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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. 🙂

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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.

Posted in Family

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

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questions

I dont know what to think. Publisher said no refunds already started. ugh. my life this year.i should have read better.

my arm doesnt want to work. it hurts most of the time. i cant help think of what was. then i cry. im losing hope. i dont think i will get better. i moved my stuff out my original creative cave. i dont want to be where it happened. in fact art is not for me. once in awhile but not like it was. i hope to work if my arm ever works again. plus really need to work on downsizing. start throwing away.

ive lost everything i enjoy. writing, journals,drawing,yardwork,sports,eating cause i lost my teeth. but i guess in a way mostly bad eating.

ive even lost interest in reading.been on same book 100 page. should have been done in a few hours.

just same day, watch tv. so damn bored. im use to being on the go. cant even drive.

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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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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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donation.i had a stroke. hubby and kids have been great.

donation

help, we had to dig into hubby’s retirement. which was 15,000. he,s been off since january. therapy is helping. so glad we have insurance, about 700,000 in bills and a lot is paid. yay y

$5.00

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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.