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Treats for the Perfect Kitty Halloween — Adventures in Cheeseland

Greetings from Snoops and Kommando Kitty. We are sure that some of your humans are planning Halloween parties this weekend. And more holiday parties will be coming over the next few weeks. We want to make sure that you are not forgotten when the goodies are prepared. (Some humans are amazingly selfish when it comes […]

Treats for the Perfect Kitty Halloween — Adventures in Cheeseland
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Fun Facts about Halloween — Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes

“Halloween” is short for “All Hallow’s Eve”. “All Hallow’s Eve” is short for “Frank and Doris Covington Smythe Proudly Present All Hallow’s Eve”… ☻ Every year, candy companies sell around six hundred million pounds of candy for Halloween. That number doubles if you include the candy that people buy for Halloween two weeks before but […]

Fun Facts about Halloween — Potatoes and the Promise of More Potatoes
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Happy Spooky Halloween

I do like the holiday just not always handing out candy. I think I will read a book and listen to the TV. Our neighborhood gets swamped so opening the door is hectic! The weather is cool and last year we did sit outside but my daughter, friend, and granddaughter helped plus hubby as well. Next year we will. 🙂

One of these times I’d like to go to the movie, but money is tight this year. I hope everyone has fun! I like seeing the costumes.

Right now I am enjoying a pop and my bag of M&Ms. I love those commercials.

This month I read two witch fun books and on my third one. And I am using my upper dentures for awhile. 🙂

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Pills Good or Bad

I had to take a lot to survive my stroke/brain bleed.

Prednisone- changed weekly. From Feb to April- 50mg to 10mg

Iron-325mg 2x day

Ergocalciferol- 1250mg 1x week til 3/4

Carvedilol- 25mg 2x day

hydralazine- 75mg 3x per day

potassium – 20mg 2x day

insulin checks 4x day but i usually didnt have to inject.

Pantoprazole – 40mg 1x day

amlodipine- 10mg 1x per day still take

atorvastatin- 40mg 1 day still take

calcium- 1200mg 1x day

fluoxetine- 20mg- made me depressed was suppose to fix it

lisinopril- 40mg 1x day

magnesium oxide- 400mg 1x day

multivitamin- 1x day

hydrochlorothiazide- 25mg 1x day

amantadine – 200mg 1x day was for tremors But gave me the tremors

melatonin- 3mg sometimes worked

baclofen- 10mg 1x day

clonazepam- .5mg when needed for crying spells, etc still take it once in awhile. it helps me sleep sometimes. makes my legs not want to move.

i was walking pill factory. i quit everything in June when I lost all the weight because of losing my teeth. I fainted 3x. Enough. Madonna prescribed them i believe. I’m now on still amlodipine and a new blood pressure patch, clonidine .3mg I like my doctor she knew i was tired of swallowing pills. 🙂

I also take magnesium, zinc,calcium, vit d combo pill, vitamin, probiotic, lipitor still, bayer81, and sometimes sleeping pill.

much better list of pills. But i think their list did the trick because my mri didnt show any active brain bleed.

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Words Tuesday

1 Farra did so many things for me that made this year a lot easier to adjust to.

2. The four kids went on walks with me to the pond to get my leg working better.

3. I got to see Farra & Zozo most weekends.

4. Farra went to doctor appointments when no one else could.

5. I got a long visit with Shay, Cassie, and Jayce in September.

6. Adric and Jessup got me to the hospital fast and I didn’t even talk them out of it.

7. Hubby put up with my crying spells and made me laugh to forget them.

8. Hubby puts up with my terrible speech without my teeth.

9. Family is constantly telling me things will get better.

10. I lost weight, back to my high school weight, now need to add muscle.

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Words

Part of the reading about healing from strokes is think positive. My husband says that all the time. I admit I think more negative now than I did before the stroke which sucks because I don’t like being that way. I like being happy and positive. Now it sucks but I keep trying. Says to think of 10 positive things a day.

