Saturday, March 31, 2012

Sock It To Me.

Some updates before today's entry.

The results of Mark's tests were negative and he doesn't have a tumor on his thyroid. They did see a small spot on his lung but the doctors weren't concerned about it. He is going in for more tests in a couple of months. Still keep him in your prayers and good thoughts.

Got a really nice E-mail from Adi, AKA, Snugpug. She is another one to keep in your prayers and good thoughts re her husband. Here is part of her E-mail:

"Well, things are looking up in that the infection is being contained, now that He is halfway through the course of antibiotics. But the doctors still don't know what caused it. Is that so important?

They're now rehabbing the problem with his legs. He's got feeling but minimal strength. At the most, he'll be going home in a wheelchair.

The curve ball is that the abdominal scan has shown that his kidney cyst has grown, and there are two new cysts in the liver. This is a source of concern because of the cirrhosis. However, he is too weak now to go through a biopsy. So there are still many problems that need to be tackled further along.

And as he is the househusband, he is also secondary caregiver to my parents. All that has of course ground to a halt. I need to think of a Plan B for them now.

So, one thing at a time.

And I'm so grateful for all the good thoughts that are holding us up. "

On to today's post:

Sock it to me:

In honor of most of the followers of the blog being women we are honoring woman today. Powerful women:

Look into your eyes. You may see some unusual things:

Comment Away.


Lady DR said...

Glad to hear Mark's test came back clear. He continues to be in my prayers.
Poor Snug! How I wish I could reach out and give her a hug. The news on her husband sounds pretty grim. I'd forgotten he was secondary caregiver for her parents. Snug's plate is just way too full and she and her family are definitely in my prayers.

Great ideas for old socks. Wish I hadn't let Himself throw out a bunch just recently.
It's good to see more women in politics and I'm glad to see more running for Congress this year. I hate to be sexist, but I do think women are much more likely to seek negotiation and compromise, across the aisle and elsewhere, and we definitely need that at this point.
Cholesterol is something I thought everyone was aware of, which goes to show what I know. So far, altho mine has been a tad towards the high side, the "good" cholesterol has balanced out the numbers to my doctor's satisfaction. Here's hoping that continues.

Pat said...

Glad to hear Mark's tests were negative. It's always nice to hear "no tumor". {g}

Wow, Snug, you're really facing it, aren't you! Lots of good and healing vibes coming your way for your husband. And for you to hold up under all the strain, also. It can't be easy for either of you.

Good stuff on the socks. I just threw out a few that had been mismatched for, oh, a long time. But will try to be more creative when the next single sock shows up in the dryer.

Always glad to see women getting more powerful. None of the five were familiar to me at all, and I don't know who that is on the cover of Elle, either. Am I out of it or what!!

But wait! When I go to the whole article, it starts with Christiane Amanpour, and I'm very familiar with her. But after that, it's back to unfamiliar. I must say it's interesting to meet Susan Rice, Ambassador to the UN. I'm supremely disinterested in lobbyists and strategists, especially Republican ones. Not much interested in fundraisers, either, as I think the best thing for our politics would be to get money OUT of it.

Cholesterol can be confusing. I was taken off of it when the doc wanted me to regain weight I had lost. I've done that and am still off of it, and haven't had levels checked in a long time now. Probably should look into that.

William J. said...


Friday was had for Mark, it was the one year anniversary of Sandra's death but he is doing good. He has an apartment upstairs and is renting it out to a friend. I think it will be good for him to have someone there.

On top of everything else Snug has a job too. I also wish we could have a hug fest with her!

I never through socks away. They just disapear in the dryer.

It may be sexiest but I agree with you. Women have been negoitators all their lives, whith children, and husbands. They have learn more how solve problems then men who usually just punch either one out.

The C word scares me but mine is usually pretty good it is thr try that cause me grief. I need to get those down.


William J. said...

Hi Pat

It has been a year now so I think it is time for Mark to concentrate on his own health, which is what I told him when he was here.

Snug is strong but boy that is one hell of a lot to deal with. My heart just goes out to her.

I find it surprising that people throw out socks, I just never do.

I really hadn't heard of a lot of the women either. Some but not all. I think we are all of it where women are concerned. There just isn't the coverage of them that there should be.

Cholesterol is confusing. Some is good, some is bad. I think it is great that you are off of the medicne because of possible side effect.