Finally I am here, sort of! I have had a real time of it lately. I spent time in the hospital, even. That was the first time in my entire life that I was admitted to a hospital for health reasons, other than surgery. It wasn't too bad, since I had my own room and was allowed to use the cell phone, but I sure was glad to get back home.
I was concerned about the dogs - Molly is recently blind, and since I have two beagles, getting dog sitters has always been an issue. I only had to call four people. Cindy drove me to the hospital, Doreen and Sandy watched the dogs for two days, and ST talked to me from 500 miles away where he now lives and kept me calm.
I ended up with two separate infections, and then realized I was severely dehydrated. I had no idea how that could happen when I was drinking water in large amounts, but it did. I know now that my potassium was very low. Once they plumped me up with liquids IV and added several bags of potassium, I was stable the next day to go home. I have to take potassium pills for now. I have no idea why this happened, but am working with my doctors to find out.
Starting out a new journal with a health problem isn't what I had in mind, but then I didn't plan to have to start a new journal away from AOL.
I promise to catch up on everyone's new blogs soon. I have just been a bit weak and tired lately, but I am feeling stronger. Strong enough to travel, even :-). I hope to be out of town next month for a long weekend. We will see.
Thanks to everyone who has emailed me to find out if I am still alive or not. Had I not found dogsitters and decided to just wait it out a few more days, I might not have been alive much longer. Scary thought, isn't it?
Welcome to anyone new who stumbles over this new blog. I am hoping future entries will not be as boring as this one. It took me long enough to get this far!