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Thursday so much and so tired

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dad is home, came home yesterday. He is tired and weak, but doing okay. The tenckhoff catheter is not hard to take care of. I will be happy when his skin has grafted to it so less chance of it coming out. So far it isn't draining much so that is okay as far as I know just means that they got most of it out. I presume.... VON will come tomorrow to check and change his dressings. Only one around the tube area and one stitch that I presume is dissolving.
Allie got her vet numbers and her numbers aren't great, not bad like in spring but not good so we have to watch and up her meds. Sigh........
Both of these two need to be stable and good while I am in hospital and home recuperating. I cant handle more stress, I am so tired. I have to get some stuff done as I want to, not need, just will make me feel better to know I did this and that. Next week is 2 dr apt. and then 2-4 hrs at hospital for pre op. Sigh. geesh but glad I have it and it is the day it is.
Anyway nothing much more, hubby working on the reno today so that is good. hope it goes okay as it is the plumbing and don't want the water off too long. lol
Okay have to get ready for this day. debating getting my blood done today for dr apt or just saying I will do it later........ will get dad something to eat and then go get my blood done. Not sure if dd is doing their marshmallows or not but if not she will come stay with dad for bit of I want.

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DS9KIE 11/22/2014 12:55AM

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TX_WILDHEART 11/20/2014 3:18PM

    Hang in there sweetie - you have a bunch of stuff going on... and I know its hard But remember, you are strong, beautiful, and powerful!

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SEATTLE58 11/20/2014 12:49PM

    I'm thinking of you with lots of love and hugs! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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2015TODAY 11/20/2014 12:17PM

    emoticon So sorry for all the load you're carrying dear friend.

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2014 11:21AM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/20/2014 10:35AM

    I certainly do hope that they can get your dad and Allie stabilized before your surgery. At any rate there are others there who can fill in if needed. You will be otherwise occupied with healing. emoticon

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Real quick update

Monday, November 17, 2014

11pm just finished watching the Voice. and have to get to bed. Dad had CT scan and xray and his lung isn't expanding enough and if they put the talc in it will sink to the bottom and just coagulate like cement. Not a good thing obviously. So they are going to insert a more permanent tube and have a drain at the end.... was their 2nd choice but that's what they can do. Hoping it works and it stays working once he is home...

I got my date for pre op stuff, Nov 27th good as I go to GP 24th Dad goes to GP 26th and hopefully nothing else has to be done that day. I have to have pre admission, bld. work, xray and physio and also visit with nurse. So be there for 2 hrs +. glad to know when that was - good thing I phoned to ask as it wasn't scheduled! whew.

Okay off to bed. hope I sleep well been waking with such pain in my shoulder bicep area. Need a good nights sleep tonight. getting worn, cant have that now!


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DS9KIE 11/18/2014 4:14PM

    Hope you and your dad get better soon

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TX_WILDHEART 11/18/2014 11:35AM

    Make sure and check if they want you fasting for the pre-op blood work. Just throwing that out there. Sorry to hear about your dad... that sounds really scary. Hang in there hon!


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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/18/2014 8:46AM

    Your poor dad. He can't seem to get a break.

It sounds like you are getting things prepared for the surgery. It will be over before you know it and you will be on the mend.

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JANET552 11/18/2014 8:32AM

    Good luck!!

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1CRAZYDOG 11/18/2014 7:46AM

    Glad at least there's option #2 since the talc option isn't viable.

Hope you got some sleep.

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2015TODAY 11/18/2014 4:50AM

    emoticon You have a lot on your plate. Thinking good thoughts for you Cindy.

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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2014 3:41AM

    Hope all goes well babe emoticon

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SEATTLE58 11/17/2014 11:41PM

