Sunday, August 24, 2014

Chapter 12


Well, I’m back.  Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back.  There has been so much going on here that it would take almost forever to go into detail.  Let’s just hit the high points!!!   I’ve had a couple appointments with Dr. Paulk, my PCP.  He’s keeping a close eye on my potassium and anything I want to complain about.  This last appointment, he went over my last MRI results.  There are some changes from the last one six months ago, which are some things I need the St. Louis docs to answer.  Dr. Paulk was not happy about a place on my upper arm.  So, I had to go to a dermatologist, who took a chunk out of my arm, I wasn’t really worried about that, but I was worried about having trouble getting all of the lab results gathered up in time for the St. Louis docs to look at.  Then the dermatology department called and wanted me to come back in.  It was basal cell carcinoma.  Last Wednesday, I went in and had it completely removed in an out-patient procedure.  Now it’s the hurry up and wait game, with results soon to be coming.

One thing about having the results of MRI and ultrasounds, I can read through and have questions for him on the items I don’t understand.  I know I’m holding my own and haven’t gotten as sick as they projected.  I have to force myself to do anything, cuz everything hurts or makes me so short of breath. 

My dear Jerry has really stepped up to yell at me for taking chances. Okay, he isn’t really yelling.  He just reminds me that I try to do too much and put myself at risk of falling. I’ve fallen a couple times that really could have been catastrophic. So, I’ve seen his devotion to me in the tiniest of ways.  It’s really heartbreaking how few women who will never experience it.

A home health nurse came a few weeks ago, and Trixie did not like her at all.  Finally got Trixie somewhat calmed down, but she wasn’t leaving my side.  Grayson’s way of protection is guarding the bathroom while I’m there.  They are so funny.  Grayson has started playing with the cats.  It is hilarious to watch 2 cats chasing a dog until he turns and starts chasing them.  I’m sure there’s more I could write about, but memory isn’t working with me today.



  1. I'm sorry to hear that things have been so crazy. It's nice to hear that Jerry is keeping an eye on you.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ann! Yeah, but he doesn't look as good as he used to.

  2. I'm not sure how I missed these last two posts, but I did, so my apologies.

    I hope you're feeling a lot better as I write, Arlynda. It sounds like Jerry is taking good care of you...good man. Take care. :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Lee! Well, if I don't say something nice about him every once in a while, he pouts.


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