Crash and Burn

Published Wed, Nov 23 2011 4:59 AM

It's been a few days after the party and I've crashed and burned! In other words, I'm wiped out! Grandson Noel and best friend Jan spent the night on Saturday. Sunday morning Jan headed home because the daughter of one of her friends was killed in an accident 2 nights before. How tragic as she was only 29 years old. May God give that family comfort and peace during their difficult time.

Noel and I spent Sunday laying around the house doing next to nothing. He watched tv and played video games all day. I pretty much napped all day. When dad and big brother Christopher showed up in the late afternoon, we just kinda looked at them and said, "What?" We really looked energetic!! I managed to get myself together and heated some of the leftovers from the party;  we had dinner consisting of ribs, salad, and dinner rolls, and for dessert coconut apricot bars and brownies. By Sunday evening, my ankles were quite swollen. Oh, oh, not good and I had a doctor appointment Monday morning. I knew I was in trouble with a capital T.

I'm at the doctor's office on Monday. Yup, I'm in trouble. She ordered sonograms before I can get on the train next week. Wants to make sure my circulation is okay and that I don't have any blood clot issues.I go this morning for the sonograms. Please pray everything is good. If there are any issues at all, I will not be getting on that train next Thursday. Oh dear God, your will be done. I may not understand your plans for me, but your plans are better than mine. I trust and praise your name, Lord. In your name I pray. Amen.

Yesterday (I have complete faith that I am going to AZ) I started packing. I have already shipped 3 packages containing sewing supplies, my summer clothes, and projects to work on. I have to pack my nebulizer, c-pap both in separate cases that go on the train with me. The only ones that get checked are the big suitcase and my walker. My meds have to go in a separate case (required by Amtrak). Then there's my overnight bag with 3 changes of clothes for the 3day/2 night trip. We're up to 4 bags now. Plus with my restricted diet, I can't eat much train food. So I must take some food...bag #5. Of course, Amtrak is aware of this and they make accomodations for disabled travelers. On this trip I'm traveling in a sleeper car...WoooHooo! No one going in/out all the time. No one to interrupt just as I'm falling asleep. No one to start snoring in the middle of the night.

I need to get back into a routine and looking at the clock, it's telling me it's breakfast and morning pill time. Will talk with you later. Have a great Thanksgiving Day and remember to give thanks to God. God's blessings to you and your families.


# Pamela said on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 7:54 PM

Linda - you've had a couple of busy weeks getting ready for your Christmas party. Can see why you were tuckered out afterward.

Hope you get on that train and make it to Arizona safely. God bless and Happy Thanksgiving!

# Linda said on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:38 PM

The sonagrams were good today so unless when the doctor looks at them and sees something, I'll be on that train next week!! With 2 days of cold and rain, I want the heck out of here!! I appreciate all your good wishes and encouragement. Thank you.

Pam you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a blessed Christmas season.