Saturday, March 31, 2007

Good news, bad news revisited

It's been a crazy week.

Bad news: UPS online is difficult to get a shipment prepared for finished test knit. Two hours and several bad words later, I gave up.

Good news: The local UPS store is fantastic! My finished test knit (a cardigan) was shipped and has been received.

Worse news: Elderly next door neighbor (in her late 70's), was in an auto accident. The car rolled a couple of times and is totaled. Her 80's plus husband called for us to help as he couldn't reach their son to meet her at the ER.

Blessing news: She had a few bruises - that's it! Counting blessings.

Horrible news: My 84 yo Mother was taken to the hospital (2nd time in March) with dangerously high blood pressure. She was admitted and was under observation over the past weekend. Admitting doctor thought she might be in the early stages of Alzheimer's. And the anxiety caused the rise in blood pressure.

The best news: Her regular doctor says not Alzheimer's. The medications that she is taking for blood pressure, high cholosterol, allergies and depression do not mix well and can cause anxiety....which in turn caused a rise in blood pressure which in turn causes the inability to relate to surroundings. Doctor changed meds and when/how they're taken. I talked with Mother this morning. She sounds better then she has since major stroke two years ago. (another blessing)

Uh oh news: My daughter's wisdom teeth need to come out. Oral surgery isn't cheap!

Relief news: It's a 30 minute procedure done in office. Dental insurance will cover most of it (whew!)

(reverse order)
Good news: I'm managing some knitting time.
Bad news: Nothing to show you yet.

But I will leave you with this on STRESS

I am not sure exactly how it works, but this is
amazingly accurate. Read the full description before
looking at the picture.

The picture below has 2 identical dolphins in it. It
was used in a case study on stress levels at St.
Mary's Hospital.

Look at both dolphins jumping out of the water. The
dolphins are identical. A closely monitored,
scientific study revealed that, in spite of the fact
that the dolphins are identical, a person under stress
would find differences in the two dolphins. The more
differences a person finds between the dolphins, the
more stress that person is experiencing.
Look at the photograph and if you find more than one
or two differences you may want to take a vacation.

No Need to Reply, I'll be on Vacation
I need a vacation!


Anonymous said...

I am so glad that it is not Alzheimers and just the medicine. Also glad that your neighbor is okay. UPS is a bit tricky sometimes.

Thank you for the laugh at the end. I guess I should book my next vacation too!

Janet said...

Wow! You've had a lot going on recently! I'm glad that your mom is doing better with the meds change, also that your neighbor is ok, and the oral surgery....ouch!

As for the dolphins....boy, do I need a vacation!!