Sunday, May 24, 2009


This month has been very challenging, healthwise. With many doctors visits and getting ready for a full body scan... I am still not back to where I would like to be. I am thinking that doing the low-iodine diet has added some additional concerns that need to be dealt with... such as my back and how I can't seem to tolerate sitting straight up in a chair for very long... and the newest issue of being diagnosed with aortic stenosis and how all indications seem to point to possible issues with congestive heart failure. We are keeping a very close eye on any edema and any coughing... and that I am not allowed to do anything strenuous... I am not allowed to bend over at all. Fatigue and shortness of breath come easily these days.

On a brighter note... DH gave Nolli dog a bath today... he did it in the shower! Nolli allowed me to dry him off as good as I could get... and is currently recovering while laying a blanket on our bed in front of blowing fans! I swear to you... he's not spoiled at all!!!

Yesterday, we took a small road trip down to Quakertown... we weren't there all that long. As we drove home, we got caught in a torrential downpour... it was so bad, that we were traveling at 25 mph with the wipers on high, hazard lights flashing... there wasn't any good or safe place to pull over so we just kept going slowly... and everyone soon followed suite. It was coming down so fast and hard... that once we got out of it... the car had a just washed shine back on it! This storm had everything but a funnel cloud... it was dark, green sky, with lots of thunder and lightening. I told DH that if we listened close enough we would be able to hear the music of the witch from the Wizard of Oz!

Tonight, we are grilling chicken on the grill. We are having corn on the cob with it! And what ever else I can think of from the fridge. I am looking forward to having a yummy meal. DH is pulling more than his share of the load today... but the more we get done together, the easier it will be for both of us in the days ahead as we work on getting the house more organized and my health back on track. Don't worry... I will be fine... we just need to keep doing what we are doing!

Thanks for reading... be blessed!


Pearl said...

suzanne - keep up the focus on your health!

sandra said...

Hope you are doing just fine, Suzanne.
Best always, Sandra

Mrs. Darling said...

Praying you are feeling better now.