Monday, February 2, 2009

Just Rambling

Hello everyone, hope all of ya are doing good. Things on Poverty Hill have been sorta quiet and laid back since hunting season is over. I've been catching up on my rest. The truth is I'm glad hunting season is over, I was gave slam out. Gettin up at 4 am every morning and hunting untill dark was getting old quick. Both my boys love hunting as well as my oldest Grandson so I figure I have to get up and go with em. Anyway now I can rest up, well that is after I catch up on the honeydo's that I neglected while hunting season was in.

I've been reading and watching on TV about the record colds that they're having up North, isn't that just terrible? I just absolutely could not live in that kind of weather, I'd make a terrible Eskimo. I was talking to someone the other day and they were saying, "Oh they are used to that kind of weather, they were raised in it."
Well I disagree with that, I don't think they've had all the power outages and water outages like they've been having lately. This is serious business when its freezing cold and you have no heat, thats life threatening. I know how the power outages are because of the hurricances we have down here and its terrible, but the fact that its freezing cold up there makes it so much worse to me. I feel for the people up there and pray that they all make it through these hard times ok. I think they need to take some of that bailout money the government is throwing away on these banks and buy everyone up there a generator so that they can stay warm and eat, it'd be a whole lot cheaper and do a helluva lot more good for the people.

Well its that time again, for those of you that don't know I have Pulmonary Hypertension and once or twice a year us PHer's have to have a right heart cath to check the pressure between our heart and lungs. Well its time that time again and although the procedure isn't very painful, I'm dreading getting it done. I know my pressures have gone up again due to the distance I can walk have gotten much shorter and my ability to do certain things has declined. Oh well, my doc was wanting to put me on a different medicine, looks like the time has come...we'll see after the heart Cath. Its just the fact that the options are getting slimmer. The meds he's talking about is called Remodulin, which is taken Sub-Q or by Catheter. Anyway that enuff about that, I'll cross that road when I get to it. It's nothing but a thang.

I've been reading the PHA boards more here lately now that hunting season is over and I see that there's lots of newbies to PH posting. I can remember when I first started posting and asking questions, so I know how scared most to them are. I hate seeing new people join us but I'm glad they found their way to us so that they know they are not alone. I wish I could be of more help to them, but I try to help in any way that I can. Maybe in some way to repay the help that PHA and its member have given me.

Well, I'm ramblin all over the place so i recon I need to just shut up.....laffin.
Best wishes to all of ya from Poverty Hill, ya come when ya can, the door is always open to my friends.

Hugs N Handshakes



Nancy said...

I feel the same way about the Message boards at PHA. They helped me a great deal when I was first diagnosed. If I notice a post has been read several times and doesn't have a reply, I try to leave some encouragement even if I cannot answer their specific question.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with RHC..Is is today?? Let us know how that goes..

Glad you enjoyed hunting but now rest up young man..;))

Yes ,the boards are so wonderful and all the PHriends there as well :))
Take care

Merle said...

Hey TW -- so how many ducks did you get and what about those 4 legged deer *:*
I know you will feel so much better when you get your new med -- and Friday isn't that far away so don't your fret none.
I don't do the message boards any more -- only when someone asks me to post for them. They can provide a wealth of information but I won't get into why I don't... enough said.
You take care and maybe we can start having our morning coffee again... *;*

Smile -- it's contagious

phtony said...

Hi TW!

I know I've been kind of a ghost lately but I was glad to see you made it through the RHC almost OK. Maybe now that you can settle down and relax those pressures will come down some. I can't imagine doing anything from dawn until dark (well maybe sleeping haha).

I wish you the very best - hopefully see you in chat...if I can ever drag my butt in there