This post does not have a digi page as I had hoped it would. Niether doesit have a card. Its a serious post. I don't think I have ever just written a serious post before...............if I have please remind me. :) I do not like to write about personal things unless they are all about happiness. My post does have a happy ending though.
On Friday morning I had a doctors appointment. As I was driving to my doctor's office to be checked for a sinus infection.................the on coming cars were all blurry. I continued driving for a few minutes more and realized that something was not right. I pulled into my local Dunkin'Donuts a favorite place of mine. I called my docters office to let them know that I was going to be late. When asked why I explained, and I was told to get to the office ASAP! I called Wayne and he took me there. He is such a great guy. :) After being checked out by my doctor immediately, I was sent to the hospital. After the first test I was told by the doctor that he suspected I had a stroke . Oh my, all I could think was ..........................this could be serious. Three tests and 6 hours later I was admitted to the hospital. I wont go into all of the details there are too many. I was being treated for a stroke until yesterday morning. When all my tests results came back ,thankfuly the MRI (most important test) showed that I did not have a stroke but I did have a TIA. The only risk factors that I had for either was that I have borderline high cholesterol. I have had it for many years. The fact that I could one day have a stroke or a TIA was never discussed with my doctor and I. Despite the fact that my mother had a stroke at 60, that she has a heart attack at 55, that my brother had a tripple by-pass at the age of 48 and that heart disease is high in my family my doctor felt I was not in any danger for heart disease or stroke. I had asked her through out the years to put me on a statin............ no she said your good cholesterol is very good. I'm sharing this with those of you who read my blog, because if you are like me and tend to trust your doctor 100 % my humble advice to you is dont! I am not over wieght, I do not smoke or drink alcohol. I do not have diabetes or high blood pressure. I do have stress in my life and this past year has been rough as far as my being able to get outdoors and walk. My doctor knew this. I do not blame her, I just wish that I had been more assertive in my healthcare. I am doing better today. I am eating small heart healthy meals and taking an asprin each night. I will be seeing my PCP this week...............I will be demanding a statin drug. Never a dull moment my way. :)
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I do have a photo collage of more Christmas pictures of Grace. They are photos that I like and thought that I would also add them to her baby book. I hope that you enjoy the photos. I am looking forward to doing her 10 month old portraits by mid/late January. That should be lots of fun.
Stay safe,stay warm & Smile. :)