Thursday, October 30, 2008

Oh....I forgot! Congrats to the Phillies on winning the World Series.

And congrats to Barack Obama for producing the first informercial that I've ever watched all the way through and enjoyed every minute. It was touching and informative, without becoming maudlin or preachy. Just just about everything else he's done in this campaign.

And congratulations to Maria who starts her new job Monday!
I dragged myself to work yesterday AM, feeling sicker and sicker....fell on my shoelace in the parking lot walking in...and that was the last straw for me...started crying.

I went through the training session and had lunch with Dan, Charmine and the girls...and then called my doctor on the way home. I couldn't get them to answer their damned phones, so I drove right to the office. I asked for an appointment to see the nurse today (Thursday)...they said she wasn't going to be there and gave me an appointment for Monday..we I numbly accepted. As I was walking out I started crying again.

I got home and got the message from Olympia that she needed to talk to me about my pelvic ultrasound. I call her and start crying again...she takes pity on me and tells me to come right down and she will take care of me. So I get in the car and drive back down there...her office is right across the hall from my doctor' office.

She checks me out...I tell her that I feel like I have an infection my sinuses, my abdomen, somewhere. She gives me a prescription for my beloved friend, Zithromax, she gives me a big hug and off I go to the pharmacy.

I'm shivering and teary in the pharmacy..they see I need the meds and tell they'll do it right away. I go back out to the car and Howard keeps me distracted for an hour (otherwise I'd be crying in the parking lot, I swear!). I go back in, get the pills and out to the car. THANK GOD I open the packet to take the first two pills right away...they had screwed up! There was only one pill in the packet! I drag my ass back into the store, where they make it right. By the time I got home I was so wiped it took just about everything I had to climb out of the car and up into the house.

Sandy took over from there. I was bundled up on the recliner and fed a nice bowl of chili....I had chili for lunch too...but who cares? I'll have left-over chili for lunch today!

I can feel the Zithromax coursing through my body...making everything right. This AM I even had a great BM...something else that's been backed-up on me lately. That alone would make any Miller cry! We are so regular in that dept...let us get the least bit backed-up and we scream UNCLE!

Anyhoo...I'm still a bit teary...but only because that damned Bubbles has had me get up to let her out and then get up again to let her back into the bedroom three times already this AM! Just as I get comfy in the recliner..there she goes whining again! I don't know what her problem is this morning, but this is a bad habit she's developing!

So, I don't have to do a thing for the next five days...a little vacation. I will have the Trick or Treaters on Friday, but I already told Sandy that she may have to deal with them. When it's time for her to go to bed, the lights will get turned out...not many will dare to come down that dark driveway! That' another beauty of this neighborhood..IT IS DARK out there at night!

I do think that by Friday night I'll feel a lot better with the meds in me. They have never let me down in the past and I have every reason to think the same will hold true.

I hate sinus infections! I look forward to being ache-free....

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Went to the allergist today. He is a great guy! They tested my breathing...which made me cough no they gave me puffs from an inhaler (new experience for me) and then tested me again. I didn't cough after the inhaler...don't know what that means. She said I was normal, but the readings were low. I hope I don't have to start using an inhaler...but my chest did feel better after using it.

The doctor showed me how to do my Flonase...surprise one ever showed me that before. The way I was administering it made it completely ineffective.

He sent me for bloodwork, I go back for two sessions of skin tests and then back to see him in early December.

I will have to continue to put up with this foolishness, but hopefully he will be able to come up with something to help me next Spring and Fall.

We have agility class tonight. I'm not looking forward to it,'s wet and windy. Bubbles does love it I'll go.

Tomorrow I have to travel to work to be inserviced on the hip pain scenario...dunno why, I've only done it about a hundred times! Maybe they changed something...but I doubt it. Oh well...they have to pay more for training, so what the hell!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Well...I THOUGHT my appointment with the allergist was today...but something told me to go back downstairs last night and check my book before I went to bed. The appointment is for TOMORROW! I swear to whoever, my brain can't keep track of shit!

I got up and fed the pups...let Sandy sleep. She was pooped from the weekend and the long drive back from upstate NY. She and Truman had a successful weekend, but he didn't get the qualifying round they had hoped for...and get the NATCH title.

Once again, my stomach got grouchy on me after breakfast (my protein drink) which I consumed out on the deck in the sun again. I took a nap on the recliner and Sandy got up finally around 11:30.

We putzed around the house, doing odds and ends. She took photos of my abdomen to send to Deb Valin for my tummy tuck surgery. I emailed them to her and she wrote back and told me she doesn't have a printer...I need to send prints. Oh well. She also advised me to get a "binder" for my stomach. Like the trusses from the old days.

I'm praying for another frost...I think that will help with the headache, blocked ears, burning eyes and nose and the lousy ache I feel 24/7.

On a good looks like Obama has McSame on the ropes...and he's going down for the count. I have to find out where we are supposed to go to cast our votes...first time voting in the new town! How exciting!

I keep forgetting...the other night I awakened to the sound of coyotes yipping and howling off in the woods out back. I snuggled Bub up closer to me...glad she was in the house. Sandy said she saw one in broad daylight, right near the entrance ramp for the highway...trotting along (limping because it may have been hit by a car) in the field.

Bub killed a bird today and then Truman got a chipmunk. The back yard teems with wildlife, squirrels, chipmunks, birds and the neighbors dopey yellow boy cat...who insists on coming into the fenced area. We spotted a red squirrel the other day...the Russells almost caught it...this is the first time I've seen a red squirrel since we went to Nova Scotia several years ago. I love them...they are so bold and chatter all the time.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Worked in the yard yesterday...trimmed back the roses and packed leaves around them, pulled up some other dead stuff and generally cleaned things up. Cut b

ack the stuff in the pond, scooped leaves and other debris out of the pond..but I left the pumps in. I'll pull them later...maybe at the end of November.

I had a bad morning...didn't feel well at all and fell asleep in the recliner for about an hour around noon time. I took some of the medicine Kathleen the nurse got me and I felt better...was able to go out and work in the yard.

Last night was a bad one....the wind was whipping so Lily and Bubbles were all hinky...all night. At one point they were at the bedroom door wanting to go out. I got up and went in the bathroom to get my bathrobe, they followed me in there and wouldn't I left them in there (with the door open) and went back to bed. This seemed to do the trick! I think from now on they can stay in there when we have wind or thunderstorms (like we had for awhile last night) going on.

Today I'm in my shorts...go figure. I even ate my breakfast out on the deck....then the sun got too hot for me! I have eaten on the deck more these past few weeks than I did all's nice out there now, not too hot, but nice and warm in the sun, cool in the shade...the way I like it.

Hauled down the Halloween stuff from the attic and put some stuff out in the yard. Found a costume I can wear to scare the crap out of the little children. Too bad Sandy has to work Friday night...she will miss the hundreds of kids that will be showing up I hear from the gets nuts here on Halloween.

Vaccumed upstairs and cleaned up the I'm settled in to watch the Pats play...but I still don't feel stomach is heavy and I just don't feel right. I go to the allergist tomorrow...I have a feeling that hay fever features prominently in my discomfort these past few weeks.