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2018 Is Disappearing!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

emoticon I'm back after being AWOL for almost an entire year. A lot has happened but not much of it has been positive!

emoticonI've been sick more than I thought possible. I thought 2017 was rough with losing the sight in my left eye, getting c-dif, and having a heart attack. 2018 hasn't improved! My eye has become painful so now I go once a month for injections in it. I can no longer walk without my walker due to my knee and ankle, I had kidney stones and had surgery to put a stint in and then had the stones broken up and the stint removed. A "porcelain" gallbladder was discovered during the x-rays for the kidney problem and I had to have my gallbladder removed. i did okay for a few weeks and then ended up back in the hospital with a UTI that went septic. I guess I was about 18 hours from death but received massive antibiotics through IVs. I've also had a few cardiac "incidents" due to A-fib.

emoticonNow I have decided to do something that I said I would never do. After talking to all of my doctors, I have agreed to gastric bypass surgery. My insurance has okayed it because of the letters the doctors wrote to them, so I am just now starting that journey. It will take several months to complete everything required and have all the tests needed before the surgery.

Something great that happened was adopting Squeak and Ping.

Squeak has taken over the bed and Ping likes to lay on my lap (thus the close-up). Squeak is 9 and Ping is 7.
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  • SPEEDY143
    emoticon I missed you so much emoticon So very sorry about all your health issues Sheila... especially your vision and the pain involved. I will continue to pray that your surgery goes well and in a year from now you will be feeling much much better. Glad you have sweet kitties to cuddle with and have touched base with so many of us that love you.
    761 days ago
    Hi Sheila - Thank you for sharing pictures of your adorable Squeak and Ping. I'm happy for you that they share their lives with you. You have had a year of one difficulty followed by another. You are an amazingly resilient woman. Take care of you and your sweet kitties. Hugs emoticon
    761 days ago
    You've been through a lot. Wishing you success as your prepare for the surgery. Squeak seems to be a nice addition to your family. Give him lots of love.
    766 days ago
    Sorry to hear of all the health issues you have had. Prayers to you. Your cats are beautiful; they will bring you comfort when you need it.
    766 days ago
    Wow, I'm so sorry you've been through so much! I didn't know about your heart attack or that you had lost the sight in your eye. It seems as though you are finding your way back to being better. I know you really missed Jake and Nellie so I'm really glad to hear you have two new purring fur kids to love. They are beautiful kitties and I'm sure they bring you lots of joy! I hope you continue to improve and that the gastric bypass surgery will help you to banish some of the extra weight you have. You'll have to let us know when your surgery is so that we can keep you in our thoughts and prayers!! Wishing you the best from here on out! emoticon emoticon
    766 days ago
    Prayers for good health. Love the kitties, they are such good "friends"
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    766 days ago
    So sorry for all your problems over the past couple of years! Your Squeak and Ping are adorable!
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    Sorry for your lost
    766 days ago
    Wow, it sounds like you have been through a lot and it looks like you are finding your way out, slow and steady. Remember it is important to find good support and to make sure they have your best interests at heart. All my best. Meow beautiful!!
    766 days ago
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