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imaginary orthotics are cheaper….in crazy town…
January 22, 2009, 6:53 pm
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so, today i went to the doctor, who in turn, sent me to the radiologist, who in turn ….sent me to crazy town.

xraysi think this photo illustrates that i truly am beautiful inside.    it also shows that i abuse my point and shoot camera privileges and that as one ages, they tend to lean more and more to the hypochondriac mind set.

tonight i will try my new pain meds, having graduated from advil.  yay goodbear!   you get to take big girl pills now!

seriously, this ankle has gotten worse and worse for years, till finally it was time to stop proofreading the writing on the wall and act! something needs to be done so just go to the doctor.  i can’t tell you how many times i felt like asking my vet about it!

and that’s the truth blogtown. that’s the truth.

oh, and…no walking the dogs for at least one week.  “ummm….’scuse me?”

i am going to buy a giant dog sized hamster wheel for my border collie after work.

tiny bubbles evil and a wee bit of nostalgia
May 13, 2008, 5:40 am
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i have to say….it was a kind of weird day. yes it was.

as i mentioned, i had a touch of the flu this weekend, but i was feeling fine today, until…..

until 2:30 ish.  i’m in the truck running a work errand.  all of a sudden, without cause, without warning, i start…burping.  and not an occasional burp, but a string of perpetual, unwanted belches.

now, i’m not a burper. in college, when all the girls on the first floor of my dormitory were out-belching each other freshman year, i couldn’t even fake a hiccup.  today i burped more in a 4 hour period than i ever have in my entiiiiire life.

i ended up having to go home early and purchase a pack of….gas-x.   WHO HAVE I BECOME!?

but then the day got better.  on a crazy crazy whim i went to the used bookstore and bought an old box of PICTIONARY!  i’m so excited!  i haven’t played in probably 20 years.  i’m so excited!

then of course there was cody bear.  he had three nice walks today.  and the batteries in his pet blinker died(piece of crap! i just changed the batteries last night!)  but we had fun anyway.  here he is after his second walk:

i think he looks happy. content.  ADORABLE!  i am going to make a vet appointment for him.  that bump on the lip has shrunk, but i still worry….

the burping has stopped, thanks to the embarrassing lozenges, a very benign meal and 3 cans of ginger ale.  salut!

congratulations! its a valve!
January 30, 2008, 4:48 am
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 first of all…thanks to all our blog friends for all the supportive messages this past week!  cody bear and i are happy to report that my mom made a strong showing this week with  her new cow valve!!!

here are her feet!


the surgery was very long and the prep was a nightmare due to scheduling and some medicaid issues, BUT…the doc said she did verrry well and her heart is very strong.  i’m super proud of her for having healthy vessels!

aren’t her feet cute? and tiny?  i still can’t get over how small she looked in recover!  but she is right on schedule.  off her breathing tube.  then she was sitting up and chatting. and today she walked, though not joyously.

this procedure hurts, folks!

no one this close to me has ever had such a serious procedure and i have to say….my mom is a tough cookie!   i just lover her so much!

one last note:  her i.c.u. nurses were AWESOME!  (and one of them was a really cute guy)  they were very sweet and really took great care to make sure mom was 1. comfortable 2. healing on time 3. not being hounded by us lookie-lu family members!

cheers to you i.c.u. nurses.  cheers to you heart surgeon.  cheers to you blog friends!