Time to Get Back to "My Life"!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
It is time to get back to my life. The past six weeks have been very eventful. Some joyous and some very sad. They induced my daughter’s labor a week early because they thought she was going to have a big baby. That took two days. Little Miss Addison made her appearance on July 22, 2014. She weighed 6lbs 15oz and was 19.5 inches long. She had jaundice. Between the two of them they spent 6 days in the hospital. I am happy to say 6 weeks later they are both doing fine.
A week later we lost my niece. She was only 30 years old when she passed. She is survived by her 13 year old son, mother and two brothers. We are still waiting for the autopsy report to get answers. She was talking to her son and just laid back and passed.
Two weeks ago I was heading to So CA for work. The trip that usually takes about 5 hours took more than 8. There were two accidents on the freeway within the first 30 miles. Then I was forced to the medium by a semi-truck that has switched lanes to let another truck merge onto the freeway. I continued my trip and over a hundred miles later I had a blowout in the Mojave desert as it was getting dark. God was truly watching over me that day. The blowout happened within 30 feet of a sign. Without that sign I would have not known where I was and would have had to sit there until someone stopped to help. I did have my cell phone (with a signal) and was able to call AAA. In the hour it took them to get to me, not one person stopped and I did not see any Highway Patrol. I got my tire changed with no danger to myself or my truck and continued my trip. Once again I hit heavy traffic in SO CA.
Once I got to the office the next day I was supposed to have my payroll check. It was not there. Since it was the weekend I could not get a hold of the Dr. He finally called me Monday and told me I would have my check on Tue. I had no choice but to wait for it as I needed to fix my tire for my trip home. Monday night I get a call that my mother fell and broke her neck. She was in Hesperia and they had to air lift her to Colton to a trauma hospital. They told us she needed surgery because it was an unstable fracture between C1 and C2. They were shocked she was not paralyzed. It took them until Sat evening to get her into surgery due to having to have her medically cleared since she is 78 with many medical problems including Diabetes, High Blood Pressure and Congestive Heart Failure. Surgery went well. She is now on a long road to recovery. She is having problems with swallowing. They had to place a feeding tube. They are doing swallowing evaluations daily to watch her progress. We are all praying that she will be able to swallow on her own and will not require a permanent feeding tube. She is talking better and is ready to get out of the hospital but has a while before that is going to happen. She is going to have to go to a Skilled Nursing Facility once she is released from the hospital. I personally think she needs to remain in a nursing home. The reason she fell in the first place is because she could not get up herself to use the bedside commode. From what I am getting from everything I hear from my sisters who live close to her she has fallen several times.
Now is the time for me to get back to my life. I need to keep telling myself something that my Best Friend has told me in the past, “DO NOT LET LIFE GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR LIFE”. This is so true and this is exactly what I have done. I do not feel good about myself and my body. That is because I have not taken care of me like I should. I mean I have been eating and sleeping. I could have been doing better. I have not done any exercise or any of my regular activities that gives me that extra burn like walking and my yard work and gardening. Starting today I am getting back to my life. I have already done a little yard work. I plan on doing some exercise too. I need to ease back into it so I do not get burned out or frustrated. I am feeling very determined to do this.