About mid-morning on Oct. 15, Mona called me on the cell phone to tell me she was having abdominal pain and for me to come to the house. After a few minutes of watching her in obvious agony, I decided to take her to the ER at St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston. We go there because our primary care doctor is there, and many other medical specialists are immediately available.
After some tests and scans, Mona was admitted and underwent all sorts of probing and testing and going without solid food for days until her doctors settled on a treatment regime. This proved effective, and I brought her home on Tuesday a week after she was admitted. She is now feeling better and is doing quite well with two new set prescription meds, one of which she takes every six hours. She is also off two meds that she was previously taking. We are both very happy to have her home.
We are also happy that she started going to Weight Watchers last December and has now achieved her target weight after losing almost 28 pounds! Notice how thin she looks next time you see her!
All the trees in our yard are finally bare, except for two oaks, and they have shed most of theirs. I’m glad because I have made innumerable trips with my lawn tractor and side boarded wagon raking and hauling leaves to the gully across the road. The pile of leaves there is so deep that Shiloh disappears while retrieving his ball when I toss it down there.
My garden is finally almost put to bed for the winter. All that’s left to harvest is a short row of carrots, which we like to eat fresh from the garden until the ground is frozen too hard to dig them.
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