Sunday, November 23, 2008

Late Sunday evening

Hi there, I figure it's time for me to check in again. It's been a week of limbo. I had the echocardiogram and the carotid artery doppler exams last Tuesday and the MRI will be done in the morning. The doctor added Plavix to my mix of meds -- the WD-40 of red blood cells to keep things from clumping together and forming a blood clot. I can feel a difference -- don't know that I should, necessarily, but I do. My blood pressure is down CONSIDERABLY. It was 130/70 today which is a great improvement from the 220/117 less than a week ago.

I don't mean for this to become an organ recital. I am truly looking for the best news out of this situation. Good bits of news: I am cutting back on my working hours. I didn't work on Saturday and the orders are not to work more than 40 hours a week any more. I've gotten tons of cards from friends and people who are concerned about me, which is nice (and surprising. I really didn't expect that). Also tons of phone calls.

Funny story about the phone calls -- I'm supposed to be trying to rest, so I missed answering a few this afternoon. I've also been doing some sewing this weekend and at one point had taken off my jeans to try on a skirt I was working on. It fell off me, so as I was trying to pin some deeper darts in the waistband, my cell phone rang. I went to grab it, sans pants, and for the next FOUR HOURS I was on the phone constantly. I was getting COLD!

And people were fussing at me. "Well, I hadn't heard from you so I thought I'd check to see if you were dead." "I sent you a card, but I didn't hear anything so I didn't know if you got it."

People, I love you, but please. If your goal is to make me feel better, please don't fuss at me right now. It's not helping.

I hope you all are planning great Thanksgiving feasts. I have an invite to join friends for lunch. I miss making a big meal but there are definite pluses to being a guest. Whichever you are this year, count your blessings!

4 comments: said...

Rest, rest, rest and follow doctors orders! You have city wide free wifi. You should be able to just rest, rest, rest. My prayers are with you and I am sending good thoughts your way!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, I'm glad you're in one piece! :)

We will be by ourselves this Thanksgiving. I've tried to poke around and see if there was anyone that didn't have a place to go, but I haven't found any. Oh well, the boys really want to relax after the last couple of weeks. So they can watch football after they bring in all the Christmas decorations for me. ;)

Erudite Redneck said...

hope yer ok!

Erudite Redneck said...

U ben memed!