Thursday, June 29, 2023

Sorry Folks

 Yes, I'm sorry for being slow in posting but my laptop just decided to be a problem for me.

The pills for the low platelets seem to be doing good so far.   I will not see DR Dan until taking the pills a full month which will be July14,2023.
When I had my blood drawn June 23, they gave me a read out and my platelets and the numbers went from 113 up to 198 which is in the range of normal (140-440).


After I had my blood drawn Sherry and I made a short trip to look around the "Good Will Store".
I bought a few things for Nancy which was a couple of eyebrow shavers that were new.  
This store has a lot of new and used things to buy.


Our granddaughter Dee and her daughter Cami, Sherry's children and having youngins around like that sure makes a fella feel old.

WE took them out to the county park and the breeze coming in off the water did feel mighty good.

A channel going out to the gulf.

Picnic table throughout the park.

Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a great day.



Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Life goes on.

 Guess I had better catch up on what's been happening.

Nothing real exciting just living life as it is happening.
Sunday Nancy and Sherry took me out to eat for Father's Day.


We went to the Sioux City Steakhouse our dinner since Sherry and I both like their servings the best.


Nancy and I both had the Cowboy Cut Steak which is an 8 oz., baked potato, with Cole slaw.
Sherry had a Prime Rib, baked potato, and a salad and all three of us were very satisfied with our dinner.

We have several times through the years but this time I noticed the train over the bar that keeps going around and around.  I guess the steak was better to look at and eat.

We had a very large storm go through our area the other day had wind and a lot of rain.  Talking with some people it was the heaviest storm they have seen in a long time.
I could see the result of it the next morning as I did my walking.

Sherry and I are slowly cleaning out the motor home because with Nancy and my health issues. we will not be doing any long time camping anymore and we have not moved the motor home in two years so there is no need to keep paying the storage fee on it.
We enjoyed the 20 plus years we were full timers.

Sherry and I got a little to hot working on the motorhome so we stopped by the gulf waters as we headed home to cool off a bit.

Of course you can depend on the seagulls to put on a good show.

Here is one I happened to catch in flight.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.



Sunday, June 18, 2023

Happy Fathers Day

 I would like to wish all you fathers out there a very happy and a very pleasant day.

I didn't have many years with my father as he was killed in a mining accident one day after my 12th birthday.

Friday, I was at the cancer clinic to have my blood drawn to see how the pills were doing.
The doctor came in and said my numbers went from 106 up to 113, he said that was good but I had taken only three pills so I will be going in to have blood drawn for the next four Fridays.

That way he will see if the pills will be working as he hopes they will.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Friday, June 16, 2023

Vicki's back home

 Sherry and I took Vicki to the airport Wednesday to catch the plane to Lexington, Kentucky.
We all really hated to see her leave, but she thought it was time for her to be back home.

Vicki and Sherry had a great time visiting with one another and it been a long time since they were both together.


I always enjoy the scenery of the bay when we go to the airport and back.

Sherry and I saw the motorcycle riders enjoying the nice day.


I had a nice breeze as I did my walking this morning.

They have two bocce ball courts here in the park.

Today is the day I go back to the doctor to see if the pills are bringing up my platelet number. 
I've only took three pills so I will not be disappointed if they are not up yet.

Thanks for stopping by and I wash you a great day.

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Fourth day walking

 I'm still trying to keep walking without skipping a day.   I know when you skip a day doing what you are trying to keep up with the next day seems a little easier to skip.


So it was up one street.

And down the other until I had walked a little of a mile for the fourth day in a roll.

Its nice to see how the residents have different ways of having their place a fixed up.

This one has three bench seats that look inviting, after a little walking.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Sunday, June 11, 2023

A little walking

 My legs are still weak, so I decided in order for them to get stronger I would do a little walking.

So yesterday morning I woke up at 6:30 am and got ready.  It felt so good to be walking that I did it again this morning.


I walked the streets within the park and before I knew it, I had walked 1/2 mile and I still felt good.

And by the time I thought that was enough walking I had walked 1.1 mile.

My legs are still weak so its going to take a bit of time before they get stronger.

Thanks so stopping by and do have a great day.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Nitro pills?

 Yesterday was the day I checked in to my doctor to see how my numbers were doing?

The doctor reported that the numbers were down, so they were not holding like they should.
He said I would not have to undergo any more Nitro trnsfusions at this time instead he was going to put me on Nitro pills for a week to see if that would bring the numbers up and hold them steady.

I'm to see the doctor next Friday for a result on taking the Nitro pills. 

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.

Thursday, June 08, 2023

I'm still here

 I've had a busy week.

With four or five days in the hospital taking the transfusions.


  I've spent the last five days going back and forth to the cancer center for more trans fusions.

The good thing is my numbers are up from the 4000 which was when I entered the hospital to a high of 142000 as of Tuesday.


One of my daughters will drive me up to the entrance then I get out go to the desk and check in, have a seat wait to be called up.

Then its upstairs to have a seat in a recliner and wait to be connected to the IV for the next 3 1/2 to 4 hours for the transfusion.
There are about 50 people that are there also getting what they need with the IV.

The nurses and caregivers got to do their thing.

Tomorrow I will go in to talk to Dr. Dan to see how my numbers are and find out what the next set of plans are.

I have to say that I've felt better the last 3 days the in almost a year now.
I seem to have more energy but still somewhat weak, guess it will take time.

I got up this morning and had an omelet the I prepared consisting of egg, sausage, peppers, onions, toast with good Smucker's Jam and a good cup of coffee.

Thanks for stopping by and do have a great day.