Saturday, June 25, 2022



Hello, friends!  Welcome to Summer.  I'm sorry I haven't been around for awhile.  I had no idea it was so long until my sister told me the other day that I hadn't written anything since the 6th!

Things have been busy for me.  I have been seeing a lot of doctors and spending time in the hospital.  It has not been fun.

On the 9th I saw my gastrointestinal doctor.  It was a good visit.  Things are going OK.  And he gave me some medication to try to settle my stomach when I eat dinner.  I keep forgetting to take it, though.  I'm supposed to take it 1 hour before I eat and I'm usually busy making dinner and the next thing I know I've eaten and it's still sitting there. *sigh*  But I need to get better at this.

My cardiologist called me on the 10th and said my heart monitor results had come back bad.  I had to wear one for 14 days.  He wanted to see me right away.  But...  when I could get to the office on the 14th, he wasn't going to be there.  So I saw his colleague who was also a very nice doctor.  I was put on blood thinners and have to go back in two months to see my regular doctor.  However, this new medicine has been giving me major headaches, so I don't know how this will work out.

On the 17th I ended up in the Emergency Room.  I went to get x-rays because I thought I had broken my left leg.  There was a big lump right under my knee and I couldn't put any weight on it.  My friend, Carole, took me and stayed with me.  After lots of x-rays, they told me that I had major arthritis in both knees.  I already knew that.  They gave me a prescription for some steroid cream to take away the pain and take down the swelling and sent me home.

This past Thursday (the 23rd) I went to see my orthopedist.  He took more x-rays and gave me cortisone shots in both knees.  My right and left knees were both swollen and bothering me.  The right knee responded great.  The swelling and pain went down within 24 hours.  The left leg swelling has gone down and the pain has gotten better, but it still hurts a lot.  He said I may have to have knee replacement on it.

Then yesterday (the 24th) I went to my eye doctor.  I got a great report there.  I am seeing great, my cataracts are small and stable and there is no sign of glaucoma.  I didn't have to get new glasses, but I did since my insurance pays for it and this way I will have an extra pair.  I really like the new ones.  They look very much like the ones I already have except the wire rims are thinner and instead of being purple, they are lavender.

Today I was going upstairs and tripped, hit my left foot, and badly broke my baby toe, ripping some skin off of it.  At first I thought the nail had come off too, but fortunately I didn't.  The whole foot is swollen, the toe a lovely shade of black, blue and purple, and it hurts so badly I can barely walk.

So what else is new with me?  That's how this month has been going.  I am not happy.  But I know God has a reason and a wonderful plan for my life so I just keep trusting him.  I really have no other choice since I can't control any of this.

But... happier days are coming.  I am looking forward to Independence Day even though now I don't think I can do much to celebrate.  I am looking forward to getting all the junk out of my house and starting over to make it so much better than it is now.  I am looking forward to the vacation I will be taking with my sister the end of July.  We are heading to our happy place, Lancaster County.  I don't get enough time with my sister and this is our getaway every year.  So things are looking up.

I hope I haven't bored all of you with my medical problems.  I have to realize that I am getting older.  Much older.  Closer to 70 years old than 60.  And I have to expect my body to begin to break down.

I have been keeping up with my YouTube channel because it is easier to do and I have videos made ahead for a few weeks.  I hope you will stop over and see me there (Kathy's Happy Home).  Also, I want to have a Q&A on there and hope you will ask me some questions I can answer.  You can just put them in the comments here.

And now I have the church bulletins made up for tomorrow.  But I still have to put a fruit salad together since I have the treat for Sunday School tomorrow.  I figure since the weather is so HOT that a cool fruit salad would be better than a pie or a cake.  And then I am headed to bed.  Hope you all have a great weekend.  I will be visiting all of you soon!


  1. My goodness,Kathy! I didn't realize how much you had going on till I saw the list! Getting older is not easy. Thankfully God is good & medicine has come a long way. I was surprised to see a portable (on a cart) MRI machine for diagnosing stroke patients. Time can be an issue. Glad to see you are keeping on top of your care. Hugs!

  2. You really do face a lot of challenges. I hope you can take care of yourself and start to heal. Have a blessed Sunday my friend!

  3. Hi Kathy. You will be in my prayers as you face these health issues. I need to check your youtube channel. I have not been on youtube much lately. I hope you have a better July and that you heal up and are better soon.

  4. Oh I am sorry for your many health challenges and then to break a toe just to top it all off. I am very glad for your happy look forward to's. They make life interesting. Take care of yourself! 🙏🏼

  5. Oh have had a lot going on and still have a lot on your plate. I'll be praying all things with your health work out and you are out of pain.

  6. Sorry that you tripped and got hurt. No fun. It has been quite hot these past two days. Nearly 100 degrees in our spot in Oregon. Phil just went on a walk even though it's 90. I need to make brownies and get laundry finished. I miss reading your comments on my blog. I need to post soon. I thought I would do it today but not sure as I am busier than usual on Sunday afternoon. I did get some groceries this afternoon after getting home from church and lunch with friends. It's 9 pm already so hopefully the house will cool down and I need to water plants as well. Have a blessed week and may you be healed and comforted by Jesus!

  7. I'm so sorry about all these things for you. I will pray for you and I hope you will feel good on the 4th and get to do some celebrating,

  8. Oh dear, I hope your toe is felling better today....never broke one but I hear it's very painful! I'm dealing with mild arthritis in my right knee....and does that ever hurt!! Started taking a supplement that seems to be working really good so far. Just at the eye Dr today. My eyes are still dilated, not fun. But things are looking good there. At my age, I need to rejoice when I get a good report =))
    My prayers continue for you both. Hugs, my friend!

  9. Oh my goodness. When it rains, it pours, they say. Take that medicine . . . take care of yourself . . . keep all of your appointments. (Do I sound like your mother? ~wink~) Argh. I can feel that toe now! I have broken a toe a couple of times and, man, that hurts!

  10. You have certainly been going through more hard times and medical issues than many others, Kathy. It's nice that you have the trip with your sister to look forward to and hopefully you will be able to walk around with less pain in your knees and that broken toe (ouch). We are sending our good thoughts and prayers to you. Hope Joe is doing OK.

  11. Mercy me lady! You didn’t tell me all this when we were chatting. You gotta get yourself well, too many exciting things going on. Checking your YouTube now, Angie

  12. Wishing you good health. Regine


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