Monday, December 06, 2021

December 6, 2021 Monday--11:30am

Good morning!

Been very cold.  In fact it is zero degrees right now and I think we got down to -4 last night.  The Critter Cafe gets very busy over the winter.  My patio door is so dirty from rain splatters!

The partridges often hang about nearby when it gets really cold--like across the way under the fir tree or in the nearby bushes on the sides of my patio.

Tuesday I had a couple of neighbors come by to tell me my garage door was open.  One of them went to shut it for me and came back to tell me the lock was broken but she got the door shut.  I called the office to tell them I had been broken into and by the following day they had removed the old lock and installed a fingerpad opener.  I haven't been out there yet, but Dagan came by Tuesday night (garage door opener still worked the whole time) and checked it out.  He said it didn't look like they took anything.  So, I guess I was lucky they were probably very disappointed car thieves.  I don't own a car anymore--LOL!

Meanwhile, really sad news.  Leah had started bleeding and lost the baby.  Found out for sure on Wednesday.  Still so sad.  But the only reason Leah found out so early was she was having thyroid issues...and because she turned out to be pregnant they couldn't deal with that at all.  So now she can work on getting her thyroid working properly...and hopefully try again.  This little one--dearly loved as it would have been--wasn't meant to be.  :(

Katie had to postpone coming to clean until tomorrow.  Leah didn't come on Thursday night, of course.  She was resting up, adjusting...and grieving.  

Saturday and Sunday we had snow.
The wind picked up so that it turned into a blizzard.
They still hadn't done the sidewalk back here when I took this picture a few minutes ago but I see they are finally clearing it off right now.

Last week I cancelled my appointment for tomorrow with the GI doctor online and never heard anything back.  You have to give a reason and I said I was eating and drinking and no longer throwing up and had gained back several pounds.  (Also, I've had two post-hospital check ups already.)  So, I have Katie coming tomorrow instead this week.

I managed to do laundry over a couple of days but that was it for me this past week.  Nothing put away again.  Just been resting...still spoonless basically...but gradually feeling better in general.  Just a slow process.  At least the immunotherapy hasn't had any really bad side effects.  At least I don't think so.  I have still been dealing with side effects from the chemo so not positive what is from what--LOL!  Just feels like all I need is rest and I'll continue to feel better.  I am able to walk around and stand for longer periods of time than I was a week or so ago.  The really bad headache is back to my normal fibro headaches.  Been ages since I threw up.  Whatever improvements...I'll take them!  ;)

I still haven't started on letters and Christmas cards.  Haven't even managed to answer all my emails from the past week or two.  Sorry I am so slow, people, but I will get to them eventually.  Christmas cards might be late this year...and not only due to USPS--LOL!  They'll be coming, though.

Please send prayers and good healing energy to Leah.  

Till next week, my friends.


Serena Lewis said...

I am so very sorry to hear of Leah's miscarriage. My thoughts are with Leah and Dagan at this very sad time...sending healing vibes.

Serena x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Rita, it's good to catch up and find that you are feeling better. Here's hoping you can soon get a reserve pile of spoons! Hope your planned crafting sessions with Leah can take place. So sorry to hear about the baby but as you say, wasn't meant to be this time. I was pleased to see that you have changed doctors. I must say Dr K sounds so rude.Dr McCune and Dr Biance Ferrari sound as though they are from 'The Good Doctor', could be a sign!! The Critter cafe sounds as though it is going to be busier with the snowfall. Gramma days will be on hold maybe for a while but good that you can see everyone soon. Meanwhile here, we are still running round like mad people, always trying to fit too much in. Meeting my brother at a halfway point on Wednesday and out with family for my birthday at the weekend - Christmas cards getting done ever so slowly! Take care, hugs, Chrisx

DJan said...

I also am very sorry to hear of the miscarriage. God works in mysterious ways, but I am glad to know Leah will be able to continue to heal, as are you. Sending you all my love and healing energy. Spoons is such a descriptive way to describe your energy, or lack of it. :-)

Far Side of Fifty said...

So sorry for Leah and Dagan and you! Such sadness:(

Anvilcloud said...

Aw, sorry about Leah and for Leah and you and the whole family.

It is nice to hear of you feeling better than you were. You've had a heckuva time.

We've had snow too. Ours may or may not go. Sometimes, it stays until March, and one year into April. It's nice in the years that it doesn't stick until later. It does make the long winter seem just a tad less long, or so I tell myself.

Have a good week.

Deb said...

Hi Rita. I am so sorry to hear about the miscarriage. That is tough news for sure. I had a miscarriage and still remember how hard it was - emotionally and physically. I hope that Leah can get the thyroid issues straightened out. I am glad that you are slowly improving. That is good news. My Christmas cards are going out later than usual this year as well. Rest and take care. Prayers continue from Utah.

Jeanie said...

Oh, my heart is breaking for Leah -- and your family. It's such a stressful time as it is, and then that. My deepest sympathies. I am glad you aren't feeling many effects from the therapy and your stomach has eased up. That's all good.

Mary said...

Sending healing thoughts Leah's way, as well as Dagan's. That kind of loss needs acknowledgement, understanding and sympathy...something that didn't/doesn't happen for many women (and men), especially those our age. Hope for improvement of her thyroid condition soon.

Good to hear you are having small improvements, especially the GI ones and being able to stand and walk for periods of time. No doubt the immunotherapy will, at the very least, make you fatigued. Take care.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Overall it seems like things are getting a little better for you, and that's great news. I hope it continues.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Sorry to read about Leah's loss

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Love these photos

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Sad news for your family, Rita, and made harder right before the holidays as well. The news about your improvements was good to read and hope you will be able to get back to doing the things that bring you joy. Also hope that Leah will be feeling better in time but the loss will always be remembered nonetheless.

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm saddened by Leah's news. There's never a good time for bad news, but it seems to be particularly hard during these times :( My heart goes out to you all.

It'll never get that cold here, and I can't imagine a snow like yours this early. Wow!

Intense Guy said...

So glad you are doing better! and so sad Leah is hurting.

Janie Junebug said...

I'm so sorry about the baby.


Harvest Moon by Hand said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Leah's baby. That is so sad. Sorry, too, to hear that your garage was broken into. Such a difficult week!