Sunday, January 02, 2011
I'm a bit depressed, I think. But it will go away. I've been sleeping way too much.
Things are looking up, though. My sister is going to pay to have my car fixed. Gas is leaking into the oil. Not a good thing. I found a new mechanic; one whom I think (after talking to him for awhile) I can trust. I'm leaving my car with him on Tuesday. He thinks it's probably fuel injector problems.
My dog, Sandy, is doing well. I have to housebreak him again. Due to circumstances beyond my control I managed to unhousebreak him.
We didn't get too much snow here. Only about 8 inches or less. It's been very warm so it's melting fast.
That's it for now.
Have a good day, all.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I'm beginning to feel human again. I'm finally getting over my bronchitis. It took 2 courses of antibiotics to do it. Plus MucinexD.
I'm finally going to get my colonoscopy done on Wednesday. I'll be glad to get it done.
My endoscopy showed that I have Corosive Gastritis. I have between 1 & 5 small irritated spots that would turn into ulcers if not taken care of. I'm on a prescription dose (40 mg.) of Prilosec. It seems to be working.
My main problem right now is lack of energy. This has been a recurring problem for a long time. I'm hoping that the colonoscopy will show up something (not serious) that will account for it.
I am losing weight. My weight is down to 192.
Other than that, I'm doing pretty well. I gave my dog a bath today. He was really dirty.
That's it for now. Have a great day, night & week.
A friend sent me the photo below. I hope you like it.
Friday, October 01, 2010
It's almost 4 in the morning & I'm still up. I'm still having sleep problems. One of these days I'll get it all figured out.
It's raining cats & dogs right now. The temperature has dropped more than 10 degrees in the last 2 hours or so.
I'm feeling very peaceful right now. I have no idea why, I just do.
I'm going to call my doctor later today. My infection isn't going away as fast as it usually does, so maybe I need more antibiotics. I also want to ask him if I should wait to have the colonoscopy done until I'm past it. I still haven't gotten a call-back from the specialist's nurse. In case I haven't mentioned it before, both doctors are in the same practice together. My primary wears many hats. He's a pulmonary specialist, an internist & a sleep specialist. I think that's all, but it covers most things. My gastric doctor (Dr. Madane) is just for gastric problems (I think, anyway). It's a busy practice. In addition, there's another office in Hackettstown, NJ. I like them & I'm happy with all of them.
I put an old comforter in my dog's crate to make it more comfortable. Tonight, after our walk in the pouring rain, he used it to try to dry himself off & now it's almost completely out of the crate & he's sleeping with his head on it. I'll have to make his bed later when he's somewhere else. He gets upset when I try to do it if he can see me.
Sandy loves the rain (& snow, too). When we were out before, he actually went under some water that was pouring off of a roof. He made no effort to avoid it. He never avoids puddles, either. He loves to swim. And I never got to take him swimming this year. I'm going to try to do it in the next week; before it gets cold. I may not get another chance - he's 14 years old now.
I'm going to stop now & go to bed. I'm going to try to at least rest for awhile.
Have a great day everyone!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
It's a warm, rainy day in NW NJ. I don't mind it; it's not pouring, just raining lightly.
I never made it to my Colonoscopy this week. It was scheduled for yesterday, but last Friday I woke up with a mild sore throat that got a lot worse by Saturday. I took Chloraseptic for that &, by Sunday the sore throat was gone. But I could hardly talk. I had infection in my chest. I'm doing okay now. I'm on antibiotics for it & it's clearing up. I'm at the point where I'm getting cranky because I feel better but not as good as I would like. (Do we ever?)
I'm waiting for my Gastroenterologist's nurse to call me back with a new date for my Colonoscopy. I find this to be a little scary. I hope that no polyps are found.
My old best friend, Sandy, is doing fine. He still thinks he's a puppy. He still does a lot of funny things. I'll have to start writing them down. That way, I'll have something in writing about him as well as the memories in my head. At 14 yrs. old, every day is a new blessing.
That's it for now.
I hope you all have a great day!
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