Posted 8/20/2019 4:26 AM (GMT -6)
Hello all. Sorry I've been so infrequent here lately. 70 degrees and warmer is my 'best' time of year so, I've been busy.
Last month, a woman came to our trailer park and took applications for food stamps and medicaid. I told her I'd been denied so many times already for medicaid. She told me they had put the applications in for the wrong program! She helped me put in an application for the Aged, Blind and Disabled program this time. Fingers crossed that I get approved. Medicare doesn't cover dental but this Medicaid program is supposed to!
The garden is still blooming nicely. I have a few 'reblooming' day lilies, the tropical hibiscus and canna, the crepe myrtle bush and morning glories going strong! The helenium bloomed nicely this year, too, and the dahlia is just getting started. The oak leaf hydrangea blooms have faded to brown but they still look great and I can't wait to see how the leaves turn color yet. I've added to my collection of sedum this year, too. Found one that is supposed to bloom red. So much still to come but I think I'll pick up some early mums for now to tide me over.
Had another 'chat' with daughter and grandson about helping around the house. She's taken it to heart but he's still being lazy and unmotivated. Might have to turn off the wifi to get his attention!
Daughter's weaning off hydrocortisone is going well, though. She's down to just 7.5 mg a day! She won't have more blood work done until October and we're hoping her cortisol will be good enough to come off the hc altogether. The HRT has been helping in so many ways! She has more energy and her blood sugars are coming down wonderfully since estrogen makes her more insulin sensitive! Her body is trying so hard to get back to 'normal'. They switched her off of Celexa and put her on Cymbalta hoping it will not only help her depression but also with pain. We'll see. So far, it's not looking great...they've had to up her to 60mg/day. Doc wanted her at 80mg/day but insurance wouldn't pay, so it's 60mg/day for now.
My kitty that had heat stroke is almost 100% recovered! I seriously thought we were going to lose him...he was in such bad shape and no idea what happened! He had disappeared for 36 hrs during one of the heat waves and was found laying on the patio drinking water from my fountain. Unable to stand or walk! Now, the only thing he can't do is jump up on the counter where I feed them, so I have to pick him up a couple of times a day but he's walking almost normal! He sleeps with me every night now and sometimes gets in the tub, just to be left alone from the dogs I think! Micah has taken to 'cleaning' him daily. His head and neck will be soaked from her licking and his hair will be all spiked up like a rebellious teenager! So funny to see!
I fixed my own washing machine the other day. 'Someone' didn't check their pockets well and coins got in the wash...turns out a penny was stuck in the pump...horrible noise when the water would discharge. We took the back off and my partner tilted the machine forward and held it while I took out the pump and got the penny out. Reassembled the pump and she let the machine down and we put the back on again. Good to go! I've told daughter she can use the key card for the laundry room from now on, rather than my machines! Portable washers have a shorter life span than regular machines as it is!
That's about it for now...you've all been duly updated!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus