Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to come by and wish everyone a wonderful Christmas. Things for me are improving health wise, and because I've stayed off of sitting directly on the swollen area (other than driving my parents where they need to go) for 3 weeks now, life is starting to be easier for me physically again. I'm going to continue staying off the computer through the next week though, as the holidays will bring some extra sitting for me and I don't want to get myself back at the place where I was. But, I think I will be able to return at the the start of the New Year as long as I don't spend 5 straight hours here as I was doing!! So, hang with me a little longer....I'm getting there!!

I have to tell you a short story though. I had to take my folks to the airport on Wednesday afternoon to pick up a friend of theirs coming to visit, and got the surprise of my life. I'm standing there with my parents and in walks Mandy & her little dog.....OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I screamed her name, ran over to hug her, and cried like a baby.....I cried and cried and cried LOL!! Her & my Mom really pulled that off because I really had no clue she was coming, I really bought the story that it was my parent's friend who we had to pick up. Then we got to come home and surprise Marv too....it was a lot of fun. She had to go back Saturday morning, but oh what a lift it was to see her smiling face. She spent a lot of money and gave up her two days off just to give us a hug for our Christmas gift......it's the best one I'll ever receive. She knew I needed a lift, and it was just what the Doctor ordered!

I miss all of you so much and this has been hard to do since I'm feeling good otherwise, but now that the swelling is reducing, I know it was the right decision. I hope your holidays are filled with joy & happiness. For those of you missing a loved one, I know these days are especially hard and my heart is aching for you.....and for those who are physically ailing, my prayers have been going up and will continue to do so. Thank you so much for all the snail mail & Internet Christmas cards that have filled my mail box......what special friends you are.

Much love & many blessings.....

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Little Note.....

Hi Everyone!

Thanks for all the well wishes, they have meant a lot. I'm doing okay, trying to make the best of the situation for now

I have a health issue that is not for talking about in journals, at least for me anyhow.....LOL! I'll try to describe it in a short way that I'm comfortable with though. I've had this growth/sac thing that my Doctor has been watching for a few years. It's basically located on the top of my vaginal area, and has been pretty harmless....except it always would swell when I did an extreme amount of sitting directly on it, one example being; 10 days of Disney World in a wheelchair. When I would return home and stay off my feet for a week or two, the swelling would go down to where my life could return to normal. This time....it did not, and I am pretty miserable.

It is hugely swollen, in the way, and interfering with everything. Sitting or laying in a position where I can use the computer is very painful and for awhile I kept doing it anyhow even though I was hurting so badly. I did it because you all mean so much to me and I don't want to lose my friends here because I can't read journals or write very often in mine. But it was making things much worse for me physically than they already were.....so, I finally had to stop. I usually just recline way back in the chair or off to the side, either in this apartment or at my Mom's....but, I just can't do the computer right now, it hurts so badly to sit for as long as it takes me to make the rounds. I'm trying to work on helping my parents, doing my Christmas cards & wrapping my family's gifts a few at a time when I'm up......it's all I can do before I give up and assume a comfortable position again.

I will be having some sort of surgery to remove it after the holidays, although it is going to be a quite complicated situation because of my weight. A lot to pray about. I will do what I can to stay in touch.....Marv is trying to rig something up for me, we just haven't figured out what yet. You never know, he might just come up with something! Until he does though.....please know I think of you all often and miss you very much. I'll be sending good thoughts your way.

Love & Pooh Hugs,