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Tuesday, April 30, 2013


I am finally home and I want to post a quick freebie from last year that I really love.  It represents everything that is special about spring.  And, finally spring is arriving in Iowa!!!!

Here is my freebie:
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I do want to tell everyone that my extended visit with my mother was quite a roller coaster and I am happy to say that she is doing so much better.  She has improved so much since she has returned home and with each passing day, a little more of her strength returned.  She is better, but I don't think she will now ever really return to even what she was six months ago.  That at moments, was very hard on me because the "nurse" part of me wanted a full recovery.  Yet, it  is that "nurse" part of me that has had to face the realities of just how much she can recover.  Just the same, I am so grateful for that time I was able to stay with her.
As for myself, it is SO GOOD TO FINALLY BE HOME AGAIN!!!!!  I have missed my own surroundings so much, that I think if I could have HUGGED my house .... I would of.  I have so missed my "normal".  Just to sit on my own sofa, watch TV programs I usually see, listen to my hubby talk nonstop about politics .... gee, it is like "heaven to my ears" and "love at seeing" again all those things I call home.  I've seen my son, his wife and grandsons.  I've talked for hours on the phone to both of my daughters.  I've gone to visit my friends.  And, I am going to Dubuque this weekend to watch baseball!!!  IT IS GOOD TO BE HOME!!!!!!
Yesterday, I had my appointment with a new doctor at the University of Iowa.  And, I just love this new doctor.  He listened to me and took about an hour with both my husband and myself, answering questions and making sure I understood his course of treatment.  I will be doing another set of tests the end of May that are called Hydrogen Breathing Tests.  He feels that my problems are actually food related and not stomach related.  Because there has been no set pattern as to when my stomach gives me fits.  I am already in the treatment regime for the erosions on my esophagus.  He said, that I am already doing everything that he would have advised as treatment and just to continue.  He has advised me to lose another ten to fifteen pounds ... so that is also my new goal.  I have already lost thirty-five pounds.
Well, I want to get this off to you guys.
Hugs, Sue


Chrissys4Cards said...

So glad Sue that things are looking much much better. I wish your mother well and that you get your problems sorted and on the up.

Mickymunchkin's little space said...

Hi Sue, welcome back! :)
Hope you can build up your own strength again being at home and your own surroundings... Glad to hear your mum is doing better, and I hope that the doc will find the reason for your own physical troubles and that there is a light at the horizon. Fingers crossed that you manage to lose that weight, not easy, I know.
I had been wondering how you got on those past few days... Sure, you don't know me but you were in my heart nonetheless.

Lisa Lynn said...

This image is adorable, and thanks for sharing her. Glad your Mother is doing better and that you are back home safely.

Debbie said...

Welcome home and thanks for the freebie!

Edwina said...

Welcome back. I have missed seeing you. I would stop by from time to time to see if you were here. I am glad they are trying to find the cause of your stomach trouble. I am so proud of you. Losing eight is not easy, yet it makes you feel so much better. Thake care of yourself. Thank you for this sentiment. I love the cute girl ith it. Edwina Brown