Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Well, today I am wiped out. I went to the gym last night...no matter what, I was going. I didn't get home until late but I went and had a good workout. Today was rehab and did good workout there too. Had my echogram today of my heart. She asked me if I had fluid on heart before? I said yes, why? The echo shows no fluid whatsoever around heart! Woo Hoo!!! Yippee! My lasix is doing the job it is suppose too. I was watching the echo, but from my experience, I am thinking there has been some improvement with my heart. I am not sure as I really don't know how to read, but will find out next Wed. I am excited about finding out next Wed. I pray and hope I get good news. I really don't want any more bad heart news. I am working hard on taking care of my heart. I retook nutrition class after rehab to kill time waiting to get my echogram. This be short because I am super duper tired. Oh, I saw Sean, the Physician Assistant today, gave him hug and thanked him for taking really good care of me in the hospital. I think I made his day since they usually don't see the patients after released.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Wow, what a whirlwind of a weekend. Where are my days going. I am so proud of myself for making it to the gym in between the rehab days and working hard. Sunday, I worked my butt off cleaning house, packing, loading camper, then took stepson to Redondo with my husband and we watched him snorkel! I spoke to my baby girl tonight, my biological daughter and was so so excited to talk to my baby girl. She is so excited to go with us this weekend. I know I am so excited, more than I can describe. She and her sis use to go camping with us and like no more...but we wanted her to go with us and she wanted to but she couldn't for unsaid reasons outside of my control, and things that took her (both) so far away from me, but I held strong and my heart broke in a million pieces for real and not able to put back together for real, but there are enough pieces to keep me still here on this earth and the warmth and love of having my baby girl is so undescribable.
I got to speak to the other one and she is coming for only a short time but I GET to see my other baby girl. Both are so excited of seeing each other and seeing there mamma. Oh, how I love them so so much. I so wish I could have 20 pounds gone, but I can't, but I been trying for a long time and will keep on trying. I didn't have set back from all the heat because I felt it coming on and took a lasix/potassium and just a little bit feel.
I am going to be scrambling busy this week so if you don't hear or see me, at least ya know why.
Day 1 of the next series of rehab, I did good...I was TIRED, but I did it and I was sweat sweat sweat....for real.... I go in on Wed for Rehab, but be at hospital all day, then I will have my echo gram of heart. Yes, for the new doctor. Also, see new doctor on 29th. I went to old doctor got my Plavix, then told them I needed to cancel my echo with them, and she pulled my file, and then said, you want follow up appt canceled too? Yes, thank you. But she was a little snotty about it...like pissed that I was leaving like there was some note on file. Wow, I thought, wow, really glad I am going somewhere new. I nearly have lost my life, and no thanks to the doctor, which I gave benefit of the doubt and overlooked a lot, but when he flat out was rude to me, and not go over my test results, that was final straw then rudeness from her...I don't need that kind of service.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Wow, can't even remember what I did Sunday. It is a blurr...I truly can't say what I did cause I can't remember and that really kind of sucks. I know we were busy, I know I had to pick stepson up from work. Oh, we brought home a load from storage and got shed cleaned out...it came to me...wow. Ok, did other stuff too. Ok, today is Monday and it like zipped on by. I did 2 loads today from storage (well the driving - I can't lift the boxes). My stepson was a big help. I met his friend's parents as there son and daughter will be going camping with us. I will have 5 girls and 8 boys....Oh my oh my, all teenagers. Wow, just signed myself up for pancakes and my husband just signed himself up for bacon. My beautiful bio daughter is coming with her significant other and their little girl. Oh should be so so much fun. I am so much looking forward to it. I know the two kids I met today and their parents, well the two kids are so so excited. Their parents are super strict and really don't let them go anywhere unless it is to do with wrestling at school or AFJROTC program. Wow, I feel honored that they get to go. They never have been to where we are going. My stepson has worked extremely hard at putting this trip together. He has been working hard to pay for most of the trip. He has 11 confirmed that riding with us and 2 taking themselves. This will be my 2nd trip camping since my surgery. I should be a little stronger if I don't swell up. I know I will be tired but I have to say, my stepson has been very considerate of me. I know he has enjoyed being around me and with his dad. Tonight, watching him with his dad was really special as they talked about investments. He wants to go with me to rehab and my errands on Wednesday. Well, now we have some errands together added on. I told the parents, be patient, but I will make a video of pictures for their kids trip and give to them. Hope I didn't bite off more than I can chew...lol. It is so past my bedtime right now. It is kind of my alone time right now. I miss my hubby, but don't want to get sick and he is almost over it. I miss my bed with him. I been on the couch for almost a week now. I made beans (yum) and then turned them into chili tonight. We had hamhocks and beans last night (low on the sodium) and turned into chili tonight and low sodium again and extremely heart healthy. My friend made it too, she did my recipe as she loved my chili. I sent a bag of it home with her.
I am off to bed.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I got up, got hubby up, took step son to dive shop. He purchased his stuff he had them hold. We then took him to work. Hubby and I stopped at the Farmer's Market. What fun, we walked around, we ate pulled pork sandwich, bought apple bread, bought cucumbers and corn on the cob. Got home, tired, was going to take a nap. Dosed off a bit but then phone rang, step son was being sent home today since not too busy so off I go to pick him up. We got home, he put his tent up, my neighbor stopped over, then she and I decided to go for a walk on the boardwalk. Got home, time to go to shed and help son clean it. We worked our bodies cleaning / organizing shed for about 2.5 hours...wow, 7:00 pm...better go start dinner. He took his new tent down while I started dinner. Made really yummy colorful salad. We used Romain Hearts, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and boysenberry vinegarette dressing (25 calories)...yum yum and that is for 2 tbsp. Just such a refreshing tasty colorful healthy salad. We had the Corn on the Cob that we got at the farmer's market. I cooked it on the grill. We had lean hamburgers on heart healthy whole wheat buns. I am full. I made Keylime pie too, but that is in frigerator chilling. I am WIPED OUT EXHAUSTED. I am on couch doing this blog. Wow, where did the day go. I over did it a bit so am exhausted. Hopefully I wont be too tired tomorrow.
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