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We have dreamed of this for many years and finally our dream has come true.
We are looking forward to many happy miles ahead.
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry Miller.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Catching Up

25 December 2012

We spent a quiet Christmas enjoying the view of the Pacific and taking a nice walk along the beach with Destiny. We hope all of had a nice holiday and we wish you the very best for 2013. Hope sent me some photos of grandsons playing in the snow.
Merry Christmas

Cade and his Snowman

Colt in his Snowcave

26 December

The day started with my laptop not responding so made a trip to the Apple store in Simi Valley. A serious problem that gave cause to ship it to Apple repair. Was told it may take a week..boo hoo. Since it is not under warranty,Apple charges $316.00 to make any repairs regardless of actual cost, Think this is a deal.

27 December
Day did not start very well. During the night when I got up, experienced extreme dizziness...room spinning..loss of balance. John had to help me to bathroom. Went back to bed and same thing at 6AM..Decided a trip to ER was necessary. Closest hospital is St John's in Oxnard. They immediately gave me a room. I carry most of my pertinent medical records with me which facilitates explanation of medical history. ER doctor diagnosed it as Vertigo, but wanted to order further tests. Since dizziness can also be associated with heart problems, he ordered an EKG. He then ordered a blood draw to check Troponin levels which were elevated so then they decided to admit me overnight in order to perform a CT scan of the heart as well as have me checked by a neurologist. The neurologist ordered an MRI. To make a long story shorter, all the tests proved everything OK and medication ordered for dizziness Meclizine,which I consider a miracle drug. It certainly helps. I was also put on Lipitor,not sure about this except maybe the scan showed some plaque.
I was very well treated and thank all the staff for their attention. Only downside was being in the ER for nine hours before admittance.

I am a believer in the power of prayer and while in the ER a couple who do mission work for their church asked if they could pray for me. Of course I agreed and she put her hand on me and prayed. The power is in the end result.

I have never had Vertigo and I have a theory about what may have brought this on, but can never prove it. After several visits with the chiropractor, I had my first of two minor dizzy spells..nothing as severe as Thursday. I just wonder if the type of treatment he did was a factor? Oh well, life goes on.

29 December

Got a call from Apple today that my laptop was in. They had to replace the Logic board, so the $316 was a good deal.It is like I have a new computer.
On the way home we did some errands in preparation for our departure on Monday.

30 December

Well my turn to take care of John. He woke up during the night vomiting and diarrhea. He thinks it is something he ate. Today he stayed in bed.
I cleaned the iHome,did laundry etc. He only has taste for ginger ale. Will try and get him to eat something tonight.

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