Sunday, July 17, 2016

It's been awhile!

ven't had a whole lot that is shareable. Doctor's appointments, new hearing aids, more doctor appointments and some really nasty tests. Those 'scopies' are pure torture. Went through the prep work twice because they gave me the wrong medical prep at the pharmacy at the hospital.  Everything had to be rescheduled to a time when the first prep kit had worked it's way out of my system. And some really nasty stuff the second prep kit was! Then the 'CT' scan was done and that was the most tortuous thing ever. Results from the second screening wasn't favorable. Now I have to go Spokane to a GI doctor one slevel above a Gastroentrologist. some polyps, and hardening of wall mean a more inclusive test and at least I'll be out for the exam.

Had another appointment with the ENT's office and he tested for the Tinnitus and yes there is a ringing in my ears 24/7 and supposedly it can't be cured but he sent the results over to my VA representative who will be filing for a disability from the Navy. Might raise my status up a level and I guess it will get me a small check each month which I will put straight into savings. It won't even be enough to pay the electric bill.

We are reopening my claim against the Energy people for the COPD/Asbestos Pneumoconiosis and we're adding Pulmonary Hypertension to the mix. That just means the poor heart has been working harder to get air to the lungs so it make the breathing harder. I still walk some times going to the bus and such and doing light chores here in the house but I can tell when I've hit my limit. Have to sit down and get the emergency inhaler. Really bugs me because about all I can do is pick a few of the veggies.

Got the first cute little tomato yesterday. All the others are still green but it won't be long.  I'm giving a bumper crop of Rhubarb to a friend of mine. And we seem to have acquired a few volunteer Gian Sunflower plants. I two 7 footers in the back yard along the fence with the Strawberries and about 6 or 7 6 footers in the rock garden in the front yard. I'll wait till they are ready to harvest and then I'll bake some sunflower seeds for the kids. Not sure when I'm supposed to harvest them but I can always Google.  Find out a lot of things that way!

Here's a few scrapbook pages I made over the last couple of months.
This is a good friend Audrey out on a walk in the spring weather. Used a kit from Kyra and threw in the blue thingy from another of my ladies.

Audrey using a new phone I think, checking camera.

Family portrait that was done back in 1982. Just uncovered the picture in it's frame from the photographer. That would be my 3 daughters, Dani, Denise & Charlie (aka Danita). Another of Kyra's kits with a few squiggles from a file on my computer called overlays.

My Great Grandson Dominic at his 10th birthday. I've been cleaning up the computer and finding duplicates of a lot of files. In the process I've come across some neat pictures that I hadn't made into scrapbook pages.. Dominic is 12 now.

Grand daughter Bridgit, (my caregiver) and her new boyfriend Jess. Jess will be going to California to his new job in October, working on movies as makeup artist and making costumes for the new star wars/Star trek, which ever one it is. He'l be in LA with his friend Dragon's company who is on the credit list for a couple of those movies. 

I'll add something here when I figure out if she's a cousin or a niece.
Time to get a few more chores done. Litter box was the first one. We now have 2 felines in our house. One is a kitten named Labitha and the other is a cranky 14 year old named Mrs. Beasley! I'll do something with Labitha's picture later. She is a black Egyptian and about 4 months old.

1 comment:

  1. Not lucky with the scopies and all, are you? It isn;t something nice to do and then having to go twice through all is the limit.
    Hope the polips and such they've found will not cause real trouble for you.
    Keeping busy with things you still can do is probably the best, to keep up somehow the spirit.
    My tomatoes are still tiny and green, but there is some movement in it LOL.
    Have a wonderful day and good week.