Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sharing In The Night and Thanksgiving Thoughts of You

I said almost 4 years ago that this one would never go on a high dose of prednison again.
Horrible memories of that time and here I am again finishing 2nd week with 4 more to look forward too
and then months of very low dose to come off of this medication with no side affects.

So prednison is a miracle drug, inexpensive, usually successful but you endure much.

Was told "this is really going to be difficult for you and please be careful and do not fall being
so medicated"  would have been difficult just with the oral steroid  but several weeks ago cortisone shots in shoulders, so it doubly difficult.
 Every side affect you can experience has been going on.
Some sleep for a few hours is better then no sleep.  Difficult to focus at time and guess
just a medicated feeling with so many ups and downs physically and emotionally
Cortisone totally dries body up and continually taking care of this plus drinking tons of
coconut water, probotics so I do not become dehydrated,  Daily Ensure and trying to eat healthy.
Thursday a crown came off of a tooth, has to be redone and today another tooth broke off
all of this to one who never had a cavity until age 60.  Soup and super soft food guess will
be my diet until dental appointment week after Thanksgiving.

Steroids lower your immune system and hopefully all successful with dental visit.

Much more has happened over last 2 weeks but will stop with this sharing.
Did not want to share what is going on at this time
but so many special ones writing and sharing over the years and did not want to just disappear
for weeks.

Have not been answering phone most of day and on computer once a day to keep in touch
with my children,   Just keep moving, resting, discomfort level comes and goes daily, do not like
the extreme ups and downs
but so thankful for so many who think of me with encouraging words, write, call and make offers of help
Thank you, Lana, Lisa and son, Lorene, Dan Green, Polly, Anne and Cindy....

It is best for me to just stay busy and focus on thankfulness as it could be a lot worse.

So continuing on and know with Thanksgiving soon arriving with family there would not
be time to share.   Will cook turkey, dressing, green beans from the garden and pies and my girls will bring the rest and can set the table.

Friend with nursery near her property brought yearly Christmas flowers, they give her and requested not as many this year.
They are on the loft with house plants brought inside and look so cheerful.   After Thanksgiving
will bring downstairs and girls will pick up their plant on Thanksgiving day.
Frost nightly
and brought some Sage and Parsley inside,  Nothing equals fresh Sage for dressing


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dearest Ernestine ~ I am so sorry you are having a difficult time right now. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lots of love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Anvilcloud said...

All the best in getting thru this.

Rebecca said...

I wondered where you were. SO much unsaid between your lines here. Thankfully, there is One who knows all the details, hurts and tears. I don't think I need to remind you to Keep Things Simple as you prepare for your Thanksgiving Day....

Sandra said...

What wonderful poinsettia plants. So cheering. I hope you will be helped with all your Thanksgiving preparations with all the side-effects of your medications. Having visitors will be a wonderful and welcome distraction!

Sallysmom said...

Miss you when you are not on, but I figured maybe you weren't feeling well. Enjoy Thanksgiving with family.

Mitzi said...

I am so happy to see that you posted today.I look forward to hearing from you and knowing how you are doing. I will pray that you get through all the busy work ahead this Thanksgiving week and can feel well enough to enjoy your family. You are a true inspiration to me. Best wishes to you this holiday week..

PatK said...

It is good too it is good to hear from you again. I was thinking about you and hoping that whatever you were going through would improve or abate soon. Your colorful food, flowers and home are always an inspiration to me. They reinforce the need to focus on creating small beautiful details in the moment rather than letting a grey day slide by in the hope that tomorrow will be better. Happy Thanksgiving among those you love!

Pienosole said...

Yes, I too am glad to read your news and send many wishes for those nasty side effects to end SOON! How beautiful those flowers are! Take care. A big hug to you! :-)

Nan said...

I'm so sorry about all this. Thinking of you.

Judy said...

I've been missing you! Would it just be better to get the shoulder repaired than to take the shots and medicine?

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy, nothing to repair - just painful with arthur....

Marcie said...

So glad to read the update. Think of you with love often. I hope you have a very beautiful holiday with your family.

Val said...

Ernestine, I'm sorry for all the stress and pain right now. Winter is hard enough without those worries. I hope your Thanksgiving is at least a time of sweetness and of happy memory-making.

Wisewebwoman said...

So very sorry my dear friend. You are suffering. As am I, but don't write much about it, taking a page out of your book. I try and focus on what I can do.

Your medications sound awful but they are needed but the effects on you so bad.

Light and love.

This too shall pass.


susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I hope that the bad side effects from the prednisone will lessen for you soon, and that it will help what it is supposed to help. It sounds like you have a wonderful Thanksgiving planned with your family. Fresh herbs from your own herb garden are really just the best, aren't they? The Christmas plants are beautiful.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Take care.