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Saturday, October 28, 2006


...and you wonder what is so wonderful about Saturday - no doctors! After going through all the trouble of getting my Plan D to accept one medication my one doctor decided to change me to something else. The other one wasn't working anyway.

Now my pulmonary doctor has to put me on a different kind of inhaler - the one I use they are not going to sell in the States any more. Maybe they aren't going to make it at all but I bet not - they will sell it over seas. Had to get a medically needed prescription from his to break up this congestion I have be having pretty bad.

Boy did he read me the riot act about putting off my appointments - I promised that I would keep my appointment in six weeks.

Steve gets to go to the doctor this coming Tuesday and have the brace removed from his arm. This time they said they would do exrays and see how it is doing.

We are just falling apart here. There will be a break in a while. Just now with all the new meds my doctors want to see how they are doing so the early appointments.

Just spent an hour cleaning out all the old inhalers (ones I didn't need to use) and found some old ones from a long time ago that I have been off of for a couple of years! Time to get the medicine under control.

I have been using my digital carmeras so much I forgot I had three cameras that take film - what I thought was empty film canisters I started to toss and thought gee those feel heavy - yep - film - good film. Guess I am going to have to take some old fashioned pictures and use it up before it goes bad. Color and black and white - getting excited about experimenting again.

Gotta go - groceries are waiting or we won't have anything but fish to eat and Steve says he is tired of fish.

Monday, October 23, 2006

A Prayer

This is for all canine lovers out there. My Aunt gave it to me many years ago - someone had given it to her. I found it while cleaning out some papers - I thought I had lost it.


Treat me kindly, my beloved maser, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness than the loving heart of me.

Do not break my spirit with a stick. For though I should lick your hand between the blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me to do.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the worlds greatest music as you must know by the firece wagging of my tail when your footsteps fall upon my waiting ear.

When it is cold and wet please take me inside - for I am no longer used to bitter elements and I ask no greater glory then the privilege of sitting at your feet by the hearth.

Though if you had no home, I would follow you through ice and snow, then rest upon the softest pillow, in the warmest home in all the land.

For you are my master and I am your devoted worshiper.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water - for although I should not reproach you were it dry - I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well to romp and play and do your bidding. To walk by your side and stand ready, willing and able to protect you with my life - should your life be in danger.

And beloved master, should the Great Master see fit to deprive me of health or sight, do not turn away from me, rather, hold me gently in your arms as skilled hands grant me the merciful boon of eternal rest. And I will leave you knowing - with the last breath I drew - my fate was ever safest in your hands.


Sunday, October 22, 2006

Crash - NO Pictures

Would you believe the one time I didn't drop my camera in my purse was the day I really needed it.

I was putting air in my tires and needed to pull the truck up some I looked down to put in drive and when I looked up there was a car two feet from me! I could not get my foot on the brake. Thankfully I was going very slow.

Well the lady's bumper was pretty much finished off. We exchanged insurance info and since it didn't happen on a street but a private place we didn't need to call the sheriff.

You can bet that camera stays in my purse from now on.


Guess we are just fated to live with a lizard in the house. Another one has taken up residence. He hasn't found his way to the water yet but I am sure he will.
We kept hearing a thump thump on the window and it was a dragon fly. I don't know if he was seeing his reflection or just didn't know the glass was there. I got the picture when he seemed stunned a bit and was resting.

It won't be long now before Steve goes back to the doctor and gets a verdict on his arm. He had done every thing they told him to do - which isn't much - keep it strapped down and do some gentle moving of the arm while it is dangling.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Good News

Let's see what to start with - Steve's worker's comp has come through with the money he has suppose to be receiving - which you can imagine is a big weight off of his mind and mine.

My doctor listened to me about a medicine that was not working for me and changed it just when the insurance company decided to let me have the other medicine. Confusing isn't it? Just knowing that I am trying a new medicine is making me feel better. At least I know now the doctor will listen if I tell him that this one isn't working.

Has anyone had their doctor prescribe blogging for them. Mine did. The last time I saw him I told him about my blogging so the first things he asked me was how was my blogging and when I told him I had to slow down on it he told me to go back to it. So if any one says anything about me being on the computer I can truthfully say that I have doctor's orders.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Gee I was up once this morning had coffee took my medicine like a good little girl then crashed again till this afternoon. Spent all day at the clinic. The doctor knew something was wrong but couldn't pin point it. They even took exrays afraid I had pnemonia. When they let me go with a perscription for antibiotics I almost wished I had stayed home and just toughed it out. But that isn't a wise thing to do.

Well our lizard is gone - not to the happy hunting grounds but to the happy out doors. He was getting a little skinny and I was afraid for him so I got him - he wasn't afraid of me any more - and put him out side. I hope he is doing better out there.

Wow, I feel like I could lay down again. The doctors always say get plenty of rest and I have been doing that.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Moocher sleeeepiiing

This really isn't a post about Moocher sleeping it is a post about us watching with envy as he sleeps so peacefully.
After a whirlwind of doctors for both of us it has been a tiring couple of weeks. Things have slowed down some now. Steve has a new type of support for his arm that comes off in four weeks. This time his doctor is going to take exrays and see what is going on in Steve's arm.
And as Moocher sleeps in these strange positions we plan on calling it an evening soon. As soon as the poker ends which I hear is over now. Steve has been waiting to see the end of this tournament.