Friday, May 20, 2016


Had my annual diabetic eye exam today.
Still blurry as I type this.
No major change in prescription but there are
tiny cataracts in both eyes (yay, old age!).
I asked if there was any way to slow down the
growth and the dr. said "vitamin C and sun glasses".
I can do that. See ya next year.

Carol is doing better since they stopped the chemo drug
and are only giving her Herceptin for now. As long as
the cancer doesn't start spreading, they'll keep her on
that. Maybe a year or longer.

She still has swelling in the left arm from lymphedema, so 
I'll continue to wrap her hand and arm every day.
All her fingernails are gone and now her toenails are
starting to fall off. Her feet and ankles stay swollen most
of the time. Steroids and water pills help some but not

All the years of advancements in science and it is still
mostly trial and error. Hit or miss. 

At least her energy level is better. She's getting antsy to
be able to get out on her own.
I don't blame her a bit.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

No wandering allowed...

It's been four years since I moved back to Ohio.
Sometimes I hate it. 
Then I feel guilty for not appreciating what I have. 
Emotional roller-coaster is exhausting.
Sunshine helps, even if I only see it through the

Monday, May 02, 2016

He's all grown up...

and then some.

My nephew, Zack, graduated from the
University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Computer Engineering. 
He already has a job waiting for him with

That's U. of C. President Ohno shaking hands with him.