Good Thursday one and all. Hope this finds everyone having a good day and ready, or not, for the new month tomorrow. Me not so much.
It's overcast here and cool. Quite cool for the last day of July. Hopefully when the rain returns,as it surely will, it will be light and pass quickly. Speaking of passing quickly my goodness the month of July flew by didn't it?.School busses are rolling down the street again as students are already back in classrooms, for the most part. Half day today and then Tuesday full days start. The summer, what we had of one here, went by so quickly.
DH is at work, still feeling a bit run down. The surgery really took the wind out of his sails. He returned to work to quickly. He should have stayed out the full week the doctor told him could have. But NO, DH said " I can go back in 4 days." and now he's paying for that. I knew when I went back into the recovery area to get him that he had taken a 'hit' with this one. Usually he is up and dressed talking away. This time he was down and out for the count. He was so groggy that I had to dress him, pour him into the wheel chair and then into the car. The walk into the house and getting him into bed was no piece of cake either.
Hopefully he will be up for the drive to Indianapolis. I was going Saturday afternoon after he got home from work, but each day he has come home so tired needing a nap. So getting in the car and heading north doesn't seem like a good plan right now. So I will give DH a chance to get a full night's sleep on Saturday and head out early on Sunday and make it a day trip up and then back.
And that also gives me 2 days to watch him as DH said he told his doctor that he had a sore throat and runny nose. I am concerned not only for him perhaps having a cold, but that if he has any kind of cold thing going on I don't dare go near my DN. She is in the operating room as I type this. 10 hours of surgery. 4 to remove the breasts, 6 for recovery, then back in for 6 to reconstruct. She will be groggy for 2 days. By changing my travel plans up my Sunday visit makes more sense and I can use the time to make sure there isn't any cold issues with DH.
Have errands to run, Hobby Lobby, get my nails done and then go and do my early voting on the way home. I am so disgusted and tired of the nonsense going on in government, local, state and national these days, that I hate to vote for and help re elect anyone who's been involved in it. Leaves me with a whole new range of choices this time around. Hummm.
Lou, so happy to hear your brother is home, maybe even at work! Yay that.
Mary, hope the drive didn't wear you out and that your are feeling better today.
Angelswife, if your peeking in here's an Hello for you as well.
cece, hope today is going better and that you are not dealing as much. <<< HUGS >>>
Cory, I hope your doing well, Your DW too. Hope that there was some fishing, rest time for you the past few days.
MiMi, just reading back some Roll Call posts and saw the one where the ' solution' you were given at the trial wore off. Sorry you felt fatigued. I wonder what was in it that caused you to feel fatigued when it wore off. Did they even give you a clue as to what the compounds of it were?
Happy "HUMP " day everyone. Wishing each of you a good day and lots of sunshine. Not a lot to post about today. Slow day going on for me.
It's nice here today. Had a good weather day yesterday as well. Low temps are making it feel like May or June not end the end of July. So much so that I felt just a bit of September coolness in the air. Don't ever notice that until mid or late September, so am wondering why I felt that this morning when I opened the doors. It's almost 7 weeks early ???
DH is coming back slowly from his Turf (sp ?) surgery. It was bigger than he or I had thought it would be and recovery has been slow in coming. So much so he's come home from work, 2 days in a row, 4 hours early. He says he's just bone tired and worn out. He's taken a nap both days for an hour or two and is back in bed 3 or 4 hours later. Today he sees his doctor and we should know how many more of these " Oh so tired and wor4n out " days there might be ahead for him.
On the very good news side: his biopsy test results are back and he's fine. No cancer issues at all. They had to check for cancer this time around since his brother had Prostate Cancer. In fact it was the Prostate Cancer that lead to the other cancers that finally took his life. So DH's doctor wasn't taking any chances. Yay that!
Speaking of surgeries, my dear niece is going in for her surgery tomorrow, 7 a.m. Going to be a very long day for her and the family. 4 hours to remove the breasts and cancer. Then recoup in recovery area 6 hours. Then another 6 hours to do the reconstruction. Then a long night where the surgeons/ doctors wait to see if the tissues take. Prayers welcomed for Betty Novack.
And thank you for your prayers and concern for my DNIL. Means a lot to me. And cece, his family had been in touch with an attorney a few months back. Where it will go now that he's passed I dunno.
Lou, hope your brother in law is doing better today. Sending well wishes his way.
And as for a broken nail.UGH. UGRRR, yes, I think we ladies all find that just the most aggravating, and painful, OUCH, thing!#!
Talked to Angelswife yesterday. She said she and Jack are doing well and are enjoying their time in Pennsylvania. Been very peaceful and restful for them. A very healing time. They plan to move down to Florida in September and both will be looking for part time jobs. She of course in the gardening/ landscaping area. I mentioned to her that I had just said hello to her in my post here Monday and addressed it to her care of Wherever You Are. She got a laugh out of that.
Not a lot on my agenda today. As I said a slow day. Will sit out on the porch drinking my tea awhile to watch the hummingbirds. We have so many more now, as expected, and the feeders go dry in a day and half. After DH gets home I am not sure if he will want to take a nap, as he has been doing these past two days, or be up to having dinner out. It's market day for me so I may decide to go it alone this time, depends. I hope he feels better today than yesterday and is able to keep me company while I have to be out running errands.
Will close this off here with well wishes for all. Have a great day everyone.
Mary, hope your plans work out and that you find relief soon.
