Hello everyone. I thought I should check in with all of you because I had so many wonderful and thoughtful comments on my last post. I have a hard time comprehending just how wonderful it is to have girlfriends like you all over the world, who truly care about me and we haven’t even met. I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for being there for me.I went to my cardiologist visit yesterday and he has ordered a nuclear stress test for me in April. I still have tachycardia, but it’s not as severe as it was when I saw him in December, so he is recommending to hold off on the ablation for now, which is wonderful news to me. He doesn’t know what is causing the chest pain and fatigue and so hopefully the test will enlighten us on that. If it doesn’t show anything, I guess that would be good news that there are no blockages anyway.
I have completed 15 dishcloths for the church with one more almost ready to come off of the needles. I have made a big dent in my bin of scrap cotton yarn. I also have the pattern and cotton ready to begin a kitchen towel like Nancy’s who is “Wyoming Breezes” over on my sidebar. She has included a link to the free pattern on Ravelry.
I forgot to say earlier that I did ask the doctor about the meds causing me to feel down and he said that’s not a typical side effect from the ones I’m, on so that was a relief. I think it’s a combination of the long winter, frustration over my back and then dealing with these chest pains and fatigue. All of them together just got to be a little too much. I could tell he was somewhat peeved at me that I hadn’t taken one medication that he prescribed me. But when I read the side effects I decided I would rather take my chances. :-) Sometimes I think they just automatically prescribe medications and don’t think of the side effects. That particular one causes low blood pressure, tachycardia and anxiety. Three things that I already have without making them worse.
I’m getting excited. My big sister Melanie is coming to visit me. She will be here April 9-16. We don’t get to see each other very often and we plan on doing lots and lots of talking. Poor Dennis. Seriously, he doesn’t care how much we talk. He enjoys her company just as much as I do. We used to take trips sometimes with Melanie and her husband Mike. The guys wouldn’t say a word and we never stopped talking. They said that they had a great time with each other. How do guys do that anyway? So often they seem to communicate fine without using any words. But then again, I use enough for both of us! Ha!
Anyway, I’m really excited to see her. If you would have told me when we were children how much I would enjoy her company when we got older, I wouldn’t have believed you. She picked on me something fierce. But she always protected me too. I guess that’s being a big sister isn’t it?
I have my nuclear stress test on the 17th, the day after she goes home. I wanted to be able to enjoy our time together and not have to see any doctors during that week.
I hope you’re all having a lovely day and I’ll be back soon.
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14