Sunday, September 26, 2010
Johnny Appleseed (September 26, 1774 – March 18, 1845), born John Chapman, was an American pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. He became an American legend while still alive, largely because of his kind and generous ways, his great leadership in conservation, and the symbolic importance he attributed to apples.
Have you enjoyed an apple today?!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
My valvuloplasty went well on Sept. 16, however the cardiologist wasn't able to open my valve as much as he had hoped...only about 1/2 as much. Still, I've had great relief and hope it lasts. On the way home from the hospital I almost passed out. My blood pressure had been running low while in the hospital, but the nurse assured me that I would be okay once active again. Not so. My blood pressure continued to stay very low. My meds have been changed 4 times, and now I think it's finally right. I've been stable for a couple of days :)
Another major problem for me was great fatigue. I had very little stamina, could barely drag myself a few feet. Also, the severe headaches that I'd been having for months continued. After several days of this, I made an appt. with my doctor. She assured me that all of my blood work was normal, that my great fatigue and headaches were from all of the physical and mental stress I had been through the past 4 weeks. 3 procedures, 2 hospital stays, cancer scare, losing my best friend, etc. My body was telling me I needed to just rest and heal.
I guess she was right as yesterday I felt a bit better, and today I feel better yet. Praise God!
I have a million and one things to do as we leave for my son's wedding in GA 4 weeks from today. Now where is that to-do list?!
Thanks to all of you who have sent Spark mails, commented on my blogs & page, given me goodies, etc. I've tried to thank you each individually, but may have inadvertently missed someone. A special thanks to QL and QJ who have lifted my spirits and kept me going when I thought I couldn't take one more step. You are the best!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tomorrow I'll be having the valvuloplasty. After all I've been through these past few weeks, I'm so relieved to be getting this done. I should have instantaneous relief! It will be so good to be able to breathe without pain, heart palpatations, dizziness, etc.
I will have the procedure around 9 a.m., stay overnight, and if there are no complications, will come home Friday morning. My cardiologist says there is very little chance that I will have neuropathy again. Good.
Say a little prayer that all goes well! Thanks for all of your good wishes, goodies, etc. They are much appreciated :)
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