Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I was a little shocked but pleasantly surprised to see how many stat hits my "Bit of a Break" post has gotten since I went silent. Wow!! What a heartwarming thing to see so many of you still checking in on me. Sooo, I thought I should at least let you know that I am still on the right side of the grass and am being patched up. It just takes longer the older you get.

I had the pacemaker implanted in June.   It seems I am allergic to something in it but they have left it in me anyway.  Then as my angina attacks became really frequent--I had a only couple hundred of steps in me before the alarms went off and I needed my nitroglycerin so I was given the nuclear stress test and finally the stent placement last week for my 95% blockage.

The stent really should have been done 6 months ago but sometimes, finding good doctors can be a bit of a crap shoot.

No more heart pains, yea,  but I still have abdominal pains that make sitting at the computer or any chair for any length of time uncomfortable.  Pretty sure it is caused partially by the kazillion pills I must take.  Ah the joys of aging. These are the golden years-- golden for the doctors and pharmacies.

The good news is that I am here and determined to scrap out a bit more time. I will try to remember that when I get discouraged that I am no longer an active 76 year old. I am going to do what I can to get that ole gal back and up to snuff.

Considering the news of the week, not everyone is privileged to enjoy old age so I am curious but grateful and feeling blessed to still be here. So many were taken so young.  My heart--with all its bionic aids--goes out to those suffering unspeakable loss recently. All of our hearts took a hit over what happened to the French. I will never understand the vicious, sick side of man. Sadly, it seems they are multiplying.

Hope to be fully back soon. Each day is a bit better. I think my humor is coming back. Even had a fun giggle  or two in the hospital but that is for another day.

A mammoth thanks to those of you who stopped by and left your digital traces on my stat counter. That really meant a lot. It was kind of like a welcome knock on the door and brought quite a bit of comfort.

Stay safe and healthy my friends.  See ya soon.

Sunday, October 25, 2015


Hi, looks like I will be taking a bit of a break from blogging for a while.  I have some health issues that need stabilized so my time will be spent doing just that.  I still  plan to pop in on your blogs to see how you are doing.

However if I don't leave a trace of my visit, do not think that my lack of commenting means I no longer care. I will very much miss our daily swapping of thoughts, updates and ideas. Hopefully this will not last long.

Please take care of yourselves as I plan to do so also.

Comments suspended.  See ya later.