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    Me too, I absolutely dread the journey. From here I have to drive an hour and a half to Baltimore and find parking at the airport, which is a whole story in itself, plus if my flight either leaves ridiculously early in the morning or returns late at night I have to stay over at a hotel before or after and take the shuttle to the airport. Then steeling myself against the increasingly hostile TSA agents, all this before even dealing with the long flight. The whole thing is an ordeal as far as I'm concerned.

    The first year Amy moved out to California they had me out three times - for a Christmas holiday visit, then back a few months later to dogsit while they were out of the country, and then for a summer visit - and after that I was so sick of the travel that I announced I was staying home for a while. That 'while' was supposed to end on March 2020, when I already had a flight arranged, and we all know what happened next.

    Also you're so right, we would make great neighbors.
    2 hours ago
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    20 hours ago
    Wow, I can't believe you had to wait this long for a shot while here in the good old USA they're begging people to get one and offering them bribes. Infections are starting to rise in my county, which is only 45% vaccinated, and I'm trying to decide whether to continue going to my exercise classes. All because these idiots won't get shots.

    Bad news on Amy - she saw her obgyn yesterday and learned she has placenta previa and is considered a high risk pregnancy. She was advised not to take a cross-country flight, because if at any time she starts bleeding she is at risk of hemorrhage and has to go immediately to a hospital. The doc said it's possible her placenta will move to a better position before the birth, as she still has 4 1/2 months to go, but if not she'll need a C-section.

    I was prepared for the obgyn to tell her not to take the trip because of rising Covid, but apparently since she's vaccinated and past her first trimester that's not considered a risk to the baby - like if she got a mild breakthrough case now it wouldn't interfere with the baby's development. So anyway, we are both very frustrated and it looks like I'm going to fly out there to visit at the end of this month even though I'm supposed to come out again in December for the birth.

    As far as the afib - I had another big episode last Wednesday, this was the first time I had chest pain with it so that scared me and I went back to the emergency room. Once again everyone oohed and ahhed over my off-the-chart EKG readings and were just getting ready to administer an IV drug when my heart suddenly corrected back to normal. They let me go home after some tests, and they said the chest pain does not necessarily have anything to do with a heart attack, it's just my heart muscle aching because it's beating so fast.

    Two days later it started again and I thought, here I've gone to the ER three times and each time the episode ends before they give me any treatment, and then they test me and find no heart damage, so do I really need to go back tonight? I decided to try riding it out at home. I propped myself up on the couch in the position they put me in in the ER bed, and I called my sister and told her I don't want you to come over, I just want to chat because it helps me stay calm. And she stayed on the phone with me until it went away. These whole episodes last between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. So anyway, I feel more confident now about the whole thing, like if this just happens once in a while I can deal with it. (Though the one circumstance under which I will head directly to the ER is if I feel like I'm going to pass out. I didn't have that these last two times.)

    So that's my story. Looking forward as always to the end of summer dog days and the coming of my favorite seaason.

    1 day ago
    Thank you for the Tiara Goodie, Carolyn!
    I love it. It's sparkly and diamonds are my birthstone. So win win!

    The next few weeks are going to be bittersweet. I am going to miss logging in here everyday and connecting with all my Spark Friends. I hate that this is happening. emoticon
    Anyway, I won't dwell on the inevitable.

    I hope you have a super fabulous week my friend!

    Big Hugs and Love! emoticon emoticon


    1 day ago
    Hi Carolyn,

    I hope your week is off to a great start.
    I just wanted to drop by and say Hi and let you know I was thinking of you.

    Wishing you a wonderful week!

    1 day ago
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