Life here lately has been a more than interesting. Thankfully this morning things are quiet here on the farm. Today, that is NOT a good thing. All the boys (the nephews and our twins) are at their schools.
Mom is at the family doctor for more antibiotics. The immunosuppressant drug (Imuran) that she is taking to fight off the Polymycitois is really taking a toll. She is staying sick more often than not.
Daddy has taken his sister with him tot he hospital to see their brother who is very sick in ICU. This brother (my uncle) Virgle, had a heart attack last week and fell during it breaking his back. He was at home trying to get to the door to let the home health nurse in. He did get to come home for a few days before getting sick with c. diff and colitis. His white cell count was down yesterday to 27,000 from 33,000 the day before.
Mike and Pam (brother and sil) are at the hospital with her Mom. She is currently in surgery having a brain tumor removed (we hope they can get all of it). Lord help us! We are so blessed but there are days when I have to wonder how much more?. The boys also have the between sickies....you know where you're waiting for the snot to turn green and the cough to get worse just so the doctor will call in antibiotics?!
I am home taking things in today. My energy levels had returned before the stomach bug hit us and now we are working on trying to get them back once again. I know i have one more month of the antibiotic treatment for the staph infection, possibly two....according tot eh infectious disease doc.
John and I had planned to get started on a diet regime the first of the year but it was a no go from the id doc. He said not until I am well. I am tired of waiting and it will not interfere with my meds and should only give me energy so We are preceding with it this weekend. I am so ready to loose some of this weight. Maybe just maybe I might have more energy then. I will see the id doc again March 7th. We have a friend doing this diet and she is doing great. She is a fellow blogger. The diet helps to reset your metabolism and that is what we both need!
The bladder surgery is still on hold. GRRRRR! That so needs to be taken care of. However, I have a tooth that needs pulled and the id doc said to get it done asap. I also have some other dental work that needs done so I guess we will proceed with that as well.
Yesterday was my Mom's birthday and of course Valentine's Day. My Mom had a great birthday. We had a couple of her carpets cleaned for her, gave her some flowers and a Willow Tree thingy (what are they called?). The boys made her and my Daddy Valentine's. They were so thrilled that the boys can sign their own names! I also made her (and hubby-for Valentine's day) a strawberry pretzel salad (each). Hubby was quite happy too! My parents gave me money for my day, while John and the boys gave me cards, a Chondra Pierce dvd and a beautiful quartz necklace from Family Christan Bookstore. I am so happy that i have a Valentine to celebrate with.
Today I've got to order a few things for the diet, check on Braves tickets (we are taking the boys to Atlanta for the weekend soon-since the Disney trip is on hold until next year), I also have an order to get made (a case of Hearthside Coffee) and shipped out, I need to paint the piggies and do some regular household chores. I would like to get some reading in also. I am currently reading The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food and Love by Kristin Kimball. It is really good, for me anyhow. Someone that doesn't enjoy talking about cows and such might not enjoy it. I think it's a great read though. Read more about it here.
Have a blessed day!