Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Update on my tonsils

So this is a diagram of a throat with large tonsils and extra soft palette. So what they did is cut a v shape out on either side of my uvula and took my tonsils out this should help with both the sleep issues and my ongoing strep throat fun. The soft palette part is much worse than the tonsils, also until that heals I keep getting things up my nose. BLECH! So far I am still living on fluids and pain killers. It is better today than yesterday so lets hope that trend continues.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

New hair

The only one awake when I got up and did my hair this morning was my 10 year old so this is as good a picture we could get. At least you get the idea :O)

Monday, July 21, 2008

I finally finished the Civil War blocks

I feel like I have been working on these blocks forever! They are part of a swap to make a sampler. I can't wait to see the rest of them. I am sure they will be better than mine. LOL!
I am almost ready to go to Long Beach so I am glad I got these done just in time. I still need a hair picture but by the time DH gets home to shoot a picture it's no longer cute. I will see if DD can get a good shot right after I do it in the moring.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I am grumpy

So mom went to the Dr today and they took the staples out. That is good, the dumb hospital didn't send the pathology report to my moms Dr so now we can't get it until Monday. That's why I am grumpy.

In another chapter of Carin's life is a circus, yesterday my sister had to go in for emergency surgery, she had the lap band put on in November and has done really well. she looks great. Well she is in the 1% of people that has the dang thing slip. She couldn't eat or drink so they had to go in and replace it.

So I am again sleep deprived, stressed about family and freaking out cause I have to fly alone in 5 days! 5 Days I haven't packed, I haven't gotten anything ready and I have to fly alone did I mention that. (I am not freaked or anything)

I still need DH to take a picture of my hair. soon! promise...

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Mom's coming home

They are sending my mom home today at 5 she is doing well is able to walk slowly and in less pain. They wont have the lab results back until tomorrow or Monday. She will have 6 weeks of recovery at home unless she has to have chemo then it will be longer. She is in good spirits, if not a bit stoned from the pain meds.

I got my hair cut I will post a picture soon, the kids told me I look like a rock star. I hope that is good.
More later...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

todays the day for mom

Today mom goes in for her cancer surgery. I am headed to the hospital now to make sure my grandma and my dad don't yell at each other. (I know I am the family referee I am going to have to get therapy one day) I will post an update later, they think this should do it they don't think that it has spread this will tell us. laters

UPDATE: Mom is out of surgery things went well they don't think anything has spread, the pathology will take 3 working days so we will know then.

Monday, July 14, 2008

I have been so lazy the last couple of days! I keep trying to get my butt in gear but just can't seem to find the energy to do it.
I am hopeful that after my tonsil surgery that I will have more energy. I keep hoping that something will do the trick, that the Dr will finally figure out what has sapped my energy and made me a giant slug. I am trying to get some quilt stuff that was due to a friend in DC last week done. I bought some pretty cottons to put together an Amish square in a square quilt to practice my hand quilting. I want to get that together before my surgery so I have something to do while I can't yell at the kids.
My 87 year old grandma keeps telling me she is coming up here for that week. I love this woman with all my heart but she makes me crazy and worse she makes DH crazy. If she comes and stays we will all be nuts. (the woman vacuums the front porch) Last time she was here just for a couple hours visit she used a whole bottle of bleach to clean my toilets cause she felt the toilet bowl cleaner I used wasn't good enough. SIGH!!
Well I am going to try to work on those blocks again, wish me luck.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Saturday= better day

Just a note to let everyone know the boys are doing better. Both of there fever broke, Wade-o is eating pretty well, Austin says his throat hurts to bad to eat but he is drinking and fairly active. I haven't come down with any symptoms so I am hopeful that I have dodged the bullet.
Its been hot and miserable today, in the 90's so Mike waited until 9 tonight to mow the lawn. He is still hot and exhausted.
I guess I need to find everything we need for church tomorrow, whoever came up with the idea of church at 9 am was twisted.

Oh and pop over to see Lyn at Blue bird quilts for her Christmas in July giveaway.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Blah Blah Blah

That's how I feel today. I have sick little boys (I took them to the doctor to find out that they have a virus and they can't do anything I love paying $40 to hear that I need to make sure they drink a lot and rest) They both have fevers around 102 so we are playing the ibuprofen/Tylenol every 3 hours game.
I just feel BLECK! I don't know if it cause I am tired, or if it's cause I am worried about mom, It could be that I am getting the bug myself, I know I need to get off my pitty pot and finish up a bunch of things I have that need to be done now if I could just convince myself to haul my fanny off the bed.

On a brighter note Kris sent me some YUMMY Sherbet fountains (the jumbo size, I have never seen those before)She is the sweetest!! I am doing my best to not eat them all and make myself sick :O)

Monday, July 07, 2008


Okay so you know when your surgeon calls you at home on a Sunday evening its NOT good news.
When my doc called yesterday he was in Ohio, and his plane wouldn't be leaving that night SO he called to tell me to call the surgical center at 6 am (oh my heck 6 am who is awake at 6am ) to find out how much later my surgery would be.
WELL... Its going to be a lot later than even he thought it will be July 28th! Hello 3 more freakin' weeks! SIGH!!!!
The surgical center closes at 5 no exceptions sooooo they are going to be able to take the 3 kids they had scheduled but as one of the 3 adults I get to reschedule at the back of the list. BUMMER!!!
So I may snore on my trip to Long Beach but I am going.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

I need to clarify

the past picture of my sweet 4 year old was taken on the last step of the stairs he was at no time in danger when mommy was snapping photos for her blogger fiends. Kust so you know :O)

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ohhh to be 4!

After a grueling day playing in the wading pool my youngest came in to get ready for bed,
this is how I found him on the stairs going up to his room. Sound asleep.