Saturday, September 13, 2008

Health Update

Well, I've had 2 moles removed. The report on both says they are "clean". That means there are no cancer cells. After my knee orthascopy, I was doing fairly well, but thungs have started to go bad. There are days that my legs just don't cooperate with me. My weight isn't helping any, either. Right now I'm at my heaveist that I have ever been. Over 300 pounds. I have spoken with my doctor. We both agree that the lapband procedure would be a good idea. Before I can have the procedure, I have to have a consultation with some of the people that do the procedure. That means a trip to Seattle. This consult will tell if I can have it done safely. It is a possiblility that some of my health problems will prevent me from having the procedure done. One of my health problems is with acid reflux. If the acid has damaged my throat, then I can't have it done. I have also put in a prescritption for an electric wheelchair. I've been told that is not what they are called now. lol They are alled "power" chairs. Oh well. Now I wait, just like I'm waiting for the Social Security office to make a hearing date for my disability claim. This waiting is the pits. I can't work to cut the boredom of waiting, so I'm trying to get back into my cross stitching. I can only do it a little at a time, because of the arthritis in my left wrist. I'm still trying to find a floor stand. Someone suggested I look for a table stand, instead. Either one will work, I think. Well, time for dinner. More later.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Done with Therapy

Well, I'm done with my physical therapy. I'm walking fairly better. Both of my knees get stiff & hurt when I get up from sitting at the computer too long. When I remember to get up about every hour & a half, it isn't as bad. It is when I loose track of time & sit for a loooong time, then I have to wait for abit after I stand up, so my knees & legs loosen up abit. I'm going to a doctor in my regular doctor's office tomorrow. This doctor took a mole off of my neck, at the hairline, in back. This was about 2 weeks ago. When I go tomorrow he will be taking out the stitches. Then he will be removing anoter mole on my chest area. He already has the report for the other mole, & it is just a mole, no cancer cells. This one on my chest might be another matter. It has changed colors, size, & shape. Those are not good signs. I'll be glad to get the stitches out, then I can wash my hair, I hope. My scalp is itching like crazy. Of course, I will have to be careful when I wash myself. I hope my new glasses will come in this month. Maybe in time for my 50th birthday on the 24th. I know, I know, a wman isn't suppose to reveal her age. Well, I don't mind telling my age. I'm thinking about going out to lunch on my birthday. Just haven't decided on where. I hope everyone had a nice & SAFE, Labor Day weekend. Until next time. Good night.