Happy July!

My god, where has the year gone?!?!

Roommate (wwell, former) contnues to improve. She walked about 20 steps with a walker down the hall of her nursing facility yesterday! She's doing wonderfully, much more progress than had been expected.

DH is having some medical issues with his blood pressure going a bit low, but our doctors are very involved and we're working on solutions. He's so much healthier since her surgery and is almost unrecognizable. His dad is failing fast, so we're dealing with the fact that he has a very finite probably single number of months left.

I'm still severely anemic and waiting for an opeting to a visit to a hematologist. Some days it is so bad that working is a struggle (and I work a desk job) and others I have a bit of energy. If you're familiar with anemia levels, I'm at about a 5.2 right now, whereas I should be over 10. The IV infusion I got in the hospital didn't bump my levels up as it should have, so this may be a complex situation with a complex solution.

Tygs is still hanging on, despite being under five pounds. She's still got energy, is running, playing, chasing down cat treats aggressively, and, most importantly, seems to be in no pain whatsoever. She's such an amazing cat! So we wait. Its on my mind that we lost Java two years ago this July 4th, though.

Dh and I finally got a refrigerator large enough to suit our needs, only to find that the store that sold it as a floor model actually sold it as a broken and used model. When we traced down a drepairman, we discovered it had a history of two repair visits, at someone else's home. They'd owned our floor model for a minimum three months, most likely closer to a year.

To say we were unhapy was a gross understatement. After an entire week of negotiations, complaints, etc. they decided to do an even replacement on our fridge, meaning they're giving us a new unit for the same price we paid. Their delivery people will be here in several hours, will remove the broken fridge and will install the new one.

Writing is going well. I'm working on the NCIS Big Bang story, called Hurt, working on several original projects (one contracted forever that [livejournal.com profile] tejas has torn apart for me before I send it to the publisher, and I started a short NCIS fanfic when stuck in traffic yesterday. It seems to be growing by leaps and bounds, and I couldn't be happier.

Here's my word count at the half year mark of Get Your Words Out!

165109 / 300000

I'm pretty pleased with this, though I wish I had more words on a single project--any single project--rather than being spread out over original, fanfic, self pub, etc.

How're you? How is your summer going?

From: [identity profile] hilde.livejournal.com


So happy to see how Cat is improving! It looks like the new facility is working out well for her :)

I'm amazed you manage any kind of writing with your schedule! I do hope you leave time for rest, as well!

Is your BB story "my" Hurt, or a story by the same name?

I'm spending the week at my family's cabin, relaxing, writing and more relaxing :)

Many hugs :)

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

Thanks so much! It'll be a long road for her.

Yes the BB story is YOUR Hurt :)

Have fun at the cabin :) and hugs!

From: [identity profile] nakeisha.livejournal.com

I'm so glad to hear that former roommate's improvement is continuing - that's such good news.

*Good vibes for you & DH for you health issues*

My thoughts are with you in respect of your F-i-L.


From: [identity profile] onlyonechoice.livejournal.com

So glad to hear Cat's improving! Sending her good thoughts, and to you and DH as well. *hugs...well, everyone*

I wish you the best with your new fridge, I'm glad that Tyggie is still in good spirits, and that your writing seems to be going great. *moar hugs* I'll have an LJ post up this week re: my summer.

From: [identity profile] josgotglock.livejournal.com

Hey Girl - I'm glad that everyone's health is improving, and I really hope they can find the reason for your anemia. I can't imagine how you do all that you do when feeling so weak. Kudos for you! Sounds like you have been busy writing, which I always look forward to reading something new. Good to hear kitty is doing well too! Big hugs and I hope that you can find some answers soon on the health issue. Take care of you!! :)

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

Thanks so much! You get used to it--unfortunately :(


From: [identity profile] ferneberga.livejournal.com

Glad to your roommate's advancing in her recovery, likewise you and hubby. My mum always had problems keeping her anaemia at bay, although it was never as bad as yours fortunately, but had to regular take iron supplements in one form or another. The docs never did find out why, but as it never impeded her from doing things they weren't worried.

I hope you find a solution that at least gives you some energy. Probably talking out of my head here, but have you tried ginseng? I can't take it because of my BP but it does give the old system a jolt or two.

Let's hope the new fridge works well - very cheeky the people at local shop trying to sell used as new.

Glad to hear kitty is still holding on there.

Congrats on all the writing.

Take care

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

Thanks so much! Energy is helpful! I have tried ginseng, but it hasn't helped.

The new fridge is fantastic :)


From: [identity profile] ferneberga.livejournal.com

Pity about the ginseng, had thought it might have boosted your energy levels since it sends BP readings over the top for those of us with HBP.

Glad to hear the near fridge is working - that's an absolute boon. I had to renew my fridge at the beginning of this year - first the freezer started overheating and and then the fridge itself. My new one is also functioning great too. Yippee!! And we haz sun at last where I am (probably be cursing in a couple of days when my office overheats - lol)

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

eeek, thats not so good! I'm sorry you had to replace your fridge, but glad it is working well :)

From: [identity profile] emerald-green37.livejournal.com

With the year you've had, those numbers are amazing, Girl. Now, take some time for yourself and get those iron numbers back up where they should be. Here's hoping the doctors find something that's easy to do. You deserve easy right now.
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From: [identity profile] twicet.livejournal.com

You have a lot going on right now!

The tiredness from Anaemia is such dragging one, it is hard to get things done. I hope they have a solution for you very soon.

That is good news about your friend and husband, fingers crossed re the BP.

Take care.

From: [identity profile] sunsaralyn.livejournal.com

I'm glad you're doing well. I've been writing a bit more lately, so that's nice, too. I've also been making more fanart, because I can do that with fewer brain cells operating at once than the writing. (Even though J and T yell at me from within my head -- they and about ten others at this point).

BIG HUGS. Glad Cat is doing well, and please remember what we offered. We're here for whatever you need. :D

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

Thanks so much! Congrats on the writing and fanart!


From: [identity profile] hawk-soaring.livejournal.com

What kind of infusion did you get? Iron? Hope they find a cause/solution quickly.

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

Yep it was iron, I think they said 300. It was over a 2-3 day period by IV, and they're concerned because my numbers didn't jump as they expected :(

From: [identity profile] cackymn-lj.livejournal.com

Good for Cat, here's hoping for more. And for DH and for you, as well as those in your circle who are crossing over.
5.2 sheesh don't they usually transfuse starting at 7? Did you get whole blood or packed red cells?
Badass on the WC, good feeling, eh? Keep it up!
I did two in one month, a big deal for me.:-)

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

Thanks so much! Yeah, they infused me at the hospital over s several day period. It was iron itself, not a blood transfusion, but since my number didn't jump, I have to see a hematologist.

Hugs and stuff :)

From: [identity profile] xanthe.livejournal.com

That's good news about Cat - how great that she's doing so well. But your anemia is more worrying - I hope you can sort that out. Big yay to the new fridge! I know it was a lot of hassle but at least the end result was good!

From: [identity profile] taylorgibbs.livejournal.com

Thanks so much! Hugs! The fridge is GREAT!

The anemia is a frustration, hopefully hematologist will be able to figure things out.