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Just a lil FYI......I write here for me and me only. I hope to use this space to help me remember the good, the bad and the ugly!!! I may also voice my feelings on a few things here and there, if you don't agree with them, cool and please do feel free to let me know. BUT....(there's always a "but" huh???) be nice these are MY feelings and thoughts and it's MY blog so again be nice!!! Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you will check back often as I'm really trying to make myself post more often. Sometimes just writing things down help to get things off my chest so to say, and it does me feel better.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Meet my fur-babies

OK, it appears I've mastered adding photos to my blog, yeah me!! Now for introductions; the dal is Francesca, the beagle is So-Co (short for Southern Comfort, I didn't name her our son did while in college), the golden pup is Mikey, the most beautiful mutt ever is Sophie!!! So there you have my fur family, I'll get around to getting everyone else's photos up too but since I just posted about my fur-babies I had to get their photos out on the web!! Enjoy they are what makes me get out of bed on the days I feel the worse, they make me smile often and curse just as often, but wouldn't trade them for the world. They each have thier own little personality. OK, I could go on and on about these sweetie and I probably will often but it's 3:44 AM and I am feeling slightly sleepy so maybe I'll get a few hours of sleep, no doctor appointments today, wish I could say that for the rest of the week!! Coming soon, how or why I no longer have a "real bladder".
Have a great day!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

No photos

OK, I'm really not having any luck getting my photos posted!!!!! I'll keep trying and maybe I'll get it right soon!!!! Stay tuned for photos of my fur-babies sooner, rather than later, I hope!!!

So much to say so little time! This might be a little long!!

Let's see if I can remember all the things that have kept me from blogging this past week. Doctor visits and vet visits, not a fun way to spend you week, I really don't like when one of my fu-babies are sick, they are so pitiful!!! OK, so as for why I had a doctors visit, same old same old another infection, lots of pain, lots of feeling like puking my guts up, you know all of that fun stuff. As for my poor fur-baby Francesca (my Dalmatian)had a huge abscess on her neck! I did notice a small hardness on the side of her neck but it didn't seem to bother her so I thought I'd just watch it, that was Thursday evening. I wake up Friday morning and realize she never woke me at 5 AM to eat as she does everyday, so I feed everyone and she isn't interested in her food, not good. I fill the water bowl with fresh cold water as I do numerous times a day and she is the first to get that yummy cold water, not interested in water either!!!!!! So the other three have finished and I put their bowls away and let them back outside and Francesca stays in, another sign all is not well, and I happen to notice she is now shivering and it's 75 degrees at least. I call the vet and they have me bring her in. She has a 104.8 temp, so not good!! I think they told me 101 would be about normal. So she looks at her neck and says she thinks it's an abscess and asked if she'd been in a fight or had any cuts, no. So she looks closely and says that she can feel an old scab. Then it hits me, her and our daughter's golden pup play non-stop and play rough at that!! She tried to drain it but it was too hard, so she gets an amitotic shot, pain medicine shot and pills of each for home and said if she isn't better by Sat she's have to lance the abscess. While driving home I thought back to last weekend and remembered that she and Mikey were playing really rough and I bet he might have scratched or nicked her neck a little and then it just healed over too fast and it became infected. Made sense to me! We weren't home four hours and I notice a little yellow drainage from where she tried to drain it, that was as Francesca was rolling all over our white carpet in the den, then I notice a large amount of yuckiness really coming out all over her, the carpet and now me!! Great it's draining, sucky it's draining on our white carpet, such is life, she feels better who cares, right? Right!! So long story to say she is much, much better and running around today as if she'd never felt bad at all!! Which makes me a happy person!!!! AS for my infection it'd be nice if it were that easy, wouldn't? But such us life. I can't say I feel a whole lot better as of today, my culture should be back by tomorrow afternoon so we'll know if I'll need a med change or not. I'm going to try to post pictures of Francesca and Mikey in this post hope it works!! Then I'll post pictures of the others in the next day or so; thought since I spoke of those two today it only fitting they get to be first!! I still need to sit down write "my story" as to how I ended up with my neo-bladder. So be looking for that post it was going to be my second post but you know what they say about best laid plans!! Have a great week!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Two Posts in day?? Wow!

I need lots of help with this blog thing, k? I want to post pictures of my dogs, well I guess some of my family too, anyone who has the scoop on how to make that happen feel free to let me know OK?? For your hard work you will be rewarded with photos of my wonderful fur-kids and maybe even some of my human family. WARNING: I take far more photos of my fur-kids than anyone else who lives or doesn't live with me, you are warned, OK?? I don't have a problem with, and hope you won't either!! OK go back to your day and I'll do the same. Also thanks to all of you wonderful people who took the time to come and read my blog and even leave my comments!!!! It really made me smile!!! Thanks again!!!!

Time flies, even in my boring life.

