Friday, August 21, 2015

Doctors and Mini Vacations

Hi there everyone. Wow....can't believe where the time has gone....a whole week has past. Oh well, I guess you might say, I have been vacationing, if only minute vacations on Pinterest is about all I can manage for now.

I have been busy though....visited my Doctor on Tuesday. He did blood test and urine test. Everything was normal and my A1c is 7.0.....yay, I guess that means I am learning to control the diabetes. I also wanted to talk to my Doctor about something that has been bothering me. It seems I have a hernia and that, apparently is what has been causing a lot of my sickness once a month or even twice a month.

Today I went to a specialist in Hernias. And yes, I will be needing surgery. Next week I will have a CAT scan, the Doctor will then know exactly where the hernia is. She will preform the Robotic surgery making 4 incisions and putting mesh in....sounds amazing to me. If it helps me not to have that awful pain, nausea and throwing up, I will face my fears of an operation. The operation will be September 3rd.....if you think about me that day please pray for me. Thanks. I will be out of commission for at least 2 weeks, no lifting, housework, driving, etc. Hopefully I can have all my errands done and food cooked in the freezer for JP to eat. He likes his beans, oat meal and chicken soups....easy to make in the micro-wave.

I should add...this hernia is a result of the operation I had in 1986. I had a bleeding ulcer, the Doctors operated to try and stop the bleeding. The nerves were cut in my stomach, the spleen was accidentally touched and started to bleed and that was taken out. I have  a long incision from the breast bone to the belly button. It seems that the walls around the stomach weakened over the years and the hernia actually started to bother me back in March of 2014...I would get pain, nauseousness and throwing up. Always clutching my stomach. One good thing out of this....I have lost almost 40 lbs since last hopefully I can lose a few more before the operation. The Doctor said.....good job, this will help a lot.
My minute vacations took me to the Galapagos Islands.
Bora Bora, Polynesia
Fiji Islands
I shall feast my eyes on these beautiful pictures and just dream. Minute vacations will have to do for now.
I have my final post-op checkup for my eyes this Tuesday....putting drops in my eyes ends in 8 more days....just in time for me to start the next phase of my life and a new month of surgery on the hernia. Yes, this has been quite the year of trials and tribulations....I think I need a rest from all this maybe a vacation someplace...don't you think??? I guess for now I will have to settle for my mini vacations on's cheaper.
Well, time to close here...keep looking up and take care of those you love. Cheers ~ Louise


Biz said...

Sorry about the hernia but if it helps you in the long run, it will be worth it.

This fall after you have recovered a bit, we'll have to plan a visit for me to come up there - its only a 3 hour drive and after our 20 hour drive to Virginia this past summer, that seems like nothing!

Sending hugs your way - just saw your email to me - I'll go check it out.


cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Biz....oh yes, you are right about the positives, no more leaky kitchen ceiling or roof, my A1c is normal I guess, and losing almost 40 lbs. has helped. Hopefully I will be feeling better after the surgery and a visit from you would be fun. I don't know of any fancy and fun places to eat but will keep my eyes peeled for them. Most definately will have to take you to that spicy hot store by the mall.

Brenda in IN said...

I'm sorry you have to have the surgery for your hernia. If you have been having all that trouble with it I think the surgery will be worth it. No more pain and nausea sounds good to me. Plus no housework also sounds wonderful. Just rest and relax and recover.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Brenda....thanks, I shall try to relax. My eye Doctor had a hernia operation also, a lot of lifting. Mine was from a previous operation that caused problems. He says the recovery is harder then eye surgery, but I will do fine. Yes, no more pain and nausea sounds wonderful.


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