Friday, November 21, 2008

New Development

Tomorrow is the big day! Judy and family are flying from Phoenix into Nashville, TN. Harry will pick them up in the afternoon when they arrive. They will be here late in the day and we'll be waiting with open arms. Let the fun begin.

I'm pretty much ready. Yesterday I went to a mega bake sale and will go to another early tomorrow. Both are being done by large churches and have loads of good stuff. I'm depending on the sales to take care of at least some of the cooking. Harry is doing a big barbecue one day and I'll 'do' Thanksgiving dinner. The rest will fall in place. No hassle, no fuss, no worry.

I finally went to my doctor last evening. This crud just seemed to be getting worse. Breathing was beginning to be a bit of a problem. No fever, not feeling sick, no pain except the usual, and no other symptoms except coughing and feeling that I wasn't getting enough air. I was shocked speechless when the doctor told me I was having a significant asthma attack. This is a new development. No one in my family ever had asthma and I'm really not familiar with it. Doctor said to just take the meds and get through the next two weeks. I should be significantly better by tomorrow. After that we'll do tests (whatever that means) to determine the cause and future treatment (if any is indicated). I ain't gonna Google this - I'd probably just lay down, moan, and groan if I did. As it is I feel fine.

The good news is that this is in no way a threat to anyone else. Based on the doctor it's not something the children or anyone else will 'catch'.

I'll post as much as I can during the next few days but I will think of you and pray that you are well and enjoying the first holiday of the season. I'll say in advance that I'm thankful for each of you, my blogging buddies.


SOUL said...

well holy crap mary--- this sucks. how does asthma just appear at this stage of life??

how bout second hand smoke? (copd, maybe?) did he ask you about that?

how odd.

i agree though-- dr. google is the devil.

take care of yourself and i hope you have a wonderful time with the family

gobble gobble

Brad said...

Sounds like you'll be having a great weekend. I've never heard of someone developing (if that's the right word) asthma like that - interesting...Hope the meds kick in fast!

Robbin said...

OH, I know you are sooo excited. Hope you are feeling lots better soon. Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your time with your family. How fun! Stay away from the internet with medical issues. That causes me more grief and worry, so I just don't google. I'm off to the grocery store to shop for Thanksgiving. We have friends and my Mom coming.

Mary said...

Soul: "Holy crap" is right! What's this all about. It isn't second hand smoke - nothing has changed. I DO NOT like this new development. This breathing apparatus that sprays a mist down my throat is not easy for me to use.

Brad: Our next two weeks will be filled with house guests (family) and lots of fun. We have to much to be thankful for. My "new development" is not one of them. Where did this come from?

Robbin: I pray that you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving. I think of you every day and you are in my prayers. I'm so sorry I haven't been posting but I have been there in thoughts.

Tee: I've done most of the grocery 'thing' and will be finished after the bake sale in the morning and one more grocery run. My freezer is running over as are my cabinets and frig.