Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Weathering Thanksgiving and the weather

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving.  We spent it in Albuquerque with all of our children, grandchildren, parents and Paul's sister and boyfriend.  We (meaning me) ate too much but God is gracious and I still managed to lose a pound at the doctor today.  We had a wonderful 80th birthday party for my mother the Sunday before Thanksgiving and saw many old friends as well as my brothers and their wives, a niece and her children and a great nephew.  So good to see everyone.  I am working on Christmas Day but will have family here so am looking forward to 2 days before Christmas and 2 days after Christmas off.
There is a new doctor at the bariatric center.  She is very nice but is still learning where the port is placed.  She tried today but after all was not done she knew when to stop and let the more experienced doctor put the fill in.  They only put in one ml so now I thing I have 5.5 ml in.  This is the point we had problems before so I am praying everything will be okay this time.  On liquids again but at least I usually lose on those.  Just for two days, then mushies for two days and then regular food.  I find that I can eat my salad at work and then I don't have to keep some in the house that Paul can't eat them.  He is allergic to lettuce and other fresh fruits and vegetables so we cook the ones we eat at home.  We make it work.  All in all a good several weeks and the future looks wonderful.  May  all have a great week and more and may God bless you in all ways.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Same song, second verse

It actually could be the third verse but I've lost count.  After three weeks with no saline, I had gained 4 pounds.  However, things seem to have healed so we added 3 ml of saline yesterday.  So far, so good.  I'm on liquids until Friday, then soft foods until Sunday.  I hope they had something soft at the wedding I'm going to in Phoenix this weekend :)
Had a great time today.  Went with a friend to "Shop Hop".  What this entails is going, in a week's time, to 9 quilt shops in the Tucson area.  We drove from Northeast Tucson to Green Valley to Sahuarita to Benson to Sierra Vista and back to Northeast Tucson and then home.  I had already gone to the three shops on my side of town which my friend will hit tomorrow.  The last one I'll go to on Friday on the way to the wedding in Casa Grande.  Then my name goes in a drawing for 9 big baskets (1 from each shop) and also for the grand prize of a Brother sewing machine.  I got some fabric I'd been looking for and lots of goodies from the shops.  I'm tired but it was a good day, despite having liquids all day.  Back to work tomorrow........