Saturday, December 28, 2019

I LOST IT! WHERE DID IT GO?????



 Has Christmas 2019 really already come & gone????  Those shortened number of days between Thanksgiving & Christmas sure counted this year, didn’t they?  Seems like I just got my decorations (tons of them) up and now it’s time to take them down.  Whoever pointed out that time goes faster the older you get was a very intuitive person!!!


I do hope your Christmas was wonderful.  Mine was less than spectacular this year.  I managed to prepare and serve our big family breakfast/brunch on Christmas morning and got through opening gifts and seeing the grandkids enjoying all their surprises; but as soon as they left I hit the sofa and stayed there until my sweet husband decided something had to be done.  Early the next a.m. as soon as the sun was up we headed for the EMERGENCY ROOM!

 I won’t go into all the endless details (nobody wants to read all that) but I have been going through “something” for a month.  Was sent to the cardiologist where everything checked out (thank you, God), but issue continued on.  My own dr. was stumped.  ER tests and dr. report showed….hold on!  ANXIETY.  What?  Why?  I’m not stressed; my life is blessed; and yet I can be just sitting watching TV or reading a good book and my breathing goes crazy!!!!  The ER doctor was absolutely fabulous, so compassionate, took a lot of time with us.  He explained anxiety doesn’t have to come from stress; but rather from an imbalance in the brain.  (I’ve got to do some research on this stuff!  Of course, I already knew my brain was slightly unbalanced!)        Anywho!!!!  I am now on medication (which may take a month to take effect), but for now breathing is better.       Now if I can just get this crazy blood pressure regulated.
Don’t you just love to hear old people complain about their ill health????  One great thing though….the dr. saw my age and complimented me for how really healthy and in good shape I was.  Thank you, Dr. Price….I needed that😊

Soooo….what do we do now that Christmas is over????  I will miss it, especially my tree lights.  Of course, they may be up awhile longer because this spent body is resting for a few more days!!!  
I am having a little trouble wrapping my brain around the fact that it’s about to be 2020!  Has a nice ring to it though😊 I don’t make RESOLUTIONS, but may think about trying to set some GOALS….but I’ll save that for my next post.  Just wanted to drop in and say I do hope you had a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS (and didn’t land in the ER like me!!!) and that the NEW YEAR will bring you abundant blessings.  See you in 2020!




17 comments:

  1. Oh, anxiety. Twenty years ago, it affected my breathing for a short time, only to resurrect as elevated heart rate this year. It does help to have a name for it but it's scary just the same. I wish I had a magic pill to recommend, but I don't. I'll just pray for you!

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    1. Thank you, Jan. Prayers are always appreciated! I want to find a dr. after the holidays to help me understand it all.

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  2. I hope you are on the road to recovery soon....Hoping the new year bring you good health. I hate getting old, it's always something!! Time flies bu too quickly!

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    1. Thank you, Patti! Old age is certainly a new experience!

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  3. Get well...sometimes, it is time to pass the torch to the younger generation at the holidays. I learned that quickly. Perhaps, this was a warning...Happy New Year. Lovely blog.

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    1. Thank you so much, Brenda. My granddaughter is now older and is a big help to me:) Hopefully this is a passing thing!!!

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  4. Well, I am so sorry about your ER visit but hopefully you will have it under control now. Anxiety is a funny thing for sure. Yes, Cmas has come and gone and now we're almost to another year. My decor is down and you would never know Cmas had ever happened here. I am anxious to get get it down as I am to get it up. Wishing you a most blessed 2020!

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    1. I usually would have started undecorating yesterday but just no energy for it. Hopefully my sweet granddaughter will come over this week and help!!! I'm ready for life to get back to normal...whatever that is!

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  5. Oh Cheri, I'm so sorry. I really hope that 2020 brings you nothing but wonderful health. Anxiety can be a tricky foe...thinking of you. xo

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I had no ideas really about anxiety, especially just coming out of the blue. I plan to do a lot of research once I'm up to it!

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  6. So sorry that you have been having issues. Anxiety can come on from having good things happen in your life also. Sometimes the brain just says it has to jump off track and be pampered a bit. I have had anxiety attacks before, but I think my fibro meds help level that out to. It treats seizures, depression, OCD and fibro so I figure if it handles those then it probably helps with the other. Sort glad I have been on it this yr. If not I am thinking they would have had to put me on something. Hoping you feel better soon. Christmas....did we have Christmas? Other then buying gifts, I avoided it as much as possible. Just did not have it in me this yr. I spent Christmas eve and day with my furs. Actually on Christmas day I had to stay busy so I ripped the living room apart and cleaned it. Maybe next yr.

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    1. I feel like Christmas just sort of passed me by!!! At least you were able to be productive and cleaned your living room...lol!!!! All I can do is hug the sofa!!! Once I can get straightened out I am going to be much more grateful for good health:)

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  7. Yes, Christmas blew right thru here too. My tree lights are shining and will for a few more days. I am sorry that you ended up in the ER but happy that you went and got some meds. Aging isn't fun and like you I try to take really good care of myself. Stuff still happens. I will be praying for you dear Cheri! BIG HUGS!

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  8. Thank you, Theresa. I will appreciate any and every prayer. This has really been an ordeal! Decorations still up but they'll get down at some point!!!!!

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  9. I'm sorry you're not feeling well. I hope the meds work and you're on your way to being your old...or young self! My son went through a very similar thing. They put him on a low dose blood pressure med and he also stated taking CBD oil. He's good now. Have a happy New year...and feel better soon!

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    1. I'm still not up to par but hoping and praying I'll be boogying on down the road really soon!

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  10. Hope the year of 2020 will be happy and peaceful to you and your family!

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