August 23, 2013

Quick Hello

In my last post I said I was taking a little blog break and I’m still on break….but I wanted to check in and say “hello”.    This has been a hectic summer for me.   I’ve had quite a few health issues which started back in February.    It began with a Bakers cyst behind my left knee and I ended up with a severely torn meniscus.   I had surgery on June 10th and physical therapy after that.    During the time of my PT I developed a problem with my right foot which the doctor first thought was a stress fracture but apparently that’s not the case.   Right now we don’t know what the problem is.    In addition to that (!) I have “frozen shoulder”.     Good grief!   Now I’m going to PT for that and will go back to the doctor on Sept. 10th and maybe he’ll give me a shot.    I just don’t know what else can go wrong with me, hopefully nothing.    Do I dare mention that I have a bladder infection right now?   

I also mentioned that I discovered that the government stopped depositing my mom’s civil service retirement check.    Suffice it to say it took 2 weeks for me to get that straightened out….many  days before I could reach someone on the phone then on hold for 30 minutes….thankfully I got it straight and her monies are now back in her account.     When you’re on a fixed income like she is and you miss out on part of your income each month, it gets dicey real quick!

Lastly, yesterday I got word that a  friend of mine has passed away suddenly while vacationing in the Bahamas.    I just got a text that she had an aneurysm and was flown back to the States where she was declared brain dead.    I blogged about her house a few years ago here.     Everyone is in shock….she was only 62 years old!

The only good news I can report is that I ordered the yearling calf head from Décor Steals and it arrived yesterday.    I have a gorgeous old frame I’m thinking about using on a kitchen wall and putting the yearling head in the middle with my boxwood wreath and surrounding the frame with white plates.   I also want to paint the wall with chalkboard paint so the plates and yearling head show up but with my shoulder situation I can’t paint right now.    Oh well….at least I got my yearling head which I’ve been stalking for some time now.

It seems like everyone has got Fall decorating on the brain.   I’m not quite there but I am ready for some cooler temps and FOOTBALL!    Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.

7 comments:

Salmagundi said...

Hope things are better for you soon, so that you can truly enjoy the Fall season! Sally

Kelly said...

I am so sorry to hear that you've had so many health problems lately. It's especially no fun when you don't know how to treat it either! I hope you get some resolution to your problems soon. I am anxious for the football season to start too. I live in a house full of boys and they have gotten me "into" lately. I heard the first game is next weekend!

Jake said...

Bless your heart!

Our lives have a mirror. I'm plagued with bladder infections, hubby is the one with the feet, elbow and now frozen shoulder problems. Shots and therapy is the medicine at the moment and surgery if it doesn't work.

Will add you to our prayer list and hopefully before too much longer both you guys will be back to normal.

Jake's a Girl

Cheri said...

Wow Judy you have had a busy year so far with your health...so sorry that you are going through all this but hopefully now on the mend.

I am so ready for the Fall weather, I love everything about Fall but have not started any Fall decorating yet, seems like that is a no no until at least after Labor Day weekend.

gayle said...

good luck in healing. i am suffering wih knees, shoulder, hernias! 70 has been tough so ar an I have always been a yonng 70...

thistlewoodfarm said...

Oh sweet friend! You have been through so much and your sweet spirit still shines through! So happy to get an update with everything you have going on and so glad fall is almost here!

Happy day!
karianne

Southern Lady said...

I'm so sorry about your friend, Judy. I know that was a shock.

Hope you will feel better soon so you can get started on those projects you want to do for Fall.

Take care ...

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