Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Bit Scary This Past Week........

When I saw Dr. Gosswami, he changed my blood thinner to once a day......just a higher dose once a day instead of the lower dose twice a day. Well....about four days into it, I started getting headaches that I went to bed with and woke up with. I called him this past Friday and he said to get to the E-room for a CT scan and chest X-ray. They also did bloodwork and an EKG. All came back fine.
The E-room had a new Navy doctor and he was SOOOO much better than the Amazon woman they had the last time I was there. A nurse told me she no longer works there.  My husband thinks it was all sinus pressure causing the headaches.....I disagree. I think the Lovenox was too high causing the headaches. Anyway, yesterday I didn't take anything. Guess what....the headache was gone by last night and today I do not have a headache. My doctor in Effingham wanted an MRI this morning and I refused. I also said I want to go back to taking Lovenox twice a day and just leave a good thing alone. Dr. G just thought once a day would make it easier on me but with the previous bleed, I think we have to be extra cautious with my blood. When you have a good thing going...don't rock the boat!!

I am going to try and upload a few of the Spring/Easter pictures that will be made into cards. They should be ready by mid-February at the latest. We are only printing about 100 sets so there will be a lot less than the Christmas ones....better get yours early. The girls and I will all be selling them. Our FIRST Italian Beef night at The Gypsy is February 28 so mark your calendars!!! Yes....the Gypsy, is a bar BUT as I told my mom who wished we had it somewhere other than a bar....YOU don't have to drink and it doesn't say anywhere in the Bible that you cannot go into a bar (correct me on that if I am wrong). It is HOW YOU ACT in the bar that matters. They have Coke, Sprite, Dr. Pepper...etc.  Please don't let that be the reason you do not support our Relay team. God knows how we act EVERYWHERE.....whether it is in a bar or in the park or the way some parents act at a ballgame! We will have carry out available also, if you'd rather not stay. I may have some of my prints for sale in 8x10 sizes.

So.....I am off tomorrow and plan not to do any more than I have to. Maybe paint some in the afternoon....maybe a nap. It's gonna get cold so buckle down the hatch!!

God Bless You ALL!!



  1. Sometimes we just have to be our own doctor. Sometimes we know our body best.
    P.S. I like the baby chicks best.

  2. I love the pictures; can't wait to get the cards!

  3. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with you!

  4. just came across your whole story and you are amazing and giving me so much hope for my dad! he has had "gal bladder problems" for years, but recently doctors discovered that he has the exact same cancer that you have. May the Lord bless you!

  5. Hi Patty,

    I'm enjoying your blog and your perseverance. Most of all, I like how you are taking charge of your medicine and medical procedures...It is very important for us to do so. We KNOW are bodies the best! DON'T fix something that's not broken.

    Keeping you in my prayers!

    YOU Go Girl...
    Take care,