Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
They were named Spam and Hash, if you can believe it. They are now Lulu and Poppy. And they are quite the characters.
And this is Poppy
New digs for the gals
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I sat on the frozen, icy driveway for 45 minutes between waiting for the ambulance and then having them evaluate me and try to stablilize my ankle enough so my foot wasn't flopping side to side. I remember riding in the ambulance and not being able to stop shivering. Even as I warmed up my body kept trembling. I found out that I had a touch of shock. Once they got an IV in me at the ER and they gave me a little sedative, the trembling stopped. The doctors knoced me out, put everything back into place, then splinted me and sent me home. On our way out of the hospital, a woman came up to me that was in the next bed with her husband and told me how "cool" it was when they were working on me. She said I was talking right along and then all of a sudden I just stopped talking and she could hear all the bones snapping as they put everything back into place. I'm glad I added a little excitement to their visit!
Nine days later I had surgery to stablize the fibula. The tibia would heal on its own. There is a plate with six screws up along the bone, as well as one long screw to hold the bones together since I also tore all of the ligaments from the bone. Six weeks more of non-weight bearing, and then, finally, I was able to start walking on it. It came along pretty well until two months ago when I started having quite a bit of pain out of the blue, so back to the surgeon I went. Turns out I may have to have the hardware removed now, but first I'm going to try resting it a bit more and see if that helps.
Now, this brings me to the ugly scar bit. Dr. K had to cut directly through my Right Whale tattoo! If it looks like more surgery is imminent, I will have to live with it for now, but if surgery is not in my future, I will have to go and have my poor whale fixed up, if possible. Does anyone out there know if scar tissue is tattooable?
Sorry for the blurriness. I was trying to hold the camera at an angle and take the picture myself.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Melissa with husband, Bob, and daughter, Danielle
Friday, August 1, 2008
In a cast from her waist to her toes.
Cherry has four grown kids and six grandkids. Judy is her oldest (see above in the photo of the four of us girls with Judy) and is the mother to Zachary, Morgan, Noah, and Kai. Next is Matthew, who has a little boy, Cody. Then is Autumn who's mom to Zander. And Cherry's youngest is Brian.
I think she's holding our cat, Midnight in this one
A school photo
At a hospital picnic where my mom worked. Look at that funky outfit!
Holding one of her grandkids right after they were born. I can't tell which one though!
This was taken just a few years ago on a letterboxing excursion. It's one of the last photos of my darling Daisy Mae who passed away just 2 or 3 weeks later. She sure looks happy in this photo though.
Cherry is my traveling companion. Any time I have to go any place out of town, I just call her and she never hesitates to say yes. She's been with me to a Canine-L gathering in CT that took us over 5 hours to drive each way in 100 degree weather. She's been to NH with me twice to pick up puppies that I adopted. We've driven up to Montreal to see the Body Worlds exhibit http://www.bodyworlds.com/en.html, which is fantastic if you ever have a chance to go. We also met up with a Canine-L friend and had a wonderful visit. We also spent a weekend at an animal communication seminar last year. In September, we are signed up for a scrapbooking retreat at the Mountain Meadows Lodge in Killington http://www.mountainmeadowslodge.com/. It's going to be so much fun! She's always up for an adventure as long as it doesn't involve a lot of walking, and we always have a great time together.
Lastly will be my youngest sister, Melissa, who is not thrilled about being on my blog, so I promised her I wouldn't put much on about her. I don't want to leave her out though, so stay tuned....