Friday, April 1, 2011

Older

Ready To Trade in My Legs

My birthday was this week.  I am older, but am not getting any wiser.  I keep getting myself into the same painful spots I have already been in.  Short of quitting walking, quitting working, and quitting driving I don't know how to stop overdoing it.  Oh well....

Took my Mom to the vascular surgeon  yesterday.  Great news, her abdmonial aortic aneurysm is not at a danger point yet, and per the vascular surgeon she will need to come in every year for an ultrasound and a checkup.  He said as slowly as it is growing, she may never need surgery.  He said for aneuryisms less than 5 cm wide (hers is 4.5 cm wide) watchful waiting is the only treatment.  My mother who had been building castles of disaster in the air (a lifelong habit) was very relieved, as I was, to hear this.  WooHoo!!!  Her aneuryism is right where the abdominal aorta turns into the left and right arteries that go down the legs, so it was lower than I thought it was.

I have had a lot of pain today, but I soldiered on and got Mom to where she needed to go.  Hoping April is going to be the month this all turns around and everything is better.  The fatigue is very bad, and driving is very hard to do without pulling over every so many miles and napping.  I feel it will be a very long drive to St. Louis next week.  Sigh....

I am going to try to work tomorrow.  I have lots to do and not much time to do it in.  Arriving at work is going to depend on how much I aggravated The Legs taking Mom to the doctor.  Hoping I recover while I sleep!

11 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I hope you can find a day (hour) with less pain & celebrate. :)

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  2. Migrainista, Emily: I'm getting so old I am thinking about doing a rollback on birthdays just like Wal-Mart does on prices! Wonder how many years I can knock off???

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  3. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a healthier year this year! I'm with you on the rollbacks.

    I know how hard it is to not overdo it. I think we want to make up for our lost time and prove that we are the still the same. It does stink getting older.

    I'm glad mom's aneuryism doesn't need surgery. Take care.

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  4. Happy Birthday!!! I hope it was or is as painfree as possible!!

    God Bless~
    Debbie

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  5. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday to you. Happy Birthday dear Winnnnnnnny. Happy Birthday to you! Rah Rah! Dear one I do hope it was a good one, pain free as much as it can be. Love you answer on the Roll back. Or drive backwards not to advance to Odometer. Blessings.

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  6. take care ~~~ visiting here with a smile ~~~

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  7. MP, Jessica, Sue, Debbie Jean, JBR: Thanks so much for the birthday blessings. Been a hard week here on the homestead, have a relative doing a meltdown (not me not my mom) due to an addiction.

    Mr. Lonely - thanks for stopping by again. I checked out your blog again, and your English is soooo much better than even it was last year!!! That is very hard to do, so congratulastions. Hoping everything is fine down in your section of the world.

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