Hey Dana, sorry I just now am managing to write you back. When I stopped commenting around the blogosphere was because my husband had some health problems. Since I really don't feel like writing it all out again and I would probably never get you emailed, I'll just copy and paste what I wrote to another friend.
I want to tell you more about the week we have had dealing with DH's crazy lymph node. He started feeling bad two Thursdays ago, went to the dr. the next Monday. He gave us a good antibiotic and told us to come back if he wasn't feeling better by Wed. Well, he wasn't, so he had DH get a cat-scan. Couldn't tell what it was from that so we got sent to a ear, nose and throat surgeon in Hutch that same day. That dr. threw a bomb on us when he said it might be cancer, lymphoma. To find out he had a biopsy done, just went in with a needle to take a piece out. Then we had to wait till Friday to get the results, which were inconclusive anyway! So Friday(same day) he had surgery, the dr. cut a piece out and sent it off to be tested while DH was still on the table. All they could tell was that it wasn't an aggressive cancer. So they did rule out the worst case scenario but still didn't know what it was. The dr. went ahead and pulled the whole thing out and sent it off to be tested. Went back today and the dr. walked in and told us it wasn't cancer and he was very surprised about it, he was pretty sure he would be sending us off for chemo. But they tested it all kinds of ways and did not find any malignancies, still don't know WHAT it is, some kind of infection, so they took some more blood for another round of tests. He is on the mend though, he has felt MUCH better since they took it out.
Since then we managed to handle Christmas, it was nice but more stress. We have a hearing for my disability on Jan. 24th, so had a meeting with our lawyer about it. He kinda pissed me off and depressed me at the same time. Told us we weren't doing what we should have been (why didn't he say something two years ago when we first hired him?), and that chiropractors won't count at all, and they have done the most to help me! Anyway, since then I have been slightly depressed and when that happens I tend to isolate myself without really thinking about it, such as respoding to email or even reading blogs. My bloglines are really up there. Things are ok and will get better.
Zoe just had surgery for her hernia and got fixed at the same time. So, she was abandoned and has two big incisions! she made us feel really guilty for about two days. The stitches on her belly she left alone so that scar is healed. But she just couldn't leave the hernia one alone until I put Fuller Farms Tea Tree Salve on her. I knew it wouldn't hurt her, but she sure didn't like the taste! That incision is getting better now too.
Thanks for checking up on me, hopefully before too long I'll feel like posting something. Hell, I might copy and paste this up to the blog just to throw something up there!
Both Techpriest and Zoey are doing great, though you can still see both of their scars. We actually just mailed out the last two Christmas presents to family in New Jersey, they had been finished for awhile, but I couldn't seem to get them boxed up and mailed. And no, I didn't take pictures of any of the Christmas presents I made. Or the birthday gifts I made in January. To distract you from those non photos how about more photos of Nathan from my birthday party?
Karla and Nathan, and below, her son and the little tike! February 18th is his 1st birthday! Already! You guys are right, he has gotten big!
My excuse for January?? My disability hearing and the depression caused by anticipating it. It turns out that since they can find no cause for my headaches, I can't get disability because of it. Might be able to get disability because of the depression caused by constantly being in pain, but not for the pain itself. Makes sense, don't it?
Anyway, I decided to finally mark all my bloglines as "mark as read", cause I figured it would take forever to get caught up on over 800 of them. Of course, I have read most of your guys blogs, plus the Yarn Harlot's and Crazy Aunt Purl's, but that is all the knitting blogs I've read. I think I'll start weeding out some of the 150 feeds I have, so it isn't so overwhelming.