Friday, September 30, 2011

Life's Lemons

Google has cleared the warning from my blog and no malware is present so my blog should not give you any warnings. If you want you can subscribe by email you can do so by clicking here.

Life has been CRAZY the last few weeks. I have not been at work since Sept. 9th. My mom's health went down hill all of a sudden and she has been in the hospital twice since then. She is recovering now but she is still rather shaky and has awhile before she will able to build strength and be able to be on her own again if ever. She did have a stroke which I expected and fortunately it did not cause any mobility or speech problems. She also had some kidney issues due to too much medication and not enough sustenance and liquids. She is skin and bones.  It has been scary, stressful, agonizing and heartbreaking. By the same token, it could have been way worse. Somehow, I have been able to muster strength to handle everything though. She is going to have someone prepare meals, do med reminders and exercise and occupational therapy with her daily in home.

While visiting her in the hospital I took a spill on some ice water on the restroom floor and sprained my shoulder, wrist and ankle. I have soft casts on my ankle and wrist and will need them for a few more weeks. The ankle is causing the most pain but I haven't been taking anything for the pain because it makes my brain muddy. My eating has been hit or miss and I am up on the scale but it has not been completely out of control. I can see where I could go into a tailspin quickly but I keep getting on the scale to catch myself from getting too far out of control.

I miss reading all your blogs! I wiped out 1,000s of posts in Google Reader because it was just too much pressure so I am hoping to be able to catch up with you all soon. Hope you have a good weekend. Until next time...


  1. Welcome back, Katie. Very sorry your mom is going through this, and you with her, but I'm glad you're there for her and keeping your attitude on the more positive side, even with a nasty spill. Yes, it could be worse. Always.

    I use the scale that way, too. A reminder not to just go totally bonker nuts. A reminder of consequences. It can help some of us.

    God bless you and your mom and heal you both up...

  2. I'm glad your blog is back - that malware thing was a mess! And although we've been in touch via email, I still like to come here, too. :)

    You've had a rough go of it (and your mom as well) - I know you're doing the best that you can considering everything that has been thrown at you. Big hugs - hang in there!

  3. I'm glad your blog is fixed! My computer wouldn't let me come here during all of that :(

    Also, sorry that your mom is sick, you are injured and eating is hit or miss. Trouble happens! Hold your head up high, smile and pull through it! (((hugs)))

  4. Glad your back! It was nice keeping up with you via FB. I am keeping you in my prayers.

  5. Good to see you back. So sorry for all of the trouble in your life lately. :( *hugs* Hope things turn around soon!

  6. Good to know your blog is 'safe'... I too had that warning put on my blog, but it went within a day so didn't lose any readers thank goodness.
    I hope your injuries heal soon.

  7. Oh Kaite! So sorry to hear about all of this! Hang in there!!!


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