Tuesday, October 17, 2017

And the Washing Machine Too!

I just don't know where this road is leading me and what the take away will be in the end.  One thing is for sure and that is I'm learning to be highly flexible and good at adjusting my sails. 

As I feared, I will not be having my surgery tomorrow.   The Anesthesiologist says that they can't do the surgery with just a  nerve block and no general, because it could adversely affect my lungs and cause me to stop breathing. 

That's the bad news.  I can't have my shoulder fixed until I get this blocked artery fixed first.  The good news is that I will only have to wait a month after that to get my shoulder surgery.  Not the 6 months that the Cardiologists had originally said.  I don't know why she said that.  I don't know why doctors say a lot of things they say.  They have the unique ability to put you on an emotional roller coaster.  I'm sure that they don't do it on purpose, but they are somehow oblivious to what you...the patient...is going through.

So....I wait.  My angioplasty will be scheduled for a week from tomorrow, says the Cardiologist, but if I've learned anything from this....that could change a dozen times before we settle on a date and time.

I'm really going to have to be creative with my finances if I'm going to get through this.  I took some money from my retirement plan and I'm supposed to have some money coming to me for my lost wages...but...I will have to get creative to get through to the other side of this.

And...finally....in the middle of all of this.....my washing machine died.  The other day it was horribly loud during the spin cycle and I suppose somewhere in the back of my mind, I knew it was nearing the end.  I have repaired this machine a few times and I could repair this as well, but the parts are kinda spendy and the repair is pretty involved.  Besides, it's almost 10 years old.

Not to fear though.  My Mister (because at my age, I hate the word "boyfriend") ordered a new Samsung washer for me and I'll have it by Saturday.  Of course, I will pay him back when I get through this, but he's been such a blessing in times of trouble.

One thing I know for sure is that I have GOT to get out of this house before I go nuts.  I have cabin fever so bad.  I think I'll jump in the car and head up to Ft. Collins this weekend for a little diversion.

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