do have feet and hands. Many people are much worse off than me.
I know I have not been able to post to everyone like I usually do but soon I will be back.
But Sunday morning I sat with my 90 year old friend.
She offered me a mint.
I thought oh, oh, my breath smells and I minister to people. I've always been told if offered a mint to take it, you probably need it.
Well, first of all I couldn't open it, had her grandson open it for me.
Then I popped it in my mouth and guess what?
It popped right back out on the dirty floor.
Then I said to myself oh, oh, I wasn't supposed to eat that and the Lord saved me from eating it.
So if I went up and prayed for people with stinky breath at least I had been w/o desserts (that isn't really dessert anyway) for 53 days.
Sometimes we do something for a good reason without really thinking it through.
Think before biting.
Today I made a run to the bridge on the United States side to meet the pastorís son to transact business. He is leaving Saturday to go north and work and will be gone three weeks.
In our talk and prayer I learned they had a shoot out on the Mexican side of the bridge. This time it was at the new bridge straight down from me about six to eight miles. You never know where it is going down but they are filtering into the states also.
We need to pray for Mexico and for the United States concerning this.
They have been working hard in the church. Right now they are in Bible School and working really hard. They make their own materials, outfits, etc.
They also have outdoor services in the lot we bought a couple of times a month besides the indoor church services. God is moving by His spirit and I am so proud of the pastors.
Maria, the pastors wife and a preacher in her own right, is feeling well now. She had been ill but God has touched her.
Thank you for what you are doing there to help this work go forward.
Several have told me I need to eat sugar for energy.
Do YOU think that is so?
There is sugar in fruit, there is sugar in canned goods, there is sugar in peanut butter. I can taste it more and more the longer I go without desserts.
My pastor told me something that could make us all think. He is on his 16th day w/o desserts I believe and he said he didn't realize how much sugar he did eat. He is a strong man and with God's help can do anything he wants to do.
He goes to the gym everyday at 6:00 a.m. or is it 5:00? Then an hour later is at church for prayer with some people.
He has lost weight and looks good. He actually lost most of this over time not just because he gave up desserts.
We should all be an example to others and should find someone to be accountable to. That is good on Spark as I am on a team or two that choose their own streaks and report day by day how they have done.
Let's be accountable.
This was my 41st day w/o dessert, My friend had 3 desserts, I had none and it didn't bother me at all.