Thursday, July 31, 2008
Okay, a few clarifications...just for you NIN! The water was quite blue becasue we were so far out. I even jumped in (aka fell in) then got a little panicky about sharks so I pee'd in the water and got out. LMAO!!!
AND....I am SO sad that I will not get to spend the weekend with my favorite sister in law and the boy bun in the oven, but I will be camera happy and take lots of pics for your viewing pleasure. Luv u nin! :-)
So I’ve been watching this show on TLC called “Must Love Kids”. It is about three women, all divorced, with children, who are ready to find love. Quite enlightening, considering my current situation… So last night I watch as we go on individual dates. See—reality TV does that. I say ‘we’ as if I’m on the date too. LOL! Kristin was on a date with David, the landscape contractor and over dinner he asks…what makes you happy? That got me thinking. I’m on a path of self discovery. So what makes ME happy….give me the weekend to ponder and I’ll have my happy list by next week.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
As most of you are aware, my mom has been in and out of the hospital since April due to complications from polycystic liver disease. Polycystic disease is a genetic disease characterized by the growth of numerous cysts on the liver. While she was diagnosed with this disease over twenty-five (25) year ago, this is the first instance of the disease rearing its ugly head.
We have spent countless hours at various medical facilities for consultations, surgery, catheter placement and replacement, as well as emergency room visits and extensive tests to add her to the liver transplant list.
Ultimately, it was determined that the best course of action is a liver re-section. This procedure entails removing half of the liver and re-routing the bile ducts and reconnecting to the intestines. The surgery is scheduled for August 5th at 7:00 AM and will last approximately 4-5 hours. She will be in the hospital at Methodist Central in Dallas for 5-7 days. The doctors have advised us that the first 24 hours are the most critical as her body will either accept or reject the changes to her liver.
For the most part, she has been in high spirits but as the surgery date gets near, she is beginning to worry, as we all are – but we remain optimistic.
Please keep family in your thoughts and prayers.
Monday, July 28, 2008
The journey has not been simple, but I am finding a new me.
I am regaining a sense of power and control of my life. I am finding lost pieces of myself that lie buried in happier times, many years ago. I laugh. I smile. I am focused on the positive things that I have to offer the world.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
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