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.

Cleaning Takes Work

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I decided to try sweeping today, for the most part my right hand cooperated. Angles were a bit twisting at times. Picking it up with the dustpan was crazy. I had use my right hand for the dustpan and left hand on the broom at bottom. Missed a few. My right hand likes to hold on when I dont want it to. lol So made the pan dump the trash a few times and had to do it over. lol It definitely takes more time.

I used some Mr Clean wipe thin cleanups. I like those! I scrubbed walls by the doors and the doors. It’s been awhile.

Now in the process of cleaning the laundry room but i had to sit down and drink of water. I’m going to do the towels and wash off the washer and dryer. Been awhile. I cleaned the towel closet. Found a nice pair of gloves. Finders keepers.

Eventually do the few dishes. I need to scrape the brownie pan. Think I’ll make banana bread mix. Cheating it is a mix for now. Baby steps. But I feel my arm doing more. Cant wait til I can fix my hair!

end of september

Exciting month, our oldest son and family visited for 2 1/2 weeks. : ) He is now at home doing duty on land, no more ship which they are happy about. The daughter is getting ready to drive out there for training at Ft. Lee and her daughter gets to stay with them. Her and Jayce will have fun again. The daughter gets weekends off so she gets to see her daughter. It will be a change for us, no visits for two months. But the daughter needs this to advance pay grade.And she will get to have Halloween together. yay

I got a lot of walking done, by my pedometer app total for sept. is 67,599 ave 2,817 daily, 26.7 miles. I got my Fitbit on 19th sept. steps are 45,199 lifetime steps. I’m going to aim higher. Just got to get that energy up.

can’t see the big spider that was blocking our path.

My walking partners the next few months. Hopefully the weather will stay crisp and not freezing or we will have to walk the treadmill! Oh I walked the whole park yesterday. I don’t know if i’ll do it again, tiring.

Baking Brownies

I made brownies by myself. First time baking on my own. It was tiring but so fun to accomplish being I had a stroke last December. My right hand helped a little bit. I’m glad I have my mixer because I tried mixing by hand because that’s how I normally mix and I couldn’t mix it. Left hand not good at mixing. I even cleaned up my mess afterward.

I had to break the eggs in the measuring cup tp pick out the shells. Not good at one handed hand breaking. 🙂

Shopping

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. 🙂

Changes

I went to my new doctor and it went well. She even knew Dr. Sliter from my hometown. We talked a lot about my stroke last December. I gave her print outs of tests ran like the MRI that KU did and she was thrilled. Thinking it was the blood pressure.

She said it is fabulous that I have a good heart so we must keep the pressure down. She said it is odd, makes her want to go back to school, lol. They cant even figure it out. I’ve always been an odd ball.

She uped my Clonidine patch since the low dose wasnt working. Well it is making my gums swell but awesome blood pressure without having to swallow pills! I took a zyrtec and it is helping a bit. I dont want to give it up. I have high blood pressure because my kidneys are not working the way they should. Dang. Drink water but not too much. 8 glassesa day.

I see my kidney doctor in October plenty of time to drink water the way I should. 🙂

I published my book on September 1st! Obeyville Snoop.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58960399-obeyville-snoop?fbclid=IwAR28IR7Zn1XKqDB32caJ0CYv-HvNuvpUZw9mHPc9saqEgP10Kw-LKcmlDUA

There’s the image.

https://fp.fastpencil.com/products/CCFYQ5LYY8FX?from=widget

There’s many choices to choose from that are not listed here.

I began the book in 2012 during Nanowrimo. Reached the 50,000 words. Then edited in 2013 during camp wrimo in April down to 25,000 words. Edited it again in Fastpencil on October 2014.That’s how it was typed and ready to publish. I decided to put it away again and then had the stroke. i got the courage to go edit it again and publish. I thought why not, I was thinking I came close to not being here and not being published better do it. It’s difficult typing one hand though. I will work on the second one soon.

The whole book full of edits. I miss writing on paper. This is the printouts when I got down.

Walking and Doctor

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