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On feb 23 I was admitted to the hospital very sick.
A week later. I was moved to a nursing facility where I am still receiving antibiotics and therapy. It turns out I have an infection in my hip bone but they don't know what caused... Read more
Finally, a week where some things went right. I got my car back. Yeah! The weather has also finally cooled off and my leg isn't quite as swollen now. And Thursday I got my injection and after 3 days, it has started to help the p... Read more
Well the CT did show a herniated disk at L2 (right above my fusion) so the pain doctor ordered a series of 2 injections 2 weeks apart. I don't know why he changed it from the 3 injections the back doctor originally ordered, but not going to fig... Read more
Well, the appointment with the pain specialist was a little disapointing. I'm hoping things improve.
We went over what had happened since surgery, he watched me walk, and pressed on points to determine pain. Then he started his recommendati... Read more
Another Set Back
I have been struggling for the past year with swelling in my legs-especially the left one which has my total knee replacement. After a couple of trips to the doctor and some lasix, we seemed to get it under control when in April I not... Read more
This week has been a stay-cation for me. I have been trying to clean out some clutter, while spending some time with family.
Unfortunately, the weather has been bothering my arthritis so not as productive as I had hoped. I am finding th... Read more
Happy Mother's Day
My sister flew in from Colorado this week and I am on vacation. Mom wants to clean out some clutter for my garage sale (May 31) and so do I. So planning on being a productive vacation. My brother surprised everyone and came down for the weeke... Read more
This weekend was the genealogy conference in Bloomington. Home of IU and where my niece is a freshman. I went down a day early and took her out for dinner (she chose Red Lobster) and we had a nice visit. Since next week is finals, we didn't s... Read more
Happy St. Patty's Day
As a geneaolgist, I do have one Irish line. It just so happens I have her Bible also. My ggg?grandma on my mother's side was a McNutt. She married a Noah and that's the Bible I have. Unfortunately, I haven't had time to work on ... Read more
Well so far I'm not a big fan of the year 2013. Why?
My 26 year old godson committed suicide on my mother's 78th birthday.
I turned 55 two weeks later. For some reason it has been a hard one.
The day after my birthday, my moth... Read more
Funerals are such a sad time and especially for a 26 year old who had everything to live for, but didn't know that.
ON the other hand, it was nice to see old friends and relatives that I hadn't seen in years.
His stepsister did a g... Read more
Very sad day
My 26 year old godson passed away last night on my mother's 78th birthday.
Sometimes things just don't make sense.
Please send prayers to the family-his mother and brother especially.
Goodbye sweet Jared. We will miss you. ... Read more
Happy New Year
Well, I have to say 2012 was another challenging year. Physical problems abound and I am at my highest weight. The good news is some things are healing slowly and I have worked back up to steps counts in the 4,000. STill not back to last spri... Read more
Storm and Explosion update
Last night the storm went through. We had quite a bit of rain and then it turned to snow. Things are pretty white-but with a little ice underneath. Since my walker doesn't do real good on the work parking lot which is always a mess, I worked ... Read more
Santa Claus Land
Many moons ago, our family went on a trip to Santa Claus land in Wisconsin. It was actually for fishing in September. I was 3 years old. In the picture is Santa, me and my dad.
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