Friday, June 11, 2010

Missy is A-Okay....or as Ok as I'm gonna get!!

Howdy, friends & family!  Yep, you read right...the title of this entry is that Missy is a-okay. I'll let you get over the shock first, maybe sit down and put your feet up and take a sip of a cool drink. It IS very shocking indeed that anything on my body could be ......normal!  The doctor I saw today was very nice indeed, but he sported a very heavy accent of Indian descent. But I did understand him when he said my heart was normal and strong. He also understood me when I said the second part of that stress test was horrible. He even filled in the word for me....HORRIBLE!  But necessary to rule out anything wrong. At least it's over with and he will recommend me for the lap-band procedure. He will write a report to my primary doctor and that should be that. The insurance will squabble of course over who will pay for it, but I definitely will fight that I certainly have medical need for it. It is NOT cosmetic in nature!  So hopefully I'll continue this new & strange upward positive trend and the insurance authorization will go without hitch. Because there is NO way I can have the surgery and pay privately for it!  Unfortunately I'm NOT Bill Gates!

I feel like a weight has been lifted off of me. When the doctor said I my heart was strong and the swelling is probably due to gravity flowing downward and my veins aren't able to pull the fluid and blood back up to my heart, so it pools in my feet and legs.  So my ticker is ticking away, but the veins are taking a vacation!!  So his advice was to elevate my legs as much as possible while sitting and to do ankle pumps to keep things moving in my legs. And try and walk as far and long as I can. THAT is where I run into problems with still!!  I can stand for about five minutes in a row and then have to sit down or my legs will sit me down wherever I am....and it never is by a chair, of course!  So that is how my appointment went. I don't have to go back unless I run into problems.  I am so happy about the fact that ONE part of body still works!!

As for our poor computer, the CD DVD drive is broken when the CD last night shattered inside it.  The warranty will cover the drive and WE have to uninstall it, ship it to their factory and they will then mail us a new drive to install back into the computer. Luckily the rest of the computer works just great and we can use it still. Yippee!!  And I just learned that my brother-in-law will uninstall it this weekend and ship it to the factory for us!! Both my brother & sister - law are the BEST. Being an only child, it sure is an eye-opener of how families help each other out and you can talk to them about things you can't tell anyone else and they help you sort things out. I LOVE belonging to my husband's family. They have been a God send---and NOT because of money or getting us things---but because of WHO they are and their utmost love and concern for us. I love being part of the tight-knit network and love and support that words can't explain what is inside my heart.  All I know is I've wanted a family like this my whole life and now that I have it, I'm not gonna let go!!!  I love my dad, sure, but for obvious reasons I can't return to him.  So my hubby's family is stuck with me!!  Lucky them!!!

That pretty much is all the news here. I'm just elated that my heart is okay. I was worried that I inherited my dad's family side of heart disease. I already have their hypertension, so what's next?  Nah, ain't gonna go down that road!!!

I hope you all have a blessed weekend.
Until next post,


  1. Sharon BallentineJune 11, 2010 at 6:11 PM

    Hurrah!! Just waat me and all your other friends have been praying for-- that things would start going in a more positive direction for both of you.. soft Hugs and strong prayers to you both.
    Love to you both
    Sharon Ballentine

  2. Thanks, Sharon, for taking the time to leave us a very nice post. We appreciate your thoughts & prayers. Thank you again!

  3. We are lucky to have YOU! We are calling Costco about the DVD drive, I want to come up with a better solution for you two, we'll let you know what we find out. Love you both!


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