    I thank you for telling about all that you've had on your road map body. Ha, you are so funny! Well, you know they say that laughter's the best medicine. Ya, we'll take that and hopefully won't pop any staples out of our knees! emoticon I have to say though that I'm not afraid of needles at this point in my life. I was diagnosed with RA in 2008 and it's been pretty much needle-poking the whole time, but not quite! These regular blood draw needles hardly sting and some none at all, but I can tell you that when I had the needles I HAD to have to get the injections of both Enbrel and then Humira for RA, each injection made me scream bloody murder for and cry and cry for how much they hurt. I've been with Orencia since the beginning of the year and I'm so thankful that I hardly feel it at all! Oh, and by the way, the Enbrel never kicked in after 8 weeks of shots and the Humira at least worked for over 2 years and would've kept working if I didn't have one too many infections. So far so good with Orencia, it's just that my Rheumy feels that it could be working better and will be wanting me to change to infusions (IV's) after this knee surgery and recovery and onward to a more normal life. My next appt. with him is in April, so we'll see how I'll be then. We can be so thankful that we're getting this over with. I could have another cortisone shot and that would put me about April and then would have the surgery. I am so happy to get this going. I know that you are too. I hope that you have a really good sleep tonight. I talked to my GP Dr. today with the pre-op and asked her about getting started on a low dose sleep med., so she's starting me with an anti-anxiety med. that calms me down in the mind so one can have a more restful sleep. That's alot of my problem, I hash things around in my head off and on all night and I don't nap in the day ever, so I should be tired at night, but it's been so restless for years., so hopefully this will help me. Hugs to you again and again, Karen

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SOPHIEDO13 11/17/2014 10:35PM

    Hope things go as planned with no Hiccups. have a great sleep.

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Sunday..... and a picture of the spark ad I saw at the hospital!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Well am tired today, sore, and hurting. My neck shoulder bicep area is worse and I haven't a clue why. Oh well I go to the dr end month, not that it really matters as I wont be running to any other apointments for while after anyway.
Went over to see dad, looks okay, tad SOB but not as bad, opps sorry short of breath! LOl forgot my medical isn't what everyone knows. He didn't get the powder in but they will probably do it tomorrow depending on his xray. Hope so for his sake, he wants out, and we would rather him home and have to watch and keep him comfy than over there. But don't think they will rush him out.

Went down to the cafeteria and while there took picture of the fish for dad, as he used to have fish tanks. and then wanted to share the spark board I saw..

thought that was pretty cool!!!

and for fish lovers

they were very big fish!!

Well think I will go read for a bit. arm/neck is bothering me a lot. so will go do heat.
My knees were bad again today but oh well, that will get better in 2 months! I know that the first month -2 are bad pain but thinking that I wont feel the top of my knee fall over the bottom and catch much longer!!!


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TX_WILDHEART 11/17/2014 12:12PM

    Hope you dad is getting better. He will do much better at home. Having been in the hospital recently - it was awful. I love the poster picture (I saved it in my wellness champ idea folders) - Im a new wellness champ at work. I wonder where they got that sign? I could sooooo use it!


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NEW-CAZ 11/17/2014 3:26AM

    emoticon it should be advertised over here more too.

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FORZACHANDMATT 11/16/2014 10:25PM

    That's awesome about the sparkpeople ad - I have never seen one

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SEATTLE58 11/16/2014 9:15PM

    I hope that you and your dad feel better with next week coming. I love the SP ad. too. Awesome!! We love SP so much that we want to see it shared with everybody!! On Dec. 15th, I'm scheduled for my total knee replacement. I should probably join that replacement team that you're on. Hugs to you, Karen

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SOPHIEDO13 11/16/2014 8:45PM

    Hope your Dad gets well soon as well as you feeling better. I was a little taken back by SOB but got a laugh when you said the medical term. Loved the pics, I've been telling my docs of Sparkpeople. Have a great night.

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1CRAZYDOG 11/16/2014 8:04PM

    Well, I hope that your Dad can get out as soon as he's medically stable.

That poster is awesome. The fish tanks are gorgeous!

HUGS and good luck.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/16/2014 7:52PM

    hope your dad feels better soon, and you also

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/16/2014 7:43PM

    I hope your dad gets tht out of the way soon so you can get him home and settled in.

Loved the fish tanks. We used to have one years ago.

I'm tired tonight. Did some raking today and it wore me out.

