Sunday, December 30, 2007

Home Recovering



First Happy 9th Birthday to my daughter Brittany. Well it's been months I know since my last post. Time really does fly. The kids busy in school. Then sadly, my grandmother passed away on December 1st. at 89 years old. Then the holiday's just seemed to creep up very fast after that.

I ended up spending Christmas in bed. I felt so bad because just had my tonsils and adenoids removed on Dec 21st due to a bad infection on my right tonsil and then major swelling. I didn't think it would have to be done before Christmas but my doctor wanted me in there right away. He said it could be dangerous to wait even one more week. I am on day 9 after and I honestly can't believe the pain I am still in. When they said it is harder for an adult to recover from this surgery they surly mean it. My son David had it done when he was 10 yrs. old and he just slept for two weeks. I am on constant liquid codine and vicodin which makes me sleepy but if I don’t take it I am just in so much pain.

I have also lost all taste. I try to eat a little tiny piece of bread and it tastes like cardboard. I tried vanilla pudding I felt like it may as well of been eating glue. My tounge is red and raw and even if I do manage to tast something it just gets caught up in my throat and then I am choking.

Right now Alan and the kids are over at my sisters house for my nieces 14th birthday. I just could not got go. I feel bad but being around other people other than my immediate family is really more than I can handle. I have been a mess. I am so frustrated because it is incredibly hard to eat. I keep trying every day but don't have too much luck. I haven't eaten a full meal since Dec19th! I have lost 13 lbs since the surgery. I know it will take some more time to heal and things should get better. I have a follow up with my dr. next week. Well time for meidicine and bed.

Hugs and Happy New Year!!

Dawn

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Quiet Week

Hey! Not really much to write about. Just been doing lots of cleaning and getting the kids settled back into school. I have been so tired lately. Guess just doing so much.

We are excited because next week we get our long awaited puppy. Other than that, I can't think of what else to say.

Hugs!
Dawn

Friday, August 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Kaylee!!



Hello,

Happy 7th Birthday to my little Kaylee Rose! She had a very nice day. My mom came over and took her shopping and she had a great time! She was so happy. We had cake this evening and will celebrate with everyone next weekend.

Have some pictures of Molly that were sent to me. They were taken August 31, 2007. Molly is now 4 weeks old. So 4 more weeks to go...I'm a little anxious can't you tell!! LOL!!




Well off to bed I go. It's been a long day.

Hugs!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Tyra Banks Show



Yesterday, my Mom, sister Michelle, cousin Carol and I went into Manhattan to the taping of the premier of the Tyra Banks show. The show used to tape in California and has just moved to Manhattan on w26th Street. We had a great time. The show is set to air for Sept. 10th. We saw Kim Kardashian (she is the daughter of the late Robert Kardashian...OJ Simpson attorney) I think that was for another day other than the premier show and then we sat for also taped for another show (the premier) where they did a make over for a children's classroom. It was a nice afternoon.

Today, David had to go in for orientation for high school at 9 a.m. Alan had to go into work early so after I dropped off David at school, I took the girls to IHOP for breakfast. By the time we were done David was ready to be picked up. I came home and was really tired, so I laid down for an hour and felt much better. Then I dropped David off at his friends house and took the girls out to the card shop to pick up a webkin. I bought myself 5 quick picks for the Mega Millions Lotto. Its up to 310 million dollars last I heard! Then we went to Dollar tree and got some school supplies that we needed. We found some really cute dog toys for our new puppy and decorated a little bucket with Molly's name on it for all her toys. Only 4 more weeks till she comes home to us!

I'm home now and trying to do more laundry and organizing my self. Tomorrow night I have the Kenny Chesney concert in Madison Square Garden so it's back to Manhattan. I am taking my sister Lisa with me.

Hugs!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

New Pictures

Well today is so hot & muggy out. I hate weather like this it makes it so hard for me to breathe. I've been in the house all day doing laundry. We have a block party that we are going to at my cousins house at 4:30 p.m.

