Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Catch up time!

Can anyone tell me why the font online has been so large lately? (Like the past 2 months or so?) Are there setting on AOL or on my computer that I need to change? Anyone?!

Ok...seems like we may survive this winter after all! My mother in law recently (last Tuesday) had surgery to remove a thymoma from her chest...that is, a tumor of her thymus gland. The dr cuther straight down the breat bone...OUCH! Then he sewed her breasbone back together with stainless steel! We don' have the biopsy results yet but I'm sure that it will be good news. The surgeon was pretty confident that it's not cancer.

Jackie update: She has decided that she will be returning to NJ for good in the mid-summer. I'm worried about this move, BUT she has to be able to live anywhere in her recovery so she may as well be here. I still plan on returning to AZ, especially Sedona.

Rachel is going to Boca Raton to visit a childhood friend from grade school. She's going over Easter break with her bestfriend Nikki. I know that they'll have a wonderful time!

Becky and John are hangin' in there. John is especially happy that Herman bought a 2006 black 350Z this past weekend. Yeah I hear all of you screaming "MID LIFE CRISIS!!"...and maybe it is. But he's always wanted a sports car so now was the right time for him to get it. I love driving it! We still have my Ford F150 supercrew truck so that we can still take the kids with us. But boy oh boy! I can't wait to cruise down the shore in that car!

Work is fine. We had a particularly slow winter so we're looking forward to the warm weather and air conditioning season! Did you know that more people call when they don't have a/c as opposed to calling when they don't have heat?  Amazing! People will wait a day or so to get service when they don't have heat but they will not wait more than 4 hours to get a service call for no air conditioning!! Just an observation..

Hey! I guess you all noticed that Remo went private?! Damn, I'll miss him! I was always a "lurker" in his journal...didn't post many comments..I always appreciated his opinions, if I agreed with him or not. At least he has the cohones to stand by what he believes in. He was a real breath of fresh air and I'll miss reading his journal.

Oh, special mention to CHOY...he became a US Citizen recently! You can read allabout it here. A great big congratulations to him! I'm sure he'll be one fine citizen!

Well, time to fold some laundry...I'm outta here..Oh, one more thing...I've kind of been lurking in everyone's journals, not leaving comments..I'm sorry about that (Brian, Michele, CHOY, deborah, Amy, Jason, SunflowerKat,Ms. HillareeDay, Gordy,Heimdall... pretty much everyone I read) It's been a long and difficult winter for us (my family)...your stories, pictures, posts have brightened my days! It's so nice to be part of a caring community! And some of the laughs I've gotten from your posts have really lifted my spirits! Anyway, thanks for sharing your lives with me through your blog!


Friday, March 10, 2006

"It-Sucks-to- be-Me" Day!!

Yes, it sucks to be me today. I had a tooth extracted about 10 days ago. It was a very traumatic extraction. Took near to half an hour and when the sucker FINALLY came out, the roots were 3/4"-1" long and they were curled in at the bottom!! The dentist stitched it up and said come back in a week. Well, can I tell you that I've been in pain ever since then?! I went back Monday to get the stitches out. It was then that he discovered that I have "dry socket", a condition where the blood clot gets dislodged and exposes the bone. This causes the nerves to react, causing a great deal of pain from my ear to the middle of my mouth!! So, I've been taking Advil, lots of it. I think I have a hole in my stomach from taking so much of it. He packed my extraction site and said to come back on Wednesday. Went back, they removed old packing and put new packing in. Said to come back Friday. Thursday the packing fell out. More pain. Friday (today) I woke up sneezing my butt off. I have a cold. Damn. Went back to dentist..he said that the wound appears to be healing and that he can't really pack it anymore because the it would only fall out. (Note: The packing made the pain less severe..helped the healing progress.) So, he said to just rinse with salt water and take Tylenol has codeine in it and won't give me an ulcer.

Let's hope that it doesn't suck to be me tomorrow...