maple's lil heart

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by maple, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    Hiya gang,
    I am over at my mom's right now getting my kids good and soapy and wanted to drop in and say hi..... hi.

    Well, I just got out of the hospital yesterday...went in tues. and got 5 new stents put in and was close to having by-pass surgery but because of my age--me bein a young one--didn't want to go that route is what I was told. But then I guess there's speculation of what was told and told to who because A)I was still coming out of surgery so I was loopy (watch it... [​IMG] ) B) They told my sister stuff but C) they told my mom stuff and both of them are argueing on what was said.... geez, many too many ears is not a good thing... either that or my family is plain crazy...yep, that's what it is.

    So g was feeling a little pressure in her chest and tired ALL the time so they put some more stents in me and then found out I have hypo-thyroidism so my family dr. today put me on a new med for that but said she has start me on a low dose and then gradually up it cuza my heart and all.

    So they have this real neat air pressure thing they put on my incision and it looks like half a ping pong ball and clear...I bled a little so they would take a syringe and add more air in the ball and I didn't have to have them hold my artery closed with all thier body weight for 20 minutes!! Now THAT part was the painful part I remember from before. This time it didn't hurt...well, too bad. I may have accepted the pain meds when they asked me if I had pain.

    Today I'm still a wee bit tender in the incision site and some in my heart but hopefully I will start to feel better and it's crazy this is so aggressive and I hope my dr. can get it under control and me too by the right foods and staying up on my meds. My sis wants me to go to some specialist at the Clevelend clinic where her friend's mom goes because she has some rare thing where her body clots alot. I may consider's scary how fast this went...I had an angio in July and there was a 70 and a 20% clot and this time I had 3 80-90% clots. crazy huh? I even feel like I have been eating pretty good too. I'll admit I'm weak every now and then but wow...I can't be bad at all, I guess. darn those culvers mixers.

    Anyway, my youngest, Ava, started preschool this year and she is enjoying herself. She rides the bus and all...sniff baby is growing up... It's funny because she doesn't want to get on the bus and leave mama until I say, "mama's gonna kiss you." Then she high tails it in the bus because she thinks it's funny and doesn't want me to embarrass her in front of her "friends." What a stinker and she's only 4.

    Zoe started 2nd grade and she's having fun too and she's going camping with her Brownie troop...this will be her first weekend away from mommy! waaah! And she lost her last baby tooth the other night. ha ha ha. I know...I can't help it. I love my girls so much.

    my divorce is not quit over and well, it's a whole nother story and well, gots to get Zoe home to practice her spelling words.

    I will check back this weekend.

    Love you and miss you all so much and YAY I saw a title that said Luna was having her last chemo!!! hip hip hurray!!!

    chat later,
    love ya bunches,
    be good,
    gretchy poo
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    [​IMG] Gretchen. You are one strong woman. I admire you.
  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    Ahhh Maple you're still with us! Hope everything settles down soon and you can heal up and relax and get well. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Sorry you are going through all that maple. I sure miss your unique sense of humor. Get better and come back more often.

  5. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    Many [​IMG] Call the hospital and ask for a copy of your chart. The notes should help explain things, and ask questions at followup doctor visits. Write down the questions ahead of time and the answers when you are there so you don't forget.
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    G, I am not happy with this update. Though we dont communicate much, I still very much care for you, and this news is not good. 5 stents is EXTENSIVE!!!!! I pray for you daily. I am unhappy about this.
  7. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    I saw my regular dr. thurs. and she was looking over my notes and said there was a Y blockage and 4 went there---like 2 in each side of the Y or something like that. Then I had another blockage far down on a branch where the artery gets smaller and smaller plus being short and female already makes my arteries small and they weren't sure if the smallest stent they had would fit but they went ahead and tried it and it did fit. yay.

    I see my heart dr. again on the 30th and set up again for cardiac rehab that friday too...I have to cross the street for that apt. but the buildings are next to each other. I've kinda missed my old fart friends I made there. [​IMG] They're funny. Plus the nurse that is a roller derby lady on the weekends...she's fun. I saw her skating in the local parade with her crazy tights. Who knew cardiac rehab would be so entertaining.

    Just got back from a birthday party for my friend's lil girl who loves spiderman and shared her birthday party with 3 boys...that made it handy...they rented bounce houses, cotton candy and snow cone machines for the kids. Now that my kids are all hyped up on sugar and sticky girls... time to dunk em in grandma's tub.

    So suposedly now it's been a year since I last made the "medical excuse" with the utility people, I had my dr. fax them this week to say I had heart surgery and turn my gas back on. I will qualify for the assistance and have an apt. for that on the 8th of Oct. My dr. also got rolling the medical asst. stuff... So soon it will be all squared away. I actually didn't mind no hot water in the summer. It was so stinking hot, cold showers felt good. Then I would just boil some water and do my dishes and washed the laundry in cold. You do whatcha gotta do sometimes but now I'm ready for hot water again so I don't have to always drive over to Grandma's for baths...sometimes I don't have enough gas or just flat out do I sometimes have the energy to make an extra trip, it just takes up time, ya know? And I kept thinking something HAD to be wrong with me because I flat out was so tired and I couldn't shake it.

    I'm looking forward to my rehab. In my new found desire to get my health and shape back...I was thinking about my new pup, Molly. I called the trainer where I got my other dog trained. They have an indoor shed that's heated, a cleared football sized field, and this really cool obstacle course in the woods. I'd like to start Molly's training and I'd like to even check out agility training. She is SO flippin FAST!! When she jumps, she jumps high and it's effortless. I figure I can train her and get myself in better help and shape up this way. I just can't believe how fast she is. It's crazy fast.

    Anyway...just some thoughts.

    HEY Luna! I feel like I slept the summer away. I'm ready to have some energy back. [​IMG] I hope things are well with you...I need to go read some pages of your post so I can catch up a bit. I'm waiting on my second denial from SS so my ss lawyer can get on that for me. Plus my divorce lawyer is working on getting me some "maintenance" the new word for alimony these days. Once I'm able to qualify for a little bit more assistance it will be easier to relax I think. hugs.

    [​IMG] deb... I love you.

    Thanks for the kind words and prayers my loves!

    one day I'll get my computer service turned back on and it will be easier to communicate IMPy pants and I'll be back, I promise.

    loves and hugs,
    "ew, did I just step in duck poo? I hate when that happens."
    what gretchy says when she walks around bare footed at home,
    it's me,
  8. maple

    maple Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2010
    p.s. I forgot to mention I have an old barn cat who made herself a house cat for the last 2 years and she is so overly affectionate she even tolerates tiny tots and her and my 4 year old, Ava, have such a bond and now Goldie is on her way out. She has lost so much weight and she's stopped eating but she still purrs and purrs so we're just making her as comfortable as we can in her last days. I thought she was going to die last weekend and she didn't. Then I thought she'd die while I was in the hospital and I was balling because I wanted to be there for my 4 year old and the kitty funeral...but guess what? She's still holding on. I can't believe it. She's a nice kitty and she'll be missed. Just wanted to add that tid bit of me crying like a baby when it was time for me to go to the hospital cuz I wanted to be there for my lil girl and it upset me that I couldn't be. But now I'm home and all is well with life again... as long as I have my two lil girls. [​IMG]
  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    So frightening to have your once-strong body slowly succumb to time. Healing thoughts sent your way.
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I just saw this post Gretch...
    *sigh* [​IMG] HOw come you no call me? I didnt know you were sickie again... [​IMG]

    Ouchie.. more surgery... [​IMG] [​IMG]

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