Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Family visit

My mom and my daughter and her hubby (my sweet boy!) came to visit for a few days last week.  It was soooo good to see them.  Who would think that California and Arizona were so far apart!

We spent most of the time eating and sleeping.  And watching corny sci fi movies.  I have quite a collection!

The kids slept here, and my mom slept at my sister's house.  It was good for her to have some alone time with Mama, and I needed alone time with my kids.

Mama always looks for quilty things to take home with her.  I didn't have any that were not already slated for someone else.  Then, surprise!! I remembered that I had a bin of potholders and a bin of dishcloths.  She took about a dozen of each, and shared some with my sister and sister-in-law that live in California.  Yay!!  She just loves the dishcloths.  I kept forgetting to send her more.  She also made new kitchen curtains out of fabric from my sister's stash (the sis that lives in Arizona).  They go really well with the potholders she claimed.

I am hoping we get to visit them in October.  Will see.  It works out well because hubby's mom lives 15 minutes from my parents.  Wish my son could have come out, but we will see him in October.

Family is wonderful.

Cathy B

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

You know how life gets to be a bit much?

As I've talked about before, I am my sister's primary caregiver (she has ms).  It has been much more time intensive since February, when she lost her sight and the use of her legs (her sight is about 50% back.)  I really don't need a whole lot more stress.

Well, Friday we took my hubby in to the emergency room with chest pains.  He has had 3 stent procedures in the last 7 years, and we knew he needed another.  His tests always come back fine, and they want to send him home.  When we finally convince them to let him stay and have the procedure, they schedule him for a nuclear stress test.  Nooooo!!! His cardiologists have all said that it would kill him.  I sit myself down and stand guard over him until the cardiologist comes in in the morning.  Soooo tiring.

His regular cardiologist is on vacation for 3 weeks, so I got to explain the whole thing to the doctor filling in for him.  It was a new hospital, new doctor, and we were both exhausted.

Thankfully, the new doctor was wonderful.  He actually listened to us, cancelled the stress test, and did the procedure (reaming out three of the existing stents.  No new stents this time!).  It is amazing what they can do with medicine these days.  Hubby is feeling much better.  It is hard to keep him resting for 3 days!  Hopefully he will be back to work tomorrow, on a light scale.  Self-employment and no insurance is hard!

I am so grateful that he got this taken care of.  I love that old poop!

Take care!

Cathy B
(was up until 3 AM working on crumb blocks.  Fibro hurt too much to sleep.)