Saturday, May 3, 2008

Quiet Saturday

Thank You Lord for another day. Wavin at everybody from atop Poverty Hill. Wow we had a heck of a storm last night, the birds weren't chirping, the cows weren't mooing and Terry wasn't standing out in it. I'm feeling pretty good today, just a little trouble breathing which I'm attributing to the high humidity, but of course thats just a personal theory. If it was given by my doctor I'd have to pay at least $1,000.00 for it. lol.
Things are quiet on the hill this morning, Judi is cleaning house and I'm lending my splendid superior supervisory skills. I've been on the computer reading some of my friends blogs, its a great way to get to know them and their families. They're all great at this blogging thing, all I can do is just ramble, I'mma ramblin mannnn.......singin.
I'm all shocked this morning, Judi said I snored all night and kept her awake. OMG I can't believe that I was snoring, not the Big Kahuna, woe is me. I can't win, if I don't snore she shakes me and wakes me up, if I do she complains that i kept her awake... (laffin). I just can't win. I'll try to snore more quietly from now on.(That is if i snored)
Well I waited all week for a call from the doctor saying that he'd set up an appointment with Dr. Fagan at the South Alabama PH Clinic, but of course as doctors go, I haven't heard a word. I guess I'll call his office Monday and sorta jog their memory. Not that I'm looking forward to starting Remodulin, it's just the fact that I'm ready to get it over with. I'm the kind of person that needs to know what my new limitations will be, if any.
Well i don't have much to say this morning, I believe I'll go sit in the front yard and wave at people riding by. You know its my duty as a country bumkin to wave at folks as they pass by, who knows I may wanna run for some kinda political office one day and I don't want to miss any politicin time. So long for now from Poverty Hill... Yall come, ya hear!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Another Friday on Poverty Hill

Thank you Lord for another day. I woke up this morning feeling great, thinking about all the things I need to get done. Judi in scurrying around looking for keys, looks like another day of grocery shopping for her and her mother. Woo Hoo.......I'll be alone.....well at least for part of the day. Think I'll throw the things to do out the door and just do what i want to do. Fishing sounds good. Watching the bobber float around in the water, every now and then getting a nibble. No then I'd have to go get bait......scratch that. Friend just called and wants me to go play a round of golf.......wondering how hot it's gonna be today out there. The golf clubs are getting a little dusty. I don't get to play much so I have to pick from my good days and today would be a great day. I told him I'd have to check with the boss(Judi) and let him know. Sure is sounding good though. Wondering if I can play the whole 18 holes without getting too hot, its cloudy, I'm sure I can handle it. I don't get calls to play much anymore, as most of my friends seem to have dissapeared because they think I'm gonna die on them or something. Oh well......were they really that good of friends. Most of them think of me back when they visited me in the hospital when I was about to die, I guess that was a pretty gruesome thing to see as I had always been so active in everything. Since moving to MS I've made new friends, most of which know I'm sick but don't know the extent and that the way its going to stay. Hope Judi is getting me some goodies at the just a passing thought.

I'm sure ready to see my grandkids, all five of em. Maybe they'll come up for a visit this weekend. Both of my sons, Shane and Steve live on the coast in Alabama. One in Gulf Shores the other on Dauphin Island which is located near Mobile. I am proud of both of them, they are great boys or I should say men. I hope and pray neither of them ever have to go through what ole pappy has. Please Lord don't let them ever have PH.

Aha the wife is calling, I know she wants to know what parcels of goodies I might would want, the question is, Will she let me have them. (lol)

I just finished reading the bulletin board on the PHA website, there's a post there from John and Dawn Chastaine both new to PH boards. I know exactly how John is feeling and I'm compelled to e-mail him and give him a little support. We've all been through what he and Dawn are going through right now and we all know that he'll need PHA's support to help get through these hard times. I hope he'll get better soon. All the posts of support and prayers are a blessing. I know for a fact that the power of prayer is awesome. I guess i need to get offa my big butt and do something, even if its wrong. Till next time....wavin at ya from high atop Poverty Hill.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tidbits from Poverty Hill

Thank you Lord for another day. Hello again from high atop Poverty Hill. Its another beautiful day here in the boonies. Its the first day of another month, hot dog...........payday. Guess Judi can go get some grease for the possum and taters tnite.

