Finally an answer and a fix!!
It's been a long time since I've been here and a lot has happened. After seeing dozens of doctors and having more tests that told us absolutely nothing I finally have an answer. It took "the last doctor before a possible trip to the Mayo Clini... Read more
First injection done
Well, I had my first steroid injection done this morning. Not the most pleasant experience, but I'm sure it could have been worse. They say it will take about 3 days till I really know how well it's going to work. Injection site is pretty ten... Read more
MRI done... Next up, steroid injections
Well, I had an MRI done on my back Feb 17th. That showed "age related" shrinking of the disk between the L5 and S1 vertebrae. The disk is pushed out to the left and that, they say is whats causing the pain in my left side (hip, thigh, knee, e... Read more
Well, the doctor appointment went pretty well. Blood pressure was 116 over 71. Weight the same as it was 3 months ago... at least I didn't gain anything over the holidays. We finally took some x-rays of my lower back and hips. It appears I... Read more
As mom's/parents, a lot of us seem to think that it's the right thing to do by ignoring our own needs and our own health to take care of our family. For some of us, that might work for a while. After raising my son by myself for the past 15 ... Read more
Back home, trying to rest. Praying for friends and family.
WEll, the procedure went fine today. Getting the wire placed in the boob before the actual biopsy was probably the worse part. Have a nice 2 inch incision and a supply of Lortab to help with pain. Should have the biopsy results in 48 hours. ... Read more
Waiting and trying not to worry
The past couple of weeks have been a bit eventful and somewhat stressful, to say the least. Since my son is now grown up, married and on his own, it is now time for me to start taking care of myself... long past due actually. Being divorced and... Read more
Life and people are frustrating!!!
I know this is probably going to get long winded and I'll apologize in advance. Some of you are probably going to be thinking, "Just get your big girl pants on and do it and quit whining." I would just like to vent and try to explain why my min... Read more
Summer lesson learned
Trying to do it all in one day (including mowing the yard in record time) + not eating much all day long and apparently not enough fluids all day long = muscles cramps in your legs all night long making it a very miserable night with very little... Read more
When it's not fun anymore, but you can't quit
No, this blog isn't about losing weight. This is about work and burnout. I've been dispatching for over 30 years now. Today was probably one of the worse days I can remember in a very long time. People will never change and I know that. Bu... Read more
Tired and sore and tired of winter and being unappreciated.
Winters in Nebraska.... sooooooo tired of them. Last night we got a bunch of snow, somewhere around 7 or 8 inches with wind. As a result, we have some serious drifting issues around my house. I don't have your "normal" driveway. My house sit... Read more
....and so it continues
After working 6 day weeks since mid August, I find out this morning that I can plan on this continuing through the end of October or longer. Granted, the overtime pay has really been nice and I've been able to stay on top of bills and even repl... Read more
Every year, I hang my flags to remember those who gave their lives today. It's on a very busy street where I live, but no one honks, no one waves, no one seems to notice. ... Read more
Still trying to find my way
If or when someone asks me why I had my surgery and if I'd do it again, the if I would do it again is definitely YES. Would I go band or bypass, some days I'm not sure. I think I would have read more about the bypass.... maybe I would have ... Read more
kids and responsibility and doubt
There are times when it just seems like no matter what you do or what you say, it isn't right and it's all your fault. No one said divorce and being a single parent was going to be easy. I knew that going in and knew it wasn't going to be fun... Read more