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WooHoo COLLYWOBBLES are under control. GREAT !!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Last night as I lay in bed I turned my head and I heard a noise like water in my ear and it felt like it was stuffed with cotton.
I had no earache but on a hunch I remembered my Flu in December and the DR prescribed a medication she called "Pearls" it read BENZONATATE on the Rx label.
I got up and I swallowed one down and went back to bed crashing in to the wall as I walked, rather staggered back to my room.

I slept well and in the morning was not really aware I was no longer staggering but I was very aware of my nose. I kept sniffing and using tissues then it occurred to me it has to be a decongestant what a relief it was.

DH got out of bed slowly, he told me he had to get up in the night way too often. DH has had Kidney stones and Lithotripsy so I called the Drs and asked them to do a urine analysis.
We went right over and he saw a Nurse Practitioner.
She was very thorough and decided it was not kidneys in her opinion it was an S. I. joint issue from his walking with a cane.

She also noticed he was due some blood work. I mentioned DH has been on some powerful medications from the surgery and since his liver enzymes were up I asked if she would order some blood drawn to check it out.
DH has an appointment with his Dr tomorrow so she can go over all the results at that time. The practitioner thought that was a good idea so DH had the blood drawn.

I got a phone call and my walking buddies wanted to walk with me and I said yes but they were in town eating lunch and wanted to walk at 1.30pm

It was 12 noon when we left the Drs office I asked DH if he would like a fish sandwich at McDonalds he always likes them so I drove over and asked if he wanted to take it home or eat in the car. After a short silence he said we will EAT IN!.

YES!! I was overjoyed he was happy riding around in the car but to walk in to a public place he did not want to do till today. I had a salad and DH had his Fish sandwich, Fries and an apple pie.

I took DH back to the house and then I went to meet my friends. We decided to walk the rail trail, we had not walked outdoors together in a long time because of the ice but there was no ice and we walked the usual 4 miles.
They are both older than I am so we were all very pleased we can still get it done after our long break. I had asked if my friends DH would visit with my DH and he did.

I drove my friend back to our house and we had company with tea and scones for the first time since before his surgery it was a really nice change of pace for us and it really helped DH because he was walking around like there was no surgery done. They kept telling him how surprised they were at his progress and he kept grinning like a Cheshire cat.

We had a good supper spinach and roast chicken, green beans and carrot soup.

I am over 10,000 steps and 4 miles walked just on the trail.
That makes me feel better. We are expecting a heavy snow fall this weekend so I have to be in shape for the snow blowing.
11,375 steps today -YES!!
I CAN DO THIS, thanks to Spark Exercises.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LJCANNON 2/9/2013 5:22AM

    emoticon What a Wonderful Day for you both!! Congratulations on getting your steps in!!

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POOHGIRL1970 2/8/2013 12:16PM

    emoticon GREAT JOB!!!

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LITTLEWIND53 2/8/2013 12:42AM

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KATHY024 2/7/2013 11:26PM

    Easier to take the snow after having such a nice day. The winter time is so "iffy" for getting together and it is a treat when it happens.

It was really nice here today until the sun started to go down, then the wind started from the North and it was cold!! Hope it is bringing rain! emoticon

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    I have the ear crackling too.

It's so wonderful that you could get back to walking with your friends again anf that you all had a good visit. You needed this.

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GLASSART43 2/7/2013 9:54PM

    Great day, Pat! We got a little snow today and more is expected tonight. Six inches and school will be cancelled - we really don't handle snowy conditions well in my community. emoticon

WooHoo! on the steps!

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MILLISMA 2/7/2013 9:36PM

    Pat sounds like you and DH had a pretty good day. Please be careful in the upcoming storm. We're right on the border and could just get terrible wind and lots of rain. Stay safe and hope the storm is not too bad.

hugs....Mary Anne

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SUNNY332 2/7/2013 9:26PM

    Glad the Tessalon Perles helped. I think they are "magic". I always ask my practioner for them if I have a cough. They do the trick and I am able to get some rest.

Sis went to rehab today. We will leave in the morning to take her some items. She is staying in St. Louis for the rehab and we all think it is for the best.

Take care and have a Fab Friday.


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EFFIEANNIE 2/7/2013 8:09PM

    We're getting your snow today. Took me 2 hours to get home. Very slippery and slow. You are doing great! Sounds like you and Fred had a great day all around!

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WOWEETOO 2/7/2013 3:31PM

    yes you can!!!
the lady mary

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PICKIE98 2/7/2013 2:20PM

    I think the med you are referring to is Tessalon Perles.. I used it when I had bronchitis a few years ago.. Those little teensy pearls are like magic!! they actually are shaped like large spawn, like I used when tying my spawn bags for fishing!!

