Saturday, March 7, 2020

Heading Into Spring ......

 We have had some blue skies and bearable temperatures. The snow has melted. We never get to go visit or have visitors. We go to the stores at times, Ted waits in the car.
 We go to doctor visits. Nothing like visiting friends and family. I miss those days. From what we see on television, it's going to be that way a long time.
 We saw doctor Birhiray , Yesterday. The labs were taken first. Ted's counts are low. His white cell and red cell counts. His platelets are low also. Strange to me as his hemaglobin is good.
  We see the doctor again in two weeks about more maintenance chemo. Dr. B. said he would lower the amount of days to 3.  Ted has been saying he feels much better. The dosage of chemo was lower the last time.
  Ted is 54 days away from his year marker of the bone marrow transplant. The doctor told Ted he could not go on the fishing trip he had planned for the second week of May. Ted and  his family go fishing in May to Reelfoot Lake in Tenn.
  I could see the disappointment on Ted's face. I actually cried later. But doctor Birhiray said , "Better to cancel this year and be able to go the next twenty years." Told Ted his counts were too low and he would be getting those lower chemo treatments. Which does make Ted weak.
  I don't mind saying, I am tired. I had planned to have my cataracts taken care of soon. Not sure they will do it as I have a retina detaching. My family eye doctor wants me to go to the eye specialist In Indianapolis (of course). He says they will have better ways to check my eyes and they will say if I am ready for surgery.
  Well that's what we have been doing , going to doctor office visits. I have learned the decor is a snooze and the chairs are so awful. LOL. Oh I can't help it.
   Praying for all of you in need. Praying for our country and our world. XO






Saturday, February 29, 2020

Past Two Weeks....

   We have had some mixed up weather for February... Some  warm days with very good roads to travel. Some  rains, snow and wind the last week of this month.
 We did have about 4 inches of snow. Some melted as soon as it hit the ground. Then some stayed awhile. LOL

 Then it is starting to melt as our days warm up. Making me hope we get no more snow. But I know March can be every kind of weather.
 We have had golden sunsets when they get to be seen.  I get out to get a photo every now and then.
   Monday the 17th, Ted got a CT scan of his lungs  recorded on a disk to take to the pulmonary clinic in Indianapolis.
  Then we went to the cardiologist the very next day. Ted received a good report. The dr  did raise one med. ,another follow up in March.
  Thursday, I got my taxes done...big happy smile, I get 21 dollars back from the state.  I would celebrate but want to save that.  Oh wait that didn't even pay for the tax lady.
  On this past Monday is when Ted saw the pulmonary doctor. She did not see anything out of the ordinary with Ted's lungs, from the CT scan disk.  They did a stress test and said he did not need to be on oxygen. That was a big happy moment for Ted. (and me) But the dr ordered an allergy panel . I ask that she have it done at the Franciscan hospital while we are there in a couple weeks. Why should we run all over the state for the drs?
  On Tuesday, I saw my dentist. Had a cleaning and that sharp sticking to measure around my gums. Yikes. But I got a good report and was very happy.
   In between all these drs. and hospital visits...we go to the grocery, hardware, and $ store.  Sometimes just to get out of the house. Always wearing our face masks , use sanitizers in the car and wash our hands as soon as we get home.
   Ready for some warm weather and flowers. Hope all of you are safe.  XO
 




Saturday, February 15, 2020

Busy Times.....

 This month is half over. It has been a busy time for Ted and I .  Ted's energy seemed to be better this week. Yesterday was the last dose of chemo for this maintenance round. The Riverview hospital has some awesome nurses and a great new facility for infusions. Some spots are little rooms with electric fireplaces and TV.  Ted was in them most everyday.
 Monday was the longest day. Labs then chemo at Riverview. Then the same day,on to Franciscan south of Indy for check up and first round of baby shots. Ted did well. He knows why babies cry, said his shoulder was so sore for two days.
  We were blessed with good roads this whole week. We had a big snow but got out to the main roads and traveling was fine. Yesterday was the coldest day around these parts. Wind chills 15 below zero. Good thing I had refilled the back porch wood box. We should be getting into the 40's for the next few day.  Just  35 days till spring. Oh boy, I am so ready . :)
  I have still to get my grandson over to work on my computer. There's no way I going back to the Geeks around here. They wiped out too many files and pictures.  I am thinking of adopting a smart kid. LOL. Just kidding. Gotta a lot of love to give, but not near enough time.
  Hope all of you are getting thru this winter and staying healthy. We are doing our best,wearing our masks everywhere. Not at home or in the car. Had a lady ask me is I was wearing it to stay healthy...well yes. The clerk at the $ store told me he needs a haz-mat suit some days. :)
  Take care of one another and yourselves. Thank you so very much for all your good wishes, prayers and thoughts. Sending them to you too. XO







Friday, January 31, 2020

Goodbye January....

