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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Bit of a Health Scare For MOI!

Just thought I'd update you on some pretty scary health issues that have happened in the last month.

I've had 2 episodes where my vision has gone funny for about 15 minutes and I went to the surgeon and he said not much is wrong with my eyes and it's more likely to be stroke warning. TIA's are transient ischemic attacks and many diabetics get them so that's what I was afraid of.

At the choir pot luck Tues. night, I told Elaine, who was also the cardiac nurse in my rehab. program after I had an angioplasty following a heart attack last year,(ya gotta love this small town!) and she said I should go to the Stroke Centre at a hospital to get assessed. She had all the forms ready for me by 9:00, Wed., I picked them up and spoke to the head of the program. I got them filled in by my GP today and faxed. The hospital will phone me and hopefully I should go on Tues. 12th.

I'll get a full work-up..maybe an ultra-sound of the carotid artery in the neck etc. and some different meds for stroke prevention. She said not to get my heart rate up too high until they know results, but not do nothing..hard to know what to do!! Feel like a time bomb ticking!

Everything is kind of on hold for a few days and I'll keep you posted. It would be an understatement to say I'm a little frightened! I'm absolutely shaking in my boots! And I've been crying a lot too. I'm such a sap and a wimp!

Life can be a crap shoot. I can't really do much but what they advise once I get testing done....and maybe you can't mess with "His Master Plan anyway.

Mother of Invention, holding out for the best.

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Anonymous chase said...

I think I know how you feel. It is like that when I usually go to a doctor and had myself checked up. I do hope that there is nothing wrong with you and you are always in my thoughts. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Blogger meno said...

Oh, i am so sorry. For me the waiting to find out what is going on is harder than the actual knowing. I'll be thinking of you and let us know what you find out.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Anonymous Coll said...

Oh my.. I don't blame you one bit for being unnerved.. this sounds like scary stuff. The good thing is that you are taking positive action by having it all checked out. I will be sending my good wishes and prayers your way. ((hugs))

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! So sorry to read this but glad you're able to share. Understand fully how you feel...had a transient split-second stroke on my mouth area when I was conducting a lesson some time back. I was in my early 30's then, resulting a slight distortion on my mouth area! Today it's ok.

All of us are health time-bombs as we age!

Are you taking green tea? Green tea cools the body in summer; one cup a day. An old Indian friend swore by chinese tea for his diabetic condition. He took chinese tea for 20 years and in his sixties, he was told his diabetic condition disappeared! So whoever he met, he'd...

Do take's unnerving...upholding you in prayers.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Blogger gr said...

Oh no! Please please please get better.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger Pauline said...

You're hardly a sap and a whimp because you're frightened of having a stroke! Please let us know what the test results are - tucking you in my prayer sleeve, MOI.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger Bob said...

If you weren't scared, you'd be delusional! That doesn't make you a sap or a wimp, it makes you normal.

I too think you'll be better once you know for sure. I hate waiting too!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger GEWELS said...

Hey MOI- try not to get too worked up until you know for sure. I kow it's a scary thing- but we're all sending positive vibes your way.

Let us know what's going on.
You have an angel- don't worry.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger Richard said...

I am sorry to hear that. I pray it will all turn out to be a false alarm.

I think health scares are something that afflict us more and more as we get older. I know I have been battling / experiencing an ache on the right side of my chest for more than 1-1/2 years. At first, because it was a sharp pain, they thought it might be a pulmonary embolism. A few x-rays and a CT scan later I was given a clean bill of health. The most likely explanation was an infection of the chest wall. A year later, because it flared up and I was having a burning sensation under my right arm, I had another x-ray. This one came back with a 5mm nodule projecting through the heart shadow. So I had even more chest x-rays to get another clean bill of health.

Stress, lack of sleep can also contribute to blurry vision. So, while you are waiting for things to move on, just kick back and relax.

