Hi all… thank you for your patience! -News

Hi all, thank you for your patience! It’s been trying times here, as some of you know I spent time up at Mom and Dad’s house, helping out. In a past post I wrote about my Mother becoming a Paraplegic just over a year ago, she’s paralyzed from the diaphragm down.

My Mother at home in bed with teddy bear
My Mother (Nancy) at home while I was there helping out. She held the Teddy Bear and I HAD to grab my camera.

My Father had surgery removing a benign lump, that he’s had for years and yet kept growing, from between his shoulder blades. When the surgeon was removing the lump Dad heart a LOT of snipping as they removed all the roots, some of which obviously were attached to muscle so obviously he couldn’t really lift Mom up.

The day after my Fathers surgery, my Mother got very very sick with a high fever and we took her to the ER, where they treated her for contagious infections (we had to gown up and glove up to be in with her) and for pneumonia. (It was so difficult not being able to pat Mom’s hand and face with my bare hands, as well as kiss her). We spent our days in her hospital room visiting, so I couldn’t get online with my laptop.

My Father is now healed up. Mom is home now and no longer on 5 different Antibiotics, she’s now on several, really super strong, antibiotics (some for the hospital borne infection that is Antibiotic resistant, so it doesn’t go away ever instead they can calm it with strong antibiotics) all IV antibiotics. Thankfully Mom has a port so it’s easier to use the IV’s at home and since it’s hard to get a good vein for IV’s.

Me personally, I wondered around walking on a, as the specialist/surgeon said, “A very angry Achilles Tendon. And I’ve been just dealing with the pain, until 2 weeks ago. Two weeks ago I went to the Surgeon and she placed me in a walking cast, and tomorrow I go in to be checked again to see what does or doesn’t need to be done, looks like I will need physical therapy eventually. So my pain level has been way way up, with nerve pain acting up from walking funny, as well as the tendonitis in my hands and my upper neck (where the skull attaches to my neck)… as well as, of course, my lower back sciatica going down into my hips, legs and feet. Lets top that all off with Spring like rains flaring up the arthritis & my other ankle being in pain as a result of, again, walking funny.

As if all this isn’t enough, Comcast has been acting up with the DNS Connectivity to the Internet for weeks and my blog going down temporarily whenever I post. All of which I’ve been trying to solve ever since I returned home from my parents house.

Want to top it all off? Well, being that my husband and I are on Disability, we’ve had to cut out a lot of things from our budget as we pay for all our specialists, and so on… we just cannot afford much and are maxing out the credit cards as we cannot afford our medications and the specialists and still eat. So we’ve had to do without to try and survive and keep our roof over our heads, so with all this going on I admit, I have been about at wits end with so many worries, things that need to get done and things that need me to repair them. There is never enough time in the day!

Oh and of course, with the spring like weather, my husband had his heart act up from mowing the lawn, so he had to, for the first time, use his little tablets for his heart (how about that, the name escapes me, too much on my mind and getting old too). So I took over the lawn work (yeah, I am stubborn in pain) and got the lawn seeded, etc… hurting myself even more.

I could go on and on. Basically it’s been so many things going on here that I have not been able to get online, and when I could my DNS Connections have been acting up and the internet connections were only available to my laptop for a few minutes at a time. And because of this DNS problem, I have not been able to fix the unavailability of the blog for a few minutes after my posting a new post.

Thank you for your patience friends, believe me, I am still alive and kicking and so is my blog! 🙂 I am just struggling right now.

Love and hugs,




One thought on “Hi all… thank you for your patience! -News”

  1. I am right here with you Mariah. Has been a tough year for us BFF’s. I love you and am thinking of you. Wish I could help but I am in the same boat, as you know. But the thoughts are there anyway. Hugs and kisses.

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