Hello, friends!! I’m just checking in to let you know that everything is fine and that I’m not giving up blogging!! Thanks to all of you who were concerned and have emailed me to make sure I’m alright!
I spent the last couple of weeks being extremely lazy and enjoyed spending time with my family. My kids are older and at the “moving out” age, so I want to spend as much family time as I can.
This month is going to be a busy one for me, so I still may not be blogging much. Kory’s birthday is today (she turns 21) and Justin turns 18 on the 21st. On the 17th, we’re having about 18-20 family members over for a birthday brunch. Chuck usually does a lot of the cooking – scrambled eggs, hash browns, bacon and sausage – but this year he may not be up to par to help me much!!
On Tuesday, the 12th, my hubby is scheduled to have surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. He has scar tissue built up in his urethra and has had problems urinating for the past several years. He has had times when urinating has slowed down to a trickle and a couple of times, has come to a complete stop. The poor man has had to go to his urologist about every 3 months to get “reamed” open for too many years. They finally convinced him that surgery is his only option. After they remove a 4-5 cm section of his urethra, they’ll take skin from the inside of his cheek to make a new replacement. He’ll have to have a catheter inserted through his lower abdomen and have that for about 3 weeks until everything is healed.
My Mom and Dad made their rounds right after Christmas visiting me and my 4 siblings to tell us that my Dad has prostate cancer. He’s 75 and considered too old to have surgery, which he would have refused anyways, because he and my mom have the belief that “once they cut you open, the cancer will spread”. He’ll have radiation treatments 5 days a week for 8 weeks. He has an appointment next week with an oncologist to find out when he’ll have to start the radiation. They’re both still very active and independent – also stubborn enough to refuse any help offered! My dad ordered hardwood flooring to replace the carpet in their Great Room a couple of days after he found out he had cancer and insists on installing it himself! It may be a good project to keep his mind busy, but he also has a tendency of doing more than he can handle and won’t admit when he needs help.
My busy month ends with my daughter, Brittney, turning 24 on Feb 2nd. Hopefully, after that, I should get back to blogging on a normal basis! Please be patient with me!! I miss all of you and look forward to being in touch with you soon!!
Until Next Time. . . .Kris