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Hello. I'm here...it's been a lo-o-o-o-ong summer!

Monday, September 20, 2010
I would like to thank so many of you who have written, called and emailed to let me know you're out there and that I'm not here alone. I even received $$ from a friend (thank you Mary Jane!) so I could go out and get a magical Blizzard!! Of course, Rod's comment when he saw the kind card and cool cash was something like, "Annette, maybe you should start talking about how much a new Corvette would help you and that you might actually be CURED if you had a new Corvette!" That Rod is such a funny guy.....ha...ha...ha......

It's just been tough month since I wrote last month. The "car incident" is just a memory. But the high-velocity back-dive into the dresser is still causing some problems. Being on blood thinners seems to have slowed the healing a bit. But, the fist-size blood clot is almost completely dissolved.

Unfortunately the tiredness has not improved, it's actually gotten worse. Another appointment with my endocrine doctor provided some answers and some more "crap" to deal with. (Sorry...I've really developed a bad attitude) The increase in my thyroid medication has not increased those low levels. Plus, I'm severely anemic with significant iron loss. Those results lead the doctors to suspect bleeding from somewhere in my body, most likely my colon or my stomach. So, in two weeks I "get" to go into the hospital for a couple of days and have a colonoscopy and an endoscopy (The GI doctor whimsically calls it a "Tops and Bottoms!" Ha, ha, ha, ha....) Because I'm "so complicated" I need to be in the hospital for a couple of days, because I'm on a blood thinner I have to give myself some special shots for several days prior to the procedure....etc., etc., etc., whine, whine, whine...)

In the meantime, we've increased the thyroid medicine, added iron pills and, oh, I almost forgot, I've also added a new medication to take care of a case of thrush (a yeast infection in my mouth) I'm so proud to be able to share that little tidbit with all of you.

So, all of this whining and moaning and groaning is why I've stayed away from this blog for a month. First, I've really been tired and just didn't want to try to figure out what to write. But, mostly, I didn't want to come here with "doom and gloom." I'm hoping now that I've written it all down I can try to write some much more fun postings.

OK, I'm tired. I think I hear the couch and the TV remote calling my name.

Thank you so much for checking in.
Thanks for letting me vent.
Thanks for reading.


10 comments to Hello. I'm here...it's been a lo-o-o-o-ong summer!:

Donna said...

SOOOO Good to hear from you!!!! You just take your time getting your strength back and we'll all keep supporting you with our prayers and notes. We all love you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Annette,
I am so glad you shared your life with us. It helps to know how to pray for you. I was getting very worried about you but did not want to bother you with a phone call. I know what it is like to have chronic
anemia. Since I am taking chemo treatments now, I am very tired. Do take care of yourself and do only fun things. the rest can wait. It never goes away so you can always find it and take care of it another day. Trust me, it does not go away no matter how hard you try to lose it. I pray God will give you the strength for each day.
Peace to you from God
LaDonna G.

Jas said...

Rod's right . Get the Corvette :)

Bonnie, NV said...

Annette, I was really starting to worry about you but so glad you posted on your blog. It sounds like you have your hands full. Know that your in my thoughts and prayers and just take good care of yourself. We love you!! Bonnie

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh! I just found my name "up in lights" here! I'm starting to save today for your Corvette. What color would you like?? (What IS your favorite color?)

We saw Justin (Amy) run the half in the Omaha Marathon yesterday in 1:17:48! Then on to F-W church to hear astronaut Clay Anderson speak. Very emotional.

You have SO MUCH to deal with; you are one tough "dude!" (Horse talk!) "Crap" is a favorite of mine too! Thinking of you every day. MJ

Di said...

I think venting helps all of us at times. Always feel free to tell us how you are really doing (no need to sugar coat for this group). We want you to feel better and will pray our hearts out for you sister!!! I like the idea of a corvette plan. Rod is really on to something.
hugs, di

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Anonymous said...

I forgot to ask if you need a tube of glue with that Corvette, or do you already have some? (To assemble the model with, of course!) Really, what is your favorite color?

Please keep us posted on the"fun" "Tops and Bottoms" procedure and whatever anyone else tries to shove down your throat or up your.....I just "love" a good colonoscopy prep!

The Admiral said...

Hey, you know when I had my pushmepullyou procedure in the spring, they did it under a general anesthetic so I could truly enjoy it.

I have watermelon stomach. Look it up. It's a cool thing to have. Really. Explains my anemia.

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