Friday, May 27, 2011

Don't faint! I know, twice in one week! Just trying to get back on track.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - Still on no vitamins, aspirin, and coumanin. Made the solution, with cherry flavoring, so it can chill for a day or so before needing to drink it. I caught this blog up to today...woo hoo! Talked to Jesse three different times today. He was at the dentist to get the second half of his cleaning done. Talked to a friend today as well.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - Still on no vitamins, aspirin, and coumanin, plus nothing but liquids all day. Clear liquids and a gallon of nasty prep goop. Had to take two laxative pills. Yummy! Got the trash mostly together before the drink goop run to bathroom routine began. By bedtime I was bleeding a lot but no longer shitting. Yay!

Thursday, May 26, 2011 - Got up to take my shower found I was still bleeding. As I finished my shower and was getting dressed my breathing deteriorated dramatically and my heart was beating so rapidly it made my body shake. I sat down on the bed and tried to center myself. That helped a lot. Heather, Kent, and I got in the car and we went to the Central Ohio Surgery Center for my procedure. I got signed in. Heather took off for work and Kent made himself comfortable in the waiting room. I was ushered back to the prep room, got into their open in the back/front gown, onto the bed. The nurse took my blood pressure which was good. My oxygen level was 98 but my pulse was high and rapid. She told me she would let the anesthesiologist know this and see what he says. He wanted an EKG ran. This EKG was compared to one from March 29, 2011 and there was a "gap" in one of the rhythms so they were cancelling my procedure. I was given the EKG and told to take it to my cardiologist and see what he had to say. I was told to go home and resume my medications immediately. While waiting for Heather to come pick us up I called Dr. Pattison and explained what had happened and they made an appointment for me for Tuesday, May 31 at 9:30 a.m.. I ate and took my meds when I got home. Then I went to bed for a while. My heart was still beating like it wanted to escape my chest. I called Franklin to let him know what had transpired. We talked for over an hour and a half. I chatted with two other friends.

That's it for now.

P.S. - Can you have P.S.'s on a blog? Who cares it's MY blog.

1. - Co-incident? - Forest Lawn Cemetery called me on Wednesday. It was Frankie and she wanted to let me know they were having special deals on caskets, etc. I told her I wasn't planning on seeing her this weekend, but not to worry. I explained what I was going to be doing the next day and we got a chuckle out of her timing.

2. - Heather told the receptionist at the Central Ohio Surgery Center when the receptionist said the procedure would take 15 minutes and recovery half an hour, that she didn't know my mother. She was always different. (Note: Heather had just gotten to work when Kent called her for a teleconference with the nurse telling her they were cancelling the procedure.) When we were headed home it was mentioned that I sure was different.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bad, bad, me....I've not written here for a while. So here I go....

Friday, May 13, 2011 - Went to Curves, posted a poem online, and made an angel-food cake (via a cake mix, but I had forgotten how easy they were to make). Worked on the blog for last week. The cake was for Heather's Birthday.....Happy Birthday Baby Girl! We (Kent actually) took her out to dinner to the Texas Roadhouse, one of her favorite places. I talked with Franklin for a little today.

Saturday, May 14, 2011 - We went to Walmart and did some heavy duty grocery shopping to restock are larders.....hahaha. Chatted online with a couple of friends. Didn't do much else.

Sunday, May 15, 2011 - We were all tired and spent most of the day sleeping. Refueling our brain cells.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - Went to Curves then when we got home I updated all of my weekly diet stats. Talked to Franklin for almost two hours today. Chatted online with a couple of friends.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - Did some laundry and talked to Jesse for a little over an hour. Besides breakfast, lunch, and dinner making I did the dishes and chatted online with four friends.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - Trash day, trash day, once again its trash day! Guess what I'll be doing. Emptying wastebaskets! Talked to Jesse for an hour. Skyped with an old friend for 15 minutes. Did dishes, cooked meals, and did some knitting. Chatted online with two friends one of which was Tom.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - Today was the first day that I start preparing for my outpatient surgery (colonoscopy). No additional vitamins or fiber supplements or aspirin until next Friday, May 27. Did some knitting and chatted online with two friends.

