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I haven't posted in awhile.

First of all, I am having a blast working on the artwork part of the Sentinel Big Bang this year. I found out I can handle it and it's been great. Morgan has been able to rest her weary eyes and head. I hope her migraines get better and soon.

Sam is growing like a weed. This is week three of Fifth grade. She met some new girls down the street and is thrilled. She asked if I could make blond brownies to take to their house and meet the parents. I insist on meeting the parents before Sam is allowed to hang out at their house. I think I'm old fashioned, but that's my rule. Sam never fights it. (Thank God)

Yesterday was a bad day. I woke up with a fever, had it all day and night. 102.5 usually. Nothing was working to take it down. And the headache was a nightmare. I slept off and on all day long. Then I slept all night too. It's weird, I wasn't sick. Just headache and a fever. Today is a much better day but I decided I wasn't going to do much today other than bake blond brownies. LOL Such a slug, I am.

I've been doing a lot of writing and have two stories for next years Big Bang already. I'm such an overachiever. LOL Boy did I have fun writing them.

I have an Endoscopy about four weeks ago and I have a hiatus hernia and some inflammation in my esophagus. They have to try and figure that out.

Then I had a colonoscopy two days later and it had some alarming news to me. My regular doctor sent me a copy of the pathology report and it said that he saw signs of ischemia and also inflammation in the colon. Now normally this wouldn't mean much to me. but ischemia is sometimes a clogged artery and I'm having some issues. I have swelling and pain in my left leg and foot. Not my right, just my left leg. I have a really high sed rate and a very high CRP. The CRP sometimes tells a doctor that their might be blockage or something like that. So my doctor wanted to check all that out, but then he saw the results of the C and decided I probably need to see a vascular surgeon. I know I'm having fun. NOT! Has anyone had The test where they go down your artery and look for things clogged or problems of any kind? I see the specialist for my colonoscopy on the 9th. So we'll see what he says. My regular doctor said if he just brushes it off, I have to see another doctor. My doctor said he's worried about the results. Oh Joy.

Now on to some fun stuff. Sam has decided that she wants to do gymnastics, so I told her she has to show me she can practice every day and keep her grades up. Then we'll sign her up for gymnastics. Here are some pictures of her practicing. She's a riot. I love watching her.


Have a great weekend, everyone.

Hugs, Patt


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Aug. 5th, 2016 07:13 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry you were feeling puny, but I hope you're feeling better now.

My mom had a hiatal hernia and kept it under control mostly with anti acids to control reflux.

I've had a cardiac cath where they go through an artery in your groin to the heart,but never one where they looked the other way. It wasn't painful, just uncomfortable because I had to lie still afterward on my back for about 6 hours in case of bleeding. I don't know if it would be the same if they're looking for blockages in the leg. It's always fun....not, when they're shuffling you around to different doctors.

Good luck with all of it.

Sam looks like she's having a great time with the gymnastic practice. She's so flexible!!! I used to be that way when I was little about half a century ago. LOL.
Aug. 5th, 2016 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh good, glad to hear it's not painful, but the lying flat is going to bug me too. Oh well, we have to follow orders don't we?
Aug. 6th, 2016 12:11 am (UTC)
No, it's not painful. They give a local and then also give you a bit of sedation. You know what's going on but you really don't care. It's later when you're looking at the ceiling that it's a bore. I never sleep on my back, so it's hard to rest in that position.
Aug. 6th, 2016 12:18 am (UTC)
I do sleep on my back, so that will help, I guess. :) Thanks for all the tips.
Aug. 6th, 2016 01:10 am (UTC)
You're welcome. I hope it's an easy time of it and they don't find anything bad.
Aug. 5th, 2016 07:34 pm (UTC)
Oh, Patt! I hope everything works out for you, healthwise, as well as it has for me.

And you're not the only overachiever - I've got two stories ready for next year too!

Good luck to Sam with the gymnastics. I was never that supple - I couldn't even touch my toes at that age without bending my knees.
Aug. 5th, 2016 08:58 pm (UTC)
Oh good, you're done with your stories too. I'm going to be sending my second one to you in a week or two. I'm just looking once again to see all the errors. LOL

I'll be fine, Sheila. I'm not too worried. I have good docs, so there is that.

I never could have done what she does every day with gymnastics. She's really flexible. :)
Aug. 6th, 2016 06:40 am (UTC)
I'm sorry you're having health issues at the moment, hon. Good luck with the tests. I hope it all works out for you.


Go you! 2 stories already. I wish I had your motivation.

And good luck to Sam with the gymnastics. :D
Aug. 6th, 2016 07:32 am (UTC)
Thank you for the good thoughts. I had to finish my stories ahead of time because I get busy with being mod and don't have time. Keep in mind the second one isn't betaed yet so it might just be one. :) I will tell Sam you said good luck. Thank you.
Aug. 6th, 2016 12:33 pm (UTC)

So sorry you're having health worries - and don't they all just come along at once? Grrr! My neighbour had the fishing about in the artery thing about two years ago - she said it wasn't a problem, except she got a bit bruised and sore, but not painful at all. And it saved her life too, so she was over the moon with having it done. Fingers crossed they sort you out quickly - I love that your doctor is so proactive too.

Sam is so bendy! And so pretty - better not tell her though *g*

Aug. 6th, 2016 08:04 pm (UTC)
She is very flexible. I always tell her to live it up because when she's my age she'll be lucky she can walk. LOL

I hope to have all the health issues done with quickly. I'm an easy patient. Sometimes when they draw my blood it takes four or five sticks. They always feel so bad and I tell them, "it's not your fault I have crappy veins." LOL
Aug. 8th, 2016 12:17 pm (UTC)
Sorry to her about you problems, I hope you get over them soon,having Sam around must help take your mind off them.
My husband had that test, they went in through his arm as they thought it would be easier. It didn't hurt, just a nuisances about the restrictions afterwards.
Aug. 8th, 2016 04:31 pm (UTC)
Hoping the doctor has some things to tell us tomorrow. If he drags his feet, I'll get a second opinion. I'm doing just fine, thanks for thinking of me.
Aug. 9th, 2016 01:38 am (UTC)
Good luck with the doctors. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for good news. I haven't ever had anything like a cardiac catheterization -- I hope it goes well and that what they find is very very treatable.

Sam is doing great with the gymnastics practice!
Aug. 14th, 2016 10:28 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry you're dealing with health problems. I hope the blockage is easily and painlessly sorted. *hugs tightly*

Wow, Sam is bendy! Well done, Sam!
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