Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Banding Follow up

Thursday May 26th UPDATE: I heard from disability and they have approved it. It does not give me enough to live on though so now I pretty much have to wait until they start sending the cheques and then go and see a worker and see where this puts me. One move step done, one day at a time.

E. A.

I went today to see the doctor who did the banding.  He is very nice and said that the varices were large.  Something about the machine holding 7 bands and he did three of the varices with 2 each and then the 4th one he did a single band.  He says I have to have it done again. I asked how often and he said until they are all gone.  I asked if they would ever be all gone and he said yes, we are going to obliterate them! So I have to go for another endoscopy on the 7th of July.

I'm still waiting to hear on the federal disability.  The provincial one turned me down as I don't need a "device" (wheel chair, walker etc) or an aid to help me through the day.  They are the ones that made me apply for the provincial one and I didn't want to because I didn't think I fit the criteria and I guess I don't.

Other than that not too much new.  Just waiting, waiting and more waiting.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Busy month

This is what the weather was doing on the 14th of April!!  But since then we've had a couple of warm sunny days and Spring might actually be thinking of arriving!!  Yay!

It's been a busy month.  I took me a couple of weeks to get used to the antiD's and the drowsiness they caused.  I am feeling on a much more even keel. I saw the doctor a couple of weeks ago and he put me on a low dose of beta blocker until I see the gastro guy again and see what he has to say.

I stayed up as late as I could for the Royal Wedding and then taped 8 hours of it.  It was wonderful and they looked so good together.  I've always loved Will and Harry and remember clearly when they were born.  Both so cute. Both grown into such nice men it seems. Kate is gorgeous!  The hats though....I had never heard of fascinators but that hat that Fergies daughter was wearing was quite the thing!

Then came our Federal Election. Lots of negative ads. Lots of crap flying around. It changed our political landscape though and for the good and far as I am concerned.  The bloc was decimated. The liberals took a really hard hit as well.  Both of those leaders resigned. The bloc was dedicated to separating Quebec from the rest of Canada so yay glad they are gone!!  The NDP were the big winners with all the seats they took and they will now be our official opposition. And finally from BC we elected the first Green Party leader in North America!  Elizabeth May is now an MP!  The Conservative Party will have a majority governmement for the next 4 years.  I was hoping for a minority government to help keep the conservatives in check but ..........we'll see how this goes.

Then bin Laden was killed.  Can't say I"m sorry to see that. If it brought any closure at all to the families of 9/11 then it was a good thing.  I really don't think this will stop terrorism but at least they know they will be tracked down eventually and have to deal with the consequences. 

My little pudgeball of a grandson is getting so big so fast!  He laughs and smiles now and has found his hands.  He works really hard on getting them in focus and then getting them into his mouth.  I think he really wants to suck his fingers lol.  When he gets them close enough he spits out his soother and gets the knuckles in there.  Sweet boy.  He is 97 days old today.