Saturday, December 27, 2008
look at my second post for our dance 6
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
We are home . The insurance nixed the brain scan so we drove home. Actually they didn't nix it, they are thinking about it! It isn't a necessity; the Doctor wanted it, and we could get it without the insurance. Hmm...not necessity at, what, $8000.00. I think not!
These two days (Monday and Tuesday) were hard, but I think it might be worth it. I woke up at 7:00 and went back to bed at 9:00 and slept til Bob woke me up at 11:39. Poor Bob, he drove each night.
During in the course of Monday, he told us that he would give the injection on Wednesday or maybe Tuesday. Then he told he wanted to wait until he came from his vacation in 3 weeks. He wanted me to introduce fish oil and baby aspirin in my system before I would get the medicine. I've been swallowing fish oil for an year or more! (Of course he wanted a different fish oil.)
First thing Tuesday, Bob said to the doctor that we came to get the medinice and he told the doctor that all of the studies agree that fish oil and aspirin do not help PPA and we came for the medicine!!! Bob is my prince who slew the dragon! The doctor finally agreed too, and I was told I would get my injection today! And I got my evaluation.
First a physical evaluation: it was all about my strength. The doctor was surprised how strong I was. (These doctor are used to patients in the 70's!)
Second evaluation for the brain: Simple math, read, write a sentence, look at pictures like a house, a beaver, a rhinoceros, an easel...etc... Then I was the star of a video, looking stupid when they did it again and I couldn't get so many things wrong!!! That was the BEFORE video.
My body is strong, but my brain needs help!
Finally, I got my injection. The injection was in the neck. The doctor told me that it wouldn't hurt. So, when he poked me I had to say "It hurts, it hurts...Just kidding". Bob said the doctor was worried, good thing that I said "just kidding" quickly! At that point, I realized that he might take the needle out. Luckily, he didn't and he laughed and me too! Did you know when you laugh, your neck moves? I was on a chair and I tucked my chin to the chest. Then I turned over in the chair. The chair is an inverting chair, and I was upside down for 5 1/2 minutes. Somebody held my feet during the 5 1/2 minutes. Then I turned over while they were getting the chair up. After questions like "How do you feel?", etc.. and told me to take a walk to the elevator and back. They were surprised that it was short. (Hello, I'm not an old woman)!
AFTER video (about 15 minutes after the injection): I thought it was horrible, but Bob thought I was better. I think, that right now, I know it is easier to write this blog. And I only went to the dictionary for 4 words and one spellcheck!
We have another appointment on December 16th (and pick up the Wright's at the Ontario Airport!!!!).
Monday, December 1, 2008
Of course we are very hopeful. If you want to see the Dr.'s website go to http://www.nrimed.com/.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
"What's she doing"
"What are you doing??????"
Thursday, October 30, 2008
We are going to Texas to visit the Blairs November 6th! I can't wait to see them, but I don't want to give this to them!!!
So we got more antibiotic meds, hoping to help. Well, the Patient Education info states: "DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICINE ON AN EMPTY STOMACH at least 1 hour or 2 hours after eating...." The next directions; "THIS MEDICINE MAY BE TAKEN WITH FOOD if it upsets your stomach..." We laughed as I popped the pill in my mouth. Bob left to school and I went to check the blogs and wait to eat my breakfast. Within 15 minutes, my tummy was churning. Oh, no! After another 15 minutes of churning I decided that my stomach was upset. So I ate, even though I didn't want to eat. I chose to eat yogurt, something easy on my tummy. It didn't work. I lost it, anyway! YUK!
I have to "TAKE 1 CAPSULE BY MOUTH TWO TIMES A DAY" So, should I use the meds or forget it? Then I thought about Elizabeth and Amelia. I decided to take the medicine last night "2 hours after eating" and I was good. This morning I ate a yogurt and I am waiting to eat more food "2 hours after eating" again.
I hope it works this morning. And this is the end of blogging about my stupid, long nasty cough! I Promise.
Monday, October 13, 2008
I always say that I never get sick. I got a cold last fall/winter. And now I am sick this year. I can't say that any more.
