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Friday, January 22, 2016

Non-productive...that's me this week.

Hello everybody.  Gosh! What a week I've had.  In my last post I mentioned I wasn't feeling well.  I had my MRI for my back spasms on Wednesday, (the results were in this morning and all is well there.)  to do the MRI, they had to turn my pacemaker off and then back on when they were done.  They also "interrogated" it, which means they run a print out of all activity of my heart for the past several months.  The technician looked at me and said, "Have you been feeling okay?"  I said nope, I haven't.  Apparently, since the end of November, I have had "several dozen" episodes of tachycardia when my heart was beating over 155 beats per minutes.  Many were well over 200!  No wonder I've been tired.  Apparently it has been at it's worst the past couple of weeks when I've felt so dizzy and shaky.

Yesterday they started me on a medication that is supposed to help.  It hasn't yet. :-). When I went for the MRI follow up this morning, they took my BP and sent me directly across the street to the cardiologist because it was so high. So I go back to the cardiologist again next Tuesday.  All this after being in the emergency room for most of Wednesday night.  A thoroughly yucky week.  

I don't mean to complain and be a "downer".  This is NOT normal for me, I usually keep pretty busy and I'm not happy about this stuff at all.  Especially because we have a CRUISE planned for next week to Mexico.  It has taken me years to talk my dear husband into going on a cruise.  We got a absolutely amazing deal on this one and if we have to cancel because of me I won't be a happy girl. :-(. Right now my doctors are split on whether they want me to go.

Okay.  Enough of that.  This and one other pair of mittens are all I've managed to complete so far since my last post.  I do like this blue color don't you?  If anyone would like a copy of the pattern, please just email me at queenbetsy2@gmail.com and I will be happy to send a copy to you.  I don't think it's on line anywhere.
I think I already posted this last month, but it's one of my favorites.  Papa reading to Piper.  She's eating a "roreo" as she calls them.  Dennis is wearing a sweater I knit him last winter. It's his favorite which makes me happy.  Mandy is hunkered down for the predicted blizzard.  I jut talked to her and it started snowing at their house about a half hour ago.  I'm praying all will be safe and the storm isn't as bad as predicted.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I'm sorry that this was a more depressing post, but that was my life this week.  Doctors, doctors and the emergency room!  Next week WILL be better.

"Let us approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:16

Blessings always,
Betsy


16 comments:

  1. Betsy, there is no need to apologize for a downer post.. we are all human and have our ups and downs and I for one want to know how things are going even when you're going through a difficult time. That's what friends are for.. being there for you during the good and the bad. I'm so bummed to read of these issues and I do hope the doctors let you go on your trip. If you take it easy and don't go overboard (haha) with activities, it might even relax you? I hope so! Lets hope the docs figure out how to get things working right. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Sending prayers your way sweet friend. You certainly have had a horrible time lately with your health. Prayers that your doctors will figure all this out very soon and have you back on the mend and on that boat in no time! :) Blessings always sweet friend. :)

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  3. Doesn't sound like you are having a time this week. You are in my prayers and hope you feel a little better soon. I am also hoping that you are able to go on your cruise. Take care.

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  4. I hope you feel better soon. You may get an email from me re: the pattern!!

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  5. Hopefully they will be able to get you under control so you can still go. Prayers for you.

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  6. You are in my thoughts and prayers my dear, dear friend. I am so sorry you have been unwell and you are still having issues with your heart and the pacemaker. I am so glad you are able to share with us Betsy, life is joyful and can be very frustrating. I am here if you need to chat.
    Meredith

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  7. I pray God blesses you with good health and that you will be able to go on your trip. I know how hard it is to get hubby on board (haha) on going on a cruise. I'm trying to get my hubby to go on one.

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  8. Thank you for keeping us posted on your latest, Betsy. At least the doctors now have more info to help you feel better. I hope you are able to go on your cruise, feeling great, and are able to come back feeling rested and full of good memories. Please feel free to text me. If I don't respond right away, I will as soon as I can. I am wondering how my son's family are going to fair in the blizzard, too! Love with hugs :)

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  9. Crikey no wonder Youve been feeling under the weather - but how fascinating that they can interrogate it and get a sort of data dump! Amazing! I really really hope the doctors allow you to go on the cruise. Surely some downtime would be beneficial. Will keep everything crossed for you,
    Jillxxx

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  10. NO worries about the post tone. You have lots in your heart right now. Cardiology is something they know so much about. Be a good knitting patient.

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  11. You certainly aren't being a downer, Becky. You are just telling us the facts of your life at the moment. It certainly helps to get it out and release it to the universe so that you can feel better about what's going on. I do hope they get you all sorted out. Our health is so very important and many of us take it for granted. You already knitted so many mittens so no wonder you needed a little break, plus you've had a lot going on. I hope you are able to go on the cruise. Stay positive! Hugs and blessings, Tammy

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  12. Oops, I think I wrote Becky instead of Betsy -- sorry about that. Too many blogs open at one time. :)

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  13. I am SO sorry Betsy that you've been facing health challenges this week, but it's good that they know you've been having trouble so they can treat you for the tachycardia! I hope you are able to take your cruise too:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  14. Forgot to say--love that pic of your hubby and granddaughter:)

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  15. Oh Betsy, I read this and feel so badly for you. You must be so concerned. And then, with the cruise right around the corner, I can only imagine your disgust. I sure hope the new meds will be working soon, and that you will be right as rain in no time.
    Much love to you dear friend. You are in my prayers.
    Love,
    Kris

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  16. I hope you are okay from the storm Betsy. It was so nice that you would leave me a comment on my last post. Thank you. I love the mittens and really wish I had kept up on my learning to knit when I was a young mother. I should give it a go again maybe.
    You are amazing at knitting. That sweater your husband is wearing is awesome! Your little Piper is darling too.

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