Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Quick Update!

First I would like to thank you all for your prayers for my mama.  I’m sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you all but my mama did great with her surgery!  She came through with flying colors!! Her only restrictions are no driving, flying or lifting for 6 weeks.  That’s a little sad since she was due to fly up to see me on July 11th.  So we have had to cancel her flight and she was given a credit to use in the future.  It has been really crazy since I got home on Monday afternoon so I will do more of a detailed update after I return from my week with my cousin at a spa resort next week.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July.  And not to forget all our soldiers and their families for the sacrifices they make for our freedom. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

You Are Never Prepared


It seems that way when your healthy, never had surgery, or been admitted to the hospital for anything (other than to have her 3 daughters) 70 year old mother calls to tell you that she is being admitted to the hospital because she has 90% blockage in her carotid artery!!

I will back up a few months.  My mom went for her physical and her doctor wanted her to have an ultrasound on her carotid artery and when she went to have it done the place told her that Medicare didn’t cover it.  That her doctor had listed the wrong code!! So she called to tell her doctor’s office, who I guess didn’t tell her doctor or he failed to follow up with her.  So on Tuesday she had an appointment for a kidney infection and just happened to mention to her doctor that she never had the test done because of insurance.  He sent her to a Vascular Surgeon and they did the sonogram and told her she had a 80 to 90% blockage and to go straight to the hospital and be admitted for further testing.  Talk about CRAZY!!! She was floored!!!!  So she was admitted to the hospital last night and had a CT Angiogram this morning along with some other testing on her heart and they found that she does have 90% blockage in her left carotid artery!! So they told her she had to stay in the hospital until the surgery which will not be until Monday and then she would be there until Wednesday and go home if all goes well.  She is going to go crazy!! Also, they told her she wouldn’t be able to drive or fly for 6 weeks and she has had her flight booked for a few weeks to fly up here to me.  So that will have to be postponed.


So my sister called this morning to let me know that my mom’s heart doctor came in this morning and said she could go home until Monday.  He told her there was no sense in her staying in the hospital before her surgery and that her insurance would probably “bark” about her just “sitting” in there for 4 days before the surgery… So that is good news for her since I pretty positive she was going nuts!!!

Please keep my mom in your prayers that all will go well and she will recover nicely with no complications and also I will be leaving in the morning to drive down and I will be going alone so please pray for safe travels for me.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

It Has Been A Barking Morning


That’s what me and my Boogs were doing this morning!! Barking at each other! Why? you may ask????? Well because I thought it was quite warm in the house and when I looked at the thermostat it said…….79 degrees!!   So I told my Boogs that I thought our air conditioner was going out and would he call his co-worker to see if he could come out and fix it.   He proceeds to tell me that he wasn’t hot!  Well that was the WRONG answer!!!   First because I for one DO NOT like to be hot and two we have grandbabies that are here everyday all day!!!   So he finally called his co-worker and then Boogs tells me that he said he would “try” to get out here today!!  So I said “Well it has to be today because me or our grandbabies will not last in this heat”!!  Then he tells me that I could call whoever I wanted if he didn’t get out today!!  Well, that would mean we would be scorching hot for the rest of the day and night!!!  Oh goodness!! So needless to say his co-worker did end up sending his worker right on over!  Then I felt really bad for being such a grump! I just couldn’t imagine having to sit in the 100 degree heat tonight!!  So our air conditioner did get fixed right up thanks to a speedy repair man and I am so so thankful!! 

Isn’t it sad that we depend on such luxuries this day and time.  I can still remember not having an air conditioner up until I was 12 or 13!!  It just seems like it is so much hotter now than it was back then.  All I know is I think I would melt if we didn’t have the luxury of an air conditioner.  Thank you Lord for such things as the air conditioner!!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

The Countdown Begins

I don’t know if you remember but last year, in July, my sweet cousin, Snooge (Vonda) came for a weekend visit and we had such a good time just visiting, catching up, going down memory lane and doing a little eating!!



Well, this July I will be flying (YIKES, since I am scared to death of flying) down to Orlando to visit with her!  We are actually going to spend 4 days at a Spa Resort down on Florida’s Gulf Coast!!  Can I just say that I am super excited!! I have never had any kind of spa treatment, except a pedicure and only twice in my lifetime!!  Sad I know but I have never had a desire to have a massage, facial, or anything of the kind.  But I have decided what the heck!!  I am 45 and it’s time to step out of my comfort zone and experience some of life’s guilty pleasures!!   We always have such fun together!  It gives us a chance to just relax and enjoy some girl time!!  So I guess you can say I am counting down the days!!  Oh and don’t worry!! I will be letting you all know how much fun we have!!