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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: Today at 12:17:04 PM »
SCFSue    Norm is 82 , the dr. told him he is a 50 year old trapped in an 80 year old body !  He is  still very active , his mind is sharp .  He has 3 Model T Fords which her keeps in running order & we are in 3 parades a year !!  There currently is a club member's Model T in our garage that Norm is working on . He isn't happy unless he has grease under his finger nails !

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: Yesterday at 05:27:39 PM »
My husband told me this morning that he couldn't hear me breathing last night & was worried that I had died . He said he touched my arm & I moved . Scary huh ?

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 09, 2018, 10:31:02 PM »
They say bad things come in threes . Yep , cut my left index finger slicing a ham .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 08, 2018, 05:05:15 PM »
Thursday & Friday were nightmares !   Thursday we started out for the casino & had a flat tire on the freeway . Norm called AAA & the driver couldn't find us , we waited in 97F heat . After the tire was changed we went on to the casino , had lunch & played the slots for a bit .  When we left we went to the tire store to get a new tire , didn't get home until 6:30 p.m.
Friday it was a good thing I did 2 loads of laundry & went to the store to pick up some thing for dinner . I didn't feel like cooking so I bought baked chicken from the deli .  At 11:00 a.m. the power went off because of hard winds & a brush fire in town along the freeway . It was 106F weather , no a/c .  Norm called son at work & asked him to pick up bottled water . We have both a well & municipal water .  So no well water & didn't want to turn on the municipal water because its pressures is higher & would cause water pipes to leak .  Son came home with the water & 3 battery operated fans !
We had a dinner of the cold baked chicken & leftover garlic bread . The power came on again at 6:30 p.m.

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: July 03, 2018, 10:52:33 PM »
I saw my cancer dr. last week & I told her I didn't think I needed an ultra sound of my abdomen . She suggested it when I was taking a pill that caused heart burn etc .  We agreed , no ultra sound . This morning I got a call about setting up an appt. for it .  My stomach is doing good & I know which foods trigger heart burn , so I avoid them . I'm feeling so much better since I stopped taking that pill !

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:40:50 AM »
SCFSue   I was a bit on the chunky side & could even lose a bit more .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:31:15 PM »
My oxygen level was at 94 today , a big improvement ! I have been using a mechanism I was given while in the hospital for pneumonia in February .   I have lost a total of 13 lbs from no appetite . I have let my hair grow & Norm says I look 20 years younger ! Love that man !!  Our granddaughter had never seen me with longer hair & I sent her some pictures of when I was in my 30's . All she said was WOW !

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 26, 2018, 05:34:56 PM »
I had an appt. with the cancer dr. his morning .  She asked if I would like to try another medication to replace the Anastrozole  I was taking & had a bad reaction   to .  I told her I would rather not take any med & just have my regular mammograms .  The Anastrozole only gave a 10% chance of not getting cancer again .  At my age she she agreed to my choice .  This medication gave me some bad reactions . Before I started taking it a couple of my fingers would pop out of joint , after I started taking it in one afternoon it happened 4 times & was painful until I used my other hand to dislodge them !  I got very grumpy , had headaches , no appetite , heart burn , easily upset & crying & frustrated .  We agreed I would have lab work done & see her in 3 months from now on .                   

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 25, 2018, 05:51:59 PM »
I have an appt. with my cancer dr. for tomorrow . I got a call from her office today wanting to postpone it until next week , she thought I had an ultra sound on my abdomen & said the results would be in by then . But I didn't have one , huh ?  I'm keeping the appt. tomorrow to find out what is going on . I had some digestive problems but they are gone now since I stopped taking a med she had me on .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:10:29 PM »
I have decided to not bring the Nebulizer for the plane trip .  I will be okay with my inhalers .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 22, 2018, 06:43:56 PM »
We will be flying to Oregon in a couple weeks for a memorial . I need to bring along my Nebulizer in case I need it .  I looked online & it says to bring it on board in a tote bag , not to pack it in suitcase , it could get lost or damaged & to bring the prescription for it . Norm says he has it some where .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 22, 2018, 03:47:45 PM »
I did grocery shopping this morning since I wouldn't be able to do it on Saturday . I came home tired !  Son lives with us & he had 2 teeth extracted on Wednesday. He is on a soft diet & has taken care of that himself . So I just need to cook for Norm & I .
Norm's cousin who was like a brother passed yesterday , we are planning a quick trip to Oregon in a couple of weeks for the memorial . Norm & I met through this cousin . My best friend was the cousin's girlfriend for awhile , I'm going to invite her to the memorial , she may or may not want to go .  I have to change a dr.'s appt. for this but won't be able to until Monday .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 21, 2018, 11:50:25 PM »
My husband ( Norm ) had invited a young man & family to go with him to the fair but this afternoon he got an email from him saying they wouldn't be coming .  Norm & I talked it over  & I will go with him but we will leave right after the the event is over . So I won't have to do all that walking .  He was so happy , he didn't want to go alone .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 21, 2018, 05:59:04 PM »
I am feeling bad that I told my husband I wasn't going with him on Saturday to the fair for the Horseless Rodeo .  But thinking it over I know I made the right choice for me . After the event is over he will drive the Model T to a remote parking area & we would walk  about a mile back into the main part of the fair & have lunch . Afterward we would walk around some & then walk back to the Model T & leave . It will be crowded as usual with hardly any place to sit & rest . Even if I waited for him to park the Model T & walk back & later wait for him to drive back from where he parked the Model T , there would still be so much walking .  It tires me to even think about it .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 19, 2018, 03:41:00 PM »
I have been off Anastrozle for a week , I see a big difference in how I feel , I'm still a bit wobbly . I had a diagnostic mammogram last week & it was benign !! I'm less crabby but tire easily . We are members of the San Diego Model T Ford Club & one of our yearly events is the Horseless Rodeo at the San Diego County Fair which is this weekend .  We play games with the Model T's in a horse arena & afterwards enjoy the fair  . I'm not going this year , it requires a lot of walking & I don't want to drag my oxygen concentrator along .  My husband plans to go & is hoping he can get someone to go along .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 19, 2018, 09:19:36 AM »
maryz we have a mimosa by the back steps  , I wait patiently every year for it to bloom & attract the hummingbirds .  The tree is 44 years old & still going strong .  We had a Mulberry tree that was planted by the birds & had it cut down . It was a good shade tree but the berries got tracked into the house & it made a mess .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:47:52 PM »
I stopped taking the Anastrozole this morning . I know it will take awhile to feel normal again . I asked hubby to help me register with my medical online . When I was having to choose a password my brain wasn't working , I got frustrated & started to choke up . I put hubby on the phone with the person who was assisting me . I was to use high case letters & numbers & it confused me .
I hope I don't go through reactions with the next med they put me on .                         

