Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010 Year in Review

What a crazy year!  I am only hoping/praying that 2011 is a little less hectic and more rewarding!  My goal for the new year is to start a "Read the Bible in 90 days".  I want to travel more and have a lot less stress at work.  I am very grateful for friends and family and all the support that I had after my surgery, very grateful that the tumor/mass was non-cancerous and that the Doctor and nurses were awesome.  Makes me glad for the profession I chose many years ago.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ok Ok!! I have been bad and not posted in a while but I do have a reason!

So apparently it has been a month or so since I have posted so bear with me and I will try to provide updates.
Aug 14, I was working and had lots of abd pain and went to ER while I was at work and hoped if it was anything it was appendicitis but after a CT of abd, and a consult to a general surgeon.  I had a mass in my upper abdomen attached to my pancreas.  So lots of stress and Dr visits with a trauma surgeon, hematologist and such.  I was scheduled for surgery on Sept 14th.  Spent lots of time trying to get everything that I could think of done before surgery, not so successful if I do happen to say so, but we made it.
Sept 14th, went in for surgery at 1:30 and came out into the ICU at about 7pm.  Very long surgery.  Thank God for the ICU staff and my surgeon.  I was graced with lots of good people and people that I knew to take care of me and make me feel safe.
Sept 16th, apparently that evening after brushing my teeth, I coded and was thankfully brought back.  What an evening, very stressful for my husband and son, and the ICU staff and my Dr who were there with me.  Thank God!
Well after 5 days in ICU, I was transferred to the surgical floor and spent 5 days there and was finally able to go home..  My mom was here to help take care of Gavin and me for about 3 weeks which I am very greatful for her help.  I had lots of wonderful friends and visitors while in the hospital.  Thank you everyone!
Living room bloody curtains

Gavin's sculpting

The boys chillin'
Drago from Bakugan costume

Gavin's paper mache self sculpture

Yard decorations

Gavin's ribs

playing with decorations

posing like my Uncle Lynole, lying in cemetery

My beautiful incision

flowers from the boys

pict's out my hospital room

One of the orchids

more flowers


the other orchids

Pikes Peak

Our yard at night-- do you see the orbs too?
 October 25 I am still recuperating at home, with the help of my son who is fantastic with everything!  I had help in decorating for halloween -- our favorite holiday!  So I believe I am caught up there, Gavin has his costume and I have candy for trick or treaters!  Next Dr visit is Nov 9th and I should get the ok to go back to work if I am lucky!  I miss my work friends!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

End of August

Woke to find a kitchen bathed in red light and knowing I didn't have lights on at 0500, here is what I found opening the front door.

My sis sent flowers!

My new indoor herb garden with start of fall/halloween decorating.

pictures of decorating being done in  living room after new furniture

Happy September!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Sleeper sofa for Mom when she visits!

New furniture for when Mom comes to visit.  The one on the left is the sleeper sofa.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Late first day of School Aug 18th, 2010

The first day of school came and went and I had to drop him off due to having a meeting across town.  So here are pictures from first day!

He was lucky to get the teacher he wanted but was not happy that his friends are all in different classes or went to other schools.  Before I know it the year will be over and he will be out for summer again.
Off goes my 2nd grader!   Have a great year Gavin!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hike and rain storm

 Pictures from our hike out near Calhan, beautiful rocks!

 Apparently Gavin learned to be Lewis from Lewis and Clark, here he is pointing out the trail!