Tuesday, June 10, 2014

IT'S JUNE ALREADY..

Sorry it has been awhile since my last update...
                                                 

                                                


June started a little crazy for us here. Doctor's visits, hospital tests and changes in every day living. Sister's condition went from simple to very complicated after many tests and consultations. Seems her immune system is compromised and now has to be reset with powerful drugs. I questioned the diagnosis, but with 4 doctor's opinions, and they are specialists, I agreed with their findings. Every day is a challenge, new side effects popping up. I have a watchful eye on her. This will go on for months so it keeps us busy with mapping out appointments on the calendar. I had a flash back yesterday to when I had to keep track of my mother's schedule with her dialysis, how hectic that was and how similar this illness seems to be. I find myself back in caregiver mode again, something I never thought would happen. I am glad at least I have the experience to deal with such an illness..
                                           

The weather warmed up and that was a blessing. It was time to put in the AC and stay cool. I purchased a very small one for just one room. Getting it up 14 stairs was no easy task, but one by one I did it. Securing it was another problem though. Old house and old windows..everything had to be re-enforced to make sure it did not fall out into our driveway. What in the world did they do in the OLD OLD days to keep cool without a fan I have no idea? They were tougher than me that's for sure.   This summer has been a cooler one than last year, easier to do chores and outside work is okay by me.

My tablet was not working, after three months using it, it decided it wanted to type words for me all the time and not charge when it said it was charging. I guess it had a mind of it's own. I called the company and paid the shipping to have them send me a new one. I got a call one afternoon ,after I sent it back, from OKLAHOMA...they apologized that they did not have the same model and would I like to try a larger size. YES, yes I would!! So they sent me a 10 inch size. Has been wonderful...comes in handy while sitting waiting for Sis in so many places. I still use the laptop every day, but boy I do love the new technology so much.  Hard to believe only 5 years ago when I had only a large desktop and monitor and no way to leave the room with it.  Love the freedom. 
Speaking of freedom..in case I don't get back here hope you all have a 
it will be here before you know it. 

5 comments:

Joe said...

It's very good to hear from you though the news is sobering. I pray grace for you in the care giver role. I've been there myself and know how all consuming it is. Our weather is up and down...hard to believe it's June sometimes. God bless you my friend.

Nancy said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your sister's health. Hugs to you for being there for her. I too wonder how they kept cool years ago. Weather was different then also I guess. Keep in touch my friend!

Peaceful said...

waves hello, crawls back into cave

Beth said...

Sis, you and your sister remain in my daily prayers. I hope she gets better soon!

HUGS!!!

Ramblingon said...

I am so so glad to hear from you and how you are both doing!