Thanks for them thar dancers, Yally! I'm in a state of feeling like a limp dish rag. I think we were just all running on adrenalin and finally got to take a real deep breath yesterday. I slept better last night than I have in a long time. Yes, Erin, they will be watching him like a hawk. Still surgery, most probably a colostomy bag for a while. Lots of work ahead of him, but what a relief!
I feel so old and dumb at times. 9 year old grand staying the night and I've been standing on my head trying to get the DVD player hooked up. Ugh! I've only just now learned how to use the VCR. Long day and I'm going to tell the little Prince to watch his movies all night if he wants. I'm going to bed. Thank you Everyone for being so happy with me. I couldn't wait to come home and "tell" you the news yesterday. I feel like you are family!
Hey everyone, how's it going?
Erin - What time is your hearing tomorrow? I'm thinking ALL POSITIVE THOUGHTS for you tomorrow.. I'll be on pins and needles til I hear back from you.
Boo - aka Becky Bad A**.. tee hee hee.. that was a good one.. made me chuckle.. how are you doing today? Any better? And your SIL? Still on the mend and doing well?
Yally - how are you?
Jody - You are a godsend, thanks for all the emails and well wishes.. you are a saint!
Bear - you hibernating?
Ok everyone.. I hope you are doing well.. I'm off to clean the house, looks like a tornado hit it..
Been MIA again, a flare of epic proportions seems to be making it's way through my body..ugh. Weird thing though it that it seems to be hitting mainly the right side...shoulders to toes, but could almost draw a line down the middle of myself as to where it's hitting. This is the first time that I have seriously though that maybe I won't be able to continue my job for as long as I had hoped to. Perhaps a week off will help that. Hoping it gets better quick as I need to get ready for our trip...leaving Friday morning for 8 days in the COLD country. High predicted of 38 on Thanksgiving Day...this Florida wuss is going to be a' freezin'. Don't know if I'll have access to a computer there, so..if I can't check in with all of you, wanted to say that I hope you all have a wonderfull, hug-filled holiday, you will all be in my thoughts, and heart.
In the spirit of the holiday, wanted to say that one of things I am most thankful for this year is that I found all of you...you impact my life each and everyday, and I'm not kidding about that. You all inspire me in ways you could never imagine. When I'm down and think I can't take another step, I think of all storms that each of you have gone through, and still manage to stay stong and grounded. When I need encouragement, you're always there to cheer me up or cheer me on, there is understanding and support here that I have never found anywhere else.The other day I was reading something and it said "God gave us shoulders for a reason"..well, thank you for letting me lean on all of yours. Bless each and everyone of you, you're so special to me!
Early holiday hugs!!!!
Post Edited (babyplace) : 11/14/2007 1:14:42 PM (GMT-7)
Hi guys! Erin I hope today went well! Boo, great news. I'm hanging by a thread and super tired. Driving to AZ tomorrow after work with kids...gotta hit they hay, but wanted to say hello.
Just a quick check in here. MIL gets bad then rallies. I think we are down to just having a few more days with her. When she looks at you it's more like she's looking through you. Lots of talk about her husband who died 11 years ago will here in a few minutes to pick her up. And " who are the angels standing behind you?". Bottoms of her feet are black and breathing attacks are more frequent and severe. Morphine around the clock.
Hubby is sinking, frustrated, manic, you name it. I'm carrying him right now. This is understandable and he has every right to be grieving and feeling stuff he's never felt. I had to come to bed last night. My body would not do any more. I'm rested now and will carry him another day. Sometimes the other stuff just has to wait.
I'm happy to report that my SIL is on a hunting trip, something he wanted to do before he has to undergo that horrendous surgery and more chemo. He has some energy and is using it.
I'll post again when I can. Love to All!!!!!! Boo
Good Moanin' Friends!!!!!!
Having my Saturday morning cup of coffee and just sitting for a change. I thought Saturday would never get here. Two of my kids are cooking for me today. I think they feel guilty because they are having Thanksgiving with their Outlaws. Then hubby and I are going to a benefit concert for the SIL tonight about an hour away. Busy weekend.
Another bid on the biz. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Joan, I'm overweight too. Not a good thing for my joints. Although, I saw my PCP Wednesday and I'd lost 8 lbs. since my visit 6 months ago. Only about 30 more to go. Woohoo! I know I'd feel better. Vicious cycle though. Don't walk much anymore because of the joints, heel spurs...heel spurs because I'm fat..........
Oh, well. So is life.
Got to get caught up on posts. Love to All, Boo
Happy Saturday everyone..
How is everyone doing? Seems a little slow lately, I think a lot of people may be going on vacation soon 'cause of Thanksgiving.. I will be headed to Kentucky for Turkey Day, anyone else going out of town?
Hubby is ok, ready to come home.. he's been gone a little over a month and all is well so far.. I've noticed I am getting cranky.. Little things that didn't bother me so much before are starting to annoy me.. maybe I just need a break? I've got Wednesday off, so I'll have a 5 day weekend coming up.. will be nice, I'm sure will be the break I so desperately need.
Erin, how are you doing? Haven't heard from you since your SSDI post, I hope you're ok..
Yally, how are you? Any news on when the surgery is going to be?
Jody, you're out of town, be safe and careful, we'll see you when you get back.
CaMama, how are you doing?
Bear, so good to see you, how are you feeling?
Boo, I'm so happy for your SIL, sorry about your MIL and hubby.. this has to be such a tough time for everyone.
Joan, I'm over-weight too.. like you said, vicious cycle.. I need to start going back to the gym again..
Raven, good to see you on the thread, keep posting!
El, haven't heard from you in while, you ok?
Craig, I see you lurking every now and then.. Get any new toys lately?
Everyone else, hope you are all ok, even if I didn't mention you by name, know that I am thinking of you..
Ok... off to see if there is a College ball game to watch or maybe the Busch Race.. take care everyone, talk to you soon..
Hope everone is well. It's so cold here. Once the snow comes it will take some of the dampness away. I'm in the middle of a flare that started last week and has progressed to the point where the pain is almost intolerable. What do you do when the pain meds aren't working?? Also have a cold and I'm presuming a sinus infection.. I lost my voice as well. My husband looks at me like I've lost my mind. Waiting for my Rheumy to get back to me. i'm not sure if I should take the MTX when I'm sick? Any opinions on that??
On a better note, we had our Santa Claus Parade today. Ho, Ho, Ho.
Maybe I have lost it.
Ta Ta for now and stay well
Bear, I got it too. Just deleted. Did not open as I did not recognize name.
Round the clock vigil of family surrounding MIL. All kids but one are with her. I finally had to give in at 3:30 this morning. I will stay here by the phone as there is not even any place to sit in her room. She knows that I love her to the moon and back. She was very alert and happy around 7:00pm last night. Then slipped into a very deep sleep. I'm keeping my wits about me, not feeling guilty that others are there while I am not. I'm not particularly needed at this point and don't want them to have to pick me up off the floor.
We were on our back home from a benefit concert for our SIL when we got the call. It was a very nice evening with our kids and a bunch of very wonderful, talented people raised much needed money for them. There are some good ole country folk around here that still follow the Golden Rule. Very touching.
More as I can........ Boo
I got the same e-mail, didn't open but have been trying to figure out who it is. Thanks for the heads up.
Boo, my prayers are with you for more peaceful days ahead. Take care of you.