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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Well, I haven't written anything in awhile. I have been a little MIA on here in comparison to how I used to be on here. This is what is going on, the good and the complicated.

I have been under a doctor's care since last September for a back injury that was taking its sweet ol time to heal. I just got released from that doctor on Valentine's day. So YEAH ME! I am for the most part moving around and getting back to normal but being careful still so I don't have yet another set back. I do still have pain and discomfort in my back and hips that I am keeping an eye on and really being careful about the exercises I am doing. Lifting is still scary for me. I did a ton of walking this weekend. I tweaked my back doing that with just the wrong move of one of my legs. That set a whole slew of things that just chain reacted to that. By that evening I was hurting, feeling sick from the pain and really worn out. I have to remember to work my way back up on my stamina. But it was nice to try to be a full "me" again. I will keep at it. I am making sure we are all getting out and doing things more. Not just to keep us moving but to keep some normalcy to our lives as many other things are going on that heavy our heart.
The biggest thing: hubby's father is about to undergo a stem cell transplant. He has been going through Chemo and other treatments. We have taken a lot of time off and have done a lot of running around for this. He also had pneumonia and flu and was hospitalized during all of this. He is finally regaining strength and we are all supporting him as he sets out to get this transplant. Praying for remission for a very long time. We pray he makes it through this.
Hubby's siblings aren't really helping things adding complications to the matter making everything fall on our shoulders. Doesn't matter, we will do whatever we have to do to help his dad through this.
My family. My mom went into the ER last night for dizziness and is back home feeling better from what I am told. She has been hiding more and more of what is going on with her. I do not live there but my brother lives 3 houses down from them and has been keeping me up to date with what is going on.
My father had a stroke. HE says he is fine but he is in the process of going through all the testing and such to find out what he needs to know. He is angry and wants to be left alone, which my mom and brother are badgering him. I tell them to just let him be to take all this in. It will be ok, he is getting help.
Some good things: Hubby and son both got promotions and raises. That is great! They have been working so hard to earn them. My oldest son has lost 50+ lbs!!! I am so excited for him and we talked about him not giving up. Making it a way of life, not a diet. My middle son is working hard as a tutor for special needs kids. He is looking to secure a spot next fall as a dorm resident advisory and for the summer an on campus teacher. My youngest ... I have to keep on top of him. He is in 7th grade and "forgets" much of his assignments. He has learning issues in the first place so keeping up with him is a full time job. My boys birthday's are all coming up soon! 24, 21 and 13. Ah my boys are getting so old. Love them with such a passion.
My blood sugar has been doing alright. I have had many issues with insurance this year and getting enough insulin. I THINK it is worked out now so I wont be short on it this month. I hope. I pray. I have a med check coming up in a couple weeks to see if my A1c changed for the worse or not. Last time it was 6.6! The lowest in YEARS. I am really striving to keep it at 7 or below. I am nervous with the back issues, being really sick a couple times and shortages of insulin. Wait and see I guess. I also have another mammogram to check the mass in my right breast that is on a lymph node. That always has me nervous. But I am told it is something that wont develop quickly.
Well, I am making bunless fajita burgers tonight. Folding laundry and getting my youngest ready for school tomorrow. Halo my pup had his annual and is almost 9 yrs old and still 12 lbs. Vet is always shocked how healthy he is and strong. Got him a personalized dog tag.
This week holds: The last visits with my husband's father before being quarantined for the stem cell transplant. Husband's mother's birthday. Consecutive trips taking his father for the shots and ports and extractions that are before the transplant.
Next week I booked a hotel, hockey game and who knows what other trouble we can get into to blow off some stress. We need a small get away.
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