Trying to get back on track

Well, a lot has happened since the last time I wrote.  Oh, I had plans of getting the Christmas tree put up Thanksgiving weekend, then that got switched to Monday; which was doctor day for hubby so we switched it till Tuesday and added doing laundry to the list as well.  Now, I am not sure what happened to Tuesday; I just know that the tree didn’t get put up and laundry didn’t get done.


Wednesday we had to head into Detroit to get hubby his monthly shot and he wanted to get some Mexican at one of his favorite spots – only it is over in Westland so we called our friends in Garden City to meet us there.  After dinner they invited us back to their house so off we went to there, as we really haven’t visited for quite a few months.  By the time we got home it was going on Thursday and I had a bunch of calling to do to find venue’s for the youngest one’s upcoming wedding.

Thursday night sitting in bed watching the latest Sons of Anarchy episode I began to see black dots and swirls in front of my eye and I was getting a bit of a headache so went to sleep hoping it would pass.  Friday morning the few dots became more like a bunch of pepper had been spilled in my eye so it was off to our eye doctor for an exam.  I was examined first by one of her residents, a very tall, very nice man (she trains a lot of eye doctors) and then she came in for a look – so it was double the real bright lights in an eye already hurting.  She said that she couldn’t really see any sign of retinal tearing only that I had a few “bleeders” that were causing the dots.  I was sent home with instructions to make an appointment with their retinal specialist for the coming week and the direction to call the office immediately if my vision became worse and to follow the instructions on their answering machine for assistance.

Out we went to dinner to celebrate the youngest one getting engaged.  We drove her and met our future son-in-law at the restaurant that they picked out, getting there just ahead of the Friday night dinner crowd.  I was enjoying a wonderful dinner and having laughs with them when suddenly it was like having a brown opaque contact over my eye.

We finished dinner and headed for home.  Called the doctor’s answering machine and followed the instructions for contacting the “resident on call” which put me in touch with a different resident than the one I had met earlier.  She was very pleasant and very concerned.  She had to examine my eye, so more drops and more bright lights.  After the exam she made a few phone calls and made arrangements for me to go to an eye clinic in Royal Oak the next morning.   We went home to wait for the morning.

Shortly after we got home the resident called again to tell me that there had been a change of plans and instead of the clinic I had to go to a retinal specialist at a hospital instead.  Oh boy.

Woke up Saturday early Saturday morning for the journey into see the specialist.  More drops, more bright lights and an ultrasound of my eye and guess what?? It was a “small retinal tear” that would require surgery; oh, by the way have you eaten today??  Ate breakfast so that pushed the surgery till 7pm as I also had a few people ahead of me.

Got through the surgery just fine.  Was in recovery and wanted to go home; so as I was dressing to go home I suddenly became very nauseous.  This was due to the anesthesia that they used on me.  It took 2 hours for the pharmacy to send up a drug to handle that so I could ride home without puking my guts out.  Unfortunately it took so long to get to me that I had a few big urps, which when I told that to the doc during my post-op exam on Sunday he was a bit concerned as that type of movement could hurt the eye.

So here it is Sunday night, hubby has been doing laundry because I can’t lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk and can’t do any chores till my appt on Friday and I get “cleared”.    Nope, the tree isn’t up and it doesn’t look like that is happening any time soon.  The plans for popping over to Momma and Jay’s to help put up the outside lights on Saturday had to be ditched because of having surgery instead – can’t drive up and surprise anyone when you can’t see!!

Hopefully the eye will heal soon and I can get back on track with decorating the house.

I know that Monday I will be driving  riding with the youngest as we look at venues for the wedding.  I had already set up the appointments and as long as I am only riding in the vehicle it is a do-able thing.  When I get home from that, I will probably need a nap before dinner.

So, that’s what is new in this neck of the woods – what’s new in your’s??

24 + hours

In 24 hours and 15 minutes I won’t be able to eat anything – I am having carpal tunnel surgery on my right hand on Friday – not sure of the time yet as that is TBD.  I should be getting a phone call tomorrow to let me know what time and I already told them that since my blood sugar is unstable that I should be on the list first.  We will see how well they listened.

Last night my father was taken to the hospital. He was constipated to the point it hurt.  Today he is doing much better but is still being held for “observation”.   His sister-in-law visited him tonight and said he was better than she had seen him in days.  He was eating his dinner and chatting; all signs that he is feeling better.

I have been rearranging boxes on the front porch and throwing stuff out.  It is my goal to get that area organized and things gotten rid of, recycled, repurposed, sold or put into use.  I am tired of boxes everywhere!!  I did find somethings that I have been looking for and I am still looking for others.  I also found a few things that I didn’t know that I had; sweet hubby remembered when, where and why they were purchased; me, I had no clue.

So, I won’t be posting for at least 2 weeks – unless I heal fast – so thought that I would post a little something now so you wouldn’t miss me to much! lol

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods!!

Happy Haunting!!  Happy Halloween!!


I know…………

I know, I’ve been missing for a bit.  Sorry about that.
Sweet hubby got a blood clot in his leg so he has been basically confined to the house and when he isn’t sleeping, I am his entertainment.
On top of that, my father got ill again so we had to venture up to his place and take him to his doctor even though a certain someone was
supposed to still be staying in bed with his leg elevated.
And with my father being sick that means even more laundry with lots and lots of hot water and bleach.

The little one is flying to New York this week to spend 10 days with her friends and also seeing her sister.  I know of at least one trip planned for going into the city and seeing where her sister works and then spending the day in the fashion district.  Ah, to be young and have lots of free time on your hands.

We have a small strawberry plant in one of those strawberry pots that is doing so-so.  Every time we think that we are going to have a few berries to try some bird or squirrel comes along and steals them before they are fully ripe.  Hopefully I can post a picture of some of our plants on here soon.

Just thought that I’d catch ya up on what is going on over our way.