Thank you so very much for the birthday wishes. They are very much appreciated.
A lot has happened the past 2 or 3 years. I have had to have 2 eye surgeries and finally got things under control. I just had surgery on my arm. I have nerve damage u the ulna nerve(the funny bone nerve). I am in physical therapy for that.
And of course, I am still on the transplant list. This is my third year. I went to the transplant clinic last week for my 3 month check. My numbers are down some from the last visit. I am only has 23% usage for my lungs. But the good thing is I am now #1 in the list.
Greg is doing pretty good. He had knee replacement surgery this past summer. And it has made a world of difference. No more pain and playing golf.
I stop by and read the blogs once in a while. There is so much going on. I really appreciate your kind words of support and prayers..
Hope everyone is dong well. I have you in my prayers every night.
Once again thank you fr the words of encouragement and prayers.
I want to thank everyone for your prayers, support, postings on my page, spark mail and goodies. It has meant the world to me.
The weather is starting to be kinder to me. The humidity is not like it was and it has started to cool off. Believe it or not we still have mosquitoes. It's from all the rain we have had and the warm days. Hopefully they will be gone when the cooler weather stays.
I went to the doctor last month for my 3 month check in at Baylor. There is still just one person ahead of me. The transplant co-ordinator told me, that as bad as this sounds, with the holidays coming up you have a better chance of getting your transplant. That is really sad.
Amanda is doing well. She found a job. She started this week. She did her hair follicle test and it was negative, of course. Braylen is getting so big. He crawls and sit up. There is a permanency hearing next week. Then the trial is set for Dec. 4th. It may not go to trial with her having a job and finishing all of the work she was supposed to do.
Grayson will be 7 on Thanksgiving. We will celebrate his birthday Sunday. They will be going to San Angelo for Thanksgiving.
I am just hanging in there. There are still a few things that are happening in the family. Hopefully we can get everything resolved soon. I am really tired of all of the drama.
I drop in and think about everyone all of the time. Each of you are in my daily prayers. I need to get back on track.
I hope everyone has a blessed and safe Thanksgiving.
God bless all of my Spark friends.
Amanda just got a call that Braylen has the swine flu. He was diagnosed with the flu last Saturday. The foster parent took him back to the doctor today and he tested for swine flu. They are on the way to the hospital, but don't know if he will be admitted. I can't see why he wouldn't be.
There have been about 12 or 13 swine flu deaths in this area. And they were all children aging 7 or 8 to early teens.
I know God doesn't give us more than we can handle. But right now I feel like he is really pushing the envelope.
We have turned it all over to him. Please say a prayer for him.
I received a call from my cousin on Tuesday night. She said Aunt Alice has stage 4 lung cancer. She had 2 rounds of chemo earlier, but it just did her in. She wasn't eating and had gotten down to 94 pounds. The doctor said the lung cancer wouldn't kill her, but the not eating. The doctor said we would last maybe a week. I went to see her yesterday. It just broke my heart. Due to some things from several years ago there had been some bad feelings. I have tried to reach out and kept trying to reach out. After I got the call I told DH that I would go see her on Wednesday. He told me I needed to stay home and rest for my doctor's appointment today. I told him that if I didn't go and something happened, I would never forgive myself. Amanda and I went. It was like everything from the past was forgotten. She knew who we were. She was in pain and very weak. We had a good visit with everyone. They moved her to hospice yesterday afternoon. My cousin called after we lift for my appointment this morning and during the night sleeping she went to join our Lord. She is at peace now. She is now with her 2 sisters, husband and oldest son. She had 80 wonderful years. I will miss her very much.
It has been a really long day. Up at 5 to leave at 6:30 to fight rush hour traffic through downtown Dallas. My appointment was at 10. So we got there really early and had breakfast and watched the NBC morning show.
Off to have ABG and pulmonary function test. The gentleman doing the ABG, had let's say a little trouble finding my pulse. So he used laticane to deaden my wrist. He still had trouble and he finally got someone else to do it. And believe it or not I did better on my PFT than last time. Go figure with all the trouble I have had breathing. But my 02 stat at room air was 88 - not good.
Off to the transplant clinic. Funny thing they weighed me at the the Pulmonary lab and I weighed 117 - they weighed me at the clinic 121? They said several people had told them that today.
Dr. Black came in and listened to me. Of course, I left my lungs at home and he didn't hear anything. That is nothing new. Then there was the wonderful 6 minute walk. All in all there is still just one person ahead of me. Which is still good. And it is time for me to go have another heart cath.
I have missed visiting with all of you. About the only thing I have done is post my nutrition, exercise and huddle some. I will get back into the swing of things and get caught up.