Saturday, March 24, 2018

Saturday and Breakfast

I had a quiet day yesterday. But I slept well last night. I woke up once in the night and went to the bathroom and took my meds.  I got up at my usual 5:00 AM.

Bob e-mailed me this morning. He has left his phone at Joanne's home. The e-mail was the only way to reach me without just coming over. He didn't want to wake Joanne so he will wait until later to retrieve it.

I am feeling better this morning. I think I must have overdone it yesterday. I didn't do much but I was overtired. After the movie was over, I just read until bedtime.

I may go to Bartlesville today to just get out of town. I may ask Karan if she wants to go.

John and Leslie came by yesterday to bring my washcloth and antibacterial soap to me. I had left it in her car Wednesday. They were on their way to Roaring River for the weekend. They took both Mini and Raven., Mini's daughter.  They will be back Monday afternoon late. They both need a break. They are so busy.


More later...

About 9:00, I picked up Karan and we took off for Bartlesville. We walked all over the mall and then ate lunch at McCallisters.  We got home about 2:00. Then I checked my e-mail and cleaned Missy's litter box out. She is now taking a nap on my bed.

Judy came over and brought me some pretty flowers from her yard. That was nice of her. We visited awhile and I told her about my good experience with my surgery. It's 3:15 now and I will probably go outside for awhile while it is nice.

So, more later...

I took Missy out for awhile but it was windy so we didn't stay out long.

Missy and I watched a movie before bed. It was Amazon's "Navigating the Heart"...a pretty good movie. After the movie it was 9:00 so we went to bed.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Friday and Resting

I slept well last night and got up once to go to the bathroom and take my meds.

I have fed Missy this morning and myself as well. She has eaten and used the litter box and is in on my bed now.  I guess she is going to take a nap.

I still feel just fine. I did catch my finger in the door last evening and pinched it into a blood blister. Always something. I am a little sore today down where my stitches are. Strange....this is the third day.

Yesterday I worked a little while cleaning out my file cabinet. I may continue that today.  It needs to be done before I die. :)

I probably won't do anything at all today. Maybe I'll read my book.

More later...

No, I did work for quite a while trying to clean up my file cabinet. I didn't get too far but I did get some things done. I shredded a bunch of fact...two grocery bags full.

Now I am tired. I tried to take Missy out for a little while but it's too windy. I bribed her back in the apartment with treats. Now she's back in on the bed.

More even later...I am watching for my mail now.

Well, I read until my Kindle ran down and I had to charge it.  Then I drove up to Sonic and bought a Mini Sonic Blast with  Reeses. It was, as always, delicious. I get one two or three times a week.

This evening, I took my shower and then downloaded a movie from Amazon on the TV. It was pretty good. It was a chick flick called "He said, She Said" with Keven Bacon.

Now it's only 8:15 so I have some time to kill. I don't want to go to bed too early but I don't want to watch another movie either. The Kindle has recharged so I may read some more.

Bob just texted me about breakfast tomorrow. I will pick him up this Saturday. He drove last Saturday. Joanne doesn't do 7:00 breakfasts.

I plan to take Missy and go to bed about 9:00.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday Following Surgery

Well I am back at at it again.

The surgery went well and I woke up in the hospital afterward in absolutely NO pain. It had been a three hour surgery. In fact, as soon as they got the catheter and IVs out on Wednesday morning, I was ready to go home but Dr. P wanted me to stay Tuesday overnight...just to be sure the system would still work right. I watched a lot of news on TV and a little programming most of the day. They were in and out all day checking vitals but really, I could not tell I had even had surgery. I slept as well as anyone sleeps in a hospital what with them coming in every couple of hours to do vitals. And I never needed any pain medication at all.

All day Wednesday I was in and out of the hospital bathroom. They wanted to be sure I was completely voiding...and I was. Then the doctors went into a 5 hour surgery about 10:00 without doing my discharge papers first so we had a long wait. It was a long five hour surgery.

Finally I got my papers and signed them and we left the hospital. I walked out without a wheel chair. What did I need with a wheel chair? I had been walking the halls all afternoon. Leslie finally got me home at 6:30 last evening.

