Wednesday, August 11, 2010

All Is Well On The Plains…..

image Well I am alive and well. That is not me above in that contraption but I was in the same thing yesterday. It takes a 360 degree picture of your heart and also gives a reading as to how your blood is flowing through your heart. Here’s a link.    Stress Test

It was a good part of the day going back and forth to the hospital. I got the results last night and my heart is healthy! What a blessing that is. I am pretty sure my nausea was caused by my taking a medication called Metoprolol Tartrate. I was supposed to take 1/2 a pill in the morning and another 12 hours later. I was taking it all in the morning…about 3 to 4 hours apart. I didn’t know. It lowers your heart rate and it’s no wonder I was so nauseas and tired.

   More good news. My feet are finally feeling better. I still have some pain but nothing like it was. The plantar fasciitis seems to be lessening…thank God. It is a very painful thing. My new orthotics are working and I am not allergic.  I lost about 5 pounds this last week! It looks like things are looking up. I just have to be vigilant and start slowly exercising so I don’t aggravate that foot. It’s been a long summer trying to get through this foot problem and figure out why I seem to be allergic to the universe this year. I am getting closer.

   Boy do I have many lessons with my garden this year. I got greedy and planted way too much in too small of an area. I thought I had late blight but I don’t thank God! I did, however, get the giant tomato hornworms!! Those alien worms are baaaaaaaaaaack! Here’s what they look like…   image My girlfriend Chandra came by to help me with my garden when I was sick. She just about jumped out of her skin when she saw this!! They are disgusting!!  And this is what it turns into!!!

image I hate those bugs!! So all is well here on the plains. Things are getting back to normal. We still hate the heat and cannot wait until fall. My garden is in fall stage right now. It’s been an odd summer. We are one month ahead in the garden……it is like we are in September right now. Corn is tasseling,  squash and pumpkin are turning, gourds are done growing, cukes are finishing up and tomatoes are slow to turn red. What can I say? It’s a very weird year for the garden and for me!!

12 comments:

Dawn said...

Hi Debbie, I'm glad your feeling better and got great news on top of it all! I see a gi dr on tuesday, they think I have bleeding and yep, my stomache is nausea, crampy. We shall see, hope I have good news like you!
My mom had the worms and they squished them! I've never seen them and hope not too! My garden is weird this year too, the heat has played rough on everything, my corn tasseled after my posting, ah...at 2 ft high. We will get nada!

Michelle said...

Debbie, I'm so glad you are feeling better. I was just catching up on your posts and saw Emergency!! Eeek!! I hope you keep feeling better! Those worms definitely look like aliens!

Anonymous said...

Bravo!, my healthy heart daughter-in-law! Finally, all is as it should be other than a few worms and fussing tomatoes in your garden so, other than that ... Bravo! My plants: Too, too depressing to write about - My flowers? Also a morbid subject! But, today, it's near perfect! And next summer will be another growing season and my tomatoes will be planted in 'sawed-in-half heavy plastic containers or barrels though I would like boxed-in oblong sections where most appropriate but I doubt my 'one-man crew' and what little I can do, will not meet qualification nor required effort ergo, "Dream on, GeeGee". No matter as you, my friend, can be depended on to produce a great garden! You and Colleen have the gift of 'green thumbs'! And what's of the greatest gift - Good health! Luv ya, friend and mother-in-law, GeeGee ...

Evansmom said...

Glad you are feeling better!

Lola said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better & nothing was wrong with your heart. It's nice to have feet that don't hurt also.
Gotta see after my power chair---charging it up.
Raining now.
Surgery tomorrow on knee. Prayers needed.

Elenka said...

Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On all counts........

Lori said...

I am so relieved to hear you are fine. Bravo! I am happy to hear that your feet are bothering you less. My garden has been fruitfull this year but rabbits ate our lettuce and raddishes...oh well...at least our tomatoes are doing well and if they continue to do so we will be overflowing with them before long. Very happy to read your post this evening! :)

Debbie said...

Thank you all for stopping in and for your thoughts and prayers! Gosh I didn't realize that many folks cared about my well being. I almost cried. My body is quieting down some...just wish my mind would catch up! Thanks again...you are all so sweet!!

Eva Gallant said...

Glad your heart is well and you are too!

senior Bean said...

And I also am so glad you are feeling better.Good blog today now just go with the flow and enjoy the late summer days.

Kate said...

I’ve been keeping up to date with your site, but just don’t always have time to comment (sorry). Just thought I’d say hello again so you know I’m here!

R. J. said...

Hang in there--it's good to hear that you're feeling better. I envy that garden you have--I no longer feed the deer and groundhogs. My daughter-in-law supplies more stuff from her garden than we can consume.

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