Tuesday, August 17, 2010


I ran out of my tummy medication, and tried the OTC stuff per my Dr. without success. Dr office hurried and got it approved through my new insurance today and I took my first one tonight. Lost a bit of weight, but that was the plus in this. Feel ok, but will have to be careful with foods for a while. I can now get some strength back being able to eat simple foods and build myself back up to more foods.

Best news of all is that we are having the most mild Summer we have had in a very long time. Breezy morning and night. 50's in the morning, and 80's in the afternoon. Loving it so much.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


Last night there was a slight smell of burning coming from our refrigerator. Dan finally heard the terrible noise it had been making on and off that I had mentioned to him. The temperature of the digital drawers was going up and all of our food was getting warm. The freezer was fine. This morning we woke to the temp of the drawers going up more. Then the freezer started defrosting. I located a company that sells refurbished Refrigerators, so we got lucky and got a great deal on a refurbished and like new, Refrigerator and a badly needed washer and dryer. We have a small refrigerator in our garage, and somehow, Dan managed to put everything in it. All appliances to be delivered tomorrow.

Friday, August 6, 2010


Last day of my husbands vacation and I decided that I felt well enough to take a drive. Our cat Oscar climbed in my drawer and watched as we got ready. He knew we were leaving and did not want us to. Felt bad having to leave his sad face.
We did not go far, but to get out was really nice. What a beautiful day. Picked a road we had not ventured before. Lots of beautiful homes on the river, some with yachts docked. We stopped at a beautiful boat launch area shown in this photo. We also passed a beach area and went back to it to sit, enjoy and to eat lunch we had brought from home. We stayed for a little bit and headed home where we were greeted by our very happy cat, Oscar. It was so good to get out. We both needed today.

Thursday, August 5, 2010


I have learned a lot about medication and reducing it and adding a before dinner one. I made a chart to keep tract of it last night as I was forgetting to take one and setting my alarm to take the other, and I am in the midst of changing my time to take it when my hubby goes back to work next week with earlier hours than our vacation week hours.

Chatted and laughed on the phone last night with a good friend. Today seems a bit better for me. Introduced one turkey burger last night for dinner, and Oatmeal for breakfast this morning. I am getting better.

Great news, our wonderful pool guy just arrived and will put in our new pool motor today. I am so happy.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


How could I forget, yesterday our George was gone 1 year.
We all miss him so much.
I wrote a note to my husband to pick up something for him
at the store. I re-read my note and
I realized that I meant to write Oscar and not George who remains in my heart and soul.
5 weeks after George passed away we rescued 6 year old Oscar, whom in some ways
I think was sent to us by George and gives us so much joy each day.


We could not swim in our pool during vacation as the water was too cold.
Turns out that the motor had stopped, so no warm water
was coming from our solar to warm it up.
Still more summer left, so will be able to get into it soon.

Monday, August 2, 2010


I saw my regular Dr. today and he reduced the dosage of my Valium for my Vertigo, and has me taking Zegerid instead of Pepcid for my tummy as I have only been able to eat Cream of Wheat and Tea for several days. I lost 4 pounds. He gave me my preliminary hospital report which is difficult to understand but shows no seizures and shows a little something on it that my Neurologist will explain to me next week. He hopes to figure out why I get such severe Vertigo attacks. I am so glad I have my hubby home this week to help me through this.


Went in for testing on Monday and I was released on Thursday morning after being told that what happened previous to my stay and a very scary episode in the hospital were not seizures. So very glad, but still no answers. So, back to my regular doctor to see what we check for next.