Sunday, January 31, 2010
Okay, after yesterday's depressing blog, I thought I'd post something kind of funny that happened. On Thursday morning I was out in Ransom Canyon cleaning a house. It was pouring down rain that morning, you all know that!, then the snow started. I didn't think much about it, besides it wasn't supposed to start that until the afternoon. Well....I was down in the lower canyon in my car. I left and couldn't get up the hill!! I was sliding right back down. You don't always realize what a steep hill that really is sometimes! So....after trying a few times, and watching bigger cars than mine struggle up, I went back down, called my brother and asked him to come pick me up at the top of the hill. I started climbing up the hill, leaving my car behind at the house, and about that time the snow plow started running. He gave me a lift up to the top of the hill to the police station where I hung out while waiting for bro. By the time he was able to get through all the snow in Lubbock and get out there, they had completely plowed the hill. So, the police officer out at Ransom gave me a ride back up the hill and I was able to leave. A big shout out to bro for coming all the way out there, especially since I was able to get out in my car. That was so nice of him to come and try to get me! Anyway, as I was leaving, I was thinking about how I would NEVER take rides from people I don't know, especially men, and here I did it twice in one day! I think they were pretty safe though! After all, one was a policeman. Lesson learned....if snow is forcasted, I need to at least take the Toyota out there! I was afraid that I was going to get stuck out there!
Posted by Mary at 7:52 PM
Saturday, January 30, 2010
My poor doggy had a rough night, so we headed to the vet this morning. Her heart is much larger than it was 6 months ago, and the time is coming quickly. But just not today. The vet is going to give her more Lasix, a heart medicine and watch her over the weekend to see how she does. It might buy her 6 more months, it might not. I'm just in agony over knowing what to do. I can't bear the thought of her suffering and "drowning" in the fluid in the night, but at the same time, if we can keep her comfortable for a few more weeks, I'll take it. If only I knew that she could just pass away in her sleep at home, I could handle it. What I'm afraid of is that she won't be peaceful, but struggling, and I just couldn't bear it. So on Monday, the vet will call and let us know how she's done on the meds throughout the weekend. It's almost time to say goodbye to my 1st baby.....she's really been the best dog that I could have ever asked for, gentle, calm, and loving. But, it's also so close to the time that I'm going to have to decide on my own that it's time to let her go. I don't know that the vet will actually tell me. I asked her to tell me when we're just keeping her alive for me and not for her. So, probably 6 months at the very most.
Posted by Mary at 11:38 AM
Saturday, January 23, 2010
My goodness! This is alot of work! I'm glad that I'm going to school, but it is taking up a ton of time! I'm hoping that the first week was the worst, since we started on Tuesday, I lost Sunday and Monday of study time that I will have every other week. I'm officially caught up on the computer class, she won't give us next week's assignment until tomorrow, doing well in the paralegal class, I'm really enjoying that one!, and math....well math is another story. I'm starting to wonder if it was a mistake to take it online instead of in person. I don't know what I expected, but it's just assigned to you, and then you do it. I think I would have been better off in a classroom with it explained to me. Now, the online math lab that I'm using is great, it has a tab to help you work that problem, work a similar problem, and get help, so it's working, I'm just afraid that when test time comes I'm not going to remember everything. I have done two homework assignments, and worked at the 2nd one until I got the 100, but, whew! I also have already done 2 extra credit assignments, so I hope that will help. I think that if I can get 100s on all the homework, get the extra credits that she gives, do decently on the quizzes, then maybe if I bomb the tests, I'll squeak by. Pray for me, in all seriousness, this is going to be the hardest class, and after this semester, I have two more math classes required. But I'll make it!
Posted by Mary at 12:44 PM
Friday, January 8, 2010
I am now officially enrolled in school for the Spring semester starting January 19th. I'm taking Beginning Algebra, Intro to Computers, and Intro to Paralegal Studies. Ten hours. Then on the 20th, I'm going to take the CLEP test for English Comp I and II. That is what I scored a 102 on for the placement test, and if I can make a 50 on the CLEP I won't have to take either class, which is required, and will get 6 hours! Whoo-hoo! I'm a bit nervous about 10 hours, but I hope that I can manage it. My "houses" have been dropping like flies, and so I think maybe God is paving the way for me to do this. So, I'll have to go to one class at Reese on MWF from 9-9:50, and the other two are on-line classes. I don't have any houses on Mon/Fri so I should be able to study and get it all done. On another note, John had to CLEP 3 classes before he could get into LCU (he had 51 hours and had to have 60), and this week, he went on Wed, Thurs, and Fri, and passed all three!! Way to go!! So, he starts LCU on Monday, and I'll start a week from Monday. My life is about to get crazy, but in a good way!
Posted by Mary at 8:31 PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Well, John has been to the doctor, gone for an MRI, and back to the doctor. All to find out that he has a tear in a muscle in his shoulder. The tear is over a bone spur, therefore, aggrevating the pain further. The doctor said he's probably always had the bone spur there, and the night he hurt it, he was lifting a patient, and I guess he tore it. Some of it is confusing to me. Anyway....he now has to go to an orthopedic surgeon to get his opinion. And since all of this is Workman's Comp, it moves at a snail's pace. Everything has to be approved before it's done, blah, blah, blah. The doctor said that the tear will have to be stitched together, requiring surgery, but it doesn't have to be done immediately. In other words, it won't heal by itself. She said that he could have the arthroscopy and see if they can shave down the bone spur, then stitch the muscle, but if they can't shave the spur, they would have to do an all out surgery. All of that is without the opinion of the orthopedist. So......most likely in the next few weeks, he'll be having shoulder surgery. That is, if he can get in with an orthopedist in the next few weeks, it usually takes forever to get in to see one!! Just thought I'd give an update of what I know, will let you know more when we find it out!
Posted by Mary at 2:36 PM