Thursday, October 6, 2016


I am still reading this and I am really just enjoying it...there is no speedreading or deadline for me...just relaxed joyful reading. I may write a review and I may not. For me right now it's all about just reading the book.

Yesterday was port doctors and nurses need an easy access to a vein. Most of my veins are literally invisible and can't be found for blood work. Unfortunately I totally didn't understand what getting a port meant. Twilight sleep, in and out, easy...those were the words I took in. But what it really meant was back to the hospital and checking in and doing the exact same things that I did before the nine hour surgery. Waiting and blood work and finally being wheeled to the surgery floor and waiting some more. This waiting is tense because I was in a hallway watching booted and masked doctors and nurses race around. I could hear bits of their conversations and they weren't pleasant. Knees and groins and colons and bowels! These were what were being operated on. I tried to go to a quiet faraway zone but I couldn't make it. I just sat there waiting and listening...especially the groin talk. There were way too many bowel alterations and groin fixes going on!

But finally it was my turn...yikes! The anesthesiologist comes first to chat and because I have difficulty breathing if I lie flat on my diaphragm was cut as a part of the surgery...a concern was raised about twilight sleep. I had to lie on my back absolutely still for the port placement. If I couldn't do this I would get that tube down my throat thing and sedation. Apparently I could not stay still so they changed to sedation. Today I have a really sore throat! My surgeon told me that she has put in thousands of ports without problems until me...she could not find a vein! My veins lie deep and refuse to surface! An hour surgery including recovery turned into over three hours! Den was in the family waiting room waiting uneasily...more deja vu!

Oh...and while I was in the busy surgery hallway...holding a box of kleenex...wailing...two older nurses scooted close to me to look at my skin and tell me they didn't believe my age...I still cried. Then the surgeon came over and saw me crying forlornly and she hugged me and cried. Then the anesthesiologist came over and cried. And everyone apparently knew my story...Patty...the girl from the nine hour surgery! They knew of my rapid heart beat, my heparin allergy, the blood clots, the wound vac and now the port! The allergists wants me studied. I say no! I need to get my normal back! Lol!

Anyway...the port is in and I am far!

Take care and stay healthy. I blame organic food and way too many vegetables for this mess I am in...maybe I need some nitrate filled hot dogs?


Love you all!




Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Books And Bedtime!

So...what I think is helping me fall back to sleep at night is reading complicated mysteries. And...if they are based in little towns outside of London...I fall asleep even faster! I never realized how complicated it is to actually fall asleep. I swear I am awake and sleepless but Den insists that I have been asleep with the TV on! I guess I can't really doubt him! But I do think that staying in bed when I wake up hopefully I am sleeping more than I think I am. If I wake up I just grab my Kindle and read my complicated mystery. It works for me now.


Anyway...the books...complicated mysteries...they are all that I want to read right now...whether they are in England or not.

Here are some new favorites!

I just read an article about how to fall asleep and stay asleep...camomile tea loaded with honey is supposed to put you to sleep like a baby! Cherry Juice is supposed to work, too, and just regular milk. I will probably try them all.
Nighty Night!



Monday, October 3, 2016

Delightful New Things!

We just installed NOMOROBO on our phone. We have not had a scam call in three days. It is truly amazing.

Comcast it!
This book...but...I love this series and I have read them all. This is her newest and I am loving it! I am just so happy to be reading!
Craving tuna and pasta...this is from Simply Recipes.
Craving soup...
This is from skinnytaste...
Today is a relaxing appointments!