Sunday, December 31, 2017

Finishing 2017

Well, I've already posted most of the highlights from my year.  Had lots of good things - and a few not so good.

Pneumonia in June wasn't much fun - seemed to take forever to really get over it.  Radiologist diagnosed me with COPD after a CT scan.  After many more tests and visits with a Pulmonologist, I'm fine - NO COPD - Praise God!

So then, the doctor wants to do a "Wellness Visit" towards the end of the year - how much fun is that - NOT!  Anyway, that resulted in a diagnosis of high cholesterol and poor balance.  I'm still not sure about the cholesterol & the meds - need further research; but am going for physical therapy for my balance.  And, how much fun is THAT??  Again - NOT!

She wants me to start taking medication for my bones (last bone scan showed Osteopenia) but I'm not real excited about the medication.  I'm just not crazy about medication at any level and will avoid it if possible.

I agree, my balance can definitely use some improvement and I'm sincerely hoping this will help it.  I truly want to maintain my independence as long as possible and I'm not getting any younger.

So, I'm glad to close out the year 2017.  Have much to be thankful for and many blessings through the year.  See you in 2018!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

2017 is almost gone

It's been a busy year - and I'm thankful to have had it.  Several milestones:

  • Celebrated my 10 year anniversary of being a breast cancer survivor.
  • Celebrated another birthday 😊😊
  • Survived pneumonia (it seemed to take forever though)
  • Got to see all four of my children and several of my grandchildren.
  • One grandson who had been living with me while he finished college, graduated and moved away.
  • I think I've adjusted to living alone.
  • Koda (my little dog) turned 2 and is doing much better with going outside.  He thinks he's a big watchdog and he takes his job very seriously.
I know that's not nearly all, but it's what I can think of at the moment.

I've been blessed in so many ways and God has certainly taken care of me.  If you're reading this, I pray you have a blessed and happy 2018.