Here it is 2012 already and I still don't feel like Blogging. My mind is just not into it and rightfully so. The end of 2011 brought some scary surprises for me.
The week before Christmas I had a TIA ( Transient Ischemic Attack ). In other words another mini stroke. This one was different from the one that I had in 2009. I was talking to Katie's friends and all of a sudden my words didn't sound right. I really didn't know what was going on so I stopped talking and it sort of passed.
As the next week went by my arm kept feeling numb on and off. Again, I just ignored it. Then on Christmas Eve at my son's house, just before we were to open the gifts, my talking got all jumbled up again.
You know what you want to say but it just doesn't come out right. Long story short, my husband and son insisted I go to the hospital.
Oh joy of joy. I'm being nice here. That wasn't exactly what I was thinking. I was so mad and embarrassed. Yes embarrassed. Everyone was there and I didn't want to leave. I really wasn't in my right mind at the time. Fortunately after having a CT scan seeing that there wasn't any damage, they let me go home with the promise that I would go back on my Plavix. I had stopped taking it some time ago because of the expense but I guess I'm taking it again.
So that is how I spent my Christmas. The Kids came over the next day with our gifts that we had brought to there house. This way we at least didn't miss out on some of the gift giving with the grandkids.
I did manage to finish my sons afghan and I think he really did like it.
|Here's what it looks like finished.|
|My son Frank getting the noisy car working that we bought for Jack!!|
Don't get me wrong, I am very grateful that everything turned out alright. But it's a very scary thing to go through. This is the fourth time in three years. The doctors all say that I have thick blood. So it's blood thinners and aspirin for me.
|Christmas Day 2011.|
I wasn't able to get any other pictures of Christmas. We were all eating loads of wonderful food at my son's house. And then I had to leave but Katie was able to stay. My daughter-in-law brought her home later.
So hopefully you can understand why I haven't wanted to be around much. I have been rearranging my house and my life. I am feeling better now that the Plavix has had time to get through my system.
My knees are doing great. I've been riding my bike 15 to 20 minutes each day. My goal is 30 minutes a day five to six days a week. By summer I'd like to make it up to an hour.
I go to see my family doctor tomorrow and I'm dreading it. He doesn't know what happened yet. But I must face the inevitable!!
I sure did miss all of my blog friends and am glad to be back visiting again. I guess the Holidays were just a bit too busy and stressful for me.
I am looking forward to the New Year. I would like a year of good health. Yes, that would be my wish for us all.