Friday, November 20, 2009

Weekend at the beach

The girls and I got to the beach yesterday for a few days. It is my early Christmas present and has been so much fun. The weather has been beautiful, a little chilly at night but so pretty. The beach is kind of quiet, not many people here this weekend. We started our weekend, eating at the Throwed Rolls Restaurant. It is always very good but you walk away so full!! We got a take out box for our throwd rolls to have for breakfast this morning. Today we went to Fairhope, or should I say, outside of Fairhope to a new shopping area at the Spanish Fort area. It was very nice, even found a Sam`s to go to where we got some Chrismas shopping done. We ate lunch at the drugstore in Foley, which we love, and after we were finished for the afternoon, we had a surprise for us. We found one of our favorite places to eat, Sweetie Pies, had moved and was open for supper now. So we finished the day off there with soup and grilled cheese, split a piece of peanut butter pie and was off for the condo. It has been a full day but such fun to be with the girls.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

One last visit

Well, this is the week. My last dr. appointment, hopefully. Jane is going with me on Friday to have the stitches repaired. I will be so glad when this is over!
We had lunch with Jane and Tom today at Mings. Papa and I always share and it is plenty to eat. It was nice to get out since it looks like rain the rest of the week. Tomorrow night we are having Phil and Virginia Creamer for dinner, if Phil is feeling alright. I hope he is so they will get to come. We always enjoy visiting with them. Their son and wife will be coming too since they have to drive them.
We are doing pretty good. Papa is always glad to see visitors or the yard man when he comes. He really enjoys the chair in the front foyer and loves to sit there, just looking outside. Of course, when it rains, that is a good thing for him. He gets to watch the clouds moving in and leading up to the rain. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this time.................... more later, Love, Gaga

Friday, September 11, 2009

Most of the stitches are gone......

This morning Gail took me to the dr. for my follow up and to have the stitches removed. Well let me tell you that it was not enjoyable!! First we had to wait again, and again.... then it was my turn. They deadened my EYEBALL with drops, then the nurse started taking the stitches out. It wasn`t going so good with her so she went to get the dr to help out. He worked for a while and got a few out then decided to give me a little break. He came back in about 30 minutes and tried to finish up. After getting down to the last two, he decided to let them stay in another week so it could finish healing. Thank goodness for small blessings!! Two less stitches to come out today equals two less painfull moments for me!! Trying not to complain but actually, this was worse than the surgery. It was raining so hard after we got out, we just came on home where I was able to rest some before Tom got back home. Hope everyone has a good week, I will be back out on the roads now that I can drive again!! Love, Gaga

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

2 more days until Friday!

My bruise is looking so much better now, just a little yellow and blue around the outside. I am looking forward to Friday when I go to the Dr. for a recheck and have the staples removed. That will be a good day cause I will be able to drive again! It has been a long but restful week staying in. You forget how dependant you become having your car until you don`t have it. Thankfully, it is this week instead of last week at this time. I am very thankful that this is over and we can move on. Have a good week and I will post more later after the dr. visit.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Saturday game day!

It has been football day at our house today. Tom was ready for Georgia so he could watch them. Tonight, I switch between Alabama and Auburn! We have had a good day...
The good part about this little recovery period that we are going through is the fact that we have had some good company to come check up on us. Jennifer and Faith came over to visit and Jennifer went to the store for me today to get a few groceries. Kevin and Megan have been several times with Addy. She is so sweet to sit with me while I show her a book. We will be celebrating her 1st birthday in a few weeks. Tommy and Rebecca brought Heston over to visit this afternoon. We even got some cookies from Savages to enjoy from them. Heston played until he got kind of tired, so they left to put him to bed. It is fun to pull out the wood barn, that we had for the grandchildren, for him to play with . He loves all the animals that are in it. I will have to be a baby proof house again, but what fun!! My girls from Sunday School have brought food that we are still enjoying. Caroline brought us some delicious muffins that we are still eating. Thanks to all for your concern and for thinking of us.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

After surgery report

Well, things look much better today than they did yesterday at this time! We got to the hospital at 6:20a.m., thinking we would be one of the first procedures for the day. Little did we know the true story..... We were one of about 30 people signing in at this early hour. After 45 minutes, we moved to our next place to register some more information then up stair to the pre-procedure waiting room. We were in there for enough time to get my lovely gown and robe, take vitals then on to the bed room, where I would be for the next 3 hours, lying down with the iv hooked up, waiting to be taken to surgery. The girls were in there with me to keep me company. They finally asked for a few morsels of crushed ice for me cause my lips were dry and I was getting a headache. It tasted pretty good. At 11:40, they took me back. The first culture was a little bit of cancer on the border so they took a bit more of my skin to culture. It came back fine and it was the reconstruction time. Looking at me now, I don`t look so good, but after the girls saw the before picture, they assured me what a great job the Dr. had done. He is a true artist!! I am so thankful for the good outcome. Now, to get rid of my black and blue eye, that is my quest!! I am without my car for the next week since I can`t drive using only one eye. Guess we will be doing a lot of resting and tv watching at our house! Thanks for all the concern from everyone. Thankfully, the worst is over for now..... Love, Gaga

Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday report

We got up early this morning to get ready so when I talked to the Dr., we could find out what time to go in for Papa`s check up. When I did get the nurse, she said that it wasn`t necessary to bring him in since he was doing pretty good. No physical signs that the fall had hurt anything so that was good news. Now, he can check him out when we go Friday to get the staples out. Papa kept pulling the bandages off and the turbin holding it on so I just took it off this morning. It has healed pretty good and doesn`t look too bad without the gause so that makes it easier for both of us! Bill spent the night on Saturday to help out if needed but we did fine, I enjoyed his company though. Tom and Jane stayed with Tom so I could go to Bill`s house for Reed`s birthday lunch. It was nice to see him enjoy his made to order lunch and to see him on his birthday. Kevin and Megan came to visit and brought Addy. I enjoyed seeing them and getting to spend some time with Addy. I got to give her a bottle, so sweet! This morning, we went out to the drug store then Walmart, where I pushed Tom in a wheelchair. It was much easier and faster. Jane and heston came over for a quick visit after lunch. He was full of energy and enjoyed playing with Papa`s hat and the flashlight. Tomorrow, I should hear from my Dr. about the time for my procedure on Wednesday. The girls have told me to just take one day at a time and not worry about things we can`t do anything about. So that is what we are doing! We will worry about Wednesday, tomorrow! Hope all of you are doing well. Thanks for the thoughts and prayers that have been lifted up for us. Keep them coming.........