Mind you, I find these types of scares give one tremendous focus and clarity of purpose. Sadly, it doesn't last once the diagnosis comes back clean. Maybe some can tap into that focus and clarity, but I am not one of them.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger Mike M said...

Please keep us posted


Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Chase: Thanks. I hope there's not too much wrong at this point.

Meno:Waiting is just brace yourself for whatever. I'll post updates. Thanks so much.

Coll: Thanks, Colleen. I know you know from nursing that this is serious stuff and I need all the healing vibes and prayers possible.

Twilite: Thanks! What caused your stroke at such an early age? My diabetes wil never disappear as it is Type 1 and I depend on injections of insulin. I don't drink green tea...I know it's good for you but I just don't really love it!

Gr: Thaanks! I'll try my best. Give your dog a pet for'll be like rubbing a magic Penny!!!

Pauline: Thanks for understanding and for the prayer tuck! I have been really emotional.

Bob:Oh it's good to be normal! Thanks, Bob. It's all gotta help.

Gewels: Oh, it's good to have an angel too! Thanks for the healing thoughts. I'm trying to stay cool...ha! It was 32 C today!

Richard: Thanks...power of prayer has been known to work. Anything can happen to anyone at any time but I am at very high risk here. I am trying to stay cool and relax until I really have to pull together and face whatever.
I've had so many scares, I'm permanently tapped in!! I thank God I'm alive each morning and lead an extremely simple life now.

Mike M. Thanks for the visit and I'll update as I learn more.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger mystic rose said...

sorry to read this, moi. :(.

i pray that everything should go well and hoping you should know what you need to know so you can take better care of your self.

all the best. take care, and please keep us posted.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hi and thanks for dropping by my blog.

Sorry to hear you're having health problems. The scariest part is not knowing I think. Once you know what's causing the problem you can cope. Hope it's nothing serious when you get the results.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger Nancy Dancehall said...

Oh, MOI, I'm so sorry! I know how scary it is to wait, and to not know what's going on. Take strength from all these angels and their comments. *hug*

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger Diana said...

Oh, goodness, You're neither a sap nor a wimp. The thought of a stroke is terrifying. I'm so glad you said something to your friend, Elaine. Try to hang on to good thoughts and know we are all holding you in our hearts. Please let me know if I can help in any way.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger shara said...

wishing you good news, and soon

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger RennyBA said...

Sorry I haven't been here for long and this post is from Tuesday! I do hope thing are working out well for you - I'll cross my fingers and toes!
I soooo much wish you get well soon!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

I'm rooting for you, MOI! I've got my fingers, toes and everything else crossed it's going to be OK!

When they say 'do nothing', I know that's an alien concept for you, but it means put your feet up and take it easy!

I'm sending you an email tomorrow (as I got half-way through, and decided to come see you here).

(((((((((Big big hugs!!!)))))))


Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Mystic:Thanks for your kind words and prayers...they all help!

Akelamalu: Me too! Thanks.

Nancy:Thanks! It's great to have all these angels.

Diana: Thanks. I am a little terrified at even finding out the plan of action but for now I am trying to relax and think happy thoughts.

Shara: Thanks so much.

Renny: Thanks and keep wishing those good luck wishes!

Annelisa: Thanks! I need your good luck positive vibes for sure!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

They're still coming at you sweetie!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blogger twilite said...

Hi MOI! At the time, I had loads of teaching and preparation with more travels than usual, so it's stress I gather. Anyway it just happened. I was aware there was a moment when my speech slurred but I shook my head and continued teaching. It was later, a colleague told me my mouth was a little distorted. Physically I was fit then. Medically, it was a boggle! Interesting huh?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blogger LynClay said...

Oh MOI that is so scary and I'm wishing/hoping/praying that the tests will turn out OK! Did they check you for migraines? I know that several times I had the edges of my vision go all weird and sparkly and it lasted about 15 min. and I had no pain at all. Please keep us posted on what the docs say!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blogger LynClay said...

