My mother started having blackout spells then passing out spells in October. Her doctor couldn't find anything wrong so during November she wore a Heart monitor for two weeks. They told her that they didn't see anything on it. Several weeks later she got a call asking her to come back to her doctor's office that day. When she got there a specialist from Nashville was there and he told her that her heart was stopping for 8-10 seconds occasionally and they wanted to put in a pacemaker the next day. She came through like a trooper and is doing fine now. Even when she started doing fine I didn't want to leave her alone. Luckily one of my cousin, a widow, had decided to put her house up for sale and buy a smaller condo. Her house sold surprisingly quickly and they wanted to move in immediately, while the one she bought took forever to close. She asked if she could move in with Mama and keep an eye on her while she waits for the closing and the people to get moved out. Since she is a registered nurse it gives all of us peace of mind and I don't have to stay up there through Christmas. She closed on Tuesday and gets to move in sometime in January. Mama is doing well and should be fine to stay by herself again by then so everything worked out great.
So, we are back in our house. We are all feeling mostly human again though I am still seeing the Respiratory specialist. The tree is finally up and the grandkids have decorated it and most of the presents are wrapped. Christmas might just happen here after all. It's been a crazy couple of months but hopefully, things will resume some normality soon.
During all this, I managed to gain 14 pounds, be scared to death by it and got serious about working my plan. I am back down 14 to where I started from in October now and determined to keep it going down.
And that is pretty much how it is here. I hope everyone here is doing well. I am off to catch up. It's good to be home in every sense of the word.