Friday, March 10, 2017

Anybody Needing a Hip Replaced?

Had the hip surgery 2-13,, got home 2 days ago. 3 days in the hospital, the rest in rehab. I was walking the first day. Isnt that amazing? Is, to me. Its been 3 1/2 weeks and theres very little pain, and thats better every day. My home physical therapist came by earlier and told me to use just the cane most of the time.

 I dont have any food so i have to go to the store,  went out yesterday and picked up something to eat at a drive thru. I was able to drive with NO problem...Not sure how ill get groceries in,, but will worry about that later.

Its HOT today, supposed to be a cold front go thru tonite. Really tempting to turn the AC on..

I  have so many good memories of my son,  and thats how i am getting by.

Gotta go, yall tc, and

HAGD







Saturday, January 28, 2017

This is Hard

Don't know how much I can write, but need to do this. My son passed away last Tuesday, don't know why yet. He was 52, and my last.
I had a good day on Monday, and had gotten out, drove by and he was home, so I stopped and visited for a while.  He hadn't been doing good, but wasn't worse or anything. I left about 5 and he had gone to the bathroom, but told me thanks for coming by. His friend that was teaching him the guitar went by the next day, Tuesday, and found him. There's a lot we don't know yet, but it had to be something sudden. He had never had any problems with his heart, so,,, we just don't know.
His future was horrible, with his body problems, and he told me that day that he had been told he needed 3 vertebrae fused in his neck. When he got up he couldn't feel his legs or arms for a few minutes.
That's all I can do right now.
I feel like I'm coming down with something. Lots of phlegm in my throat and feels like it's getting sore. I called and asked my pharmacist and he recommended mucinexDM so I got a box.  I think everybody has it. Gotta keep my mouth shut, no talking.
Ok, yall tc, and
HAGD

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Want to Wish ALL a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR

I'm not doing any good,,, this hip doesn't want to hold me up, so every step is very very slow. Rarely leave the house because of that.

Thot i was gonna have to go to the store to get a few things, mainly 2, to make chicken and rice from a very simple recipe, and o wow,,, my friend that sends me meals sent one of chicken and rice today! lol.

This friend cooks for a couple once a week, and told me it was no trouble to just put enough for me to make a meal too. I pay her a little, once a month, but this helps me so much. She does a lot more than once a week for me, and the one she sends makes me at least 2 meals... I was gonna make a pot of 16 bean soup too,,, just haven't done that yet. Got a package of corn bread mix out last week, but,, out of date as usual (for me),, tried it anyway, then threw it away. Didn't rise. Just bought ONE to cook. lol,, no keeping any for a future need.. would let it get old. It's sitting there on the counter with the package of 16 bean soup mix. Hate to rinse that mix, all those little things go thru the holes in the colander.

My feet and lower legs began swelling again a few weeks ago. Have an appointment to see my doc on tues. morning. Don't want anything messing up my surgery date on 2-13-17!

Update on my son... he fell again last week and broke the same bones that had just gotten well,,, his knee cap and some little ones in his foot. He also got bitten by a possum and had to take the rabies shots,, then refused to take the last one. The possum was on his porch facing off with a cat over cat food, and he swatted at it, and it bit his hand and wrist. It ran off, so no testing could be done and that's why the shots.

This great grand child is such an adorable boy,,, i can just sit and watch him forever. My g/dotter sent a video of him crawling and sliding on his belly backwards, down a long hall, stopping once to look back and turn to get to the stairs he had to go down. hahahaha,,, did a LOT of preparing for them! He's been running for a few months,, didn't say walking,, he kinda skipped that. He will go to the box of toys at my daughters and pick out a spoon or a whisk, then stir in a bowl or pan. He wakes up smiling, and in just a few minutes, he's going full blast again...running. He's got music in his soul,, will dance just hearing it... wish i could put a vid on here. It's on facebook, can't do it.

Ok, i'm just sitting here not having anything else to write about, so, yall have a


HAPPY NEW YEAR















Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving around here

I wasn't able to go, but my brother took me up to the gate so i didn't have very far to walk. I was really hurting so even that distance was hard for me, but i slowly made it. I stayed down as much as possible, but there was just a certain amount i had to do, like go around the 2 tables loaded and fill my plate, just a bite of this and that,,,go to the bathroom a few times, almost killing me to get up from the low toilet. I came home and took a nap later, then went back. Couldn't get up by the gate, but got as close as i could, and there was a big crowd in the garage already playing poker....Later went in the house and got a plate to take home. By 5 or so i was hurting bad enough i had to come home.

Couldn't do anything about the pain for the rest of the day and night..HORRIBLE...
Stayed down most of the day Friday because of the pain, and today it's a little better. Gosh, that injection sure didn't last long.

That was my Thanksgiving. Hope everybody's was a lot better!

