Thursday, September 22, 2016

Not one of our better days

Yesterday was not one of the best days in my life.
We got a good start, but when I started Firefly up to take him to the Coumadin clinic, the brake light came on. We checked and were low on brake fluid.
I climbed up to the rooftop storage to get our brake fluid out - and someone has stolen everything from that storage. Seriously. Someone paid enough attention to see we were not in the Firefly (as we live there, that's unusual enough) and it was someone who knows enough about RVs to climb the ladder, get on the roof, open the storage, and then steal a half bottle of brake fluid, and a half jug of oil. That's it. (Fortunately, pretty much all that was in there) I'm more hurt and disappointed than anything else. Especially since it has to have happened in the last two weeks, and almost HAS to have happened while Firefly was sitting in front of a hospital or dialysis clinic, or doctors office.
She was still stopping (good ol gal) so we took him to his clinic appointment laughing about people cutting in front of five tons of Detroit steel with no brakes. We planned to get some brake fluid on the way home. Only we didn't go home.
Instead we took James to the ER and he was admitted to the hospital.
He has fluid on one lung making it difficult for him to breathe.  Apparently just one of those things with congestive heart disease.  We may be here all weekend, though, as they have to wait for the warfarin to leave his system enough to do minor surgery and drain the lung.  Meanwhile, with the warfarin getting out of his system, I'll be holding my breath hoping he doesn't clot either the permacath now being used for hemodialysis off or clot the still maturing fistula and ruin it.  Life is such fun.
Definately not one of our better days :P

Friday, September 9, 2016

I am grateful for you

Thank you, dear readers, for hanging on with me through thick and thin, sickness and health, travel and stagnation. Last months Amazon money was the most it has been in a long time - from book sales and blog subscriptions.  That is such a great help to us now.  Thank you.

In general, things are improving for us.

The husband is steadily recovering from the dis-ease caused by the hospitaler doctor's mistakes and reaching a new point of equilibrium.  We have many days to go before he will return to his former health, if ever.  That said, the end of this month will see more testing and finally actual treatment for the problem that took him to the hospital in March of this year.

That's right - we've spent six month recovering from the "treatment" and now maybe he can get some treatment that is correct for him given his preexisting problems.  Some of which are now worse - because of the treatments prescribed by a doctor who didn't know him, wouldn't listen to us, etc.  But we are trying to put that behind us now and move forward.

My dear MIL has gifted me with a newer (used) computer to replace my poor old desktop.  I'm working on teaching the new machine to write, draw, edit photos, blog, and in general do the things I do.  Okay, I taught it to find Crunchyroll (for anime) and WRCPlus (for rally racing) first but hey...

So I am in the process of going through and moving files from the old computer to either the external harddrive or to the new computer.  As I find things I think you might enjoy, I will share.

Like for instance, all these pretty pictures of New Mexico sky.

 You suppose God is mad at them in that church for some reason?  Sorry I couldn't resist.

I shall be here - uh - when I'm here for the next few weeks, but I hope to be able to resume something like a normal life with a normal blogging schedule sometime this year.

But I am kind of off making "plans" these days.  Seems like it makes the gods fall over laughing, and then when they get up they rearrange them in such as way as to cause maximum misery.


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