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UPDATE: 05/23/11

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's been a while since my last blog and I'd like to think the girls & I are doing well; although I still have my BLAH days, I think I've finally started to heal. I attend counseling biweekly, blocked my soon-to-be ex (and his fiancé) from Facebook, have begun doing things with friends (again) and taken charge of my health. Finances continue to be a struggle (still no child support), but I've paid a few things off and continue to pray for the best.

The girls are almost finished for the school year: Cheyenne will be in the 7th grade and Madilyn will enter kindergarten in mid-August. I look forward to spending quality time with them (they're growing so fast!) and hopefully, we can take a mini-vacation: ) I'd love to visit my sisters in Ohio (I haven't been there since 2005), but air fare is so expensive and so is gasoline (not to mention the 20+ hours of driving involved)! Perhaps next year?

My divorce papers have been filed (waiting on a court date) and I attended my first child support hearing earlier this month; although my estranged husband has been served twice, the proper documentation wasn't returned to the state of Texas (hence it "didn't happen"). He didn't attend the hearing and has refused to comply with the OAG, BUT I did find out I'm eligible to receive inrears child support (once the order is established)!I'm prepared to hire a process server (to insure it be done properly) and pray court dates for both will be set asap.

I've had numerous health concerns and doctor drama within the last few months: between medication issues and dealing with several different doctors, my patience is at a minimum. Since December, I've been under the care of a dietician, who prescribed several vitamins and a "metabolism booster." Shortly after beginning this new medication, my blood pressure and pulse rate soared; the doctor tweaked the meds several times (without any improvement) and exercise was forbidden.

An appointment was made with my primary care provider, BUT it's been rescheduled (by the clinic) SIX times! After much complaining, I was seen by a nurse & an EKG and blood work were ordered: the EKG results were normal, but my thyroid levels (I have HYPOthyroidism) were off the charts. It seems the prescribed "metabolism booster" contains medication commonly used to treat those with thyroid problems; this caused my thyroid to go into a HYPERthyroidism state. Needless to say, my body feels like it's been on one LONG roller coaster ride: (

I'd like to apologize for my lack of activity on SP and promise to improve; I truly appreciate the love and support of my SP family: I don't know what I'd do without you all! God bless: )


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