Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A few more hours and .....

and half of 2010 will be over.  Where has the time gone?

For me it has gone in many directions.  From happy to sad, from funny to tense.  What about you?

Latte' when she was about 8 weeks old, she climbed on top of the coffee table and just sat there looking at me

Latte' I believe is finally on the mend.  When I arrived home from my doctors appointment yesterday Latte' for the first time in over 10 days brought me one of her favorite toys and wanted to play fetch.  You know she is sick when she doesn't want to play.  I was to happy to play fetch with her, knowing that she was finally on the mend and that I wouldn't have to figure out a way to pay for a large doctor bill.  Another sign that told me Latte' was on the mend was that Coffee was on her case all evening (Coffee is very healous of Latte') and while Latte' was sick Coffee never once got on her case, but instead would give her little kisses throughout the day.

I didn't quite hear what I wanted to at the doctor's appointment yesterday.  He said I need surgery on my right thumb.  That they would take a tendon out of my arm, roll it up and replace the round bone in my thumb that is deteriorated and that my right hand has severe arthritis,.  My left hand hurts worse, but my right has more arthritis.  Anyhow, they would also do some work on the thumb bone as well.  About 6 weeks ago all of a sudden I lost the strength in my right thumb.  I was no longer able to do things that I took for granted before.  I could not light a lighter with my right hand, I had trouble hooking and unhooking the dogs leashes,  I wasn't able to pull weeds with my right hand (I am right handed, if you didn't guess that already),  I could not use the remote like I always had before.  Something I have learned how to do differently during this time, though I still try to use my right thumb, it just does not want to cooperate with me.  I will have to think long and hard before agreeing to the surgery as the doc said he could not say whether the surgery would give me the strength back in my thumb, and I can cope with the pain at the moment.  During my last surgery I had a stress heart attack while under the knife, because I was very concerned that they would not be able to keep my chronic pain under control.... which they didn't and I ended up having to go for 13 hours with no pain meds at all.  Thankfully I was ICU and it was quiet, or I would have really been out of my mind with the pain.  I currently take pain meds every 4-6 hours, and to go for 13 hours with no meds was not fun at all.

I will soon have some new babies in my house, which is a good thing, I will tell you more about that later.

One Grandson has already had his birthday this year which was a success you can read all about it in this post.

I have begun doing some product reviews which I am loving.  Not only do I get to bring some new and different products to you and tell you what I think of them.  Many are also sponsoring giveaways, which are fun for you and for me.  I am running a bit behind, but promise to get caught up very soon.  I had planned on completing at least one review/giveaway a day until I got caught up, but with Latte' being sick, my A/C going on the fritz, my pain level rising dues to all of the stress.... all I can say I will do my best to get caught up.

Today my e-mail program, Eudora is messing up.  I am getting my mail, but it will not show me the contents.  I will try to re-install it and see if that will help.  It's very difficult to deal with my mail, responding to those that need a response, or handling whatever the mail needs to be done.  So as much as I wanted to get a review/giveaway posted today, I may not be able to.  First my mail has to be working correctly for me to retrieve some information I need from one of the reps.

Let's hope that the next 6 months will be a bit better than the past 6 months for both you and for me.



  1. Hi BrendaLea,

    I'm soo glad to hear Lattè is on the mend but sorry to hear about your thumb and the arthritis. Ouch! Take care of yourself.

    Hugs! =D

  2. Here's to better six months. Hope all goes well.

  3. Wishing you a better six months and a quick recovery from your thumb surgery. Take care.

  4. BrendaLea, so glad to hear that! Hope she gets completely well and stays that way. I have a lab that has BAD allergies and he's finally looking better. He's been so scrawny for the longest because we have to entice him to eat. I'm spending a fortune on Puppy Chow and canned Alpo!


  5. Very happy to hear your baby is feeling better BrendaLea!! Prayers work :)

    Do you know there is an arthritis that hits women in the thumb area over the age of 40? ONLY women...I bet this is what you are dealing with. When i was going through all the garbage with my wrist i explained to my hand doc, that I would occasionally have this deep aching in my lower thumb area, he told me about this arthritis (called it something specific can't remember now) and told me that is probably what i was developing, it is now happening in the right thumb as well. It is NOT carpal tunnel, as I have had that taken care of already.

    so i wish you much luck!



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