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Sunday, August 17, 2014

So I had my surgery this past Friday. The surgery last 39 minutes, but I ended up in the recovery room for over 5 hours with a nasty reaction to the antibiotic the gave me pre-operatively. Even by the time I came home, I was still sick and they had given me 2 doses of one nausea medicine, 1 dose of another as well as a patch behind my ear for dizziness and a tablet for dizziness.

Yesterday, was better, today was even better. They didn't send me home with crutches as the orthopod was pretty sure I wouldn't use them (and I wouldn't). My kiddos will be home this evening or tomorrow. And I can hardly wait because I haven't seen them since I went to work on Wednesday :-(

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PICKIE98 8/17/2014 5:17PM

    oh you poor thing!! Soda crackers and 7-up! Feel better soon..

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STEVENK87 8/17/2014 4:18PM


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I love summer

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Canning, preserving, mowing, gardening, swimming, hanging clothes outside, yardwork . . .

These are all things I love about summer and add to my activity.
Of course, it helps that I love the heat
and the humidity
and did I mention the heat :-)

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KATIBUG49 8/12/2014 7:39PM

    At least this summer we have had a little cooler weather!

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Monday, July 28, 2014

Two weeks ago, my kids and I went camping with a friend of mine from work, Miss Trish. Trish has three children of her own, all with varying degrees of autism. It was such a delightful weekend for my Sam to meet kids much older than him with some of the same eccentricities and quirks emoticon

The biggest boost was Trish's son, Eli. Eli had never been camping and did okay until the sun started setting and it was getting dark. And then he was out of his comfort zone . . .COMPLETELY!!! He wanted to leave, he was frantic, it was getting dark, it wasn't safe out there, we didn't know the people camping around us, there was no way to lock the tent. . . .and on and on. He wasn't going to be able to sleep, he'd be up all night, he didn't want to fish the next day, he didn't want pancakes and bacon for breakfast. I assured Trish that he would be fine, and sure enough . . .he was the first to fall asleep and the last to wake up. He sheepishly came over to our site where I was cooking breakfast and mumbled with a grin, "Can I have a piece of bacon?"

We're going to plan another trip to a different state park so the kids can camp and get together again, and I'm looking forward to it!

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SIRENNEA 8/1/2014 12:34PM

    Going through my camping gear today as a matter of fact! =)

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KATIBUG49 7/29/2014 7:01PM

    Sounds like you all had lots of fun!

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Good news and bad news

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I prefer good news so that's what I will share first . . .

1) I finished school and received my Bachelor's Degree in Fire Science May 15. I knew I was maintaining a 4.0 (and worked hard to get and keep it) but what I didn't realize until I received my transcript was that along with that 4.0 came those three little words -- "Summa Cum Laude" Woot woot!!!

2) I had my follow-up MRI on my head which showed status quo on the brain blip.

Now for the bad news . . . .

Back in February, we went for training in Suicide Bombing response and I tripped. I knew I dislocated my kneecap as we immediately put it back where it belonged. Obviously there was going to be some soreness to be expected, but after 4 months it was better, but still painful. There was a spot about 2 inches above my knee that was extremely painful.

So, I trotted off to the orthopedist and it was determined that I had torn the cartilage in my knee which will require surgery, but I had also fractured the femur about 2" above my knee and had been walking on it not knowing that it was fractured. It has healed, but I did get chewed out for that. (Whaaaat! Do I have x-ray vision?!??!?)

So I'm in a long leg brace which I wear most of the time until my surgery August 15. My biggest complaint is that I cannot run and am limited to mostly upper body work at the gym and it is very difficult to go up and down stairs which is a necessary evil when I'm working in the basement and having to carry buckets of concrete and dirt up the stairs to dump in the dumpster *sigh*

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KATIBUG49 7/28/2014 6:38PM

    So sorry to hear about your injuries, sending prayers your way that you will feel better soon.

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BELTONWALKER67 7/26/2014 10:15PM

    Congratulations on your degree! Great job! Sorry about your medical issues and hope you soon will be all healed.

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Moving on with life

Friday, May 02, 2014

the relationship went south

He needed time to "think" and moved out lock, stock, and barrel with not a word of goodbye. Hard to understand myself, let alone trying to explain it to an 8- and 6-year old.

With the 6-year-old being autistic, sudden changes are devastating in his world. And I was left to deal with the fallout (Gee thanks!) So I have tried within my power to keep promises that were made to the kids . . . whether I felt like it or not.

They knew we had planned on going camping this summer -- reservations are made to camp the first weekend in June.

They knew we had planned on going to Branson in April, the reservations had already been made and charged -- and so we went. The reservations were in my name, on my credit card and I was NOT about to take that away from them.

We had planned on attending events at a local observatory and those are scheduled. We are scheduled and tickets are bought to go to an opening baseball game. And so life goes on. . . .

Right now, my goal is to focus on the kids and make sure they are okay . . . but don't worry I haven't forgotten to take care of myself either LOL While the car was in the shop, I walked to the nail salon and had a pedicure. Just this past week I had a 90-minute massage (heavenly!) I've had friends for dinner and numerous friends calling to check on me, we've had dinner with my daughter and spent the day today doing yardwork together.

Just keep us in your prayers please


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