Monday, March 16, 2009

Another day on my own.

I did basically nothing after I got home from work today. I ate dinner, rested on the couch, and watched tv. I worked on a sewing project, which was tedious due to the fact that the gold metallic thread kept fraying and getting ruined. So, I finally finished theast sleeve pane with regular gold thread. Can't really see it anyway.

My son is still in Florida until the end of the week. He's having a good time so far! It's a bit lonely here, but I think I'll make it. Just a preview of the future.

Okay, back to attempting to sleep upright so I don't choke. Frakkin sick still...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Still having problems

Not a good day today. I am coughing more and more today. I have good patches, but the bad coughing spells are getting worse and worse. I'm nearin the two week mark on this. I'm going back to the doctor to find out for sure what is going on. I can't even clean my house without having to take frequent breaks, and the grocery shopping just wiped me out today.

I did get to see my grandma in the hospital yesterday, I just had to wear a mask when I was in the patient areas. What a mess... They are hoping that they can transfer her to the nursing home in Manson this week sometime, which will be much better for everyone. She was eating finally, and the feeding tube has really helped her gain some strength and start to heal. This has just been a hard last couple of months.

In good news, my son is enjoying his band trip to Florida! They got to see the space shuttle lift off, enjoyed dinner at the hard rock cafe, and spent some time in the pool at the hotel. I wish I were there...

Thursday, March 05, 2009


Sorry for the blog silence of the last few weeks. Lots going on, not much time to post. Anyway, here's the low-down:

1. My dad not only torn some tendons in his shoulder, but they also discovered a mass in his bladder that turned out to be malignant cancer. The tumor was removed, he is still recovering from the injury and surgery.

2. My grandma also has cancer. She had surgery about two weeks ago, and is still in the hospital, as more things just keep going wrong. My poor mom has been dividing her time between home and Iowa City (a 4 hour drive), and is worn out. I was intending to go home tomorrow night to help get the house ready for my niece's birthday party which is scheduled for Sunday, but,

3. Found out yesterday that I may have whooping cough! I am on antibiotics to stop the spread to other people, but the doctor did not ACTUALLY DO THE FLIPPIN' TEST. So, when I called my son's doc this morning to find out if he had a booster shot recently (they did a bunch of boosters while we were in the office for another reason a couple of years ago), I had to answer, "No, he didn't do a test", and "I didn't know what to ask him before I left the office, because this SO was not on my radar for possible diagnosis." Still waiting to hear back once they have his chart. If he didn't have it, he needs it NOW, and needs preventative antibiotics.

4. I am moving this fall!!! Bigger apartment! Garage! Extra room!!!! Another bathroom!!! That's about the only good news I've had in the last six weeks.

Anyway, I am at the edge of my sitting up ability for now. I promise to update more frequently, so that my 4 readers don't think I've dropped off the face of the earth forever. Sleepy time now...