Archive for November, 2018

In The Meantime

November 28, 2018

In the meantime or in the interim thinking a modus operandi is in order. While when it is quiet this would be an extraordinary time to do this. Ordinarily this would have been done next month. Patiently waiting for this month to come to a finality, knowing that this month is far better than last not so nerve raking. Been concentrating on anything the being online, letters were written longhand to Patti in Seattle & also to the family of Julia. Speaking of the Patti, she didn’t have any email address of phone number wasn’t on social media so the only way was to sit down and compose a reasonable intelligent letter: which in my estimation to a lengthy period of time. Though once it was accomplished was content with the result. Not just waiting for a response and that could take a considerable period of time. Which I don’t mind at all. Then while waiting for the third of the month got interested in watching a bit of tv such as the view and the talk and of course music filled a good amount of time just doing everything to relax and for me is a milestone. Of course spending wonderful pleasurable hours in conversation with my son Andre, talking on the phone to Ian my older son, texting to friends and relatives as well. Spent priceless hours doing items which were optimistic & favorable. Now the bill for Frontier was debited & so now I may feel good that I may go online from this time forward with not a worry. So life is good.

When All Is Said And Done

November 7, 2018

What a unique slogan! It’s never done though just beginning in some cases. Recently took a scenic walk on Mt Hope college area. Actually took the bus there simply because my son was experiencing chest pain a mild type; then fortunately it subsided as time went by. This was a nearly all day outing. Took my walker along and discovered it needed a pair of tennis balls as the medal was rubbing against the pavement and therefore became annoying to my son and come to think of it this was aggravating to myself. So when I go to my appointment next month I shall ask one of the nurses about it. Just don’t want the walker to become off balance in any way. So I of course will question this possibility. I personally like having the walker though don’t have it continually. Just for common sense purposes. The nurses in which attended to me in ICU and the medicine department were all phenomenal without a doubt. Could name them personally by name. A nurse who comes to mind is Katie. She called me Cutie Petutie and once I questioned the reasoning and she commented that she liked me. She too encouraged that I use the walker so I wouldn’t run the chance of falling. I still do the pt exercises each day and really its not a bother.
Speaking of the title, this is the second time that I didn’t vote. First in Georgia, had a Wisconsin id which was valid meaning it wasn’t expired though it wasn’t a Georgia id, so the official said I couldn’t vote. I was annoyed because I really wanted to exercise my privilege. Was just in Georgia for a year then came here. Though didn’t have enough time to get my New York id. So yesterday I miss out on this again. Time just runs away from you when there are million items to care about. So hopefully I will get it in time to vote in 2020. Each day there are so many items to cover. Just thinking of the things that are most important momentarily then move forward.


November 1, 2018

Just an endless rainy day though things r going alright for myself and my son, Andre. Viewing the myriad news reports continuingly which really interests me. This you may know in reading this is about me. My health is good which is grand at my age. Trying my best to keep calm mainly because of my younger son. This year is almost gone with only a month to go. And what a year its been. I was in the hospital in July. It took me by surprise after a blood pressure medicine reacted in a very unusual way. My blood pressure was taken at a doctors appointment which showed 200 over 90 so my doctor prescribed a medicine. Was taking it as prescribed and then one day became confused and thought I would take a shower then went in the living room because I felt bad then threw up after having oatmeal. Still was aware of everything though called Andre and thought he was home yet he had just gotten out of the hospital and was on his way home. His bedroom door was closed and thought he wanted time to himself. Called him three times and he didn’t answer. Then I phoned his friend Adam and asked him if Andre were with him. Then I phoned 911 and the fire truck came. In fact in order for them to enter the house a latter to put to the window and two of then enter through the window. At the time the ambulance came. After that Adam came and perplexed because the lights were on and the door was locked. I was in the emergency room then from there was in ICU for a few days. The doctors were trying their best to get my sodium down and finally it was down. Blood pressure is comprised of many elements mainly; sodium, magnesium, phosphate, and potassium. Now if Andre has a lot of potassium he has to take pills and can go into cardiac arrest. So high and low blood pressure produces issues intrinsically sometimes beyond the means of survival. I myself was told I could have died, or been brain damaged. It isn’t a laughing matter by any means. I was in the medicine department at Strong for a week. The nurses, all of them were tremendous, professional, caring. Couldn’t ask for a better group of people. And the doctors were wonderful as well. My doctor could understand why my blood pressure was so elevated to such a high degree. I commented that I will never take any blood pressure medicine again. You can count on that. Her response was it was such a minimal level.