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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cardiology appointment

I had my appointment with my cardiologist this morning, Brittney went with me.  She is very interested in all this and wants to go in to cardiology or that part of medicine.

No change in medication.  No change in my heart rate.  It was 92 at rest today.  With any exertion it rises quickly.  He wonders if my chest pain may be nerve related in some way.  Having the heart be stressed by damages lungs could send signals to nerves.  These could come on rapidly, last for a while and settle back down again.  That is his guess at this point.

He scheduled me for a echo cardiogram with an ultra sound in March, then I will see him in April.  Unless of course changes need to be made.  So, in the mean time it's business as usual.  See my Primary care Dr. if I need anything and talk to my Pulmonologist for any lung issues.  By the way my P-C-D is going out on maternity leave after my appointment in November.  She is such a great doctor and is so familiar with my life I worry about someone replacing her.

Fall has arrived.  Yesterday it was snowing.  Not much and it didn't stick, but it let us know winter is not long off.  Our night time temps are down in the mid 20's so we cover my poor tomatoes at night and hope they can get a little more color before we bring them in.
I finally packed away all my summer things and had Bill bring up the totes with my winter clothes and coats and boots in them.  I finished getting them all put away today.

We are painting our back porch, mud porch, downstairs entrance ... whatever anyone wants to call it.  We at one point had a olive green kitchen so I sponge painted the walls out there green and white and then stenciled 5 foot tall holly hocks on the wall.  Painting over them was kind of sad.  I don't think I will ever have the stamina or energy to do those stencils again.  They were 3 layer stencils and each one 5 feet tall.
If I can gather up the energy I might do some kind of stencil in black around the wall where it meets the ceiling, and the wall at the bottom where it meets the baseboards.  We (I say we, but I mean Bill) is painting a wooden 3 glass door cabinet the same red that's in our kitchen for a pantry kind of, then he will put two or three shelves over the stairs painted red also.

I think somewhere I mentioned our house was built in the 20's and so there is very little storage and the kitchen is almost the smallest room in the house.  There is barely room for 2 people to work in the kitchen.  Actually one of those people always gets in the way.  During the holidays when I begin to bake I use my dining room table to put out cookies to cool before packaging them. There is just no extra counter space in there.

We keep thinking Bill can sell this house and buy a ranch style 3 bedroom 2 bath attached garage.  This house has been paid off for years, and we live in a desirable neighborhood and have updated the house quite a bit, so he would want to outright purchase the next house to do away with mortgage payments.  I just can't get to so may areas of the house anymore.  We redid the basement a while ago and have a family room there which I can't use.  Our laundry is down there and I can't climb stairs with loads of laundry.  I have a craft area there that I don't use.  We just don't need this big house anymore.  It is 5 bedrooms and we use maybe 3 of them.

Maybe someday.
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