Ok Mom….don’t freak, I am fine!  Just got busy again.  LOL!!   I am having my lunch here at work so I thought I would quickly update. 

TUESDAY….worked late………..

I also saw my Pulmonologist on Tuesday.  The appointment went pretty good.   I am continuing to decrease my prednisone.   I am only taking it every other day.  Let me tell you it is a tough thing to do.  After you take it for so many years, you have NO energy without it.   The Dr said that will get better.  I sure hope so.   I certainly can’t give up caffeine right now.  That seems to be the only thing keeping me going.  With my current plan I will be off of Prednisone in the beginning of April.  I will see the pulmonologist again at the end of April to check my breathing off of prednisone.  She also took me off of one medication, Seravent, so I hope to get off a few more as well. 

WEDNESDAY – I actually had to come into the office this Wednesday.  I usually work from home.  I had a meeting and was here from 9 to 12.   Then I headed home and picked up groceries on the way home.  I was very very happy with my groceries shopping.  I only spent $58.00 on groceries for the week and I was even having a party on Thursday and needed to make appetizers, etc. 

After getting groceries, I had to lay down for a bit.  My back is causing me a great deal of pain these days.  I need to get that x-ray done to see if it is fractured or not.  I just haven’t had time to do that yet.  But the L2 vertebrae where they suspect the fracture is where my pain is so we will see.  

When hubby got home we all headed to church for supper.  Afterwards, Tommy, hubby and I went home.  Hubby and I were so tired we all curled up in bed and watched Casper the Friendly Ghost.  I fell asleep….LOL!!

THURSDAY – Busy day…..I took Tommy to preschool in the morning.  Then I came home and cleaned and made food for my BookGroup.  At about 1:00 I was all ready for the party so I worked for a few hours.  Then at 3:00 we had Erik’s IEP meeting.  I am not entirely sure how it went.  I am taking a wait and see attitude and trying to get my hubby to do the same.  He is not entirely happy but hopefully things will change.  We ere both very thrilled that the principal was in attendance and seemed to be making things happen.  We will see……..

The endocrinologist called concerning my blood tests he did.  My glucose level was fine (diabetic when I was pregnant), but I continue to have an elevated white blood count.   So I went on the Internet and searched high white blood count.  Reason can be infection or leukemia.  YIKES>…so I read on more and to more site and find that some medications, such as prednisone can affect your white blood count.  That darn prednisone really can mess with a lot of thing!  So I had to make an appointment with my primary Dr to follow up on this concern….blah…blah…blah….  I am so sick of going to Drs!  So next week Wed, I have two Dr appointments now…one with the gastro Dr for follow-up and my primary too.  Yep, that is why I only work 1/2 day on Wed….got have time for my other full-time job, the professional patient.  I can’t wait until I am off the prednisone and these concerns are under control. 

Then we came home and I finished getting ready for Book Group and got Erik going on his homework while hubby went to get Tommy.  Book Group was a good turn out 8 of the 9 members were there and we even talked about the book for a bit.  LOL!!   Everyone stayed until about 9:30 and had a nice time!  Syd (friend) and I stayed up chatting until about 10:30 after book group.  It always such a great time..what a great group of women! 

FRIDAY – Working today.   I had to call Health Partners again today.  They took over the Flexible Spending Account for my employer and they have been terrible.  I called them about a deposit they sent me a remittance advise for, but it never showed up in my account.   They investigated and found out that a number of peoples deposits didn’t make it.  Hmmmm…they are issuing my a check in the next day or so.  This makes budgeting so hard!  We have a lot of medical  expenses just with medications and co-pays, especially me!  I never have any trouble using up my medical money!

I have a homevisit this afternoon and they I am heading home to join my family at the Winter Fest at the Church.  That is the only excitement we have planned so far for this weekend.  Erik needs to earn his fun, just like the school said yesterday.  We have been already doing that.   He will be starting a new checklist next week and if he gets a good amount of points he will earn a movie night or something fun on the weekend. We can rent a movie and make popcorn.   When Erik just gets to do those things without doing well in school or even trying is NOT helping him.  He has no reason to try or care.  We are very firm with this, I wish everyone would be.  They are only hurting Erik by not holding him accountable.  The school is right on that!  He should earn these things by doing his work in school and trying not just let him do whatever.

IN response to a few comments:

Moosetwang – here is the recipe for Tater Tot HOtdish…my family likes it!  I think it is a Midwest thing!

Menus 4 Moms recipe  Tater Tot Casserole

  • 1- 32. oz package frozen Tater Tots
  • 1/2 lb. browned ground beef (from Wednesday)
  • 1- 16 oz. container sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of celery soup
  • 1- 4 oz. can mushrooms, drained
  • 1 pkg. sauteed onions (from freezer)
  • 1- 6 oz. can French fried onions

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 9×13 casserole pan. Place frozen tater tots in bottom of pan. Sprinkle beef over tater tots. In a bowl, mix sour cream,cheese, soups, mushrooms, and sauteed onions. Pour over beef. Top with French fried onions. Bake for 50-60 minutes.

And you are so right…when I opened the car insurance renewal and they wanted 5100.00 for our three cars, I nearly fainted.  The good news is we found a new agent and policy and saved a ton!   We are very happy!

IMMAX3 – Organization…..it is a process.  I was terrible in my first marriage and each year I get little better at home and work.  And of course I have those times when I fall off the ladder too!

As for the Million Little Pieces…..the writing is difficult to read and certainly not great!  But since I am a social worker I really like to study and learn about people and their thought processes.  The funny thing about the book is it was written about his experience in rehab here in the MN, so we knew some of the places he was talking about and weren’t exactly happy with his descriptions.  But over all most members of my book group liked the book and took it as fiction.  One member refused to read if on principal since it wasn’t true….

YankeeSweetheart20 – I am glad the flylady stuff is working for you so well.  Keep at it!!!  RYC:  Josh is my oldest son and he is graduating from High School in June.    

Thanks to all of you that support me during this weird time in my health.  It had been very depressing for me to deal with the new diagnosises of cataracts, glaucoma and osteoporosis.  Disease and aliments of a much older woman than I.   Your all great!

WOW….how is that for an update….I am off to get back to work.  My lunch is all gone!

2 thoughts on “BUSY….BUSY…….

  1. There ya go!  That should make your mom happy!

    I don’t know.  It would take a miracle to organize my life.

    I hope you’re feeling better very soon!  It is scary to have all that stuff happening so early in life.  My hubby has always had to be on the lookout for glaucoma because it runs in his family and his eye pressure is a little high anyway.

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