Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
I am back at work for partial days probably until the holidays are done. the cellulitus is still not resolved fully and according to doctors may take months before I am well Enough!!
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
The good- The PICC line comes out tomorrow morning after a 10 day run on the Vancomycyn yes I am very happy about that this leads to the ugly truth but hang on a moment for that I will get there too. So that is a good thing in my book.
The bad- More antibiotics - What you say? yes I need to continue treatment another mixed bag of drugs for another 10 days this time a combination of two good antibiotics - but I can take them orally. but I need to remain off the leg still so feet elevated as much as I can and try to fight this off and get well. So I am going to try visualizing fighting white knight in my leg ( white good cells) and they will win and next week I hope to be fit for work !! it still a wait and see as of yesterday.
The ugly- the truth is I can't wait for the PICC line to come out so I can shower on a daily basis LOL with the way it is stuck in my arm a shower was less than desirable or manageable more than a couple of times. my routine was highly disturbed. Yes I will be resuming my daily ( or most daily) habit commencing tomorrow afternoon.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I arrived home in the afternoon yesterday and then I received supplies and a visit from a home health care agency. I will be giving myself Iv anti biotics until I am released to return to duty ( that could be 7-10 days) . I have a "power PICC " and it has seals that have vacuum to them. So I had to learn how to administer my drug and clean up and flush my own lines. All good I am a quick learner and fast study though there were a few moments when I had a pain pill an was not 100% certain I was following the procedure.
We ended up going to purchase a recliner - we bought a Lane, and moved our love seat in the downstairs office to the bedroom. so the recliner is there near the TV. it is awesome and allows me to rest with my feet up. S hooked me up to the 52 inch screen with my computer !! so I can read e-mail surf the net and generally have a great time home alone.
I will see an infectious disease person tomorrow afternoon., and a home health nurse will be here tomorrow for the Blood draw to measure the amount of my antibiotic call a trough? she changed my dressing too.
I didn't post this on tueday when I wrote it - posting today
Saturday, November 27, 2010
so still kicking- and trying to get this cellulitis under control.... after much agonizing about this the doc installed a PICC line see above. it is in my upper arm and it goes to the breast bone. and i will be getting vencomyicin iv for at least another 10 days. one more night in hospital and hopefully home tomorrow with drugs.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Thursday, November 25, 2010
What you say?- well this is what at the moment a cell infection called cellulitis- this is what web md says about it. It can be very serious and cause complications so the best thing is what is being done for me now anyway!! Iv antiboitics and off my feet rest for a few days while my body tries to heal and get well.
And to think all this from falling down on a rug!
Well I was so looking forward to thanksgiving - I have lots of food and we invited our friends K and A and their family to join us for a meal and fun- so now i am stuck in a hospital bed I know i will at least be here one more night - life gives you things you make the best with them.
I am super thankful this year for a wonderful Husband in S. I love my children Hh and J so much... finnally settling with J into a more adult conversation. thankful for the fun we have as a family. my Setep sons D1 and D2.I am thankful for my in laws,outlaws and exteneded family it has been a wonderful year with visits with our family. I am thankful for my friends,K8 , her mom and daughter..My friend Karen ( who is making dinner at my house) her famliy, grateful they were able to oull through a major crisiswith health and life work. My newest friend Jean wonderful sence of humor and likes me for me. I am happy to say I love my job at the university and thankful to still have it and benefits.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
In that process I found this little wordpress blog - http://averagefantastic.wordpress.com/
Average Fantastic to young women who are getting it right, learning what make them indvidual and special and fantastic.
I took me a long time to get there ... but I am getting happy where I am. Thank you ladies for reminding me of the joy and youth and inspiring me with your photos and words.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
So our house for thanksgiving? - yes we will be at home this year to celebrate with family and friends. we will be deep frying turkeys and we will have stuffing and sides and desserts it will be a feast for the season. A thanksgiving for having all that we need. Joy in our life and Friends and family.
we had a pre-cursor to our meal on saturday night with J and Hh, SSD2 and S and I his mama and her partner PJ all for Dinner and fun around my table making memories. We had large rib eye steaks and potatos and asperagus yumo all finished with a red velvet cake for S's birthday Celebration. Happy birthday Babe I hope we spend many more to come.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
over the past weekend we did a load of apples - from our tree in the front yard this was the best crop ever- all the neighbors wanted some all got some, we made apple sauce and it is quite yummy
we spent sunday on a project that needed to be finished, we too paneling off the dining room wall- if anyone has been at our house they know that has been there forever. we we finally finish - painted and adorned the wall with words.
we had 70 degrees plus until tuesday night- now we have very chilly weather. waiting for a predicted 3-4 inches overnight.
Friday, November 05, 2010
well here she posted to her blog " let kate drive" a post about us from 10 years ago-
Kathryn- it does not ever get old. I was blessed to get to know you and your lovely family. I have been blessesd to recieve the wonderful notes and handwritten and made cards for 10 years. You my friend are so dear to me. !! I haven't been staying up with your blog, cause you had been a busy chick ( my bad) ;-)
Love you girlfiend
Spirit of PBS – a.k.a. “The JOLLY” (Not a cash award)
An enjoyable work environment helps to lift the spirits of the PBS staff. This award is intended to recognize the “little things” that people do that make PBS unique and a better place to work. Candidates for this award help to make the challenges of each day easier by demonstrating:
Appropriate use of humor to lighten difficult situations;
Positive outlook regardless of the challenge;
Cheerful disposition with an infectious smile or laugh;
Other unique examples experienced at PBS that helps lift the spirits of PBS staff.
JOLLY = Jovial Outlook, Loves Laughter, & Yummies!
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can detirmine how it will be spent. ~~ carl sandburg
so over sunday I spent time at my parents home. spending my coins was a topic that came up. I have done alot of soul searching and learning about myself with thearpy over the years ( my friends know to be true) suffice it to say I don't see eye to eye with my mom- what's new there? She sees my life and spending one way ,I see it another. I am more selfish with my time these days - but importntly that makes me a harder person. It has been harder to choose to not communicate the negative.... I still find myself there sometimes. It has been harder to be colder to those around me... for so many years my kindness is taken for granted. It is harder to be less free with my time ... my volunteer spirit has dampened a bit. This was a telling quote for me to consider.
Monday, November 01, 2010
friday night we hung out and ate pizza
Saturday was jam packed, we did nailes ( hers blue) mine (red) we went and did hair, we re-pierced ear-holes that had closed off, we came home got her dressed taken for pictures and even to the resaurant on time. we had to take her to the dance and I went to deliver softball photo to the coach- yikes that was on the pre-dance, then we came home wanting icecream, there was none to be found and vanilla
I will get some photos up in the next few days stay -tuned
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Monday, October 04, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Thursday, September 09, 2010
Wednesday, September 08, 2010
The north faces still have a few visible snow spots- and we saw lots of preparation for the snow season, road markers were up everywhere and all the paving on the park roads was just about done, the last little bit was on the summit at trail ridge road. It was quite chilly at the summit about 55 degrees and windy but the sun was shining. It was a grand day for an adventure in the park with great company.
- it was strange and looked like fog, a stranger stopped with us on the pull out and asked if it was fog or mist and we told them about the fire burning below.
There is so much damage everywhere from the pine beetle that the forests are like tinder boxes ready to go in a moment. The fire has not caused us to shut down at work but there is so much haze everywhere.
Thursday, September 02, 2010
Practice last saturday morning. we love this time to practice, but the sprinklers prevent us from much fielding