CHERYLHURT's SparkPeople Blog CHERYLHURT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A long day with Mum We are taking her to see Dunkirk, the movie. She's Engligh and grew up in the war. Then taking her out to lunch. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:48:21 EST Hot! Hot! Hot! My relatives say even the Bay Area is hot! At least our heat came late in the summer! Sun, 23 Jul 2017 06:49:39 EST Pink eye mostly cleared Going to church today with beloved and Mum. Both our eyes are mostly free from infection. Now beloved has another eye surgery on Wednesday! Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:26:17 EST Headed to the mountains Going to be hot today. Headed to the mountains for cool hike. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:36:02 EST Beauty shop today Makes a nice break...l Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:17:52 EST Taking Mum to a lecture and lunch Giving her a nice day out. A WW I lecture at the library...she won't be happy when she realizes it's American involvement, not British... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:15:36 EST HOPE! Beloved took Mum's pone apart and put it back together and now she hears just fine. It was the phone, what a relief! The doctor was blunt with us yesterday. If beloved's eye fails they will leave the lens in place and he will live with an eye filled with oil." I asked him to thoroughly examine his "good" eye and since there is evidence the vitreous is pulling away due to age, we will have the good eye tack welded (laser) later this year just to be safe. Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:08:51 EST 4.5 hour hike 18,454 steps, 25 floors climbed, 4.5 hours. Caesar's Head hike! Today we see another eye doctor. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:19:06 EST Mum is going deaf She can't hear me anymore..bought her an expensive phone hat "rolls up volume " to 50. She could hear last year. Another problem on top of all the others... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 07:49:54 EST I'm home again today Beloved will pick up Mum and they'll go to church. My left eye is still swollen and draining so I'm still infectious. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 07:06:16 EST More surgery for beloved Scheduled for the 26. Gives us both time to be completely over these dreadful viral conjunctivitis we've had for two weeks. So far he has fallen into the 5 percent of chronic detachments...when is enough, enough? Are we going to spend the rest of our lives in armchairs with eye appointments every week? Fri, 14 Jul 2017 06:31:21 EST Eye appointment today Will we ever get through this? Thu, 13 Jul 2017 07:23:25 EST Stay positive In the midst of the pain, remember where to lay the blame. It's not from Christ....advice from our old pastor. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:50:10 EST Nice to get a big bonus teams win Finally, something to smile about! Beloved''s infected eyes are actually looking a little better... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:10:12 EST Trying to stay positive! I got an appointment today at my beloved's dr office. Went to ER yesterday when my left eye started to look like red jello. Viral conjunctivitis, highly contagious. Ick. Should last about 2 weeks. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:29:53 EST New week Praying for healing Sun, 9 Jul 2017 07:45:58 EST Glad they brought back the team bonus points I only noticed them yesterday. So glad they are back! Sat, 8 Jul 2017 07:07:06 EST Both of us now with this eye infections When it rains, it pours! Fri, 7 Jul 2017 07:27:21 EST Despite being soooo careful... Woke up with my eyes scarlet, crusted shut. Somehow Imgot beloved's eye infection too. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 07:03:17 EST Exhausted Neighbors had fireworks until after 11... couldn't sleep. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 07:45:25 EST Happy 4th Enjoy! Tue, 4 Jul 2017 07:49:52 EST Long mountain hike 6.1 miles of grade 8 hike, had to stop and rest often because we're old now! Packed half a gallon of water and an egg sandwich. Took us 4 hours but cleared my mind. Mon, 3 Jul 2017 06:27:37 EST Need a hike today Blew up at my totally unhelpful sister in California. She only ever calls my 91 y/o Mum once a week, never visits. She "forgot" to call because it "was hot!" I have Mum and a sick husband!! So I told her to get out of my life and stay out. She's never been there for me anyway. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 07:13:19 EST Hanging on Only just Sat, 1 Jul 2017 05:56:33 EST Both eyes are infected How? Why? Both eyes are now infected? Surgery off indefinitely. Overwhelmed. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 06:52:49 EST Surgery cancelled before they put him under His surgeon looked at how red and inflamed the right eye was, exactly what I'd called the office to tell them on Sunday, and he immediately cancelled surgery. Eye can't be repaired in the present condition. Overwhelmed. My only sister didn't even call or text. I finally decided to put her out of my life. We have no support from them, or anybody else. I just keep telling myself, "this is not from God"..; Thu, 29 Jun 2017 06:50:15 EST At the hospital.. Surgery number 5 today. I can't stop crying when he's not around because this has been six months of hell. We need a miracle today. Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:57:25 EST Surgery tomorrow Waiting for OR to call telling us what time to be there tomorrow. Spending today at the Assisted Living with Mum and the other seniors. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 06:44:15 EST I painted his toenails My personal pre-op prep for beloved...I painted his toenails scarlet! Give the OR something to laugh about! Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:59:24 EST New week! Fresh page! First day of a new week! Sun, 25 Jun 2017 07:39:47 EST Mum and church today We have Mum today but our favorite Pastor is speaking at church. Lunch will be light fish and green, Mum will fall asleep during Lassie in the afternoon. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 07:04:20 EST Pre-op yesterday, surgery Wednesday We pray this will be the FINAL operation to give DH any sight in his right eye. Seven months of terrible anxiety for me and pain for him. He wont be able to do ANYTHING for 3 months, not even bending over to tie his shoes.... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:50:02 EST Pre-op today for beloved, no new house Got out bid on our dream house...bummer. Today we hope to have pre-op and schedule for beloved's next surgery. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:21:59 EST Pressure still holding Pressure check this morning, dance lessons at noon. Cleaners will be here while we're gone. Still in a bidding war for the dream house. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:07:46 EST Doctor check every morning until surgery Oil holding retina and macula in place must come out soon. Surgery tentatively scheduled for next week. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 06:41:58 EST More emergency eye surgery yesterday I got up early, got my sparking done. Beloved came down holding his right eye and was in agony. Immediately called the doctor. Within an hour we were being seen, another hour and he was back in surgery. The eye pressure had skyrocketed overnight. They had to place a drain in the eye. Seeing someone this morning at 8. Oil has to come out, another surgery next week. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 05:33:01 EST New week, fresh page! Another fresh week in which we many do our best...or not. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 06:36:25 EST In a biddiwsr Won't go over high computed value but bummer, we're in a bidding war for the dream house. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 07:14:33 EST More eye surgery H &P one to week, more eye surgery the next week. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 07:53:40 EST Pulled that offer, put in another Found a gorgeous place on a hill, with the dream shop for my beloved. Put in an offer immediately. Hate to have to sell and move, but peace and serenity are too important for us to stay here. When we hear if we got it, then we'll put this one up for sale. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 06:19:21 EST Water running down the wall We put an offer in on a house yesterday. It's a lovely old thing, never been Maintained in 30 years. Unfortunately beloved leaved against a wall and came away wet. This house has problems... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 07:06:46 EST Put an offer in on another house We love this one but the bullying and cold shoulder treatment from the neighbors after we didn't support their candidate is too much. I can't handle it. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 05:46:01 EST Great hike yesterday We hiked to North Lake , around it, and back again. Took 3 hours, was a grade 7 hike, and we climbed 15 "flight of steps" according to Apple Watch. It was super great, but tough. Can't wait to do it again! Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:59:30 EST Headed to church Having Mum for the whole day and headed to church. We have her until 6pm so it gets really stressful although I know I'm blessed to have her. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:02:26 EST My neighbor cut us off...and it's been since October We refused to discuss politics but he know we're are from California.... When his candidate won he cut us off completely. He has also forced his neighbors, his wife's sister and her husband, to cut us off too! We love to entertain and would have a deck party every month and have them over. Now nobody will speak to us or even wave....we can stay and have no friends, or try to move...we despise politics! Fri, 9 Jun 2017 06:53:22 EST 40 miles in on the tandem yesterday and we're riding today too! Today we're riding one the back roads, doing some serious miles again. He's going to get scheduled for more eye surgery so we must ride now before another period of no moving at all. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 06:42:37 EST Rain continues It seems we have had rain every day this month... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 07:36:40 EST Measured for a new lens Interesting how they measured for a new lens for beloved's should get scheduled next week for maybe the following week. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 07:32:55 EST Another eye doctor today Hopefully he will agree we can schedule surgery to remove the oil from beloved's eye and insert a lens.... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 06:44:59 EST Too long, too much A too long day with Mum who was bummed because she turned 91. We gave her a fabulous day out on her birthday on Friday, , probably made her tired. I'm so tired of it all. Sun, 4 Jun 2017 07:42:04 EST