hello dear ones!
here I am...no, I really haven't fallen off the face of the earth, though some days think I would like to! Wow, can't believe it's been so long since I peeked in here....not for lack of thinking about all of you...it's just been my life of late. I am going to try and go back over posts, have read a few...Mom and CaMama, how are the tummy issues? 103, Mom...gosh...I don't think I EVER weighed that litle lol! But, I am almost 5'9" so that is pretty unrealistic for me at any level....still, like most of us, would love to take off a few. Believe it or not, I joined a kickboxing class haha! It's really a blast...a wonderful stress reducer that's for sure. I was afraid it might be too much for me, but I just kind of take it at my own pace, and it's been great. My friend and I go about three times a week...so far it hasn't seemed to kill my feet, which is what i was most worried about. Talked to my doc about it first, and she said to go for it, so I did. My boys think I am absolutely nuts...not many 51 year-old mom's doing kickboxing I guess...I think I kind of embarass them sometimes, but they just laugh. Not like they never embarassed me before, right????
Lots been happening around here,(besides my various mid-life crisies). My friend with the breast cancer will be starting chemo soon. Was a tough decision for her, the docs really left it up to her, which I though was terrible!! Her tests all came back right in the middle zone between definitely needing it or not. So, she decided that if they couldn't tell her for sure that she DIDN"T , she should go ahead. This weekend she has asked me to go and help her pick out a wig...yikes!! I really pray I'm up for this...I so want to give her the kind of support and encouragement she needs.. Had to spend the day baking cookies after she talked to me about this one...I needed baking therapy!
Looks like my mom is having shoulder replacement surgery next Tuesday..I'm a little freaked about it, afterall she is almost 81...but she is in alot of pain, and has very limited mobility in her right arm..so if this can help.....please keep her in your prayers...she is such a doll. Just the sweetest dear lady!
Chicken pox and strep are running through my daycare kids...praying they all keep the germs to themselves!! They've all had their vaccines, but apparently there is a strain of chicken pox out there that beats the vaccinations. Not sure what this means for me...I've had chicken pox, and have also had shingles once. Does anyone know if you can get shingles more than once, and can you get it from an exposure to chicken pox? I sure hope not!
Hanging in there with the RA...enbrel sure hasn't been the great thing I had hoped..but I'm able to keep going, which is a good thing..no real complaints. When I last visited the doc, she wasn't real happy with the way my feet looked, and if they are still the same next visit in April, she may switch me to Humiria.....we'll see. One thing that was a bit strange...had a couple of itchy dry spots on my leg...get them quiteoften in the winter. I showed them to her, and she said it was psorisis (sp)! I was shocked...maybe I've had that along and didn't know it. Is PA any different than RA?
Hey Bear! Cold over there too??? Saw some stuff on the news about your winter...don't get much snow in Florida...but boy, Michigan and Wisconsin winters could be brutal. I don't miss all that stuff at all! Last few days have been pretty cold by Florida standards, tonight we have a hard freeeze warning out. A couple of weeks ago we had some patchy frost on the gound a few mornings. Farmers were going crazy trying to protect the strawberry, tomato, and citrus crops. Looks like they will be busy again tonight.
I did get an e-mail from Boo a while back....need to get with her again...she was doing well, just crazy, crazy busy....the sale of the business was supposed to close right about now I think. So, maybe she'll have more computer time....she also had had a new grandbaby around Christmas time. She sounded great.. As far as Erin, it's been quite a while since I heard from her, Raven too, come to think of it. But I did get a new e-mail address...so I think I'll drop them all a note and check in.
well, must sign or this will turn into a novel!! Hugs to each and everyone of you....I PROMISE to get back to better posting.....have missed you all..