Friday, August 29, 2014

THANKS TO EVERYONE who helps us out. We love you!

"Good Morning," as my brother always says.  I should have such a good outlook on life, but lately it's hard to keep a smile on my face....but I do try for Jimmy's sake.

Jimmy is constantly in severe pain these days, and it's not from his cancer.  It's his back, left hip and left shoulder.  He can no longer walk without aid and this aid's back is hurting too from trying to shoulder the weight of her husband, moving him from his bed to the bathroom or to the recliner in the living room.

Yesterday I spent moving furniture to make room for a combination walker/seat/wheelchair that I just purchased from Amazon.  It was almost impossible to move it around from one place to another until I moved a few things out of the way.  I still don't know how I will get him out for appointments, but it has come to that place where I will need to call someone over to help me take Jimmy to his appointments and to chemo.  

Oh, and for those that want to know.....Jimmy is doing fine as far as the lung cancer is concerned.  It is being contained in his left lung and the chemo is keeping it from getting any larger.  The chemo is doing its job, but it's the side effects that are causing Jimmy so much pain and recurring hospital admissions for one thing or another.  He's a fighter though!  Jimmy has been on chemo since July of 2013 without a break.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Why pay so much for cable or satellite TV ????

I don't need my satellite TV anymore.  I watch only the local channels and I can get those free by just using a digital antenna.  There are about 19 of those channels.  Why pay such enormously high prices to watch something that you can watch for practically nothing, but the cost of a good antenna.

I have become so disillusioned with satellite TV because there are so many channels now that are primarily trying to sell me something.  If I want to buy something I'll search the web or go out shopping, and if I want to watch TV it's because I want to be entertained, or learn what is going on in the world.  I don't need a Weather Channel to tell me what the weather is like outside.  I can't change the weather anyway, so whatever it is, it is. 

I'll miss the Kentucky Wildcats playing basketball, but I have a feeling that I was going to miss them anyway.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Afternoon

Sunday Wrap-Up

It's a good morning.  The sun wants to break through the clouds and shine, but it's having a difficult time doing it this morning.  We had a nice soaking rain for the last couple of days, not constantly, just now and then, but still a nice soaking rain.  I can see the trees all smiling this morning and the flowers and plants have all perked up, and have turned a greener, brighter shade of green.

Jimmy had a nice day yesterday.  His brother Allen had invited him to go to a fish fry in Cartersville, Kentucky, so that's where we went to eat yesterday afternoon.  Brian and Reva went with us too and it was like a family reunion for Jimmy because lots of his relatives were at the fish fry.  Even Ed and Annie all the way from Florida were there.  It was a good fish fry and Jimmy ate a plateful of food followed by a dessert of his choice afterwards.   We all left with full bellies :)

I try to get Jimmy out of the house everyday, but he tires so easily that it is always just to get something to eat, which only requires a short walk.  Some days are better than other days, and some days are less painful to him than other days.  He stays fatigued and now because of the fracture in his spine he walks at a snails pace.

Yesterday was Dylan's 10th Birthday Party, but Jimmy didn't feel up to attending a party filled with lots of screaming little children.  He likes seeing his great-grandchildren one at a time, but not all of them at one time.....and there are lots of them!  I'm sure Dylan's party was a great success and lots of fun for Dylan.  
Happy Birthday Dylan!

Friday, July 18, 2014

My kids are the GREATEST

Yesterday we spent a very enjoyable day visiting with Sharon and Brian.  They both came over to the house, Brian on his motorcycle and Sharon in her sporty little red convertible.

Brian charged up our motorcycle batteries, which were dead as a door nail and couldn't be charged, and I got to ride in Sharon's car.  She took me to run some errands while Jimmy stayed to help Brian, then upon our return we all went to Papaleno's to eat and then on to the Fudge Shoppe for an ice cream cone.  It was a very relaxing and enjoyable day.

Today Brian rode his motorcycle over here in the rain.  He comes almost daily to help Jimmy out.  He's a good son.  Our neighbor, who is about Jimmy's age always has one of his son's or grandson's at his house helping him out and I look around at our house and feel so blessed that both Jimmy and I have children who come to help us out and to visit also.  Getting older isn't so bad after all.  

Since it was raining I told Brian that today there would be no work done here at our house, but that we were going to go out to eat with Ray and Suzanne.  Brian was happy about that :)  Yesterday he ate with his sister Sharon and today he would eat with his other sister Suzanne.  We were all beaming from ear to ear because it's a treat to eat out with Suzanne.  I just wish that Sharon could have been with us today too.  Today we went to Cracker Barrel and it was again a very enjoyable day.  

I feel so blessed to have such loving children.  Suzanne calls me once or twice a day, Sharon is in constant communication with me thru text messages, pictures, videos and FaceTime,  and Brian calls to talk when he doesn't come over.  I have been trying to send each of them little surprise packages, because I know how exciting it is to receive little surprises brought by Larry the FedEx guy....I hope he delivers in Winchester???  

Suzanne was laughing today, saying that the FedEx guy is being kept very busy delivering packages all over town sent by none other than the lady who is breaking his back delivering heavy boxes to her house.  Believe me, I'm not sending packages all over town.   She just said that because she received her little surprise today.