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Hectic Holidays

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas everyone!!

It's been very hectic and crazy around here. As for me, my knee surgery went pretty o.k. It was really screwed up. I've been getting gel shots and the last one is next Wed. I had to stop therapy though because my leg keeps shaking. It stops for awhile but anytime I start walking or doing something-like therapy, my leg starts to shake. My dr. wants me to see a spinal specialist and neurologist. I had a previous MRI on my brain and back, thankfuly thinks look fine except for a bit of swelling on my back. My knee still hurts and makes popping sounds. If things aren't getting better, there's talk of an artificial knee.

My dad has gone through chemo therapy treatments, again next week. He has lost a lot of weight, down to 120pds. But he gaind 2 pds last week. And he just bought 7 catons of cigarettes!!!! emoticon He's finally moved upstairs, to sleep at least. But still goes downstairs to smoke, watch t.v., etc.

My ma needs to have cateract srugery on her right eye. She can't drive at night because the lights from the cars bother her and see can't really see. Her birthday is today and I got her a really cool BEARS fleece blanket. She loves it. And her fave player, URLACHER jersey.

My parents otherwise are doing fine. Poor ma is really been tired these past few days with all the dr. appts and such. I'm kind of beat, been busy myself with dr. appts., therapy, and crocheting! Finally finished the afghan I was making for my cousin. Yesterday I was busy baking goodies for some of the people I know. Passed them out today.

And believe it or not, Rich has been behaving himself. He has been somewhat helping me, he takes stuff like the laundry up and down the stairs for me. Amazingly we haven't fought for awhile. But he is on vacation until Jan. 2nd. So there's still time.

Tomorrow I plan on finishing my Christmas shopping-meaning for my parents. Nothing specific because I'm going to be getting them the things they need/use around the house, i.e. Surf Laundrey det., toilet paper, some canned food, etc. It helps them out.

Better get going, got to crochet a couple more candy cane holders.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope to be back soon, slowly at first. Hugs and kisses.

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BABYSTEPS84 1/4/2012 1:05PM

    Sounds crazy, but you seem more optimistic. I hope the holidays treated you well!

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Glad to see you back here Em, even if it's only for a short time. I hope your Mum and Dad keep getting better and that Rich keeps going the way he is now.

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GOOZLEBEAR 12/23/2011 9:33PM

    So glad to read a blog from you!! I want to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and the same for your folks. Let's hope Rich continues to be on good behavior!!!!

Hugs to you and Taz! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOTMUL 12/22/2011 10:33PM

    Hi Em,
So glad to hear from you. Hope you all have a Merry Christmas and as Mary Anne says "A Happier Healthier New Year!"
Glad to hear that Rich has been helping. Hope the knee settles down soon.
Hugs.... Dot emoticon

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MILLISMA 12/22/2011 8:50PM

    Em, wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a healthier New Year! Glad to hear that your folks are doing a little better. Sorry you're having so much trouble with your knee. Let's hope that Rich's good behavior lasts.

hugs...Mary Anne

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