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  • September 12th Dinner Post

    Good Morning!

    It is raining and has been since early last evening. The high will be 70 and the low of 55.

    The man that had asked me if I would like his wind spinners stopped yesterday and had them for me. I was so humbled when he told me why he was giving me them. He has bladder cancer, wears a bag and said he got diagnosed 2 years ago. He said when he drove past and saw me on the porch and everything I have out and knew that here was where he wanted his spinners as he knew that they would in a "home" where they would be wanted and enjoyed. He has had them for years and always put them out and enjoyed them so much. He put them in the yard where he thought they would look good and then thanked me for taking them. It was all I could do in not crying as I could see how much it meant that he placed them. I have taken a picture of them placed in with the ones I had out and will make sure I set them the same next summer. I hope he will still be here and will see them back out. I am truly so thankful he knows where they are and can see them whenever he wants but most of all I am honored and so touched that I have them.

    Dinner tonight will be the last of the fish chowder along with salad.

    What will you be having tonight?
    Heritic, rebel, a thing to flount,
    He drew a circle that shut me out.
    But love and I had the wit to win,
    We drew a circle that took him in.

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    Our day started with hanging out the wet washing and getting what I hoped would be a leisurely lunch. I received a phone call from John's cardiologist who wanted him to go to the cardio clinic and have an echocardiogram. Long story short, they are preparing him for surgery in a couple of weeks to have a mesh inserted directly into his heart to prevent blood clots. Once the mesh is inserted, he can go off the blood thinning medication which should solve his haemorrhaging issue. More heart surgery...

    We need to build his hemoglobin level. Right now it's at 88. Normal for a male his age is 120-140. He's on a liquid iron syrup called Maltofer but also needs iron-rich meals.

    Tonight he had a small meal of steak, peas and carrot. I had the same steak, lettuce, onion and carrot. It looked pretty so I took a picture:

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    Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

    Napoleon Hill

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Chayote View Post
      Our day started with hanging out the wet washing and getting what I hoped would be a leisurely lunch. I received a phone call from John's cardiologist who wanted him to go to the cardio clinic and have an echocardiogram. Long story short, they are preparing him for surgery in a couple of weeks to have a mesh inserted directly into his heart to prevent blood clots. Once the mesh is inserted, he can go off the blood thinning medication which should solve his haemorrhaging issue. More heart surgery...

      We need to build his hemoglobin level. Right now it's at 88. Normal for a male his age is 120-140. He's on a liquid iron syrup called Maltofer but also needs iron-rich meals.

      Tonight he had a small meal of steak, peas and carrot. I had the same steak, lettuce, onion and carrot. It looked pretty so I took a picture:

      image.png
      I do pray John will gain strength and this implant will end his bleeding issues. I totally understand. Starting coumiden again this week. Makes me nauseous at the thought. Is he getting the Watchman? I'm being pushed to get it. My pea brain is not ready to face that yet. I wondered if he was taking anything with iron. I had a echo last week. No results yet. Mine is diff reason. Afib. Ugh. Please keep us up to date. I will continue to lift him and you up to the great physician <3

      Sunny high 50s. Chilly today with a high 65. Rain this afternoon. Seems like a good day for beef stew.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rosie View Post
        I do pray John will gain strength and this implant will end his bleeding issues. I totally understand. Starting coumiden again this week. Makes me nauseous at the thought. Is he getting the Watchman? I'm being pushed to get it. My pea brain is not ready to face that yet. I wondered if he was taking anything with iron. I had a echo last week. No results yet. Mine is diff reason. Afib. Ugh. Please keep us up to date. I will continue to lift him and you up to the great physician <3
        I didn't know it was called The Watchman but that is exactly what the cardiologist described to us. John has A fib as well but he doesn't currently have any clots, thank God. He still has to take his Apixaban but after the procedure he will go off it.
        Effort only fully releases its rewards after a person refuses to quit.

        Napoleon Hill

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        • #5
          Lots of good wishes going John’s way Chayote. I think the waiting is one of the hardest parts to deal with.

          It’s much more pleasant today, a lot less smoke in the air and more of a sea breeze. Air index is 62 right now, way better than yesterday’s 175. I really haven’t accomplished much at all today, just feeling kind of lazy, and that’s perfectly fine!

          I’m trying a recipe for Maid Rite sandwiches tonight, it’s a little different than most of the ones I’ve seen. I’m going to make some air fried zucchini sticks to go with it.​

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