Saturday, September 24, 2016

Seems like Rain

There's an old saying "When it rains, it pours." That seems so true.

I was sick all summer, mostly. I'm feeling so much better now.

Now, the Princess is on crutches. On Wednesday at the school softball game, she and another teammate had a collision in the dugout. She twisted her knee. The trainer said that her knee cap "sub-flexed." So, we iced it and she played the 2nd half of the game.

On Thursday, she practiced for two hours. She was practicing at 3rd base and went to pivot to throw the ball to 1st base and she fell. We got her to the dugout. Her knee was already swollen.

Tony took me to Girl Scouts and took the Princess to Urgent Care. When they came to Girl Scouts to pick me up, the Princess was on crutches and had a immobilizer on her knee. She also had the diagnosis of Osgood-Schlatter Disease.

Osgood-Schlatter is where the tendon is pulling on the bone in her leg incorrectly. Fortunately, it is very common in athletic kids. Typically, girls outgrow it by the time they are 14. The Princess just turned 13.... so we have a little while to grow still. :) 

She's out of softball for a week. We have to go to the Sports Medicine doctor on Monday. Hopefully they will say that after the week she will be released to play again. They only have 4-5 games left, and I'd hate for her to miss them....since it is her 8th grade year (final games of middle school).

Monday, September 12, 2016

Our "Normal"

The doctors told me to "return to normal" so I have been doing everything I normally do.  Almost everything.... I haven't had a chance to get back to the gym. I'm still trying to work that into my strange schedule. 

I get the Princess off to school in the mornings. Then I head to the daycare to help my mom, since my friend who really works there is still out on medical leave.

After I leave there, different days are different times, I head home for just a little bit before heading to get the Princess from softball practice. Two days a week, she has games. As of last Wednesday, the first game, she is the starting first baseman! Last year she only got to play in 2-3 games because she was in 7th grade. This year, as an 8th grader, she's a starter!  She got her same number too!  #18!!!!

We have school stuff, like meetings and stuff to handle in the evenings. We have church stuff. We also have Girl Scout stuff.

We stay pretty busy!  However, it's nice to be back to "normal".... whatever that is!

On a different note, we spent Labor Day weekend in Pigeon Forge, TN, with my parents. I'll post about that soon.... I took some good pictures of the Princess. I can't wait to show them to you!

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Few Answers.... Return to Normal

Today, I met with the Neuro-surgeon.

It turns out that the aneurysm behind my right eye is about 1mm. The one behind my left eye is about 3mm. At this time, the surgeon thinks surgery would do more harm than good.

In February, we will re-do all the scans/tests. Then, if they are the same, we wait 6 more months. If they have grown, then we discuss other options.

There is a chance that these aneurysms have been there for years and we only discovered them while the doctor was trying to diagnose a cause for my headaches.  BTW.... the aneurysms have NOTHING to do with the pain!!

I am allowed to return to normal....whatever that is.

Today, the Princess started 8th grade! (There's NO WAY that's possible!)

Tomorrow, I'm hoping to get back in the gym!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

13 Years

Thirteen years ago today, I was at Forsyth Medical Center. At 2:10am, I had a baby.

Today, that "baby" is my beautiful 13 year old Princess!

She's smart!

She's funny!

She's talented!

She's tall! (This year, she's 5'6"!!) She may be taller than me next year!

She's more than I could have ever asked for and more than I ever expected!

I love my Princess! 

Happy Birthday!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Just Waiting....

After finding out last Monday that I have an aneurism behind my eye, I have been pretty calm and relaxed. That's mainly because my family is making me take it easy. :)

I still do not know when I am going in for my neuro-surgical consult. I called and left a message for the nurse to call me. She called and they are waiting for the referral to be approved.  I guess that means it's not an emergency situation!!!

Now.... I'm just waiting for lots of things to happen.

Thursday of this week, 8/18, is a big day.  My Princess is going to be 13!!  WOW!  A teenager!!  Also, on Thursday, we have the Concord-Kannapolis "Battle for the Bell" Game! (Supposedly it is the last year that the game will be the season opener!!) We are CONCORD all the way! Go Spiders!!

On Friday, the Princess starts softball try-outs for her 8th grade year! How did she get this old?

Monday through Wednesday, we have the Kidz Crusade at church. I'm hoping to get to go.

Saturday is the Princess's birthday party. Last year, she decided to donate things to charity instead of getting gifts for herself. Last year, she donated 15 boxes to Operation Christmas Child. (Her goal was 12 for 12 years!) This year, she's collecting canned goods/dried goods for a local food bank. She's hoping to get 13 boxes to take--again for 13 years!

Next week, we have Open House to find out who her teachers are.

On August 29, she is going to start 8th grade!  That's still crazy! She is supposed to take 3 high school classes this year!

She goes to school for a week, then we have Labor Day.

As much as I don't want to wish my life away...  I'm just waiting for things.... as usual, I'm counting down!!