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Old 07-02-2013, 05:50 PM   #11831
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Bunny, I adore those glasses..they are just stunning.

Speaking of good drinks, Steve met me at the door yesterday with the best authentic Mojito I've ever had. We have an abundance of mint (does anyone have "just a little" mint?) and he muddled some with the sugar and fresh lime, with lime flavored sparkling water and white rum. It sure hit the spot in this heat while I grilled our dinner. I normally just drink white wine, but think I may have another one tonight.
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #11832
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I'm watching a gentle rain. I love the sound the raindrops make on the deck. .
Chops, I love the sound of rain too, it is one of the most soothing sounds ever!
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:05 PM   #11833
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Good morning everyone :)

Lovely mild day here today!

Have just been out doing the grocery shopping, all done now

Hope you are all having a nice evening/day
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:06 AM   #11834
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I just finished talking to my girlfriend in Atlanta. Tomorrow they will be having the 10K Peachtree Race and the runners will be wearing blue and yellow in honor of the Boston Marathon victims.

Yesterday morning Spike took me shopping. But I had taken my meds before I left the house which included my BP med. I came home and as he was putting the groceries away, I began to feel very sick. My heart started to race and I could feel my BP dropping. I checked it. BP at it lowest was 64/21. My heart rate was 95. No matter what I did, I couldn't get it up. I almost called the ambulance. I knew part of the problem was I was dehydrated. So I got the big bottle of cold water out of the fridge and started to drink it as fast as I could. It helped some. My BP went up a bit, but my heart was still racing. So I decided to lay down and try to take a nap. Nope, that wasn't going to happen. The phone keeps ringing. I know. Shut it off. But I have two problems. One is Spike who has had eight heart attacks and my daughter with her illness. I never know when "that" phone call is going to come.

Finally after two hours of trying to solve everyone's problems, I fell asleep. And I went into a really deep sleep. If the phone rang, I didn't hear it. I woke up this morning and was afraid to even sit up. Was I all right now? If I start to move around will it happen all over again? Today I am fine. But I still haven't taken any of my meds. I am going to have to take out my BP meds for at least 24 hours. I still say they are overdosing me for my BP. For the past year, if not longer, my numbers have been right on target or even better. But they haven't adjusted any of my meds to reflect this. Only take me off the diabetic meds.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:16 AM   #11835
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Addie, please take care of yourself. If you need to take the phone off the hook to rest, call Spike and your daughter and let them know. Then call them again when you get up. You really have to be careful with your blood pressure.
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Old 07-04-2013, 01:21 AM   #11836
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Addie, please take care of yourself. If you need to take the phone off the hook to rest, call Spike and your daughter and let them know. Then call them again when you get up. You really have to be careful with your blood pressure.
What Laurie said.

Don't you have a cell phone for emergencies? If so, tell your daughter and Spike to call on the cell phone if there is an emergency and put the cell phone next to your bed.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:22 AM   #11837
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Addie, please take care of yourself. If you need to take the phone off the hook to rest, call Spike and your daughter and let them know. Then call them again when you get up. You really have to be careful with your blood pressure.
I know. Twice I have had to make a trip in the ambulance because of my BP. Spike is here every night at seven. I need to set up some kind of call signal to him at least once a day. If I let his phone ring once, I am all right. Two rings and I need help. Anything else, just answer the phone.

One time my BP took a dive while I was waiting for my pre op workup for my eyes. The last thing I heard was "Do we have a crash cart?" Right now my BP is 112/91 and my heart rate is 91. Not good. But certainly better than yesterday. My normal is 120/60. Nobody seems to know why it does this.

Thank you for caring.
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Old 07-04-2013, 02:23 AM   #11838
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What Laurie said.

Don't you have a cell phone for emergencies? If so, tell your daughter and Spike to call on the cell phone if there is an emergency and put the cell phone next to your bed.
This problem is something I can't tell my daughter about. She has her own problems with the brain cancer.
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We went for a walk after dinner and not long after we were home, it bucketed down with rain, that was good timing

Now heading into the lounge to watch some Masterchef
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:33 PM   #11840
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I am getting things ready for a meeting with my sister at the bank to finalize Dad's estate. The probate has finally been completed (a very long story but the only thing that matters is that it is done now) so we just have to start things rolling to have the money transferred from trust to the Estate account.

We may go to lunch after if she is not too tired. She has to go to Seattle tomorrow to set up her radiation treatment, and Monday or Tuesday is going in for one more surgery to find out why the wound area is not healing. She should only be in for a few days but we wanted to get this started so she can rest easy.
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