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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hanging In There


Want to welcome my newest follower, Michael.  I didn’t see a site for you.  If you have one please let me know and I will put it up.  Thanks for following along, and hope to hear from you often. 

There is not a whole lot of news.  I had to go back and see the Doctor on Friday and have another test.  My EKG was fine, but I am still having some skipped heart beats.  He wants me to remain on this dosage for another week, and if this doesn’t solve the skipping problem, he will put me on an additional heart med.  The test on my neck didn’t really show anything, just some slight build-up in my right side, but the tech said it was nothing that would require surgery or meds.  A bit of good news for a change.  I am supposed to let my daughter know next Tuesday, she is also my nurse, if I think I need additional meds or if it is ok.  If it is ok, I don’t go back till July 6th.  The blood test for Coumadin will continue for a while though.

Since we know we will be here all summer, we are trying to make our home a little more homey.  I bought a couple of green plants, and Donnie planted a couple of tomatoes in pots today.  Some of you asked for pictures, so I will add this one collage.  Keep in mind that this is a mobile home park, not an RV Park, and from what we have heard around town, she usually only rents spaces for permanent, leased spots, but I talked to her in person, and explained what was going on, and she agreed to let us have a spot. We do feel fortunate, and are very happy just to have a spot.


The pictures above show Donnie planting his baby tomatoes, our patio, a couple of plants I bought, and our surrounding area.  Bottom right, way in the back is the graveyard where Donnie’s parents are buried.  The tomatoes, BTW, are Brandywine, a very old heirloom, Amish variety.  We grew a lot of them at our house in the country.

We also bought a new mattress for our bed.  A pillow-top.  I hope we don’t regret this.  We both have back trouble sometimes and usually sleep on a firm mattress, but have wanted to try one of these for a while, so we shall see. Bless my little brother’s heart.  He and my best Buddy pulled up when we got home with it, and Herbie helped Donnie get the old one out, and the new one in.  We took the old one to my daughter’s house for one of her spare rooms.

We also finally got in contact with the man that is going to lay our new floor.  He is going to find out from his distributor if laminate will work in here, or if we need vinyl.  I really don’t care which, I just want something easy to keep clean and neat.

One other thing I want to see about while we are here, is getting our dinning room chairs recovered, or getting new ones.  There really isn’t anything wrong with the structure part of the chairs, but the material on them has really started to wear.  I had some of my chairs, out in the country redone, and the people that did it are still in business so that is where I will go to get it done.

We also got Donnie’s TV all hooked-up and my internet is lightening speed now.  All of this doesn’t come cheap, but worth it to us.

We ran into my oldest brother, Joe and his wife, Boots today while we were looking for some new dog toys.  They have a little Maltese, so know all about the dog toys.  We have agreed to go to their house on Tuesday evening for dinner and games.  It should be fun.  They love Mexican Train also.

Forgot to mention that the Doctor also told me about something to get for my sinuses.  It is called a Neti Pot.  REALLY??? He says they really work, and he thinks it will help me with my allergies.  He really doesn’t want me on any kind of sinus meds. right now.  I found one of them, but haven’t tried it yet.  I will let you know if it works.


Isn’t that the weirdest thing?  I just crack-up every time I  look at it, but if it works :))))

We did go to Red Lobster for lunch on Friday.  I had a coupon, and I love their shrimp salad and soup lunch.  I had the best potato soup with my salad, and Donnie had chicken.  It was all good, but their garlic biscuits are the best.

I am getting all kinds of birds at my feeders again.  I think this always makes you feel warm and at home.

Later… Stay safe..


Judy and Emma said...

Thanks for the update, and the pictures. I was wondering how you were. :)

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

Angela has a neti pot and loves it,hope it works out for you.

Roadrunner said...

Looks like it's getting real "homey"! I had a pillow top mattress in my rig, loved it. Had one in my house too, but it also had a pillow on the bottom and required turning pretty often. I hate my bed in the apartment! Haven't had a good night's rest since I moved in.

Donna K said...

Sounds like you have been really busy. My sister has really bad sinus problems so I will be interested in hearing your report on the Neti pot. Would love to find something to help. Sure hope they get those skipped heartbeats regulated.

Margie and Roger said...

Sounds like you are spending a lot of time with the doctor but that you are working through your issues. Glad you neck test turned out good. One day I hope to find out how mine came out! Still waiting! You sure sound busy. It's nice to make your site feel a little "homey" - looks good. Hope your health issues get resolved soon.

Alan and Marilyn McMillan said...

Hang in there -- they are going to get your meds & heart straightened out...it took me about 2 mos before the doc got it right:) Never heard of the Neti pot but whatever works! Take care & God bless.

Rick and Paulette said...

Glad to hear you are still doing o.k. and things are progressing. Your place is beginning to look quite homey!

Carol K said...

Thanks for the update. Sounds like you are doing a good job of hanging in there. I've heard of the Neti pot but never tried it. Good job on making things more homey!

Michael said...

Sorry, yes I do have a sight. javelinamike.blogspot.com. Still playing around with it, but hey it's a site.


Hope you can get to the root of those medical problems Pidge & I'll have to look that Neti Pot device up on the internet. I have some sinus issues as well.

Wayne and Roberta said...

Your summer home is looking pretty nice. Wayne uses that sinus rinse and it has helped him alot.

Laurie and Odel said...

Besides the Neti Pot, Neil Med also sells a more "western medicine" gadget, a plastic bottle with a little hole in the curved lid. You use the same powder (NeilMed) mixed with purified water to irrigate your sinuses as the Neti Pot - we just find it a little easier to use and, more importantly for us travelers, unbreakable. Be sure to keep your mouth open (so you can breathe); be sure to use warm water (we heat 1 cup of water in our microwave for 20 seconds). It feels wierd until you get used to it, but both Odel and I like using it when our sinuses are impacted. Simple, wierd, effective. :)

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Glad the news was basically good. Maybe we share some genes. I take Toporol for BP and it also solved my occasional irregular heart beat.

I have had some sinus/allergies issues for over two years and my new Dr told me about the Netti pot. It works quite well. There is also a battery operated water pic version that also works well and takes a lot less time. I use one or the other every day. Walgreens carry both.

trailercamper said...

I have the netti pot and it works really good. Wish I was there for the summer..

Sue and Doug said...

great update!..glad to hear that all is well in your corner of the world!!..take care of yourself!!

Kevin and Ruth said...

Glad you are getting yourself all settled in at your spot for the summer. It will be nice to have nice fresh tomatoes later in the summer. Hope things continue going well with your meds.

Kevin and Ruth