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July

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.

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what’s going on

WELL, ITS BEEN BUSY. my gums really started hurting. i was admitting to the hospital here, ft irwin hospital. did a ct scan of my kneck.my kidneys were to low to do contrast. my diagnosis was

cellullitis of neck

acute kidney injury

cva cerebrovsascular accident

thryoid nodule ?

hypertension

dental extraction

facial swelling

sepsis due to cellulitius

nice rest for the weekend.

im getting tired of a liquid diet. all my energy has zapped. all zip is gone. hopefully good news at dentist friday. milkshakes and water getting old.

i have to make a ultrasound for the thyroid. not one thing its another,

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funny happenings

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.

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doctors

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.

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milestones

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.

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missing in action

where have i been? last december i had a stroke. two vessels bled in my head. my right side was lost.hospital for month. then to a rehab for another month. they got me walkingwith a cane.but no right side. i came home and had home health nurses teach speech and physical stuff.now we are on our own. my hubby hasnt worked since january. the daughter has helped so much.the sons have been great.of course one handed typing sucks.im getting stronger. myfingers are working better.i can close them. one more week of steriods thank goodness. plus a handful of supplements. two doctors appoinments in two weeks in kc. hope no mri. i can handle a ct scan but i hate closed spaces.i did get up on my own yesterday out of the chair. yay.

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Distractions or Procrastination

I can waste hours upon hours of each day by logging on to social media. I have liked so many pages from books to health that reading the articles takes my entire day once I get started.  

Sigh.  

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Each day I try not to. I make lists, I make schedule times, and I still log in and browse around endlessly. I have also set timing on my phone, while it helps to a certain point, I still go on.  

I do not have a timer on the desktop, so I browse the internet A LOT!  

I say every day that I am going to do better tomorrow and then I repeat the mistakes of the day before. I am a creature of habit. I need to figure out how to stop the repetition.  

I want to get back to reading books, drawing, drafting my stories, and exercising. Oh, I love to learn as well. I used to watch videos and take free courses. I miss all that. 

Got to break the habits!

I need to practice in Word! OMG, I have screwed this up several times.  

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I decided to do Word because I miss the spelling check and the grammar check in WordPress. I will then copy it over to my blog. I hate the writing tool there anymore.  

My editor score right now is 69%  Crap!  

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I keep changing this article even after pasting it over here.

Shaking my head.

I hate this block crap.

Today I did go through my many emails of blogs I follow. I am going to put on my list to read them more often than every few months. Lists again! LOL

How many of you do lists? Do you follow? I think I just like making them. 🙂

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Lots of Changes

The senior son had his first full of week of school. It went well, no issues. It sucks though because he has to wear a mask there and then the days he goes to work. Makes for long days of covering the mouth. I’ve been getting him good drinks to make up for the fruits and veggies he won’t eat. Sigh. Hopefully, he will change that on his own because the other two older kids did. They like more veggies than I do.

I think I’m the bad influence.

I grew up eating simple veggies. My grandma was a cook for the old folks home and a school. We had all homemade food but it was simple and no seasonings. I liked it. I didn’t eat many veggies other than the basics but I was a fruit eater. I reached for fruit back then instead of junk food. Now, I tend to like the candy bars and other convenience items.

Bad mom.

It is sad that the school has to provide more bag lunch meals though. So he has been coming home to eat or eating out with his friends. I understand why they have to with guidelines. I would rather him be able to go to school.

The son that graduated or rather e-graduated lives with us, at least until the world is back to normal. I hope. We got him a new cellphone for his birthday and I am so over this closed store thing. We had to order through the phone and online. It also happened when the senior son’s phone completely broke and we needed to get him a new phone. I hate that, we miss our friendly store employee that always helps us. 🙂 The phone person was very nice but it just isn’t the same. The website was having problems as well. Just want the store completely open. Then they didn’t have the phone in stock so we couldn’t pick it up and now is being mailed.

Just one thing after another. It is easier to go to the store. I hope no other phones have issues for awhile. I swear the phones break when they are done being paid on. I usually get another year out of mine, as long as I don’t drop it. 🙂 I am going to go for hopefully a few years. I swear at times I would rather have a non-smartphone. Less distraction? I prefer using the internet on my computer and not the phone. I have a bad habit anymore checking my phone just because. Crazy. I need to keep my hands busy I guess. LOL

I hope everyone had a good last week! Sounds like some areas might get SNOW next week. WOW!

