Friday, October 20, 2006

GOOD NEWS! !

We have good news! Claudia 's cath went well, she does have some blockage in one artery, but not enough that her cardiologist thinks any kind of procedure is necessary. He plans to give her medication for the angina, and hopefully this will take care of the angina pain, etc. I do feel these angina attacks are at least partially responsible for her feeling so weak and washed out. I am so hoping the new medication will work for her, and she can begin to feel better.

This has been another busy day for me, my plans with my friend Denise didn't work out after all, due to some things that came up on her end, and also mine. We just postponed the plans, and will follow through with them at a later date....maybe Halloween. My niece, Leslie (that's more like my daughter) called last night, and told me she wanted to take me to lunch and spend part of the day with me today, since today is my birthday. Of course, I love spending time with her; we went to this huge outlet mall near my house and did some serious shopping. I bought a "hoodie" for myself, got a birthday present for a friend, and also got one more Christmas present out of the way. I am really making progress with my Christmas shopping, I think I am about two thirds of the way finshed. Thank goodness. I like to be about done by Thanksgiving, including have the gifts wrapped. I always finish up the day after Thanksgiving, because the sales then are incredible. I just hate having to fight the crowds, but I have found if I can be at the stores by 6:00 a.m. or shortly thereafter it is well worth my time.

I have tons to do this afternoon....I don't know how in the world I ever had time to work before I retired 2 1/2 yrs ago. One of my friend's told me recently that apparently working cramped my lifestyle because I have found since I retired that I never have enough time to go and to do all the things I want to. I believe in living life to the fullest each day that God gives me, and I have enjoyed my retirement so much. I have had people tell me they get bored, and wonder how in the world they have time to be bored!

Maybe you folks won't have to put up with me too much longer, I am not as entertaining as Claudia when it comes to blogging. And, when you are around her it is the same way, she is a hoot and we always have such good times together. I sometimes wonder how we can enjoy each other so much, since we are so totally different. We have had some good times, for sure. Until she returns I will keep you informed as to her health, etc.

Everyone have a blessed day!

10 comments:

Grammie said...

WHAT WONDERFUL NEWS about Claudia!!! Thanks so much for posting that information for us. Please give her my best...

...and, not to worry...your postings have been very entertaining...Maybe this will be the start of a new blog for you when Claudia returns to her writing.

Happymama said...

You're doing a fantastic job posting. You should start your own blog when things get "normal" again. :)

And by the way......Happy Birthday! :)

~Kristi

Anonymous said...

Grammie: Thanks for your concern about Claudia; she very much appreciates everyone asking about her. Thanks also for your kind comments about my blogging efforts!
Kristi: Thank you for your nice comment regarding my blogging and also thank you for the birthday wishes. God has blessed me with a wonderful birthday, as He has blessed me with so much else, and I am thankful indeed! You and Grammie are so nice with your comments about my posting that I just might start one of my own later!

Gattina said...

So happy to hear so good news about Claudia !

I also think you should start a blog ! it's so much fun and since I am blogging I even enjoy more my retirement and sometimes I wonder what I did before !
Today I have another story about my stay in Turkey ! I spent a day as a only guest in a 4* Hotel !
and thanks for your visit.

Anonymous said...

Gattina: Thank you! All of you nice bloggers are really making me consider starting my own blog! I don't have a lot of confidence in my computer skills (I think I am computer challenged) and I wonder if I would be able to get it set up, etc. But...I am thinking about it.

Ordinary Janet said...

That's good news indeed, and hope Claudia is back soon! You should get your own blog-they're very easy to get started and if you want to tweak things, just ask-we'll be happy to help out!

Anonymous said...

Janet: Thank you for your kind words; if I do start a blog I am sure I will need LOTS of help!

Clara....in TN said...

That IS Good News!!!! Thanks for letting us know. You are doing great and I think you should keep it up after Claudia returns!!!! Give her my best!!!!

Anonymous said...

Clara, it is good to have you back, and thanks for your comments. I read your blog daily, and have missed you! I know Claudia is glad you are back, and I am sure she will be posting herself again soon.

Marci said...

I am so glad that Claudia will not need surgery. We prayed for her.