Friday, March 11, 2011

Random Rambling

(Almost) Always willing to do a project....Flower Girl was cutting up old towels into rags.


She cut them a little smaller then planned. So instead of using them as rags I've been keeping a basket of them in the kitchen and we've been using them as we would use paper towels. Since we spend a good amount of time in the kitchen we seem to use lots of them. Maine Man thinks I'm insane. I like to keep it that way ;) Keeps life interesting!

Me fooling around when we went to New Hampshire for my procedure. The morning of the vertebroplasty we took the kids to a REALLY cool place called Montshire Musuem of Science. It is actually in Vermont, about a 10 minute drive from where we were staying in NH. When I returned home my best friend said "only you would make a something like this into a field trip for your kids". We both had a good laugh! There were moments of the trip I laid there wondering whatever possessed me to take them along. Like after the 350th time they asked to go to the pool or when they jumped on the bed the night I had the procedure..... Yikes! But overall I was glad they were with me, especially the day of the procedure. If they had not been there to support me I would have been very emotional. Don't let me kid you, the night before I did do a little bargaining with God. However, I was very calm and at peace with the choices I had made when it came to that day. It helps that I really trusted & respected the doctor that was about to screw a large needle through my shoulder into by neck and fill the vertebrae with cement right next to my spinal cord. The procedure went very well and it was a good experience for the kids to be involved in.
Unfortunately, my medical dilemma continues with quite an interesting twist. I will share the story when I get some more definite answers. I feel that if one person can benefit from my story it will make sharing it worth while.
I am out of work for one more week. Next week is already filled with 3 physical therapy appointments and yet another trip to the doctors. I am fortunate in that we have FINALLY figured out where the true source of my pain is coming from. I am able to get relief although the situation is not always ideal. Both mentally & physically I am in a MUCH better place but I still have some things to work through. Little vague, sorry...I will tell more when I know more.


9 comments:

Adkins Family farm said...

Just wanted you to know that you're in our prayers and we hope you feel better soon.

goatpod2 said...

Hugs and prayers for you!

Amy

Amanda said...

I'm glad you got some long awaited answers and our family will be praying for you!

GreyWolf said...

So glad you are doing better and I hope it continues to improve.

Mandie said...

I am glad you are having some relief. I will say a prayer that everything works out and you feel 100%. I am also glad your kids were there to support you.

Catsngrams said...

Just the description of that procedure made me cringe. You are one brave cookie. God bless

Sonya said...

Take care! You sound like someone with a positive attitude that appreciates life and family.
- Sonya

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

sounds like all is going as well as can be expected, hugs and prayers for you.

sugarcreekstuff said...

Like you, I am going through a tough time right now. Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you.