Saturday, April 20, 2013
Well, I went to my primary doctor yesterday . My appointment was right when he got an emergency call from the hospital and he had to leave. I had the option of waiting until Monday or see the physician's assistance. I opted to stay and see Pat. So Monday will be the "big" day. I go back to their office for a blood draw and then to the hospital. After the appointment I asked Bob, "what did she say?" Wednesday my BP was 99/81. Friday it was 95/70. But he said I was right in thinking it didn't seem to be a concern to her. I couldn't believe the tests for the hospital, a chest x-ray to see if they can see why I am spitting up the blood. And I have to have a CT of my brain because of all the falls. Once more I had to get a valium to relax m before the CT scan. I'm REALLY claustrophobic and need one before entering a tube be it for CT, pET, or MRi. Just call me a baby!! lol!! One good thing about it is that for the past three years getting the one pill, the cost has been $7-$9. Yesterday the one cost $.45!! I'm happy Bob and i haven't seen all these high costs everyone was predicting with the health plan. If anything, our experiences are like this one for a little less money than before. The saddest part of all from the visit - i'm back to using the walker everyday and my chair whenever i go out. She agreed with my psychiatrist 100%. But I do a lot of chair exercises anyway so that part won't bother me at all. Bob told Pat how strange it is when he looks over to me in my chair and i have my leg up in the air then bring 1/2 way down. He says he's never sure if i'm going to kick him!! I'm glad he jokes so much. It's one of the things I liked about him from the start. It's easier to laugh than to cry! It sure makes life interesting, too. And it I must use Pinkie to get in all my walks, so be it. I've decided to attack this as I did the cancers - I gotta do whatever is necessary to be as well as I can. Being healthy is my prime goal for the rest of my life.
It's also good that I have a strong faith. I know God loves me no matter what and will see I make the choices I need to be able to walk the path He has for me. I'm right where He wants for this time in my life. It is not my place to question, but to believe and have faith. And this is what i'm doing - believing and having faith. I know many of you can understand what i'm saying.
Whenever I have the results on everything, I'll be sure to let all of you know.
I continue to make very wise eating choices. almost have to force myself to eat as I'm often not hungry at all. I do know it isn't good to skip a meal, so I eat my three everyday. Since I am still having a difficult time in chewing and swallowing, not to mention the burning of my mouth, I often repeat things i know work for me. This means i have cereal and lots of salads or add lots of veggies to broth. Every morning it's Ensure for me. There is no way I want to have another feeding tube put in!! it wasn't "fun" the first time, so i'll do what's necessary to keep from having another.
I'm hoping everyone is enjoying their weekend. It got to about 65 degrees F here today. And rainy, I'll bet lots of yard sales were rained out. I'm not complaining, mind you. It is so different than usual. Hopefully you're happy with your weather and weekend activities.
Peace Love Cure
Me on Maxine. i have none on Roxie.
Maxine when she was brand new.