Thursday, January 14, 2010

Yesterday and today, I have had the headache increase. I am fearful that the shunt has malfunctioned, but hoping it just lost its setting. I am going to try and get in to the dr earlier than my planned appts. Pray that there is nothing wrong with it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The post that I forgot in the drafts.

Last night, Dan was playing basketball with some teens at open gym. (He has been doing this at our church a few weeks now and loves it.) One of the teens went up to shoot the ball and Dan was behind him trying to block the shot. Somehow, Dan came down and the boy came down on top of Dan. It bent his left knee in toward his right knee. He then iced it for a bit and went back to playing P-I-G with some of the kids. He went to shoot the ball and heard a loud "POP". He said the next thing he saw was the ceiling lights. When he came home it was all swollen. So we elevated it, iced it, and took some Tylenol. This morning it was swollen worse, so we went to the doctor. The doctor said his ACL was fine, but the 2 ligaments on either side of his knee were probably torn. He also said that Dan has fluid in the joint and if it isn't better next week, he will have to drain it. He sent us for x-rays to make sure that nothing is fractured, for a knee brace, and a prescription. Dan is now in bed with his knee up and hopefully, sleeping.
Yesterday, I was able to get a lot done. I made 4 loaves of bread(2 for the freezer), 1 very large batch of cinnamon rolls(put some in the freezer), 3 loads of laundry, did some cleaning, worked with Samuel, and a few other odds and ends. I again didn't take all my meds yesterday and did fine until last night. I couldn't sleep, but was up at 4am. So, today, I am feeling a bit of a headache. I am taking some meds, but I am going to try and not take as many.
Tonight it is marinated flank steak, baked potatoes, corn on the cob(from our garden via the freezer), and homemade bread. After that maybe some games and/or a movie. Noha has exams tomorrow and Thursday. He isn't real concerned about them. Doesn't even want to study, but I told him he had too. He has mostly A's and a couple of B's and hasn't studied one time this year. He brought home a beautiful clock today that he had made in Industrial Arts. I will try to post pictures tonight or tomorrow.
Heard a great quote today. IF you are not happy with what you have. you will not be happy wih what you THINK you need~Socrates.

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Good Day

Today I have felt better than I have in weeks. I actually cut back on some of my meds yesterday. I think they are to blame for the unbelievable grogginess. I didn't take all of my meds at bedtime and I think that is why I haven't been able to function during the day, sleep til late, start waking up about 2 in the afternoon, and then being awake until 3 or 4 in the morning and then doing it all again the next day. So, I am going to try and limit my meds at bedtime for a few days and see how it goes.
Yesterday was my birthday. I felt ok for the first part of the day. Dan made pancakes for breakfast, but I was unable to eat them. Then for lunch we had meatloaf, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese. We then went to my moms for cake and pecan pie. I went to Sunday school and church in the am, but after a 4:30 meeting with the youth pastor, I was unable to stay for the evening service.
So far the month is going good with the no spending. Dan is the "bad" one:-) Mondays are the worst because he doesn't come home until around 8 or 9 pm. So, he kind of needs to eat before then. I was able to finish the once a month cooking on Saturday with Dan's help. Tonight was Beef enchiladas and rice. Not sure what we'll have tomorrow. Maybe Marinated Flank Steak...hmmm.
I am trying not to do too much today, even though I am feeling pretty good. I have done schoolwork with Samuel, done some laundry, and cleaned a little. I am going to make some bread in a bit. I would like to make some cinnamon rolls. We'll see how much I can get finished.
Samuel is once again trying to get a cold. He is still taking his elderberry and I think that is helping him from not getting really sick. Hopefully he will get better soon. He has just felt kind of crummy today. I almost wish he'd just get sick and get it over with. He just hasn't felt good for several days. He runs a fever off and on,, tired and has a runny nose. What we really need is some fresh air and sunshine. I'll have to see about getting him some vitamin D. He doesn't drink milk at all, so maybe that is something he needs.
He is really loving his guinea pig though! He has been very responsible with her. He named he Fluffy :-)