Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I'm back and feeling fine!

I'm back from my trips and all is well.
My mom is on the mend after she almost died one day last week.(seriously)
She is back under the care of her lung specialist and is feeling tons better.
When we went to the lung specialist's office for our appointment, my moms oxygen level was reading 53%. Now after the proper medication, her oxygen level is back to where it should be, in the mid 90%
(PHEW, close one)
Also the nice young women doctor at the assisted living facility has agreed to check with her lung specialist before treating my Mom for anything lung related.
Just what I had hoped for, nobody got their egos bent and everybody wins.
My mom was afraid of hurting the women doctor's feelings...
So mission accomplished on that one too!

My doctor appointment in Chicago also went well. I still have leukemia(darn), but I am still in the smoldering stage, and I don't have to go back for six months.
I will keep having my blood tested every three months, so unless something major changes, I won't have to see my oncologist until early December.
Progress...good progress I think!

(BTW, I like that term, smoldering...at my age, being classified as "smoldering" is a compliment!
(I definitely see the glass half full, ya think?)

I got this from the web this morning and I thought it was very appropriate for my post today.

Hope it gives you a chuckle or two!

"This may be the best Living Will I've Seen!

I,____Peggy ______________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.

Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.

If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:

Glass of wine
Cold Beer
Chicken fried steak
Cream gravy
Mexican food
French fries
Ice cream
Cup of tea
....it should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let the 'fat lady sing,' and call it a day

Have a Drink - IT'S 5 O'CLOCK SOMEWHERE !"

Did you notice how many times chocolate was mentioned...7.
Sex... 2!
Defiantly written with me in mind!


  1. So glad to hear you're smoldering and your Mom's improving! Good news all around, and I've printed my living will to file with my lawyer first thing tomorrow LOL.

    Chocolate please!

  2. That's Hilarous! I wonder what my attorney and phycician will say when I hand it over to them.

    I've been eating NO sugar for a month. I'll tell you what!! I'd trade my car for one bite of that cake.

    Glad to hear you're mom is well.. and that you're "smoudlering" I'm hoping that's as good a thing as it sounds.

  3. Thank goodness your mom is doing better. It's such a worry, isn't it? My mom has been falling quite a bit lately which is worrying me. It was only two years ago when we installed safety bars in her bathroom and she laughed at us saying she wasn't that old yet that she would need to use it. First we worried about our kids and now we worry about our parents.

    I'm glad to hear your leukemia is smoldering. I'll look forward to hearing you tell me it is merely an ember about to extinguish.

    I love your living will. I should change ours to yours. :-)

  4. Glad all is well with your mom and that you are doing well, too. I think the good news certainly deserves plenty of chocolate to celebrate. Love the LW!

  5. Susan;

    That makes two chocolates then. Yum!

    We do have to take care of our parents but it's different then taking care of our kids. But part of the process for sure!

    I let you know when I'm down to embers!

  6. Cheryl and Ashton

    Chocolate for everyone, it's on me!
    Thanks for your good wishes. I'm putting all the good wishes in a bag and taking them out when I need a little sunshine.


    No sugar for a month...wow you deserve the prise.
    Smoldering means that it's not progressing... that's it up a little, down a little. So many new things coming out in the next year or so, medicine that is.

  7. I could use a margarita!! I think I will grab one now.

    Glad to hear your mom is feeling better!! Sounds like she is in good hands.

  8. Hit 40;

    A margarita sounds good to me too...and it is 5 o'clock somewhere!

  9. Oh, yes! Let's smolder! Sounds perfect to me and I love the Last Will! Count me in! So glad your check up went well and so glad your Mom is doing better. I hold good thoughts for you both!

  10. Peggy that is funny ... look forward to reading more.

    All the best,

  11. What great news on all fronts for you!!!!

    And I'm going to steal your living will -- it works for me!!!!

  12. good attitude and funny post...

  13. Sending your family good healing vibes.

  14. Daria;

    Thank you for stopping by my blog.
    I enjoyed readingg your post yesterday and meeting a new friend!

    I caught em,,,healing vibes are always welcome. Thank you!

  15. Kay;

    I have to make a living will, that's why I liked this one so much.


    Thank Lin, there is humor in most anything in life .

  16. Sylvia;

    I would love to smolder with you my friend as long as we can have chocolate while we do it!

  17. Great news all around and welcome back!

  18. I feel all washed out and muscles ache if my oxygen levels get down to the 80s. It is hell when that happens. Glad you mom is OK now.

  19. Oh I remember well the lung stuff with my mother. Good luck. Glad you are back.

  20. Glad your Mom is better! Both of our Moms are dealing with medical issues this week. Someone sighed the other day when I told them we didn't have kids. I grinned and added, "It's okay, we've been busy raising parents."

    If I could find the right type of fire extinguisher, I'd be glad to send it to you...without putting out the desire for chocolate or your rep as a desirable woman. ;)

    Oh the Living Will is too funny! My Seniors group did "Five Wishes" this year, which is sort of a do-it-yourself Living Will. They will find this a welcome addition!

    Glad you're back in one piece. Now, sit and recharge your batteries. Well of course, with chocolate. :)

  21. You adorable women you. And definitely smoldering!!!! Good news all around. Your Mothers health must have been a scare though. Glad things are ok. And enjoy that long list as much and as often as you can. Yes all essentials of daily life for smoldering women!!

  22. Lilly;

    Always love to read your comment. You always make me laugh!
    Thanks pal.

  23. Smoldering is GOOD and I'm glad your Mom is better. Sounds like you have a great attitude and haven't lost yours sense of humor a bit! Love the Living Will :-)

  24. Glad to hear of the good reports.
    And it's chocolate that keeps us smoldering!

  25. I'm glad your mom is ok. That living will is hilarious!! LOL!


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