Saturday, March 31, 2012

New Furniture

On Wednesday our new living room furniture arrived.

We only ordered it a few weeks ago. Kind of tells you what the furniture industry is going through.

On Tuesday I made arrangements to have our old furniture picked up by Salvation Army.
The couches were 7 ft long and had recliners at both ends. They were so heavy and never really fit in the room.

They were purchased years ago for a different home and a much larger room.
Anyway I'm glad we could donate them and let somebody get new furniture.

The new couches fit the room better and look great. We were a little concerned
about the color but they really look great.

Have a great day everybody !


update on my hip

Every day my hip is getting stronger.

I had to cancel a few events this week but my hip is getting stronger
and I'm hoping to leave the house soon.
I havent left since my trip to the ER mostly because going from standing to sitting and vice versa is really difficult.
I have been really afraid if I had to use the bathroom. Been a little difficult
to get up..

So I've been able to do a few squats, my favorite exercise, and I'm feeling hopeful.

Have a bunch of MS Walks to do with the business so gotta be feeling top notch
for these events

Have a great day everybody


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

a trip to the ER

Yesterday I spent the day in the ER..

I fell the day before and landed hard on my hip then I fell down the stairs yesterday

I sat at the bottom of the stairs at 5 am with the dogs who really needed to go outside.
But I sat there unable to get up.

Not sure what to do I called my husband, who is in Europe. I asked him to call our neighbor, who has a key and would recognize Marks number vs my cell.

So he called and no answer. Great now what. Someohow I managed to get up and take the dogs, My body hurt so bad

My neighbor called about 9am. He was at work and asked if I thought I should have my hip looked at. No hesitation. YES YES YES

He said he said he'd pick me up at noon.

Anyway, the hip is not broken. Thank god. It is a very bad bruise. A sprain.

Thank god Mark was out of town I can only imagine what they were thinking when my male neighbor brought me to the ER covered in bruises, including one on my face.

I was suprised by why people came to the ER and the way they behaved. I guess if you act like an ass you get helped first and not in the order you arrived.
I sat there in pain minding my business while everybody else got helped first.
Oh well, I did the right thing. I wont behave like that.

No stairs so we (the dogs and I) spent the night last night on the couch. They were
confused but let me get some sleep. I'm glad I have a laptop to keep the business running.

Have a great day everybody. Mark is on his way home.


Sunday, March 18, 2012

making jewelry

Okay so its a beautiful day outside and I'm holed up in the office making jewelry.

It is relaxing for me to do it so I wanted to do it.

Bought alot of new beads to mix and match in various shades  of orange.. Ad a new charm.. I love it and cant wait to show it off.

I also some beautiful pink beads. They were on sale and I couldnt resist. They were pink LOL

Have a great  day everybody


Saturday, March 17, 2012

Recovery Soon?

I realized yesterday I have been sick for over 2 months.

Mid January I got a cold, then a bladder infection which caused my kidneys to act up.

Then a major relapse, 15 days of steroids and now another cold. Yikes ! I am falling apart.

I was so weak after steroids this cold has really knocked me off my feet.

This is going to be a relxing weekend for me, at least I'm going try.

I have a new movie from Netflix and I gonna park my rear end on the couch and enjoy.

I figure this was my last chance to do this before my NEW living furniture arrives..Yippee !

I'll let you know what I think of the movie. BTW I watched bridesmaids last weekend. Kinda dumb !
I think the demographicfor that film was a 13 yr old girl. LOL !

Meliisa McCarthy was hilarious and I'm glad she won those awards.

Have a great day everybody !


MS Awareness items, Orange Ribbon items

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A Catch Up Day

Today is my catch up day...I am cranking thru soooo much stuff I cant believe it. Finally the steroids
are a positive because I am so full of energy and my " to do" list is shrinking

Dont get me wrong my "to do" list is incredibly long but I am making a huge dent in it.
Plus all the housework I'm getting done. Yippee ! I love housework.

Tomorrow is my last steroid day and I am so ready for it to be over. I am not happy with the
results though because I still cant walk well.

Trying to be patient before I call my doctor because I know it takes some time to feel better
after steroids. So I'll wait. I have a movie from netflix and a ton of magazines so I'm going to wait
it out parked on the couch. haha !

Business is so crazy busy but I think that is actually keeping my mind off the steroids.

So tootles for now.

Have a great day everybody ! Maybe I'll review the movie I'm about to watch


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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Another fall?

OMG so I just had another bad fall. I guess when it rains it pours.

2 am and bam down I went.

My foot ended up in the corner of the wall. Yeah that felt good.

And the arm hit the wall. In the morning there was a tiny blood stain on the wall. Evidence
that Cathy the klutz had been there. Splat !

Anyway, other than a ton of bruises on my arm, yes, my left arm of course, I am really okay.

A Bruised ego and a couple of sore spots and I'm up and ready for the next day.

Cant keep my downfor long. My "to do" list  is too long..

Have a  great day everybody !


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Another relapse

You might have noticed I have been gone a while.

Yes, I'm having a major relapse..The first one in almost 2 years.

I woke up at 3 am to go to the bathroom and couldnt stand up or take a step.
In my attempt to quickly empty my MS bladder I fell and that created all kinds of
For those of you who dont know, when you fall and have MS you become a 300 lb dead weight.
It's like picking up jello that is made of concrete.

Anyway, Mark got my walker, plopped me on it and pushed me down the hall to the bathroom.

I started massive doses of steroids Sunday Morning for a 15 day regime.

I have thrown up almost everyday but yet I'm still hungry and naucous at the same time.

I am currently on the downward end of things. Weaning yourself off steroids to me is worse than being on them.

My family ran for their lives the last relapse so their not around. Some assorted friends have been really encouraging and of  course my facebook MS homies. LOL

Thank you all for doing what my family should be doing, being there.

What doesnt kill you makes you stronger. I am so strong today, despite my fall last night and all the bruises that go with it.

Have a great day everybody !


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