Sunday, April 25, 2010

All Better Now :)

Well seems as things are back to normal. I'm feeling much better, and took my last dose of steroids. My neck still hurts just a little bit, but it is tolerable. The Doc said I was doing better Friday, and said the reaction is similar to a lupus attack. Looks like I'm back on track, so time to tackle all the housework that got left behind when I wasn't feeling good :).


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thank God for the hives

What a horrific weekend I had. Saturday I felt like I was going croak. My bones and joints started hurting so bad I could barely walk. I have never felt pain like that before. Taking care of the kids Saturday was soooo hard. Then I broke out in hives that night, and figured out it had to be the antibiotic I was allergic too. Of course I hate going to the ER, so I decided to self treat with benadryl and a breathing treatment, because I was having a hard time breathing. Sunday I just basically passed out for the day. I couldn't do anything. Just standing or trying to walk made it feel like my knees and bones were breaking. I waited until Monday to get into the Dr. It is a good thing I went. The minute I walked in the door they shot me with a huge mega dose of steroids. I think me gasping, and unable to lift my knees to step on the scale was a tip off, that something was wrong. The steroid cleared the breathing right away, but it took another day for the bone pain to finally ease up. Apparently I had a rare and dangerous reaction. The Dr. said it was a good thing that I broke out in hives, because it made me know to stop taking the pills. It also helped that I took the breathing treatment and the benadryl. If I had taken that night time dose and went to bed I might have stopped breathing in my sleep, and no one would have ever known. So thank God I broke out in hives. I know it had to be God watching over me, and I am very grateful. I am still taking steroids, and Friday I go back to the Dr. for a check up. But I am feeling much better, and I am sure everything will be fine.


Friday, April 16, 2010

Colitis Strikes Again

What I thought was going to be a perfect day, turned into a not to good one. Here I am noticing the cool breeze, the beautiful colors of spring popping up and blooming everywhere. I am thinking to myself, how wonderful it is to see it all come alive and brighten up everything, after such a gloomy winter. Suddenly out of no where,,, bam... it happens. The colitis monster rears it's ugly head, and I am doubled over in pain. I call the Dr. and he sends me straight to the ER. I spend the entire morning and afternoon there. Not exactly my idea of a wonderful day. After all the test, IV's and meds, I am happy to say I am feeling much better. Hopefully the antibiotics will help out and I will be good as new in a few days.


Bifocals OMG am I that old now!

I never thought the day would come that I needed bifocals. I finally gave in and got them, when I realized my arm wasn't long enough anymore to hold my books far enough away to be able to read. I really don't think I will ever get used to them, but they are great for reading. As far as wearing them everyday for plain seeing, probably not going to happen. The line drives me too nuts.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!
I think all the kids had fun hunting eggs this morning. Abby was up at the crack of dawn proclaiming it was Easter. We had our own little sleep over last night. Me, Dan and all the kids slept in the same room, so Abby had a lot of people to rouse out of bed. She was more than happy to adhere to that chore. I must admit it is difficult for anyone not hear her wonderful, precious, extremely loud voice! When Daniel spotted the first egg he went nuts! Screaming and yelling, "eggs". He couldn't wait to hunt them all down. He was grabbing hand over fist every egg insight. Abby was delighted to seek out the ever so elusive Easter eggs too. Even the big kids joined in, and found eggs scattered and hidden everywhere. Now it's getting late, dinner is over and the kids are full of ham and candy, I am hoping they will tire out early. After such a long day I would love to have a quiet evening, with them all tucked quietly away in bed.


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