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 13, 2018, 03:37:11 PM »
jane , I am glad you are able to visit Portland , my home town !  Were you in Portland in time for the Rose Festival Parade ?  I love to go to the Multnomah Falls when we are in the area .  My Dad worked on the road crews when the roads in the area were being built , WPA , I think .
https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/destination/multnomah-falls

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:26:59 PM »
I saw the cancer dr. this morning & she agreed with me the med she had me taking to block hormones , Anastrozole is messing up my body . She told me to not take it for 2 weeks . She said not many women lose weight taking it as I have .  Lately it has affected my balance too & today I'm having a problem with my thinking .  We were at the hospital where several of my dr.'s offices are located & waiting for the elevator , I felt wobbly , stayed where I was & called for my husband .
I tried to log in to my file online & couldn't , so I called the help line .  I told the person I was talking with I would have to call back another time because I couldn't follow his instructions .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:57:24 AM »
My wrist is better but still need to watch what I do . I see the cancer dr. this morning & hope I can stop taking the little white pill which I believe is the cause of most of my discomforts .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 11, 2018, 09:16:50 AM »
SCFSue    My husband is great helping me , so glad I have only made one dinner since we have been home .  I don't remember if I mentioned I strained my right wrist which added to the problems . Its been difficult doing the simplest tasks .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 10, 2018, 11:41:37 AM »
My appetite has really gotten less , I think my stomach has shrunk . This morning I am still tired .  I see one of my dr.s on Tuesday , was suppose to have had a mammogram but didn't . I know she won't be happy .  One thing that messed me up was the medical group switched over to being online & I didn't quite make the transition . My brain is foggy & that doesn't help .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: June 09, 2018, 09:42:00 PM »
We have been away all week on a National Model T Ford Tour near Santa Rosa .  Unfortunately I didn't feel good most of the week .I didn't feel like eating & had problem breathing . I slept with the oxygen at night . The hotel was huge &  very tiresome to walk . I won't go into all the negatives .   There was a computer for public use at the hotel but the only website I could get was facebook . The hotel used Safari & it wouldn't connect with with our email site .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 30, 2018, 03:53:51 PM »
I have lab work tomorrow , then will set up an appt. with the cancer dr .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 30, 2018, 09:07:10 AM »
I have been having headaches , backaches , loss of appetite .  I googled a little white pill my cancer dr. has me taking .  These are all side affects of this medication !!  I was told I could take ibuhprofen for any pain it may cause but too much can cause liver problems !  I have been taking it for months & just started having all these discomforts !!  I can't imagine going through this discomfort for the rest of my life !!

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:56:08 PM »
maryz   its a Model T Ford tour  starting out in California's wine country . One of the days we will be going to  the Redwoods .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 25, 2018, 12:13:45 PM »
My primary care dr. put me on Probiotics after I had pneumonia , I ran out & will get more when I go shopping . My stomach did feel better taking them . We have a trip coming up & I want to feel better before then .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 24, 2018, 10:54:15 PM »
My dr. has a policy , no drop ins . If I call for an appt. it will be several days before i can see him . My other choice is to go to Urgent Care . I felt better today but its back this evening .

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Medical Corner / Re: Bosom Buddies
« on: May 23, 2018, 09:56:49 PM »
I'm not feeling well , I have a low grade fever , no appetite & tired . Also aches & pains & chills . If I sit down I fall asleep .

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