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Thursday, July 09, 2020

It seems I have too much to share. I don't know where to start.

I will go back to the weekend. Saturday, my daughter, son-in-law and their two dogs arrived. Daughter took me and her girl-friend, girl friend's daughter and sister to a Winery for a lunch. We sat at a picnic table with a view of the lake. There was a nice breeze and we enjoyed ourselves.

We went back to her friend's house and enjoyed the pool. It was a good way to spend a hot afternoon.

Sunday was my 75th birthday. I woke up with a swollen right eye and cheek. I didn't want to go anywhere. My husband had to tell me that our kids had planned a barbecue at our son's in Windsor. Of course I agreed to go. I stayed apart from everyone as much as I could especially since I wasn't sure what was going on with my face. We had a good time with our two sons and daughter, our 5 grandchildren and our great-grandson. I haven't been able to hold the baby since March but at least I can see him. Granddaughter sends little videos on snap-chat almost every day.

Monday, when I got up, I could hardly open my eye. We called my doctor's office. I finally was able to speak to someone and explain my problem. They told me to come in. One of the doctors saw me. The first thing she said was, "Have you been gardening?" I have. Anyway, her diagnosis is poison ivy. I have had poison 3 times before. It has been a different experience each time. So, I am on Predisone. The last dose will be tomorrow. There is another prescription for itching and one for something else. Those two prescriptions are for 7 days. They seem to be working. I have stopped scratching and the swelling is going down.

We had been planning to dog-sit for daughter and son-in-law for a week while they are on vacation at a friend's cottage. SIL had returned to their house Sunday night after the barbecue but daughter stayed back to drive me. Himself was scheduled for a stress test Monday morning. He planned to ride his motorcycle here on Tuesday.

After I saw the doctor and picked up my drugs, we packed up the car. When I say packed, I mean packed. There were 2 black labs and our little dog plus a cat in a cat pen. There was a cooler with food I was bringing, my suitcase (at least it was a small one) and her weekend bag. I have a Jeep Cherokee. We had a nice drive although a detour had us 'lost' for a few miles. Her husband was golfing when we arrived.

They have a nice pool which has been wonderful during this hot spell. After she got home, she still had to get ready to go away again. She went grocery shopping at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning. She said that is a good time for her to go because it is not busy. They left about 10 a.m. and Himself arrived about 11. He wanted to do his riding before the heat was too bad.

He 'failed' his stress test. He was walking on a treadmill and his legs got too tired before his heart rate was high enough to be tested. He will have to do the dye test later this month. His legs are still sore.

Things are going well here. All the animals are getting along. We spend lots of time in the pool. I get texts from daughter and they are having a good time too. I expect they will be back Sat. or Sunday. I will probably go back home on Monday.
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    Sorry to hear about the poison ivy and in your eye! Ouch! Hope it's cleared up by now.
    Otherwise sounds like good times all around. emoticon
    59 days ago
  • BJAEGER307
    First of all emoticon Second you sure have been a busy bee. Also the poison ivy thing, oh yuck. I am highly allergic to it, where if I come into contact with it, I need to head to a doctor or urgent care. Worse case scenario the hospital. I'm glad with the medicine that it is going away for you.

    Take care and enjoy the pool, I know if I had one I would too!

    72 days ago
    You have had a busy week! Happy belated birthday ... emoticon ....and hope your eye is better! ....💓
    72 days ago
    Sorry about your poison ivy! Good thing you had it checked out.

    And sorry to hear DH failed the stress test. Hope the dye test works for him.

    HUGS to you.
    72 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/10/2020 12:46:17 PM
    That's quite a busy week!
    I'm glad you enjoyed your visits even with distancing and poison ivy.
    My mother could get poison ivy if someone was burning it down the road...airborne oils! She'd react like you did.

    My hubby had a hard time on his stress test too, years ago, as he is not a walker. What is it with these guys, get up and move. That being said I hope you do.

    Glad you're improving!
    72 days ago
    Too bad about the poison ivy. It sounds like you have been having a good time with family. I miss mine. Hope all will go better with DH's dye test. emoticon
    72 days ago
    I rarely hear of anyone having poison ivy any more....glad it was diagnosed & you are well on the way to recovery. I'm sure it wasn't a fun experience. Warm days & a pool...sounds great. Enjoy the animals....
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    72 days ago
    Yikes on the poison ivy! Glad that was "all" it was and that they know how to treat you, based on past experience. And your life is surely FULL! May the peace among the animal pack remain over the weekend, and the ivy treatment keep on doing its job.

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    72 days ago
    OMG what a week!!!
    Sorry about the poison ivy and hubby failing his stress test!
    Glad you got to see the family and you are able to enjoy some quiet time house sitting for your daughter and being near a pool-sounds lovely!
    72 days ago
  • CATE195
    It sounds like you have been super busy. Glad you are taking care of yourself too. emoticon
    72 days ago
    emoticon What is a stress test about? What are they testing for?
    72 days ago
    Sorry to hear about the poison ivy, Judy. I'm glad the prednisone is helping. It's good of you to pet sit for your daughter. We will be minding Siobhan's cat, Craven, for a week soon while Siobhan and Chris are away. Unfortunately we won't have Aria; Will is taking her to his parents' for the week.
    72 days ago
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