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When’s the last time I was here?!?

8/07/2017 04:53:00 AM

May 17th? Holy wow! So much has happened since then it isn’t even funny
I mean, I have almost died twice and been in the hospital like 5 times! I started my job back, I got in a horrible wreck and I’m just living life! I’m actually just now at a point where I can stop, breathe and laugh about it....

So here goes, let me share my tales with you!

As you all know back in May (and even before that) I was having horrible issues with breathing and being sick. I was in the hospital nearly every day and night trying to get some kind of relief that never did come. One night in particular I woke Trey up screaming that “I was dying” and little did I know I wasn’t lying! Trey took me to the hospital that night and I had a pulmonary embolism! For those of you that don’t know what that is it is a blood clot, in your lung. It is almost always a death sentence because many people don’t even realize they have them until it’s too late. Mine was large and having issues exiting my lung which in turn caused pain... Had I not felt the pain I would have passed away. So thank the good man above for that!

After I was released from the hospital on that issues I wound up right back due to bleedig, blood was coming from everywhere and it was a tad bit scary... Come to find out when you’re on blood thinners that tends to happen. I was sent home from the ER only to be called back the next night to return due to bacteria being found in my cultures... So, here I go. I was directly admitted upon my arrival and kept for a week. They claimed my cultures were contaminated and I was ok. I went home only to wake up the very next morning close to death, I had a fever of 104 and it was only getting worse! By the time Trey got me to the hospital it was damn near 106 and I was delusional. I couldn’t breathe, my blood pressure was through the roof and I was what they refer to as “septic!” I was dying. But, luckily they fixed me right up and sent me on my way! This time I went home feeling like a champ and ready to face the world... And I did!

The day after I was released from the hospital a long time friend of mine asked me to come to work with her and help her out. I agreed and off I went. Little did I know I’d be signing my life away, here it is 3 months later and she is gone and I am now in charge of the entire store. I like it, it gives this mama something to do while the children’s are at school and it’s always nice to have some extra cash laying around, isn’t it? I had literally worked non stop without a day off until just last week... YES, here comes another hospital stay! I went to the doctor for an issue with my eye and when they checked my blood pressure is was a no go. Meaning me, I wasn’t going anywhere but the hospital! And I did, I was admitted and stayed for 4 days. I’m better now, back at work and feeeling as good as to be expected.

But, in the midst of all of that on July 21st I was rear ended at a redlight. It resulted in my car being totaled and me being seriously injured. Luckily nothing is broken but, I have some serious muscular issues going on! Hopefully through treatment I have coming up I can get that squared away. I’m looking at new cars, it’s exciting but tiring... So many choices.

I also had a breast cancer scare. I’m not ready to share it publicly on my blog but for those of you that knew I am doing ok! I will share everything eventually, when I am ready.

Next week brings back to school, it is welcomed this year... Summer has been so hectic it will be nice to be able to just sit down... Until it’s time to work, feed a kid or clean the house!

Thank you everyone for the kind thoughts, well wishes, gifts sent to us and messsages... They were all received with love and cherished just the same. I hope to stay blogging now that I am past the horrible beginning of this year! So, talk at you soon!

I will share some updated photos when I am not posting from my phone!

cancer

Hey ya'll, long time no post!

5/17/2017 08:16:00 AM

Hey blog land, I haven't been keeping up with anything lately... I've been sick and busy! lol

This lung issue I have is taking me for a loop.



Sick

Oh my ACHING lungs

3/26/2017 01:18:00 AM

In new developments I now have to go see a Pulmonologist to see what is going on with my lungs. I have been sick for 8 weeks straight now and I am no better than the first day I came down with this crap! 4 rounds of antibiotics for nothing, the bacteria has cleared up though... Its not in my blood anymore but my white cell count is SKY HIGH!

I really don't have anymore answers than that and its getting to the point where I am getting extremely fed up. :(

I am in fact as I type this IN THE HOSPITAL! So yeah. I'm just at a loss.

Sick

Oh yeah, I'm STILL sick!

3/20/2017 09:55:00 PM

No change, I still feel like crap and it's not getting any better. I am now on my 4th antibiotics and steroids. It's been 4 days now and I'm just fed up with the fact I've been sick for 1.5 months! Ugh

The only change I do have is the fact I can breath so I've gotten a little bit of sleep, other than that. Yeah, no change!

