Wednesday, February 16, 2011

i'm back.....yes, again, lol!

well hey there!

how's things? i meant to post on valentine's day, to let you all know that i was sending love. i hope you all had a day full of love...i did!

so, yes, i'm back and SO MUCH has happened to where i would say to myself "ooh, i'm gonna blog this!", but yet there's still the same 'ole, same 'ole. everyone is well - juan and ladybug. she joined the 4th grade volleyball team at school, and began tennis and is turning out to be a natural athlete - like her mommy! yes, she's still running track and the season (along with the scheduling madness) has started. she did decide to drop girl scouts, of which i was disappointed, but totally understand why. with her schedule, she just didn't have the time, plus, she loves the other activities more than GS. and as for juan..? well, he's still chasing me around, trying to make me 'behave'. so no, not much has changed in that area!

as you see from my previous post, i was hospitalized for most of the fall, from early september to mid december, initially for my lung disease flaring up (pulmonary fibrosis), then that lead to a lung infection which kept me in isolation for two whole weeks - i could not leave my room and visitors were restricted to just immediate family for 14 days! yes, i was able to see my beloved ladybug practically daily, even though she was on the 'restricted list' because children are cootie factories, but thank God for the nurses - they just looked the other way!
for ladybug, this is one of her favorite places! mainly because the nurses spoil her rotten!

this was my 'home away from home'.

speaks for itself.

this is the monstrosity that cycles the blood/bone marrow and plasma in and out of my body. it's like dialysis in a way

i tried to capture the plasma and marrow going in/coming out. it's all heated too!

this is some of the plasma and blood product meds they treated me with over the 3 weeks

it wasn't all smiles

this contraption protruding from my neck is called a 'pigtail', and it's how all the blood/marrow and plasma gets in and out

the nurses love ladybug so much, and we spend so much time there, that they give her gifts!

juan's bed - yes, he stayed with me most nights. he and ladybug spent weekends

but i'm doing so much better now. the battle is still raging on though, just not at the previous levels. i was in the middle of a course of chemo last month when i suddenly and dramatically began to loose my hearing, to the point that i'm wearing a hearing aid. the docs aren't sure what's going on and are totally dumbfounded - i'm feeling sorry for my ENT specialist because you can see the frustration and desire to fix this for me (he's in love with ladybug) in his eyes and face. well, at least i can hear something - better than nothing. the benefits are that i can hear ladybug or juan being a little smart asses when they think i can't hear them - busted, lol!

overall, i'm on the mend and looking for some trouble to get myself into, lol!
  so please stay tuned, because ....I'M BACK!


Anonymous said...

Princess--thanks for letting us know how you are doing! So glad to see that you are doing well! Keep up the good fight........

Princess Tinybutt said...

thanks 'anon', i appreciate your comments :)

tiffanyfleminglynn said...

You and Your Girl look Beautiful toghether.Glad to see you doing better. I will be Praying for you and Your family. Stay Strong we love your blogg and cant wait to hear and see more.God Bless You XXXTiffany

tiffanyfleminglynn said...

We are Glad To see you feeling Better.You and ladybug look so Beautiful.Keep being positive and staying strong.We look forward to hearing and seeing God Bless you and your Family we will be praying for you all.

Princess Tinybutt said...

thanks so much ms. tiffany! i really appreciate your comments, truly :)