I even went to the Doctor today. He listened my lungs and said "I think you have pneumonia." So I got two X-rays. Luckily, my lungs are clear. I got some narcotic cough suppressant and some antibiotic pills with many warnings. If you know me, I really looked long to decide if I wanted to use the meds. I read all of pages of info. Which makes me worry.
Now, there is a chance that Bryce might get a ride to Blythe Oct.17-18. If he doesn't come, we still want to see Aaron and Jamie, plus my parents. I really want to be healthy soon. So, I guess I'm going to use the meds. I such hate all the side effects and warnings. I don't trust doctors, in fact, the Dr. today didn't any questions about other meds I might using (none: but he didn't know). And he never tells the side effects or warnings....I think the Doctor should at least tell what the medicines are and why he is prescribing the medicines.
Does anyone thinks like me!?
Friday, October 10, 2008
........WHERE'S MY TROPHY?
1. Where is your cell? hmmmmm...
2. Signifiicant other? Patient
3. Your hair? gray
4. Your mother? gone:(
5.Your father? gone :(
6. Your favorite thing? Church
7. Your dream last night? weird
8. Your favorite drink? water
9. Your dream/goal? Celestial
10. The room you're in? clean!
11. Your fear? loss
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? alive ;)
13. Where were you last night? TV
14. What you're not? FAT
15. Muffins? banana
16. One of your wish list items? retirement:)
17 Where you grew up? California.
18. The last thing you did? prayed
19. What are you wearing? purple
20. Your TV? off
21. Your pet? Chica
22. Your computer? On
23. Your life? Wonderful!
24. Your mood? happy
25. Missing someone? Bryce
26. Your car? Boxy
27. Something you're not wearing? earrings
28. Favorite Store? Winco
29. Your summer? Family
30. Your favorite color? depends
31. When is the last time you laughed? Today
32. Last time you cried? Thursday
33. Who will/would re-post this? Katie
34. The place I go over and over? sky
35. The person who visits me ? Crook
36. A favorite fruit? watermelon
37. A place I would rather be right now? Utah
Sunday, October 5, 2008
BTW, his talk was for me!!!
And check out Elder Wirthlin's talk, it made me laugh! (Saturday afternoon)
In fact, there were so many talks for me.
I was inspired to change my blog to "Enjoy the Journey" ....and it sounds better.
THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS IS TRUE!!!!!!!!
Almost 2 years old!
She's a wild one!!! She thinks she is a big girl. Well, I think she's right!!!
Jovie talks like a big girl.
She takes care of her "baby" sister like a big girl.
Jovie can run, hop and jump like a big girl.
She makes decisions like a big girl! Even if Mommy said "NO"!
Jovie learns like a big girl. She loves to "read" books. She learned how to get in her crib and out again. She's a good climber. She likes to swim in the pool. She likes to jump on people, so watch !!
Jovie like to play with her sisters and brothers. She loves her Daddy and Mommy! And she loves her grandpas and her grandma!
AND JOVIE LOVES HER GRANNY!!! AND I LOVE HER!
Yep, Jovie is a cutie, and she is happy most of the time and she is going all day!!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
1. As a comment on my blog, leave a memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! If we're only blogging friends, write about a post that is most memorable.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually pretty funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll be sure to write one about you... either on your blog, in my comment box, or I will email you back!
3. If you can't say something nice, don't say nothin' at all ☺....thats not true---go ahead and say it---see if it changes anything!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
And I would add; "and my children are having children!!!"
Grandchildren are the best thing about getting older. The first time I held my first grandchild (Nolan Thomas Jeppson), it was love at first sight. I never thought that the feelings would be so strong. But it was! And I get that feeling every time I meet another grandchild, at day one or at 8 1/2 years old!
I didn't know that I would love my grandkids so much! Every day I think about them and I smile! So, I decided to write about my grandchildren. One at a time. Where to start? Hmmmm.... First one? Oldest? Favorite? No, there are no favorites! So I put all the grandkids names in a bag and I will pull and I will pull one out and write about that grandchild!
So, look for "Granny's Grandkids" soon at Granny's blog!
