Friday, February 24, 2017

Photo of the Day

my 16 yr
old grandson
just reaches up and touches
the ceiling.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Surgery Went Well

Usually I can't sleep before
But for some reason
I was able to do that
Monday night.
Even set the alarm on
good thing I stayed at moms
cause she work me up.
Yep, kind of hard to
get up and moving when you
set the alarm
for  4:45 PM and
not AM!

Surgery went well.
Two nights in
the hospital.
And home today...
oops...I mean
home to mom's.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Health in a Nutshell Part 2 - The EYE

Well tomorrow is the day.
Gastric By Pass.
I have had nothing but clear
liquids for two days.

I thought clear liquids were
well, clear! But
apparently that means
liquids that light shows
through. So I have
been able to have my unsweet,
decaf tea, beef broth and
even Jello.
The list of things I can
have goes on and on...but
I am limiting those items
because of the artificial
sweetener in them.
Fibromyalgia is affect
by those things.
The Jello I am using has
Aspartame in it but
it is less then 2% so I
am trying that.

Anyway....I will be at the
hospital at 6am in the morning.
And with that my new life
will be here!

I was afraid that I might have
to cancel the surgery.


Because Friday evening I
noticed that my left eye
was really red. Thinking that it
was maybe allergies from
all in bloom. But come
Saturday when I went to the kitchen
sink with the beautiful sun
shining in, and had a terrible
pain shoot through my eye
to the back of my head....I
thought maybe I needed to
treat it.
I went and got some Opcon A.
(not my eye but this is what it looked like)

Well, Sunday morning was terrible.
Pain shooting through my eye
went light hits it. I walked around
the house keeping it closed and
trying to stay away from bright light.
Then it got to the point that light
going in the good eye made the
bad eye hurt.

Mom picked me up and we
headed to Walgreen Walk In,
or what we called a DOC in the BOX
when I worked for the TBI.
They were not seeing anymore patients.
Riding in the car with my mom
I had a wash cloth
folded up and placed on the eye,
held in place by my sunglasses.

The sun was so bright and it was
making for some bad pain.
But I had to have relief so
I decided I had to go to the ER...
after all it was Sunday where
else was I to go?

They were amazing in the ER.
Had the best young pregnant doc
looking after me and she seemed
to have a great knowledge of the eye.
She said that it appeared I had


Yep, leave it to me to have something I
never heard of.
So what is it?
It is an inflammation of
the iris.
What causes it?
Being sleep deprived

Well, with that said, I usually have
at least one night every other
week or so where I can't sleep.
Last week I was up for 36
Oh lets see, my grandson has been
living with me since Aug.
My daughter moved in
in Dec.
I found out in July that I had
the liver issues.
I have jumped through hoops
to get to the point of
surgery and lets not
forget the

And people wonder why I laugh
through this sort of stuff.
But apparently my body processes
the stress when I act like there
is none, or shall I say this time
my eye did this time.

Surgery is still on.
Had this been an infection I
would have had to cancel.

Now to the really funny part of all
Sitting in the ER I get a text from
my niece who is 4  hours away.
This pic was attached.

and the text said,
"is that your sweater on your head"?

So I felt the total confusion
that I am sure was all over my
face. How did Holly get a pic
of me in granny's car with
my head covered up?

I had to ask....and I found out
that Holly's friend that she
went to school with and who
knows my mom and her car pulled
up next to us and took this pic!
Being confused about why someone
was sitting with a sweater on their
head, she sent the text to Holly...

Never know who is watching!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

The Free Art Movement Find

Totally forgot to do this update.
A couple weeks ago I did
a post about
Free Art Movement in Nashville.

Here is a pic that was posted
on the Free Art Movement page
in Facebook.

They found it as they
were going into CICI
pizza for dinner.


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Yesterday Dakota went
to mom's
for a couple of hours
I ran some errands.
It was such a pretty
day that
he was able to hang
out in the
back yard with the girls
(mom's dogs).

My daughter was headed
to the house
so I asked if her
to run to
mom's and pick up
Dakota up.

I get a text along
with this
pic that says, "I have
son, for a $1000 ransom,
you can
have him back"!

I went back with, "you
keep him
long enough and I
bet you
will pay me $1000
to take him back"!

I got him back and NO
cash past hands!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Silly Phil - Spring is Here

Well it appears that Silly
Phil was wrong when I comes
to Nashville TN weather.

Six more weeks of winter.
We have not even had a
winter so far.

And it don't look like
we are having six more
weeks with 70 degree
temps today and
this in bloom.

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Photo of the Day - Caleb

My handsome
 16 yr old grandson.

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