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Christmas Season

The Christams season is here and I am so blessed that Dave is a survivor and with me.   Dave wanted to go to the store a couple days ago to shop, which is a big deal for him, since he doesn't go to the stores anymore. We planned it out and off we went. Got him situated in his wheel chair in the store, flipped his feet rests up so he could motate under his own steam, I stopped to look at something for a minute looked up and he was gone!!! How do you lose a 200 lb man in a wheelchair?? :

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Christmas Season

The Christams season is here and I am so blessed that Dave is a survivor and with me.   Dave wanted to go to the store a couple days ago to shop, which is a big deal for him, since he doesn't go to the stores anymore. We planned it out and off we went. Got him situated in his wheel chair in the store, flipped his feet rests up so he could motate under his own steam, I stopped to look at something for a minute looked up and he was gone!!! How do you lose a 200 lb man in a wheelchair?? :

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A new normal?

Good Morning, beautiful pink and purple sunrise, before the rain starts   Since Dave has been home from the hospital, 2 weeks now, it seems like we have a new normal, and not really for the best.   His visiting nurse has signed off on him, after his check up x-ray which showed him pneumia has gone.. YIPPEE, so is such a blessing and good news.   I know that Dave has been through ALOT with the TIA and pneumia, but, I thought things would be back to normal by now.. silly me. He goes t

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home and healing

Good Morning,   Watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee, and my dogs, lol. This is my favorite time of day, all is quiet and peaceful for a bit.   Dave is home from the hospital and healing. The healing seems to be going slowly this time, but is going in the right direction, so I am happy. He has a nurse (I requested this) that comes in a couple times a week to make sure the pnemia is going and that we have no set backs, occupational therapy also comes in, physical therapy therapy c

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I'm so excited (thank you Jan)

Dave had his appt today with his primary care Dr. I have finally convinced Dave that a rolleraid with a seat would be a good thing for him since he can't walk all that far without having to sit down. THANK YOU JAN.. for your story, I read it to Dave and that was the final tipping in favor of it... so it's been ordered and it s hould be in withing the next week or so.... I'm so excited for him, now he can go out with more confidence! HE also got his flu shot, so that is covered for yet anoth

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rolled in butter

I had a bit of a flu bug yesterday and slept a good part of the day away.... Dave was really good about it. About 3:30pm yesterday he looks at me, like only Dave can all pouty and cute, lol. And, says he would like to go and see his mum in town. Ughhh... I love his mom dearly she is such a sweetie... but, I'm still not feeling 100% I am dressed in flannel pj pants and an old sweat shirt... clean but old.. lol.. So, I tell him okay, but, I am not changing my clothes..   Off we go to his m

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thankful

Wednesday is the 2nd year anniversary of Dave's brainstem stroke. I am so thankful that my husband and bestfriend is still here with me, and still making babysteps in recovery. It has been a tough couple years, dec 07 emergent triple bypass... less then 90 days latter we find out the graphs are 85% blocked and has to have another emergency procedure... less then 30 days after that, one of the stents is "pinched" and blood is flowing backwards somewhere in his heart, so they fix that. All th

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stress

Dave spent last week in hospital last week, he had/has been extremely dizzy to the point of almost losing consciousness. The "local" dr's determined it was NOT his heart. His cardiologist is not of the same line of thinking.   He has an EEG next week finally, I am torn between hoping they find something and can fix it and not wanting to find anything and all these symptoms just disapear and fix themselves...... his blood pressure is all over the map, he can't hardly walk 20 feet wi

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haven't blogged in a while

because it felt like everytime I opened my mouth it was whining or something negative.   I keep remembering what I was taught growing up.... "if you have nothing nice to say then don't say anything" :nuhuh:   The last 6 weeks with Dave has been TOUGH in and out of hospital, caught him smoking which didn't go over well. But yesterday we went to his Cardiologist for a check up and as of this moment (hopefully many more momenets) he is doing very well and on track!! :happy new yea:

