Monday, November 20, 2017

Posting Lazy Me

Boy, I really have to get my act together.  I let too much time go between postings.  Maybe I should give it up, but just can't make myself do it.  

Well I'm happy to say all that hard work with the therapy paid off.  My last trip to the Dr. in June had everything just where they wanted it.  He said I could go disco dancing now.  I laughed at that,  Told him never been discoing in my life, wasn't going to start now.  Just getting back to normal (for me anyway) was more than enough.  Don't have to go back for a year.  Now to behave myself so nothing goes wrong in the mean time.

Jack is still doing great.  All checkups and blood test come back good.  He's put weight back on and really looks good.  I had lost weight while caring for him as he had trouble eating and with the hip pain added to it I just wasn't hungry and didn't want to eat in front of him either.  Well, since he feels so good and eating he's cooking again.  Well guess who also put back on a few pounds.  Had lost 45 but have now gained back 10 so it's not too bad.  Trying to hold it there or lose the 10.  Wish me luck.

Family has been doing good.  All seem to be healthy and doing great. Oldest grandson graduated from UW Platteville with a degree in forensics and got a job with a state lab.  Became engaged to a wonderful girl.  The rest are doing great and I won't go into all the detail.  There's just too many of them, lol.

Been helping my sister Jodi.  She had to have knee replacement surgery so with the experience I went through I had some insight  into what she would go through.  Our hospital here added a special wing that deals strictly orthopedic surgery and it's awesome.  I even made the paper when they were publishing about the new additions, (have a  new heart specialty floor too).,  Well back to Jodi.  Lucky for her I had my problem first as she benefited from all the equipment to aid in her recovery.  She's doing real good but we warn her not to overdo or rush things.

Now to the baby.  Oreo is doing just fine with all the turmoil.  He definitely is Jack's buddy though and with Jack off hunting Mom isn't the best substitute.  The walks are shorter and the game we place with him and the Giggle ball takes two, so he pouts a bit while Jack's gone.  With that he is wanting to go outside.  

Enjoy your day.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Been awhile....

  1. Been awhile since last here, but so much has been going on.  Where do I start?  Hubby started going downhill and in Sept. we found out he had Lymphoma.  The low end of the prognosis was less than a year the high maybe a year but not much longer.  The girls were with us and the diagnosis and the looks on there faces was one of the most awful things I've every seen.  Started treatment and though it was really tough, as the treatment is as bad as the disease at times.  I'm very happy to say the results were worth it.  He is in full remission at this time and all looks good.
  2. While he and the family were dealing with all that I was quietly dealing with a hip problem.  I had been have what I thought was a pinched nerve in the groin and limping became a way of life.  There was no way we could deal with both at the same time so I just put of a trip to the Dr. until we were sure he would be okay.  Tried therapy thinking that would help but alas no  such luck.  Finally the first week of May saw a Dr. and low and behold I was badly in need of a new hip.  Well on May 30 the deed was done and the Dr. said it was the worse case he has ever seen.  Absolutely no cartilage at all.  They all don't know how I suffered that pain for  so long, but you do what you do with the cards dealt.  As for the result, so far all looks good.  Following orders, doing the exercises prescribed, doing physical therapy and walking (with walker right now) twice a day.  First Dr. appt. with x-rays Wed. and hope all looks good.  Will be sure to report whatever news I get.
  3. I have been so pleasantly surprised at Oreo's behavior when I came home. They Dr's. etc. worried about pets under the feet.  The little darling has been just wonderful of stepping out of the way and not jumping on me.  I don't know if it's just cause he's a good boy, or afraid of the walker (probably) but I opt for the good boy. 
  4. Next thing on the agenda is to sell the camper. Darla came down and helped her dad clean out anything we didn't want to keep and put away what we did.  Jack is taking to the rv dealership and service center to have it all checked, washed and a idea on what to ask.  Darla had the banker run it and it has a decent value.  We took real good care of it and except for the dirt from snow melt over the winter looks really good, as does the inside.  My sister Rhonda already has a potential buyer who can more than afford what we will ask, hope so.
  5. Well time to get to another set of exercises.     You all have a nice day and take care of yourselves.