Well, I’m still alive. I know some of you thought I just fell off the face of the earth, but alas, no. I’ve just been busy…
My daughters patient that I wrote about a while back (I think I removed those blogs actually) unfortunately passed away of Renal Cancer this past Saturday. If you didn’t read those blogs, in a nutshell, my daughter knew something was wrong looking at her blood work. She suspected cancer so referred her out to a local cancer doctor. He did not even perform the test my daughter requested and said the patient was just tired because she was just a young mother of two little girls (under 6) . So my daughter tried to get her admitted to their local hospital and the Physicians Assistant gave her a hard time because she is a Certified Family Nurse Practioner (which actually is qualified to be the same as a general practice doctor. Anyway, finally got her admitted, after putting up with the verbal harassment from the PA. The hospital kept her over night, but again…. Did no tests and said it was just fatigue. By this point, my daughter was ready to pull her hair out because no one was listening to her because she looks young and they figured she didn’t really know anything. Okay, on to Atlanta…. She called an Oncologist up there and the first appointment was 9 months off. My poor child called the doctor back and talked to her personally, through her tears of frustration and worry, and the doctor finally agreed to see her the next week. (It was about a 2 hour drive away) … Finally, a prognosis…. Stage 4 cancer with 99% fatality rate. My daughter was devastated, her patient was only 3 years older than her. Anyway, my daughter really began questioning if she wanted to stay in her field of Medicine because of this experience. Eight years at least, of school, and a 4.0 average. It was really sad….
On a good note, my sister drove 8 hours down to spend a day and a half with my mom. She naturally stayed with me and we even kidnapped mom and had a cook out by the pool. Yea Sis!!!!!!
It’s really different trying to post using my iPad mini. My angel of a daughter gave it to me for Christmas, which was so sweet and wonderful, since my laptop is close to death. But…. I don’t think she remembered mom (me) is getting older and I don’t do “tiny” very well… Haha
I must be too blond to figure out how to get all my pictures from my iPhone and Mac lapt onto my iPad. UGH…… If anyone knows how, please let me know. Lol
I was bitten in two places on my foot (going barefoot of course) by either a fire ant or a spider. YUCK….. Anyway, they both itched like crazy and then blew up into blister looking things. Well, you know you aren’t suppose to try to pop them or stick them with a needle, so what did I do? I stuck them with a needle to drain out the fluid. They felt better and I thought they were gone, until about a week later, when I noticed they had blown up again, but this time they were like hard balls, no fluid. Yes, I tried to pop them again. Long story short, I put an antibiotic cream on them and they eventually went away….. After leaving holes in their place. I’m still limping around, but learned to cover even my feet with bug spray before going outside during bug hours.
Enough about me, I’ll try to make a gallery oh some of my latest pictures, mostly flowers or my pets… Lol
Okay, maybe I can’t do a gallery on here…..crumb…. sorry, hope the pictures don’t turn out to be huge.