My sister's health.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Day 119 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak)
Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) ⊗ 14 minutes 66 calories burned
My son sent an e-mail to me that shows the rooms in the townhouse he is buying. He is going to buy stuff to set up housekeeping this weekend and goes to settlement on October 27th.
I wanted to write tonight about my sister. She has had arthritis for a very long time. Saturday night at the time share, she stayed with us instead of with her children and grandchildren. She slept sitting up on the sofa. She cannot walk very far. She told me the length of her house is 50' and she cannot walk that far without stopping to rest. I noticed that when Mom died and we had to go to the Office of the Register of Wills.
She told me she has very high blood pressure and her doctor told her he thought if he put in a stent, that she could get off of all of her blood pressure medicine. My sister buys unsalted canned goods and does not use salt at the table. Something is wrong with her kidneys, she only has veins going to them and there should be an artery. There was not room to fit in a stent in a vein and her doctor said she will have to live taking blood pressure medicine for the rest of her life.
She was happy at Mom's memorial and I was too. Mom told us many times, that she did not want us to shed a tear when she died. Other than the memorial service, I could see that my sister was in a lot of pain. She is 71.
She told me that her daughter bought a treadmill for her, but she has never used it. I think they think that she can somehow turn this condition around. My sister's neck is permanently bent forward so that it looks like she is looking toward the ground. She turns her whole body to look at you.
I don't think she would have told me about all of this unless she is trying to tell me that she may die soon. I just hope that she won't have to go on dialysis in the future. I can't figure out why she would tell me this. When she had breast cancer, she never told me, Mom did. I thought I would write about it for my blog.