Friday, May 20, 2011 - Went to Curves, did some knitting, posted a poem online, and did some laundry. Franklin called and we talked for a while. Kent went camping for the weekend. Heather has been working over-time and when she got off we went to Bob Evan's for dinner. I talked to Chip for a little. Plus chatted online with three friends most of the day.

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - Went to Curves to make up for Wednesday which we blew off due to not getting up on time. Then we went to Krogers to pick up to prescriptions and to fill the prescription for the goop I need to drink for Thursday. We picked up groceries while we were there. I did some laundry, dishes, and Kent came home in time for dinner. Chatted online with three friends.

Sunday, May 22, 2011 - Made pancakes for breakfast. Kent and I hung out while Heather went to work for a while and then to hang out with Mark. I did some knitting. Chatted online with three friends.

Monday, May 23, 2011 - Phase 2 of pre-procedure....along with no vitamins, fiber, aspirin, I am now off of my Coumanin. No blood thinners in me. Went to Curves and did a little laundry. Talked to Jesse for half an hour. Chatted online with three friends. Did some knitting.

That catches us up to today.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th! Dunt, dunt, dunt!

Friday - May 6, 2011 - Last Friday I caught this blog up-t0date. It's time to do it again. I posted a new poem. Heather and I went to Curves for our work out. I chatted with two friends today and that was about the gist of my day.

Saturday - May 7, 2011 - Franklin called and we talked for a couple of hours. Stephanie called and we talked for a while. I chatted with two friends and frittered the rest of the day

Sunday - May 8, 2011 - Mother's Day. Michelle called and wished me Happy Mother's Day. I chatted with four friends, three of which wished me Happy Mother's Day. I hadn't spoken to one of them for a long time and it was so nice to speak with him again. Kent and Heather over did things for Mother's Day. They took me out to dinner. They purchased an outdoor table and chair set for the patio and Kent got his longed for grill. What a grill it is! He's happy with it and that is what truly hopefully we won't burn the place

Monday - May 9, 2011 - Went to Curves. Made five phone calls to get things either in the works or pushing them onward....meds delivered, Dr. follow up, cable company for assistance, etc. I made potato salad per Kent's request. Chatted with three friends and got some knitting done.

Tuesday - May 10, 2011 - Did some laundry, the hamper was over flowing. Chatted with one friend and we cooked out for the first time on the new grill. We ate at the new table as well. It was nice.

Wednesday - May 11, 2011 - Curves today. Collected the trash inside. We have old patio furniture (table and chairs) plus the packaging from the new stuff outside that needs to get to the curb. Wrote some poetry. Chatted with two friends, one of which I hadn't spoken to for over a month. I missed him, but I knew he was busy with family stuff.

Thursday - May 12, 2011 - Talked to Jesse for several hours. He was bored. Paid a couple of bills, did some knitting, and chatted with two friends.

Well this catches us up for the time being.

Friday, May 6, 2011

It's me...I'm back!

Friday, April 29, 2011 - My 69th birthday. Heather and Kent got me art supplies: canvases, brushes, oil paint, a craft box to carry it all, and a portable easel! I'm in 7th heaven! Now I need to get to work....ha,ha,ha. Posted another poem. Updated this blog. Worked on my novel. Talked to Stephanie, she sang "Happy Royal Birthday to me." This is the day that Prince William and Princess Katherine got married in jolly old England. Chatted with three friends. Went to Curves.

Saturday, April 30, 2011 - Did some laundry. Made potato salad and deviled eggs. Mark came over and he, Heather, and I played the game "Ticket To Ride". Worked on my novel.

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - Worked on my novel. Talked to Jesse for an hour. Chatted with four friends.

Monday, May 2, 2011 - Went to Curves. Wasn't feeling all that good so I went back to bed and slept most of the day. Managed to do a load of laundry.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - Took it easy today, still wiped out. Chatted with three friends.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - Curves. Gathered up the trash and got it ready to take to the curb. Chatted with three friends for most of the day.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - Have an eye surgeon appointment for a eight month followup. No changes had occurred and I am scheduled for an appointment eight months down the road (January 2012). Talked with Stephanie/Ashley several times today. Talked to Jesse today as well.

We are now caught up for the time being.