Saturday, May 14, 2011
So it has been a long time surprise surprise. A lot has happened in the Richmond house. Jonah finished his first semester of college with an A- in all his classes. I thought that was pretty dang good. He is still working full time since I am still not working. I am still trying to get my back better. I have the most amazing friend and neighbor that has stepped up to try and help me. She is a massage therapist and she has been working on me every night for a few weeks now. She is an angel. I had a lot more wrong than I thought but she is helping me get through it. She has made me feel so much better already. I am so grateful to have so many wonderful friends and neighbors here. Now that I am home more I have more time to interact with them. I am very much enjoying it.
Another thing that I have just started is couponing. Another thing I owe all to another great friend and neighbor. I am having a lot of fun with it. I did my first shopping spree with my friend there to help walk me through it and I got 80 dollars worth of groceries for 5 dollars. I could not believe it and the excitement was overwhelming!! I really think this is something that I can continue and hopefully help build up our food storage and save some money while Im at it. Jonah and I have also been doing some yards sales now that the weather has started to warm up and get a little drier. I thought it would never come. The weather up here has been so cold and wet up until last week. I thought we were going to be stuck in winter all year. It was starting to get ridiculous. Now it has calmed down to just rain instead of snow. I will take that. And there have been a few nights that we have been able to leave our windows open. It has been great!!
Well I think that catches you up on the main points so far. If I think of anything I left out I will let you know
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wow it really has been a long time since I have posted anything and I am sorry for that. I really have no excuse because I have been stuck at home with nothing to do for about three weeks now. Why do you ask? I will tell you. I have been having a lot of problems with my back lately. And it was only made worse after we got in a car accident the day after Christmas. We hit a patch of black ice and slammed into a barrier on the freeway on ramp. We were going about 55 mph when we hit. Jonah got slammed into the door pretty hard and I got tossed around pretty good. Since I was having pain in my back that was worse than it already was they wanted to take me to the ER. So they put me on a stretcher with a neck brace and hooked an IV up. When we got there they put me and Jonah in separate rooms, which I did not like. I was really worried about him. But I had no choice. I was strapped down to the bed. I was laying there all by myself when my mother and father in law come in. I was very happy to see them and I was glad they came to help.
I asked them to go check on Jonah and see how he was doing and they said he was doing ok. Soon after that they took me in for xrays to make sure that my neck and back were ok and all was as ok as it could be. When I got back they gave me some Morphine. Man I like that stuff. That was the first time in almost a year that I had been completely pain free and I was loving it! The doctors thought I was pretty loopy. After about four or five hours they said that we could leave. I got up and got dressed just fine. Before we walked out the door, they said they forgot to take my final vital signs. So as I was standing there they started to take my blood pressure and I started to feel very very light headed. The nurse told me it was almost done and then I could sit down. I said Im not going to make it. I sat down and almost missed the chair. When I looked up, my family said my face was whiter than anything they had ever seen. They took my blood pressure again and it was very low 38 over 60.
So obviously I was not ready to leave yet. They had me lay back down and slowly raised me upright. Te doctor said that it was a side effect of the Morphine. I apparently reacted strongly to it so he said that I was a light weight cause they did not give me very much. Anyway, finally at about three in the morning we left the hospital and Jonahs parents took us home. Ever since then I have been having more problems with my back. I was getting physically stuck at work because I was in to much pain to move and Jonah would have to come pick me up and bring me some pain pills before I could move. It has not been a fun time so far....MORE TO COME!!! ENJOY THE PICTURES