Friday, October 07, 2011
Yep, an early storm hit here in the southland aka S.CA. Jeff assured me that it would not get wet in the house. Our roof is still not done along the new front porch area, hence they put up black paper (tar type) and no plastic. I hate to say I told him so, but I knew they had not protected the roof enough from the heavy Alaskan storm that was headed out way. I took pictures on my phone to text to my daughter and forgot to use my reg. camera to post here. I don't use the internet with my phone and have no idea how to send the pictures to my email anyway. lol Anyway Samra and her boyfriend Carl got a big kick out of it raining inside the house.
Anyway, the water was pouring down the lights above the kitchen sink. Along the side of that area I have a hanging rack with all my Calphalon cookware, of course the water was coming down from the holes where the rack is attached to the ceiling, all over the counter. I moved the coffee pot and can opener to the oven which didn't get any water to dry, that goodness. I had 4 pots on the counter to catch water and turned the lights over the sink so the water rained straight down. There was about an inch of water on half the floor, which I mopped on and off all day. Then the entry hall hanging lamp light started to drip water, another pot went there. Next in the hall outside of the bedroom (of course my room) water started to run out of that lamp/light fixture another 2 buckets and towels.
Jeff came home early from work because of rain, took a nap and then a bunch of the popcorn ceiling fell down in the hallway (I want all the popcorn gone anyway, but this isn't the ideal way to get rid of it). lol
Anyway it got pretty cold (for us here in S.CA) but the gas is turned off from the heater/AC unit so were just had to buck up. By Thursday morning the storm had pasted and was warm enough to open the windows. Except the kitchen window wouldn't open, later in the morning it took Frank and I to get it to move. Also the front door will hardly open, hey, no need to lock it cause it takes everything you can do to pull it open. Jeff has been going out the backdoor the last 2 mornings because it won't work. I couldn't get that door to budge this morning from the inside. So I unlocked it, went around from the outside to get the morning paper and decided to come in the house through the front door, pushed with all my might, went flying into the house, almost lost my balance but managed not to land on Phred. It must have looked pretty funny, if there had been anyone to see me. lol Haven't yet tried to get out of the house again today, need to go to the market and will wait to see what happens.
Thats about it for now. Frank is up now and I am going to get him to help me open the kitchen window again this morning.
Weather for yesterday and today, sunny with some light fluffy clouds and warming up to the 80's by Sunday.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Feeling better, but still haven't started back on the medicine @ 1/2 dose. Will start on Monday. We had a fun 9/11 going on a Corvette Run with our flags a flying up to Mt. Wilson area of San Bernardino Mts. Jeff is feeling better too, but his back is still bothering him. Going to the Chiropractor most days. He returns to work on Sat. He and Frank are working hard getting whatever they can do done. We are way behind sched. on the house but can only do so much with Jeff being out of commission.
I will be leaving in the morning to go to Hemet to spend the weekend with my sister at her new place in Hemet. It is her 62nd birthday on Sat. and I have schedule massages for both of us in the town of Murrieta Hot Springs, CA. Should be nice and relaxing for her and me too.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. xo
Saturday, September 10, 2011
I have had kidney dysfunction from Lupus since 1985. I have been on and off prenidsone (mostly on) for most of that time. From 4/2002 - 11/2003 I went through Cytoxan chemo treatments to get my kidneys in working condition again. In April 2009 I was put on Celcept after I once was having problems with my kidneys (protein coming out). Celcept worked great, in less than 2 months my kidneys were working as well as expected for me.
I started out taking 2000 mgs a day and this was reduced to 1000 mgs after that. I get blood work done for this medication as well as my blood thinner on a regular basis.
When I started not to feel good, I sort of blew it off. But as it continued, I began to think what had changed, other than home construction. I looked up the medication online and everything that I was feeling was there. It also said these symptoms could happen after a few years, not like some medications that I reacted to within days. After my doctor did chest xray, ultra sound on my stomach, UGI and lots of bloodwork, he decided I might just be right about the meds.
The doctor had me go off the medication for a week, to see how I feel. I feel much better and already have more energy. I know he wants me to go on half the dose I had been on, to see if I can tolerate the lower amount without problems. We shall see how it goes. He also wants to make sure I get in a least 20 min. of cardio at the gym everyday or a good walk. I am attempting to do that but some days are better than others. I am walking Phred almost everyday again but shorter walks for now.
Once thanks to all my friends for reading my blogs. I appreciated everyone of you!
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