Monday, January 21, 2013

1-21-2013 Rathfoot Follow-Up

  We met with Dr Rathfoot today and he checked the lump in my neck out. He thinks it is related more to the discs in my neck and shoulder than a lymph node. That would tend to make sense, that shoulder was the one I had repaired a few years back. Or it could be the Discs in my neck which also made sense. The same box that tore the shoulder out also messed up 2,5, & 6, but one of them healed. I refused to let them fuse them together, that just didn't sound good. One has a spur pushing against something to do with a nerve, cord, or something.

  He scoped me and it looked well, he was pleased. The yeast he said must be on down, I took it the voice box. He scheduled a CAT Scan for next month though since I have blood in the morning and yeast. He said it might be a reoccurance of the cancer but doesn't think so, says he wants to be sure. I noticed Denise was worried, just not sure what she was worried about. Honestly it worries me a bit too as we move into the hurry up and wait game again. It will be the middle of February before they look it over and I get the results. Whatever that stuff they spray in your nose is was worth having the scope go up my nose and down my throat. It has something that clears the sinuses up, if nothing else for a little while. I've had about an hour and a half's sleep from Megan's night owl noises. We discussed that. Unless you work night shift or are a nocturnal animal, night time sleep, day time wake.   

Friday, January 18, 2013


   I have just a couple more days until a follow-up with Dr Rathfoot, seems like years right now. This is like week 2 or 3 of a sore throat, think it's the yeast, that or I've eaten chalk. There is a large knot that has been on the left side of the back of my neck, sore and that is probably the fatigue. Denise says the fact it is sore means it is not cancer and probably an infected lymph gland from infection. I should have seen Dr Schindler but I figured antibiotics would mean more yeast, and I can bake bread in my throat. Sucks lately but I've had worse. I've been sleeping on the couch without the O2, dampness and cold are not my friends, lol. I talked to a couple of friends that have done that and recliners in all this rain lately. Arther sure does hit hard. :)

  Snow yesterday from nowhere. Denise called and I walked her through the steps of what gear, drive in tracks or not, speed, braking for over 2 hours, she done excellent. I drove in that junk over 20 years and without all wheel drive. I don't remember a lot but I remember driving, one of the things I was good at. The vision change and dizzy spells though limit what I can do these days, but not what I remember. We cleaned up around the yard from the ice today, not much damage. Kept power throughout the whole thing which was unusual. We had a fire going and candles ready just in case and I had just baked some bread, we can cook on the woodstove if we have to. Been there done that before, lol. We cook mostly with Cast Iron, actually Lodge only, since it is the last and only one made in the USA. Glass top or wood stove top, even a fire, it works great and lasts forever if you take care of it. Ok, sounds like a sales pitch so I'll stop. We have that and Stainless Steel. , a little porcelain cast iron, but we can't afford much of that. We've learned to do what we have to do with and be grateful for what we have. I don't reckon God has filled all our wants but He has filled all our needs, and that is a good thing.

   We're started back on the Gluten Free diet, not the Paleo one though. I know I'm not Celiac but we've all seen that elimination or at least a drastic reduction of Gluten seems to make us feel better. Now if I could just create a biscuit that we like, got the bread down.   

Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy Brithday Brandon

Happy Birthday Brandon!!!  

  Big 11

Monday, January 7, 2013


  Christmas and New Year has come and gone along with mom and Annie's birthdays, Brandon is next. We all went off the Gluten-Free diet and we're all paying for it. It sure has been fun though.

  I've lost count of what week this is on the yeast, seems a bit stubborn this time. I've had the stomach flu and these sinuses, man they are rough. I've developed a pretty large size knot on the side of my neck. Denise says it's ok and just a lymph node filtering since its sore. She says soreness of a knot is a good sign. I have an appointment with Dr Rathfoot sometimes this month so I'll just wait.

  I left off the dose of Prednisone tonight which Denise says causes the yeast. I figure if the swelling don't get too bad I can stop taking it, and if not, I'll go back. The swelling is already pretty bad from this sinus cold, makes it hard to breathe and swallow so I'll know if this will work pretty fast.

  I've been planning this years garden in my head, still not too sure what or how much without my peacocks guarding me from snakes. I'm terrified of snakes. The gardens have a creek between them, high grass around, and woods on the back. Bet I have a pistol and knife near me, lol. I'm tired though and so much that needed to be done yesterday. I have these thoughts of what I want to do, and mostly have the material to do them but the body just don't cooperate. I watched some of a flick last night on Dr Burzenski in Texas, wish I'd heard of him back then.

  It is what it is I guess. 


Sunday, January 6, 2013