Ok, so the ugly sweater is finished. I don't like wearing yellow - it's fine on others, but I don't like it on me. That begs the question of WHY DID I BUY SOME yellow yarn?!! I don't have an answer for that.
I'm on to crocheting Amigu... Read more
Sat, 31 Mar (already!)
30-something years ago, after the birth of my youngest, the stitches rotten far too soon and I started hemmoraging. I'd lost so much blood that I was given 2 units 'push' - and let me tell you, when the blood hasn't had proper time to heat up ... Read more
Friday, Mar 23
For those of you who have followed my knee saga, it IS getting SLIGHTLY better, SLOWLY. sigh. I'm just not very patient; but I did pull out my resistance bands and am using them to exercise my leg. Also, following dr's recomme... Read more
Winter, knee, LPN state boards
I live in PA, where several groundhogs determine whether or not we'll get six more weeks of winter. Ok, they don't really, but they do play an important part of 2 February. The temp has been up and down all winter; overall it's be... Read more
We did it! We traded in the convertible and brought home a Mazda3 for our running-around car. Little Blue has until the end of the month when her state inspection runs out.
My knee is healing, I think. I say "I think" because while I can... Read more
Little Blue Died - Sort of
Way back when, we bought a 1990 Grand Am - she had to be named Little Blue - no other name would do. Blue had 7 miles on her when we got her, and we put 4 of those miles on test driving, so yeah, she was brand new.
Blue had seen us to and ... Read more
Wed night 2/8/12
I went back to the dr today to have the stitches removed. He showed me pictures he took of the inside of my knee - interesting. I found out that arthritis looks like you took a cotton ball and pulled and pulled it out until it was a fringe. I... Read more
Just a short note: I came through arthroscopic knee surgery (yesterday) just fine. The dr cut out the flap of my torn meniscus (larger than he first thought it would be), and scrapped out some arthritic stuff. I'm following his orders, and do... Read more
God is GOOD.
I want you to know that right off the bat.
My Mom started having mini strokes about 4-5 years ago, which, of course, affected her mind. She went to live with my older sister, then into assisted living. Mom continued having mini stroke... Read more
Thurs night, 12/22
Praise the Lord! My (newly graduated) daughter got a job in her field (LPN)! Thank you, Lord!
Also, my (southern) dau and her family arrived safely yesterday for a week. DH and I took our granddaughter and grandson with us to the anima... Read more
I want to wish all of you a Merry Christmas. I won't be online as much the next seven days - my daughter and her family will be here for Christmas.
Be safe, be happy, and remember that Christmas is for celebrating the birth of Jesus Chri... Read more
My Wonderful Spark Friends,
I saw the ortho doc this morning, and have an MRI scheduled for tomorrow. Then I see him again for a consult about the MRI, but not until Jan - his 1st avail appt to see me again. THEN we'll schedule arthroscop... Read more
Graduation and other things
Sad news first - my knee is not responding to the shot, and I'll be seeing the ortho dr again on Monday. I'm afraid all that's left is surgery, and I'm not looking forward to the recovery time. I very well may not be able to participate in the... Read more
Leg update and other stuff
Good morning all,
Ok, it's not a torn ligament - I've torn my medial meniscus (cartilage). We're starting out with a (cortisone substitute) Depo Medrol shot. If that doesn't do the trick, then I may opt for surgery - but I'm counting on t... Read more
I want to thank each of you for your comments on our decorations. I see that my pics of the (artificial) tree don't show all the ornaments I have on it very well. ... Read more