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Good news for once

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Good news my little bro Robin in theatre for liver transplant now in Leiden Holland SiL just rang to say they had started about 1030 am dutch time which would have been 1130 gmt we wont know how it goes till after 6 maybe 7 tonight This was the 3rd call in the first one was no use when it got there last sat they didn't get call for some reason This morning they rand to say get to the hospital 2 hours away asap they got there at 4am. and did tests and go ahead
My great granddaughter Shakia turns 1 this next week and is thriving now they put feeding peg in her stomach also they are going to repair the small hole in her palate so she can feed properly again it is just waiting for her op which surgeon said is a minor one this is her 2 days ago playing in the bubbles
visiting santa at granddads work kids party
She is such a happy little girl considering her health problem
I have had a lots of ups and downs but no weight gain thank goodness just getting over pleurisy and a head cold its funny after I have general anaesthetic usually 6 to 10 weeks I end up with chest infection and cold but after 3 week of being crap starting to come back to life.
We had our 2nd lot of snow yesterday but it was just a few flakes there is snow lying on the tops around us.
Went out for a meal on Wednesday with church group had a good time I have settled in this church
JJ in hospital after falling off back of mates trail bike so he been in hosp for 3 weeks as I refused for him to come here I just don't have the energy to cope with his paranoia he started dictating about my friends etc so after a bust up in the car 3 week ago after church we took him home then on the fri got message to say he had accident and as I didn't drop everything to go I am a b ..ch I have visited once on the Monday but having cold cannot get it into his thick head I cannot visit incase I pass it to the people there.
Maybe I am being selfish but my health and mental wellbeing has to come first.
Ian is on way back after 10days tour in france with ski lot from oxford uni so I am trying to catch up with chores and keep warm at the same time very frosty here this morning We go to Ians parents every year so don't have to prepare much for Christmas everyone gets money so don't have to shop for presents lazy cow but that way they get something they need
I have stopped most of charity work now cannot manage the commitment so busy crafting for fundraising events instead that way no pressure
After comp being hacked just getting everything back to 'normal' - this time it was someone posing as Microsoft engineer but it was a scammer in india luckily I am not as na´ve as I used to be police and fraud squad looking into it and one of my IT police friends cleaned my comp hard drive up and has just reprogrammed it luckily there was nothing on my drive worth the time I do not use this comp for secure files
Love to all Thank you for your prayers hopefully I will get back to 'normal' soon
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DJ4HEALTH 12/17/2014 9:17PM

    I had a couple of those calls but because I used to work in a computer repair place I knew that they are scams. What they are trying to do is get you to pay them so that you can use your computer. Just be aware that Microsoft never calls you to tell you that you have junk files on your computer. They don't care that there is junk files and it does not hurt the running of the computer.(that is why they have to update the software). They started calling me about two months after my husband passed and it took me over six months to finally get them to stop calling me. I just had to yell at them to stop calling me and that I knew that they just wanted to take over my computer and then charge me so that I could use my own computer. Not going to happen.

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KASEYCOFF 12/14/2014 9:10AM

    Hiyer, Carol! It's true, you can't help others if you don't take care of yourself - it's not being selfish, just practical.
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FRAN0426 12/14/2014 12:03AM

    So glad there is good news for you, Will pray all goes well for both your brother and great granddaughter. She is a darling cutie for sure.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 12/13/2014 3:44PM

    So glad to see you again! I'm so glad you're putting yourself first for a change. I know you'll feel much better for it. Praying for you & your family and that all goes well for the liver transplant your brother is having. Your great granddaughter is adorable, and I pray all goes well for her also. Take care. Don't over-extend yourself. People don't like it when you don't put them first and do what they want you to do, don't worry about it - they're the selfish ones. Sending you love & hugs,
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ARTJAC 12/13/2014 3:08PM

    emoticon IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU PUT YOURSELF FIRST AND LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AS NOBODY ELSE WILL GREAT NEWS ABOUT YOUR BRO HOPE IT GOES WELL AND YOU GET BETTER TOO LOVELY PHOTOS OF GGD emoticon JACQUE

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 12/13/2014 12:12PM

  Good to see you here! I hope that things start to get better and better for you.

