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Then There Was Sweetthing





Updated: 2018-03-07T07:33:43.643-08:00

 



IT WAS A GOOD MOTHER'S DAY

2008-05-11T12:17:08.075-07:00

I hope everyone had a good mother's day. I was able to complete my exercise program. That always brings a smile to my face because I always get such a feeling of success.

My roses from my garden are still beautiful.

Guyk and I hope to move another load of mulch to our little forest today. Our Caladium bulbs are beginning to come up in the little forest.

We are looking into planting some gardenias for the little forest.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



IT WAS A GOOD DAY

2008-05-10T13:39:29.985-07:00

I did some housework today and even completed my exercise program. I was a little afraid of the exercise program but all went well. The only problem was that 5 minutes after I quit, I was stiff and sore again. But I was very pleased with myself.

Thanks again for all your great comments. Thanks for coming by. See you later.



THANKS EVERYONE

2008-05-09T09:29:46.860-07:00

I wanted to thank everyone of you for your support during this time. I knew there must be something wrong when I went for the mammogram and I did not get a letter saying all was O.K.

I had a Stereotactic breast biopsy. Guyk has been worried sick. I have felt like my life was on hold. When they told me today that all was well, it was like I could breathe again. Ten thousand pounds lifted off my shoulders.

Guyk has read me his articles and all your responses but I have been unable to write. I found a good book to read and tried to climb into it and hide.

Thanks again. Thanks for coming by. See you later.



Good Morning All

2008-04-14T03:27:25.939-07:00

Guyk is doing well with his rotator cuff repair. He is able to use his right arm more and more. He is not wearing his sling at all now. He is still in pain at times.

I have to have a breast biopsy. The doctor states a 10% change of cancer but a 90% that it is not. I had a biopsy back in 1996. Then they took a scoop out from around the identified area. This doctor states now they take only as much as necessary.

It is suppose to be about 69 degrees today and cooler tomorrow. It has been like summer time weather around here.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



How I love that man of mine

2008-04-03T13:28:36.314-07:00

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My man, Guyk was able to sleep in our bed last night for about 6 hours. Today he was able to mow the grass. Yesterday he set up a rope and pulley to do his exercises. And best of all we were
able to make love for the first time in over a month.

Needless to say he is getting so much better. He has decided he can drive now so I am going to let him.

I love that man of mine.



MISERY, MISERY

2008-03-31T04:14:47.140-07:00

Sometimes when I exercise on the treadmill, I think about how old I am. Sixty-six seems very old to be doing such things. Then yesterday on Fox news they show a little old lady of 78 years old that lifted 110 Pounds off the floor.

I have decided that when I think about my age from now on I am going to remember this 78 year old women as an example of what people can do today.

When I was growing up I was told that 65 was very old. It is very hard to overcome the attitudes of a life time. But people keep living longer and the reason they are living longer is diet and exercise.

My man is in the misery, misery stage of recovery. The recliner is uncomfortable and the bed is not much better. His last PT was this past Thursday and his next is not until Wed April 2. His shoulder and arm are giving him much grief.

I try to tell him that this too shall pass but it is not much help. Recovery seems to far away for him. I am hoping that when he starts the new month of PT he can put his depression aside.

It is very hard to see someone you love hurting so much. Especially when most of the time I feel good.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



We're still making progress

2008-03-25T10:55:20.511-07:00

Guyk fixed his own lunch today. He is able to use his arm a little more each day. But it just doesn't go fast enough for him. He gets frustrated easily.

Sleeping in our bed just didn't work out so he went back to his recliner. Everyone that has had this kind of surgery has told him it takes 5 to 6 weeks before they can leave the recliner for the bed.

We go back to rehab tomorrow. We are doing all of our errands while we are out because gas is so high. I know everyone is doing the same thing.

It is a beautiful day today. It was chilly this morning, but about 70 degrees now.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



Nap Time

2008-03-20T12:35:08.131-07:00

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I caught all my babies asleep this afternoon. I was afraid Little Sister would jump down before I got her picture but she didn't. Guyk put the pictures on my blog for me.



We're making progress

2008-03-20T11:20:01.782-07:00

Guyk was able to sleep in our bed last night instead of the recliner. He got his stitches out yesterday. He is getting through the day without pain pills. His rehab is suppose to get more intensive now.

It is a beautiful day today. The sun is shinning. About 70 degrees.

I got our taxes done today.

I love my new treadmill.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



Guyk is stronger

2008-03-13T11:40:53.104-07:00

We were able to have fried catfish for lunch today. I figured we would have to wait until his arm was out of the sling before we could have catfish again because we have to use the cooker outside. It was very good.

We are going to give him a bath this afternoon and change his dressing. A bath always make him feel better.

He sees his doctor next Wednesday. We are hoping he can get the stitches out. Then he can take a shower and maybe go to bed again.

Thanks everyone for your encouragement. It means so much to Guyk. He enjoys hearing from everyone. I do too, but it is different when you are a patient.

Thanks for coming by. See you soon.



Guyk is much improved

2008-03-11T03:10:36.989-07:00

I was sleeping in my recliner so I could be close to Guyk in his recliner. The pups took the couch. Three nights we sleep this way. Then last night Guyk was better so I went to bed. I feel so much better. Guyk is much improved and the bed was wonderful.

After I had back surgery, the recliner is the worst place for me to sleep. Guyk is looking forward to when he can sleep in the bed. But for now he has to stay in a position where his shoulder is elevated.

We thought they only did microscopic surgery, but they cut open his shoulder too.
He is working very hard on his exercises they told him to do in rehab.

He is looking forward to shooting guns again with catfish and going fishing.