I'm enjoying your photos, they are absolutely gorgeous!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Annelisa: Thanks! Keep'em coming!

Twilite: Yep! Stress can do a lot to your body! You are lucky it never happened again.

Lynclay: Thanks! Me too. They haven't checked anything yet. I'm still waiting to be assessed. Hopefully this week. I'll keep you updated.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Blogger the naked tapdancer said...


I'm thinking good thoughts for you... been out of town and just got back to your blog. Please take care of yourself. You are such a special person!

Debra aka Naked Tapdancer

Monday, June 11, 2007

Blogger steve said...

OK MOI you know i am pullin for you here! Try not to get too worked up about it... if there is any consolation, just remember that in the long run, we will all be dead! no? I shouldn't say things like that, I just wanna try to get a smile goin' here.
You say its 32 C up there? Man I havent seena 32 C in a long time.... but my daughter just got new bras and she is a 33 G...i said "Man whatever happened to E and F?

mom, i love you.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Anonymous colleen said...

I hope things are better by now. Is it possible it was a reaction to medication? Have you ever researched cayenne for heart attack prevention? A good book is "Left for Dead," but personal experience is what I mostly go on.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

NTD: Thanks very much for keeping tabs on me and for you kind words and thoughts. They sure help!
I always enjoy getting caught up with you on your blog.

Steve: You're the end, it's all the same deal for everyone. Don't worry, you got a smile!
Don't know nuthin' 'bout the E, F and G! Poor Water Baby!


Monday, June 11, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Colleen: No, not likely meds. I go tomorrow to get tested. I saw that about cayenne on your post but I'd never heard that. I suppose it's a blood thinner like ASA. I'd be hesitant to try it as I'm on so much else and it'd be hard to control the mg you get.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Blogger Abigail S said...

My thoughts and prayers are w/ you!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Blogger Maggie said...

Aw MOI, I'm sorry. Cry all you want, you have every right. Hang in there and please keep us posted. Take care of yourself and smell lots of blossoms - calming.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Anonymous kitty kat paws said...

meow, sob, meow, sob..........hang in there MoI........this place, this world would not be the same without your sweet spirit in it, encouraging all of us onward! Health problems can really be the worst kind: all that unknowing, then the prodding, the testing.......and not expecting good results......I am praying for the best for you - best results - and a regimen that will help you get your health back onto a better track !!

I know you take good care of yourself........I wish now, I could help take good care of you!

meow meow

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blogger Gattina said...

I would be frightened at your place too ! that's completely normal. I wish you all the best and keep my fingers crossed !

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blogger Beth said...

Keeping my fingers crossed. Hope today goes well.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blogger Annelisa said...

Hope the tests went well today... my fingers are crossed, the vibes are coming and all of us are with you sweetheart! Even if you think you're alone, that's not totally possible, because we are all linking to you, as you do to us... we are a part of each other.

Rootin' for you sweetheart!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Abigail: Thanks, Abby! I can use those for sure! Power of positive thinking and power of prayer. Glad you visited here after your busy school, do I understand that!

Maggie: Thanks, Maggie..kinda like, "It's my body and I'll cry if I want to, cry if I want....You would cry too if this happened to you!" I've had my nose in wild roses and irises so that should help.

kitty Kat! Aw, thanks little kitty! Nice to hear you meowin' back at some of your old territory! And your kind thoughtful meowing is much appreciated! I'll update as I know more. You can dig in my new garden anytime.

Gattina: Thanks a lot. I know you know the risks and how real this possibility is especially with my sugar bouncing around all my life!

Beth: Thanks so much! I know it always helps to have the blogging world's positive and caring thoughts.

Annelisa: Thanks, you bloggy positive healing viber, you! The linking of bloggers' well wishes is powerful stuff I believe. I'll post soon on what I know..although, I still have 3 more tests to do.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


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