Friday, July 9, 2010

Update and BLOG ALERT!!!!!!

My brother is home and very happy to be there!  He will have his IV hooked up at least 6 -8 weeks with Home Health Care coming to help him hook it up, etc...........  He still has a way to go, but his spirits sure are up just from being home with his wife and son!
My mom's pneumonia seems to be mostly gone.  Her anxiety levels seem to be down from where they were before her doctor finally adjusted some of her medicines.  She's still not "herself" again, but you know what, she probably won't be back to "that place" in her life.  She is still dependent on everyone around her to meet her every need, so that leads to some unhappy and impatient moments.  But, as one of my daughters told me, "You'll be just like that, Momma."  Oh, I hope not, but I may be worse!  I just have to take better care of the physical me, so that the mental me can stay healthier.
My strep throat, oh yeah, I didn't tell you about this, is on the mend.  Last weekend I was feeling poorly.  I truly thought it was just due to stress, etc....., but when I looked in my throat and saw white stuff on one of my tonsils, I realized that maybe I should see a doctor.  Of course, I chose the July 4th weekend to be sick when no doctor was in his/her office (not even on Monday), so I had to wait until Tuesday to see a doctor (mine didn't have any openings).  I never even gave a thought to it being strep.  I haven't had strep throat since I was about 16 or so!  I thought I had an inner ear thing and maybe tonsillitis going on.  But, I ended up with a shot in each hip and a prescription of Amoxicillin.  I am so much better now!  I sat around all day Wednesday, except for the hour or so that I had to go to the nursing home because one of the nurses got frustrated (I started to say this another way, but this is a family friendly blog).  I told her I had strep, but that didn't matter to her.  Anyway, I took care of things with Mother, then I sat around the rest of the day working on some smocking for Lil' E's and her lil' sis's dresses.  I have the smocking done, the patterns cut out, the piping and ruffles made.  Now all I have to do is sew them together.  I can't wait to see how they turn out.  I'm really liking this fabric that I posted about a few posts back.
When I said above that this is a family friendly blog, I really meant it.  The other day, a blogger kindly sent me an email to inform me that she had been looking at my profile and clicked on the first blog in my "list of blogs I follow".  The blog was a porno site!!!!!  Now, how in the world did that get on my list?  I checked back through all the blogs that I have CHOSEN to follow and that one wasn't anywhere on it.  So, I deleted that list from my profile and changed my password!  Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them?  That blog is not listed on my sidebar.  Where did it come from?  Needless to say, I was so relieved that this kind blogger informed me of what she had found. She said she was reluctant to tell me just in case I meant for it to be there, but she had looked through my posts and didn't think it fit my profile!  Thank Goodness she did that because I had no idea it was on there!


Crazy Mom Tats! said...

FYI - if you are ill and the MD is closed, go to one of the clinics in drug stores, like CVS or Walgreens. Your insurance will likely cover it - mine does - and they see folks with minor illnesses like ear infections and strep. They can get you going pretty fast.

Kim said...

Julia- so happy to hear that your brother is home! I don't know how that happened to you on your following list, but now I'm off to check mine! Thank goodness that person emailed you!

Claudia said...

Glad your brother and mother are better. I've read of several bloggers having strep throat lately!

Well, I'd better check my blogs I follow list,too. How could that happen, I wonder?


MushyWear said...

Yay! Sounds like things are looking up for your brother. Get well yourself! Great job using the napkins in your latest dress. Very pretty and feminine looking. Glad you mentioned what happened with your blog list. I will keep a better eye on mine now! Thanks.

Marybeth said...

We are in that time of our lives where we have 2 generations to care for - our children and our parents. I hope you're feeling better soon - keep taking good care of yourself - it's so easy to let that go! What a crazy thing about the porn!!!! I'll have to check my list now!

Trudy Callan said...

The follower thing sounds scary that that could sneak in like that.

Good to hear your brother is home and his spirits are improving and your mother's meds have given her some stability. We will just not believe that that will happen to you. Just keep exercising and eating healthy, and you'll be fine.


Faye Lewis said...

Glad you and your family are on the mend!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Sending blessings to you and yours!

mickey said...

One thing I don't enjoy about my work is it leaves me little time to read my favorite blogs--- some days I don't even check e-mail! I'm late but I hope you are feeling better. You and your family are in our prayers. I LOVE the napkin dress! Take care-

Cheryl said...

I'm glad things are looking up for you and your family. I have never had the porn problem with my blog, as far as I know. Yeesh!

gwensews said...

It sounds like your family's health issues are getting better! Great! Blessings Julia, and continue to feel better.

~~louise~~ said...

Well, Julia it sure sounds like things are looking up and everyone is on the mend, including you!

Thanks for the warning on the follow. I'll have to check mine. I seem to be having more problems with google email which is really testing my patience these days. I'm just thankful it didn't quit on me while we were playing the picnic game.

Stay well, and thanks for sharing...

Gail said...

Somehow I don't imagine you linked to a porno site! Glad to hear that you and your relatives are on the mend.

Kathy said...

So glad to hear everyone in your family is doing better!! wonderful!

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