Monday, June 30, 2008
One day in January, Christie called and asked if they could visit us in Blythe!!! I was so happy! Then she told me that she was driving from Pyote to Blythe with the girls (ages: 21 months, and 7 months) WITHOUT James. I told her she was crazy! Pyote to Blythe is 831 miles...11 hours and 51 minutes according to Goggle. I told I would drive and meet them somewhere between Pyote and Blythe. She knew she could do it, and I knew she could to it, too. But I still felt like going on a trip! (Yeah, sure! I don't like driving that much, but I love my kids and their kids)
So onJanuary 25th, we met in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at the Vega family's house . I left my Astro in Elizabeth Vega's garage. We had a quick stop, changing diapers, letting Elizabeth (Blair) run around a little and Christie nursed Amelia. Elizabeth V. was a great hostess! It was great to see her, her sister Kady and a friend, Slyvan Scott who lived in Blythe for a time. After freshening up, we got in Christie's Caravan for the long trip to Blythe. *BTW, I like Dodge Caravans way more than Chevy Astros.
We thought we could drive to Blythe that night. When we hit Tuscan at sundown, we decided to get a room for the night (good decision)! Elizabeth was happy to play. It was fun to play with her and Amelia got Mommy time, which she needed! the girls got baths and put clean PJ's, we were ready for the night (especially Granny). Elizabeth and I slept in one bed, and Christie and Amelia got the other bed. We really needed that sleep! The rest of the trip was pretty good. I drove most of the time and Amelia was happy with her Mommy next to her! Eliazbeth was joyful , singing and talking most of the time! She was a champ!
We just hang out in the house mostly. Elizabeth had time to remember Granny, Grandpa, and Uncle Bryce! She loved the room to play inside and out! She loved the trampoline, the wagon, jsut running around outside. Amelia wasn't happy when Mommy wasn't close, but she tolerated Grandpa better than Granny, and Uncle Bryce didn't try! Christie got a few ittle breaks. Then, Elizabeth got sick. It wasn't that bad, but it got worse. Even then, she was still happy most of the time.. Poor little girl! We decided to get Elizabeth home to see her doctor.
The trip to Las Cruces was good. We got a room (before ) and we had a lot of fun at the motel. We were prepared this time. We had dinner in the room; we had a fridge and microwave. We had time to play and bathe before going to bed. In the mornng we played again and after a great complimentary breakfast (fresh waffles, yogurt, fruits, eggs, bacon, toast, english muffins, muffins, pastry, milk, chocokate milk, juice cereal, did I forgot anything, Christie?) and the employees were so nice, telling to get some food for the road!), we got in our vans and we went to Walmart to find a gift for Elizabeth because it was her Birthday! (February 4th). After we said our good-byes, we went our ways. I only cried a little.
I had so much fun with Elizabeth even when she was sick, and seeing Amelia! Of course, I loved having Christie here for 10 days! And that is the last time I saw them, and I haven't seen James since Amelia was blessed in September. I'm happy that I will see them on July 16th!
Woo-hoo! I can't wait !!!!
Of course, I will make comments about the pictures!
I thought that would easy, but for a new blogger, it was hard, so the pictures aren't organized like I wanted. I worked much of the day, and I'm giving up...I have to go out of town for a Dr. app't tomorrow and then Wednesday we are going to Cortez. No more time....sorry, maybe the next blog with lots of pictures will better. BTW, Pat has a blog about the home, check it out if you haven't !
We met our hosts, Cliff and Ruth Carder
A view of the bedroom....
and another view.
The ceramic room, there are several kilns and everything
you would need to create beautiful things!
A view of the kitchen, looking from the living room; I didn't get a good picture of the living room.
This is the BBQ area.....it is a huge area, with tables and room for bands and dancing, etc...
I would die for this exercise room! (there are more that you can't see)
All of grounds are beautiful, I really loved the roses!
This is one of the things I like...the details everywhere. This dog is in the rec room. The dog almost looks real!
One corner of the rec room....
This the weekly schedule...Wow, so many things to do and see!!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
January and February were calm.
March: the Coleman Family came to Blythe via Disneyland, then Lindsey and Lily came to Blythe, then the Wright Family came, too. It was a full house. We went to the Colorado River, the Fair (Uncle Bryce had a pig in the fair), played with racing cars, on the trampoline, marbleous, watched videos, had a party for Colin's 5th Birthday, we played with the the kids, some got sick , and I made stepping stones with Colin and Gabe. I got to see 5 of our grankids! It was great.
