Thursday, May 2, 2019

Jim Update

AJ, AZ   High 90  Low 68

Our Spring has been quite beautiful this year except for all the pollen in the air. We did reach 99 last week but the nights are still cooling down for good sleeping with just the fan going. 

We have been averaging three doctor appointments or lab work every week. BUT -  Jim has finally turned that proverbial corner. Most of his doctors don't want to see him for three months. That is really great news. 

However, you notice that I said MOST. We do have another new situation to deal with. Jim's cardiologist had sonograms done on Jim's legs. Back in 2012 Jim had a femoral artery blockage in his left leg. Had to have a stent and a bypass done on that leg. Then in 2015 he had the same issues with his right leg. Now it appears his left leg has a blockage again. We meet with the vascular surgeon later this month. 

Now - back to the good. Jim really is feeling much better. He has lost 30 pounds and is maintaining that weight. His blood sugar is good, his blood pressure is good, he's not retaining fluid, and his colon is behaving itself. He's able to walk 1/4 of a mile without having to stop and rest. He still needs a couple of naps every day and he has a long ways to go to get his strength back, but it is so wonderful to see all his improvements. He's no longer "fragile" and my heart is happy.

18 comments:

  1. It seems as we age we are like old cars needing a tune-up once in a while. Hoping Jim a Full Recovery so that he'll be back fishing again soon.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  2. I am so happy to read this. Turning the corner is such a wonderful event.

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  3. Great. Every time I hear someone recovering I feel hope that the can paste me back together too. So glad for Jim. I know those 3 visits a week were killers. They will wear you out without anything being wrong.

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  4. That is indeed wonderful news. Having a week go by without having one doctor appointment or another is such a good feeling. I hope he continues to improve.

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  5. That's really good news for both of you! Now to get that leg issue taken care of. Stuff the food and vitamins in him and maybe he'll be back to the Jim you know in no time. At least that's what we hope.

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  6. Oh this is wonderful to read. Just need to get that leg fixed now. And I know you are thrilled to know he is nolong fragile.

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  7. Awesome news that Jim is improving and getting his health back in order.

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  8. Our hearts are happy too. You two will get back to your normal way of living in no time.

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  9. I like hearing the good news.

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  10. We're happy to hear on Jim's good progress! You go Jim! :c)

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  11. So so happy to hear! Reach out if you need help!

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  12. What great news...turning that corner has got to be a blessing for sure!!! We will keep Jim in our prayers for continued great progress!!!

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  13. Heck, I need a couple naps every day too :-)

    Great news!!

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