Friday, December 14, 2007

132/82 BP


and a pulse of 63....

It went down rather quickly....after just one pill and 2 days of a modified diet.....will wait however until the next appointment with my regular doc before rescheduling the Epidural.....

The news from Columbus was not as good for older brother Mike....he went in for laser surgery on his left vocal cord this morning...stage 2 cancer suspected....once in, they discovered both cords had a problem....so instead of moving ahead, they have decided to start 6 weeks of radiation. Not good news, but we will see what shakes out with that.....the joy of getting older.
More later...........{photo...Mom, Dad, Mike and me in 1950}

6 comments:

Cookie..... said...

No...not good news Pat...but one of my old shipmates had the same advanced thing and the Chemo (and the prayers) worked...that was several years back. I hope your brother has the same results....

Buck Pennington said...

Agree with Cookie...not good news at all, but the state-of-the-art with cancer these days gives one hope.

Mushy said...

Good news for you, but your brother will need our prayers. I'm on it!

While you are at it, remember my brother in law Ron...had a cat scan today for possible cancer on one lung. He means the world to me...so I'm praying hard for him too.

pat houseworth said...

Will do Mushy....a little prayer goes a long way....we are only here for a short while.....it's where we end up that concerns me.

Cookie and Buck...Mike has sowed some of his own seeds....sometimes we wake up a little late in the game....I'm praying for the best....more concerned about Mom...at 83, she lost her husband at a young age(47) raised the youngest by herself(the rest of us were grown and gone)...she does not want or need to outlive her kids.....

BRUNO said...

I'm not real good at the "compassion" game---guess I've become too "de-sensitized" over the years. But rest assured, I'll be in there praying along with the rest, even if they don't hear me.

As for you---keep that b.p. under control. The effects of a stroke are VERY humbling---I can personally vouch for this statement.

I don't worry about where my soul will end up afterwards---it's the JOURNEY to there that scares me...

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Damn, I went away for a bit and you changed your template. Looks cool.

On the other thing, you're all in my prayers bud.