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

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

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.

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. 🙂

Little Things

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.

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.