Thursday, January 28, 2010

Finally getting some serenity…..

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Well finally things are starting to get back to normal over here on the plains. Hubby and I brought my father in law Woody home from the hospital yesterday. He spent 8 days in there! He had some complications with his bladder. I will let him tell his story though. I am sure it will be posted soon at his site when he is feeling up to writing again….from …. GoodOldBeans

   He has his marching orders from the hospital and you know how that can be! Routines to set up with pill regiments and such. Hospitals can really wear you out! I am frankly quite sick of the hospital routine myself but glad Woody is home safe and sound. Alice is doing good but we must not forget to check on her too. The loved ones who are at home waiting for the sick to get better have it hard as well. This is not easy for them either. She’s a tough gal though and this is not her first rodeo. I will be checking on them both later on. We could still use your prayers all around though….can’t hurt!

   I ended up back in the ER once more….oh yes I did! I just cannot get enough of that place…..love the drama and the trauma of it all I guess?….NOT!! I woke up the other morning at 6:00 and my upper lip was about 10 times the size!! My tongue was tingling too. It was as if I had been at the dentist and I was  shot up with Novocain. Long story short, I am on Benadryl and Claritin,  and I now have my own personal Epi-Pen that I carry in my purse with the rest of my drugs!! What the **** is going on you ask?? Geez….I really don’t know. I am having an allergic reaction to something…..I can only guess at this point and I think I have figured it out. Have you ever eaten Chinese rice crackers? Here’s a photo….

 

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   I had some of this before xmas and just before I got the allergy this time. Before xmas I ended up with an allergy on my bottom lip and a rash. I thought it was something else….my new sneakers….now I don’t think it was that. This is new for me. I am allergic to Neoprene and nickel and cobalt and apparently now some ingredient in this mix. I have kept the package and will be tested at some time with the ingredients on the back. It’s too bad, because I love this mix and I also love the wasabi peas that come in them from time to time. That’s life…..I can’t fret about something I have no control over.   The swelling has gone for the most part. It left my lips and went into my face. Hubby looked at me the next day and said “your face has morphed!” Oh goodie….I needed to be morphed! My father in law Woody has pictures of me and I am hoping he keeps them off the blogs!!….or I may have to seek him out and snap his neck when he’s not looking! It was not a pretty sight. I looked like I had the lips of a love child of Mick Jagger and Angelina Jolie. Botox, without paying for it! Trust me….it was NOT a good look for me. I will take my thin upper lip any day over that!

So, after all that excitement, we are settling down and trying to just get back to normal over here….whatever normal happens to be? A setting on a dryer perhaps??? I am looking for the calm, anywhere I can find it. image

Prayer helps. It’s been hard on my husband. Me…then his dad….he’s exhausted, but things are looking up and God is taking care of us all. We are marching forward and trying to step back into life slowly….One Day At A Time.

 

13 comments:

Eva Gallant said...

Girl, I can't you're complaining about a condition lots of people pay good money for...botoxed lips!
Seriously, glad you're better!

senior Bean said...

Hi Deb I just sold you photo to Newsweek for $500.00. I will split it with you when The check arrives.

Love Woody

Kathleen said...

Oh Debbie, I hope this is the end of your chaos for awhile. (things happen in 3's, so you should be in the clear) Maybe Angelina eats that snack mix to keep her lips plump. Did I tell you about those awful headaches I had at Christmas time? Doctor says it was an ALLERGIC reaction to the cold. Let me know when you are redy to go out for lunch!
hugs and luv, Kathleeen

Debbie said...

Eva!!....I don't want them!!

Woody...I am on my way up there to snap your neck right now!

Kathleen...Thanks my friend and I can't believe you had an allergic reaction to the cold!!?? What's up with that? My God...what happens to us when we get older anyway? I am freaking out! Glad to hear from you and I will let you know when I am ready...thanks!

Anonymous said...

... Great blog, Deb! Excellent reading. I really should get back to my blog and novel and mural deer.
... Love, GeeGee

Dawn said...

Debbie, when you said that about your lip I knew it was a food allergy. A friend of mine had it with green peppers which she LOVED! She had the swelling in her lower lip and part of her tongue! And she had to work with the public, she was mortified! I'm glad to hear you got your wonderful sense of humor back.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I´m glad You and Woody are better now! It´s been a tough time for the Bean family for to long now I think!

I think I´ll beg very kindly and hope Woody sends some pictures to me on the mail :-) :-) :-)

Take care now! You are all in my prayers!
Christer.

Elenka said...

All I've got to say is good grief!! I'm almost afraid to come and visit your site anymore!
Don't worry, I'll still come....

Evansmom said...

Hang in there! Allergies are scary.

Sea Witch said...

Thanks for your sweet post and that is exactly how I got started, just like you. I adore blogging and it has become a wonderful outlet for my life and meeting new friends along the way. YOur blog is so colorful, I love it. Sea Witch

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Debbie, sorry to hear about your allergy.. I hope your family stays out of the hospital for awhile:)

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