Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nice day for the last of Jan.

The sun is out, and the winds have died down some. Finally a nice day. Trying hard to make it to the Post Office, and Dollar Store today. My energy level is very low. Doesn't take much to sap my energy. Seems like I spend my day taking pills! They all say take with food. I think I am gaining weight!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Thanks to my readers for their comments

and well wishes. I am glad I was close to my daughter when this stroke happened. She has been able to drive me to my doctor appointments, and help my with groceries etc. I am soo grateful I didn't have a full blown stroke. It would be terrible not to be able to drive, or do your own grocery shopping! I seem to get very tired, really fast, but I am getting stronger every day. I am trying hard to deal with taking all the meds. I sure don't want another stroke! I am hopeful I can make one or two more trips before I have to hang it up.The Escapee's Care Center has a nice set up, for people who can't travel anymore, but can still live in their own rigs. I think you get three meals a day, housekeeping, help with your LP. Transportation the the doctors, and they will even walk your dog! How nice is that? And you can still be with "RV" people. Who knows? It has been foggy,cloudy and humid here for the past three days. Not  my kind of weather! 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Medical test

My medical tests indicated I did have a stroke. My scan on the arteries in my neck indicated only minimal narrowing, so nothing else will be done there. My CAT scan showed I had a stroke, but she couldn't tell me "when". So, for now I will be sitting here in Whitney. Maybe I can travel again later this year. I was not looking forward to the winter here, but it seems I don't have a choice. My daughter is taking me to the doctors, and grocery stores. I did drive my truck to the Post Office again and through the drive thru at the drug store. Didn't hit anything, so guess I'm doing good!  

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Colder than blue blazes!

Colder than blue blazes here in Whitney! At least I have LP. I am very frugal when it comes to running the furnace. I hate that blower, and I can just see the LP sucked out of the tank, but I just can't help it. I can't seem to get warm. Even dressed in my "long johns" I am still cold. I am sure part of it is due to old age, poor circulation, diabetes etc. I have electric heaters going also!
All the talk  now days is about "backing up your computer". I am wondering if you back up to a CD, or a thumb drive, or external hard drive. Now I learn there is a place online that for less than $60 a year will auto back up for you. Do you back up your blog? I don't. I really should take some of my pictures for the year and put on a CD. I am not writing a book, I know there are a few bloggers that are doing that, and I thing you can publish your blog, for a price. To me, it was just a way to keep in touch with my friends and family when traveling. I'm not traveling much anymore, so it's just not that important to me. Some day, maybe I can make another trip, put up pictures, and I will want to keep them.
Because of the sleet and ice we had here, I didn't make my doctors appointment. Next week, maybe I can get the test done. I do know my blood thinner is working great, and I don't have to be tested again for a month! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rain rain go away!

I think everyone in Texas is getting rain. I for one have had enough. I think the total for this area was four inches, more than we have had in three months. Plus that, I am out of LP. I didn't even want to try getting it today because of getting in the rain, and mud. Hope tomorrow will be dry. I will have to ask for help, but I do need it as another cold front in coming in soon, and I don't have any,not one drop. 
Why do I have so much trouble with my insurance company,prescriptions ,and doctors office. Is it an "elderly" thing, or am I just stupid. I had my blood drawn on the 3rd to check my potassium level. Hadn't heard from the dr. so I called them this afternoon. I was told they had mailed me a copy of the lab report. I explained the Dr. wanted to check my level to see if I needed to take more. She didn't know. Then about five, someone called and of course I missed the call, it went to my voice mail, but when I went to retrieve it, the message was cut short and I didn't hear it. I tried listening to my mail again and this time I got it. In a low voice she says this is ???? and he wants you to continue the potassium. Great, the reason I called is I need another RX to get it if HE??? wants me to continue. I think my Doctor, and he staff just never talk to each other. So now, I have to go back to the lab, in Cleburne, about 30 miles away Friday for another test for the blood thinner. Getting old is sure a lot of FUN!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Kandi goes to the Vet.

Kandi just scratches and scratches. She does not have fleas, or anything I can see. She sleeps with me, and keeps me up during the night trying to help her. I'm getting no rest, and I know she is miserable. I asked my daughter to take us to the Vet. I haven't tried to drive my big truck yet. I think I can, but handle her too is a job. The Vet is in Alverado, Texas about 30 miles from here. I used that one when I lived in Cleburne,Texas. I have taken her to one here in Whitney, but I like the other one better. It is a big place, they have an Equine area also. It was full of little puppies,big dogs and poor little fellers that had been hit by a car. Feel so sorry for them, don't know why anyone would let the dog roam free and take a chance of being hit. To my surprise my Vet. was on a walker. Geesh, he was in worse shape than I was, yet still working. I hadn't seen him before, but he was very kind to Kandi, and me. But, he did the same thing the other Vets did, give her a shot in the butt.He thinks she has allergies. Maybe, he's right. This started after we moved here among the Cedar Tress, and grass with thousands of "stickers".Well it did quiet her down, and she had a good nights sleep. Me, however is a different story. At three am I woke up with a stomach virus. I had the alarm set for six, to go to my doctor for the test. Well, that didn't happen. Had to reset for next week. It turned out good, because it has rained all day, and Cherry would have been driving in this mess. So, I won't know anything until next week when I go for the test. I do feel better and stronger every day and think I will be back to driving my big truck by next week!Thanks again to all my readers for wishing me good luck. It does mean a lot to me to have friends checking up on me!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Thanks to my readers

for your comments and well wishers. I have been really depressed, but after watching PBS this am,Texas Parks and Wildlife program. I thought, well I could stay in Texas and maybe just drive back to get my lab work and doctor appointments. That is, after we see the CAT scan etc. Dr. Bates says that maybe I could go as long as 6 weeks without lab test if it gets regulated. Also, there is a new blood thinner on the market, Xarelto, I might look into. I am still not steady on my feet,and my right foot won't lift up all the way. I was hoping to drive today, but was a little afraid to try it yet. Maybe tomorrow. I am thankful I did not have a full blown stroke. My mother had two, that were very bad, so I know how it could be. I have been taking baby asprin for years, but guess that's not enough any more. I do feel better today, and hope to make some trips, just stay in Texas for the time being. Giving up is NOT in my genes.

Friday, January 4, 2013


It seems I had a "mini" stroke on the first of Jan. I had been outside hooking up my water hose and turning the water back on. Felt a little tired, decided not to go to the grocery store, just sat down in my recliner and read. I got up to do something and realized my knees felt like they wouldn't hold me, just like jello. Sat back down and waited for a while, got up again and still the same thing. My right leg seems to be worse than the left. Called my daughter and she came the next day and took me to the grocery store, I got one of those electric carts, but when I tried to lift my right leg up on the cart I had to lift it by hand. Called my doctor and made appointment for the next day. He didn't say for sure, but I am pretty sure I had a mini stroke. He put me on blood thinners, which means going to the lab for test every week! Next week will be other test to see if I did have a stroke. A CAT scan and sonogram on my arteries  in my neck. Then what???Guess any travel plans I have will have to be put on hold. Very depressed!