Monday, November 9, 2009

Cindy's Part


I'm walking! I'm walking! After weeks of being tested, poked, prodded and ultrasounded, the new medicines are kicking in. I can feel my feet for the first time in forever. The bumps and lumps are shrinking, and I was able to walk down to our complex's little shopping center and back on Saturday. The shop we were going to visit was closed; but I made it there and back!)

I will still probably need a wheelchair for visiting the Parks for awhile; but hopefully not forever.

I honestly don't know how I would have gotten through all of this without Bob. He drove me to appointments, waited for hours in waiting rooms and stayed positive the entire time. I am so lucky!

Also excited because it looks like all the kids will be able to come for Christmas. It's been too long since we've seen them.

Now that I can sit at the computer for as long as I like without my feet swelling, I am getting back to Wizard, Webkinz and Kate hooked me into Happy Aquarium. Also reading Nene Leakes book, "Never Make the Same Mistake Twice." She is a hoot! Yes, one of my guilty secrets is watching "Real Housewives"

Looking forward to Thanksgiving with Brian (ElectricLime) and Jill (DisAeryn) Marty (Martydog) and Lisa (Alyce.) We will get to play WII Beatles band, yay!

We look forward to seeing any of you who are able to make it down here anytime!

Hugs, Cindy

a LONG overdue update

I am pretty much done with my medical for this insurance year. Might have a weak heart vslve that showed up on EKG, but has not caused any other problems. My right hand seems to be much better with the tingling being much less. My glucose is still borderline high, my triglycerides are high, and my cholesterol has gone down to within range. Only have 2 cleaning appointments to finish up with dental. My vision did not change much, so got prescription sunglasses for driving. The insurance for 2010 is going up ~$35. a year and the vision part of it does not cover polycarbonite or maybe photosensitive lens anymore, but we will be continuing it anyway.

On the fun side: I have really been enjoying playing Guild Wars. I have now finished the primary story lines on all 3 campaigns and the expansion. I also have finished all but a very few of the secondary quests in all of those. My time in game now is spent doing the Zaisen Missions, Zaisen Bounties, and sometimes Zaisen Combat in hard mode everyday. This gives me gold, experience points, sometimes reputation points, and copper coins (which I am now accumulating for rare pets). On Mondays I farm for items that Nicholas the Traveler trades gifts for. Other than this I have been farming for drops to salvage for crafting materials used to make rare crafting materials and for items that collectors will trade for weapons that I want for my heroes.

I am ever thankful for that silly kids game (Virtual Magic Kingdom - VMK) that I met Cindy in. I love her more every day, but still do not understand why she puts up with me.