I have to take showers for three weeks until everything heals up.  I am ordinarily a bath person but they want to keep the field dry and clean so it's showers for awhile. I really can't complain....a three hour surgery and no need at all for a pain medication. We have to go back in a month for a check up. My appointment is for 11:00 on April 23rd.

Bob popped over early this morning to check on me. He took care of Missy while I was gone. I really appreciated that! Speaking of Missy, she was very glad to see me again. After I had my shower, we laid on the sofa together and watched "Mothers" on Amazon TV.

I have driven out to Walmart this morning and bought a few things I need. Other then that, I have just stuck around home. Of course, since I just had the surgery a couple of days ago, I am not going to clean the apartment this morning. Karan offered to come help me and even run errands for me. But I have run my own errand. That was very good of her though.

More later...

I took my swifter this afternoon and wiped down my floors in the kitchen and bathroom.

I didn't do much else.

Later, Missy and I watched TV. I watched the old movie "The China Syndrome".  It was just as good all these years later.

At 9:30, Missy and I went to bed. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Monday and a New Hair Day

I will get my hair done at 8:30 today since I will be gone tomorrow for my surgery.

I slept well last night. I awoke at 2:00 AM again but managed to get back to sleep until after 5:00 AM. Missy knows there is something going on. She watched me pack a bag.  I will be so glad to get this surgery over with and I certainly hope this one is successful.

It has been raining all night. I hope it stops before we leave. Leslie doesn't want to leave before 10:30 or 11:00. That's fine with me.

Last night Ginger sent me my itinerary for the airline flight and cruise in June. I printed it off. It could have been downloaded to my phone but I didn't have a clue how to do that.  Much of this smart phone is smarter then I am. She had thought about having me leave from Wichita but ended up having me leave from Tulsa after all. Doing such a large trip by myself has me a little skittery. I have had some bad experiences with flying in the past. And I will be alone until I get to Seattle. Then I will meet up with Linda, Ginger's mother. Together, we will get a ride to our hotel. I will be a lot more comfortable with Linda there.

I have had my oatmeal and chai and coffee and taken my meds. I even took my blood pressure. I wondered if it was high since I am so apprehensive. It was 133/68 the first time I took it so I took it again since that was so good. The second time it was 118/60. So I guess I am o.k. least blood pressure wise. :)

So, more later...

Leslie picked me up about 10:00 and we got on our way. We ate in Kansas City at Applebees. It was very good. We both had tomato basel soup with a wrap and it was excellent. Then we went on over to Sheri's to spend the night. My appointment to enter the hospital is at 5:30 in the morning.We wanted to try to get some sleep. 4:30 comes very early.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Sunday and the Sermon

I didn't sleep well last night. I was up at 1:00AM, and 3:00AM and finally just gave up and got up. It's almost 3:30 now. I have been stewing over my upcoming surgery on Tuesday. Don't ask me why....stewing doesn't help anything. Furthermore, I have the sermon this morning. It's been finished for several weeks and polished up some just a couple of days ago so that should not be a part of the problem.

I guess am just dreading the surgery. I was so disappointed last June when the last surgery failed. Now I have to go through this again. Oh well....

More later...I am going to go lay down on the sofa.....

I laid down again on the sofa for awhile. Then I got up and went over my sermon.  About 9:00, Phyllis came by to pick me up for Church School.

The sermon went fine. Afterward Phyllis drove us over to "Just Us" and we had lunch. When she brought me home, I laid down on the sofa about 2:00 with Missy and covered with an afghan and took a two hour nap...unheard of for me. I hope I will still be able to sleep tonight.

Then I got up and packed most of what I will need tomorrow and Tuesday.  I even managed to get my ring off. It has been on my hand for years and was too tight to remove but after I lost that five pounds and with the help of a little water, I managed to get it off.

Now I am mostly packed and will finish in the morning after I get up and have my breakfast. I also have to run up to Independence for my 8:30 hair appointment. I should be back about 9:15 and ready to leave for Kansas City with Leslie.

More later...

I laid  down at 2:00 with Missy and slept until 4:00 and I feel much better.

Later Missy and I watched a movie about Ann Landers and her twin sister, Abigale Van Buran.  They wrote the newspaper columns "Dear Abby" and "Dear Ann Landers". They had a rivalry for years.

Then we went to bed at 9:30.