Thursday, December 22, 2011

Insurance won't cover my Pradaxa

I may have to use a different blood thinner. I chose Pradaxa because blood testing wasn't so much of an issue. My pharmacy has contacted my doctor, so maybe he can "push" it through.
Meanwhile I have been so sick with a cold. Couldn't sleep last night because I couldn't breathe. To add to my problems, my dog Kandi was sick too this morning. She seems to be OK today and we both took a long nap this afternoon. So, guess I won't sleep tonight! I am looking forward to seeing my great grand daughter twins, and my grand son who is in the Air Force and stationed at Great Falls, MT.
I do hope I a over this cold by then!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Life is not always a bowl of cherries

Some time it's the pits! My estate sale was so bad I don't even want to talk about it. A complete bust. I did advertise, put signs out etc. People came,but bought "junk", small stuff. The city allows two sales per year, so I've had my two. I will now advertise in classifieds of the local newspapers, and on e-bay for the furniture and other items for sale. This means I will have to go to Joshua, about 14 miles away to show items by appointment. Not what I wanted to do. After the first of the year I can have two more "sales". 
Not feeling good has a lot to do with my not wanting to do any more sales. I went to a pain management doctor, and after listening to my heart, he would not give me any injections. He said I had Afib and needed to address that first. So, it was off to my PCP, and then to heart doctor, and EKG. Sure enough I do have Afib. They will be putting me on Pradaxa when I get the results back from the Labs my PCP did. Seems like everything is hard to do, no one can sync with each other. Tomorrow I am going for Echo Cardiogram. Then what? I don't know, but I can tell you I don't feel well, so short of breath. It's been a "bitch" just getting my bed made up today. My hip is still hurting, even though I have some new meds. for that also. Old age is NOT fun. I hope I can get to the point I can at least take care of myself and walk my dog.  :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Baking bread

I was rainy today and cool, so I decided to make some more bread! This time I used a different recipe,it calls for raisins, but I used chopped dates. I love dates! It also has applesauce, and brown sugar. I think the applesauce gives it a nice texture and it is sweet (use unsweetened) So good! I could barely wait the 20 minutes to cool before cutting. Did I mention it also has Oatmeal in it? I need to lose about 60 pounds, and this is NOT the way to do it.  

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Wheat Bread

Wonder who ate that first slice? The Grinch? It was a little "dense" but good. I made a small loaf 1 1/2 lbs, I think I should have made the 2 lb loaf! Home made bread doesn't keep long, so you know I just have to eat it all!!
I started a crochet project today. Haven't done that in a while. I decided to make a Christmas cover for my commode tank top. Just measured and making a simple topper with maybe elastic going cross wise the tank top. I have been doing some decorating, just some things I had in my fifth wheel. Usually I make a new Christmas decoration every year, but have not been in the mood for the last several years. I am trying!!!!