Friday, February 22, 2008

Good morning! I do hope that everyone is doing and feeling good today!

Yesterday was a busy day for me. Thursdays usually are. Beause thats when my nurse, Home Health Aide, sometimes physical therapist and my weekly food deliverey. My case manager also came for an in home visit. Whew!
Plus, I'm still really feeling the after effects from that test. My nurse said that I'd be this way for a few days. Well...ok. :o) I was in my hospital bed all day! I was on line long enough to post in my journal and thats it! :o) My strength is nill right now. I had the bed in a 'sitting' position and was just watching tv. I kept 'nodding' off! Since it was Thursday, I couldn't take a nap. Too many people come over. :o)

When my nurse came, she asked me about those tests and if I had the results yet. I told her about the tests and how it really seemed like the longest 4 minutes in my entire life! No kidding! She sat down on my bed when I told her about the one that made me go into what I have here at home but was worse! And how this other nurse came in about 3-4 times wanting to get me out of it and had a needle with the solution in it. She was shocked that they allowed me to go through that for the 4 full minutes! was I! Again....I only thought that I would just get hot like I did the last time in 2006. Well she told me if I ever have 'any kind' of chest pains to push my button asap! Ok, I will. I had to promise her. While she was here, she had called both doctors, my gp and cardiologist to see if she could get the results. They didn't have it yet, so she told them to call her when they do. I was glad to hear that. I got a phone call last night around 8:00! When I seen who it was on caller ID. , I didn't know what to think. When I answered, she told me that she got the results and wanted to let me know. She also told me that she wasn't suppose to do this....telling me and not the doctors. :o) I'm not going to tell my doctors....I can act surprised! lol :o) All of the tests were normal but the one that had me go into what I have here at home showed what everyone was telling me. I have congestive heart and the right side is damaged. really just confirmed everything. Good grief....too bad there isn't another way of doing that! lol :o)

I'm sooooooooo excited for my daughter and her husband!!!! YAY! ;o) They bought a house! :o) I'm so very proud of them for being so young and able to do this! :o) My sil is a hard worker! :o) I like to see that. He says that he has to take care of his family. :o) Bless him. The house has 3 bedrooms, a huge kitchen, a garage (2 car-3 car like ours but bigger) and 2-3 rooms downstairs. He wants to make the one room into 2. :o) I can't wait to be able to see it! I'm so proud! :o)

Last night, I put one of those heating 'patches' (don't know what they're called) on the right side of my neck and shoulder. I put one on the night before as well. And I sleep with them on. When I get up, they're still nice and warm! I'm able to move my arm and head a bit better now. I don't know if I layed wrong while sleeping or not, but I have no idea how it happened. Could be the fibromyagia as well. Those 'shocking' thingies that I've been getting...and they make me make a noise (which is weird), They seem to be getting more frequent. My next neurologist appointment is on St. Patrick's Day. March 17. I'm thinking that it's the multiple sclerosis doing things. Geesh! It's so hard to keep everything on track and all together so I can tell what everything is and from what! lol It is confusing. :o)
I'm still swelling up. My nurse weighed me yesterday and I'm carrying around about 10 pounds! uuuggghhh! Even being in that bed all day long still didn't help my legs are feet! They still were swollen! I just don't get it! Is this apart of the congestive heart failure? Please, I'd like to know. It doesn't make much sense to keep my legs up in the hospital bed and I put the bottom part up so my legs and feet are better and keep the back/top of the bed lower then the bottom. My nurse keeps telling me to keep them up, and I do! She checked my legs and feet and seeing that they were swollen, and had been in bed at least 5 hours! I told her that I've had them up, but from the way they look...I don't think she believed me. Thats ok, I know. I've also been watching my salt intake as well.
I woke up with the shakes again. gggrr. They havent gone away yet. It'll pass! :o) What else is new! :o)
I was walking to my bathroom yesterday and triped on my cane! LOL :o) I wonder sometimes how I can do certain things! lol That was too funny! I didn't fall,just my gracefullness walking! :o) A few days ago, I was in the living room with my daughter and grandson. I don't remember what I was doing, (I know my daughter probably does) but I triped and was going to fall on the electric wheel chair was there and I fell right into the seat of that! I was lucky I didn't fall any other way! :o) I also think that was one of God's way of telling me something! :o)
I'm going to stop now. I've probably bored you all enough now! :o) J/K! :o) Thank you all for your comments and signing my guest book! :o) Don't forget to sign it! :o)~ God's blessings to all of you!
Hey! Stay Warm! :o)

And.......Thank God it's Friday! :o)

" The most beautiful people are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These people have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep, loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
~ Elizabeth Kubler Ross ~



kirkbyj05 said...

YOu haven't bored me Lisa.  I always think its good to talk things out your system as it just festers if you leave it there.  
You are amazing!
It sounds like your MS is giving you the sensations you speak of...doesn't it?
Well done for you8r nurse phoning you to put your mind at ease.
don't forget to see if your water pills need strengthening.  
Take care when you are up and about...if not I am coming over there to tie some cushions around you.   lol!
Jeanie xxx

pharmolo said...

I thought they were supposed to monitor your heart throughout that sort of cardiac testing, Lisa. Wow, that's very poor. Hope you'll feel a little better through today.

queeniemart said...

did you get the inches of ice and snow we have? My city is COVERED in ice. God help me. Ugh.
So glad that your daughter and her family are buying a home. What a wonderful and big step for them. You are always in my prayers.
LOVE, lisa

lanurseprn said...

Congrats to Nena and hubby for buying the house. That's a great thing!
Listen to your nurse, keep your feel elevated. It's important.

heavenlybama said...

The swelling is part of the congestive heart failure.  I know it doesn't make sense to keep them elevated anyway but it does.  Listen to your nurse.  You don't want them to get worse, dry out more, and hurt because they feel like they are going to split.  Congrats to your daughter for the new house.  Hey, I'm a tripper too!  LOL