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Monday, August 2, 2010

Hospitals, Doctors, Hospitals - We're Not Done Yet - UUUUGGGHHHH!

Hello Dear Friends who keep me sane.

Is anyone up for a little Whine today?  Last night we were back at the hospital.  Not for me this time but for my MIL.  The past week and a half she has been having more and more rib pain.  Getting in the car and waiting 2 hours for the hospital to decide to keep me did not help her at all.  The last 2 days we haven't been having any luck getting her up or even eating in bed.  Last night we finally called the rescue and went to the hospital.  It looks like she has several newly fractured ribs and they got her on fluids for dehydration.  So for the short story she and Neil spent the night at the hospital and I came home about 3 AM.

I'm still trying to get back to normal.  Last Friday I went back to the Dr. and got new meds because I couldn't keep the antibiotics down.  It was horrible.  But now I'm on something that doesn't bother me at all, thank goodness.  But the Dr. decided I needed a tetanus shot.  I asked if there would be any after affects, fever, etc to deal with and they said no.  THEY LIED!!!  OMG, where they gave me the shot it got the size of a baseball and fevered like crazy.  My whole arm has ached for days.  I really don't like taking pain meds but had to a couple of times.  Today the redness is finally receding.  Did I tell you I stepped on an old rusty piece of farm equipment after I came home from the hospital.  Like an old tiller and got a good gash between two  toes.  Believe me when I say July couldn't end fast enough.  I was destined for the hospital.  Later I'll tell you how I almost broke my arm in the kitchen a mixer a few days before the cat bite.  Who knew a kitty could be so dangerous.  And why am I being so klutzy all of a sudden? 

 No, this is not the kitty that bit me.  Thank Goodness!
Plus we're having a heat index of 105-110.  Oh Summer please end, and sweet fall last months instead of our usual month.

Sneak Peek

On to some brighter news.  I kept telling you last month that I had another giveaway planned for my anniversary and I do even if it is a month late.  I finished the apron that will be apart of the giveaway before going in the hospital but pics are horrible so I do need to retake them.  I'm going to give you just a small peek here.  I can't promise when I'll get the giveaway going.  Even before Nadine went to the hospital I was trying to care for her, Neil has had to go places several days and I'm really still tired and just starting to feel a little pain free.  Now with her in the hospital and I don't know if she is coming home tomorrow or not, and me visiting and Neil staying with her, it may take a little time before I can get to blog and get the giveaway listed.

PLEASE, PLEASE know Dear Sweet Friends just how much your comments me to me.  They are what keep me going.  Every single kind word is like the voice of an angel. Please keep my family in your prayers, we need them so much right now.  I know your tired of hearing this but it's hard to find the positives and you provide that right now.

May God bless each of you for the kindness you've shared with me.
Love and Sweet Hugs...Tracy :)


  1. Poor darlin *HUGS* you're just having a rough patch, hopefully it'll all get better soon...

    If it makes you feel any better your DR wayyyyyyy lied, a tetnus shot is one of the worst shots they give...well in my opnion anyways

    About 10 or 12 years ago I thought I'd play fly fishermen at a picnic party my family and I went to....didn't turn out so well...I caught my nose instead of a fish....I tried insisting to my mom I was just trying to start a fashion statment but she didn't have ay of it and took me to the ER to have it cut out and a nice big tetnus shot for me....

    Though the good news for you is I hear the life span of the tetnus shot is longer than it used to be....so longer between periods when you have to have it!

  2. Sometimes Tracy, that's just how it goes it seems. Just one thing after another. Hopefully things will calm down soon. Doctors don't really know much and for me I have come to expect that things will work differently for me than for almost anybody else. I am sorry to hear about your MIL too. It is difficult to think how much pain she must have been in for so long with those ribs. I hope she gets better soon as well.

  3. Tracy, honey, you've had one whopper of a month! I'm so sorry to hear about it all with you MIL. Please take care of yourself, and on an up beat that apron is just darling. I'm looking forward to your give away, Stay well, girlfriend,

  4. Thinking of you Tracy! This has really been a tough month, huh?

    Last week I had a minor medical procedure done and my doctor gave me this concoction of Oxycodone and something else. Well...I can't take Codeine EVER and for some reason I missed that on the Oxycodone label... I was SICK for two full days.


    Love the Apron!

    Stay well my friend.


  5. Dear Tracy,
    You have your background up !! Yayya !!
    So many negative happening to one person. We will pray the tide will turn for you and it will we just don't know what God's plans are. He keeps them secrets from us because knowing would be more of a burden. So just trust in him and go with it. We will all lift you up in prayer and I know this will make a difference to you and your family. Many big hugs Nan

  6. I think you need to Rest for about a Month~ Not always easy to do..... Sorry about Your MIL, but glad Your Home ~ You have to tell about this Kitten that had you in the Hospital ~ Rest Up, Get Well ~ xox Take Care, Please, Pretty Please!

  7. Tracy
    So much happening to you...hope your mil improves quickly! Everyone does react to meds and shots differently. I do not like pain meds at all either. Sending healing thoughts your way!

  8. So sorry everything is yucky for you right now.
    "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." Romans 8:18