Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Life's Good.....

Hey all.,,
I have been a busy beaver lately and things will only get busier here. The changes that have happened in our lives in the span of one year is astonishing. There's a lot of news to report..some big, some not so big,
First of all, NAI Hubby just got his realty license and is starting with a very up and coming company. I cannot express how proud of him I am, By nature, he is a very cautious guy, and for him to make such a huge career change was a big leap of faith. I am fully confident that he is going to do well. I know that he feels like it's a fresh start and is really looking forward to delving into his new career. Way to go, honey!!
As for me, yesterday was my birthday and it was the best birthday ever! I got my acceptance letter from a Christian University. I have decided to go for my PHD in Christian Counselling. Of course, first I need to get my Bachelors and Masters, which they offer as a combined course. So, I'm all signed up and ready to go. I am so excited about this, I could spit up!! I'm going to be a doctor....hahaha. That could scare anyone! Actually, Holly and I have a running joke...we look at each other and exclaim, "I'm going to be a Dr.", and then we make these weird fish faces and laugh our heads off. However, Holly is not good at making a fish face and I keep telling her that if she doesn't get better at it, she will only become a weatherman. Mother knows how these things work!! Hilarious.
Also, for my special day, NIA Hubby bought me a beautiful pearl pendent and matching earrings. I am crazy about pearls. And then he took me for dinner at a nice European restaurant. All in all, it was truly a lovely day. Later this week we will be having a b-day bar-b-que with the kids.
Holly is doing very well. She's plugging away at school and has made some friends and is out and about a lot. I actually miss the little brat sometimes, but I'm very happy that she is becoming more independent. As much as I'd like to keep her forever, it is time for her to get out in the world a bit.
The only bad news has been my health. My kidneys are not in good shape and I will soon be on dialysis, and on the doner list. My fibromyalgia has progressed to the point where I must use a wheelchair if I want to shop or do anything that entails walking or standing too long. Whatever! Blah, blah, blah. I don't even care! I am such a happy little puppy these days, I take the health crap in stride. If I have to council from a wheelchair, so what, I can do that. Sometimes I feel like I can do anything...and my family says I can.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Geez, it's Always Something....

Sometimes it's a pain being me...
I went to see the kidney Dr. yesterday and my kidneys are totally mad at me. I have only 16% kidney function left. I'm so dumb sometimes...when the Dr. first said that to me I almost burst out with...'16% out of what?!' OMG, thank goodness I didn'
Anyway, she said they are going to try and keep what functions I still have but if it should go down to 10%, I have to go on dialysis. Yikes!
They gave me the, 'you are now living with kidney disease' speech and gave me a bunch of pamphlets. I have an appointment to see a special kidney dietician on the 31st of March. Apparently, you can't eat so many things when your kidneys are compromised..crap. Even stuff that's good for tomatoes and beans of any kind. Kind of wierd.
So, I did something today that no non-medical person should ever do. I did some research at the Kidney Assoc. of Canada website. I wish I hadn't now...this is going to really suck, I think. Sigh....
Ah, well, life goes on...
So, I don't need a chrystal ball to know what's ahead for me in the next while...Drs., Drs, and more Drs. Sorry people, my dance card is
Anyhoo, aside from that, life is really is. I'm enjoying my life as it stands and will continue to do so no matter what's going on. This crap never really stops me from enjoying stuff, and I have a pretty good attitude about these things. Possibly I'm just too dense to comprehend it all, but whatever.
Take care,

Monday, March 21, 2011

Make No Mistake.....

Well, one could certainly become discouraged by watching the news these days. So much terrible news from every corner of the globe.
I am constantly finding myself praying for the people of Japan. They are saying that there are like 9,000 people dead and 12,000 people still missing. They seem like biblical numbers to me. We have donated to the Red Cross and I would encourage everyone to give, but if you can't give, think of and pray for them. It's not going to be o.k. there for a very long time. Make no mistake, anything we can do is a help and we must not forget about them in a month or two when it's not a top news story anymore.
Then there is the mess going on in the Middle East. Those poor people in Libya are going through hell. Their lives will never be the same again either, I'm sure.
France, Spain, U.S., the Emirates, Britain etc..are sending all their best weapons and aircraft to overthrow this brutal regime. I am sort of wondering what Canada is sending over??
Above is a picture of our Navy, at the ready to assist the allies...sigh....
The media has gone to great pains to avoid using the word 'war' in connection to this campaign against Libya, but make no mistake, this indeed is a war. There, I said it. It may even turn into a world war when all is said and done.
Keep praying....
Take care

Friday, March 18, 2011

I'm O.K....

So, I'm O.K. for now. My creatnine levels are pretty high and getting higher by the minute. I have an early appointment to see a Nepherologist (or something like that) who is a kidney Dr. and with and endocrinologist which is a diabetic Dr. They let me go from emerg so I thought my Dr. over-reacted, but as he told me, it fast-tracked me to see these specialists. Otherwise, I would have had a very long wait and by then I could be in serious trouble.
I'm a mess, but I'm not dying this week...good thing cause I have laundry. Besides, my house is really messy right now and there's just no room to die!!
One time I had a Dr. ask me, after looking at my blood sugar levels, if I was trying to kill myself...and without missing a beat I replied, "Yes, but I'm not very pro-active...a bit lazy, maybe.." He thought that was the funniest thing he'd ever heard...I was pretty serious though. Good news is, I don't feel that way anymore, and I am striving everyday to try and take control of my health for my family's sake and my own. I'm too happy to die right now.
Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers. It worked!!
Take care,

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

News and Views...

