Zephyrhills, Florida (high 83, low 60)
We have our trip to the Keys planned for the 21st of this month, but I was beginning to think we would not be able to go. We’ve been trying to get Mom healthier all winter, and she seemed to just be getting worse.
Mom has been having more of her “spells”, and we just couldn’t seem to get any answers from any of the doctors. This is the same complaint she has had for nearly two years and none of the many doctors could ever find a cause. They see an 82 year old woman who is constantly ill, and they think she’s just getting older and likes to complain….(which is partially true). However, she is having some major issues. In the process of trying to diagnose her “spells”, she ended up being diagnosed with severe sleep apnea, and a blocked artery in her heart. None of the treatment helped her “spells” though. She complained of pressure and a funny feeling in the chest area, extreme fatigue, weakness and her blood pressure would be all over the place. The cardiologist swears it is not her heart.
Finally, I got to thinking that she should get her thyroid checked again. She’s on thyroid meds and the dosage was changed a few months ago, but the thyroid levels were not tested again after the adjustment.
She found out yesterday that her thyroid level was “extremely low.” Well DUH…..Why could none of the doctors diagnose this after seeing her so many times!! Very frustrating, however, we left the doctors office feeling great that she had an extremely low thyroid level! A reason for her problem and now at least there is something that can fix it! (knock on wood)
I know it will take a few weeks for the levels to come up, but we’re hoping it won’t take too long until she’ll start feeling a little better.
In my morning blog reading, I read Paul and Marti's blog about their trouble with their Verizon MiFi. Paul said that he felt his account was hacked and they ended up with a lot of overages and extra charges.
He did some research and learned that these Mifi mobile hotspots are extremely easy to hack.
When you first get the Mifi, you have to set it up and the instructions tell you to use the password that is on the bottom of your Mifi unit. It’s a long number and I felt it was probably plenty secure unless someone could get a hold of the unit. I never saw anything on changing the password, so we just left it alone, thinking we were secure.
IWe have gone over our monthly limits a few times and were very surprised since we don’t use it to watch tv, download movies or music, or play online games.
This morning, the first thing I did was change the password on our Mifi. Unfortunately, Verizon doesn’t make it easy. I could find nothing on their website on how to change the password.
I found a few sites online on how to change, it but the first couple made no sense , or didn’t work, for me.
This is the site here that I found that helped me to change password.
Of course, when I changed it, I had to update the laptop and Xoom, but hopefully we will be more secure.
Thanks Paul, for your good information!
Tomorrow is the day for the new flooring. I’m so anxious to get rid of this carpet. Of course the bedroom will wait until we get back from the Keys. Eight more days until we’re Florida Keys bound!