Sunday, October 17, 2021

A-Fib And Eliquis

October 17, 2021

Good morning.  Today will be cooler and sunny.  Temps will only make it into the low sixties.  During the night we had a bit of heavy rain so everything (outside) is rather soggy right now.   

Well, Friday I had my appointment with the heart doctor and now I'm on another new medicine.  It seems I have A-Fib.  The new medicine is Eliquis.  And its cost is outrageous.  For now, the doctor is giving me samples.  If the medicine does what it's supposed to do, he will help me figure out how to pay for the stuff.

I came home wearing a monitor with a couple of feeds coming off it.  It has only fallen off twice.  No problem, I put it back on with a new sticky pad.  It has to stay on for a minimum of twenty four consecutive hours.  So, if I make it past noon today, I'll be all set.  Woo Hoo!

Meanwhile, Baby Cerys is still in the hospital with some of these same stickies on her.  The doctors are still running tests and so far no firm answers.  She still has a great big beautiful smile.  I have a photo I'd like to share.  This is a favorite of mine.  This is the look of love between a girl and her Dad.

Meanwhile, I picked up my crocheting again and put a few rows on each project.  And last night I spent some time surfing the web looking for ideas to finish my holiday shopping.  Mostly what to get for the dwarfs.  

While I was on the web I came across an article that I found to be wicked funny and wanted to share with you.  There's a photo and then the author's (Kelli Russell Agodon) post. 

This is just so funny.  I've done this very thing.  Not with a white rabbit, of course, but the same type of thing.  It feels good to know I'm not alone.

This morning I seem to have picked up a bit of perky energy, so I'm going to try to accomplish a few things.  Take out the trash, take out the recycles, wash the dishes, etc.  Maybe even a load of laundry.  We'll see how long the perky lasts.

Now I'm off to catch up with some blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all stay safe and have a fantabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Theresa said...

I pray that the meds work and that your A-fib will be under control. I use GOOD-RX for prescriptions that cost too much even with insurance. Some are not available but lots are.

Baby smiles are the best, I pray that they find out what's going on. Have a blessed day and please send some of that perkiness my way:) HUGS!

smiekeltje said...

First I had to read on the web what a-fib means, now I know. It isn;t the best to have this, burt goof ==d that your heart doctor tries out some medication. It might be very helpful,although may it be expensive. After the test done perhaps you could talk to him, if he wants to continue the medication or perhaps a surgery could be more helpful. I know of sporters who had something like this and have now a internal defibilator. But first , of course, must be tested or know, that you have really heart rythm trouble often. So let the test with the monitor do it's work and so on.
If medication can help as good, why not?
I only don;t know exactly how your health system working, here we pay a premium every month to the health insurance company, and also have a a sum of money to pay as own contribution in costs. If that sun is done with all the rest is payed by health insurance, apart from some medication that might not be covered by them. But I can say we still have a rather good health system for everybody.
Perhaps, even if yyou are feeling perkier, let first do the monitor do its work, and later this week you can do perhaps more stuff, just a thought.
So sorry to hear about Cerys, and that she still is in hospital. Do they have any thought what might be the trouble? Must be agonizing for the parents too.
I will send a little prayer upstairs, okay?

You made me laugh with the story and the more because it happened somewhat alike to you!

Today is a bit gray here, but dry. There is a beef stew in the oven, making itself ready for this evening. Will kame some fresh spinach with it(fried with some garlic and onion) and boiled potatoes.

Have a lovely day, take care.

carol l mckenna said...

Lots of healing energy hugs for you and Cerys~ be well, be safe ~ fun about the 'white rabbit.'

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Steve Reed said...

Ha! That bag story is funny! (It looks like a very BIG bag of dog poop.)

I hope the new meds help your A-fib and I hope Cerys continues to do well!

Rita said...

LOL! That does look like a rabbit.
I hope the medicine works AND you can get sme help with payments.