Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer is winding down.........

Summer is slowly coming to an end here in my sleepy little burg. Although we've had a heat wave this week I can see the little reminders that fall is just around the corner. Some of the leaves in the trees are already starting to turn red and before the heat wave the week the nights are a little cooler.
I got a call from my surgeon's office yesterday to reschedule my appointment that they cancelled last week. So I am going this Friday afternoon. A few weeks ago they announced on television that some medications for acid reflux were causing problems for the people who take them. They said the drug was keeping the body from absorbing calcium and causing hip breakage, etc. Well, that is all I need, you know? So I have been seeking out alternative methods to help with my reflux. My friend and neighbor has been taking Activia for other problems she has and a benefit is it has pretty much eliminated her reflux. So she stopped taking the pills she has for that. I thought I would try it and since it says on the package you have to take it for 14 days before you see results, the jury is still out. I have been off my Prilosec for 4 days now. I have heartburn at certain times of the day and when I do I take a Papaya Enzyme tablet. They are sold in the vitamin section of the stores and they are chewable and taste pretty good. They help me sometimes. Also what is good for my heartburn is one of my chewable calcium pills so I sometimes will chew one of those. One of the things that causes my heartburn is water. So I am trying to drink my water like they want me to and wham I get heartburn. So far I haven't had any severe problems during the night like I had a couple of months ago before I had my slight unfill. I am hoping that doesn't return when I get a fill. I am going to ask for just a tiny fill. Enough to help me feel restriction but not cause the same problem. Cross your fingers for me okay?
Our friends who were here at our house for 2 months called us on Skype last night. Their house sold over the weekend and they are frantically packing all their belongings. I think they have a 30 day escrow and that is less time than they originally had planned on. So they decided to have someone move them instead of driving a truck up themselves. They also sold the wife's car so they only have one car to worry about. They left their motorhome up here at the new house they bought. They are exhausted but excited too.
My hubby heard from a friend of his from childhood who has come here to visit a few times in the past couple of years that they are moving up here too. They weren't able to sell their house so they have leased it and will be moving out as of the first of September. They have 2 children and will stay with the wife's parents until they come here in November. At that time they will look for jobs and a house to rent. That is a big step and I hope it works out for them.
Well, I need to go water the plants so they survive the next hot day.


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It was the same here with the cool nights but we've been so hot and humid that it feels like we live in the tropics lately. This weekend we are supposed to have a break. I have seen a few trees changing too. No reds only yellows so far. Many are saying they are ready for the cooler weather. That usually comes for us about the 3rd week of September. Hope all goes well with your appointment and the change in meds. 'On Ya'-ma said...

That is wonderful you have friends moving there.
The sky is dark here and thunder, so a storm is headed our way. It is still hot and the humidity is bad.
good luck with the new meds.

Neas Nuttiness said...

We've been teased by dark clouds and distant thunder, for days...but alas, have only received a few drops here and there.

Sounds like you are going to have a lot of friends nearby...that is so wonderful! Missing my friends has been so hard on me. Feels like I lost a part of me, when we moved.

Good luck with your Dr.s Appointment :-D

Susan said...

I have been doing a lot of research on Nexium which I have been on for the last 2 years. No wonder my bone density is does not allow your body to absorb calcium and makes you gain weight. I have gone into a lot of forums about it and stopped it a month ago. I am doing fine after being on reflux meds for over 20 years. Nothing now and I feel great. Will check with my doc in Oct. She does not know I stopped. said...

Time travelers wife was a very good movie, not as good as the book though. And it is sad in parts.
There is a new movie with Jennifer Anniston that is coming out soon. I love movies and hope to go see it.

Judi said...

Hi Kathy!
Sounds like you are going to have a real entourage of friends in your neighborhood! Lots of playmates! We too have had a heat wave but this morning we have lots of rain. Fall is one of my favorite seasons in terms of weather and beauty. But, this year--ahhh--I hate to see it come with Toni going off to college (I know, I know...I sound like a broken record!). I haven't seen many signs of Fall here yet but I'm loving the fullness of my gardens!
As I've mentioned before--Carmen suffers something awful with acid reflux. The funny thing is that when he is on the Atkins diet--no more reflux! He has had some medical issues lately and his most recent doctor happened to fill out some forms and called him "obese". Well! That was enough to send him back to the Atkins diet. He does pretty well on it (although I HATE IT) and he doesn't suffer from the acid reflux. And it's structured--which he likes. So, we'll see. We're coming up on football season so he might have a rough time with NO BEER! LOL!
I hope your fill today is just enough and not too much! Enjoy our day!

Jody V said...

Hey Kathy,

Just catching up on posts. I hope everything works out well for you. You are so special to a lot of people though...I can tell that by the company you get!! Your door is always open...remember what I look like...You just never know...I would love to come to God's country for a while!!