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beautiful sunrise

all pink coming up over the pond... hmmm so peaceful.   So, kinda excited yet a bit scared. Dave and I go this morning to the VA and get taught how to give him his insulin shots. I dunno I think this one is up to Dave.... makes my tummy queasy thinking about it, lol. Hmmm unless he gives me one of those, i'm not listening to you days, you don't know anything thennnnnnn i'll be able to stick him with a needle.. lol, just kidding. We go back to Dr's again on MOnday to talk antidepre

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beautiful sunny day

supposed to touch 70 degrees today... perfect for puttering outside.   Dave had his check up post heart stents yesterday... on the whole it went very well. I think I might have annoyed the cardiologist a bit though. He told me Dave's heart was doing great all fixed... blah blah blah. ... I smiled and said that is great, but we were told the same thing after the bypass surgery in December 07, AND then i demanded an echocardiogram as proof!!! LOL... he did have the courtesy to smile a

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beautiful but cold day here

it's so pretty outside today, the sun is shining but it is coooold. I decided to take Dave out for a car ride today, so we bundeled up and took off for a few hours. We drove by a tractor supply store and he decided he wanted to go inside (yuck, my least favorite store, We walked around for an about an hour and he saw some thermal long underwear on sale that he had to have, i didn't know that a tractor store sold such things, lol. I took him to ponderosa for lunch, which we both overindu

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sorry to be out of touch

for such a long time. Been busy closing down the office, it's bittersweet, but at leassst it's closed now and I don't have to worry about it. It was tough though, in the middle of getting everything sold and moved Dave had to have an emergency triple heart bypass in december. It went very well considering that the doctors said that if they hadn't caught it he would be dead within 3 days. They had him on a nitroglycerin drip for the day proceeding the surgery. As of this moment his heart is

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Happy Monday

Morning, it's raining and dreary here in Michigan, makes you want to just stay in bed with a good book and cuddle up. Dave and I had a great weekend, puttering around getting a few things done outside before the "winter" still lots more though to do, none of my flower pots are away, pool is still open, oh well it'll all get done. Friends seemed to have been coming and going alllllllll weekend, it's funny they always seem to come at meal time, it's good for Dave to have people around, keeps

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happy friday everyone

I love to laugh and look at things as 1/2 full not 1/2 empty, if i didn't I would be a big puddle of tears and depression. Dave has told me a few times that I am very entertaining... which I do take as a compliment. So today is a little about me for a minute.. I am only 43..sheesh never thought I would say "only 43" hahaha, but I have finally admitted to myself that I might be in peri menopause, the last few months I have been waking up several times a nite in my own personal swimming pool...

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Just got back from VA

It seems to have went well. We met with a very nice lady there that accepts the paperwork and puts it in order, dots i's and crosses t's. She did change a few things, said that I was very organized with all the extra paperwork that I had brought even though it was not asked for, like a copy of his credit report, his papers from when he was in the service, list of all prescriptions from Jan 1 to current from the pharmacy with the total cost of them, etc... so please please I pray that he is ac

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paperwork... :)

I am taking Dave to the VA tomorrow morning to try and get him VA benefits. He has no health insurance and it has been very hard. This may sound silly, but I've been drowning in paperwork all morning and loving it, getting together all the VA papers that are required and that I think might be required, lol. I've made a contact there with a very nice lady, (so far) she told me to bring all paperwork in to her and she would go through it all for us, just to make sure everything is done prope

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i've heard blogging is good for the soul

OK, (big breath) now that I am here, i don't know what to write or where to start.   I am a caregiver for my husband who is a stroke survivor, he had a stroke Jan 14, 2007. It seems he is also suffering from Central Pain Syndrome. I can not imagine the extent of pain that he feels on a daily basis, and I feel very helpless cause there is nothing I can really do to help him with the pain. My instinct is to just hold him, but he says that just makes him hurt more!! My natural instinct

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