I also was so excited to get some more pictures of our new puppy "Molly Grace". The breeder said she took them this morning. She said Molly much more alert. Her little nose is even filling in a little more. Here are the pictures:

Molly Grace

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Well I am off.

Hope your all having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs!

Friday, August 24, 2007

We Got A Puppy

We purchased a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel puppy this week from a breeder in Iowa. She is just 3 weeks old right now but we will have her when she turns 8 weeks. Here is a picture of her below. We named her Molly Grace. We are all so excited and can't wait for her to come home.


School starts again in just a week and a half. We have been busy getting school supplies and getting ourselves organized. Brittany and Kaylee got the names of their teachers this week. David who is starting high school has an orientation next week. I am surprised he hasn't received his schedule yet. He has to be in school at 7:20 am now which I know he is not too thrilled with. David was also working really hard in his room the past few days. He rearranged his room. He moved his queen size bed and desk to different spots in his room and I have to say he did a great job. David was also quite surprised today. My mom surprised him with a game system that he has been wanting. The Wii. He was thrilled to say the least.

Hugs!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Post Finally



Wow...where has the time gone. Summer seems to be zipping by and it has been so hard for me to get my self blogging.

We have had a great summer so far swimming and lots of family parties. We had a great Hershey Park trip. Gosh chocolate everywhere!! We also took a trip to Gettysburg, Pa. where the Civil War was fought. It is so peaceful there. While in Gettysburg we stopped at Boyds Bear Country. Oh it was so much fun. My daughters Brittany & Kaylee adopted a baby cub from the Boyds Bear Nursery. I bought a few things for myself and for gifts. I never saw such a big teddy bear store. Here are some pictures below:
I can't believe school is going to start in just a few weeks. My son David is starting his first year of High School. I think I'm more nervous than he is. Brittany is going into 3rd grade and Kaylee into 1st grade.

We are also considering getting a puppy...my husband needs a little more convincing. I have had my eye set on a Cavailier King Charles Spaniel which is part of the toy dog family. I am now trying to find a good breeder. This is a picture of what they look like:


Yesterday, I got rid of my old washer and dryer for newer ones. What a difference and new machine makes. Today, I am just sitting in and catching up on tons of laundry. We are working on redoing our laundry room. We store alot of our off season clothes in there as well as quilts, sheets, etc. We just don't have the room anywhere else. We are getting cabinets in the room so things will look much neating and nicer.
Well hope your all doing well.
Hugs!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Happy 4th!!







Been really busy this week. Just trying to catch up with things. I have also been busy cleaing up my basement and setting up a 75 gallon fish tank with my son. I'll have to take a picture of that to post. I have been feeling really good since being in the hospital with my asthma. I do really well in the summer. Alan says we need to move to AZ or something so I don't have to deal with the cold weather. Who knows.

My parents left Saturday for a trip to Virginia Beach to visit family. Alan and I went to a Rush concert last night at Jones Beach. It's was great! Today we took the kids to see Transfromers. It was actually really awsome. A little long for Kaylee though. The movie was 2 and a half hours and she was getting fidgity. We stopped a the pool place and picked up some chemicals for the pool and then went to the fish store and David got a Parrot fish. Alan had to work tonight at UPS so we just stopped and ate at Friendly's on the way home. The kids decided they wanted to go for a swim so I sat outside with the laptop and just did some emailing and chatted with my sister and friend Alison about what we were going to do for 4th of July. My sister Lisa is going to have a barbeque and we were going to head over there for a bit and then maybe go to Alison's she just moved into her new house and the word on her block is they have a nice fireworks show.

Enjoy the 4th!!

Hugs!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Last Day Of School



It's actually a little chilly today. So windy.

Well today was the last day of school for my girls. They had to go in today for only an hour and a half so they were home today by 10:30 am. David finished last week from middle school and graduated on Wednesday. Here is a picture

I ran around this morning after they left and went to Dunkin Donuts and Blockbuster to make up a pop-corn basket with a mug and gift card for Dunkin Donuts and then added some candy and another gift card for Blockbuster. This was for the bus driver and the aide on Kaylee's bus. They were so good. They seemed to like them alot when I gave it to them when then dropped Kaylee off today.