Well, I know it's been awhile again..
I have been so busy lately. I am happily doing the 'grandma thing' and am crocheting hexagon blankets for my precious little people. They are a lot of work, I must say, but worth the effort. They are looking good.
Also, for Christmas I received a Kindle. OMG...I'm in love. I have not been able to read a book for about 2 years because of my eyesight and now I can read again. Believe it or not, I'm reading War and Peace. Boy, what a good book. I love my Kindle.
Have not been feeling very energetic lately and just feel blah in general. I was not able to get a family doctor in this area until last month finally. So on Monday I went for my blood test as I have a full physical scheduled for next Monday. However, my Dr. phoned me tonight with the results of my blood and urine tests and he wasn't a happy camper. Apparently, my kidneys are failing. He wanted me to go right to the hospital and get admitted but I talked him out of it. But NIA hubby is insisting I go in tomorrow. Old poop! But I don't wanna.....sigh.
Apparently I'm in pretty bad shape...snort....who knew?? Actually, I really suspected something was wrong with my kidney functions but I figured as long as I was peeing, what could be wrong? I thought if my kidneys failed, I would stop peeing and then I'd go into the hospital. But the Dr. says I'm not peeing the right stuff and I am full of toxins. I wonder what would happen if I spit on someone??? Kidney cooties I suppose....
Guess who's taking their Kindle to the hospital??
So, I'll keep you posted as soon as I get back. Please send prayers and kind thoughts my way...I may need them.
I will put up some pics of the new animals we have now.
Take care,

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy New Year All!!

Well, it's been fun around here lately. We have all had the flu since basically Christmas Eve. I was really looking forward to this Christmas as it was the first one here with my grandbabies. Then the challenge just became to survive making all the food. Ugh!! However, even with the challenges, we had a great time together, as a whole family. Even on Christmas night, poor Rob had to leave right after dinner as he was feeling terrible. However, in spite of it all, it was still a great Christmas altogether.
Holly, Ashley, Rob and I all chipped in together and bought NIA Hubby a beautiful fish aquarium, including all the trimmings. We got a great deal on it from the classified ads and it even came with a beautiful hand-made cabinet and a lot of fish accessories such as bridges, plants, castles etc... Don't tell him I told you this, but he actually cried when he saw what it was. He loved it and had always wanted one. It was so nice to see him so happy. God bless his heart, he will kill me for writing this, but it was a beautiful sight to me. I just love that man so much!! I honestly don't know how long we've been married, but we've been together for 10 years and I still feel so in love with him. I don't think I'll ever tire of loving this man. And he spoiled me this Christmas with the most beautiful camera ever. It's one of those new ones....the Canon Rebel. I really wanted it, but in a million years, I never thought I'd own one. And Holly bought me the greatest thing. It is a picture frame do I explain shows a slide show of pictures. You actually have to plug it in! I have no idea of how to use it, but it's going to be great when I take some great pics with my camera and then put them in the frame. What will they think of next?? I asked Holly how we would push the pictures into the frame and she said you have to push them in manually. I believed her until NAI Hubby said she was making fun of me and it wasn't true. Whatever...brat!
We only had one sad spot over Christmas, and that was the death of Poppy. I miss her and all her badness. Poor Bailey. But he's doing fine.
I have been wanting to go to the bird sanctuary ever since getting my camera, but as I've said, been sick on an unbelievably consistent basis. I hope I get there soon, and will post some pics on my photo blog a.s.a.p.
Now for some 'things you hardly ever get to say'....
1) I discovered that I love the smell of Ozenol. I cut my arm and when NIA Hubby put some on my cut, I noticed how clean it smelled. So, every once in awhile, Hubby would catch me sniffing my arm. Somewhere in between all this, Hubby said he was going to make me some coffee and I asked him if I could have a glass of water too. Without batting an eye, he had the nerve to call me an..'arm sniffing, double drinker'! Well, I never....At first I thought..'sticks and stones..etc' but then I thought...'Cool, how often do you get to say that?'
2) Me, talking earnestly to Holly...'Do you realize that we don't have a long distance plan on our phone?? What if I wanted to call Peru or even Romania. Well, I just couldn't could I??' I really hate it when she gives me one of her blank stares.
3) 'The sharks have been hiding in the trees for 2 days now.' (Me noticing the aquarium.)
4) 'I think I am actually Eastern European because all I ever feel like eating these days are black bread and liverwurst.'
5) 'I think the dog peed in my shoe....again!'
6) 'Look, even the animals are in the Christmas spirit...the cat has tinsel sticking out of her butt!'
Anyhoo, I'd like to wish you all a very good 2011. May God bless you all and make this the best year ever!