Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Boy, how time flies!

I guess it's time I updated our blog. Time has gotten away from me these days. Here's what's been happening in our lives lately. First of all, Eddie's eldest son Brice married Karen in July, 2011. They were married at the beautiful Echo Lake Inn in Ludlow, Vermont. We almost had everyone there. The only one missing was Cassie's husband Chris, who had work conflicts. I can't believe that we were all there & we didn't get one picture of all of us. Anyway, we had a nice weekend & a great time with family.

Then the end of August I had my little bleeding episode (which I posted previously). On November 30th, I had carpal tunnel surgery on my hand & elbow area. Since I was out of work (YEAH!) for a month, we decided to go to Arizona for some time with family & friends. I mostly just rested & spent time with Dad & Mom. Eddie did as he usually does and visited with family & any friends he came across. We had a good time, and although it's hard to leave, we had to get home & get ready to go to Georgia. I did get to meet up with a friend that I have not seen in quite awhile, Wendi Sunderhaus. Thanks for lunch & visiting. It was nice to catch up.

We got home & left two days later for & Georgia to spend Christmas with Cassie & her family. We were glad to see the grandkids. After having them live with us for almost two years, we really did miss them and had a great time playing with them. They took us to eat at the Cheesecake Factory (which was our first time) and promptly decided that I'm glad we don't live close to one cuz I could easily be 3 times heavier.

We now have have 6 grandchilden: Amelia & Ajax (Alissa & Aaron Smith), Kobie, Kale & Katilena (Cassie & Chris Cushing) and Emerson (Amber & Mike O'Leary). They are all growing so fast. We love spending time with them and do so whenever we can.

Here's an updated picture of Eddie's children. He still talks to them as much as he can and really likes to spend time with them. He has great kids, and we appreciate all the love & support they give us.

Amber, Cameron, Brice, Cassie, Brittany & Alissa

Medical Update: I have been very tired lately, not being able to keep up at work, and concentration & confusion have become a frequent problem for me. I had another EGD & they banded 4 more varicies. They don't know if they just missed them at the last procedure, so I am having another one Wednesday, Feb 29th. Hopefully they won't have to band anymore. I've been told that my liver is not cleaning the toxins out of my body, which is why I have the confusion & concentration issues. There is a name for this, but I can't remember what it is. They told us that there are two things they could do for this if it progresses any further. The first is to put a shunt in the liver to help the blood flow through easier & the second is to have a liver transplant. I am on medical leave right now & will find out Feb 27th if I can go back to work part-time or not at all right now. I'll update as I find out more of what's going to happen. On a side note, I love being able to stay home right now, but will be glad when Eddie goes back to work. He's BORED and driving me crazy, but I still love you honey!

Well that's about all I have right now. Our life is not to exciting, but occasionaly have things to blog about.

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