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Its been quite a while

Sunday, November 02, 2014

With one thing and another haven't been around much since July. So much going on in my life never had time to pee sometimes you know how it is
I had a knee op arthroscopy about 4 week ago it all went fine bruising just about gone more flexibility in my knee and only 6 hours at hospital from admission to getting back home
Little bro Robin still awaiting liver transplant had one false alarm about 8 week ago but the liver he was to receive was damaged in transit Baby Shakia now has a feeding peg fitted she had another heart op about 10 week ago and is fine
At least she cannot pull nasal feeding tube out now
I have been busy knitting I haven't put any weight on but I don't eat enough
Have been depressed a lot that is why I couldn't be bothered to do a lot and I am in bed by 7pm most nights.
I am still going to the Baptist church which is 1 1/2 mile uphill from here and walk there twice a week
We are without a pastor at the moment as ours has moved due to illness and age so we are making do with visiting ministers in the interim
Ian is back to work but gets tired and stressed easily but that is Ian I have been knitting and crocheting a lot and my garden is 80% finished
I still make things for the homeless charity but have finished going out on the street now fibro fog is really bad at the moment so are my mood swings I haven't hit anyone yet but come close
My mams estate is now settled and divided so I don't have to bother with family so much thank goodness
Anyway as you can see I am still alive HUGS to you all baby Shakia last month little bro Robin in Berwick last holiday this June cant go far incase a new liver is found please pray for them both Thank you emoticon

  
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CTUPTON 11/7/2014 7:17AM

    emoticon Of course, sending prayers. Nice to hear from you. Do take care of yourself. chris

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MARUKI52 11/3/2014 2:49PM

    Good to see you again. Am sending prayers for all of you. emoticon

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ARTJAC 11/3/2014 12:30AM

    emoticon emoticon i have missed you emoticon and emoticon for you and Ian emoticon Jacque

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DJ4HEALTH 11/2/2014 11:09PM

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FRAN0426 11/2/2014 8:49PM

    Welcome back prayers will e said.

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SLIMLEAF 11/2/2014 4:45PM

    Thanks for the news update, Carol, although I'm sorry to hear things are still so difficult for you and your family.

Well done for keeping going as best you can.

And I like the photos. emoticon

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BUMBLEBEE-RN 11/2/2014 11:45AM

    Welcome back!

Wow... from the sound of your post, I am shocked you are able to accomplish anything. Having loved ones with help problems is mentally and physically exhausting for those that are ill and those that care for them.

Take care of yourself.

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 11/2/2014 10:51AM

  I missed you! I'm glad that your knee surgery went well. I'm sorry that you are battling depression.

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 11/2/2014 10:30AM

    Hugs. Praying for y'all.

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KLMEIRING 11/2/2014 10:19AM

    emoticon Praying.

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JOHNMARTINMILES 11/2/2014 10:19AM

    Welcome back!

Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

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Still alive

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cannot pinpoint what exactly is up but just got no energy ,so fatigued its unbelievable
Everything is behind struggling to keep up even my friend is typing this for me
The fibro pain has been horrendous everywhere is aching and sore Dr says with rest it will pass and upped my medsI am not depressed just frustrated with not being able to do things including keeping up with SP sorry
Last month I had 2 days up in Dumfries but was on antibiotics for an abscess which was right along bottom gum so felt crap though did manage to walk a bit we went up to castle Douglas and did the red kite trail which we are going to do again when I feel better it was spectacular at the feeding station 60 kites fkying around 10 feet in front of you
The month before saw little bro he had been to Scotland so we met up in Berwick before he caught his ferry to Holland as that is the last time he will be over as he is on liver transplant list.
Ian went back to work but has been having gut problems he goes again Mon to see consultant they pit camera up and found polyps and they are going to put it down into his stomach next What a pair we are I am still waiting knee replacement but no doubt it will be my turn soon
At least with the help of JJ the garden is looking a lot better he laid slab path to replace the slate which was slippery when it got wet and defined the lawn making it a little smaller
Even through all this I haven't gained any weight and am still at 205.
Maybe it is just the heat doing these thing's to me as I sweat like a dripping tap and I never used to
Hope you all doing OK
Love you all xxx

  
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DJ4HEALTH 7/21/2014 11:34PM

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GEEKSMEGGLY 7/18/2014 12:15AM

    Feel better soon!

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SLIMLEAF 7/16/2014 1:31PM

    Hello Carol

Sorry to hear you're unwell and have no energy at the moment - that must be tough. I'm not visiting Spark Land much these days as I got too obsessive about it until it was taking over my life!

I expect I'll come back to it regularly in due course but for now I'm just dipping in occasionally in order to check whether my food intake is about right.

Hope you're feeling better soon.

