Friday, October 21, 2011

Woe is Me?

Hey, Y'all,
Well, I went to my family doctor's office this morning to donate some more blood for followup testing. She was concerned about my anemia. I have been anemic all my  life as long as I have been having my blood tested. (Sixty years, that is). I think the first time I ever had blood work done was when I discovered I was expecting my oldest daughter, Carol. My body seems to have adjusted to it over the years. 

Following that, I went to have my hair cut in my boyish bob and so that won't have to be done for another eight weeks. I came back home for a few minutes and then headed out to my visit to my cardiologist. While I was there, I had a pacemaker check up, which gave good results. That was about the only good results I heard while I was there. My doctor gave me the bad news that my bad valves are worse than they were a year ago, my heart muscle is thickening, and is doing less than it was a year ago. He gave me two new medications for blood pressure and told me to begin taking a baby aspirin again. He asked me about taking an aspirin everyday and I told him I didn't think I needed to. He laughed and said, "your cardiologist is sitting here telling you that you need to take one and you are telling him,  you don't think you do?" I said, "Well, when you put it like that, I guess I could be wrong." Ha.

Anyway, I left there not feel so upbeat. Oh, well. More was said, but I won't bore you with all the details. Having three brothers who died from heart attacks and their results is not a good family history to have, huh? It reminds me of the "Hee-Haw" song that went: Gloom, despair, misery on me, Deep dark depression, excessive misery, if it weren't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all, Gloom, despair and misery on me!"  Ha, just joking folks, I am not down yet. I know that my heart is bound to give out on me one day, so that is no surprise. It is called a-g-i-n-g.

I have been stitching around quilt piece squares (applique stitches) on Teresa's quilt in the evenings while I watch television, and some during the daytime. I hope to chat online with her tomorrow some time. I will be doing some work on it this evening. It won't be long before I will begin putting it together. 

It looks like we may have some rain soon and that would be good. We have been having some cooler temperatures and that is wonderful. 

Well, that is about it for today. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.



Anonymous said...

hahaha yes I think you should be doing what your cardiologist says!

oceangirl said...

an aspirin a day will keep the cardiologist away! ha :)

boyish cut, that's what I need too.

Better is Possible said...

Listen to your doctor!

Patricia Stoltey said...

Hi Ruby, just dropped by to catch up on your goings-on. I can just imagine you telling your cardiologist about that aspirin, but I'm glad you decided it would be best to follow his advice. Your friends in blogger world want you to stay around many, many years. :)

Jacqueline Howett said...

you can research online more about what food to eat when you are anemic- Food that has iron in it. Spinach and lentils have iron. Garlic is also good for the heart, and oatmeal has iron. Stay well!