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Whew glad dad went in this week and not next.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boy I am so glad dad is getting this done. Complications again but they will be fixed once dr is out of surgery. Dad moved and the tube they put in moved some and isn't in the right place and the machine isn't working either. So they have to re do it. I am so glad it is this week as I am bushed. Even though Halifax isn't that far, because of traffic it is 45 mins. then find parking and visit and back. We leave around 11:45 and don't get back till 3, both so tired. So nothing has been done. I can't blame hubby, however lol our table is covered in coats, there is a hole in the floor where he has to build it up, there are no walls, and no new stud walls.... nothing is done. Also haven't been at the store so the few things he wanted me to make and I want done aren't done. I may go out in a bit and just go get stuff. I also haven't heard from hospital yet on when to come in for my pre physio stuff and blood work. Oh well I will find that out no problem. Still haven't been to the trailer... or recyclables returned.... But that is all nothing important cos dad will be done and home which is the most important thing. However it sure does weigh on my mind when my house is so cluttered and knowing I don't have that long to get stuff done.....
but am letting it go and not saying anything. I am doing a xmas x stitch when I do rest my legs. OH I have thigh high compression socks on which are for before and or after surgery. So far today no pain in my calf, but could just be the day. I will see how they go. I got them on myself which is a feat especially since I cant bend my knees well. But I know once I get surgery Mur will have to do it and have to have patience not to hurt and pull. I wonder how well he wil get them over my bandage and staples. lol I have had to do that at work but they aren't easy! LOL
Okay off now cos I must get to the library as books are due. Going to have to drive which is a shame as it is so close but my shoulder can't carry the books even if I hold them up against me.
HUGS and hoping dads procedure is done soon.

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ALEXSGIRL1 11/16/2014 11:23AM

    good luck with everything hope dad emoticon you also emoticon

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2015TODAY 11/14/2014 9:30AM

    Thinking good thoughts for you and yours... emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/14/2014 3:17AM

    CInders you have a lot to contend with right now, but step by step you'll get there.
Hope dad is stabilized soon and you get your pre op business sorted.
For now...........those are the only important things to think about- don't sweat the small stuff emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/13/2014 5:49PM

    Good luck w/everything. HUGS Wishing the best for your Dad, too.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/13/2014 3:39PM

    I hope they get your dad stabilized too. It seems that there are always these bumps in the road in life. Things never stay stable for long.

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Wet Wednesday

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Well, got dad to his appointment, and then dr said well if you are here I can get you a bed cos you are registered in hospital for appointment, otherwise I am not sure when. So dad is in hospital in Halifax, which he and hubby so hate going to, and will be there for 3-4 days. They are doing the procedure this eve around 5-6 and then have to let it drain 2 days then will insert some talc to see if it seals and dries it. Doesn't always work but hopefully this does it. She said there is no way that the fluid will tell if it is methoselionmia ( I really should see how to spell this )Mesothelioma there! only way is biopsy and they wont do surgery so autopsy. oh well not going there now. Just so glad he was agreeable to getting it done now and it will be done and he should be home and okay for his bday and my surgery. 3rd dr in as many weeks to say he doesn't look his age. this dr said I would take 10 years off you. lol he loves it, the nurse has the same last name as he does so thought that was neat too.
Daughter will go over this eve, so I think we will stay home. Hubby gets so anxious and hates going and nothing we can do unless dad wants us over. 10$ parking from 11 -2!!! so hate having to park at a hospital, don't think it is right at all. Some cant afford to pay. okay end rant.
Well we got nothing else done other than we did stop in for my support hose. but nothing else done and no work on renos. I can't fault hubby, dad is more important and it will get done.
Ironically it is raining and dull and I am not nearly as sore as I have been the past 3 days. Guess was waiting on the weather change. lol still sore knees and shoulder but oh well.

Okay off to get a bit of stuff done. A load of wash etc... no baking s we didn't go to Costco to get coconut but once I have that and a bit more chocolate have all I need to do the small amt of baking I am doing.

HUGS all and have a super day!

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NEW-CAZ 11/13/2014 3:25AM

    Keeping dad in my thoughts and prayers Cinders, hope he's soon home again. It means a few days of too-ing and fro-ing for visits for you, watch your stress levels and eating emoticon

It's madness paying to park at hospitals, costs a fortune over here too....but people abuse it.
I've always said there should be visiting passes to stop people not using the hospital using the car parks......but that might not be cost effective and I have a feeling most car parks are council owned. Which makes me think...........we pay council tax so we've paid for these already emoticon Rant over..........for now emoticon

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DS9KIE 11/12/2014 9:42PM

    hope your dad feels better.

wow $10 to park at the hospital that is crazy

hope you get a dry day soon

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1CRAZYDOG 11/12/2014 5:07PM

    Best wishes for a speedy recuperation for your Dad. Hope you get a breather!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/12/2014 4:02PM

    I'm glad he is getting this over with and I hope it helps this time.

We are going through something similar as our son had surgery today for a kidney stone stuck in his ureter. He is in a lot of pain post op.

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