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Monday, July 01, 2013

Hi All,

It's been an interesting and important several days since I chatted here last. I have a few issues to overcome this week, tht I am surprised to have. I saw my doctor again on Thursday and he finally removed the remaining drain. However, he also put me back on antibiotics for an infection he fears in my incision site. He added in silvadene cream to care for the same area and I will see him again tomorrow. He says that for the amount of tissue that he removed that this is to be expected but I have never had a problem like this with any procedure ever. I am doing as he said, so I hope it will heal correctly and soon. I also have an appointment with my PCP tomorrow--and I cannot even remember what it is for. These guys keep a close watch on me, so I am not really worried but I do not like having a problem.

On Friday, we took Marissa to Truman State University for her freshman orientation. It is a lovely campus sort of in the middle of nowhere in Missouri. I should have taken some photos, but I didn't think of it whose name is Clarissa. I wonder if that was someone's odd sense of humor to come up with that. She signed up for her first semester of classes and she is taking Russian and the other 13 hours are all music courses. She will be in her heaven. She went for an audition in May and is up for their top musical group--she needs to do one more audition for her placement. She will be taking keyboarding class and a voice class along with some music theory and the like. I didn't expect her to have all of the music at the beginning of her freshman year, I was expecting a lot of those gen ed courses that most people agonize over to an extent. It is a liberal arts college with a fair amount of coursework to get in. (I went to a liberal arts college and I am not sure all of the history and social science courses made me happy--I loved the science and math--she won't have the same view point as her mother.) It is a 4 hour drive from here to her school, so we won't get to go as often as we have with some of the other kids.

Last weekend, when I was working in the yard, I picked up what I believe is poison ivy. Yuck. I have tried a few treatments--the internet sources say it takes 3 weeks to heal. I am finally able to tolerate it and have quit taking the benadryl that was putting me to sleep as much as anything. I'm glad that I got to the bottom of that because yesterday, we had our church service out in the courtyard. It was a hymnfest--and then we followed that up with a potluck picnic in a local park. The food was good--as only food at a church picnic can be--and the games and social time was great fun. It was a wonderful Sunday, made better without the itching and scratching. I spent most of the day outside and finished Marissa's afghan. I'll take photos today and share them with you. It may be the heaviest afghan I have ever made--it certainly is purple (her favorite color) and white (her new school colors!)

Take care of yourselves!!
Gentle hugs,
Sylvia

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/2/2013 10:57PM

    I hope you heal quickly. You have been dealing with this for a while. At least the drain is out.

I have heard of Truman University. I bet it is pretty there. My son is moving an hour and a half away and I'm freaking out about it. LOL.

I have never had poison ivy and hope I don't as it is every where here.

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_LINDA 7/1/2013 3:06PM

    That is awesome Marissa's first year of University will be half filled with her favorites -it will make the transition on being away from home and family that much easier to cope with!
I hope this infection clears quickly, must be a relief finally getting the drain out!
Glad you could enjoy your Church's social. I can't imagine suffering from an itch that long! I love the color purple too, and white goes with it beautifully!
Hope July is the best month for you and your recovery!
{{{Gentle Hugs}}}
Linda

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