Monday, May 28, 2012

Results, Daughter, and Son

What an experience!  I'm so glad that is over.  So my results are this:  I have diverticulitis (which I knew about), and to my surprise they also went down my throat and found I have gastritis.  That might explain why my stomach hurts all the time!  The doc said there were a few places he took a biopsy from, but he did not think it was cancer.  But I have to mak an appointment to see him in two weeks.  Good news is that I don't have to have another colonoscopy for 10 years!  Isn't that awesome??  Now, anybody who's had to drink that solution...oh my gosh....awful.  I praise God that He helped me get that stuff down.  I had no gagging and mentally I prepared myself that I can do this.  The first bottle of solution I got down; near the last few swallows was hard, but I did it.  When six hours later I had to drink the next bottle of stuff, well, my mind was starting to freak out, but I ask God to help me and He did.  And it wasn't so bad.  God is good!

Daughter has has the stomach flu for the last couple of days.  When I talked to her last night she really sounded she was 'out of it' and I knew she needed someone there to help her.  She didn't know if she had a fever because she didn't have a therometer.  So I packed up some stuff and off I went to her house.  She did have a fever of 100.7.  Some Tylenol and cool rag to her head and making her drink liquids got her fever down.  Also, her condo was a little warm, so I turned down the ac a little.  Today she has been complaining of stomach issues more.  If we can just get her stomach feeling better she'll be her old self again.  After spending the night with her last night at her place, she came home with me today. 

While we were at dd's apartment, my ds called and asked us if we wanted some subs.  Awesome.  I was hungry, so he brought us some food!  Ds had bought new glasses but he was so unhappy with them as they kept slipping down his nose and he had gone back to have them adjusted, but they just couldn't get the glasses adjusted right.  I suggested he go to the mall where there's another store.  Well, they were very helpful and he found a pair of frames that were so much better; he got those and he was so happy! 

Poor dh has been home all day by himself working and doing chores around the house.  He is worn out. 

And, can you believe that I got another notice for jury duty?  I get these things every year and a half.  The last three I have been able to get a doctor's note to excuse me, but how many times can I keep doing this?  GRR!

So that's where I'm at right now.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Tomorrow, tomorrow...

Well, actually it's today.  Yes, I will be undergoing a colonoscopy.  I am so ready to get this over with.  I got down the two bottles of yuck that I had to drink and here it is 2:34am and I still have to hit the pot.  No sleep this morning.   I just hope I don't have any issues when it's time to leave in the morning.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Container Gardening

Here is more of my container garden:

more onions

and more onions


more cucumbers

Sunday, May 13, 2012

My Container Garden and Mother's Day

I'm trying a new thing this year..container gardening.  After much consideration about where to put the garden and thinking of the weeding I'd have to do AND having to fight off groundhogs and deer, I decided to put all my 'food' in containers.  Here I have strawberries, squash and peppers.  I will take pictures tomorrow of my onions and cucumbers.  I water them every day and so far so good!!  We already eat a strawberry off the plant and it was juicy and delicious.  Oh, I hope we get some more off them. 

Tonight my son surprised me showing up and giving me some gifts.  I really didn't expect it because I told the kids not to make a big deal about Mother's Day.  I know they love me as I love them.  But still, it was nice.  My husband gave me a light set of dragon flys.  Very cute; now I have to decide where to put them!   

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Did I Tell You....

Did I tell you I had a birthday last month?  Yeah, I am shame there.  But, I just can't believe I'm that number.  Wow!  Okay, with that said, you know how you turn a 'whatever' age and then things start happening to your just seems your body KNOWS you turned another year older and then it had has to do things it's never, ever done before and you say 'what's going on here?' and it makes you concern, worried, anxious??....well, that's been happening to me.  Got my tooth pulled {and my mouth is still recooping from it} while my other teeth hurt and then something happened that is kinda personal but just let me tell you I'm having an colonoscopy in two weeks.  Okay, I was advised to have one five years ago but I didn't and now I HAVE to.  *sigh*  In younger days if thing happened to you physically, you'd recovery and be on your way.  These days, not so much.   These are not the golden years and I don't know who ever came up with that phrase.  But I have to thank God for the blessings I do have and I'm able to do things other can't.  That's why I keep pushing on. 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Does the Word Dentist Make You Cringe?

That's where I was today.  I've had this tooth that is broken and it's been giving me trouble.  However, the tooth behind it had a hole in it (from an attempt to fix it four years ago, but failed) and to make a long story short I ended up having that tooth pulled.  Now, after about 7 shots to my jaw, gums and other places in my mouth the dentist was unable to numb my mouth!!  She finally gives me sleepy gas, but let me just say that if you aren't breathing through your nose to inhale that stuff you aren't going to stay floating in the clouds.  Now, since the tooth with the hole in it showed to have a somewhat infection in it, the dentist believed that it was that tooth was really giving me problems.  I opted to have it pulled because I'm just sick of having root canals....the pain from those things go on for days and weeks if that work at all.  So after all the shots and sleepy stuff, I had the tooth pulled with all the pain that comes with it.  Let me tell you, it was painful!!!  Hearing the tooth cracking in my jaw and the dentist moving it back and forth, back and forth in my jaw was agonizing!!  My legs were thrashing, my arms were hitting the chair, and my voice was quite loud.  Well, the voice I had while floating in the clouds.  Honestly, I think I have to put that pain  at the same level as childbirth.  It was horribly painful.  Now it feels as if I've been hit in the jaw with a fist.  And...I'm not even sure the right tooth came out.  Because the one I wanted pull is now throbbing like before.  Unreal.  It's be one thing if the teeth were eye teeth, but these are my molars...I'll be eating baby food before too much longer if I get another molar out on the same side of my mouth.  So after that, I came home, put an ice pack on my jaw, took a nap, woke up, more ice, then Motrin, then another nap...oh my goodness..I need my mother!!!

I hope tomorrow will be better.  It's raining right now.  I got my window open and listening to the rain is so relaxing!   

That's it for the update.