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And The ‘Adventure’ Continues…

(in our last episode…)

Let’s see…Heart pain (NOT!), a rash, leg edema, J’s health, water from the upstairs shower into the downstairs…


(It’s been a busy month!)

Shower leakage!  We’ve not taken a shower for seven days.  Not that we don’t want to.  Water began coming through the ceiling into the downstairs, and continuing to bathe in that manner just seemed imprudent.

My washcloth and I have become VERY close.

Call the insurance company, you say?  Sure, why not?  Not having the $500 deductible at hand was a bit of an issue.  Fortunately, my very kind and generous Sister stepped up with a surprise gift allowing us to begin the process of again being able to get clean!  Thanks, EL!

Of course, the process is never easy.  The plumber says first they must check for residual moisture and damage before beginning.  And, due to the age of J’s home, asbestos. 


Fortunately, the company who removes the ceiling (and maybe the shower pan) tells us they can eat that cost (the insurance does not cover it!)!  Whew!

This morning comes the asbestos test.  If negative, the above company may remove the ceiling w/o further adieu, and the plumbers may begin repair this afternoon.

If not…perhaps another day or two of asbestos remediation is involved.


At least things are in process.

Thanks, again, Sis!

As to the other ongoing issues…

J’s health.  She has many health issues, some of which are chronic.  And is seeing many physicians monthly.  She IS recovering nicely from her rotator cuff surgery, and is currently involved in physical therapy for the same.  Our thanks to you all again for your kind wishes and help!

NO heart or chest pain.  The hospital said I was diagnosed ‘non-cardiac chest pain’ – which means they don’t know, could have been gas or muscle-related.

The rash.  I finished my second 5-day run of prednisone, and the rash returned.  Going to the pharmacy today to get a third course of graduated prednisone – so when I stop, it tapers off (per the Doctor).  If that doesn’t do it, then onto a specialist.


The leg edema.  I completed a 10-day course of broad spectrum antibiotics, and it seems to have improved the appearance and size of the leg remarkably!  The Doctor has me picking up a diuretic to hopefully complete the job.  Coupled with orange juice.

The proximate cause of either the rash or edema?  They’ve no idea.

I’m posting this early, as the itching kept me awake, even with the loratadine I’m taking.  Anxiously awaiting the pharmacy opening @ 0900 to obtain the additional meds.

Well, that’s it from us here in The Valley of the Sun.  Hope you all are doing better than we?

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


6 thoughts on “And The ‘Adventure’ Continues…

  1. I feel J’s pain. My shoulder surgery went well but then my blood O2 crashed and I spent a week in ICU and now I spend my days at the end of an O2 hose. I get to drag a tank along to pt which is several weeks behind. At least my progress is that, progress. I am hoping this time around I recover much faster than I did with my other shoulder. My poor wife is working two jobs from home, taking care of me and her disabled daughter, and acting as my social secretary. Lets see, who has it hard at our house?


    Posted by jack | May 10, 2017, 9:17 am
  2. Having my own little issues with sinuses, throat and deviated septum. Getting old ‘ain’t’ for sissies! Hope y’all get things straightened out!

    Posted by Old NFO | May 10, 2017, 2:53 pm
  3. Maybe it’s Pheonix. I have a cousin and her ex living somewhere around you. Don’t ask about the living arrangements. But they have so many crazy health things going on that I lose track.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | May 10, 2017, 7:40 pm
    • Could be.
      I’ve lived here since 1956.
      Lotsa folks are concerned about waste water with PCEs from the electronic industry.
      I’ve had lymphoma, skin cancer and now this.
      You might be on to something…

      Posted by guffaw1952 | May 10, 2017, 7:44 pm

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