Okay, here's what been going on. Unfortunately, I have had a small set back with the new implants. Nothing serious, just some pretty nasty pain. Wednesday, I went to Des Moines and just rode in the car, doing absolutely nothing with my arms. Thursday I went and picked up Cate and Abby, and they, Al, and I did some school clothes shopping. Still nothing too strenuous. After getting home, I was just standing in the kitchen and got this overwhelming feeling that all my strength had just drained out of my body, and I had to sit down, quick! I have never fainted in my life, but it felt like I might be finding out how that experience goes. Then I got this huge pain, just like a complete band, around my entire chest and back. It felt kinda like when my chest muscles had been cut to put the expanders in. OWWWWWEEEE. Then I got chills big time and felt very sleepy and exhausted. Hmmmmm. Yesterday, Friday, Little Ma came to our house to watch Alec for me while Lon took me to the doctor. There appeared to be no infection or fever or discoloring, so apparently this is something that happens and I will get over it. It seems odd that this would come on me, when I have really been making an effort not to use my arms and have really stayed inactive, so as to get these drain hoses out. The nurse did remove the right hose, which helped, but it's the left side that hurts the most. Whatever.
I went to bed really early last night, and slept good except for a couple of times when I woke up covered in sweat. I must have had some type of fever in my body going on, but all is well and the pain has pretty much gone away. Now it only hurts when I sneeze.
I was concerned about missing the classes reunion tonight. The Class of 1969 is partying tonight, and at 8:00, they are opening the doors to all other classes to come and see everybody. I have not seen some of these people in 40+ years. I have some of those HELLO MY NAME IS . . . lapel labels, so I may have to wear one tonight. A bunch of the old gang met up at Mahoney's in Alburnett last night, but I just couldn't get up and go. Very disappointing.
After leaving the doctor's office yesterday, I went to Jeffrey Scott's salon and picked up a fresh new Roschelle. This is the best I can do to as far as :"getting my hair done" for the get-together tonight.
Friend Sandi F. has been sending me such encouraging, wonderful thoughts in the comment section, and I truly appreciate her words. She has gone (and is going through) some major health issues in her life and has always been an inspiration to me. Such an up-beat gal, who really rolls with the punches. Aha! Another of the 'STEEL MAGNOLIA" women in my life.
SPECIAL NOTE: Betty C. is another inspiration AND a Steel Magnolia woman to me (just without the health crap - thank goodness). She has been a rock to her friend, Dorothy, who has gone through breast cancer and who is now a SURVIVOR!!!, plus Betty has worked to raise funds for breast cancer research.
Hey, I am going to have to make a list of my Steel Magnolia ladies, just like a I made the list of Fifty Shades of Gray. I am so lucky to have such strong women in my life. Whoo Whoo!!!!! Amazing.
Okay, for all of you past Alburnett graduates who may be reading this - - - put on your dancing shoes and pull on your party pants, and meet me at the Long Branch tonight, if you can.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL