Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Plus And A Minus Kind of Day

Tuesday was a day of highs and very lows for us here at Chez Skippy.

The plus part of the day?  Wallene walking in the door at 4 pm with her first report, from her first quarter of her first year in High School. It was a definite PLUS kind of moment.  She received 5 As - 2 A pluses and 3 As.  We could not be happier for her and a bit surprised because she has been a busy kid for the past 3 1/2 months with all her activities.  I thought lack of sleep would've done her in eventually, but nope. She really came through. Good kid.

The minus to our day came at my doctor's appointment.  He was a new doctor [to me] and although I honestly didn't have time to explain everything in detail to him he seems to have drawn some conclusions that he wants checked with further tests.  If his suspicions are confirmed, and I suspect they will be considering my life long fight with anemia, I may be sicker than I thought.  And that isn't good.  Not news I need, nor wanted to hear.  I thought I was scared last year when I was in the hospital. Nope. Now I am really freaking out because it means another transfusion [thrill :sarcasm drip:] over the Thanksgiving holiday, plus long term treatment that may or may not prolong my life.

There was one small plus to the whole appointment tho' - I finally received a prescription that eases my congestion and allows me to rest better, plus I can go back to 1,000 mg of sodium.  I comforted myself with toast and a huge glass of water last night.  That was nice.  I also woke up this morning lbs lighter from getting rid of some of the water on my lungs. Bravo!

Once upon a time I would think about what my "Bucket List" used to have on it.  I don't think about "used to" anymore because it comes down to one thing left on my list.  And that one thing is Wallene.  I know it sounds like I am discounting the older kids, but, truly, I am not.   They are all adults and we have done a good job [I think?] of raising them to be productive, successful members of the world - but Wallene is still so young and deserves to have her Momma there for here - at least for the next 5 or 6 more years at least.  Dont'cha think?  I am so afraid to leave her and I cry at the thought of us without each other while she is still growing up.

You all did a lot for me last year when I was ill and I didn't write this post to upset anyone, but simply to ask if you could think a good thought, say a prayer or just give me a hug that I get through this too.

Thank you.  See ya' on the flipside Tadpoles.

19 comments:

susanb said...

You got it.

ellen abbott said...

so sorry to hear this news.

Shelly said...

A big hug to you and prayers going up now for you.

Rudee said...

I'm sending you good thoughts. I'm glad the congestion is better and hope there is a solution to the anemia that does not involve the hospital.

Jeannie said...

My thoughts have been with you continually over the last while as you have been quieter. I agree that you should hang on for Wallene. These are important years to have a Mom. So hang in and let's pray that your new scrips are beneficial in the long run - and I hope they are making you more comfy too. Also hoping this "new" doc is on the ball and able to help you more as time goes by. Let's be thankful there are transfusions even if they must be taken over the holidays.

Love you!

Crystal Pistol said...

I will of course add you to my prayers. You are such a good Mom. Wallene is so blessed to have you. I have a feeling you will be strong and available foe quite some time. You are a wonderful soul! :)

Marni said...

No problemo. Hugs to you all!

Eva Ason said...

Prayers and a warm hug goes out to you my dear friend! ((((squezzzze)))

Julianna said...

(((Hugs)))

That is a virtual hug that will spread like a virus on your computer and any one else who sees it. Really. Blog (((Hugs))) are that powerful.

:)

PS I had to take down my Truth is button because I can't figure out why it messes with the post viewing. For now, if you want to use it, just cut and paste the image and or my link. *sigh* I wish HTML didn't hate me so much.

colenic said...

Hugs, love and lots of power of positive thoughts your way today....and always. If there ever was a wish that I could make come true..it would be this one my dear- for you to have all the time you need with your children...with Pooldad. Love you love you love you love you love you...

CWMartin said...

If nothing else, Wallene is going to learn what "courage in the face of adversity " means from you. I'll keep praying the tests come back positive (as in GOOD NEWS). And if I never say anything else here, thank you. You are very special and I apreciate your humor and bravery, and love for your family.

Redhead said...

A very big hug and kind thoughts of peacefulness.

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Sending only the most positive thoughts your way. A new doctor is a good thing. Wrapping you in a bear hug!

Thisisme. said...

My dear Skippy - first of all, many congratulations to Wallene. Didn't she do well with those results?! Please say a big "well done" from me. You will know how sad I was to hear your other piece of news about your health. What a bummer?! Please try to keep positive, and hopefully there will be something that they can do for you. I will pray for you every day my dear friend. You WILL be there for your beloved Wallene as she grows up. As you say, she is still far too young at the moment. Try to stay strong sweetheart. Love, hugs, prayers and positive thoughts all winging your way xx

laughingmom said...

Sending all sorts of positive thoughts your way! Wallene obviously has already learned volumes from you and your strength is evident in her. Keep focusing on the positive things that come your way, and I am sure that you will overcome these latest hurdles. You are an inspiration!!

Joe Sixtop said...

My good thoughts are with you.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Congrats to Wallene ... and you. I know how proud you are of her. So sorry to hear the doctor's words, but at least you're getting the care you need now. Of course, I'll pray for you. We all will.

Knitty said...

You don't even need to ask, but I'm glad you're comfortable enough with us to do so.

Congrats to you and Pooldad for raising such an intelligent daughter. Way to go Wallene!!!

Adam said...

Oh my gosh, you're UPSETTING me!
(I know, not on purpose, just my reaction)

I like prayer, I'll include you in mine for as long as it takes!

Hooray for salt!
Sorry, I don't know what to say when it's time to be serious... ...stupid inappropriate defense mechanisms...