Friday, July 31, 2009

Catching up or maybe not.

After officially putting our house on the market and pushing hard to get this place sold, Seriously Daddy and I packed up the L's and drove them to Grandma and Papa's farm in Iowa. Not because we enjoy treating them like livestock but because they actually like it out there. Plans were that the L's would spend most of June out there and then as a family spend the 4th of July together and then come home. House projects took up most of our time. The garage needed to be painted, the basement needed some work. And the bathroom? Oh, the bathroom. It's still half done except the door has been removed so it's more fun to announce to everyone, "Hey, I'm going to use the bathroom so don't look, okay?" Fun times.

We had a buyer who promptly backed out a few weeks before closing. By then I had given up my Blogher ticket. Waaaa! After throwing a few tantrums, I packed up the dogs and we headed out to Grandma and Papa's to hang with the L's. By that time Papa had admitted that he purchased 4 foals from a neglectful situation and he needed a fence built. Perfect. What makes this even better is the fact that he was leaving for work again the next day and my mom needed to get the rest of the fence built. So after a little sweet talking and bitching, Seriously Daddy drove down and he and I would finish the fence.

About 6 hours into the project, Seriously Daddy set a 6x6x8 up on it's end and it fell full force onto the top of my foot. A trip to the ER diagnosed me with a fractured metatarsal. Crutches, pain pills, ice and elevate. Happy Summer to me! I needed my mom's help with the L's and the dogs so in Iowa we stayed. Seriously Daddy commuted back and forth and such was life.

Fast forward 2.5 weeks.

By this time I'm feeling better, able to do more things and was looking forward to getting home and back into a routine. Eight hours later and we rolled into the Town That Time Forgot. I could barely get out of the car. Thinking that this last 34 years has really taken a toll on me, I shrugged it off. The pain in my calf had to be a cramp. Suck it up and get the kids in bed, right? Yeah, whatever.

Called the doc the next morning and the next thing I know I am diagnosed with Deep Vein Thrombosis and learning how to give myself injections in my belly. Three to six months of blood thinners and constant monitoring is what I have planned for the immediate future. And to top off, I seem to be allergic to one of the medications. Woot.

So I'll have all the time in the world to read and comment on your blogs and to actually attempt to put some meaningful content on this little blog o' mine because most likelyI' ll end up in the hospital.

Hang in there, it should be an interesting ride!

7 comments:

small town city girl said...

Thank goodness you didn't fly to Blogher! Deep vein thrombosis on a plane is NOT a good thing!! Sending happy thoughts your way for a speedy recovery!

Cindy said...

Wow...It's been awhile since I have been able to catch up on you....Looks like I should have stopped by sooner... lol....

I am keeping you and your family close to my heart... I love your humor... :)

Cindy
www.successfulwahm.blogspot.com

Joe @ IrrationalDad said...

DON'T DIE!

Hopefully you can enjoy some margaritas while you're lounging around with your foot elevated.

Corina - Down to Earth Mama said...

Good god, lady! Take care of yourself. Will be thinking of you...

Neil said...

Take care. Sorry I missed you at BlogHer, but in retrospect, it was better that you found out more info on this health issue.

Stephanie Vetne said...

Wow! That's a lot to handle. Sounds like my life at times. LOL! Take care!

Seriously Mama said...

I'm so bad at replying to comments! Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I'm off the crutches and hopefully in 3 months this whole clot thing will be gone!

xoxox