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RE:WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2014 CHECK-IN
(Date Posted:01/08/2014 9:30 PM)

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MY POST JUST DISAPPEARED....I WAS LISTENING TO MY 

MOM TALKING WITH MY BROTHER AND WHEN I TURNED 

BACK TO FINISH MY POST IT WAS GONE.  AND SO AM I.

HUGS, LOU ANN
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RE:WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2014 CHECK-IN
(Date Posted:01/08/2014 10:59 PM)


 

Me, me, me, ME, me, me ,me 

And tomorrow, when I'm through singing that song, I'll talk about You, You, You! 

I really have tried (unsuccessfully, I admit) not to say too much about my upcoming biopsy, but I've been stressed to the 9s about it.   First the Periodontist sense of urgency and seeming to feel I shouldn't wait until after Christmas, and then my own research online.   

The reference that stood out the most to me was if the "thing" was on one side of the tongue but not both, the side not the top or bottom, and didn't cause pain, it should be looked at immediately because it could be cancerous.   I decided to wait until after Christmas anyway.  If it was to be my last GOOD Christmas, then doggone it, it was going to be a GOOD one, and not one filled with assorted medical treatments.  I was able to put it out of my mind most of the time during Christmas, but it came back with a vengeance.   I envisioned myself like those slaves in the Mummy movies, with their tongues cut out, or worse.

 My BP in the office was 162/100!  I haven't seen numbers like that in over a decade.  I think maybe I was a wee little bit stressed.  Ha.     They kept us waiting for an hour, but other than that today's meeting couldn't have gone better.   This cute little boy (the Oral Surgeon) came in and asked appropriate questions, then examined "the thing".  Then he said that his 'antenna' didn't think it was anything to worry about.  He said it wasn't deep so it should be fairly easy to excise.  Then he said it could be (I won't try to use the medical names) something like a callas caused by earlier trauma.  Given all the oral surgery I had done, that sounded reasonable.   Or it could be fatty tissue (with a much more sophisticated sounding name), or it could be a benign tumor.

Of course it could be a cancerous tumor, but he didn't think so.  The weight of the world dropped.   Of course I won't be completely out of the woods until the biopsy is taken and examined by an oral pathologist, but you can't even imagine how much better I feel.

He will contact my cardiologist to get his "go ahead" then we'll do the biopsy on the 29th and send it off to the Oral Pathologist.  

Barbara, who is both a surgeon and a missionary had been praying for me, so I called her when we got home and she came over for a drink and a good visit.  I hadn't shared anything with her about it until this morning because I didn't want to impose on her as a Dr, but when we talked she affirmed what he had said, without seeing "the thing" of course.  They both said that Oral Cancer is rare and that I wasn't a good "candidate" for it since I'd never smoked, chewed, or been a heavy drinker.  I knew that from my reading, but I loved hearing it from them.

Anyway, WAY more information than you could possibly have wanted.  Sorry 'bout that.  Hope I didn't put you to sleep.    I'll hush up until the day of the biopsy.  


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RE:WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2014 CHECK-IN
(Date Posted:01/09/2014 6:44 AM)

 

This is the day the Lord has made

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24


I really did wake feeling like singing Psalms today. 

I wish you a Psalm Singing kind of day too.

 smiley89

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RE:WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2014 CHECK-IN
(Date Posted:01/10/2014 10:28 AM)

 

 Good Morning.

It's freezing right now, but heading for the low 40s and sunny today, and I've got Pictures!

So much has happened I can't remember what I've told you about our early arrival, Vincent Arthur.   He went home on Christmas Day and now weighs in at 6lbs 3 oz!  He doesn't even have to come back until his 2 month check up.  


Happy New Year!


January 5, with mom and his new best friend, Coby, the Doberman.

Can't you just imagine folks gasping and saying 'You have to keep that big "vicious" dog away from him!'   LOL.  I suspect nobody is gonna mess with that kid when his big best friend is around. 


January 7th, 19 days old ~


Ok, I'll quit ~~ for now. 

We discovered a new-to-us Indian restaurant in Arvada that delivers, so last night we tried it out.  Food was delicious.  Maybe a bit on the spicy side even though Mike ordered mine extra mild and ordered his "mild" (which he never does).  While a smidge warmer than I might have wanted, it wasn't toooo hot, and really was delicious.  Better yet, there's enough left for tonight!   How lovely to find a good restaurant that delivers!


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RE:WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2014 CHECK-IN
(Date Posted:01/10/2014 7:05 PM)


OK, NOT ATTEMPTING ANYTHING FUNNY HERE.

MY COMPUTER IS ACTING UP BIG TIME.  ONE SECOND IT IS FINE,

THE NEXT IT IS DRAGGING AND TIMING OUT ON EVERYTHING.  I

CANNOT GET MANY GAMES TO LOAD, MY EMAIL WILL NOT DOWN

LOAD AND IT SO MANY OTHER ISSUES.  I JUST KEEP GIVING UP.

