Nothing like a gas leak in my apartment to keep me off line for a couple of days. Well, really two gas leaks.
John and I got home from Hershey on Thursday afternoon and walked into the apartment. We thought we smelled gas, but then we thought it was our imagination. So we set everything down, and lay down for a nap. Five hours later we were kind of overcome and stupid and just laying there. We kept telling each other we smelled gas, but weren't doing anything about it. Finally I got with it and said, "John get the phone number of the landlord and bring me the phone! We have to call." So the landlord and his brother came over. They were bowled over by the amount of gas in the apartment. They turned off a valve and we left the apartment. I am glad we didn't wait any longer or we would have been overcome.
We scooped up the cat, shoved him into his carrier, and went to my parents to spend the night. At about 5 AM I called our general practitioner, who told us to go to the ER because our symptoms were getting worse. We were told that we didn't have anything in our bloodstream, but we did in our tissue. I had a bad headache, sore throat, and was so parched and thirsty. I still have all of those things, but am a lot better. John had a headache and was so thirsty.
I have the days mixed up, because it is all one big blur, but at some point we packed everything up and went back to the apartment (Friday?) and we instantly ran out again. Even though the landlord said he had fixed the gas leak, the place obviously had a leak. So we grabbed Kitty again and ran out. Back to my kind parents we went. We called up the landlord and told him he would have to fix the problem quick.
The landlord's workman called on John's cell the next morning while we were at my parent's. He told him that the leak was now fixed, and that we had a new stove/oven. Whoopdedoo. Anyway, we are now back at the apartment. We aired it out and it is quite fresh in here. Fresher than it has been in days.
Which makes me think. I think we have been slowly gassed for weeks. John has had this cough and headache for a month. I have had bad headaches for a month. John has been parched and drinking huge amounts of bottled water that whole time. My sister Valerie used to live in these apartments. She was being slowly gassed for about three weeks before they realized it and gave her a new stove. This morning was the first morning John said that he woke up without his cough. Just wondering...
Anyway, switching subjects for a minute... on Wednesday after the transfusion Mitzi called John. He has to see the spleen surgeon on Wednesday of this week! Mitzi wants us to come back to Hershey on Tuesday and Wednesday (yes, that soon). So it is another trip down on Tuesday. John is going to talk to the spleen surgeon and find out when he will have his spleenectomy.
Later on in the week when I get back from Hershey I am going to have my sleep study test for Sleep Apnea and Narcolepsy. It starts on one night, and goes through the whole next day. I am exhausted just thinking about it!
Then I am going to be out of town this weekend, so entries from me will be light this week.
Please don't expect a Photo Scavenger Hunt this weekend. Sorry, John and I are going to be out of town.
Okay, I guess that is enough for now. Sorry if this was too long.