Up to the challenge

I’ve been thinking about this all day. I had my annual physical this morning, and I have a new finding. It blew me away, maybe, but it’s getting better with the passing hours. Carotid turbulence. I’m getting bilateral carotid ultrasounds next week, and I choose to think that I’m being proactive in preventing a TIA or stroke. Anyone else?

Gradually, over the last 10 years, I’ve come to consider my body as a machine. Leave it alone, don’t tend it, and it just crumbles away. Honestly, all the discovery and maintenance can be wearing. Of course I can feel down. But – I’m not undone!

Ciao – Coco

p.s. I’m back in the Loft. Atelier Sud just felt like someone else’s blog. Coco’s Loft is home 🙂

17 thoughts on “Up to the challenge

  1. Sending much love and abundant good wishes as you navigate this medical challenge. You’re a strong woman and will handle this with grace and dignity – one day at a time. It can be frightening and cause sleepless nights – I’m thankful you have a creative outlet that will help to otherwise occupy your time and bring you great pleasure in the meantime. Sending hugs and prayers.

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  2. So glad to have you back in the loft. It just feels right! Thank God the Dr. found the turbulance at this point. Absolutely prevention and maintenance is the way to go. Wearing, tiring, depressing…YEP. But we do it and move on. The alternative is not acceptable. We don’t think twice about maintaining our vehicles. It’s just what we have to do to make them perform and last. Why should we treat our vehicles better then our bodies.

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  3. That turbulence is the sign of a creative brain, rumbling just a couple inches away in top gear. They’re gonna be amazed when they investigate your carotids and come away shaking their heads. What a woman! ……. Just know that your team is cheering for you, and lifting you up.

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  4. You are likely much stronger than you know. Being pro-active is certainly a plus, and your positive attitude about this new “blip” will help see you through! I’ve also no doubt that being creative is a plus!

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  5. it’s been my experience that they always find something wrong. That’s what they do. Brother had an abdominal ultrasound before scheduling a hernia op and turned out they found that he had an abdominal aneurysm. Scared to death he might burst a blood vessel and drop dead in the street. In a panic until he saw the cardiologist who told him it was not a big deal and to come back for a checkup in 5 years! They have to follow up on everything or it could be considered negligence. I can imagine how you must feel. I’m sending you my love.

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  6. I hope that you are able to approach and deal with this new health finding with the help of the medical team that you know and trust (or the specialists that they can help you find). I know you considered moving recently, with new doctors, clinics, hospitals, health teams to be found. I hope that not having to deal with the stress of moving helps your grounding for managing this knowledge. Knowledge, it is said often, is power.

    I am happy you have are back to creating in your loft. Names have power, too.

    Karen

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  7. As we age things change in our bodies. Preventive maintenance is the best thing to do. Live each day to the fullest and be happy.

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  8. Love being back in the Loft! Good to see you are tackling this new issue head on. Getting older is certainly not for sissies – seems it’s always something…. But, we keep giving it our best.

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  9. i like being back in the Loft! Feels homey.As we age, no matter how carefully we try to watch our health, things pop up. You have already had much to deal with and I surely hope this carotid turbulence …will have to google that..will not slow you down. But these pop ups do give us pause. Then we learn how to deal and away we go.

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