I just finished cleaning the pool. The temp was 82 but now dropped to 78 ... guess because of the wind and cooler air today.

I am going to take the kids out in a little while to see "Evan Almighty" It looks like a fun /cute movie. I'll let you know.

Well I am off to enjoy the rest of the day.





Hugs!

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

All is Well

Hello.

Just having a busy few days. We had our ice cream party for the kids in Kaylee's class on Friday. We had a blast. The kids enjoyed making their sundae's.

The weekend was very nice and we went to my parents house for a Father's Day barbeque. Today I went to my pulmonary doctor. I had to have blood drawn for a liver enzyme test because of the medicine I am on to help my breathing which is something I will have to do every month as long as I am on the medication Zyflo. I also had a pulmonary function test and it was very good. The best one I've had in a long time....finally!! LOL! I hope it's all uphill from here.

David is done with school and graduates tomorrow...my son will be going into high school I can hardly believe it. The girls have a couple of 1/2 days and then they are done. Kaylee will be in First grade next year and Brittany will be going to third grade.

I also planned a small trip for this summer for three days. Alan and I are going to take the kids to Hershey Park at the end of July. I have never been there. I've been to PA before but mostly to the Amish country. It looks like a lot of fun. It's only a 3 hour ride from Long Island so not a bad ride either.

I'll try and post a graduation picture tomorrow.

Hugs!

Dawn

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Happy Flag Day!



Well it sure is cloudy and chilly today. Perfect for me I hate it when it's too hot.

Not too much going on. Yesterday I stayed home all day and caught up with some much needed cleaning. Which I haven't been able to do since I was sick. Now that I am feeling better. I want to clean it all!! I ripped apart the kitchen and wahed the windows, I cleaned out my pantry and then gave the bathroom and good cleaning as well. Then did all the sheets.
I also got a couple of cute gifts from Kathleen in my email. The friendship bears and the cute siggie below. Thank you again Kathleen for being so sweet, I love them!!

Yesterday was David's last day of school. He got his yearbook. Today though he had to go in at 11 a.m. for an hour and a half to take a math final. He said it was very easy and finished in 15 minutes. Unfortunately he had to sit there for another hour and 15 minutes. He called me and I went and picked him up. He wasn't feeling good. I hope he is better by tomorrow he has to go in to school for another hour tomorrw to get his cap and gown for graduation which is on Wednesday, June 2oth. I can't believe he is graduating from middle school.

Kaylee really enjoyed the Flag Day festivities at school. She made a cute hat and a flag streamer. Here is a little 10 sec video I shot of her after school.

video

Well I have to get running. I have to get to Target and get some toppings for Kaylee's class party tomorrow. We are giving the kids a ice cream sundae party. Yum!!

Hugs!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I'm Back


Hello,

Well it's been a while since I wrote last. I spent a week in the hospital. I came home just the day before my daughter Brittany's Communion. It's been a few rough weeks for me. It was hard for me coming off the IV prednisone. I had a lot of unwanted side effects. Though this past week I am doing so much better. I even opened my pool. I was working on that today till the clouds and rain came in.

While I was in the hospital, my best friend Alison and her husband Keith had a baby boy my new Godson Brian John who was born April 26th weighing 9lbs. I finally got to see him for the first time on Saturday. What a sweet little baby boy. Here is a picture of him and I for the first time. It's a little grainy taken with a cell phone.

Well that's about all for now. I will try and blog more often.

Oh and here is a few pictures from my Goddaughter Ashley's Confirmation which was in May. You can see how much my face has gone down in the picture from May to the one just taken above. Like I said not nice effects from that prednisone.

Ashley' Confirmation Day
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Hugs!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Hospital Update




I am still here. My doctor came in today and said now either Thursday or Friday to be out of the hospital. He wants to be sure my lungs are clear. Not that I go home Friday run around on Saturday for the communion and then end back up in the hospital agin on Sunday. I agree it is just frustrating.

