Monday, December 8, 2008

23 Days and 2008 is Over

No, I didn't disappear - I'm not ill - I'm not in a bad humor - It's just been a rough end to 2008 for me. I do hope everything is smooth from here on out. I'm so glad that the kids and Ricky were all here for Thanksgiving. It gives me a happy memory to re-live when I begin to feel "down"

This breathing problem is doing well. I called my doctor today to ask how long I should stay on the meds since I am feeling OK. He advised me to keep taking it for a total of two months to let the damage the "whatever was wrong" have time to heal and my body "right itself" Smart old me decided to not listen and skip the breathing med which I should take two times per day. Guess what - well, let's just say that I've decided to listen to someone who knows more about medicine than me.

The sleep over was fun until Jesse got really sick in the late evening hours but he did go to sleep. He woke up again in the early morning hours really crying (not at all like him) and wanting Daddy to come get him. I called Keith and he came. Jesse was really sick for a while but finally went to sleep. Like most young children he woke up feeling fine. I can't tell you how relieved I was to hear that. I should have know something was wrong when he wasn't interested in the treat cabinet. It's usually the hit of the show at Nana's house.

Tomorrow is my last sibling's memorial service. She was 92, had a long productive life, and died peacefully in her sleep. I believe I posted pictures of her several months back. She was living in Palm Springs when she passed. It's strange and sad to be the only one left.

Now you know the story of what's happening in my life. I have so very, very much to be thankful for. It just seems that sometimes the path of life gets a little rugged but I try to not show wear and tears.

Sorry this post is a bit of a downer - I promise to do better next time.


Robbin said...

So sorry about your loss Mary and I am thinking of you. Funny sometimes how we do think we know better than the Doctors. And sometimes maybe we do! Hope your spirits rise soon.

happyone said...

Oh, I am sorry to hear about your sister. I remember the photos you posted of her.
Take care - I'm sending you some happy thoughts!!

jAMiE said...

I too am sorry about your loss...take care of yourself Mary.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. My Mom is the last living sibling in her family--she'll be 91 in February.

Some times we just have to rest and let our bodies heal. So glad every one is better. Kids have a way of just bouncing back.

Cheryl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your sister. I can't imagine being alone. Of course, you're not. You still have all your offspring, and their children, and your wonderful husband. You have the memories of the family you grew up with. They'll be in your heart, always.