Crinkled Oranges

Saturday, November 22, 2014

I feel like I have been

living under a cloud for the last two weeks, and that it has now been lifted.  First of all:

My heart is healthy!

But, it is interesting to see where your mind goes when you worry that you may have a serious health issue with your heart.

It all started with my legs, feet, and joints swelling very quickly. My weight went up about 10 lbs in a few days (and it really hasn't come down), and I have felt short of breath.

After being worried about it, I went into the Dr.  He was a little concerned by what he was seeing, and sent me for a chest x-ray and blood test.  Those came back fine, but just to make sure, he sent me to do a treadmill stress test.  I couldn't pass the test because I couldn't keep going and get my heart rate above 185 (and I felt like I was going to die on the spot).  But I've never had good endurance, so that is nothing new.

So because that was inconclusive, they had me get an echocardiogram, which I did Thursday.  That came back showing that my heart was healthy.  Which is really good news, because anyone who knows the family, knows of our family history with heart disease.  I also appreciated having my nephew, Bryce (who does echocardiograms) giving me some personal attention.

I haven't started getting the bills yet, so along with the tests being unnecessary, I have no doubt it will also be expensive.   But it is very reassuring.   As for what the problem is, I'm actually wondering if I had an allergic reaction to something or had a spider bite (I had a rash also), as the swelling is going down slowly and I am having more energy.

Anyway, back to what you think about when you really face your mortality.

 My first thought was that I don't want to be the cause of anyone being sad. So when my time does come, don't be sad.  Just remember how blessed I've been.

Then I thought that I need to get my house in order and all my messes cleaned up. I don't want someone else to have to clean up my messes.

Then I thought of all that I would miss with those I love.  But I also know that I will still be able to be a part of that even when I am gone.

Then I thought that there are a lot of things I need and want to change about myself before I die.    So I'm glad I have some more time to work on those.

So there are no worries, it was just kind of a wake up call.  I didn't want to worry anyone unnecessarily, and I'm very glad it wasn't necessary.    Now I just need to make good on all the things I was hoping I had more time for.

Life is good.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Here is where we are tonight.

Up in the pressbox of the U of U.  
Timpview in the state tourney tonight. 
 Right now it is Roy 7 Timpview 0.  

We'll see how it ends.

Addendum:  Timpview came back and won 28 to 7.

It must be something about the nop notch stats people.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

For a weekday

Relief Society last month, we were asked to donate a service or talent that we would be willing to share with a woman in the ward.  Some of the things donated were to go on a hike with someone to giving a voice lesson.  I didn't know what to donate, but decided to give a cupcake baking session where they would go home with 3 doz cupcakes.  My friend Karen picked that one up, and we had the session this week.

What I signed up for was a hug and a flower from this cute girl.  She and her Mom brought it over last week also.

Both were very "sweet" experiences.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

If you have to go to the

dentist, you can't have a more beautiful view than this.

Friday, October 24, 2014

I'm sitting at the airport

And am having my first non deadline time in awhile.    It has been fun to have Tom and Lynn in this week, though I haven't been a very good hostess.   In between a Primary meeting and moving every serving plate I own ro the church , I've been breaking in my new computer.  It has kind of been a nightmare loading all the programs I need for my online work. It definitely beats having my old computer crash a few times a day, though. These pictures are probably upsude down, but that is probably appropriate.