Tracey's Journal

This is just a place for me to post some pictures, write a few lines, and hopefully share some of my crafts.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Sorry for the long silence

It's been a long year at my house. I was having trouble at work right before Christmas and ending up taking a sideways move to a job with less pressure. I like the new position (it's actually the position I started in 5 years ago).

Then I had trouble getting my depression medications regulated. After several months of trial and error that is now under control.

Then I needed sinus surgery, but while awaiting surgery, there were some problems with my pre-surgery blood work. After making an appointment with a hemotologist my MIL had a massive heart attack. My appointment was canceled, and we spend 8 days driving 30 miles one way to the hospital where my MIL was in ICU. She needed surgery to correct her heart, but she wasn't stable enough to undergo surgery. They had to keep her sedated to help relieve the stress her body was under. She was hooked to a ventilator to help her breathe, and had over a dozen different medications going into her. After the 7th day of no improvement we had to make the hard decision to removed support. They kept her under sedation, but removed everything else, and she took her last breathe within 15 minutes. She went very peacefully.

As some of you may remember we lost my FIL in September and my MIL never fully recovered from his loss. As you can imagine the holidays have been extremely difficult.

After the funeral I called and rescheduled the appointment with the hemotologist and everything was fine. :) God is good. He put the obstacle in my path so I wouldn't be recovering from surgery when my family needed me. I've since had my sinus surgery and everything went well. My recovery was going well until I developed a nose bleed. DH took me to the ER (because of course it was after office hours). The ER doctor couldn't get it stop because it was DEEP in the nose. After 5 very AWFUL hours my ENT doctor who did the surgery came in and put a clotting devise in my nose. That was THE MOST PAINFUL thing I've ever endured, and I've had 7 surgeries. I'll spare you the grossness of it.

After that, I was on SEVERE restrictions. DH put more restrictions on me than the doctor did. I guess after just losing his Mom he was scared to death. I am fully recovered now and have been given the go ahead to go back to work. :)

I'm going to try and do better about posting. I've been busy knitting though. My needles have been going. I've knit 4 or 5 pairs of socks now, untold numbers of dish cloths, and I'm currently working on another pair of socks, a shawl and a scarf. I have yarn and a pattern for a sweater I want to make in the near future. I'll try and get some pictures made and posted. :)


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