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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Follow-up From The Quick Note

Well. It's surgery for sure. My doctor won't know exactly what to do until he opens up the knee. Then it will be one of two, I guess I can say projects(?) that he will have to undertake.
The first project, he will only have to take out the plastic part that the femur sits on and replace it with a better piece that will keep the leg from bending forward or he will take out the whole old knee mechanism  and cut down part of the tibia and put in a hinge which will have to be operated on yet again later to reset or reposition it through time. 
Tomorrow morning I have to go in and preregister and get lab work and an EKG. Then I'm good to go for the rest of the week. I have a lot of cooking to do before next week so David has something good to eat. Then I have to clean extra good so that I hope the house will still be clean when I get home. I have to remind David to water my plants outside every other day so they don't die because I forgot to tell him to do that and I lost more than half of my courtyard and front yard plants. It really pissed me off. So this time I am moving everything into the courtyard and that way I can tell him to just water all the courtyard plants. He can't go wrong unless he forgets. Then I'll have a reason to kill him. 
Anywho, that's what has happened for today.

Quick Note

Sorry I didn't post yesterday. I was under the weather literally. There is a so-called cold front almost on top of us at this moment (9:55am) and I've been feeling that fucker for days. I was in a load of pain yesterday. For some strange reason, I always feel so much pain when a weather front is one day out from us. Then the pain dissipates as the front passes. 
Anywho, I'm ready to go see my ortho surgeon in a minute and I felt I needed to check in to let all y'all that I'm fine now. I had the x-rays of my knee on Friday afternoon and they were sure to get my good side. The doctor has them now and we will talk of many things and surgery will be one of them. So I have to be on my way now and I'll talk when I get back. Ciao.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

It's Thursday

Something funny to do for those that have time on their hands. Go to the Google page and click on the word "images." Then when the box comes up in the middle of the page, type in the word idiot and then press enter and see what comes up. It's priceless.
Okay, back to regular shit. I have an appointment tomorrow morning with my rheumatologist. It usually takes twenty minutes of a wait time for only two minutes of him asking if I feel okay. That's it. That's all. Just a waste of my time and my husband has to take off just to drive me up there and back. *Sigh* Some days it's just not worth it to chew through the restraints. The Plaquenil is working. The swelling in my hands and joints has gone down considerably. It's just, I wish I didn't have to see him but once a year.
After that, I have to go get another x-ray of my right knee before the surgery. So, we will be heading to the hospital for that and to pre-admit to get all the paperwork done. And then after that, I would love to go out to eat for dinner but I'm sure I'll end up in so much pain I'll really want more than anything to just go home and lie on the sofa with Lucy
The weather is getting worse. I think Mother Nature is pissed and wants us off the planet. No. Really. She is wreaking havoc with everyone in the east by flooding y'all out. Trying to bake us in the southwest and trying to burn us in the west. I don't have a clue what is happening in the north but don't count yourselves lucky just yet. She has plans for all y'all. Just you hold on. She'll get to y'all promptly.
Well, since it's Thursday, I have two loads of laundry to finish. Then maybe I'll try to take a little nap or not. I haven't been sleeping well. My knee, my back, aw hell, everything hurts. I just can't sleep. I tried everything now. I even took two sleeping aids, which I shouldn't and nothing. I'm wide awake, just moving real slow. Lucy pisses me off because she can fall asleep even standing up. Yes! I kid you not. She was staring at me and fell asleep. I can't get over it. She will sleep all day if I don't keep her busy following me. She's something else and David says she's spoiled rotten. I'm rambling again. I have work to get to. 

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Tickle Me Tuesday

I love some of the TED talks out there. Some are very informative, some are funny. This is one of the funny ones. This is James Veitch. He's a British comedian and writer.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Scatter Brained

I'm running late with my post this morning, sorry about that. Ever have one of those days where it seems that you're a bit screwed up in the memory department? Well, that seems to be the case for me. I keep starting to do shit and then forget and start doing something else and then get sidetracked and start doing something else. It's a vicious cycle. I was going to repot my pineapple plants and felt it was too hot so I decided to vacuum the living room and bedroom. That got sidetracked because I stripped the bed and started the linens in the washer then I unloaded the dishes in the kitchen and started putting things away and then Spunky wanted out so I let him out and noticed the plants in the TV room needed watering and got sidetracked from that when I let Spunky back inside I decided to sweep because I noticed the floor was dirty. When I got to the hallway I noticed the bathroom needed to be cleaned and started that, and on and on and on. What the FUCK y'all? My mind is preoccupied that's what it is. Well, I think that's what it is. So, now I have a vacuum sitting in the bedroom, not done. Dishes on the kitchen counter, not put away, plants not watered, and a bathroom half cleaned and the house half swept. WTF indeed!?! Everything is back to normal now. I finally backtracked and I completed each chore. So, I'm happy about that.
Hey, did anyone realize that in the cartoon movie, Yellow Submarine, the Beatles didn't do their own voices? It's true look it up here. I was thinking about the movie Yellow Submarine last night and I thought I would investigate who wrote and produced it. I was really surprised to find the Beatles voices were not their own. I found out a whole butt load of shit on that movie that I didn't know. You have to go read about it. It's kinda interesting.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Yes, Yes I am

