Tuesday, June 1

And the Beat Goes On!!!

Well, I couldn't figure out a title to give to this post. Don't know why this one popped into my head, except it seems the trend continues. Hubby had to have an ultrasound on his neck last week. We are waiting for the results. He was having trouble talking and after his stroke last year, it alarmed me, so made him to go the doctor. Yes, MADE him go. He tends to use every excuse in the book not to go. So, when he needed meds, I told him he HAD to talk to the doctor about the spell he had. We should get the results tomorrow or the next day. The doctor is going to refer him to the stroke clinic to see if they can find out why he's having dizzy spells and having a hard time speaking. Of course that was a week ago and we still have no appointment. So tomorrow I will phone the office and get on the secretary about it. She has a habit of putting things off until you raise a fuss and I can certainly do that if necessary.

I was talking to Mom this morning and she doesn't sound good. She is staying with my sister after getting out of hospital on Saturday. She now has a permanent catheter and I think that is causing her to be depressed. She says she is very tired, but they have her on a pain pill that is a narcotic so that, I believe, is normal.

Josh is doing okay...coming along, but still in his angry stage. I can certainly understand that and am hoping to get down to see him soon.

I'm doing much better. Walking a block every evening after it cools down and am going to start now going twice a day...once in the morning before it gets hot and again in the evening. I can do more things, am helping hubby get meals and doing the odd load of laundry. Little by little I'm getting there.

Not much other news from here. We had a bad thunderstorm with torrential rain last night but it only lasted an hour or so, then rained for a while. We certainly needed the rain, but not the torrenetial downpour. We actually need about 3 days of a nice steady gentle rain to bring the water table up.

What's happening in your area? Anything interesting?


  1. It's always good to hear from you. Glad you are doing better. I'm glad you are pushing to get him checked. It's not something to fool around with.

  2. I will be praying for your dear husband, love you.

  3. rain, rain and more rain here. River flood watches out for tonight...what happened to spring?
    Glad to hear you are getting stronger, now we just have to get hubby back on track! take care...jj

  4. You guys are sure having your share of trials lately. I hope it all gets sorted soon.

  5. As sooon as I saw the title to your post... I thought it referred to YOUR heart beats... Sounds like y'all are going through a rough patch right now...we all have them... I know its hard for you not to be able to take care of everyone ...you have such a giving nature... just keep urging Dwight to take care of himself and let your mom know how much she means to you... BUT MOST OF ALL .. take care of Mary first... You are all in our prayers... ((hugs))

  6. Sounds like summer has really arrived there. So far we've only had one or two days I would consider hot. I'm enjoying a bit of real spring weather after all the snow and rain and grayness.

    So sorry to hear that the tribulations continue. I can understand your mom's feelings. I am sorry your nephew is still angry - was he hit by someone who was at fault?

    Sorry about Dwight's situation, too. Sure hope they get him in soon. I can't believe the doctor's secretary is so neglectful. She ought to be fired.

    Keep on keeping on!

  7. I am glad to read that you are doing better and you are working at your full recovery. I wish your kin were doing better. I must be a worry for you.

    I have recently returned from my trip to Belgium.

  8. yes praying for you all here, is not wanting to go to the doctor a man thing?

  9. Hi Mary, I hope your husband is feeling better.
    We've had storms here too this past week, and while today is sunny, they say rain is coing again for the weekend.
    I wanted to let you know that I've posted music for the song I wrote, based on the info you gave me, 'He's My All In All'.
    Come to http://songsoffaith.blogspot.com and scroll down the left sidebar until you find the title under 'Worship Collection.'
    I hope it's a blessing to you.

  10. Hope your husband has been able to get an appointment scheduled. Praying for good news for all of you.
    We have had the coldest rainy-est spring ever here. Really, there hasn't been much of a spring to speak of, so not sure if summer will be coming at all. Our water table is high - I'll try to send some your way. lol~

  11. Hello dear Mary, great news to hear that you're doing so much better, long may you continue that way:-) I do hope that Dwight has an appointment by now for the stroke clinic.

    Your poor mom, she's not having an easy time of it at all either. I have an aunt who has a permanent catheter and she found it very difficult to get used to at first and didn't want to go anywhere but now she's even traveling everywhere:-)

    We've been having absolutely gorgeous weather and like you are in desperate need of rain. We hear the firetruck sirens many times a day due to bush fires all around us, everything is so dry. It's supposed to rain all weekend so let's hope it does.

    Take good care and know that you're all in my prayers. xoxo