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maryz Have you thought about getting a Nebulizer to have at home ? I have asthma & COPD , my primary dr. gave me a prescription for one . He said I should take it & my oxygen concentrator with me when we travel too .
I had appts. with both my primary care dr. & cancer dr. Both said I'm doing good !
Now I am babying a stubbed big toe , it was feeling better , so I wore a regular pair of shoes & it became red & sore again . It was x rayed & its not broken . This morning I discovered the nail seems to be split & is curling up . I have been soaking it in epsom salts . We have several trips planned & I hope it is healed before then !
One trip is to an old car swapmeet in Bakersfield , Ca. Then on to Las Vegas for my birthday for a week ! Later in April we have a Model T Ford tour in Buellton , Ca. We will be driving the Model T to Solvang one day & Pismo Beach another day , while there we will drive down on the beach & have our picture taken by our car . The wild flowers will be in bloom along the roads too .
The rain has finally let up for 3 days now but another bit tomorrow . We had a bit of hail & snow on Thursday which is unusual for southern California ! The roads are full of pot holes , I swerve around them on the freeway to save the tires .
We have had rain & cold weather here in southern California for almost a week . If it doesn't warm up soon we will need to buy firewood for the fireplace stove . The weather is depressing ! We had thought about going to a National Model T Ford Club tour in Arizona & we are glad we chose not to go . The weather there is cold with snow !
The results of my toe x ray came in the mail today . My toe isn't fractured ! Its still a bit sore , so will need to be careful . We are having cold rainy weather , I have been wearing fuzzy socks & sandals so need to not get my feet wet . Our town got 3 inches of rain in one day ! There is a ditch along side our gravel road from run off . No land slides so far .
About 2 weeks ago I stubbed my right big toe & last week it got sore . My husband Norm had a dr.'s appt. this morning so I went along & the dr. checked out my big toe . He sent me to have x rays , we will know the results in a few days when the dr.'s office calls .
Hello from colder than usual southern California ! Its been raining of & on for a week . There is one spot on the freeway where there is a 5ft . long pot hole , I need to be more careful & not drive through it . At night its been close to the 30's & day time 45 .
Tomorrow is our 61st anniversary . We plan to spend the day at a local casino . Its a 35 mile drive from our home but we like that it is small , slot machines are loose & a prime rib dinner for $7.77 !
My restless leg syndrone probably has some connection to my back problem . I have scoliosis ( curvature of the spine from a childhood injury ) .
JeanneP I have restless leg syndrone & I get a feeling of bugs crawling on my legs I usually get it in the evenings , also sitting in church . Its very annoying & some times painful . I jiggle my legs & it seems to help . When I go to bed it stops .
I seem to be allergic to so many drugs I don't care to try new ones . I carry a list of the drugs I'm allergic to .
We went to the casino , just the two of us . Got a call from son they wouldn't be meeting us , he had a scratchy throat . After lunch I played the slots for a bit . I put in $10 , played
, played several machines & checked out with $22.97 . It rained here yesterday , got about 1/2 an inch . There was a bit of snow in our local mountains . Today its blue sky & sunny .
We had planed to meet our two sons & their wives for lunch on Christmas Day at a casino but one son has to work & the other called today & said he had a scratchy throat & cough & didn't want to give it to us . So Norm & I will go alone & afterward play a few slot machines . Our daughter lives in Washington state & another son lives in the bay area . Daughter's husband works in a casino & will be working on Christmas at double time !! She may go to the casino with a neighbor & play for awhile , her husband is encouraging her to go have fun .
Good News ! I had a follow up mammogram this morning & it was GOOD ! Then had an appt. with the cancer surgeon . All is good ! I will have another mammogram in 6 months & another appt; with the cancer surgeon to be checked over .
I discovered it was our next to the youngest son . I had commented on pictures of his tree he posted on fb about how beautiful it was . I told him I appreciated him thinking of me . I didn't tell him how upset I was . He asked it I decorated it with enclosed decorations . I told him no . He said even if I didn't decorate it I could keep it indoors . Its on the front porch, I told him his dad will plant it .
Years ago my husband thought it would be a good idea to drive around the neighborhood to look at the Christmas lights ( he was trying to cheer me up because Christmas time I get so emotionally upset ), he meant well but I broke down crying & told him I wanted to go home !
This isn't about a medical problem but I need to get it off my chest . There was a package delivered today that has me very upset . It was sent without a name . Its a live potted Christmas tree with all the trimmings . To most folks this would be a welcomed gift . But you see my husband doesn't believe in having a Christmas tree , he thinks it comes from the pagans . We are Christians & we do send gifts to our children but don't celebrate the day as others do . my family celebrated Christmas & had a tree but for 60 years there hasn't been one in our home . We aren't told what day Christ was born so we don't celebrate at this time of the year . I have been crying because it brings back very pleasant memories & I try to just be quiet & not raise a ruckess. I'm going to have my husband plant it in the yard .
