Saturday, December 28, 2013

Long time no blog....

I am finally back here to update anyone who is still reading.

I never went back on the MAC drugs.  I got my vision back but have not gotten my hearing back.  It is a significant hearing loss.

I went to the hip doctor and found out I have 10 more years for my hips.  I did have to change pain med... to something stronger and longer lasting. I am also using a cane on bad days.  It really helps!!! We had snow last weekend and I require help walking in it.  Good non-slip shoes and a good strong arm.

No hernia fixing.  I was unable to do the CT scan due to hospital issues and blown out veins.

I did go through physical therapy and my tummy shrunk considerably.  The physical therapy did bad things to my hip but good things for the rest of my body.

Now that I have a cane I can start walking again.  I am hoping to get my lung function up by the time I see the doctor again.  We are having some insurance issues so we are not sure when that will be.

The only other icky thing is I am in perimenopause.  This means I get hot for no reason and my sleep is not the best (lovely insomnia).  Luckily, Kiddo gave him is old Ipad and when I can't sleep... I read.

Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas.  We are enjoying Christmas break!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Long time no post

I have been without a computer for quite some time.  A naughty doggie got a hold of my power cord and chewed it up.  Momma was NOT happy.  Neither was Daddy.

I have a few health updates to share:

I am getting my hip checked again.  I have been falling and it is causing injuries to other parts of my body.  The last time I fell I hurt my back and my foot.  Time to get this fixed!!

Next week I am going to a hernia surgeon.  I have a large abdominal hernia.  Years of coughing and a c-section have finally made me cry "uncle".

I will update here when we get a surgery date and found out what the orthopedic surgeon says about my hip.  The general doc also thinks I might have a compression fracture of the vertebrae.  It is quite painful so hoping to get that taken care of soon.

I hit 40 and started to fall apart.  Yuck!!

I have started to write another blog.  It is a frugal/thrifty blog.  We live on a super tight budget  so I thought I would share a few secrets.  My mom just recently helped me do some redecorating.  I am currently sharing some of the new stuff we did.  I will be sharing recipes and tips on how to live well but on the cheap. The blog as has a vintage spin (I love vintage things-- 30's, 40's and 50's).

The Vintage Frugal Mom

Come over and say "HI".

Saturday, May 11, 2013

New Pup

We have a new pup at our house.

Let me introduce you to Penny Lou.

She is a beagle mix.  Yes, we have a thing for rescuing beagles.  She is very calm and sweet.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pink Log Cabin Blocks

I have fallen in love with log cabin quilt blocks.  Lots to cut out but when they are put together... Wow!!!

I made a log cabin quilt a few months ago and decided to give another one a try.  These blocks are shades of pink, touches of green and beige.

I have the blocks sewn together in strips.... will sew the strips together very soon hopefully.  The back of the quilt will be a chocolate brown fabric.  I am so excited to see this quilt all together.... soon!!!

We are socked in the lots of snow... more on the way.  Perfect excuse to hide away and quilt.

This post is participating in Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.... go check out the party!!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Painted Lamps

I am entering the world of re-painting my home decor.  I have been afraid to mess something up.  I decided to try something simple... lamps.

I had some lamps that had a drab color.  I am all about fun color....

Here is the before.. gold and drab green

After about 2 hours of work later....

Here is lamp #1!!

Here is lamp #2

They are now bright white!!  Hubby doesn't like them.  I LOVE them.

Yes, I know I need different color shades now.  Sorry this shade is tilted. :(

I like how the white color brings you the details in the lamp.  

Hmmm... what can I paint next???

This post is participating in Wow us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
This post is also participating in Blissful Whites Wednesday @ Time Washed

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Blue Blocks

I found this neat block pattern at Bee in my Bonnet blog.  I had to try it out....

This is what I came up with.... I used some of the blue, yellow and green fabric that I have in my stash.

I am still debating what to use these blocks for.... a table runner, mini quilt for a wall hanging or a baby quilt.  Will make up my mind and post the finished project at a later time.

Drug Holiday

I am officially on a drug holiday.  Sunday, I hit my breaking point with the migraines.  I had one regular migraine in the morning... treated it with Advil and then.... by late afternoon I had an ice pick migraine.  Enough to make a person go crazy.  I had bloated beyond feeling human.  My joints were no long working... almost frozen.

Fast forward almost  a week and no MAC drugs... I am a new person.  My headaches are so much better.  I had a dull headache on Friday and I had a large glass of water and it was gone in a short while.. no pain pills or dark room.  The swelling in my joints and limbs is almost gone. Hubby says I look like my old self again.

It just dawned on me.... my scalp doesn't itch as bad as it has for the past 6 months.  Those icky medications!!!

My joints are so much better.  I can get in and out of my chair without help.  I can climb stairs without having to grip the railing.  To that I say "SWEET!!"

We will see what the docs decide in another week....
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