Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Still no word on the thing that's on my ovary. I thought that I would hear something today, but no soap. Hopefully I will hear something tomorrow.

Stayed up to watch Obama's speech last night. He did a great job. McCain did a great job too. Very impressive. The only one who didn't do a great speech was W...of course.

Very exciting time to be an American. It was so wonderful to see the joy on people's faces last night as they celebrated.

We have been living in darkness for eight years. Obama turned the light back on.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Big doin's Went for my MRI last night. They took some shots and then injected dye to get high-contrast shots.

Today I went to vote PROUDLY...for Obama. Then I got Sandy up to go to see the nurse with me. Kathleen, the nurse, thinks there are a few things going on with me. She ordered bloodwork, including testing for Lyme, urine test and gave me orders to go get a colonoscopy ahead of my regular schedule (spring 09). She was checking the computer to see if my MRI results are in today..but I didn't hear from her, so I guess not. So I wait until tomorrow.

She is concerned about the bloating and doesn't want to mess around. My stomach is so distended I look like I'm about seven months pregnant. I have been having this for awhile (a bit of a gut)....but this is really bad now. It goes down for awhile and then back up again. It could be the thing on my ovary, it could be from the hernia, it could be both, or it could be something else entirely. Whatever it is, I'm sure she will help me find it.

I still feel like I have a sinus infection...but I can't take any antibiotics. She doesn't want them to mask anything else that might be going on. I agree. Unfortunately, I also have to D/C my antihistamines,in anticipation of my allergy testing next week.

I feel like I am a WRECK!

Oh, the good news. According to lab tests from Sept I'm no longer anemic. So, why am I still so tired? Kathleen says that could be from whatever is going on in my pelvis and she ordered another test for that.

So many questions...and maybe I don't want the answers. But that's not how life works, now, is it?

So, I'm just going to let it sit for awhile, until I get more information.

Right now I'm going to bask in the glow of a Democratic victory.

Imagine what Obama is going to be able to do with a Democratic majority in the House and Senate? George Bush's's wonderful, isn't it???!!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Well, I feel SO MUCH BETTER than I did this time last week. I took my last zithromax dose today and something tells me (and Sandy) that I need another round. Not for the sinus stuff, but there's something else going on.

I'm calling the MD tomorrow to get in there, let them know what's going on and to have a lyme test ordered. Call it a hunch.

Watching the Pats get schooled in the opening sequence by the Colts. How the times have changed, and doesn't it suck? I'm hoping the Pats can put it together. They are missing so many guys though.

We had a lot of kids come for Halloween, great costumes, great parents, except for the asshole who threw his ciggy butt in my garden pond.

We fared better than Mark and Carol, who had someone ring their bell insistently at 1:30 am...Carol was asleep in the chair with the tv on (which these idiots must have seen)...she jumped up, put on the light in the house and the outside light, then threw open the door. No one there...scared the crap out of her. In the am they found that someone had thrown an egg at the front window...the screen is wrecked. They found a bag of crushed eggs by the mailbox...probably dropped by the one who rang the bell, in their haste to get out of there.

A couple of other houses were egged. This is the second time Mark and Carol's got it. Next year we'll lie in wait for these idiots. I already have my observation post scoped out. It will be fun.

Sandy used her new leaf blower to blow big paths out back. She's going to blow leaves out from under the trees now and haul them to the compost out back. She likes the blower and how strong it is. She ran over the bulk of leaves with the lawnmower, doing the last mowing of the year....the vaccum picked up most of the leaves.

She hauled in all of the hoses except the one by the grill. That's in a protected spot and can stay out for awhile. We're well into our winterization goals here. I covered up the a/c units. Next up, put the umbrella away and put the cover on the patio table. I don't want to do that yet though...I still sit out there from time to time. I ate five meals out there last week...of course this week is going to be a bit cooler.

Okay, I have to concentrate on this game now.

Oh, I heard on the radio today that Fox is ending "King of the Hill." I know they haven't had too many new episodes lately, but I'm really going to miss Bobby. Oh well, they'll have it on reruns from here to eternity.