Walking into a new and brighter life.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Monday was the biopsy

I had my thyroid biopsy.  I usually handle these things very well.  Get in and get out, go home and rest then the next day I am as good as new.  This time the procedure went fine.  He didn't deaden deep enough with lidocaine and had to stop and use some more to numb the area he was taking chunks out of.  Other than that it was bearable, uncomfortable but bearable. 

This time I handled the procedure just fine, it was afterwards that there seem to be a problem.  They had been taking blood pressure before and during.  It started dropping some during the procedure, but after it went low and stayed there.  83/76 is the lowest #.  She told me she wanted to send me to the emergency room instead of releasing me... then kept taking it and finally said I could go home.  Bill, being a paramedic in his working days told me that was trauma criteria and if it had been him he would have taken me to the E.R.  Of course, I chose to come home.  We have a blood pressure monitor here and if it dropped again we are only 5 mins from the hospital.

As it was, I came home and slept all day almost through until Tuesday which is not like me.
Yesterday I felt much better.  So... what made my blood pressure drop like that I dunno?  Oh yeah... I will find out the pathology of the 5 chunks by the end of the week or next week.  I am counting on next week.  LoL

I didn't go to Weight Watchers yesterday.  Bill said it might be a good idea to stick close to home just in case.  So... I don't have weigh in results to give you.  I think I did well.  I know I am losing inches.  Britt took my measurements when we first started and last week I had lost a 1/2 inch pretty much in every measuring spot, except my breasts.  Those things are the last to go. 

Anyway, I had all these veggies and apples here, so I made breads.  I made 2 loaves (with 2 more to go today) of Zucchini Bread with Walnuts, 2 loaves of Apple bread with no nuts (for Britt), and 2 loaves of Carrot Bread with Pecans.  All from that one Zucchini bread recipe that is around here somewhere.  Anyway... Great recipes. 
I used 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour and 1 1/2 cups white flour just because and really couldn't tell much difference.  It just made a heavier bread is all, and that's fine with me.  It adds fiber which is never a bad thing.

I haven't heard anything about the transplant.  I trying not to think about it and just live life dealing with the Copd.  My lungs have been burning again.  This time it's not letting up.  I still have that pain in my right lung when I breath in and out... like a stabbing knife pain.  Dr. says that's normal with my damaged lobes.  I also seem to be having nose bleeds much more frequently than before.  I am using saline spray trying to moisturize the tissue.  It obviously is not working.  So now I keep tissue with me always just in case.  :)  Love this Copd and all the little things we have to do to accommodate the disease! 
I have been taking the Flexeril during the days now.  And, since about day 4 or 5 I can now take it without it "doping" me and making me feel fuzzy. 

Fall is in the air.  Actually I think today is the first day of fall.  I love this time of year.  Warm daily temps about 65-70 with a chill, just letting us know there is a change coming ... Cool nights that tell my tomatoes to hurry up and get ripe!  LoL
I have our fireplace going this morning, and all it does it make me wanna decorate for Christmas.  I know, I know!  I have this problem with Christmas decorating.  One year I had the tree (fake) up before Halloween, and the trick-or-treaters were so confused!  LOL  Bill swears that any month ending in "BER" is fair game at our house for Christmas decorations.  He tried to get me interested in Halloween decorating, but no, not so much.  Black and Orange and spider webs doesn't "do it for me".

I have already bought a couple red pillows for the couch, and was eyeing this really pretty red furry throw to go with them.  One would think Bill would get annoyed with this.... Now... Every year since Layla has been here (5 now) Bill starts growing his beard out in August and has his own Santa Suit and plays Santa every year.  Some of the stores even hire him to sit and hand out candy canes to their customers.  LOL  He used to play Santa for the 911 centers Christmas party.  He doesn't charge them.  He played Santa for the Borders book store last year and Mrs. Santa (that would be me) got a 25$ gift card and a stuffed bear for Layla. 

I have about 5 more recipes to add to the cookbook and I am waiting now for a few pictures from my Aunt and then I can get my cook book done.  I promise when it gets done I'll post a link here.  I am excited about it.  It will make great Christmas presents for Brittney and my brothers. 

Britt is coming over this morning to wax her poor mom.  My eyesight is SO bad anymore that I can't even see hairs growing in places they shouldn't ... so I told Britt it is her job to make sure I am presentable.  She also is in charge of my "proper" hair color.  Over the years let's just say it is getting "lighter". 
I love her and she takes good care of me.
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