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For Dianne, Yellow is Red. so we will continue to fight for her right to breath against the smoke,inversion and pollution in the Valley.  Yesterday she had a long delayed visit with her pulminologist  which was less satisfying than she hd hped.  (er standards for medical care are very high, having been a hospital social worker).  A new sleep study will be ordered and additional breathing treatments will clear carbon dioxide (?) from her lungs..  But at least...1) i now feel more confident about my ability to handle the situation, and 2) we were out and about for four hours, in the heat, in and out of the car twice, with only minor problems.  She will see pa=c in four weeks with, i am sure, a clearer plan.

I sAw my cardiologist last week and she put me through an ekg, an echocardiogram. a stress test. and a sonogram of my caratid artery.  Those test results show no problems.  I am also wearing a heart monitor for a month.  "They see my arteries as half closled; i prefer to see them as half open."  They have been that way for at least 20 years, there is no reason why they should not continue to function for another 20.  I thought my heart would kill me, but now it looks like it will be something else.


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Aug. 28th, 2015 12:06 pm (UTC)
I have been thinking about you and Dianne and praying for you both, amid the fires. Yesterday Chun Woo and I were talking about you, and we both hold our thumbs for your well-being.
Aug. 28th, 2015 04:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Mary Ann.
Aug. 28th, 2015 01:44 pm (UTC)
I'm worried now. You wrote you thought your heart will kill you, but now it looks like something else....... what do you mean? Did I miss a post?

I have no doubt you can take care of Dianne. And I am glad to hear she is doing a sleep study for the oxygen. I'll bet she was pleased to get out of the house for those hours.

Edited at 2015-08-28 01:46 pm (UTC)
Aug. 28th, 2015 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you.

No, no, Jackie, i am fine. I am 82 and nobody in my bloodline ever lived to be 90; so i do occasionally wonder about my own death. I am in very good health and try to remember to be grateful for that. Now that i have been told (after 40 years!!) that i am not diabetic, heart and eyes are the only things i worry about, so the cardiology test results were totally good news.
Aug. 28th, 2015 08:13 pm (UTC)
Whew, you scared me for a minute. Don't do that !

Aug. 28th, 2015 01:52 pm (UTC)
Your posts on spiritual topics make good reading and I appreciate them, but health posts like this one have the ability to affect me deeply. I fall silent and respect life.
Aug. 28th, 2015 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I appreciate that comment. I am reluctant to post personal stuff, partly because i am uncomfortable talking about my self and partly because my wife's life is so closely bound to mine that i feel i am invading her privacy when i talk about myself. I hear you say that my personal stuff affects you spiritually more than spiritual stuff. As an autistic person, i find that very interesting.
Aug. 29th, 2015 12:42 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure it affects me spiritually ... it's more like a reality check, I suppose. It's cliche, but it really is easy to take things like good health for granted until it's threatened.
Aug. 29th, 2015 08:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, i am reminded almost daily that things like breathing and thinking and walking around are gifts which i can no longer take for granted.
Aug. 28th, 2015 02:09 pm (UTC)
I am glad they're doing some further looking into Dianne's oxygen problems. As for yourself. I'm also glad your heart is in the ok range.
Hopefully the smoke will clear soon. The fires are reported on even here in Spain...
Aug. 28th, 2015 04:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Donna!
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