I had a rough night last night, couldn't sleep, chest hurting, short of breath, you know the regular things, but it could've been worse. Things are quiet up here on the hill today, suns shining, birds singing, it's great to be alive. I'm gonna get busy with my farming today, need to till the back forty, in other words I'm cutting grass today. Judi gets to try out her brand spanking new electric weed eater too.......I know the excitement is killin her. Laffin.

We went to Judi's brothers last night and BBQ'd ribs.......Mmmmmmmmmmm they were good. We had a good visit, you know exchanging lies for me and her brother Butch, gossiping for Judi and Penny. I like visiting them because they don't treat me like an invalid and they are both loving and caring people.

Anyway we got home and I went to PH Chat and hung out with my friends there for a while. We had a few new people that came in and I'm happy that more people are finding their way to PHA because there are so many knowledgeable people that they can talk to and get advice, information, and just plain friendship from. I'm glad to be a part of it, although I'm not the most knowledgeable, I am a PH'er and I know what they are going through. To me, just knowing that Judi and I don't have to fight alone has meant so much to me.
Well i guess I'll go for now, gotta go chop firewood for the fire, that possum n taters is gonna be fine t'nite......Wish you were here.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thank you Lord for another day. Well the roosters crowing and the cows are mooing and the pigs are a grunting here in the country. The sun is shining and its supposed to be in the mid 80's today, so we're getting off to a good start. I feel pretty good this morning, I'm taking Judi to the doctor today in Meridian, which is about 100 miles away, dreading the drive but its not that bad. My illness has been rough on her so shes seeing a doc for her depression. She is a lot better than she was, I was starting to get worried about her. The doc is a miracle worker, she's back to her old self, laughing and shopping(ugh) and talking instead of keeping everything locked inside. She's mean to me so everything is normal....(lol).

I wish Dr Babar would hurry and get the appointment set up with Dr Fagan, the waiting is killing me. I was fine as long as the meds were oral but I've had so many needles stabbed in me i feel like a human pin cushion. The things we do just to stay alive. But i am not going to let it get me down, I'm gonna keep a good outlook at things. Well gonna hit the dusty trail for now, will finish this lil blog later.

Well here I am back home again. Today started out pretty good but I'm tired now. Missy Judi had to do the shopping thingy before we came back from Meridian, MS. I swear I wish I had just half of her energy..........(the show off). All and all its been a long day but I'll be grateful if I have another one tomorrow, just waking up is a blessing.

It's about time to chat a lil at PHA, so solong for now from high atop Poverty Hill.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bless the Children

29 April 2008

Well it's a beautiful day outside, Thank you God for another day. I've just been reading the posts at PHA's board and I think about all the other people that go through the same things that I go through daily. I think of the children that have to go through the gruesome and painful test and I hope and pray for a cure, not for myself, but for these poor kids that have to go through this. Kids that possibly will never do the things or see the things that I have already been able to see and do in my lifetime. I think of the parents of these children, the agony and heartbreak they must be enduring, holding on to hope and awaiting a cure. May God Bless every one of you.

I'm still waiting on my PH specialist, Dr Babar, to set up an appoinment with Dr Fagan at the PH center in Mobile, AL. He wants to put me on Sub Q Remodulin and wants to get her opinion if thats the way we should go at this time. I'm really not looking forward to it but nothing else has done any good lately. The Ventavis didn't do Tracleer and Viagra is still hanging in there i guess. Getting no better, but not much worse either. Oh well just another day for a PH'er. He suggested heart and lung transplant but I told him I was just gonna use up what i have.

I have an extended family now. It's the fantastic people that I have met through the Pulmonary Hypertension Association website. All the people are great, caring, and wonderful individuals who are going through the same things that i am. They are full of knowledge and very helpful with anything one could want to learn about PH. It's like a load lifted off my chest just to chat with them and read their posts on the bulletin boards. And of course they even explain things in a simple way