Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday - January 21, 2013

I haven't been home much this month.  I've spent some time with Charlie and had some other things claiming my attention.

I'm going to take some time now to gripe.  I try not to do this but I need to put this "out there" so I can quit fretting about it.  It's actually several things. 

Number One:  I wish the money situation would just clear up and go away.  Wishful thinking, but something that will eventually work itself out.  Perseverance!

Number Two:  When I ask for my egg to be cooked "hard" I don't want to bite into it and get liquid yellow running out of it!  The person who cooked this egg had the heat up too high.  I had even said "Poke the yellow with a fork so it will cook to the right hardness".  It didn't happen.

Number Three:  Charlie is too nosy about how things are at home including my financial situation.  He is not a family person and does not understand that because of the dynamics here at home that I need to be here on a regular basis.  He came to my dobutamine IV and questioned the nurses about everything.  He might be showing his concern for my care but we're only in the early stages of our relationship.

Number Four:  I'm tired of being sick and old.  I plan on going to the rec/gym center once the doctor tells us what I can and cannot do.  I will have restrictions.  No upper arm exercises that pull muscles that are across the chest, because of the separated sternum.  Walking and the recumbent bike should be okay.  I would like to go at least two times a week up to four times a week if possible.  Charlie will not like that.

I, also, have been thinking a lot about assisted living quarters.  I'm tired of where I am.  I've been in this spot for 35 years.  I'm tired of yard!

I'll quit for now.   

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy New Year's everyone!

It's been a while since I've posted here.  It's been pretty quiet around here.  We had a lovely, peaceful, Christmas and spent time with some wonderful friends.  One of my osmosis daughter's, Roberta and her family, hosted her usual Christmas dinner and we participated with them on Christmas Day.  Heather, Kent, and I celebrated our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve day and opened presents on Christmas Day morning.  We took a dish that Kent prepared:  ratatouille.  It was pretty tasty and was well received by all.

My PCINR has been running low now for about a month.  It fluctuates between 1.4 and 1.8 and they want it at 2.5 or 3.0.  I will be getting my blood drawn every Thursday until we get it under control.

Outside of having flu like symptoms and a sore swollen left foot I've managed to stay out of the hospital.

In November I met a nice man named Charlie Probst.  We have been seeing each other on a regular basis.  He's quiet, attentive, and we share a lot of likes and dislikes.  At this point we are just friends although we kiss and hug like boyfriend/girlfriend.

Still planning on getting a book submitted to a e-book publisher.  Need to get a synopsis together and read through the novel to make sure its formatted the way they want it.

Hope all of you have a terrific 2013!