Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Doing Better All The Time

I guess it's about time for an update. Someone just reminded me that it has been a week since I last posted. I don't believe I have been gone that long from here before. So.....

The good news is that my health continues to improve. Of course, I have now turned into one of those old men that has to take like a bajillion different pills everyday. I even have to consult a list everyday to keep them straight. Geez. But my blood pressure has dropped to normal and seems to be staying there. My heart is no longer racing in my chest. In fact, it has dropped to 52 bpm. Which is now too low, if you ask me. I've always been a pulse taker, don't know why. But I know my normal should be around 72.

The side effects of all this medication is keeping me down. I am sleeping 9 hours every night and then I constantly nap during the day. I am always fatigued, breathless and just plain worn out tired. Still, I force myself to get out a bit but it takes a lot out of me.

Yesterday I returned to my cardiologist and everything had much improved. In fact, he said the results, compared to last time, were "wonderful". That made me feel good. We have now adjusted the dosages a bit to see if I can't get a little energy and stamina going. I remember having mono as a teenager and this seems a bit like that....no energy. Sometimes it is even hard to open a door.

Since we were in Cancun anyway, we stopped off at CostCo to pick up a few things. A Christmas ham among them. It was raining cats and dogs over there. I mean pouring. There is no taxi stand at CostCo so we had to go out to the street to try to hail a cab. There were a million people lined up along the road and no cabs. It was horrible. It took 45 minutes in the rain before one pulled up in front of us. He was certainly taking advantage of the law of supply and demand because he quoted me a price of 150 pesos to take us to the ferry! It is normally a 35 peso ride. I told him he was crazy and stepped back to the curb.

We were finally able to get a hold of our regular cab driver, Luis, and he rushed to our aid. He is such a nice guy. I owe Sue a big debt of gratitude for introducing me to him.

Speaking of gratitude, the first thing we did upon hitting soil in Cancun was to meet up with Kathy and Jaimie Smith from PauMau. She muled my new computer down and I was finally able to hook up with her and get it. It is still in the box and will stay there until after the holidays. I just don't have the brain cells to deal with hooking up a new computer right now.

So there you have it. All the news that's fit to print! I do have a couple of posts planned for tomorrow and Thursday. Check back in for those. Especially Christmas Day.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better ... as they say, getting ain't for pussies....

Just be a good lad and be consistent about your meds...

And Merry Xmas...!!!

O Robert

threecollie said...

Glad your stats are getting where they need to be. Now if they can get you feeling good as well it will be wonderful. Take care.

Ray said...

Wayne,

Have been following your blog for some time and with your health issue was getting concerned something was not good. Glad to hear things are better though.

Ray

jeanie said...

Glad to hear all is well Wayne!

Leah Flinn said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. FelĂ­z Navidad to you.

Life's a Beach! said...

Wayne, glad to hear all your stats are great! I know what you mean about the medicine. I now have a whole counterful of it. Feliz Navidad!

IslaZina said...

So glad to see your post. I was worried! Don't worry about a slower pulse, work on aerobic capacity next. That said, have a Feliz Navidad! Hope to see you in the streets. And remind me to give you Carlos the cabbie's number for the times you can't reach Luis!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better. Missed your posts!

KfromMichigan said...

Was getting worried since you haven't posted in a week .. so glad you are feeling better. My husband's cardiologist encourages him to walk 30 mins. daily for his heart.

Leslie Limon said...

So glad that you are feeling better! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!! :D

Jane said...

Happy to see you're back. Was worried you'd ended it after reading Ecclesiates ;)

Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Great news regarding your health!

Have a wonderful holiday!

Linda
IC

Brenda said...

Glad you are feeling somewhat better. Merry Christmas.

Refried Dreamer said...

Glad to hear you're doing great! Wishing you a very merry xmas and an even better, and healthier, new year!

Steve Cotton said...

Good to see you in the saddle again.

Calypso said...

Now there is where we are different - I wouldn't let anything come between me and a new computer - it would have to be fired up.

We met Jamie and Kathy (AND THE 5 KIDS - I think or are there more?)REALLY nice folks.

Glad to read you are doing better amigo - was very worried. Keep up with the program (go easy on the ham) but have a GREAT holiday!

Mic said...

Wonderful news that you are feeling better. Looking forward to that Christmas post :-)

Feliz Navidad

Isla Deb said...

I'm so glad you're feeling so much better, Wayne! (Oh, and you're right about Playa del Carmen..."hoity-toity.)

BlueSky said...

I too have been following your blog for awhile and was getting worried you weren't posting. I'm glad you are okay. Hang in there, it will get better. :)

Jamqueen said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better!