My two-shot vaccine regimen has been completed and I have been able to hug my grandchildren, something that is unmeasurable in its pleasure. All five of them caught Covid in their bubble while being social, but it was only a few days long and they survived the worst.
I was able to visit my oldest grandson on his 16th birthday. He is a handsome, tall and a thin nerdy boy with so much hair there must be birds who crave to nest on his head. I hugged and ran my hands over his thin and boney shoulders and down his strong but lean back, Then I hugged my granddaughter who is built like a draft horse and could lift the back of a car. She has a strong and lovely body and will fight weight gain in her mid-life years, but her cheer activities have kept her healthy. She was sharp and lacked patience as a child, but has evolved into a loving person as a 13-year-old. My youngest, a boy at 10, is still evolving, but his hug was free and honest. He will be the handsome and popular young man in college and will probably date the prom Queen who will break his heart and make him stronger to face life's twists and turns.
I have still failed to conquer my chronic cough which has made me hopeful and then depressed with each new attempt at treatment. My allergist finally sent me for a C-Scan which he said revealed an infection in the lining of the sinus cavities under my eyes. He sent me to a well-respected ENT surgeon in the city. I was nervous to meet with her, not for the illness, but because I had to get there on time! My husband and I Ubered after spending the night at my daughter's. The ENT surgeon was nice and kind and told me her 'friend" my allergist was wrong after looking at my scans. She ran another camera down my nose and into my throat (after an anesthetic spray) and said she saw swelling at the part of my throat where I swallow. NO surprise to me as I have a coughing/gagging spell every 1 to 2 hours day and night! She diagnosed what she called "silent acid reflux". I was eager to accept this as I had feared surgery of some unnatural order.
I am now on another set of drugs and waiting to see if this will help. But I am afraid of the diet restrictions on the list she gave me. It seems all I can eat is oatmeal and meat....! This dance will be difficult and I do not believe I will be successful!
Spring is here in all its full glory. Warmer weather interrupted by rains is ahead. I have planted my annual seedlings.
My son and his wife visited last week now that we have our shots. They have not caught Covid nor have any vaccines. They are now registered and since our state is wide-open I am hoping for a perfect family gathering the first of May. I love all of my family and feel blessed for that.
It has been a difficult year and I wish all of you the strength that it takes to get through it. You are all precious souls and need to be here for the rest of us!
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