Tuesday, December 22, 2015

100 Words

Carole, Anne and Sara visited me in the hospital, bringing me toffee cappuccino and oatmeal raisin cookie (I texted Carole and asked for one!) Hopefully I'll be out before Christmas and go to Mexican Fiesta with them Sunday. I told Anne to bring her new boyfriend Chuckie so we can meet him!
Liz and Bob also visited me. Hopefully I'll be seeing them on Christmas, go see Star Wars, eat Christmas dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
Hopefully these painful blood clots in my calves will dissolve and I'll be out tomorrow.
I missed out on Davita patients Christma's lunch today.

I laid in my hospital bed playng Solitaire Uite and listening to Padora Christmas music. I itched my shoulder, felt something wet, looked at my bed and saw a pool of blood. I may have accidentally pulled the IV out! I got a nurse in, she cleaned everything p, but didn't make me get another in.
My legs are feeling better today, the hospital is giving me lenauxin shots to dissolve the blood clots. I was given a doppler test to look at the deep veins. My doc gave me the OK for discharge if I would like, before Christmas. But he also let me know we still have much work to do. I was well aware of this but wanted to get out to celebrate Christmas.
Carole and Sara visited, and while there my doc came into say I can be sined out. I ordered room service dinner, got some ice chips to chomp on.
Carole took Sara home, then came back forme an hour later ,
Home again, home again, jiggety jig. Back to the mess.

12.24.Th.Christmas Eve, Carole's Birthday:


Five Things

~ Blood circulation (calf)
~ Room 4433
~ Hospital overnight
~ Red splotches
~ Winter solstice (11:48 PM ET)

~ Hospital visitors (Carole, Anne, Sara, Bob, Liz)
~ Toffee cappuccino and oatmeal cookie
~ Davita patient Christmas lunch
~ Deep vein clots (calves)
~ Cath lab screaming Mimi

~ IV (shoulder) fell out overnight (woke in blood)
~ Crunching on ice chips
~ Discharged from hospital
~ Dopplar test
~ Returned to mess

12.24.Th.Christmas eve/Carole's 49th birthday
~ Bloody nose
~ Called off dialysis
~ Called Carole to wish her a happy birthday
~ Hungry Howies (Junior pizza, 1/2 cheese on spicy sesame crust, 1/2 cheese on poppy seed crust, Buffalo wing dings for Saturday)
~ Carole's phone dialed me twice while she was at work,

12.25.Fr. Christmas
~ Star Wars VII with Liz & Bob
~ Fortune Buffet with Liz & Bob
~ Bloody nose all day
~ Chuck voicemailed Merry Christmas
~ Texted Merry Christmas to family and friends

Monday, December 21, 2015

Six-Word Memoirs

12.21.Mo - Winter! Calf circulation procedure, hospital overnight.
12.22.Tu - Was a cath lab screaming mimi
12.23.We - Dopplar test than released from hospital
12.24.Th - Bloody nose all day, thanks warfarin
12.25.Fr - Star Wars, Fortune Buffet with Tindall's

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Unconscious Mutterings

Upstairs ::  Was where my bedroom was growing up in Dearborn Heights

Blouse :: Haven't worn one for ages, I wear a lot of sweaters, I miss wearing a blouse

Curls ::  My hair was very naturally curly when I was young, a bit TOO curly! Where did that go?

Face ::  My face is breaking out lately

Ultimate :: Ultimate AWESOME dinner for me would start with potato soup or clam chowder in a bread bowl, the entree would be a Very Rare rib-eye steak with overstuffed potato on the side, a slice or two of Texas toast, oil & vinegar cole slaw, Charlotte Russe or chocolate lava cake for dessert, and to sip? Probably a flavored offee (hazelnut!) or toffee cappuccino

Hole ::  I love Donut Holes!!! Any kind!

Theater ::  Hopefully I'll be going to the theater on Christmas with my cousins on Christmas to see Star Wars

Polished ::  Polished silverware is pretty

Freak :: For reasons I'm not going into now, I would surely so call me one!

Griddle ::  I would love some pancakes staight off the griddle! Yum!

~~ Unconscious Mutterings

Sunday Stealing: Christmas Questions

From the archives!

1. Have you been naughty or nice this year?

~ A bit of both

2. What do you want most for Christmas?

~ Good healthy legs (no longer need a walker!), Cleaning service for my condo, Money

3. What is your favorite Christmas movie?

~ A Christmas Carol (the ones with Alaister Sims, and Albert Finney)

4. How many Christmas cards do you normally send out?

~ No money for stamps, no cards being sent

5. Do you still get a stocking?

~ No, I live alone, I don't bother with any decorations! Though that would be a cute idea  -each month purchase a small $5 gift for myself and wrap them, then each December hang a stocking with the gifts I've been buying all year and on Christmas open them

6. What is your favorite Christmas song?

~ O Holy Night, Stille Nacht (Mannheim Steamroller), Christmas Canon (Mannheim Steamroller)

7. What is your favorite Christmas tv special?

~ Rudolph

8. What is your favorite way to wrap gifts?

~ A very pretty gift bag, they can reuse it if they like!

9. What do you look forward to most at Christmas?

~ The spirit, the warmth and good will amongst people

10. What did you do for Christmas this year?

~ Hopefully I won't still be in the hospital (going in on Monday "for a couple days"), if I'm not and all is well I'll be going to see Star Wars with my cousins and somewhere for dinner afterwards.

11. Who do you want to kiss under the mistletoe?

~ My pizza delivery men, I'm naughty (nt a tipper) and maybe that may make up for it a little

12. What kind of Christmas tree do you have?

~ No Christmas tree

13. Did you take part in a Secret Santa?

~ Nope, I use to love that at various jobs I had

14. Did you go to any Christmas parties?

~ Nope. Not yet, I will be having a dinner with my brothers and sister next Saturday. I'm going into the hospital for a couple days on Monday, I hope I'm out by then. I'll be missing out on the Christmas party at my dialysis center on Tuesday.

15. How early do you wake up on Christmas morning?

~ Whenever. As a child with my family I would wake up EARLY (Very!), living alone with nobody around I wake up when I wake up. Christmas isn't what it once was for me, that's sad.

~~ Sunday Stealing