I use a chiropractor once a month, I have mild scoliosis, and it keeps the pain low. I've gone without it for more than a month and really knew I needed to go in. Chiropractic care isn't for all of us here. Some have skin so sensitive that it is unbearably painful. I have been able to take the 20 minute adjustments most times. On days where I know I just can't, I just don't.
Wishing you feel good days... Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good Monday, MiMI, Lou and to all that will follow. I hope everyone's weekend was good and that this week will be a good one for all of us.
It's hot here, high 80's. We did have strong storms but they passed us last night with just a bit of thunder and lightening. It's hot today, high 80's, and lots of sunshine. I have errands to run this afternoon so will be getting lots of natural Vit D3 while out and about.
DH and I are done, yes done, with the down stairs now. Every room has been updated or remodeled. Everything is in and it all looks wonderful. So, for awhile, it's settle back and enjoy the view. We do plan to get to the upstairs, but not until, I hope next Spring. We really only need to do the carpets up there since we painted the rooms just a few years ago. And we only use the one bedroom in the winter.
Not a whole lot to post about today. Fibro flare is backing off. IBS symptoms are too. Life is good when I'm in a pain free/ symptom free zone. When I have good days like I'm having I marvel at all the things that I can do. I find it's hard to just sit. I'm a whirl of activity and energy.
We have quite a few humming birds now. It's a delight to sit out on the porch in the late afternoon and watch them zoom across the yard in two and threes. The feeders go empty so quickly now to, a sure sign that we have them with us. #HAPPINESS.
I will be getting the overnight suitcase down, at some point today, and begin putting travel things into it. DH and I are heading up to Indianapolis, 3/4 hr drive from here, Saturday to see my niece who undergoes breast cancer surgery on Thursday. The surgery will be at least 10 hours. Some of those hours used to remove her breasts and the others to reconstruct them. They are telling her that she will out of it for at least one full day and then she will be fully awake by Saturday afternoon and that's just when we'll be getting to see her.
Got sad news over the weekend. One of DH's nephews, a few years younger than me, 64, passed away from a ' bleed out ' while in San Francisco, Ca. on his 25th wedding anniversary. He had a hernia that he had operated on a few years ago and the doctors used mesh and it just never was right. He had three operations to fix it the mesh problem and I was told it just weakened him on so many levels. From what I was told the arteries nearby where the mesh was just gave out. He complained of feeling ill Thursday so they took him to a nearby hospital but there was nothing the hospital could do to stop the bleeding.
Lou, so glad that you are starting your kitchen. YAY THAT. #HAPPY 4 U.
MiMi, yes it can be uphill with girls. I know I had 3 and raised another until she was 6. Happy today, down and untalkative tomorrow. It's just the way of it. MiMi, again, what is the upside of taking ' Cellfood ' ? and what are the side effects, if any? I found Whole Foods sells it. But am not sure, cause I missed a lot here, popping in and out as I do, what it does to help?
Nancy, I hope your Girls Night in Manhattan was wonderful. Sorry to hear that the shots made you sore. I don't get the trigger point shots but have heard they do wonders to help keep the aches and pain away. I just get the shots for the migraine and for my poor old battered knee.
Cory, I hope you had a wonderful weekend, few storms and little to no cold, where some fishing was involved.
Hello to Mary, Mel and Angeleswife, wherever you are today.
MiMi, I hope what you took as part of your test yesterday didn't cause you to have a headache. I'd hate to think that a headache when not taken can be a side effect.
It all sounds interesting and I really do hope this doctor's solution has merit and that it is approved for use, maybe in a few months, a year, OTC for those who suffer with fibro. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to take a safe product each day that would keep the aches, pain and discomfort of SFN/ fibro away. Thanks for testing it out.
Good middle of the week everyone. I hope you are enjoying this summer day and that there is lots of warmth and sunshine where you are.
It's gonna be a hot day here, 90's and no clouds to get shade from. But I'll take it cause today's one of those few days we've had so far that been so summer like.
No cat yet. We've done what we can and hope that someone will return her to us. The house feels empty without her. I mean she'd either be under your feet for a few days or off being alone on others. So now that I know she's not here I keep looking for her.
DH has gotten everything ready for the carpet people coming in Friday. I have them scheduled to come in at 9:30 so he can get to the doctor's and back in time. He won't be able to drive so if I have to go with him no one will be here to let them in. Fingers crossed that he gets in and out of the doctor's quickly and back here in time.
The carpet shouldn't be much work to install. It's only the one room and shouldn't take the installers but an hour or so, if that. We've done all the prep work, they just have to take out some pieces of furniture, lay the padding, carpet, bring in the furniture and leave.
As for DH's surgery he could have put it off a few years, but the stone would have grown and then the surgery to remove it would have been more invasive. So he just figured it was best to get it done now and get on the other side of it.
My niece is having her surgery in 2 weeks and I'm going up to visit her 2 days afterwards. DH and I will spend Saturday and Sunday visiting her in the ICU ward at the University of Indinolops Medical Center. She will have both breast removed, reconstructed and only have to take cimo pills for a few years to insure no cancer recurrence. She will be out of work 3 months but she will recover and be a good as new. Blessings there as it could have been worse.
We have 5 or six ' regular ' hummingbirds now. They come every 30 minutes or so to the feeders around the porch and back yard and we think by the end of the month we should have double or triple that zooming around the front and back yard. Such lovely and graceful creatures. A blessing that they stay with us a few months a year.
I should get up and get moving. My day should have started hours ago. Have errands to run and need to get up to do them.
Wishing one and all a fibro issues and pain free day. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread