Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Well since around 8pm Monday night I've been sick. I was nauseous and had a major headache. I woke up a few hours later with severe shooting pains up my spine. I've been sleeping on and off since then. One minute I'm freezing the next I'm boiling up.  Moving hurts so badly. My hips, my spine, my shoulders and my head hurt so badly. I don't feel nauseous now but I'm just in pain and feel like crap. I don't understand what's happening. Its one thing to be sick. But this makes no sense to me. I don't know why I'm sick or what to do to feel better. Its very frustrating.  And so now about 20 minutes ago my poor Alexa woke up vomiting. Thankfully she's back asleep on the love seat (since I'm on the couch and can't climb the stairs). My poor baby.
Being down right now just isn't an option for me. There is a lot of stressful things going on right now and no one can take care of mom when I'm not. This is just a really bad time for me to be sick. And I just don't know what to do to feel better.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Retail Therapy

Spent some time today with my oldest daughter Alexa. She got a gift card to Toys R Us for her birthday so she has been dying to go shopping. I stopped into Michaels for some pen pal/filofax/swap supplies. Got some really great stuff on clearance I'm pretty excited about. Had some lunch together too. I love spending time with her. Shes a pretty fun kiddo to hang out with. :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013


Lots of things I've failed to post the last several months. Working on many more.


I'm so ashamed I havent blogged in such a long time.
Ive had so much going on the last several months.

For starters Mom is not doing well. Her health has been getting a lot worse and the toll its taking on my family and I is starting to catch up to us. The doctors are pretty sure the cancer has spread elsewhere in her body. They found a mass on her liver and did a biopsy, we are still waiting for the results. In the meantime her parkinsons is getting worse and the skin cancer disease she has is getting very severe. :(

A couple of months ago we found out my sister has breast cancer, she had surgery to remove the masses and do a reconstruction of the healthy breast. While in surgery the doctor found masses in her healthy breast. So sometime during the winter she will most likely be having a full mastectomy. As for now she started radiation this past Monday and we are hopeful that will be effective.

I myself have had clear mamograms (thankfully). I have been going through a lot of neurological testing to determine what the cause of my migraines is. Thankfully its not a brain tumor, sadly it is Severe Chronic Migraine which is hard to treat. I am now taking 3 meds and still have had several sever flares since beginning treatment. I also have carpal tunnel in both wrists and will be meeting the doc in a couple weeks to plan surgery. Which means I wont be crocheting much during recovery. :( They also found a cyst inside my left knee so I am meeting an orthopedic surgeon to determine the course of action on that. :(


On a good note my kiddos are all healthy and happy. :) We have had a relatively good summer despite the health issues. We've had several great Cub Scout outings, which we always love. We did a week of Cub Scout Day Camp. I volunteered and the girls both got to attend also. We all 4 had a blast. It was a lonnnnnng week but so worth it. I havent been able to spend that much time with the kids in a long time and it was so fun. We've gone fishing on the boat several times. Alexa caught herself a nice fish. Yum!! We have a few more weeks til school starts....yay... I mean oh boy. :)

I had a dry spell with my crochet creating. It was horrible. I felt like I was in mourning. Thankfully I broke out it and got my Cro-Jo back. I've been working on a few projects. I will post them in another post later this evening. I have been corresponding with some new found pen pals, one from England and another from Australia. They are both wonderful ladies and we've had some fun getting to know each other. :)