Monday, May 2, 2016

Hiya ! I'm back-ya !

Sorry I've been gone so long - I've been in and out of the hospital, and keeping up with so many appointments, we have a new-to-us car. Ironic, because I’ve been too weak and disoriented to drive until just last week. Emmy-car is now with my ILs, since I couldn’t drive them to their appointments for two months and they were squawking a bit about it. No longer my problem, yaaay !

My heart’s screwing up again – my pulse went to 141 and stayed there for several hours, so the VA told me to come in and they put me under a light anesthetic and shocked me to get it back in rhythm. I was surprised the ICD didn’t do that (I thought that was its job), but I never got a good explanation about it. I’m on oxygen at night, and that’s helping a lot, but the big change is my diet. Limited fluid (1000ml a day), limited salt. It’s happened before, and it’s happened again, my sense of taste has changed and salty stuff, like my former daily half-bag of chip-type snacks, not only tastes bad, it burns my throat. I’ve lost seven pounds without really trying, as I’ve just this week been cleared for light exercise.

I have two appointments this week and at least one next week, and I feel much better, so I hope they’re gonna tell me I’m doing better, too. I’ve been almost too exhausted to sit up, and we got a Craigslist sofa for the Playroom so I can nap when I need to, but even that’s happening less often. Helped clean the neglected kitchen today, and did two loads of laundry, so I’m coming back, for sure !

Sorry if I scared you, but I really couldn’t keep a focus for very long until this weekend, and even then, it was a bit flaky. But that’s normal for me ! Hope you’ve had a less scary month !!


  1. I'm glad you're well enough to get back to blogging. I've missed your posts. Take care of yourself.
    Signed, Treesa

  2. I'm glad to hear you're on the mend. I was wondering where you had been and if things were okay. Hopefully you can continue to make progress and get back to blogging. I missed reading what's going on with you!

  3. Finding Dorrie lol! So glad to hear you are back. After a while, I started to get worried. Glad to hear you are doing and feeling better. You have been sorely missed :)

  4. Oh my goodness, Dorrie! That sounds terrifying! I hope you're feeling a lot better soon!

  5. Thanks, everyone ! Missed you all like crazy, selfishly glad you missed me, too ! Hope you haven't had any scary moments - it's time to rejoice in the beauty of glorious weather, when it's not raining. I have a bunch of new dolls, and hope to start sewing again soon - thanks for sticking with me ! (((BIIIIG HUGSSS)))

  6. Hi Dorriebelle! I kept checking back here to know how you were doing but I truly hoped you were finally getting some much needed rest. I'm sorry you had such a scare but I'm glad you're on the mend now. Keep resting and recovering , slow and steady wins the race, My best to your loved ones. Big Hug, Maricha