SO I AM SORRY I HAVE NOT BEEN HERE.  I COULD NOT MAKE ANY

BORDERS BECAUSE PHOTOBUCKET WILL NOT LOAD.  NOT EVEN

GOING TO ATTEMPT A BORDER.  JUST CHAT.

DOROTHY, THAT IS WONDERFUL NEWS.  SURGEONS OFTEN CAN

TELL THESE THINGS JUST BY LOOKING SINCE THEY SEE THAT

STUFF ALL THE TIME.  I HEAVED A SIGH OF RELIEF TOO WHEN

I READ IT.  SO HAPPY!!  

I MEANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT OUR LANDLORD.  WE DID NOT SEE

HIM FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, WHICH WAS ODD SINCE WE USUALLY

SAW HIM EACH WEEKEND.  SO RIGHT AFTER THE NEW YEAR HE

CAME BY TO COLLECT THE RENT.  NO BEER IN HAND.  HE THEN 

TOLD US HE HAD TAKEN SOME TIME OFF AND ADMITTED HIM

SELF INTO DETOX.  SAID HE REALIZED THAT HE WAS DRINKING

A LITTLE TOO MUCH OF LATE (YA THINK?)  MAYBE KATHY UP

STAIRS HIT A NERVE.  SHE TOLD HIM TO STOP COMING TO THE

APTS AFTER DARK WITH BEER IN HAND AND THAT IT WAS 

OBVIOUS HE HAD BEEN DRINKING.  SHE SAID SHE AND 

SHAYLIN, BEING SINGLE WOMEN ON THEIR OWN DID NOT

LIKE AND WOULD NO LONGER ANSWER THERE DOOR LATE

AT NIGHT.  IT WAS NOT SAFE AND HIS POUNDING ON THE

DOORS SCARED AND ANGERED THEM.  MOM TOLD HIM SHE 

WORRIED AS HE CAME AND LEFT WITH BEER IN HAND AND

WAS DRINKING.  HE SORT OF SAID YEAH, THAT IS WHY I

ADMITTED MYSELF.  I THINK HE SORT OF INDICATED 

THAT THINGS WITH HE AND HIS WIFE WAS NOT LOOKING

SO GOOD.  I DID LOOK UP THEIR COURT CASE AND SAW

THAT THE DIVORCE CASE WAS STILL OPEN.  MAYBE NOW

THAT HE STOPPED DRINKING HE CAN MAKE IT WORK.  IF 

IT IS NOT TOO LATE.

MOM'S LEFT KNEE IS BOTHERING HER.  SHE WAS SUPPOSED

TO SEE DR FRANCK TODAY BUT THEY CALLED VERY EARLY

TO RESCHEDULE AS SHE WAS NOT COMING IN.  NOW,

BECAUSE SHE NEEDS A LATE APPT SHE CANNOT GET IN TILL

23RD.  SO SHE CALLED TO TRY TO GET IN BY HER ORTHO,

BUT THAT IS NO BETTER SINCE HE WAS ON VACATION

AND SHE NEEDS THAT LATE APPT.  I TOLD HER TO CALL ONE 

OF THEM BACK AS JOANNE WOULD TAKE OFF WORK TO

TAKE HER BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE HAVING HER HAVE TO

DO THAT.  SO SHE IS USING HEATING PAD AND IF THAT

DOES NOT HELP THEN TRY ICING IT.

WELL, THAT IS ALL THE NEWS THAT IS FIT TO PRINT, LOL.

HUGS, LOU ANN


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RE:WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2014 CHECK-IN
(Date Posted:01/11/2014 9:08 AM)




  

Good Morning My Lovely

I don't know why, but I had one of those nasty no-sleep nights last night.  Only Coffee can save me!    We got some "Pecan Pie" coffee from Mike's sister for Christmas and it smells so good.  We like flavored coffees, but only those flavors that subtly enrich the coffee, not the ones that overwhelm.  I want my coffee to taste like coffee!   This one is really good occasionally, but not for every day.  Today it will be just fine.   Quick!   Caffeine!   


 I hope your PC isn't going on the fritz!

You had suspected your Landlord had a drinking problem.   I'm glad he recognized it and went for help.  I know overcoming any addiction isn't easy.  I hope he can do it and maybe even repair his marriage.  He sounds like a basically good guy.

I'm sorry about your mom's knee, and particularly that she has to wait until the 23rd to see about it.

Thanks for the prayers ~ I know they helped.  I really am so relieved.  I'm sure I will tense up again before the biopsy.  They will numb my tongue and then cut an elliptical hole around the "thing" and excise it, then stitch it up and send "the thing" off to the Oral Pathology Lab.  Hopefully it will be fine, and I will heal quickly.  I will be on an antiseptic mouth wash for a week.   I'm guessing that might effect what I eat during that time, but that's small price to pay if I'm cancer free.

