NOTE: Grass fire caused by a careless cigarette just outside Colorado Springs Airport and just a few miles from us and 1/2 to 3/4 of a mile from my daughter's house. I hope they get it out before evening winds pick up since it is still travelling in their direction. Almost all of the fires in and around Colorado Springs are caused by cigarettes tossed out car windows. A good reason to stop smoking in my estimation. Not only do they cause each person and their family and friends lung damage or irritation but they cause counties and states many millions of dollars in damage.
Well.... the saga goes on. Last time when we talked I had my hickman replaced and dealt with one good episode of bleeding from the site. Are we done yet? Not hardly. Two days later, on Thursday I felt good and decided to run down to see my mother and father in laws and help with a few little things on their computer. Sounds easy, not too strenuous or stressful.
Stormy Day over Pikes Peak and Colo.Sprgs.
So, off we go to the next little town of Canon City, (they live in tiny Florence, Colo), to the small hospital there. I am once again packing in anything I can find to the site and applying pressure. We are told to fill out forms and then sit down in the waiting area. I asked if this would take long. "I don't know" is all she says, I asked if it would take less than 40 minutes but again she just said she didn't know. We sit down and talk to other's waiting and hear that one lady just told them she sat there for 5 hours. Well, I don't think so, I don't think I have that much blood.
Reflections at our Duck Pond!
So... we get back into the car and drive the 40 some miles to Pueblo where there is a real hospital and real ER people. Meantime I'm packing in whatever I can find. Of course when we walk into the ER and I have blood running and say I'm on bloodthinners, they take us right in, thank goodness. It takes awhile and more shots of epinepherin and ladicane and when that still leaks they use some tiny particles of what looks like cotton fluff you might pick off of your blanket, but it's all natural and it definitely works. Soon (3 hours soon), I'm all patched up and ready to head back to Florence.
Roses in my Front Yard!
Now of course, it's not advisable for me to drive home and my father-in-law shouldn't drive after dark. Besides, he has been driving me around all day, worried about me. So I call my daugahter in Colorado Springs, once again, to come to my rescue. She finds a babysitter for the two oldest ones and brings baby and meets us back in Florence. I had to leave my car but we get home safely and what a day it was, ..again!
Outside my front door!
I'm happy to report that things are looking good fnally and I'm even back on my bloodthinners and not leaking. I had to really take it easy this last week and not use my arm much at all. That's mainly why I haven't been on line, since I use those arm and shoulder muscles to type. What a pain it is to stay so still and it's really hard to remember not to lift an arm, especially when you are able, or not to lay on that side at night, or brush your teeth and eat left handed since it's on my right side. Kept me busy being inventive on doing things a different way, anyway. I always knew there would be a time that teaching my self to write and do things left handed when I was a teenager, would come in handy. I can even write left handed, upside down and backwards. You can even read if fairly well too. That takes practice but it's fun.
Well, after all that, any little things that come up are really no big deal. Are you seeing lot's of big deals that bug you each day? Just try doing everything with your off/weaker hand for a day and you'll find it's not so bad after all. Hey you all, thanks also for all your wonderful support and great comments. I'll be visiting you again soon although it may take a few days to catch up.