I am overdue for a little rambling on my blog. Life is so busy these days I am having a hard time finding time to sit down for even a few minutes to put my thoughts to words.
Three trips to the ER, an emergency trip to the opthamologist, a post op appointment for my sinus surgery, and star student activites just might be why I haven't had a chance to even think lately!
My precious little Lily had a bad stomach virus and was so sick last weekend we had to take her to our local ER. When what they prescribed there didn't seem to be helping and several calls to her peditrician it was decided she had to go to the "big city" ER because they deal specifically with children. We took her to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee and after a long wait the doctor prescribed several things for her and she was feeling better within a few days. I was so worried about her.
A few days later my husband Carl got a piece of metal in his eye at work. He removed it with a medical magnet at the unmanned nurses station at his work and continued working. When he got home his eye was swollen, red and painful. By the next morning it was swollen shut. He woke me at 430am and said "I need to go to the ER to have my eye checked out." Off we went....the ER doctor said he scratched his cornea and gave him some drops. We went home and he went to bed for a few hours. Upon waking, he was miserable and in pain, he told me "I feel like I am dying the pressure behind my eye is so bad!"
I called the opthamologist and they got him in right away. They put dye in his eye and told him that he has a 2mm x 3mm abrasion to his eye and gave him an antibiotic salve which I had to put in his eye every 2 hours for the past week. His vision in that eye is still impaired, he will have to go back for a follow up visit with the opthamologist next week.
I went in for my follow up appointment with my ENT doc regarding my sinus surgery. ***warning the following is not nice*** He took a long metal needle nose instrument and went into my nose while telling me "Go to your happy place". My toes curled up, tears were streaming down my face....I couldn't find a happy place! Pure torture! I go back in a month for a recheck. I think I will take a xanax before I go so I can find a happy place next time.
This coming Tuesday I will be going to my pain clinic for a caudal epidural. Right now I am in a lot of pain with my fibromyalgia and degenerative disc. I cannot sit for longer than 20 minutes and at times am having problems walking. My pain doc will be injecting my tailbone and back with cortisone and a long lasting anesthetic to relieve my lower back and tailbone pain. I get these injections every 3-4 months and although it really, really hurts and every time I go there I tell myself I won't have it done again it does indeed help me.
Onto some nice non-medical news....
Emily was "star student" of the week in her class. I made 24 dirt cups yesterday and went into her classroom to talk about Em to her classmates. The third graders were delightful. They thought it was so cool that Emily is Ojibwe Indian and that her Indian name is "Shining Rainbow Woman". They also ooohhhed and aaahhhed when Emmy told them that on the reservation where she comes from there are Moose, Bear, Wolves and Fox. It was a fun day and I loved every minute of it.
Cody finally has a line on a job and we are hopeful that he will get hired. Like most of America, the job prospects are slim to none. He has filled out so many applications in the past 6 months and has been discouraged with no work. He got a call back yesterday and goes in this week for a follow up interview. Keeping my fingers crossed that he gets the job!
Rummage sale season is in full swing here, it is my favorite time of the year. I get a big rush of going from sale to sale to find treasures to sell on ebay, vintage costume jewelry for my crafts, and gently used and brand new clothing for my family for so little money. My husband says when I am rummaging I am in a euphoric state. I think he is right, I look forward to my Thursday & Friday rummage sale mornings each week.
Some of my recent rummage finds; a solid maple dresser in excellent condition for $10.00, a nice leather jacket for myself for $2.00, a bag of vintage rhinestone jewelry for $4.00, name brand (Gymboree, Old Navy, Gap) clothing for Lily for 50 cents each, a pair of Stride Right Shoes and a pair of brand new (real) Crocs for Lily for $2.00 each and a Gateway computer for Emily for $10.00. The computer is great, hubby updated it a bit, added some more memory and Em is thrilled to have her own pc now. Oh yes, I love to rummage!
Well, that is it from my little corner of the world, until next time.......Sunshine & Peace, Jen
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