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NEEDSHELP52 2/7/2013 1:45PM

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MSKRIS7 2/7/2013 10:26AM

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123ELAINE456 2/7/2013 9:41AM

  Glad That the Vertigo Collywobbles are under control. Sounds like You had a Wonderful All Around Day Too. Keep It Up. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Super Great Day. Take Care. Congratulations on Your Steps Too. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Be prepared for that blizzard coming your way! Stay warm...

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GINIEMIE 2/7/2013 8:23AM

    Sounds like a good day overall-nice walk. So glad the decongestant helped.
Keep it up Pat you and Fred are coming along.


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1CRAZYDOG 2/7/2013 8:16AM

    Pleased that the decongestant worked for you! It is indeed a decongestant. Hurray! Vertigo (cobblywobbs) are NO FUN!

And VERY happy w/DH's progress. May the progress continue.


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HOLDINGMYOWN 2/7/2013 7:57AM

    Hey Pat...
Great day yesterday eh?
Everything coming together again finally! YEA!

As for your seems as if that medication cleared your sinuses BUT it is actually a cough suppressant. Your Doc calls it Perles because that is a part of the brand name ( Tessalon Perles )
Benzonatate acts like a local anesthetic to your throat for dry hacking irritating coughs. I know it contains some form of anesthetic but not sure what else it contains.

Love & Hugs to Both of You
Your Friend Heather in NB

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BETHGILLIGAN 2/7/2013 7:52AM

    What a great day for you both!! I bet it felt great to get on that trail with your friends!!! I'll be eager to hear what the bloodwork shows for DH!

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BAKER1009 2/7/2013 7:48AM

    All sounds like it's going well! Yay for no Collywobbles!!

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IOEINC 2/7/2013 7:40AM

    so glad to hear the vertigo is gone!! ANd happy that you had such a nice day!


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    Fantastic day all around! Glad your collywobbles have subsided. I hope I'll be able to walk that trail with you sometime this spring or summer, sounds very nice! Today I've got a long list of things to do. The list was supposed to be done on Friday and Saturday, but with the coming storm I will attempt to do what I can today. Plus will have to bring in wood for the wood stove. Hope you have another good day today too!!! emoticon

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ROSEWCI 2/7/2013 5:55AM

    emoticon on those steps Pat! And so glad you've resolved the vertigo issue! And it's so wonderful that DH is recovering nicely! I see that all's well in your world!!! EnJOY!!!

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RD03875 2/7/2013 5:31AM

    WAy to go!

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NASFKAB 2/7/2013 4:26AM

  great you had a good day you take such good care of your husband he is lucky having you

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ARTJAC 2/7/2013 1:51AM

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GOANNA2 2/7/2013 1:16AM

    I'm really happy for you Pat. Fred is doing so well
and you got in all those steps, walked with friends
and made good food choices. It must've been so
nice to have someone visit for tea and your
wonderful scones. Makes for a great day. emoticon

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POPSY190 2/7/2013 1:13AM

    It sounds as though things are settling down a bit for you. That's great, especially about the walking and number of steps. emoticon

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JUSTYNA7 2/7/2013 12:55AM

    Isn't it grand when you can have a NORMAL moment in your life? I'm so happy you got in a good walk WITH friends. I'm also happy DH is feeling better. It is all so complicated and reminds me of unraveling a ball of tangled yarn.... you just think you have it and realize there is another knot to work out when all you want is to get back to CREATING the beautiful garment or blanket you were making with it. It will happen. Thank you my friend for sticking by me. Justyna

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BRENDAGAIL9 2/7/2013 12:13AM

I'm glad to hear your Collywobbles are under control after taking the meds. It was probably your sinus's all plugged up. I'm glad you remembered the meds. You've had too much on your mind lately.

The weather forecasters are predicting 36 inches of snow in your area. You are all stocked up with food and snug in your home so don't overdo with the snow clearing.


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GDY2SHUZ 2/6/2013 11:44PM

    A fantastic day. I knew your steps would catch up and become the success you were looking for. emoticon emoticon

More snow.....T's the season. Will you be getting "wind chill" warning too?

May the rest of the week be as good as today!

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GRACEISENUF 2/6/2013 11:37PM

    emoticon on the walking and wise choice of salad for lunch.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 2/6/2013 11:21PM

    Yay @ the exercise!

I had a maple scone yesterday. We found a bakery and i was having a craving for carrot cake but they are scottish people. Hmmmmm So i selected the scone and enjoyed it.

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TERRI289 2/6/2013 11:18PM

    What a great day..glad the cobbly wobblies are under control.

Love that rail trail, can't wait to do it next summer... emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EVWINGS 2/6/2013 11:07PM

    Pat, I'm so happy with all of hubby's issues he isdoing so well so soon! Your exercise is super!! You did all that after a break!! WOW!!

Take care for the weekend storm.

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