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Time Is Flying

I feel like I do not accomplish anything anymore. Sigh. The boys started elearning April 6th. It kept getting moved. Don’t think it is for them. No matter how much I nag them they don’t do enough logging in or homework. Homework was that way before though. I am beginning to think the daughter was way easier to get through school even though she was a social butterfly and got into some trouble. The boys have no interest. Sigh again. But it is what it is. Just makes me sad more that the school year would have ended better with in person classes instead of the online learning. I like online but no one else in the house does. Really praying the senior son graduates, because it isn’t looking positive right now. Sadly no graduation ceremony because of the dang virus. Sad for everyone. The school did come up with a virtual ceremony but people griped and even said they wouldn’t participate which is not right to me. I think it’s great that they will do something at least. A little hard to have small graduations when the class is 300+. I understand that it would require a lot of graduations because of keeping it to the 10 and under size requirements for state guidelines. Of course, the school has to worry about someone getting sick and then blaming them. I really don’t know what the solution would be.

The online ceremony is also keeping with the graduation requirements and one of those is having all your volunteer hours done. Sadly my senior did not get those done. I’m not sure if he will be included on that. 😦 My senior is a true introvert unless he knows you well. He mostly stays home so didn’t have to worry about much as he was growing up. He has had some health issues so I think that kept him home more as well. On a good note he has had a job since March working on semi trucks, maintenance, not the deep mechanical part. It has had it’s up and downs. His main supervisor is a kid that graduated last year as the main maintenance man and he is pretty moody. I hope it doesn’t deter my senior from not liking the job. I was hoping they would be good friends but doesn’t look like it now. He has already used his welding skills from school and learning good basic skills. A great first job with good pay making more than I ever did.

Everyone in the household doing fine. No one sick and all essential employees. We don’t go many places even when there is no stay at home so we are doing alright. Youngest son has went fishing a few times, yummy fish. He was recently hired back to his job and it has made him so happy. He was getting unmotivated. Maybe it will help with the learning. I can hope. 🙂

The sun is starting to shine more! We kept going from warm out to freezing. Tired of that. My one flower plant is tired of that. LOL

Stay healthy everyone and hope everyone can get back to work and life and everything else. 🙂

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Same Ole Day

This whole virus thing is definitely crazy. It hasn’t been real different for us. We normally stay home. Now, if the restaurants are completely shut down that will be a whole different story. We tend to eat out for entertainment. Not everyday but we do get ice cream, drinks, and the occasional meal. It will affect my daughter’s employment. She has her hours cut currently but still holding a job. The younger son who works with her unfortunately was laid off. We try to eat out still to help out the businesses but we can’t do too much in case hubby’s hours get cut. So far he is doing ok because he is a truck driver, but not in the food industry. Our son that is suppose to graduate this year landed a job helping the mechanic at hubby’s place of employment. The place is along the interstate by no where else so they should be fine with no spreading, hopefully. The son has enjoyed not having school because he has been able to work more than Saturdays.

I am sad he can’t finish out his senior year at school. Our state closed for the rest of this school year. Bummed. He isn’t sad about prom because he didn’t go last year and wasn’t planning on it this year. His brother that is a junior is sad because he has a date who already has her dress. Sad. Knowing my creative and bored junior he will come up with some way to still have prom. 🙂 Just low numbers, which their group of friends would make the 10 and under. Maybe outside? Grill party in fancy dresses? Ideas are endless.

The boys start elearning April 1st. Not too sure about this. Nothing against the teachers, just my kids. They may not listen to me about appearing for checkins. I believe they will get the work done just not the rest of requirements. Sigh. The senior kid really needs teacher in person. He is not an online learner, textbook all the way. Needless to say the laptop for him is not useful or been used much. But we will give it a try! Another sad note, both my boys had hands on learning classes that they will miss. It definitely won’t be fun online because they are already saying no to watching videos of the stuff, even though they watch 100s of YouTube videos. Stubborn kids. We will figure it out.

This of course hasn’t changed much for me for working already at home. My job has been lacking projects since last summer which is frustrating as heck. I have to say having everyone here ALL the time is annoying because they love me soooo much they talk to me all the time when I am working. LOL

Changes and more changes. Makes life interesting.

The oldest son and family who live out East is doing well. It sort of helped them out because now the son doesn’t have to go to the ship so they are all together. He is in the Navy and landed the on land job last Fall that kept him from deploying with the ship. Nice job. A bit of a promotion. He was suppose to go out for his normal training for nuclear engineering and possibly stay until they made it back. But now no traveling so he is at home with his family. Good news I think.

My new word to repeat is sad……sad…..sad…..sad times.