My April Trip has been canceled!
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Yesterday I talked to DeAnna (DD in IN) and found out that the virus has been tested positive in their town and in Indianapolis where I would be flying into when I go there in April. She advised me to cancel the flight as the warnings for air travel has been issued at her company—no big meetings, no flying—just computer conferences (or whatever you call them—not around when I was working years ago). II had been looking forward to this trip and what fun DeAnna and I would have—visiting for several day now that I am feeling so much better and able to go again. Oh well, thank goodness I did take insurance out for the plane trip so it is not going to cost me financially but still a bummer. I had made plans to meet another SP friend up there and was so looking forward to that as we have become such good friends without meeting each other personally. Now that will have to be pushed back to another time.
I don’t mean to be negative and trying hard not to. This too will pass and I know there is a reason for whatever happens.
Some asked me about the cardio rehab I have been going to. IT IS GREAT!!! I advise anyone that has any heart procedures to participate in a rehab program. I can only speak of what they do here at our local hospital Wellness Center. I wear a heart monitor, blood pressure and oxygen level is checked prior, during and after the hour of exercise (walking, machines, strength exercises) and it has increased my confidence that all is well and I am able to do things. 1 example that shocked me was about 1 month after I started the program, I walked up 1 flight of stairs and thought I would pass out or someone would call the ambulance to come get me as I was so out of breathe. Yesterday I had to walk up the the same flight of stairs because the elevator was not working and I was fine. Needless to say, I will start using the stairs more often now and not be afraid that I am going to pass out. LOL. I can now pick up the 30 pound bag of dog food and be fine. To others, this may seem not much but for me living alone, it means a lot to keeping my independence. I admit I am afraid of losing it as I definitely do not want to live with any of my family permanently. I do love them all dearly but don’t think they would make good roommates. LOL. I am smart enough to be ok with not climbing up ladders and keeping my feet on the ground, not running—didn’t do a lot of running when I was younger so don’t think it is a smart idea to change at 70. LOL. I have to laugh and joke about things to lighten up my life. When life becomes dark and gloomy, it is not much of a life.
Thanks to all that have supported and encouraged me on this journey. I will keep on keeping on and do my best to stay happy. Love y’all bunches and pray all stays healthy!