Broken Record Won't Stop
It's almost Christmas. I am in my annual funk state of mind. Granted, this year I've had 3 surgeries - the last on Oct. 9 on my foot and I still have a boot on it. This makes it difficult to walk, drive, etc. and that makes my mood worse. I ... Read more
Don't Wait to Apologize
My second-oldest niece, Shannon, turned 48 last week. She has been plagued with physical and mental problems for a long time now. Often, she would lash out at others as she was in pain. On her birthday, she was offered a 40-hour-a-week job wit... Read more
Shake It Up
I sat in the emergency room for 4 and a half hours last night. Doctor told me to go get an ultrasound of my leg to rule out a blood clot. The night before, I finally got about three hours of sleep because it hurt so bad. No blood clots, but a... Read more
I Feel Like Charlie Brown: ARRRRRRRRGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am in my temporary home, but my room is very difficult to walk through. If I absolutely had to find something, I'd be in trouble. But I can say that I am sleeping better despite the weird vivid dreams I've been having.
Two days were spe... Read more
I Need a Break!
We are in the midst of a few moves: Sherry, Patrick, and Helena are moving into a new house on the next street. Tim and I will be moving with them until we find our own place - hopefully before the end of the year. Sarah will be moving back i... Read more
So Over It Already
One of my constant wishes is for me to have time to get some paperwork done. Paperwork is like laundry: turn out the lights and it reproduces. Well...it's been almost a month since my toe surgery. So, here's my chance to catch up. It seems t... Read more
My rash is a little bit better. The NP wasn't exactly sure what it is either: reaction to medicines, shingles or heat rash. We're going with heat rash as it seems to be the best match. My medicine was still changed just to be safe.
I wa... Read more
On top of being in pain and not able to walk at all, I am retaining water, gaining weight and have a terrible rash that I am not sure what it is. I go to the doctor Thursday. I want to go but I don't want to. The cast on my foot feels like it... Read more
It's Only Been 24 Hours...
Yesterday morning, my right big toe was operated on. Arthritis set in and made it very difficult to not only walk but to sleep. The block that the anestheologist gave me can still be felt. I was sent home with crutches and a foot scooter. No... Read more
I've had so many moves in my life that I don't remember the exact number. Right now, I am living with my youngest and my granddaughter in a house owned by my oldest. My furniture is in storage in Michigan, and I am in Alabama.
My youngest... Read more
Just When I Thought My Routine Would Get More ... Routine
My routine started to change September 20, 2016. That was the day I had my left thumb operated on. The cartilage decided to leave me after years of abuse as a waitress and a house cleaner. No doing anything with the hand for over a month. I ... Read more
Another Change in Routine
Change in routine?? Who am I kidding? It seems I lost my "routine" about 2 years ago! But, yes, my daily activities have changed again. Something different to get used to. But...I am getting into more of a nighttime routine. I'm not sleepi... Read more
Indoor Yard Sale
Where we live, we have home owners associations. There are community yard sales in the spring and fall. It's a ton of work and where the house is, there's not a lot of foot traffic. Most of what we have is girl baby clothes. Helena has gone ... Read more
Be Your Own Advocate
A few years ago, I was put on a medicine that I didn't think I needed. The doctors kept telling me that if a doctor prescribed it, there was a reason. Soon I was having trouble swallowing. I don't remember how many tests I went through and no... Read more
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Unsolicited Phone Calls
I've been getting so many unsolicited phone calls that I am seriously considering changing my phone number. It's just such a hassle to update the information everywhere.
My daughter did come up with a good idea. She gave a different ring ... Read more