I got the laundry caught up yesterday, and did some work on cleaning the couch in the front room (Morning room).  Chrystie's sneezes are taking a toll on it.  If I ever get it really clean again (!) I may cover it with towels or something until I can get a throw cover.   I really hate to do that, but when you live with Sneezy the Cat, I don't think you have a choice.   I should have done something long before now.       We need to break down some Christmas packing boxes for the recycle bin too.   Since we order almost everything, the boxes can easily overtake the garage.  Otherwise not a lot on our schedule for today.


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RE:WELCOME TO THE JANUARY 2014 CHECK-IN
(Date Posted:01/11/2014 7:35 PM)

AT LONG LAST...
 
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HI THERE MY LOVELIES...

I AM SO SORRY FOR NOT HAVING BEEN IN I HAVE HAD ONE ILLNESS AFTER ANOTHER AND THE LAST ONE WOUND ME UP WITH THE FOLLOWING:

1. I SUSPECT SOME PULMONARY EDEMA WITH CARDIAC ENLARGEMENT REMAINING STABLE...
2. LEFT PLEURAL SCARRING. I CANNOT ENTIRELY EXCLUDE A SMALL SUPERIMPOSED EFFUSION.
3. LEFT MIDLUNG INFILTRATE CHANGES PROBABLY CHRONIC ALTHOUGH SOMEWHAT CHANGED SINCE PREVIOUS...
4. OLD RIGHT RIB FRACTURES ARE SEEN...

SO I HAVE ALL THIS PLUS BRONCHITIS AND PNEUMONIA!!! I'M FINALLY ON THE MEND...
I WAS ON 500MG. OF AMOXICILLIN TAKEN 3 TIMES A DAY AND LASIX, AND KON-KLOR WHICH IS
TO REPLACE THE POTASSIUM THAT THE LASIX TAKES OUT... I'M JUST DREADFULLY TIRED AND WEAK...

WHILE I WAS SICK MY NIECE DEB WHO IS (56) WHICH IS 1OYRS. YOUNGER THEN ME WAS JUST
RUSHED TO THE HOSPITAL AND DIED OF 'PNEUMONIA' FLUID BUILD-UP IN HER LUNGS JUST LIKE ME...
SHE WAITED TOO LONG!!! WENT FROM WALK-IN TO HOSPITAL, TO BEING ON A VENTILATOR AND
BEING TAKEN OFF IN ONE SWELL SWOOP!!! SHE DIED IN ALMOST AN INSTANT ONCE THE VENTILATOR
WAS UNPLUGGED...

 

ENOUGH ABOUT ME...

DOROTHY...
HOW BAD TO HAVE A SCARE OF CANCEROUS TUMOR LIKE THAT DURING THE HOLIDAYS...
YOU WERE RIGHT TO WAIT UNTIL AFTER THE HOLIDAYS TO TACKLE THIS THING, I'M
RIGHT THERE WITH YA, I'LL BE PRAYING FOR YA TOO..PLEASE KEEP US APPRAISED
TO YOUR CONDITION AS IT UNFOLDS...GOOD LUCK TO YOU TO!!!

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED ALL THE PICTURES OF 'VINCENT' AND HIS NEW BUD 'COLBY'
THEY LOOK LIKE THEIR GOING TO BE A PAIR TO BE RECKONED WITH...LOL...ISN'T IT FUN TO HAVE BABIES
AROUND??? smiley52

I FINALLY GOT TO HOLD 'HENRY' MY NEPHEW KEVIN'S FIRST BORN SON!!!



HERE YOU GO THIS IS LEFT TO RIGHT: KEVIN, EMILY,
AND IN THE FOREFRONT: HENRY THOMAS ARNETT
WELCOME TO OUR WORLD LITTLE ONE HE IS NOW NEARLY ONE YEAR OLD!!!
BEING IN NEW YORK I DON'T GET TO SEE HIM AT ALL!!!
WE'RE ALL JUST LUCKY KEVIN COULD SWING BY AT CHRISTMAS...




I LAUGHED MYSELF SILLY WITH THIS PHOTO...

LOU ANN...
LOVED WHAT YOU DID WITH THE PLACE, I REALLY DO IT IS BEAUTIFUL...
THE MONTHLY PAGE IS CERTAINLY UP THERE TOO!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE BEAUTY
YOU PUT INTO THIS GROUP...

WOW!!! SOUNDS LIKE YOU ALL GOT YOUR LANDLORD TO THINK ABOUT HOW HIS ALCOHOL WAS AFFECT HI WORK...
GOOD TO HERE THAT HE WENT TO REHAB AND CAME OUT BETTER...MAKES YOU ALL FEEL SAFER NOW TOO...