Saturday, November 28, 2009


We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner this sweet hubby, awesome sister and two furry daughters...Jazzabelle and Emma Grace! It was a wonderful day. Kimberly brought the most amazing dessert that I am sure has just become a new Holiday tradition with us....Paula Deen's Chocolate Bread Pudding....OMG!!! You can really hurt yourself with this one! I have never tried one of Paula's recipes that I didn't fall in love with!

Sometimes it is hard to believe that Mom, Dad and Jennifer aren't here with us....Holidays can be so hard....I miss them each and everyday....but this time of year seems to magnify the feelings. I am just so thankful that we have so many wonderful memories to cherish of them! It is good to know that they are happy and healthy now and I will be united with them again!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and counted their blessings. I also hope that we can all slow down this Christmas Season and savor the true meaning of Christmas!

I am now four weeks out with my new hip....getting better everyday....looking forward to walking on my own...should graduate from the walker to the cane within a couple of weeks...looking forward to that.....especially back to driving. I am blessed....can now ride in the car to Little Rock without pain and having to stop half way there to walk around....the little things in life!

Merry Christmas to all!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Two weeks ago yesterday, I got my new hip! Got to come home from the hospital on Friday. The people at the hospital were concerned about me being able to get up the stairs at Kimberly's..but I did just fine. My recovery is going well....didn't have any bleeding or drainage at all from my incision until Saturday morning.....since then I have had some bleeding but they think it is from the increased dose of coumadin.

My sister, Kimberly, has been the best nurse, friend and caregiver I could ever dream of having. Like I have said before, a sister is the best gift your parents can give you.

I go to the doctor tomorrow for my first check up. If all goes well, I will then go home to Hot Springs....have really missed the country life with my sweet hubby and furry babies....hope they remember who I am!

I am still praying that getting my hip fixed will also resolve my back problem and help me avoid more surgery. I am ready to get back to work giving care, love and hope to others!

  • My oncologist called yesterday and cancer markers are elevated again. I will have it re checked tomorrow. Hoping and praying that it is just a lab error. I am told that sometimes they never find the cause of the elevated markers...I have recently had an MRI, PET scan, Bone scan and a colonoscopy....don't know where else they would look. I know that it is in God, the Great Physician's, hands and I put my trust and faith in Him!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


I have my new released from the hospital on Friday. I am staying with my wonderful sister, Kimberly, until I can manuever by myself. We were really concerned about coming up the stairs to her apartment...two flights of nine stairs each! Wasn't bad at all...the movement actually felt pretty good....haven't tried going down them yet. Walking every hour and feeling better. The hardest part so far has been getting in and out of bed and having to sleep on your back....but I am adjusting!

Everyone has been so wonderful and supportive of me. Kimberly is the greatest...don't know what I would do without her!