Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

May you all have a very merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24, 2007

The Eve of the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord

Have a blessed Holy Day! Many of you will be celebrating a vigil of this great feast day. I plan to attend the early Eucharist at the children's pageant this evening. I hope to see some of you there.

Because you asked: I must tell you that I have no real news concerning my health. Later in the week I should get the results of the tests from last week. No word yet. I do know that my optic nerves are still swollen. They are swollen (a) because it takes time for the swelling to go down or (b) because I still have inter-cranial pressure that is too high. The CT scan should give us a clue as to the correct answer.

I am so very grateful to be celebrating Christmas with my family and friends and to be returning to full health. I could not ask for a better present!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

A Grace Filled Fourth Sunday of Advent to All

I did not attend worship services today. I fear I am still recovering from the Ordination service on Friday evening and my Son's Birthday celebration on Saturday. I hope to be with everyone on Christmas Eve! But for today, God bless all of you on this the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Got a Ride!

A very big "thank you" to everyone who offered a ride. I will let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More Rides Needed

One docs appointment turns into more. I have to be back at Baptist Hospital East tommorow at 2:20 p.m. Anyone available to give me a lift?

A great big THANK YOU to Carlile Crutcher for giving me a lift today.

Health News. Optic nerves are still swollen. I had to go to Suburban Hospital and have some pictures taken. I have to go to Baptist East tommorow and have a CT of the head. Oh, well. Just goes to show you that you can't always go by how you feel, because I continue to feel better each day.


Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I need a ride

I have a appointment with my opthamolgist tommorow to check my optic nerves. Anyone available to drive me? It is at Baptist Hospital East at 9:30 a.m. I live at 124 Bayly Ave (not far from St. Mark's). Call if you can help--396-8183.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Perking Along

I vested for the Saturday evening worship service. The first time I have been in vestments since July 22.

I did not, as I had hoped, vest for the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. services. I missed the 8 entirely and sat in a pew in the back for the 10. but my "experiment" was successful in that I know my current "energy level." I am better, but I am not yet "back."

I certainly could push myself and do more, but that probably would not be good for my long term recovery. So, I am trying to listen to my body.

I do believe the shunt is working and will return me to normal in short order.

I still, however, have not found a local neurosurgeon to take me as a patient. But I have not yet given up looking.


Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Heat Pump Works, but....

Well, the fact that I didn't have heat on the second floor turned out to be no big deal. Easy fix. Now, if it turns cold I will not freeze. I count that a victory.

On other fronts, however, not so good news. The neurosurgeon who performed my biopsy will not do my post-op checks for my shunt. Says I should go back to Rochester for those. I am not happy.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Back from the internist

My post-surgical infection (staf) is getting better the doc says. Now if I can get the HVAC at home to work on the second floor....its always something.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Got to Church Again

I was able to attend services at St. Mark's again today. It was good to be in church. I have to go to the internist again to check on my infection. The office called on Friday with lab results they didn't like. With that said, I feel better than I have. I talked Mayo into letting do post-op in Louisville--if I can find a doc who will do it. I called the doc who did my brain biopsy. He should telephone me back on Monday. Hopefully, I will not have to make another trip to Rochester.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Visit to the Internist

Had my first post-op doc visit yesterday. Results: (1) abdomen incision is infected (I am now on antibiotics), (2) Internist wants me to go back to Mayo for post-op check. I had hoped to do all post-op medical checks locally and not have to make another trip. But my internist in Louisville was emphatic. Oh, well. Got to call Mayo today.