  1. I lived.
  2. I can walk, but with a limp, I can handle that.
  3. My hubby takes care of the things I can’t do, yet.
  4. Jessup takes me to the appointments I need to go to, driving in the future I hope.
  5. I published my first book, Obeyville Snoop.
  6. The stroke didn’t take my eye sight, thank goodness.
  7. I use my right arm more each day as I think of new ways to put it to use.
  8. I can breathe on my own.
  9. My thinking, reasoning etc is all there.
  10. I no longer have a stomache tube, no teeth, but have adapted.
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MRI LOUD ZONE

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I had a cover to keep my head steady, I assume. It was just a head scan for see if I had changes to my stroke. He was worried since my throat had changed. I went in for my nose being clogged and my throat, I couldnt breathe well.

Hubby and I tried every trick to get my nose to open up. It sucked. Then my mouth slowly blocked. I did a CT, x-ray to make sure I had not got food stuck. I can’t have contrast because of the kidneys. Bummer. I see him next week. Lab did show better results but still low. It lasted 40 minutes. I listened to 80’s music but the noise was louder. I tried to keep my eyes closed but no go. I kept looking at the scratch in the top, lol. She did give me a hand beeper, I think that was comforting. I had to take the blood pressure pill patch off first and then part way through my heart starting to hurt. I kept going, I didn’t want to do it over. Gladly I felt the guy say I’m pulling you out now. I sat up and started crying. I explained it hurt my heart. He said to relax awhile and that helped.

I always thought it was a long full tunnel, don’t think I could do those. It was to close inside as is but I think knowing I wasn’t fully in and had a beeper plus she was nice helped. Just give me years before I have to go again.

I looked back on my KU paper and see I did 3 MRI, 9 CT, AND 2 MRA. I have no idea what MRA is. They did so many tests i’m glad i was out of it, ekg, body xrays, etc. Did tests for cocaine, etc.. It ran 83,948.00 Wow. Hell pharmacy was 76,000.00 what I rip off.

The funny thing was the hallucination I had. I t must have been one of the MRI. I was put in a flying saucer and it went round and round forever I remember the noise and the music. I was so happy when it was done. I was crying. They took back to my room where hubby was and it was ice cold for what seemed like I long time. and dark. Weird. And another one I thought hubby and I volunteered for heat exposer in the room. Guess the heat was working. lol

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Gypsy Magic

About a lady and her son move to Haven Hollow to have a fresh start. She makes potions and is a gypsy. She picked house that is old and needs fixed up. A ghost from their old house hitched a ride. She is a good ghost. Several people are monsters that can be human life and not always mean ole monsters of her new friends. Several mishaps but come out ok. In the back of her house is a cemetery. I cant wait til i read the next one. Good story. I think my daughter should read. She likes potions and ghostly things, maybe not monsters.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55768929-gypsy-magic-poppy-s-potions-1

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Today was clean cupboards

Completely downsized. I want to do more but hubby said no, lol. Easier for me to get things I mostly need. Took stuff to goodwill. I would like lighter plates, but don’t know about that. And of course would love organizing stuff, 🙂 This wore me out. Now what’s for supper, as Jessup asked. lol

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Dentures

I wore my top dentures yesterday. The bottom ones fit but want to move so I took those out. Hope my final ones in December fit good. But it was nice. I could drink better and ended up drinking more water. yay and no straw. Ate a couple things. Still more practice to go

As for today I had a lot of slobbery and ended up taking out. I got upset because I failed. I had to take a crazy drug and take them out. Hubby is so hopeful with that. Love him lots.

At least I wore them out for awhile which was good. I’m so anxious to wear them. Need to talk to the doctor about a slobber drug. The blood pressure pill is only making my lips dry. I have to say at least I don’t eat chips and such anything hard because my gums won’t let it.

I eat decent just miss my fruit. Point is take care of your teeth. I did I just didn’t go to the dentists enough. I brushed them everyday but didn’t floss has much as I should have. Makes me sad. I had pretty teeth.