I am so tickled with myself! I put hangers on our shirts and put them away. It’s taken until now to use my right hand to put the hanger on. I can now do the laundry. It wears me out but at least hubby has one less thing to do while he works all day and I did the task before!
The grandson helped me unload the dishwasher. I’ve been doing that for awhile. I wash a few dishes by hand but it’s still difficult to do. I even cleaned some surfaces off the other day. Feels good to get them done. I still get tired as heck. I get my steps and exercise in!
Hubby got me a GoFit Tube to exercise on my own. Excited for that, think I’ll wait till son and family leave because I’m sure I will be tired.
I’m going shopping for a new puzzle and canvas for last puzzle finished.
This was fun. The cats were difficult. A few pieces were in the wrong spot but once i changed them it came together. For awhile I’m sticking with 750 pieces. it gets tiring with my right hand not fully moving.
And I think my new blood pressure is keeping my pressure 120/80s which I’m not use to. Tiring but good. It is a patch no pills to take. Yay!
I must keep up the walking, though weather is going to change. I will have to walk inside. I get up and move every so often and walk around. I need to build muscle. Hubby is going to make an arm exercise up here since I cant go to the basement. soon I hope! somedays I’m weak. I just want to be lazy but I got to push it. I’ve found some yoga stroke exercises. I need to do those and quit being lazy. Walking the park has been great. 1 mile each time. I wish my treadmill was up here but no room. got to get creative! I like that my family goes with me. 🙂
Today was doctor three lately. my main doctor, second one was actually good, third think he just didnt listen. he was an internal doc. the previous one was trying to get a kidney doc. my lab work the kidneys were in the 2.0 range. the other two ranges was so low it put me in the chronic kidney range. basically i dont drink enough water,havent since leaving high school. bad girl. i got sick in may from getting my teeth all pulled and really didnt drink. i finally started to like the water. i think i was tired of it because i didnt eat much to swish the food down. i liked water before i had my stroke in dec 12,2020. weird things have happened. i didnt care for the last doc but he said he’s going to get me in kidney doc just hope its near. gas is a little pricey. he told me to stop all supplements without even looking at them. maybe i too much detail. i didnt think they were bad. vitd3, magnesium, coq10 for my statin im taking, iron, vitamin.these were doctor not prescribed just copies presciption ones, different ones. i needed easy to swallow ones because no teeth doctor ones,big and no coating. i get the feeling he doesnt like ones without doctor approval. my family doctor seemed ok with them. confusing. he ordered new blood labs with my meds already taken and to see him next week. what good is that going to do already took them they will be on bloodwork. i also have an ultrasound next monday for kidneys but he wanted the appointment on monday. i would wait until after but we didnt make the appointment.he didnt really listen to my stroke information.i think he was as confused. not saying he is a bad doctor. the second doctor new to listen about the stroke. i liked her. she is the one that got me the kidney ultrasound. see what happens next monday.
we went walking at our pond again, i usually walk about 3000 steps which is good, stroke was dec.12, 2020. last two times without my cane. hubby holds it if needed. no bench breaks.i hope it doesnt get too cold early.good exercise. sorry for the errors right hand still doesnt work, yet. i wrote two of my kids left handed today. hopefully they can read it. lol
Not much going on. I dont go to therapy anymore. Being sick from dentist stuff wiped me out for weight i lost a lot. i ended up falling several times. no hospitall trips but i was tired.eating better now. my dentures fit but i slobber to much to use them. the bill was way to much to keep going to therapy. we do exercises here at home. gaining but not a lot.one good thing blood pressure way down. blood pressure pill only one 2.5 from about 5 pills. 133 i weighed in high school. i wish my hand would work, getting bored. i have cleaned a bit and cooked with jessup’s help.
the first day of occupational therapy, i laughed and snorted. the lady asked if that was normal laughing herself. hubby said yes since the stroke. lol
the other day i decided the stairs would be a good thing. i went right up them, no cane, no problem. jessup sat up fast. it was time therapy and watch ZoZo. farra followed me once she saw me go up. i did them on my own! laughed most of way.
after therapy we had to go to the army hospital to pick up some drugs that hubby forgot,he went to get a car at the son’s house in Virginia. farra forgot where they were and guy helped us,we got in the elevator started laughing. no snorting maybe its correcting it self.
after long wait at the hospital we went to the commissary. i walked the whole thing with the cane. i was wore out. my hand was lazy and was hanging. sore.
last weekend i decided to do the hand exercises and was on the floor to lean on my hand. don walked in and thought i fell. laugh. i said no madanna did teach me how to get up and down. he was relieved. the leaning on hand really helps wake up my sleeping right hand. small progresses.
still need don to help but doing more on my own, just takes forever. don is trying out a job this next week but farra will be here. i get all my teeth pulled tomorrow and first dentures. sore im sure i will be. second dentures in four months i think. i just want pain to be gone and to eat. sounds like our family has dentures. sadness.
well i weighed in at 149 and in December i weighed 183. at the point that i was eating from a tube i was 140. crazy how much i lost. my legs were so thin it was weird. slowly building muscle again. and moving around. physical therapist is really good. he even does things for my arm. Monday we get occupational therapist for the arm. it moves but no typing and such. i can open my fingers. don said in December i couldn’t move my left arm, i just kept working with it. that would have sucked .i didn’t have to do any scans the last two weeks. but now i have a heart monitor for a month. no one knows for sure why i had the brain bleed. i do have to do a ct scan to make sure i don’t have pneumonia. i did in December .i get to do it here. we see a doctor here Wednesday. my life is now doctors. then on Friday it is the dentist. getting all my teeth pulled and dentures. they hurt bad and don’t want eat. yes i am bad for not going to the dentist. few times that i did it hurt a lot. but instead of 5 years like the one periodontist said i kept them 20. i didn’t care for him. he was not nice. that’s going to cost. i will be glad to have teeth just not the pain at first. they even thought i had an immune system problem the doctor ruled it out. i think it was just high blood pressure .i am a mystery. i don’t remember anything in December. I guess they ran every test possible. i had back punctures for protein, i had heart scoped, etc. you wouldn’t believe the bills, but Tricare has done good. still difficult with don staying home with me. but i am glad he could.
i got up a few times more. i couldnt stop laughing.the head injury makes me laugh and cry. i hate that.i have some medicine but dont want to take it all the time. i walked today without the cane. don stayed beside me. i think walking the pond and treadmill everyday really helps. as for the hand its slow but i can slowly empty it. i i cant completely lift it yet.you never realize how much you need both hands.who would have ever thought id become a lefty.but walking without the cane will help me do stuff with the left eventually.