I have tried to reach the company that sent the tree & am waiting for them to call .
The appt. with the cancer dr. went well , she was happy with my lab results . She said to exercise but that is pretty difficult with my breathing & back problems .
I have an appt. with the cancer dr. tomorrow morning & will learn of the lab reports . Next week I have an appt; withe cancer surgeon & will have a mammogram . I'm feeling & doing better than I have for months . Hoping for the best on the lab work & mammogram coming up .
I saw my primary dr. last week & all is good with my asthma & COPD , the dr. was very pleased . He reminded me no more salsa ( food poisoning not long ago ) .
This month is full of medical appts. I saw my primary dr. this morning , he wants me to have lab work done . I told him I'm having lab work tomorrow for the cancer dr. & he said his could be included . I'm happy about that , One last trip to the lab ! Then I don't see him for 3 months !! Then there are 2 more dr. appts. coming up .
We were in a holiday parade on Saturday & afterwards we all went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch . My lunch was so rich I couldn't eat it all & while still sitting at the table I had to take a Tum !
We are going to try to get our flu shots this afternoon . We need the stronger shot for older people . Last time we went they were out of it , was suppose to call us when it came in but didn't . I need to avoid getting sick , it really hits me hard & ended up in the hospital in February with pneumonia & a collapsed lung .
Cottoncandy Everyone seems to react to meds differently . I have been taking 10 mg . of Amlodopine for years & have never felt odd from taking it .
JeanneP Did you finish taking all the meds for your cold ? Was it a prescription ? If so dr. has told me to take all of a drug .
Quote from: Cottoncandy on October 21, 2018, 08:14:57 pm
I have been taking Amlodpine for years & have had no side affects & I'm very easily affected by meds . Because of respiratory problems I tire easily . As one of my dr.'s said I tire myself just breathing .
We didn't get the flu shot , they were out of the stronger shot for older people .
This afternoon Norm & I are going to get our flu shots . I have had a cough so have been putting off getting the shot but it seems to be getting better .
What a night . I have a cough , Used the nebulizer before bed time but still coughed . I tried a cough drop , didn't do much good . Took cough syrup , then had pain in my left hip . Finally got up at 5:00 a.m. Maybe I can get a little nap this afternoon , I hope .
In regards to the hearing yesterday I got so upset listening to the garbage I left the room & Norm watched it by himself . I can't listen to arguing , when I was little I heard my Dad & sister argue & it threw me into a tizzy ! I saw the blood veins on my Dad's neck bulge & it scared me . He died when I was 12 .
All is well here for a change . Last Saturday we went on a Model T Ford tour & went to an old gold mine . There were mine tours but I chose not to go on it because of my breathing issues . There was a group of us who chatted & waited for the others to come back from the tour .
Our daughter lost both of her sons , youngest passed 5 years ago & her oldest son a year ago . Every year she she remembered the youngest son's passing & probably had a nervous break down . The boys (men) were very close & the oldest drank himself to death mourning his brother . Our daughter was by his bed side every day until he died . This year she started drinking , I got a pm from her husband on facebook telling me she was passed out drunk on the bed & maybe I could talk with her , he had disabled her car . . I was recovering from food poisoning but called & left a message on her cellphone to please call us , we were concerned . She called & Norm talked with her . She said she was going to the doctor the next day & she did . Blood work was done & her potassium was extremely low . The doctor gave her a prescription for some pills & a shot . She is to have more lab work done tomorrow . Praying her heart wasn't affected . She needs help badly & is getting counseling . Her husband is a gem !
SharonE The salsa was less than a week old & I finished of the last bit . Son had eaten some but he had no problem with it .
I don't remember if I posted this or not , so scroll on by if I have . I have been out of sync the past week after I had food poisoning on Sunday . I stayed home from church & was glad I did ! It was the intestinal form . I saw the doctor on Tuesday & he confirmed that was what I had . He asked me what I had been eating & it seems it was salsa I bought at the store , there was a bit left in the container & it must have been the culprit . I haven't felt like eating & when I do its usually toast with peanut butter .
Tater Tot Casserole
can of cream of mushroom soup
can of cream of celery soup
1/4 can of water
bag of frozen vegetables ( I use a bag of broccoli , carrots & cauliflower)
1-1/2 cups shredded cheese
can of sliced waterchestnuts
jar of marinated artichokes
Combine all & pour into a pan sprayed 9 X 13 inch baking dish . Place tater tots on top & bake at 350F until hot & bubbly in the center .