Gym

I have been feeling horrible!

3/12/2017 02:13:00 PM

Well, horrible is an understatement.

We went on a trip last month to Vegas and I had already been sick for about a week. I honestly thought I was getting better until... I got on that plane. Once in Vegas I was able to control the sickies with medicine so it wasn't THAT BAD! After a while in Vegas we headed home and I had actually started to feel better until a week ago. I woke up last Friday and my throat felt like it was closing because my sinuses were SO stopped up! I ended up going half crazy due to the infection and lack of sleep!!! After 3 days of no rest and the feeling of choking due to lack of breath I ended up at the ER via and ambulance ride. The ER made it all better, they gave me some sort of shot that literally made everything vacate my sinuses! All was well and I felt amazing for the next two days. UNTIL I woke up coughing my head off with a clogged ear... So now I am waiting for my new medicine to take effect so this stupid ear infection goes away.
I cant take the pressure and the feeling of my ear being full so I bought this thing from Walmart. Of course it would be my luck they don't sell it in stores so I have to wait two days but hey, if it works I will be in heaven and it will be worth the wait!

I haven't been able to go to the gym due to being sick. :(
The last time I actually went was the morning I left out to go to Las Vegas. I actually didn't even go and use the gym, I used the showers. lol
It will feel good to get back in the gym and get back to feeling better, I cant wait!

I'm not much for typing, talking or really doing anything at the moment so this is about all you're going to get for a post! Back to binge watching Last Man Standing... Yeah, I found a new show to be obsessed with! :)

I will post a Vegas post when I get to feeling better but, for now if you would like to check out a few photos you can do so on My Facebook if you're friends with me OR My Instagram which is public. :)

I'll say it here too!

3/07/2017 06:49:00 AM

I know. Neglect. I've been neglecting my blog!

I have had so much going on so look for an update here soon.

Life is getting back to normal for me so that gives me time again! ❤️

Gym

My workout last night.

2/09/2017 07:44:00 AM

I meant to try and post these each day. Oops.


-100 sit ups (5 reps of 20)
-20 back squats with a 20 bar.
-1 mile fast run on the treadmill.
-10 mins on the elliptical.
-10 reps 20 each on the front row
-10 reps of 20 each on the pull down

Gym

So. I joined a gym.

2/05/2017 11:49:00 PM

I joined Planet Fitness. I'm excited!

Tonight I went for the first time and I did the 30 min express workout, stair climber, bike, treadmill and some free weights. I plan on keeping up with my routine I did tonight for a while. When I was done because I have the "black card" I went and used the hydra massage and it was AWESOME! Nothing hurts right now but I'm sure I'll be feeling it in the morning.

That's all. I'll post updates and progress. I'm not really trying to lose weight just tone up and shape up.

Dentist

A whole bunch of yuck and a new thing!

2/03/2017 10:31:00 AM

I'm sick. I have the flu that turned into pneumonia before I ever knew I had the flu, go figure... Only me.

I'm on antibiotics so I'm hoping I start to feel a tad better here soon. I've slept a lot and will probably sleep a whole bunch more. My appetite has stayed pretty good as has my overall body aches and pains so even though I AM miserable I'm thankful for that! But, thee chapped lips? They can go some damn where because they certainly are NOT welcomed here! Thank the lawd for my Vaseline advanced healing lip stuffs!!!

I finally get to get a new phone on Monday, I sure am excited about that. The one I have has given me nothing but issues for the last few months. I'm also excited for the bigger screen!

As for life it is going pretty good. Only 2 small speed bumps coming up but, we will overcome them because I know HE's got us! I mean all in all life actually is pretty much awesome here lately. Everything has really been going good. Happy and going good so that's all I could ask for. Right? Yep!

OH! My tooth issues is actually going pretty good. I am now healing perfectly and other than a slight little blister its almost completely healed. Infection gone, pain gone and all is now good on THAT side of my mouth. One more tooth to go and we will be back to good and can start rebuilding! Watch your teeth if you ever get sick with your liver and kidneys because they will be one of the first things that take a beating!

I've been watching a lot of Netflix here lately since I've been sick with the tooth and now this flu/pneumonia crap! My latest thing is a series called "Between." I started by thinking I'd ust check out the first episode and now I'm hooked! I'm going to be so upset when I watch them all up and have to wait for more. I highly recommend that show if you're looking for something to watch. I've also been watching "House." I never really got into those when they were actually airing but I have found that I really do like the show. I've got enough of those to last me for a while though.

