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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.

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Me on Maxine. i have none on Roxie.

Maxine when she was brand new.
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    1692 days ago
  • LINDA!
    I hope you are feeling well. emoticon
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    1695 days ago
    I'm praying for good news for you today.

    1696 days ago
  • DR1939
    I know what you mean about the valium. I hate having anything where I am closed in. Hope everything comes out ok for you.
    1696 days ago
    Hi, I was thinking of you when I went for my mamo last week. I am free but have to go back again in 6 months. I felt so bad reading your blog and seeing how much you have to go through. Life throws you punches now and then, but there is nothing you can do. I am working on my eye op in Sept, which is a membrane, a veil which can blind me if I don't have it out.
    Meanwhile, the skin doc is keeping eye on 3 more skin cancers on my nose, then I have a plop in my nose and the steroids are causing bloody nose, so he put me on a 380 dollar medicine which he though would not cause the problem, but after 2 weeks it did, so now I wait to talk to him and see what happens now. This is the last resort, operation on plop could be next. If that is the case it will be my 9th operation so far in my lifetime.
    I guess there is a reason we have to go through these trials, but I often wonder why some never had an operation or any diseases and others bear the bulk of it all. Good luck and you are in my prayers. I wondered why I hadn't seen you on Tips for Writing, Incredible health and weight loss.
    1696 days ago
    It looks like you & Maxine are flying! Don't get a speeding ticket.
    1696 days ago
    Best wishes for Monday's tests,and hoping that The Doctors can determine
    the cause and help you feel better soon. emoticon
    1696 days ago
    I hope the doctor can determine the problem and that it is something easily treatable. I am claustrophobic too, I always need Xanax for MRIs.
    1696 days ago
    Thoughts and prayers that your tests will be great! emoticon emoticon
    1696 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/21/2013 4:32:49 PM
    Your blog was very motivating and uplifting. I hope you know by now what the problem stems from and that the doctors have the knowledge to treat it. Your attitude is awesome!

    I know it helps greatly to have faith and to believe that you are in the exact place that God wants you to be -- for whatever reason. And it is nice to have a DH who stands with you and makes jokes. I'm sure he is worried inside, but knows that showing you that would only make you feel worse.

    You have many people praying for you. Now it's up to God!
    1696 days ago
    So hoping all comes out well, and they find out what is wrong !! It is so difficult & more stressing not knowing. God is with you, have faith in him.

    Take care, keep the faith, all will be well. emoticon
    1696 days ago
    God is always with you and I will pray that they will find out all whats wrong and will be able to help you
    1696 days ago
    Glad to read that you are going much needed checkups to find out what happened on the falls you had and making sure your vital signs are steady. emoticon

    Do the mini excersices and roll along with your scooter Maxine?? When you can . emoticon emoticon
    Rooling along on your scooter and pray for your tests results .. emoticon emoticon
    1697 days ago
    Great attitude. Keep it up. Sounds like Bob's a keeper.
    1697 days ago
    Wishing you relief.
    1697 days ago
    Hope all your test results come back good Ev, take care hun. And I am so pleased BOB has that wicked and rye sense of humour.....it'll keep you both positive and sane emoticon emoticon

    Keeping you both in my prayers emoticon
    1697 days ago
    Glad you are keeping up with the doctoring and tests. Stay positive and keep the faith. Glad you have Bob there to get you through it! Hang in there!
    1697 days ago
    I too am praying that things turn out good for you. You have such a wonderful attitude with all that you have been going through. God bless you.
    1697 days ago
    Good luck Ev you are in my prayers
    1697 days ago
    pray the tests come back good all the best
    1697 days ago
    I'm glad the doctors are willing to thoroughly check you out. Sometime's God's way is for other's to step in and take care of us in a way we can't take care of ourselves; but we have to be willing to let the others take care of us.

    Keep moving forward and laughing with Bob. Laughter is great medicine and is free!
    1697 days ago
    Hope that they tests come back clean and will be praying for you too.
    1697 days ago
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