Don't be surprised if I tell you now that David is probably planning to either divorce me in the very near future or kill me and make it look like an accident, which won't be hard to do because I am the most accident prone bitch this side of the Mississippi and Bravos rivers. I fell again but this time my right knee gave out. I was able to get up but dayum, that hurt. I fell right after getting out of bed this morning so I didn't have time to put on my leg brace. I'm rambling again.
Anywho, I'm costing that man a lot of money in medical bills. Before he even met me he never saw a doctor except for a bad ear infection and that was when he was just starting high school. Now he sees our doctor every four months and I'm seeing three doctors one every three months. It's getting ridiculous. I told David we need to cut down and see the family doc once a year, my pain doc once every six months and my rheumatoid doc every six months. Otherwise, we are going to be in the poor house inside of a year.
Well, it's Thursday. I have a butt load of laundry to do today but I'm going to break it into four loads. Two for today and two for tomorrow. I really hate doing laundry on weekends because David likes to drag me out of the cave and take me places. So I generally have a thing about no housework or laundry on weekends. Today I'm doing white clothes and towels and then I'll do the jeans after. Tomorrow it will be his work clothes and then my clothes. It works out pretty well that way. I have nothing to do over the weekend but maybe watch some TV, lounge around or watch him putter around in the yard while I drink iced cold lemonade. Sigh, the hard life of a Texas housewife. Whatevah shall I do?

Monday, July 16, 2018

It's Monday - UGH

Sorry, I'm late posting today but I had to go sign the insurance paperwork for my surgery. As I said it's going to be on the 6th of next month. I'm not too happy about it but it has to be done. It's only 3 days in the hospital so that's not too bad. David will be off the day I come home. He doesn't have to take off. I can fend for myself. I'll be getting around with a walker and besides, Lucy will be hired on as my nurse where she will spend most of the day sleeping next to me while I have my leg up and I'm reading. So there's that.
David did the grocery shopping on Saturday morning because I didn't feel good. I gave him the list and he's pretty good at sticking to it so I didn't worry. But when I finished cleaning the bathroom and I was putting my cleaning bucket away under the kitchen sink I noticed a large bag of wild rice on the kitchen counter. He often leaves stuff out that needs to go into pantry containers but this was ridiculous. On the counter was a huge bag of wild rice. I'm talking 20 fucking pounds of it. What the fuck am I going to do with 20 pounds of rice? I even asked him that and he came back with, "you had on the list a BIG bag, so I got a BIG bag." David always tries to piss me off and make it funny. So here I am grabbing all my large containers for the rice to be poured into. He did the pouring and laughed the whole time about it saying that this rice should last a couple of days.  We filled three large plastic containers to the very top. They are now in my pantry on the floor. I need to be more explicit when I make the grocery list next week. He's going to find out just how explicit I can be. I have plans for you David.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Lucy Plays Dead and Other Shit

Last night Lucy jumped onto our bed while we were getting ready to go to sleep. She laid down between us and pretended she was dead. David lifted her paw and it fell limp. She wasn't moving. So he said I had to give her CPR. So I scooted her over to my side of the bed and she still played dead. I put my head to her chest and listened to her heart, it was madly thumping. I said her heart is beating. David said to give her mouth to mouth. So, I took her mouth and gently opened it and blew a small puff of air into it. She instantly jumped up. David shouted Lazaris has risen! Lucy promptly ran from our bedroom. We slept very well last night, giggling.
So, I went to see my orthopedic surgeon on Wednesday afternoon. I'm going to have the surgery on my right knee done on the first Monday of August. That's the 6th. It will be basically exploratory unless he finds the plate on the tibia is loose then it will end up as replacement surgery. I'm hoping that everything will go fine for either choice. I know it will be a replacement because I show all the signs. My leg hurts right below the knee when I walk with or without the leg brace. My doctor said that is a sign that the tibial plate came loose when I slipped and fell back in April. But he will check everything first to see if replacement is absolutely necessary. He's a great doctor, I trust him.
OY!! I wish!!
Since I'm going to be down for a while I told David I want this yard and house ship shape. So this weekend and the following two weekends will be mostly cleaning and be getting things put right. He will have to clean the yard like I wanted him to do and help me carry the books back into the small room off the kitchen that I use for a library. We freshly painted the room and now I want the books back in the bookcases and I really want the treadmill in there too.
This is the kind of treadmill we have. This type of board would be perfect for my laptop.
I want him to make a work desk for the treadmill so I can blog, read and surf the net on my laptop while walking after surgery. I also need to remind him to water the hanging baskets and my fruit plants every other day so I will have to set up a calendar reminder on his computer when to water and what he needs to do around the house like laundry for only one week. I'm thinking because I was up and around walking with a cane after a week with my leg up on pillows last time, I should be able to take care of things by myself again. So this will only be one week of chores for him. 

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