Yall tc, and

HAGD

Sunday, November 20, 2016

OK for Surgery,,, yeaaaa

Got the approval for my hip replacement, have an appointment on 12-7 to discuss it and set the date.... Gosh, am i ready! I did get an injection, steroid, last Tuesday and from the first deadening shot, i got huge pain relief. I could feel it going thru the whole area, so when the feelings came back, my pain level was like a 1 or 2.... WOW. I even took off once from the bathroom without a walker to answer my phone, without realizing it....Now i know what a new hip will do... lol.

Not sure i'm going to my brother's house for TG dinner,,, 1/2 block from me, lol. His driveway is long and narrow, don't know why he built it that way, but with all the family, it is so inconvenient to get to his house. THEN, here you are carrying food! I know i would be able to park as close as is possible but just not sure i want to handle it. You get out of your vehicle, have to go thru a chain link gate, and still go down a sidewalk, up steps to the door. Horrible set up. Having someone bring me a plate is just lots more appealing. Did it last year.

Their g/dotter has just been transferred to an acute care enter in Round Rock, a few days ago. And is having to deal with what happened, and how much time, 3 months, has been lost to her. She's the one that was burned throwing the gas on hot embers. They kept her sedated all that time because of her movements when she wasn't,, letting the grafts heal.

We just had our first freeze. Seems like it's so late, but i think normal is 11-12,,,what i saw on the weather.

Ok, no more to say, so yall tc, and

HAGD










Sunday, November 6, 2016

O Mercy,, It's Been a Long Time

SS, Lots going on. Mainly appointments with docs. Trying to get approval for hip replacement, just got a stress test done, but,,,, he wants me to do an electrocardiogram now. "He" is a pa, not the main one. There was something he wanted to check further. Ok with me as long as i can do the hip..

Now, this stress test was NOT like the one i had before that i'd never do again. I got to sit on a high stool thing, with a padded arm in front of me that i folded my arms on it and put my head on them for about 15 minutes... hey i did it! Twice,,, lol. The only part i really hated was when they put something into my veins and made me feel like i was running on a tread mill, had to really breathe hard. It increased for 2 minutes, then went slowly off for a minute, 3 total. Now, that was hard. My blood pressure went wayyyyyy up once, like, 218/118. They really stressed me out lol.

Just seeing that we are under a weather alert... been pouring for a bit. Heard a deputy say a couple of streets had about 4" of water on them.

Made myself some oatmeal for lunch, needed something warm. I had finally turned on a little heat in here,..... We still haven't had a frost!

My g/daughter brought Little Man over yesterday and i just sat and watched him for hours...He was 1 on 9/11, and will keep you entertained forever. One time he was just running back and forth, and when he went by me he squinched his eyes shut and never slowed down! He doesn't know he needs to watch what he's doing, hahahaha., talk about learn the hard way. Then when she put him in the hi-chair and put spaghetti  on it, he would pick one up and sling it out,,,he had fun with that for a bit before he started eating it...His hair is so red it glows,,, lol.

I'll try not to wait so long in the future,,,didn't know i could even write this much today,,,yall tc, and

HAGD











Thursday, September 29, 2016

Still Around

Yeah, still here,,, same ol, same ol...

Waiting for my car to get picked up this morning. Just for a going over, check up,,,If i go out of town, i want to know everything is ok,,, and i know, it can still have something come up. Sometimes it hangs in park and i went by and asked him about it last week. He said after i start it, to wait about 5 seconds to move the shiffter to let it do something?,, dont remember what. Anyway it still is hard sometimes. Little things like that.

I dont think i wrote about this, but my niece was burned with gas about a month ago, dumb dumb dumb, but she threw it on embers and when it flamed up she stepped back and fell. It burned her about 30% mostly over her hips and legs. They flew her to the Brooks Army Burn Center in San Antonio. She is finally showing some improvement over the pneumonia, and a bad infection, which is finally gone. They still havent let her regain consciousness, which is good what with the treatment they have to do, and are doing skin grafts as much as possible.  Might be there another month.  Dont  know what will happen later, she and her husband fight all the time, just got kicked out of their trailer for not making payments, 3 little kids they shouldnt have custody of.  Still, shes family and its going to be horrible for her. Would appreciate your prayers for her.

Weve had lots of rain and the lakes are full !!!,,, Been years. Having to use the flood gates a lot, now.

Im supposed to have a stress test and there is one in F'burg that doesnt require you to lay on a little narrow table with your arms up for 20 minutes not moving, twice. Wont do that ever again. Just cant. This other one is an ETT?,, myocardial?,, and they inject something in you, let you sit in a chair when they hook you up to the machine,,, and gosh, dont know what im talking about, just that i wouldnt have to lay on a table twice.  Now im wondering if a hip replacement would help, since it hurts on both upper legs in the bursa area, the same. Gonna ask before i do anything else.

Enough yet? Im out of anything to say, so yall tc, and

HAGD