You, know at times it seems the days drag by, but then there are times they freaking fly before you know it!! My plans were to post every single day, even if it was going to be a boring post, just post every day. My mind is every where and no where it's supposed to be either!!! Not sure if I mentioned or not but we have a son in the US Navy serving in Iraq right now with the Marines. It makes me crazier than I already am having him there!!! He's about to leave his present base and go into the "fields" tomorrow. That always makes me nervous to say the least! We are very lucky that we hear from him often and if we haven't heard from him his wife will pass on that she has. I've stopped watching any and all news since his deployment in September, because often times we don't know where he is and then we see that something has happened here or there and it's just too much to deal with. His emails are often very short because thanks to MSN we can chat early in the AM my time right before bed time for him, I love it!!! Well today I signed in and he tells me that a base right behind his has been hit!! Thank God he is OK but there were 16 Iraq's who aren't going home to family tonight and 50 more who have been hurt!!! This just breaks my heart!! I just want him home already!!!! I'm not writing this to start any type of discussion on the war and should we or shouldn't we do this or that, I respect everyone’s view point on the war and that's all I have to say about it. I guess I shouldn't have even mentioned it on here for fear of starting some type of "blog war", so not the case and so not me, so since this is my blog and it's my child in harms way I'm just writing to get it off my "chest" not to begin a "war forum". So changing the subject totally, spring has sprung here in South Carolina!!!!!!!! This is the time of year I am most thankful for living in the south. Just seeing the sun and all of the pretty blooming "things" makes me smile and we all need something to smile about, right? Nothing really new on the medical front for me right now, which can be a good thing. I really need to sit down and give my back "story" on how I went from having a bladder to not having one. Them everyone can feel free to ask all the questions you choose to, since I'm sure I'll be as confusing as hell trying to tell my "story"!! This is a question for my blog "friends", do people in your "real everyday life" read your blog? Do they know about it, did you tell them about it, did they just happen to find it one day, do tell please!! I haven't told anyone in my real life about my blog yet, not that I have anything to hide and honestly should I end up writing something about them, I'm the type of person I've already told them myself if I happen to have an "issue" with them or something they said or did, so it's not that I'm trying to hide, I just didn't really think about it until just now, do I tell or don't I tell? I mean they all know the boring details of crappy road to where I am medically so I don't want to bore them, but then again they are "big people" and if they get bored they can feel free to click that big red "X" in the right hand corner as I would if they were boring me, you know? OK I'm finished here, I've had nothing much to say and am just rambling on now, so stay tuned for "my story", can't promise you it will be fun but it just might be slightly interesting at the part where I talk about the law suit I won against my horrible employer, the very hospital all of my surgery was done in the "early years"!! Stay tuned!!!! Have a great and day if you've read this far thanks for staying awake to read my very boring post! I'll be back soon, I hope!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Welcome to my very first blog posting!!!

I've been considering starting a blog for a while now, so here goes. I'm not sure if it's purse lazy as to why it's taken me so to begin one or fear, most likely both!! I normally have lots to say and speak my mind often! I'm one of those "people" who when asked a question I give my honest feelings on it, good, bad or indifferent. So you've been for warned OK? Please check back for future posts, where I'll be writing about my boring life and my heath issues and just life in general. Hope you'll come back often, should you have a question for me, don't be afraid to ask, I'm pretty open about my illness. I only ask you respect my space here, this blog is for me, if you don't agree with me, that's fine, just please don't attack me, OK? Now that's settled let's move on to my family. I'll give you the scoop on the people I'll be mentioning in my blog often, here goes. Dave. my husband, really and truly he is a wonderful husband, of course there are times he drives me nuttier than I am, if possible. I'd trade nothing for him, he's been here for me in good and bad times. He has refused to allow my illness to come between us. Although he supports me at all times, he also at times gives me that little push that I truly need at times. Basically after almost 26 years of marriage and 3.5 years of dating I'll keep him. David, Jr is our 24 year old son who is in the Navy as a K-9 dog handler, he's a great kid and we are so proud of him!!! At this time he is deployed with a Marine platoon in Iraq until at least September maybe October. He is married to a wonderful young lady, honestly I never thought I'd accept anyone who stole his heart from his mom, but she is a wonderful young lady and a plus to our family!!!! Her name is Kayla and she is living on base holding the "fort" down until David returns to the states and his home port of Pearl Harbor, HI. Let's see next would be Melissa, she is 21 years old and I'm telling you that kid keeps me on my toes to say the least!! She loves life and lives it to her fullest EVERY single day. She is truly a free spirit and an "old soul", so could have been born in the late 50's early 60's. She loves the outdoors and animals of all kinds. Which brings me to my next list of characters in my life - DOGS four of them!!! Let me begin by saying only one belongs to us, Francesca a 10 years old Dalmatian, great dog, crazy as can be. Next would be Sophie the sweetest mutt around, she is Melissa's dog, next would be So-Co (short for Southern Comfort, could you have guessed our son got her a puppy while still in college? Guess her name sort of gives that one away huh?) she's a very tiny beagle, about 11.5 inches tall and about 20 pounds, next in line comes Mikey a golden, he is a hand full at 75 plus pounds at 10 months old!! He belongs to Melissa too!! Francesca and So-Co are both certified medic alert dogs. Basically they have been trained to be with me at all times, although there are times I don't use either of them, but it's nice to know I can count on them if need be. Francesca is excellent at her job, So-Co has just recently returned to us from boarding school in which she was certified by her trainer. She has some learning to do, but is coming along nicely, when she is ready for full time "work" we'll retire Francesca since she has already put in 9 years. In case you were wondering Francesca will continue to live with us even after she retires. OK, I think this should give you a pretty fair idea of my family, check back later for more information on my illness and in's and out's my day, as well as the silly things my dogs do for attention, trust me they can be pretty entertaining at times!!!
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