Thursday, January 19, 2012

Icing the Edge

Taken January 3, 2012.

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  1. Another day, another diagnosis? Off to cardiologist in the afternoon for consult/stress EKG to test for pulmonary hypertension. Whee?

    Got my signed paperwork in the mail for disabled parking tag - lung doc made it a permanent tag, so I guess I'm officially differently abled. Mailing it off this a.m. to DMV and should get it within 2 wks or so.

    So desu. I am attempting to be zen about all of this. I shall look at the lovely pic of water & rocks as my virtual zen garden today.

    At least it's my Friday.

  2. Oh Maria, I wish I was closer so I could pat and fluff you (wonderful phrase stolen from my m-i-l).

    I know to some degree how you feel -- when I was diagnosed with asthma in my later 30s, I felt betrayed and it was the worst possible betrayal because it me betraying me. Over time (and with the right medications), I learned to manage my asthma and its triggers. I know that the management is going to be more difficult for you but I hope that time will bring you to a similar state.

    I have a very good friend who has both sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension. Though pulmonary hypertension has certainly changed her life, it hasn't stopped from doing most of the things she wants to do (including traveling overseas).

    I hope the ph discussion turns out to be totally unneeded.

  3. Aw, jeez Maria. The hits just keep a comin'. One upside: you always have a good place to park if you're feeling it. Mrs. Fetched's mom has a perma-disabled plate too; I think the wife is tempted more than I am to use it when we're driving her van without the mother in law.

    Got a beta reader looking at my novella — he has two novels published in the same genre, so this is going to go well I think.

    Well, this documentation isn't going to write itself.

  4. Hugs, Maria. But there is a certain relief in being diagnosed and it means that you will get the proper treatment.

    I know it is hard, but things like a handicapped parking sticker can make all the difference. Here's hoping life improves from now on!