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  I've been giving this a lot of thought and after spending a couple of weeks there. I figured it was time to make the move. So as of 6-1-19 I will be an Arkansas resident, My Sister and her Husband have lived there for 30+ years.

  She's been asking me to come stay for a week or so and I finally did.

 I moved to a small town called Glenwood, its about 35 miles east of Hot Springs. A 6 hour drive I did not enjoy as it was hot and I got really tired towards the end of the trip

  Just before the move I wound up in the hospital with pnemonia with sepis and it was discovered that what I thought was a minor issue is much more serious. As I've had issues with my Heart for years but pretty much ignored them. Seems I waited a bit to long. I have been diganosed with congestive Heart failure and have a enlarged heart.......... Not the news I wanted to hear........... But anyway on a happier note there are a few more tests and  I'l know more then.


I've been a bit restricted as far as activities go and darn it I tire a bit to easily But overall I'm still kicking and grinning. So I'm still here and plan to be for a while yet.

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Comment by Wally Guittard on June 24, 2019 at 11:10

 Well time for a bit of an update. Still staying with my Sister and her Husband as there has been a delay in getting getting the house I'm moving into ready and that's not a major problem.

 As to my health issues. Working with my Dr we have finally got my type two diabetes under control and its been very stable for some time and a lot of issues that I have had are cleared up. Best yet is not having to use insulin. Needles scare me. 

 I have a couple of med's that I take twice a day and watch my diet and everything's good to go. As to seeing a heart Dr not yet, still looking for one. I may need to go to Hot Springs or possibly Little Rock. Not quite sure on that as I'd much rather stay a bit closer to home..

  Been doing a lot of walking, not very far at first as I found myself tiring pretty quick but over time I've got to where I can go a fair distance. Yesterday was bit of a milestone for me as I was able to go down to Broadway St (2blocks) and that was going downhill and the return was uphill. 

 I got back to the house took a break for about 30minutes then climbed the stairs in the house (2story) 3times as I had already been up and down them 3 or 4 times earlier in the morning. I keep pushing myself as Its hard for me to just sit and wait for someone else to make a choice for me.

 I've been pretty active pretty much all my life and when I took early retirement I got bored pretty quick so I took a part time job and after that I got into scrapping out old computers. I learned a lot about the hardware end of them and quite a bit about the software end although I'm much more comfortable working the hardware end. Software still makes me scratch my head and wonder WTH.............. lol.

  Anyway that's about for a while..............  Wally G.

Comment by dead_left_knife_guy on June 23, 2019 at 23:49

Wally, good luck with everything.  Yes, really not the news you wanted to hear, but I hope you'll be able to deal with it on your terms.  

And since it sounds like you'll have a bit more sedentary time on your hands, you're a good writer, I hope you'll use the time to do more of that!  

Take care, & I wish you well, & please keep us updated as you see fit.

Comment by Jan Carter on June 18, 2019 at 9:08


I am glad to hear from you since the illness!  Good to know that your still with us, the pneumonia will take it out of you and the heart issue seems a bit tough but your strong and now have a sister right there to worry and care!  Be strong and happy my friend!!

Comment by Steve Scheuerman (Manx) on June 16, 2019 at 11:15

Best wishes, Wally! All the best!

Comment by Jan Carter on May 30, 2019 at 16:33
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