Lindsay

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 7/15/2014 6:56AM

    Hope you and Ian get to feeling better. Your always in my prayers Caroline!!!! emoticon

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ONESPOTLEFT 7/15/2014 5:02AM

    R&R does wonders
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ARTJAC 7/15/2014 4:58AM

    hope you feel better soon and ian gets over his troubles too take care both of you emoticon jacque

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march 6th

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Just when I thought I was sorting everything out things spiralled out of my control
Ian is now back to work as of yesterday
we had 4 days in Lincolnshire last week taking JJ with us Ian went trainspotting JJ an I visited all the charity shops clocking up 15 mile in 2 days and got a few bargains
Food wise all as planned but my damn foot started to play up so I never got to Doncaster on the Thursday never mind maybe next time
Been helping JJ out at the bank as money has been going out of his account which isn't him as his card is locked up here got that sorted via fraud squad just waiting for confirmation
I had been to interview at jobcentre they want me to do 6 hours work a week HA HA so I told my gp and she sent them a sick note telling them no physical work which will last 3 month then they will send another one in for me
I have managed church without a break for 4 month
My brother is doing ok still having to go to hospital every week for tests but he is higher on transplant list Baby Shakia Rose had 2 nights in hospital with bronchilosis she is home now though is still chesty
Yesterday I planned a day of nothing only to get a call from Ian asking me to go to the hospital down in Preston about an hour away with his dad. Mam had fallen down the front steps knocked herself out she was taken to barrow hospital then transferred to preston head trauma unit as theyn thought she had a small brain bleed the cut on her head had 7 stitches and when we left last night she was NBM just in case they had to operate just rang and they are waiting dr rounds to see what is happening so I am going with dad to the hospital this afternoon
So my rest time isn't happening nor is the housework at the moment my head is aching and so is every joint in my body but I will rest once the mam is home as dad can manage the housework and look after her when she gets out
This morning I could eat a horse but settled for cereal instead the weather is really wet so I cant go into the garden so I am sitting on my bum till its time for the hospital run this time I will eat before I go I didn't have time yesterday
Hope everybody at SP ok missed you all HUGS emoticon emoticon emoticon
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KAYLSLYNN 3/8/2014 12:18PM

    I AM SO GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE REALLY BEEN BUSY. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS KAY.

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ARTJAC 3/6/2014 11:20PM

    HI CAROL SORRY TO HEAR IAN'S MAM HAS HAD A FALL AND HAS STITCHES HOPE SHE GETS BETTER SOON ITS GOOD IAN IS BACK AT WORK ARE BOTH HIS HANDS BETTER NOW ITS A PITY YOU NEVER GOT TO DONCASTER ON YOUR TRIP AWAY BUT THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT TIME IT IS GOOD YOUR BROTHER IS GETTING CLOSER TO THE TOP OF THE TRANSPLANT LIST HOPE HE DOSN'T HAVE MUCH LONGER TO WAIT HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND emoticon

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SLIMLEAF 3/6/2014 6:25PM

    Goodness, it sounds as if everything's happening at once!

I do hope your mum's OK - that must be quite a worry for you all. Please let us know when you get news.

May God bless you, Ian and your parents with His peace and may He sustain you all in this difficult time.

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 3/6/2014 11:50AM

  I hope that everyone can get all better (or at least settled) and that you can get some rest.

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CTUPTON 3/6/2014 11:39AM

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ABERLAINE 3/6/2014 7:58AM

    I'm so glad you're back, but sorry you're having so much grief. We missed you, too.

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Thurs 30th Jan 14

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Feeling like I've been run over twice by a big wagon everywhere is so sore and painful
results of x-ray both knees need looking at so dr sent for hospital appointment for me
they have given me vit d capsules as it was low
upped my painkillers took me of my b/p meds
other than that I am alive (just)
Ian had hand op eventually stitches out next wed
Baby Shakia home with just feeding tube in now Robyn managing ok
Bro Robin in Leiden at the moment he had laser in his stomach to sort bleed hopefully he will be home in a day of two
I have managed to get to church 8 weeks in a row though it has been uncomfortable
Everything else just ticking over still managing at least 1 mile a day
Ians parents back helping with the housework while I am like this but it's only a small bump in the road
its not 1800 yet but I am off to bed feel so drained catch up soon emoticon

  
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FRAN0426 1/31/2014 1:22PM

    Doesn't matter the time, when you need rest just go to bed early. Hope you get to feeling better real soon.

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KAYLSLYNN 1/31/2014 11:14AM

    Hope you are feeling better. emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ARTJAC 1/31/2014 3:20AM

    emoticon CAROL AND GET SOME WELL EARNED REST emoticon

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JEANINNEWCASTLE 1/30/2014 10:58PM

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SLIMLEAF 1/30/2014 4:33PM

    Hope you're feeling better soon and that you slept well.

God bless.
Lindsay

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