 It's been a long month. So thankful the weather was kind. Plenty of rain, bit of snow here and there, but no heavy snows.  Ted had a round of chemo the first week. Became ill and ended up in the hospital.  His vitals are always good each day.
 Today we saw his oncology doctor. Labs were taken. Ted's white and red cell counts are low. His platelets are up again. Which the bone marrow transplant doctors wanted to happen before the next chemo. But Dr. Birhirey says with his white cells being low we will wait another week.  So that Monday will be, labs and a chemo , if counts allow...then get to Indy to see the IMBT drs.  On the following Tuesday I will be seeing my eye dr. I was there once this week. Trying to squeeze in some health time for myself. Scary.
  Ted will be seeing his heart dr again this month...plus a pulmonologist, all those appointments within this month. All we get to done  is go to see drs.  Wears me out. Ted has no energy. It's shortness of breath. That is why he will have ct scan then see the lung doctor.  Wish us luck. Ted may need to change inhalers or have oxygen once in a while.
 Hopefully we will have some good days this month to be able to make all our appointments.
Hoping to visit all of you more often. Just 49 days till spring...can you believe it? Take care. XO

Thursday, January 2, 2020

When It's Cold.....

  Well it was cold for some days. Some fierce winds with low temps...you know making it even colder. So it was time for corn muffins and bean stew. That's 3 or 4 different kinds of beans with diced onions ,potatoes., and ham. Makes a nice dinner.
  Days where the sun did shine  with blue skies. I always love seeing the sun especially on cold days. It gives me hope of spring  coming soon. LOL  Oh, I know, I am just too eager.
  This is an early morning sunrise.. I love seeing farm storage buildings with the sun behind them.  I truly love being up and about in the early hours of the day.
 But then , look at this sunset....so pretty and golden.  :):)  Who would not love this? It has been a wonderful holiday season. Well once my back started feeling better. I am thanking my Lord for that.  It helps me be able to get thru some other tough things.
   Ted has been getting his chemo maintenance this week. Not yesterday the place was closed. So he will go one day next week., to fit five doses into his schedule.  Then in two weeks he will have two dr. appointments.  The week after chemo is hard for him, he is so drained , it seems.
  I am praying that you all had a lovely holiday  too.  Also that  this New Year will be kind to all of us.  XO

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Merry Christmas To All....

  This is what it look like after the two snow days we got . But the past three days it's been melting.
  Ted doesn't shovel snow and I was not suppose to. .. So Ted clear a little path on the porch and I did a path to the mailbox.  This snow will be gone in a couple more days, as the temperatures are going into the high 40's  and low 50's.    The weathergirl said 88 more days till Spring. Hooray.
  This is the top of my oldest daughter's tree. Her dad and I bought this angel when Angie was three weeks old. So I have given it to her.  She cherishes it.
  Ted is doing  better as the weeks go by. He has a couple appointments this coming week. Then will have maintenance chemo at the end of the month.  It still takes his energy a few weeks to come back after the chemo.
  I went to the chiropractor after I took those inflammation meds for 10 days. He popped my spine back into line. Told me to not carry wood , shovel snow , or dance the twist.  Well I won't be doing any of that for awhile. :) Slowly feeling better and the pain has eased enough that one extra strength tylenol takes care of it.  Thanks for all your prayers and kind wishes.  You have helped us so much.
  Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas.  A blessed New Year of good health and happiness. XO

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Lots To Do..

 There's a ton of things to do....but I am not able to do one..not one at this time.  My back's been out for three weeks now. I thank our Lord that Ted is better and able to help me. Although , last night it took both of us to warm up a can of soup. I started it , had it on the stove and Ted had to take over.  Sad. :)
   Ted is driving himself to his chemo in Noblesville this week. So thankful it is closer to home.  He had help early this week from his brother who took him to Carmel for his heart scan. He will be hearing the results next week when he goes back to his heart doctor.  I , myself have had three chiropractor visits and one late night E.R. trip. When in E.R. I got a morphine  shot and a pain pill to take home. Which proceeded to make me very sick to my stomach. After three days of no sleep, severe pain and taking tylenols and praying for help, I went to our G.P. He ordered an nsaid for inflammation and I now am feeling a bit better . I still can not walk far, lift anything ,or be more than a lump on the sofa, but I am praying I get better. Ted and I can still laugh, that helps us both. We are not ready for the land of misfits yet.  LOL
 Not sure when I will be back. I will try to visit all of you. I miss my blog pals. I am thinking of all of you and do want to wish you a beautiful Christmas.  XO