Thursday, December 10, 2009

An Explanation!

Remember this post where I whined about my pain? Well, I now know why I was in so much pain!

Yesterday morning I woke up soaked. I'll be honest, at first I thought I had peed the bed. Now, I don't do that often. I promise. But, right now anything is possible. Honestly, I kind of wish it was pee. Because, it was blood and fluid. Lots of it. Everywhere. I was a little confused. I jumped in the shower to clean it off. Then I realized it wasn't stopping. I yelled for Cody, who's exact words I am pretty sure went something like, "Oh, Shit." He called his mom to come watch the kids and he rushed me to the ER. They got me in really quick. And the verdict? The incision is infected. No wonder I was in SO MUCH PAIN!

They gave me some lovely pain meds. Stuck a razor sharp Q-tip* in the opening of the incision for a swab. Gave me a very potent antibiotic. And placed me on modified bedrest so that I don't split the incision open any more. Right now we just have to let the infection drain out. It's quite gross!

*It wasn't really razor sharp but it felt like it!

On the plus side, the pain is much less. Still hurts, but not nearly as bad! And my MIL has "moved in" for the time being since Cody had to head out of town for work. I am so lucky to have great family!

Keep Praying!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's A Beauty!

Here are the pictures of the beautiful pettiskirt that I made for my Princess. This gorgeous piece of work took me about TEN hours to make. If I ever get up the nerve to make another one, I am hoping that it won't take nearly as long. Now I have an idea of how to do it, so it shouldn't be as difficult.

I must say though, despite the time and effort I put in to it, it is absolutely gorgeous!

And Ella is absolutely gorgeous in it!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Thanksgiving with the Grandfolks

For Thanksgiving Day we went to my Grandparents house. For some odd reason, I forgot my camera so I have no pics to commemorate that wonderful day. Boo:(

I did however, remember my camera for Cody's parents house so I was able to get some pretty cute pics of the monkeys. Overall, we had two wonderful Thanksgivings and feel quite blessed to have such loving families.

Peek a Boo
Check out the reindeer I helped Grandpa put up!

Leaves are so much fun!

Quick, Ella throw all the leaves on Grandma's head!

I wonder if Grandma will catch any of the leaves.

Now my sissy will have leaves in her hair too!

Silly leaf monkeys!

Gingerbread House

This year Daddy took on the task of the Gingerbread House. I did it with Kyler a few years ago and it was just way to stressful for me. I am way to much of a perfectionist to put together a Gingerbread House with a toddler!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments, emails, and letters. So far, being cancer free has not been the funnest. I am in some major pain. The first few days I was ok. Then Friday hit and I was hurting so bad I had tears in my eyes. Most of you don't know where the tumor was removed from, and no offense, but I think I will keep that private for now. It's just crazy how you don't realize how much you use a part of your body until you can't really use it. Sucks!

Don't get me wrong, I am overjoyed to be rid of that nasty stuff. Overjoyed I tell ya! But damn do I hurt! Luckily, K has been very understanding and has even seen my incision. Ella, of course, has no clue. She just knows that mommy is having a difficult time getting around and she has to be gentle with me. I feel so blessed to have truly wonderful children. Truly wonderful. The love I have for them is so impressive. And, lucky me, they feel the same way! Am I one lucky mama or what!
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