Tuesday, June 27, 2023

All Okay For Now

There have been no further brain issues since the seizure early Thursday morning. Roger went to see our primary care physician, and she ran all kinds of tests to test his balance and sensitivity. All went well. That was quite a relief. She requested an MRI brain scan for further and more detailed information. It took us a while to get that scheduled because the hospital wanted the scan order to request a contrast dye, and the one that our doc sent didn't have that. So, now it has been scheduled... for August 28th! We were surprised that he'd have to wait that long, but that's the way things are these days.

We're still able to get out for our walks. So things are feeling a bit more normal, although we are still a little stressed about the whole thing. You just never know anymore what could happen. 

We still appreciate the little things in life, like seeing the beautiful mural on a side of building by our local co-op. There's lots more of the mural to see but to photograph it I would need a wide-angle lens a block-long! And these big mushrooms caught our eyes while we were out on our neighborhood walk. Biggest ones we've seen on our little cul-de-sac. 

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Friday, June 23, 2023

Ambulance Ride and ER Visit

My twin brother sent us this photo of his white roses for Roger

It's not the way you expect the day to begin especially at 2:30 in the morning, but it did. Roger was not well. He woke up mumbling, not making any sense, and shaking. I tried to talk with him, but he did not respond. So I did something I've never done before... I called 911 emergency and asked them to please send an ambulance to take Roger to the hospital. I thought he was having a stroke. The 911 person had me ask Roger some questions. He did not respond to any of them. She called the ambulance people and they arrived within minutes. They picked him up from the bed, put him on a stretcher, then into the ambulance and took him to the ER. I followed in our car. 

The ER staff took him in right away. It was 2:45 am and there was no one else in the ER waiting area. They covered him up and tried to keep him warm. He was still shivering, shaking and not making any sense. After a while he calmed down, stopped shaking and started to speak a bit. The very attentive and kind nurse gave him water and tried to keep him comfortable. A tech guy came in and wheeled Roger off to the place where they could do a CT scan of his brain. We waited for two hours for the very brief results (more will came later after more reviews). The analysis said he had had a brain seizure.

Then they let me take him home. We were both exhausted and blown away by what had just happened. There will be more doctor appointments and tests soon. For now he seems okay. 

It's just not the way you ever expect the day to begin...

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Not Your Typical Sky View


The bleak gray skies finally gave way to blue skies with actual clouds. The temps warmed up, we've been enjoying every delightful summery moment. Yay! We shout... Yay! 

Walking to our car after our shop at the food co-op I noticed this reflection view in the car window next to ours. "Well, hello iridescent reflection," said I. I swear it said, "Take my picture." So I did.

That's the news from the north coast of California where happy people dance in the co-op aisles and in the parking lot too. I'm not mentioning any names. LOL.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Foxglove Flowers In The Garden

I've heard that there's a name for the early summer season here. It's called June Gloom. My twin brother told me that's what they call it in Santa Cruz these days. Ah yes, we do have some June Gloom. Here's a photo of Roger with our very happy and very tall Foxglove flowers, along with the Alstromeria and the California poppies. They seem to be thriving quite well in these cool gray days. Roger is wearing a scarf and a padded flannel shirt. The temps have stayed pretty much in the 50s (around 14 degrees celcius).

I'm reminded of a song lyric these days:

"Oh I can gather all the news I need on the weather report.

Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile..."

That's us not mentioning you know who and the court case in Florida. It's all about the weather for us these days. 

Hope all is well for you, friends. Thank you for stopping by.



Tuesday, June 06, 2023

A Rainbow of Roses

 I went out to look at the roses in our front yard the other day and was struck by all their different colors. 

Hey, wait a second, this last pic is not of roses. How did you get in here? Sneaky little oriental poppies. LOL!

As the temps warm up for summer here all the flowers are celebrating with their beautiful petal displays of color. We love it.

We hope all is well for you, and we thank you for stopping by.