I am having my husband bring some of the favors I am working on for the communion to the hospital so I have something to work on. Keeps my mind occupied.

Well I am tired and going to go lay down for a bit.

Hugs!

I'm In the Hospital



I am writing form North Shore Manhasset Hospital in Long Island. I finally got my laptop up here. I was having a little computer withdrawal. I am in a nice family room with a couch an Internet connection which is great especially to get out of my bed a little bit.

I am here from an acute asthma attack on Friday. When I came in I couldn't breath well and my bronchial tubes were closing badly. I was admitted immediately. I had to go for a cat scan because they thought I may have thrown a clot in my right lung but thank God I didn't. I am now on IV antibiotics and steroids to help reduce the swelling in my lungs along with breathing treatments around the clock.

I was also put into a room when I fist got transferred form the ER to the floor with a elderly woman who wore diapers and keep on messing herself and the bathroom. Not a place for me to be with not being able to breathe. I got out right away and was transferred to another room the next morning with someone much younger and I am very happy who the put me with. Her name is Catherine and she is the sweetest lady. We get along nicely and enjoy talking.

It sure has been hard being away from Alan and the kids. I know my little one is taking it hard. She came to see me on Sunday night and didn't want to leave mommy. I was so sad. I wish she could of just stayed and cuddled with me. My mom and dad have been such a wonderful help and support. Alan has been running all over as well. I know he is tired. The hospital is a half hour away so he makes 1-2 trips here a day. It takes allot out of him to do that.

Well hopefully I am looking to be home by Wednesday. I just have to get rid of this wheezing and get weaned off my steroids. It is getting better every day though. The Dr. said it can take weeks for me to completely recover from all of this though. I just have to take it slow when I get home. I am lucky to have such a supportive family or I would never be able to get though of all of this without them. My family have been coming to visit. My Uncle Eddie (my godfather) came up too today which was such a nice surprise and brought me flowers. It really cheered me up allot.

Oh my gosh someone is screaming in the other room...one of the things I hate about being here. I feel bad for them though.

I have to get better and get out of here!! I also have my daughter Brittany's First Holy Communion on Saturday. I pray I am able to go!! I have a big party planned as well in a resturant immediately following the church. I am happy I did that. I could not imagine 40+ people coming to my house. LOL!!

I will try and update later on and let you know how I'm doing. I got to get

Hugs!!

May is also National Ashtma Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Asthma Is Bad



Hi, Gosh it's been a long time since my last post. I have to try and find some more time to write and visit. I feel terrible that I haven't been by to visit you all.

Gosh just when I think I am better I get worse. I have been really sick for the last 4 days. I have been coughing, wheezing, and extremely tired and sweating. So to day I saw my pulmonary Dr. today and he said the sweating I am having which I was also doing in his office was from my body trying to struggle to breathe. I was put in the chamber and given a pulmonary function test. He said that my breathing stats are down to 68% (from 100%) he wanted to put me in the hospital and said I am very blocked up, wheezing badly. I know I really should have gone, but the thought of sitting in the hospital stinks. I asked him if I could stay home and I promised to stay in bed and not do anything. I want to be there for my kids and Alan too. So he sent me home and wanted me to rest and take my treatments with the stipulation that I have till Friday to improve. If I am no better, I have to go in and be put on IV medications to help my lungs clear up. Otherwise I can damage my lungs further. I am just so sick of this!! I hope that one day they can find a cure for this. I came home from the doctor and was so upset I went right to bed and just slept from 4:30 to almost 10pm.

I have another Dr. appointment again tomorrow morning with my primary Dr. so she can hear my lungs and go over the new meds the pulmonologist gave me yesterday. I have so much coming up the next couple of weeks. I have been getting ready for my duaghter Brittany's 1st Holy Communion which is on May 5th. I am having a party for her but thankfully it will be in a resturant because there is no way I would of been able to get my house together the way I have been feeling. This Friday we also have an appointment to get a trial of her hair done with here veil and then go and have communion pictures done. I will post a picture of her dress tomorrow. It is really beautiful.

