Monday, April 20, 2015

Let's play catch up again

I had to go to the hospital because of pain in my legs.  It was excruciating.  Morphine didn't touch the pain so they gave me delaudid.  I don't know how to spell it but it worked.  It seems that my body is attacking itself.  I have vasculitis.  Now I need to find out why.  I will need to see a rheumatologist.  Hopefully they can figure this out.
I started to post a picture of my legs but thought that might be a bit much for some to handle.  Just think large blood blisters that are now turning black.  Doesn't sound fun does it.  It's not.
Mike had a meeting in Tampa, Fl. so he, Kaitlyn and Lucas have gone on a trip for a week.

Lucas is a month old now and according to his dad, he is a great little traveler.
They left the day I got out of the hospital.  We have been just laying around doing nothing.  And we are really enjoying the laying around doing nothing stuff.
Like a lot of the country, we have gotten our share of the rain and thunderstorms.  That too has kept us indoors.  When I get to the part where I am talking about the weather, it's time to shut up and close the book.  So.... Later

Saturday, April 11, 2015

What Now???

Did I tell you about my perfectly executed "tuck and roll"?  Yes, I took a fall a couple of weeks ago while walking with Kaitlyn.  I had their dog Buster on a leash.  He stopped, I didn't.  As Kaitlyn stood there with the baby , I did a nice tuck and roll.  It was a solid 10 she said.  I laid there for minute to make sure everything was ok.  I had a skinned knee, bruised hip, and I do believe a cracked rib.  It's the rib that is still giving me fits.  On top of this my ankles have broken out in blood blisters.   They started out as tiny red dots. The dots grew and darkened to blisters filled with blood.  I broke down and went to the doctor.

It seems that since I failed some blood tests but passed  others, I need a biopsy to confirm that I have Rheumatoid Arthritis with skin complications.  Oh the joys of growing old.  It seems that right now all I have time for is doctor appointments.  I must see a dermatologist to preform the biopsy.  Then, if confirmed, I will need to see the RA doctor.  None of this is in my plans!  My itinerary is already planned and doctors are nowhere on it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Life goes on... but

We had been enjoying that new grand baby, when the phone rang at 1:30a.m.  It's never a good thing when the phone rings in the middle of the night.  You want to just not answer it and whatever has happened, just won't happen.  Unfortunately, that is never the case, you have to answer, you have to find out.  This time it was a death in the family.  My brother-in-law, Jim.  He hadn't been sick.  In fact, my sister had and has been having some heart tests done.  He was worried about her.  He was just here one minute and gone the next.  When my time comes, I hope that is the way I leave this world.  Easy on me.  But it sure is hard on those left behind.  First there is the shock and disbelief.  I still can't believe that he is gone.  Jim was a larger than life kind of fellow.  He knew everyone and if he didn't, just give him 5 minutes and he would.  We made a flying trip home to see my sister and attend the funeral.  This will be a difficult change for her.  She and Jim have been married 51 years.  We are back in Houston now.  Back helping with the new baby.  Life goes on... but is never the same.