Oh yes... The new thing I mentioned in the title? I will be going to a Gym now!!!! I'm super excited because I get to go to Planet Fitness and use all of the neat stuff they have! I would say I am excited for the free tanning that come with my card but, I don't CAN'T tan! LMAO

That's it for now people. Time to go look at a few things online, take a nap and do some mom things! My poor house is suffering with me having been under the weather like I have been... I was actually doing well at NOT being sick there for a while!

Bye y'all!


Blog

Lookie here y'all!

1/23/2017 02:04:00 AM

In case you didn't notice... My blog has a totally new look!

Fresh, clean and more "grown up!"

I used a premade layout and tweaked it! You can find a link to the one I used at the bottom right of this page. I am still working out kinks in my mobile app so you may not even SEE my blog on your phone as of right now. At least the desktop version is so very purdy! <3

Dentist

Life...

1/22/2017 03:00:00 AM


This year started off with a bang... LITERALLY!

Between trees being struck by lightning on new years and not having hot water for 2 weeks I'm not sure which one is worse! We have had A LOT going on in the first 3 weeks of this year and it seems like each time something is conquered another things pops up! That's life though, right?!?

I know I have mentioned the issues with my tooth that started giving me problems on my birthday...

On Thursday I was finally able to have it AND the infection removed.
It was actually quite painless and I was surprised at the painless removal. The aftercare and aftermath have been worse than the actual extraction... I'm on some pretty dang powerful pain killers that either put me to sleep or make me super sick! Now comes the task of rebuilding and hoping my liver and kidneys don't decide to wage war on my teeth again!

Yeah, check out my SWOLLEN as heck face! At least it was out!

Trump is now the president...

HOPEFULLY he brings the change he has promised. It hurts my heart to see people acting like they are but, I guess there will always be people that feel the need to act out because they didn't get their way! The kids really enjoyed getting to watch all of the festivities of him being sworn in and couldn't stop talking about how they had seen so much history in their short little lives!



Another reason I LOVE the beginning of the year? Well, I love this place all year but I LOVE after Christmas clearance at Target! I got all of this bedding for twins for under $35!!!!

They love it, I love it so we are all happy! Mady was especially excited to have "big girl bedding" because it all matched! Not that she hasn't had matching bedding before but this time every single thing on her bed matches she says!

I'm going to be painting soon, just have to choose colors and such. I'm also still working on their bed layout! I cant wait for it to all come together and let them take part in the remake of their common space... They are super excited!!!!



That's about it for now. I'm going to go back to watching Hell's Kitchen and sleeping off this pain medication from my surgery. :)

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Happy new year yall!

1/08/2017 05:40:00 PM


I hope everyone is having a fantastic new year! Mine hasn't started off that well because of something going on but its not anything personal or medical... Just something crappy that happened and is being dealt with! (HOPEFULLY sooner rather than later)!

Yesterday morning we were supposed to wake up to a ton of snow! Let me tell you, the kids had an amazing time playing int he grass... Like they always do! You guessed it, we didn't get any snow! However, about 50 miles North of us got tons! At least someone got to have fun because the only fun I had was trying to melt the ice on my car so my doors would open. Come to think of it, that wasn't fun! lol

Last night I officially took Maddox out of his bunk bed. Its an IKEA Kura so all I had to do was flip it over and it became a normal twin bed with the ability to make a "tent" around it. I did and low and behold the stupid dog jumped on the top ripping the sheet we were suing for a tent. Never fails.

Im going to be buying another Kura though, the twins want to share rooms until they are 80 so we have to figure out a way to better utilize the space in that room. We are thinking something along the lines of this but with both beds flipped to the bunk side so they will have an area under the bed too. I dont know though, after REALLY looking at this configuration I really love how the dresser in the middle can double as a bedside table and provides extra room. We could ten take and put a board on top and make storage on top.



This idea falls somewhat in line with the above using the beds as bunks and leaving a space in the middle. 
























This is actually what the twins like... The L shape with storage under and a tent this would actually allow for 2 extra beds which is perfect for visitors.
















I am really leaning towards the first option though with them as bunks. Who knows, time will tell... Ill be sure to update with what I choose and the logistics of how we get it all done.

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