Sunday, March 2, 2014

Gone Too Long

Hello All,
 Seems like I've been gone forever from this blog.  I have been so busy with life and not at all doing what I've really been wanting to do.  A goal for 2014 is to be present more in my favorite online communities.  I have also signed up for Life Book 2014. I am on Lesson 3. I think lesson 8 or 9 will be up soon. It is ok though. Slow and easy wins the race...and it's not even a race. LOL  One of my words is "complete". That will be a stretch. But I am having fun with it.

2014 sure came in with a bang this year.  My husband had pneumonia end of 2013 and beginning of 2014. He fought going into the hospital.  His blood pressure was so low one night he did not have the energy to fight any longer.  He spent 4 days in the hospital. I got him home and then a few days later his blood pressure shot up, way up. He just looked at me and said take me to the hospital.  They tried many different drugs to bring it down. Most of which were meant to almost stop his heart so that it could restart at it's own rythm. This scared the hell out of me. They were going to send him to a hospital in another city to a cardiologist as they could not get it to go down...his blood pressure. Then the other hospital refused him because they said he was not stable enough for tansport. Keep in mind he was still not fully recovered from the pneumonia.  Anyhoo, long story short he spent 2 more days in the hospital.  He lost over 20 lbs. and 1 pant size during his ordeal.  He came home with an oxygen machine which he seldom uses now. He is doing great and seems to be fully recovered. He is even off one of his blood pressure meds so he only takes one now. I do not want to relive January 2014. I did not like him being so ill at all.

As for me I have gained wonder I eat when I am upset/anxious/nervous. Not his fault though.I am not blaming him at all. I need to just stop eatig everytime I get upset. Grab water instead.
 I just had a vein ablation a week ago. My leg and foot swelled up bad. Seems a vericose vien also had vein reflux. They first thought it was cellulitis, which I found out was a skin infection. Why don't doctors or nurses take the time to explain these terms? Glad we have the internet now. I would hate having to look this stuff up in a medical book like my mom did. My mom the nurse...I think she still has some of her medical books. :-) I do ask her things now and then but don't always want too until I know what it is myself and if she will freak out when I tell her. So I had a vein ablation and it was not pleasant. I hope it solves the leg pain and swelling. I have to wear a compression stocking for 2 weeks and that is a joke for a plus sized gal. I should have told them to pull from the mens section. It is a thigh high and will not stay up on my thigh. rolls down to just above the knee and then feels like a rubber band around my leg. I even bought skin glue. Haa, that stuff is sticky but did not work. Stuck my thights together though. (Did I just confess that? oh lord help me stop.) So I am improvising in all kinds of ways to keep compression on that leg. I have 3 ace bandages. They help a lot.
I will try to include a few family photos along the way in my next few posts. Bobbie Jo is doing great for those of you that followed me before. Raven is 14 now and growing into a lovely young lady. Billie Jo (my youngest daughter) is now a estetician and works at a local salon giving facials, peels, waxes and such. She loves it. I love being her client. ever had your nose hairs waxed? Ugh!  She got my upper lip last month. No warning just glopped it on. It was funny...I looked gorgeous! (Cheesy arent I!)
So by for now....Take care all and if you are in the snow storm areas be warm.

Be Happy, Be Healthy and Be Safe,


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