Friday, June 8, 2012

Rain - Canned G Beans - Flash Freeze Veggies - Update Neurologist

With all of this rain, I’m surprised my garden boxes have not floated away.  When the rain finally stopped for several minutes today, I went out to check on the garden boxes and they’re safe and haven’t floated away.  Then I checked on my garden pots.  They were okay; however, one pot had mushrooms.  It’s a shame the mushrooms were poisonous; I could have made a meal off of them.  I love mushrooms. Check this out; they grew approximately 5 – 6 inches tall.
For the past three days it’s been raining.  I’ve stayed in most of the time doing things around the inside of the house.  Canning several jars of green beans, flash freezing yellow squash and spinach.








The rain finally stopped, I’m hoping it stays this way for several days so things can dry out.   Just about the time when the grass will need to be cut again (oh goodie)…...Sense any sarcasm?
We have a disappointing update to Bulldog Man’s appointment with the neurologist.  The doctor, I won’t mention names, had the personality of a two-toed sloth.  He mumbled continuously to himself when my husband was explaining all of his symptoms. Then his response to my husband’s symptoms, “yep the headaches you’ve been having are migraines”. The doctor proceeded to prescribe an anti-seizure medication, the response from Bulldog Man, “oh boy….. “Another pill, I can cram down my _________ throat”.  This medication is to be taken before bed nightly to prevent the migraines from starting. The doctor did the “poke test”.  He didn’t like the fact that Bulldog Man didn’t score 100%, but never did explain any of it.  He doctor’s response; “come back in three months and we will evaluate you then”.  Why don’t you just say, here’s your bill, now pack your sh_ _ and get out!!!! …….  Stay tuned, in 3 months, for the continuation of the neurology saga.

17 comments:

  1. I'm glad to read you haven't floated away with all of the rain. Indoor days are great for canning .. I do most of my dry bean canning in the winter months ..helps to heat up the house too. Hope Bulldog Man gets some relief from those migraines!

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    1. It's a good thing we didn't float away :-)
      Every chance I have, I try to can. I would love to see relief for my husbands migranes.

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  2. It looks like you got some preserving done during those rainy days. They are good for something!

    Sorry to hear about the two-toed sloth doctor. I am a pain in the A.... when it comes to doctors. I wouldn't have let him out of the room without more details! My husbands doctors know that they better be well prepared when we (I) show up!

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    1. Rainy days are good for canning.
      I'm a pain in the A.... too when it comes to doctors. I asked my husband if he wanted me to go with, he said nah, thats okay. I think he knew I would grill the doctor. LOL

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  3. i'm glad that you got rain but i sure do wish those mushrooms weren't poisoned!!! i love mushrooms! and will be trying this in the next few weeks:

    http://a-homesteading-neophyte.blogspot.ca/2011/03/grow-your-own-mushrooms.html

    that's from Phelan and it's about growing YOUR OWN mushrooms!!! i have been meaning to try this forever!!!

    as for your hubby's migraines - i sure wish i had something to offer as i have suffered with them my whole life. i have tried several different medications and all they have done is make me wonky - so i just live with the migraines. i hope this prescription works for him!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Sweet Kymber, I love mushrooms too. I have never tryed planting them at all, they just keep coming up around here. When I lived in Michigan, we would go out on the hunt for wild mushrooms in the woods and come back with a big basket full all non-poisonous. We would cook them up with onions and venison (deer). Maybe in the future I will try to grow them, but for now I have all kinds of other things keeping me busy.

      I'm praying that the medicine will help. We even went out and bought a new bed (and it's been helping a little).
      Keep your fingers crossed and say a pray the meds work :-)
      Thanks, Your Friend in Oklahoma, Sandy

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    2. Sandy - we keep you and yours in our prayers daily, sweet friend! oh mushrooms and onions and venison - oh stop it now! hunting season doesn't start until september and jambaloney will be working with a group that is planning on getting at least one deer, one moose and one bear. oh i can't wait!

      your Canadian friend,
      kymber/xoxox

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    3. Sweet Kymber, Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. We always keep our friends close in prayer and heart :-)
      Yes ma'am, fresh venison, fresh mushrooms and garden grown onions oh my....... There were so many things I loved about living in Michigan.

      Congrats to Jambaloney, hunting for your own meat it is very fulfilling because your feeding your family and taking care of business. This year Bulldog Man and a good friend are going out to do some hunting. I can't wait to fill the freezer and cook some good meat. Bulldog Man and I are trying to find a rancher/farmer that slaughter their live stock in the local area. We would love to buy some fresh chicken and beef too.
      Your Oklahoma "OKIE" Friend,
      Sandy/xoxoxo

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  4. Here in North Texas it has been the same way. I have been rained out of work for most of the week and even though I need to money, it was good to be home and get some much needed canning done. Yesterday the wife and I was able to put by two cases of pickles. The day before I put up green beans and squash and today I am drying a bunch of peppers.
    I almost wish I did not have to work so I can do this all the time.

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    1. MDR, Sorry to hear you were rained out of work. It's no fun when you can't work and don't get paid. But it sure is nice to be home with loved ones canning and putting things away to become more self reliant.

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  5. Sounds like your weather is like ours. We have had rain for the last week and it is supposed to last through the weekend. Glad you have canning to do.
    BTW, doctors practice medicine, emphasis on the word 'practice'

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    1. Duke, Your so very correct on doctors practice medicine. Maybe I should go back to school and become a doctor, lol.

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  6. "come back for re-evaluation". What then? Double the medication that didn't help?

    For three days we've had rain and gloom, but I needed the gloom because the bright sunlight was making MY migraine worse.

    I had to decide whether to take the meds which made me feel worse, or deal with the migraines.

    I'm now on gabapentin (an anti-seizure drug) that has helped somewhat.

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    1. I'm not sure why to come back, I didn't go to the appointment with my husband. I can only assume if the medication doesn't work when he comes back, the doctor will try another. I can only pray they conduct testing on my husbands nerve damage in the back and neck to see if that is related to the problem.

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  7. The weather has been seriously screwy here too...we barely made it out of the 60's all last week, but monday its supposed to hit 90!

    If you were closer I'd point you guys to the doc my husband's seeing, we finally feel like we're getting somewhere!

    I've not been reading here long enough to know the problem, but a co-worker's husband turned out to have arthritus in his neck and spine that was causing headaches and odd tinglys and what not, might be work look at.

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    1. Ruth,

      Last night at 8:00PM the temperature jumped up to 93 degrees and stayed that way. I'm worried what summer is going to be like.

      I wish were closer, I would take you up on getting your husbands doctors name.

      Bulldog Man (Hubby) is retired military. He has injuries and nerve damage to his back and neck. Most nights, I've been rubbing/massaging his neck and back. We recently (financed)purchase a bed (damn thing is expensive) to help his back and neck. And we're attempting to get some kind of relief through a doctor. I'm even thinking of accupuncture as a possibility. I'm always trying to find things that will make life more comfortable for my husband. Have a great day!

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  8. The doc wouldn't be on 24th NW in Norman right at the curve, Dr. M---, would it? I went to him, and if he's the one you're mentioning, you are so right! No personality, just did some tests and made sure I had the bill! I didn't go back- went to a neurosurgeon at the Healthplex- he's since closed his practice and moved to Mercy in the city. Don't mess around with a neurologist; go to a neurosurgeon!
    Jeff

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