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A sincere THANK YOU to all of you who have added this to your blog! And, to Anelys for creating such a cute blinkie!!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hacked! Or something.

OK, I'm not sure what's going on with my email! I've had it for over 5 years now with 0 problems. However, I have gotten several texts and emails saying I'm sending out weird messages!

One was "Hi it's really me.... I've lost 31lbs with this acai crap..." And, Melinda said "if you lost 31lbs you'd disappear. So- obviously- ERASE that! It's NOT REALLY ME!

Another was "I SHOP FREE" Well, if I shop free- I'd sure like to know how I do it. So, That's NOT me either.

When I signed into yahoo today I got "Welcome, Lillie!" WTH?!?! And, my status was "looking for hot boyz 46". Yea.... right. There was a picture there to! That is NOT me either!!!!!!!!

ANY SUGGESTIONS!? I hate to trash that email addy as that's they address everybody has. I did change my password today, and spam a whole slew of stuff.

I assure you I wouldn't knowingly send out that mess!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Logen graduates Kindergarten TONIGHT!!!!!!!! Holy Smokes. Where does the time go?! I'll be sure to post the pictures.

US Air Forces

I know there has to be somebody reading this (or that knows somebody!) that has info about the US Air Forces- especially for women.

I am exploring my options. I won't go into detail. But, I think this might be a good opportunity. Especially since I want to *someday* go to medical school. I'm doing some research and hoping to go to a local recruiting office this week- depends on childcare for Parker.

Any information (good or bad) from anybody is appreciated. Thanks! jklduncan@yahoo.com

Saturday, May 16, 2009

I'm Home!

I was discharged Thursday afternoon. Things look ok, I go back in 1 week for labs- my potassium was still low on days 2 & 3 of labs (and they'd give me a supplement everyday). So, I left for meds to take for heart health 4x a day. I'm 24! My d/c nurse said it nicely and I have to agree- nobody my age should have to take this many medications for her heart. A little self pity, I guess.

I'm home, picking right back up and going about our business. I haven't felt really good. The meds totally wear me out. And, I've been seeing doubles! (its the meds!) They said it would take a while for me to adjust to them. Oh, boy! haha The boys are happy Momma is home, but they are having some Nana withdrawls!!!!

I'm working on getting my private blog back up.... send me an email if you're interested, I will need your addy to add you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Hospital Update

Not sure whats up with the ad in the middle of my blog?!

Thanks to one of my great friends, my stay hasn't been to bad! Julie has kept me fairly entertained.

Yesterday was a bit rocky. The new beta blocker knocked me out. I couldn't keep my eyes open. My blood pressure dropped very low last night and was still really low this morning. I got up and moved around, which brought my heart rate up to 113 and my pressure up to high (I also got dizzy and felt like I was going to float away... I'd rather have been on a cruise). My APN came in and said that's all part of inappropriate sinus tachycardia. The Doc came in about 2 hours ago and said on the monitor things are looking good- even with the fluctuations- the meds are doing what we need them to do.

I did get in "trouble" for just sitting a reading. I was told to get up and walk around the unit. I told him I never get to just sit :P As boring as this all is, it's kind of nice to not have to wash laundry or dishes! I miss my kids like crazy and am ready to go back to it all though.

I did not sleep last night. I finally went to sleep around 1am and at 4:30 I was woken up for an EKG and labs. A lady rubbing your arm with alcohol to wake you up doesn't make you happy, let me tell you! At 5:30 (I had just gone back to sleep) they came in to do vitals.... And, at 6:30 my step dad brought me IHOP.

Fairly uneventful here. My kids have been by to visit, but aren't able to stay long b/c they dont do confined spaces for long periods of time.

My BP is still too low. They won't let me stand long. So, I can't shower!!! :( I was woken at 430am by needles and an EKG. I was not a happy camper.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

I've survived the first 12 hours! My BP is dropping (at 91/57 now) and its a concern (there's no drug to make it go up). Will fully update from computer tomo.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I begin my hospital stay tomorrow morning. Expect a "boom" in blogging this week!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

To all Momma's out there-

I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

I Fell!

Today after we went lawn mower shopping we went for lunch. Parker has gotten very good at running away from us... ideas would be helpful!

He was running towards a very busy street, so I ran after him. I was coming down a wheelchair ramp and crashed. I honestly cannot say what happened. I think I blacked out?! When I landed, I couldn't move my right knee and had pain up to my hip and my toes were numb. I lost the nail polish on both "big toes" and managed to bloody my R toe, L foot, L knee, and R palm. We got home and I iced my knee, cleaned my "boo-boos", and napped once my pain meds kicked in. My knee still hurts and I'm walking around with the help of a cane :) I'm feeling about 80 tonight!!!

Ya know, when stuff keeps happening- ya just gotta laugh. I can't believe I tumbled down the wheelchair ramp and hurt myself! The waiter from the restaurant even came out to check on me! Lordy Lordy :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Zombie Hangin' In Space

It's about 12:30 Thursday- a little over 12 hours since my 1st dose of my new med. I feel really awful! Like a living, walking zombie. I'm so exhausted. I feel like I haven't slept in days. And, I have a just "hanging out in space" attitude. The doc said this is to be expected until my body adjusts. I can't wait. This stinks.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Heart Stuff

I started out my day by going to see the Electrophysiologist. Somebody had finally figured out what is going on with my heart!

I started a new medication for heart failure today, a cardiac glycoside. He started me on the highest dose. My Pharmacist warned me of nausea. He also said if I start to see "Halos" or lights around things (or any other vision change), my dose may be to high and I may need to go up a little slower. Doc also said to drink plenty of electrolytes! Blood tests can show if you have the appropriate levels in your system. I thought that was pretty cool.

He will be admitting me to the hospital for 3 days to start a new beta-blocker (BB) b/c the current BB is not working as it should. My heart rate is still averaging 120, but my blood pressure is around 100/60 (normal is 120/80). So, while my heart rate isn't going down, my blood pressure is. There are too many risks involved with starting the new med, so he won't let me start it at home. It must be done while monitored 24/7. I am waiting to hear back from the nurse on when.

This is a life long condition and surgery isn't an option (at this point, but who knows- maybe somebody will invent it!)- just symptomatic treatment with medications. It will be a combination of a few meds to treat.

Obviously, the biggest risk associated with this is heart failure. But, my doctor seemed confident that with the proper medications we should beable to avoid this. :)

The med I started today may make me tired as it slows things in my body down. My poor heart is so used to going so fast it's not going to know what to do when it gets to rest!

I'm trying REALLY hard not to let this get me down. Please say a prayer for me (and my family) on this. It's a scary thing, but I'm keeping my faith. I think I am going to start "private blogging" again (there's marital probs, Logen's stuff, this, etc!). If any of you are interested in reading, let me know.

Doc started me on a med for heart failure. There's other plans of tx in place. Will update when I get home tonight. Say a prayer for us.

I have an appt with an Electrophysiologist this morning b/c of my heart. Its hitting 200 beats/min!

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