Tuesday, 31 August 2021

CROCHET AND GETTING BY EACH DAY

 It's not easy this life is it?

Just as you think you've got it covered another ball hits you in the face.  

As you know Tom suffers from Lung Disease through no fault of his own.  He has never smoked or worked with anything that could have given him this disease but I am sure that taking a certain drug for over 20 years is the cause, indeed I'm sure of it having found evidence online from the FDA that this drug causes IPF.

This drug, RAMIPRIL, is still being dished out to people to this day but the medical profession will never admit that some of the drugs out there cause more harm that good.

Add to that the recent heart attack, we are taking each day as it comes and some days are more challenging than others.

It's worse than hard to watch the person you love and have been with for 60 years struggling for breath and unable to do even the simplest task anymore but there is no choice and so we both get on with it.

If my posts are sporadic I hope you will understand that I am up and down but I am feeling a bit more positive today as is obvious by me posting this.

On a brighter note, I've got the crochet out again and am on the 10th square of my upstairs throw, the one I'm doing in my own yarn and colours.  The downstairs one made with the kit is a little more advanced and I'll take some pics later.



Thankyou for all your comment on the last post.

Briony
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20 comments:

  1. Keep on keeping on. Not easy. I miss your links to other blogs, what happened to them? Love your colourful crochet!

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    1. I'm tearing my hair out trying to get my blog list back. I did something that wiped the whole lot out, don't ask me what. I got some back and then they disappeared again. I give up for now or I might just put a hammer through the screen, lol

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  2. I hope Tom gets more healthy days, I can't imagine watching him suffer every day, getting older is no fun.

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  3. I had no idea about Ramipril, my hubby takes that too for his heart failure. I'm sorry Tom is feeling so unwell lately, I do hope he can improve.....it's horrible watching someone you love suffer and being unable to help in any meaningful way. Your crochet is beautiful, something to keep you going. Take care of yourself, Briony xx

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  4. Keep plodding on chuck its what we do best

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  5. I feel for you so much, Briony. It's hell, isn't it? And no way to go but forward, one foot in front of the other. Wishing you much strength as you travel this road. Hugs, Jenny xx

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  6. I'm sorry to hear about how poorly Tom still is and can understand how hard it must be for you. Your crochet is lovely sending hugs and I hope that Tom improves soon. Xx

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  7. Briony, I've been wondering how you and Tom are getting on. I'm sorry things have been hard but I'm glad they're looking up for now and you're working on your crochet as per usual! As you say, all we can do is move forward. Keep us posted!

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  8. Sorry to hear Tom has been having a hard time. Was thinking of you yesterday when Tom popped up as a "friend " suggestion on fb. Hugs from New Zealand.

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  9. So sorry to hear about Tom. I know it can't be easy seeing him struggle either. Wishing you more good days than bad.
    Love your crochet. The blocks are all so pretty

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  10. So sorry you and Tom are having a hard time, it must be so difficult for you. Hopefully the crochet helps a bit, it is so pretty.

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  11. I'm sending you lots of positive thoughts. I hope Tom improves as much as he can. Take care of you too - be kind to yourself. It is good that you both have lots of crafts you can turn to when you feel able to.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  12. It is lovely to see another post from you, but I completely understand that you need time to be there for Tom. You are both to be admired for your devotion to each other, 60 years is a very long time. Post when you feel like it, family always comes first. Love to you both. xxx

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  13. Beautiful crochet Bryony, make the most of every day together, and keep the colour and the humour.

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  14. Tom is very lucky to have a wife like you. Someone who has a cheerful, upbeat attitude to a life that is lived in colour - just like your crocheting. Nice to find you posting again. I get concerned when you go quiet.

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  15. Your squares are absolutely beautiful, Briony, and I'm glad you have crocheting to keep your hands busy during this time of uncertainty. I'm so sorry about your husband and how he's feeling... and YES-YES-YES, I believe the exact same way you do as far as the medications. I've been on blood pressure pills for 28 years thus far and I'm guessing those are the dang things that are causing me so much joint pain. But I would be dead from a stroke without them so.... I try to be grateful all the same. But it's hard, my friend... it's hard. Please know that I'm continuing to pray for you & your husband. Thank you for this blog post and try to remember... we'll take you as you are... up or down! Much love~ Andrea xoxoxo

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  16. This must be just SO hard, and I know I would not handle it near as well as you are doing. I am so very sorry. Thank you for letting us know about this drug, maybe it will do some people some good.

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  17. This business of growing older--for ourselves and for those we love--seems to be a stage of life for which we've had no real preparation. We've seen older generations grow feeble and leave us, but somehow we aren't prepared to experience it on a personal day to day basis.
    Much has been dished out by the medical profession--do doctors not do any research on meds or merely hand out the latest 'wonder drugs?' A rhetorical question and the answers wouldn't change what Tom is enduring. Enjoy the company of your cats, your crafting--and each other--as much as possible every day!

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  18. Doctors have to weigh up the difficult balance of the side effects drugs can cause versus living without them at all. It's a difficult balance to call the right decision. Maybe Tom would have been even worse without Ramipril. Who knows?

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  19. I just read todays post and did not know what has been going on, i missed about two weeks of post due to bob getting a new knee, we both had the variant virus and did not know it, i ended up 3 visits to the doctor and i totally missed this post. so sorry to hear about Tom and the heart attack and I can attest to the fact that being the caregiver and the only one in the home able to do things is very stressful. my prayers to both of you and wishes for life to smooth out a little for you.. hugs across the miles

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