nepenthes59 (nepenthes59) wrote,

Tofurkey time already?

Feels like just yesterday was Halloween -

We use our trusty scary Jack-O-Lantern from a craft fair years ago - it's made out of a recycled propane tank
Gave out psychedelic squishy spiders & flashing rings & I found these Pez dispeners on sale & gave them out as well. My parents get over 100 kids trick or treating, & we usually get around 40. I wouldn't be so generous with the treats if we got 100 kids haha

I've been so fortunate to stay hospital free so far this year, but I still have nutritional challenges that come with the abdominal surgeries. My hematologist said I needed Iron IV treatments as well as B12 shots. IV's are a real challenge because my veins are so fried & teeny tiny. This is what happens if you blow a vein mid-Iron transfusion

the discoloration was only temporary, but it freaked me out a bit at first. None of the nurses had seen that before & Leigh told them "the vein blew" My Dr. was called in & she said "yeah, the vein blew" - Leigh wondered "Why don't they listen to me"? haha, they should - after all the medical stuff he has done in the past 5 years, he has become a bit of an expert.

I did get some unexpected positive health news. I had a battery of tests done & asked about my cholesterol - because I had no idea if it was good or not. My Dr. told me I had the best level of "Good cholesterol" that she had seen! Yay!

I've enrolled Kaz in obedience class in hopes that I can use him for dog therapy visits. I remember how much I enjoyed the visiting pet therapy dog when I was at my sickest (2006 in a dreadful acute care facility - my roommate died when I was there - & my health deteriorated drastically in my short 2 week stay.)

I guess I'm guardedly optimistic about my future - A bad cold knocked me down for about a week - I try to encourage my inlaws to exercise with me a few times a week. It's nothing intensive, but it I think it is helpful. Unfortunately, I had to take my father in law to the Emergency Room last week because his blood pressure was crazy high & he was disoriented. He's now in a nursing home for physical/occupational therapy - so please send some healing thoughts & vibes his way.

Please also send some loving prayers out my brother's way - My nephew Nick passed away suddenly in July & his birthday is coming up. They are in my thoughts every day & it's hard for me to imagine anything being worse than a sudden & unexpected loss.


Kaz & Tobey.... =^.^=


  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.