Well I am off to go and watch some TV and catch up on some shows I missed when I was sleeping earlier.

Hugs!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Car Vandalized



Tonight it's snowing. It looks so nice out when it snows. So peaceful. The kids were off all week from school for winter recess. I'm thinking they may have just one more day off because of the weather. I'm sure they will be estatic about that.

Alan had parked his car in the street and when he went out to work the other evening his car had been vandalized. Someone threw a scalloped decrotive brick through my husbands windshield. We called the police and filed a report but the odd of them being caught is probably slim to none. Though if they do catch them then we would press charges. I even went to a couple of neighbors and one said they heard a huge bang earlier in the evening but when they looked out the window they didn't see anything. Sometimes I feel like we can't just catch a break. But it is just a car and at least it can be fixed.



Been doing pretty good. Just so busy. I am planning a baby shower for my best friend Alison who is having her first child who is a boy and also my daughters communion which is just a few weeks later.

Hugs!!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Relaxing Sunday



Saturday night Alan took me out for my 37th birthday to Milleredge Inn (it's not really not till Tuesday...just celebrating early) He even got me my favorite spot next to the fireplace which was great since it was so cold last night. I got my favorite Old fashioned yankee pot roast. It melted in my mouth. Then we went back to my parents house for cake. I got a gift certificate from my sister and some really cute Boyds Bears. Gosh I have so many I don't know were to put them all to display them so nicely.

Today the kids and I slept in but Alan had to go and open the store. Then we ran out and got bagels and cold-cuts for lunch. I came home and made my favorite tuna on an onion bagel and a nice salad. Other than than I have been just been sitting around doing a little laundry and watching tv. Sometimes you just need a day like this to relax so it's good to take it while you can.

I'm doing better on the Lasix for the swelling I had. I have a Dr.'s appointment tomorrow so maybe we can figure out why that happened so bad. I am wondering if it had to do with all the medications I am on for my breathing. Weird.

Well hope you all had a great weekend.

Hugs!!


Friday, January 19, 2007

First Snow Today!!


We even woke up at 7 am this morning to snow. Yay!! It was those big fluffy flakes. Kaylee was so happy!! It didn't last but it was so pretty. I'm happy it's Friday today. I sure could use the weekend to do some catching up in this house.

Oh and I guess I knocked wood too early in my last post because I have been doing nothing but blowing up and retaining water. I explained my concerns to my Dr when I had seen him and he said to just drink more water to try and flush my system. Well, I drank, and drank, and drank, when I woke up yesterday I looked and felt awful my hands were so swollen I couldn't make a fist. My rings are so tight they would have to be cut off. I called the Dr. and he said that he will call my pharmacy and order Lasix (water pill) to help get rid of the water weight. He also wants to run tests and find out why I would be so bloated. I have to go in on Monday at 3:15 p.m. Hopefully it is noting serious. I know I just can't take no more of this. If it's not one thing it's another.

Anyways, today I started on my eating healthy resolution. I got the new Leslie Sanson Walk Slim workout DVD's. (I have all her others and love them) not to mention I have met her and she is so sweet and kind. I am going to make it a point to do at least one hour a day walking. I know once I get back into that routine I will be addicted to doing it. I just have to make time for myself. It's hard sometimes with daily life aways peaking in but I have to stay to my schedule and do something for myself.


Tomorrow night Alan is taking me out for dinner for my 37th Birthday. It's acutally on Tueday, Jan 23 but it was easier to go out over the weekend. We are going to my favorite restaurant Milleridge Inn . It's a colonial type place but the food is so good. I love the Old fashioned Yankee Pot Roast! Their Waldorf salad is also so good! I can't wait. Afterwards we are going to my parents house with the kids because they are having cake for me. Gosh 37! I remember when I thought that was old. LOL!! No I think I want to do everything not to feel that way.


Hugs!!

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