Saturday, September 15, 2007

Many thanks!

First of all if give many thanks ...

to the many good thoughts and prayers this past 48 hours!

for the many family and friends that have offered help to our family!

to Dr. Goodwin for being a great, quick acting surgeon, and the super wonderful hospital staff we encountered today!

Thank you for the bottom of our hearts!

Aaron is home, and feeling good, no make that almost great! He walked, yes WALKED from the car to the house, from the front door to the bedroom, and about the house a little today. Less than 24 hours after surgery! It is simply amazing how quickly he is feeling better!

My mother hopped in the car at 2am, hopped on a flight at 7am, and was here by noon to stay until the end of the month to help with the kids appts, kids sports schedules, daycare, and Aaron's appts. I dont think I could get through this with out her! Thanks mother, love ya!

Our good friend Angie took Savannah over night, and then to her first gymnastics meet of the season....I have never missed a meet. And it was really hard to miss this one. But of course she came home with not one, not two, not three, not four, but 5 medals! I am so proud of her! Way to go sis!

Another set of good friends, Bobbie & Bob took Dominick over night, and to his soccer game this afternoon. It was a great game, 2-2 tie, and D took a great hit to the head/face the 4th quarter that would make any parents cringe. Way to be strong handsome man!

Once again, thanks for great, helpful friends!! I could not of done this without them.

Friday, September 14, 2007

And we have a surgery date........

TOMORROW ( Sat. 9/15) at 8am.

Not much time to worry, not much time to plan.

Dominick has a soccer game, and Savannah has her first gymnastics meet of the season. I have been scrambling, calling friends, neighbors and such to figure out how they are getting there.

Aaron's parents are gone to the beach for their anniversary, my mother is flying in first thing tomorrow morning until the 30th to help with the kids schedules, dr apppt, and emotional support. All is a big blur!

Any good thoughts you can send our way for a smooth surgery and a fast recovery would be great!


Not such good news......

Got a call around 1pm, from the Neurosurgeon. Dont know all the details, but we have an appt at 3pm. Who on earth gets an appt with a neurosurgeon in 2 hours.........someone who really needs to be seen I guess. :(

Will let you all know what the out come is as soon as we know.

Happy thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I hate waiting....

So when the dr says it will be read ASAP, that means NOTHING!! As Aaron's MRI was on Tuesday, and as of right now they still don't have the results.

Not for my lack of trying, 3 phone calls, and a favor pulled in. Thanks Maye! But the place here he had it done has not sent the results to our dr's office yet.

Those of you who know me, know that I am not a patient person. I want them, and I want them NOW!!


Monday, September 10, 2007


How come I can keep it all together until my mother calls......then the tears flow freely. She called to see how Aaron's appt went, and I started to tell her and just choked up.

FYI: Aaron has an MRI on Tuesday at 5:45pm, then it goes directly to the neorologist for reading. They are doing a rush job on the reading, so they say. Hopefully will know something Tues evening or Wed.

Then she calls back to tell me to just say the word and she is on her way here. I could not ask for a better mother! But then the tears start again. My daycare kids think I am crazy, & they ask a hundred questions about Aarn every day he is home.

Thanks for being a great mother!! I really appreciate you!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Rough week....all around here

This past week has been a rough one.

Sunday - Aaron was working on the brush cutter, and came in saying his back hurt. So he took it easy all day.

Monday - Aaron's back was worse, hurt but could still walk, etc.... Savannah is starting to panic about middle school, cries from 8:30-11:30pm, begs me to stay in her bed with her, finally falls asleep around 2am, has to be up at 6am for school.

Tuesday - Kids head back to school, by this time Aaron can't sit or hardly walk. Using crutches & moving really slow. Goes to see the dr on call, he says take Vicodin and Ibuprofen, rest and it should be better in a few days. Savannah has a good day at school, but come bed time it starts again, only this time it lasts until after 3am. Plus getting up every 4 hours to give Aaron his meds......Mommy is just not used to being up in the middle of the night anymore.

Wednesday - Aaron can no longer walk at all, crawling everywhere. Pain is worse. Calls dr. and can't get in until Friday AM. Savannah has a good day at school, plus 4 hours of gymnastics. Starts to get teary at shower time but I loose all patience and tell her to get showered and calm down. Give her some Benedryl and she sleeps from 9pm - 6am. THANK HEAVENS! Only have to be up every 4 hours for Aaron's meds.

Thursday - Aaron is in pain, waiting for dr appt tomorrow am, hoping it will stop hurting soon. School is good for both kids, and no problems! WOO HOO!!

Friday - Aaron gets up, tries to get into the car to drive to the dr. but he can not sit long enough to even get all the way into the car, I call a friend to watch my daycare and take him directly to the Emergency Room (our dr is 35 minutes away, and Aaron is laying in the back of the Tahoe unbuckled, I am not getting on the highway like that) Dr says its a sciatic nerve pinched, now taking Perdinsone, and Percocet.

Saturday - Hoping that Aaron will feel better, but no luck yet.

Sunday - Aaron still is not able to walk, called dr to leave a message that I want an MRI, ASAP. Hopefully they will call back early, or at 7:30am, I will be back on the phone with them.

Please hope and pray that this ends soon. Aaron is miserable, and I am beginning to wonder how much longer we can go on this way. He is depressed about missing work, not being able to help around the house, or with the kids sports. And I am burning the candle at all ends possible.

Thanks for letting me off to give him last meds before he goes to bed.

Thanks again!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Back to School 2007

Today is the first day of school, both kids were excited to go, but for two totally different reasons.

Savannah, who is in 6th grade at North Albany Middle School, was excited because of the whole new experience of changing classes, having electives, meeting new friends, being at a new school.
That being said, I was not allowed to go into the school, or even get out of my car to take pictures, so ones in front of the house will have to do. Darn girl thinks she's growing up or something.

Dominick was excited for one reason, and only one reason. He got to finally wear his new shoes......silly boys!!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Senior Year

In honor of the new school year, think back to your senior year of high school, and answer these questions accordingly:

1. Who was your best friend?
Aaron, but I did lots of things with Deanna, Terrie, & Debi because Aaron was in college and working full time also.

2. Did you play any sports?

3. What kind of car did you drive?
An ULGY 1982? white Ford Courier pick-up with a canopy with green windows.........awful!!

4. It’s Friday night. Where were you?
footballs game, high school dances, cruisin' the gut, on dates or hanging out with Aaron....

5. Were you a party animal?
At times

6. Were you considered a flirt

7. Were you in the band, orchestra or choir?

8. Were you a nerd?

9. Were you ever suspended or expelled?

10. Can you sing the fight song?
We had one??

11. Who was your favorite teacher?
Me. Geisler (Marketing)

12. What was your school mascot?

13. Did you go to the Prom?
Yes, with Aaron

14. If you could go back, would you?

15. What do you remember most about graduation?
Not a lot, it was long, and borning.

16. Where were you on Senior Skip Day?
Can't remember

17. Did you have a job your senior year?
Yep, Van's Stationers

18. Where did you go most often for lunch?
I only went to schook 1/2 days and worked 1/2 days so at lunch I went home then to work.

19. Have you gained weight since then?
Lets not talk about that........of course.

20. What did you do after high school?
College, married & two great kids.