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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Let it Snow

Because it is gonna snow and snow and snow and be cold, cold, cold. So Im glad I don't have to be out driving in this snow. Although I do miss my job. In the mean time, I am getting certified in Meditation. I will be able to get this cough and Fibro undercontrol. Actually I'm not coughing everyday now, I still have my bouts of coughing. I don't have any real triggers except for eating and being around cigarette smoke. This week was the 5th aniversary of my Mom's transition. I can't believe it... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rest, Rest, Rest I Am So Tired of Being Tired

Just when I was almost cough free and feeling a little more energetic, Rick got a virus and felt really bad with a sore throat and just worn out. Guess who got it next? Yep. Been sleeping for the last two days coughing and glued to the couch. It is snowing again so glad I'm not out in it. On the up side, Jax gained a pound in a week. He is now 7lbs and 5oz. Brooke held the phone to his ear while I talked to him and he just smiled she said. He is so cute and loves to cuddle. He gets cuddled alot.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Best Christmas Ever

Jaxon Neil Young born 12/25/2013 at 4;14 am 6lbs and 9oz Yvette called me at 2pm. shehad been having some pain and she thought she was having contractions every 15 to 20 minutes. She calledher DR. who told her to wait til they were 5 minuts apart. W arrived at Blake's and Yvettes for family christmas with the family at 6;30. I went to check on her and just as I was feeling a contraction, her water broke so off to the hospital we went. At 4;14AM out came Jaxon cone head. It's a good thing Yvette... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, December 23, 2013

A Night at the Opera or Rather a Night at the ER

I was the only one singing or coughing rather. I have never coughed so hard and for so long in all my life. I tried all my home remedies and breathing treatments and inhalers and CPAP but relief was not for long. Rick tried to get me to go earlier but I kept saying it would get better and that they couldn't do anymore than I was doing. Finally at 4am I relented and woke him up. I couldn't get my breath. More breathing treatments and cough medication and an x-ray to rule out pneumonia and an... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, December 20, 2013

The Christmas Party

We had the company Christmas party yesterday. I was invited even though I have retired. It was very nice. They named my replacement as area coordinator. They passed out tablets for charting on the road so one wouldn't have to spend their evening charting. Unfortunately in this area, there is no signal where we go so they have a nice new tablet to chart on at home. Anyway it was very nice to see everyone and find out the member's I gave up are still asking about me. I just found out one of my... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Officially Retired

As of today I am officially retired but was told if I ever wanted a job I could have mine back anytme. The coughing is getting better the more I stay in and I am quiet. Iwent to acupuncture today and had a detox reaction. So I came straight home and wrappd up in my electric blanket and went to sleep. Today was Snaz's birthday so he wanted Gregg's Pizza. I called and preordered for 3 and we met Rick at Mamaw's house and had a birthday party. All need to do now is get my house rented. I have 2... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Taking Matters into My Own Hands but First

Yvette and Jaxon Neil at the Covered Bridge in Elizabethton. Well, it was back to the dr. Tuesday. I've been spiking a temp 100-101 every day for over a week. The cough has been constant for 3days now. My lymph nodes are enlarged and I am so so so so tired. I don't have Mono but don't know what I do have. The FNP wanted to give me more steroids and when I refused because of he 20 pounds in 2 days I put on she got upset and told me I shouldn't be eatting so much. I told her I hadn't and she... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Winter is on the Way

We are to get 1-4 inches of snow tonight. Thanks goodness I can rearrange my schedule. Tomorrow I plan to stay in. It rained all day today. Cold, wet and chilling rain. I opted not to curl my hair which was a good choice since I got soaked putting groceries in the car. I had to go get ingredients for cornbread dressing for Rick's Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow at work. It turned out really good. I used a turkey thigh and chicken gizzards for giblets. I made gravy for us for supper. I didn't have... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Baby Shower photos

Blake and Yvette and their diaper cake that Brooke made. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Whooping Cough and Baby Shower

Only 50 more days of coughing to go. Or so I'm told. I am worn out. I has to go back to part time because I'm so tired. I am only working 3 days a week now. Sometimes four if I have to cut my 4 hour day short because of coughing so much. If it doesn't get under control soon, I'm going to be an alcoholic. I was told to use Rock and Rye Whiskey with 2 parts wbiskey and 2 parts honey and 1 part lemon juice. Well, that didn't do so well. I went to 2 parts whiskey and 1 part honey and 1 part lemon... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Still Coughing

I have been to the dr. for three days now. I think maybe I have the right antibiotic now along with all the inhalers and neulizers and steriods. I took he first dose this morning and was wiped out all day. So no more steriods. I have gone back to part time and working 3 days a week. I want to get rested for Jax and the holidays. I gained 15 pounds in 2 days so I was checked for congestivc heart failure. I doubled my diuretics and added potassium and lost 7 pounds over night. I was checked for... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Wonders of Rest and Whiskey

I have spent three days in bed sipping rye whiskey and hiney and lemon with the exception of the manipedi and massage yesterday afternoon. Today we went to the wedding and I hardly coughed at all. Of course the chocolate red wine helped trememdously. It was a beautiful ceremony with a blending of the sand. It was held at a historic home called the Ramsey Mansion just outside of Knoxville,. It was an outdoor wedding and reception. It was a lovely day with a cool breeze and blue skies. The guest... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The time has come to care for me

Actually Rick is caring for me. I have agreed tp stay home form work the rest of the week. I have had to go have an x-ray today. The diagnostic code was acute bronchitis. One of my members gave me a recipe for geting rid of the cough. It is 2 part rock rye whiskey and 2 parts honey and 1 part lemon juice. The first batch I heated on the stove with extra lemons for a toddy for the body. An hour later still coughing and used more whiskey and less honey. Three hours later the cough is still... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, October 4, 2013

A Doctor Day

I've had this cough now for a month. It had become decidedly worse the last 3nights. Up down and up and down and hack,hack, hack. So after my first visit today Iwas able to have an appointment with my Dr. which is a rarity for same day appointment. I had a suprisingly short wait and then the fun began. I got a nebulizer treatment to open my airways. I actually agreed to a steroid shot which I never do because of my reaction. I have to go and have chest xray. I have 2 inhalers and a new... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Baby Shower

It is all coming together. The date set, the invitations ordered and have been shipped, the right color of tiffany blue found for decorations and the serving dishes being readied. Brooke has made a diaper cake, and ten smaller ones for the centerpieces for the table. I bought the candle sticks and cystal looking plates at the Dollar Tree yesterday for the making of the Cake Stands. Brooke has made cup cake toppers and table scatter with hersey kisses that she glued blue circles on the bottom.... Sign in to see full entry.

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