In April Bob and I went to Provo, Utah for Aaron's Graduation at BYU. Woo-hoo!!(Next: Law School) It was a short trip, but it was fun; I had 2 appointments with a doctor, we visited with Aaron and Jamie, we eat out, we shopped, we visited the Nuttall Family and Elder and Sister Berry met us at Colleen's house. We visited with Marie Jeppson, who lived close. We visited with Aunt Joyce on the way home. It was great!
May I flew to Chalrotte, North Carolina to see our new grandchildren; Yonas, Selamawit, and Yemane. I stayed with the Colemans, and I didn't tell Levi and Audra I was coming. I didn't tell Bobby and Sabina I was coming, either. It was fun to surprise them! On the 27th, Liam Jose Jeppson was born! I got to see him on his birthday! We had birthday parties for Lettie (4) and Salie (6). We went to the Botanical Gardens in Charlotte. We played on a long, huge slip-n-slide! I got to see 12 grandkids! It was great!
In June, I flew to Sacramento, then to UC Davis. Roy was graduating with his Phd. Woo-hoo! I walked 3 miles each day along the creek at UCD! It was beautiful walk! I played with Rae and Blaise, visited with Baerbel and Dale, I walked with Ashley, I helped pack and clean, we shopped, went to the Davis Farmers' Market, ate lots fresh yummy fruits, watching the grandkids on the ponies. We went to Ikea and Winco. We played in a city pool. I flew to Ontario, then stop to shop for groceries. It was great!
July: Bob and I are going to Monticello (temple and fishing) and Cortez (to see Claire) for 5 days. Bob has a conference in Phoenix and I may go with him (11th-12th). Then we will going to St. George on the 13th. Bryce is going to Dixie College and he has to go for orientation (2 day quick trip). Then on the 16th we will fly out to Charlotte for the first Bob and Linda Jeppson reunion. We will flew home on the 23rd! The whole family will be together! All 34 of us! It's gonna be the greatest! Then Bryce will pack up for High Adventure (July 28- August 1)in somewhere Utah, for a Cowboy Round-up! Sounds fun!
August: Dad has a conference in San Diego ( August 4-8) and I'm going with him. Dad went online and found stuff about Balboa Park and I will be going to museums, gardens, and concerts in the park... I can't wait! Then time to pack up for College. We(Bryce and Me) are going to BYU for Ed Week 18th-23. We are taking some girls from the ward too. We will sleep at Christie Nuttall (which was fun, having time with Christie)! After a week of learning and having fun, as we drive through St.George, I will open the door and push Bryce and say "Have a good semester, see ya!"
September: Maybe a trip to see the new Coleman baby boy! We'll see.
Now you know why I am Enjoying the Journey! Woo-hoo!
Friday, June 20, 2008
....and then, Christie tagged me, so I HAD to do it now!
5 things I did 10 years ago
1. Worrying about Levi's back (the whole year).
2. I was teaching Seminary.
3. I quit working at the Cafeteria.
4. I took Christie to BYU and helped find her first car.
5 . I sat in Levi's room at the hospital for his back surgery.
5 things on my list today (all done but the windows)
1. Put stuff reflecting material to windows to block some of the heat!
3. Catch up with the blogs.
4. Make dinner:) .Pat called and invited to her house for dinner...that was easy!
5. Find and order a new foot control for my serger.
5 favorite snacks/food
1. Melons (Bryce has a job in the sheds)
2. Cherries (Got some in Davis for 99 cents ...yum-yum...)
4. Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sanwiches (2 points on WW)
5. Fat Free Fudgsicles (1 point on WW)
5 things I would do if I were a billionaire
(OK, I cheated, but Christie's list was almost perfect)
1.Let Bob quit his job yesterday!
2.Travel, tavel, travel...history, church history, family history...our list is quite long
3. Definitely have full time help inside and outside for the house we would buy
4. Plan really cool reunions
5. Help people, carefully, so as not to hurt them
5 bad habits
1.Whinning or is it whining?
2. Not supporting Bob with his rentals.
3. Starting projects then don't follow-up.
4. I hate to make dinner.
5. Sending gifts late.
5 places I have lived
1.Long Beach, CA
3.Blythe, CA (twice)
5 people I tag