Monday, February 7, 2011

Where to start, catching up....

The first of Feb we gave the Kountry Star its first birthday party. We have had it one year, and had a pleasant evening with the couple we bought her from the day before.

 The 3rd of Feb I flew to Lexington KY where our terrific son Corey met me at the airport. Corey was my personal taxi for two days as I had three appointments in two days. The first was at the C-Pap clinic and I got a new mask, and two new hoses for my machine. The nurse wasn't too pleased with my usage, but it was broke part of the time and we were without electric for 18 days. (I'll have to wire in a small inverter for it)

 On the 4th I had the ultra-sound on my kidneys, and as I expected everything was normal. Then it was across town to see my doctor. I started going to the V A in Lexington back in 1992 and have had the same doctor from day one. 18 years in the V A system with the same doctor is incredible! I had gained too much weight since my last visit, (21 lbs) so I will be starting my reduction diet again really soon.

 The doctor wants me to have a cat-scan once a year now that it has been almost 4 years since they found the lymphoma, and the next one will be March 17th. A lot sooner than I want to be in that area, but with dad feeling poor I guess we will just "move" up that way. Life in an RV makes that easy! Everything else was good, he updated some of my prescriptions and said I'll see you in 6 months.

 Then the dreaded part came. Dad was hospitalized a couple weeks ago because he had lost a lot of blood. They gave him 3 or 4 pints of blood, kept him a few days and sent him home. Less than a week later he was back in the hospital with phenomena, (they gave him an phenomena shot after they gave him the blood). After a few days they sent him home, and that scared me.

 I have seen too many hospitals send someone home to die, and I was afraid that was the case with dad so I really was scared to see him. After seeing him I really think the loss of blood, and the phenomena right after really took its toll on pappy, but I think he will kick it. They filled him up, (with blood) and now he is resting good so he can start building himself back up.

 I really want to thank everyone for their prayers and concerns, we had many RV Friends, and many family members asking about him, and praying for him. As much as I hate FaceBook, it is really a good way to get the word out.

 Yesterday Jenelle was my taxi from Middlesboro to Knoxville, (a good taxi driver too). She had me at the airport in plenty of time for me to catch my flight to Orlando. The flight was good, but there was a slight problem afterwards. For some reason Marcia was waiting for me at the wrong airport. There are three airports in the Orlando area and it is really confusing. You really have to watch the airports around Orlando. Marcia being at the wrong airport caused an hour delay in us getting back to the rig, but everything worked out.

 To add to the confusion some lady rear-ended Marcia on the way to the airport. Nobody was hurt, well maybe the lady that rear ended her will be hurting when her mom finds out she messed up her car. The Jeep suffered minor damage to the rear, and I'll have to work on the tailgate to get it closed, but all will be OK in the end.

 Today was the Webster Flea Market, with rain all night there wasn't too many there, but we did find a few bargains. Someone needs to start selling RV supplies at the Webster flea market because I couldn't find and of the things I needed there.

 It is raining now, and the weather forecast isn't as warm as I would like so we may be moving the rig in the next couple days. You (and I) will have to stay tuned to see where we end up for the rest of the month .....


  1. Glad you got all that pesky medical stuff out of the way......hope you Pa continues to heal.

  2. So glad to hear you passed all of your tests with flying colors!! And also glad to hear that your Dad is doing better too! We will continue to pray for him to heal quickly. You and Marcia stay safe!!!

  3. Ditto the relief on your medical work and your fathers recovery. May God bless you and yours.


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