Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Baby it's cold outside

Here it is the end of April and we are still getting nights in the low 40's and days in the low 70's. I am freezing and Eddie says he is burning up. I left my jacket at work and I am having to wear one of Eddie's flannel shirts to stay warm. I have no winter clothes that fit anymore. Mind you I am not complaining about that! I love the fact that I can't wear those "Big Mama" clothes anymore.

Eddie is out cutting grass and I should be working but I have to go for a follow-up with the doctor in a little while so I thought I would waste some minutes before I head out the door.

Back to the substance of the blog - This house is so cold it feels like it should be snowing "inside," no doubt. I am not kidding.

The Whole Ten Yards is on TV with Bruce Willis and he is crying over his dead pet chicken, sounds like something I would do. Matthew Perry asked him, "You name your chickens?" Sounds just like me. Makes me laugh. I miss Rascal, Granny and Henny Penny!

Gotta run!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Flowers and Vegetables Part II

My husband Eddie is the gardener in the family. I would kill everything I touched without him by my side. These photos are of Amarylis, Petunias, Tomatoes, and Azaleas.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Flowers and Vegetables

Here are a couple of photos of our peach trees. I love our rose bushes. The striped Amarylis is an old plant moved from Eddie's momma's house down here to Panola.

Friday, April 18, 2008


EMG & NCS hurt. I about came off the table when the doctor put the needle in the back of my knee. Anyway, he said that I had some nerve root irritation at L5-S1 with mild to moderate lumbar radiculopathy causing my left hip numbness. He said that because I was having no pain, he recommended doing nothing more than just guarding my back from injury.

I also have a terrible cold or sinus infection right now with headache and fever. I do not feel good. I think I am just falling apart.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My brother' s surgery and my MRI

Sunday I traveled to be with my brother for his back surgery (lumbar fusion) on Monday. He went through the surgery fine and is recovering in the hospital. He should get to go home tomorrow. He is in pain, but they are medicating him to help ease the pain. He was very comedic during recovery from the anesthesia and the drugs given to him for the pain.

I had a followup MRI today on my thoracic spine post surgery from 2006. The radiologist did not say anything, so I suspect everything is fine in that regard. I go for nerve studies on Friday to see about my left hip. Pray that all is well.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Update on PT

I have one more day tomorrow at PT. My upper thighs are so sore I can hardly walk. The therapist made me do the recumbent bike, steps, stretches, and several different type leg lifts two standing up and two lying down. The last set I had to do 50 and it was intense. Eddie is laughing at me because every time I get up or sit back down I moan in pain. I hope I am able to do the PT tomorrow. The therapist thinks that she is hitting the right spot, but I am still experiencing numbness in my hip. I go back to the doctor on April 10th.

Eddie and I went to Dollar General and I found some tablecloths for the BBQ we are having at work next week. I hope we have a good turn out.

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