Friday, June 3, 2011

Time Flys By!

Lordie, Lordie!  I'm sorry to say that I had forgotten all about my "Posterous" acct.  Tsk, tsk, as the title implys.....TIME DOES FLY! 

I mean, much has happened since my last post, which was way too long ago!  But, most importantly, I had to make a trip to the emergency room of our hospital back in April, (thinking that I had a little acid reflux), only to discover that I had a problem with my heart!! I was completely astounded, and totally in denial! Wait a second........NOT me!!  The hubby is the one who has the heart problems, NOT ME!!

Well......needless to say, I had to accept the Hospital's hospitality for a few days. The great thing, though, about our Hospital, is that it is one of the 'Top Ten', when it comes to heart surgery. Sooooooo, I had a catherization and they discovered about 90% blockage in my left anterior artery. The surgeon cleared the blockage and then put a stent in it. I was lucky, there was NO damage to my heart.

Here are a couple of pics that blew my mind!

The top picture shows my artery before the stent placement, and the one below shows the after.

Okay.......okay, I know, I know, you are getting older woman!!

You HAVE to stop eating the bad stuff, and start eating the stuff thats good for your heart. 

Sighhhhh.........I just LOVE the chocolate covered 'creme' filled donuts they make at our local Wal-Mart store! They really are TO DIE FOR!  Too bad they are BAD for me!  Dangit! Hm?  I've heard of a new product called, "Sensa".  Just sprinkle it on anything you eat and you can still loose weight!  Ha! What could possibly be in it that can block bad cholesterol?

Has anyone ever tried this stuff??

Seems like only yesterday I posted my very 1st message on here, and then proceeded to take off and forget all about it! LMAO!  Yep!  That's me!  Ms. Forgetful, or Ms. ScatterBrain!

I do have a blog on, that I have kept up with. Well, um, for the most part. :o)

Here is the link for it, if you're interested in checking it out.

Besides my totally unexpected trip to the Hospital, the hubby has become something of a celebrity. As you know, or maybe you don't, the hubby is a BTK, (below-the-knee) amputee. He lost his left leg just below the knee in a surgical procedure that went horribly wrong. This happened back in 1998.

He found a Prosthetic Technician down here that works with him, and provides him with a very advanced and special prosthesis so that hubby can play golf and stil 'pivot'.

He was spotlighted just recently in an article for Prosthetic and Orthodic Specialists and their patients. A marketing representative for my hubby's Specialist, "Dr. Lyons of Myrtle Beach", did the interview, and subsequent article, with the hubby at the golf course where he works, "Whispering Pines" Golf Course.

It is actually in the form of an email, but it is an Online Newsletter.

Well........I'm going to get off here and try to enjoy my evening now. :o)  It is Friday evening and I've got a couple of programs on TV that I want to watch tonight.

I'll try not to be so delinquent in my posts! 

Au'revior Everyone!




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It's Not Even Summer Yet!

Whoa!  It has been HOT down here!  No....I was NOT referring to Hell!  Just the good ole South!  It's not even Summer yet for heavens sake!

I can just tell...........that it's gonna be a really HOT ONE! 

The "Memorial Day" weekend just flew by!  I hope everyone had a great time during the Holiday. 

You might or might not notice that I changed my background on the blog. 

I decided that there was just TOO MUCH going on with the patchwork stuff!

Me, I just sat at home and kept nicccccce and COOL inside!

Hubby played golf, and ohh........then he played some more golf!  LOL!

Honestly, I'm not sure what he'd do if he ever became unable to play the game.

Oh, by the way, the hubby is now something of a celebrity, I suppose. He was interviewed and appeared in an issue of an online newsletter for "Prosthetic and Orthodic" Technicians.

He was interviewed by the Marketing representative for his Prosthetic Tech. Doctor. 

The link is presented as an email, but is actually an online Newsletter for Prosthetic Technicians and their patients.

As you all know from past posts, the hubby is a "BTK" amputee. His left leg had to be amputated due to a surgical procedure that went horribly wrong. Even though he walks with the aid of a prosthesis, he manages to do most everything everyone else does, it just takes him a little longer.

If you missed the pics I took of his prosthesis before, you will find them HERE

His "Prosthetic Technician Specialist" made it especially for hubby. He can play golf just as good as anyone else. His prosthesis is made especially for him to be able to 'pivot' with the swing of his golf club.

Most recently he was interviewed for an article in a Prosthetics Technicians Newsletter about his 'Disability'. The hubby does NOT like to consider himself disabled, even though, technically he is most definitely so. 

Anyway, I thought I'd put it out there for ya' all to see and read.  It's worth the read, because it was a very good article.

So, without further ado, below is the link to the article.

Do me the honor of letting me know what ya' all think please?  I thought the hubby did an excellent job of presenting his feelings about being a BTK, (below-the-knee), amputee.