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And the hermit's cave is opening.....

Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hello to all and anyone who still checks this blog out from time-to-time!
I'm sorry that I've been gone for so long! It was just due to the "normal" things in our lives...

*The roller coaster of life, better known as "Living with Pulmonary Hypertension and Addisons Disease." I can honestly tell you though, before this last downward ride, I had been feeling better than I have in years! I no longer use oxygen during the day!! I still need it at night and on those days when the roller coaster is taking a dive. I'm still on only 18 ng's of Veletri (same family of drug as Flolan, only it doesn't require being kept cold while in use!) down from 54 ng's in November! As my phriends know, the positive things are what we grab onto....tightly!

*Holidays. It was such a strange December/January that I didn't even write my annual Christmas letter. So, see? I haven't just been ignoring this blog!

*Traveling. I was given the gift of being able to spend some time in sunny San Diego, missing several big snow storms here in Nebraska! (It's all about the timing!)

*Family. Our oldest son Nick, and his beautiful bride, Kara are doing very well. They're both working hard and doing very well!
Chris (our baby!) just got engaged Saturday night! His fiance' is Suzie from Chicago! The first time that Suzie came for a visit, she immediately felt like a member of the family! We absolutely love her! God has completely blessed Rod and I with two wonderful men who fell in love with two wonderful women!

*Animals. I debated whether to include our beloved dogs with the "family" update or here in the "animal" section. I decided that no family member would kill a baby squirrel and bring it around for show and tell (thank you Haver)! They're both doing well or at least as well as two dogs on Prozac can do! Haver continues to be HUGE, while Asa actually looks like he's dropped a few pounds from time to time!



In case you couldn't tell, Haver is on the left and Asa is on the right.

Well, I'm going to end this update for now. I'll have to see if anyone is still checking it out. If not, I'd certainly understand. There are consequences for being a hermit.

Take care.
Thanks for checking in.
Thanks for reading.

Annette

6 comments to And the hermit's cave is opening.....:

Anonymous said...

you just made my day. so happy to read your post . Luv Jas

The Admiral said...

About damn time.

Thought you had abandoned us.

Too bad about the squirrel.

Colleen said...

I read your blog when you have an update, and I'm very happy you have updated! I've missed you! It sounds like you've been doing pretty well. I sure hope that continues!
Many hugs to you!!
Colleen :)

Di said...

So happy for the updated blog! Thrilled for Chris and his news! So many things to look forward to. Happy your family is all doing so well and we continue to pray for YOU sweet friend.

paula54 said...

Welcome back. I posted something yesterday but it didn't show up. Happy to hear you're doing well. Tell Chris congrats from me! Carie and Chad are expecting in August and are in the process of building a new home. Know of anyone who wants to buy a wonderful house?! Take care!

N. L. Sharp said...

I can't tell you how happy I was to read your message--and to see you are back from Hermit land! Tell Chris congratulations! I am so happy for you and Rod!

Nancy