Dear Blog Friends, WELL--where do I begin!!!!! 2023 so far hasn't been good to me... Hopefully the next 5 months will be better. IF you follow me on Facebook, you will know all of this. BUT since many of you aren't on Facebook, you probably don't know this.... SO--here goes!!!!
You do know that from January-April 21, I was dealing with my oldest son's cancer and then death.... May and June were good since we made a short trip to Bilmore in May and then our Anniversary Trip to the Pisgah Inn in June.... BUT then came JULY.... It was definitely not my finest month!
Here's what happened: On July 7, I somehow twisted my right hip/leg and heard something pop!! I couldn't put weight on that leg and thought I had broken my leg/hip. SO--after living with the pain as long as I could, George took me to the emergency room on July 10, to make sure that I hadn't fractured anything.
They ran tests (X-rays, CTScan, CTScan using CONTRAST). Luckily my bones were fine (nothing broken) but I developed a huge Hematoma on that hip and since I am on a Blood Thinner, they were worried about that Hematoma bleeding. SO--they transferred me to the hospital where I stayed for SEVEN days. I was off of my Blood Thinner from July 10-31.
The hospital then ran more tests (including another CT Scan using CONTRAST).... The next morning, my KIDNEY levels went sky-high... What the doctors had found out was that I was deathly allergic to the CONTRAST (liquid) that was in the CTScans....That is what sent my kidney levels into orbit!!! (I have taken contrast in past with no problems --but NOT two that close together.). They filled me with fluid for 3 days to get rid of the contrast, but all of that fluid made me swell up like a huge balloon... I was miserable. (Probably gained 20 pounds with that fluid in me!!!)
|The kids brought me a cute little Puppy-Cake for my Birthday!!|
|After sitting outside for awhile, we came inside and chatted and chatted. (I loved it.)|
|Lunch was healthy (even though the cake was not)... ha... The kids brought lots of healthy foods for us to enjoy!!! Around the table: George, Jeff (youngest son), Dawn, Mark (middle son), Robin, and Kelly (George's daughter).|
|Gift time: I got a new wind chime... YEAH!!|
|The sound is marvelous!!!! It is hanging on our deck now!|
|Ah --how sweet. It is a 'mushroom' Bird House... It is now hanging on our deck also!!!!|
|Mama and her two babies (Jeff and Mark)... What joy for me!!!|
|I love this picture of all of us!!!!|
|I added this one just 'cause'!!! Look what Kelly did to the old Mom!!!! That must mean that I'm getting well since my HORNS are back!!!!! ha ha.... I also wondered what Mark was thinking!! His picture is hilarious!!|