My treadmill works greats. I love it.

I wanted to thank everyone for encouraging him in his recovery. He loves his blog site. He loves talking to so many wonderful friends.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



Well--shit!

2008-03-05T13:09:51.700-08:00

Guyk goes in Friday to get his shoulder fixed but now he has another tooth ache. We just started back to eating decent and this happens. We are hoping he can get it pulled next week.

The idiot dentist in Georgia should have pulled all his teeth put what the hell. Guyk would not need a dentist if he had no teeth. I will be glad when he gets all the bottom ones pulled and gets a lower plate.

We have taken 2 steps forward and one step back.

But I love my new treadmill. Guess I should count my blessings. But then I couldn't bitch. I do love that man of mine and I am glad that I got him, bad shoulder and bad teeth,and bad knees.

Thanks for coming by. See you soon.



I love my new treadmill

2008-03-02T13:32:36.358-08:00

Guyk got me a Pro-form XP 620. I just love it. It is so nice. I was a little afraid of it to begin with, but I saw Guyk on it and he had no problems. It is so much bigger than my old one. It works just great. And the paper work said it was made in the USA.

I finally got all the end of the month chores done. Tomorrow we are doing flea meds. Guyk has a doctor appointment in the AM.

I know poor little Sassie poodle thinks I am trying to drown her when I give her a bath.

I used my treadmill today at the speed that I used on the old one. Next time I will increase the speed a little at a time as I get comfortable with the treadmill.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



One year old poodle

2008-02-27T03:24:28.246-08:00

Sassie's Little Sister turned 1 year old yesterday. The hard part is behind us on dog training. She is so smart. She is very vocal on what she wants, even to go potty.

We had a fierce storm roll through here yesterday. The wind blew and the shit flew. We got a good rain but now the wind is blowing taking our rain away. It will be cold for the next few days but then spring is on the way and then summer.

Guyk is not looking forward to getting his rotator cuff fixed. But he is looking forward to be able to go fishing.

It will be nice to have this behind us instead of in front. He is enjoying his new denture. He can eat now. His mouth is still a little sore but he gets better every day.

Thanks for coming by. See you soon.



Good news

2008-02-24T14:48:28.593-08:00

Guyk said we will go to Sports Authority or Sears and get the Nordictrack that I wanted. This is great. I feel so much better. He said to just ignore the customer comments. I can remember when we were shopping for a computer and several people stated the gateway computer was a piece of shit but we have had no problems with ours.

Thank you Guyk. I love you very much.



Shopping for a treadmill

2008-02-24T14:24:26.347-08:00

It has been so discouraging shopping for a treadmill. I have a limited budget and limited time because Guyk has his surgery on March 7. After that he will not be putting up a treadmill for me. My money is not available until the end of the month.

I have been looking on line. Sports Authority appears to ship only. They don't say they have merchandise in the store. They had what I wanted but no time to have it shipped. Sears had want I wanted but when I read the reviews on the treadmill I had picked out, the customers indicated they paid about 200 dollars less than the advertised price on line. I don't understand this!! They must not read their own reviews.

So I am back to walmart to pick one that is not exactly what I wanted. I wanted the treadmill belt to be 20 x 55 but walmart's is 18 x 53. But the price is good.

The other thing I didn't like was that they indicate there is a fan on the treadmill. One person stated when the fan quit the treadmill would not run. This does not sound good. The more stuff they put on them, the more stuff can go wrong.

What ever happened to just keep it simple?

We got home Friday afternoon. I finally got the trailer cleaned out again.

The camp site was nice. I got to go walking almost everyday. Guyk and catfish spent a lot of time together. Guyk got his upper plate but it is still a hassle for him to use it.

The worst part of the trip was that I forgot Guyk's nubulizer. I could not believe that I did that. He needed it too. He could have really used it Friday morning when we were trying to get home. He is just give out. But he got us safely home even if he did feel rotten.



No Blog roll

2008-02-14T04:30:43.152-08:00

I am so frustrated this morning. I have no blog roll. I can't even get to Guyk's blog. I gave up and just read the news papers.

We got a good rain yesterday but today it is cold.

Guyk has doctor appointment today with heart doctor. I am packing the jayco for our trip to Georgia in the morning.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



The mower gets easier

2008-02-11T12:22:54.160-08:00

I was very comfortable on the lawn mower today. I even started it by myself. Guyk didn't think I would be strong enough to handle it, but I think my upper body exercises have really helped me.

It is a beautiful day today. We carried off our trailer full of trash.

It was a good day.

Thanks for coming by. See you soon.



The continuing saga of sweething and the lawn mower

2008-02-10T11:56:28.466-08:00

I drove the riding lawn mower again today, but I started it myself or at least attempted to do so. Guyk came out and helped me start it. I made two swings around the yard.

Tomorrow we are going to the land fill with our trailer load of stuff we have collected. We will not be able to do this after he has surgery so we need to get it done now.

I will continue to drive the tractor until I am comfortable on it. Hopefully that day will come before the grass needs cutting again.

Guyk said I did good. I am pleased to learn how to handle the lawn mower. All knowledge is good.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



Riding Lawn Mower

2008-02-09T12:45:03.608-08:00

Today I learned how to use the riding lawn mower. I have always hesitated to get on it because it jerks your back. But I am so much better with my back that it did not bother me at all.

I drove the mower around the yard and even mowed a little grass. I need lots of practice but I have time to practice before Guyk has his surgery. The mower was noisy, dusty and smelled awful bad. Exhaust fumes, I guess.

It was fantastic to learn something new and it was a lot of fun. I have put off learning all the while knowing it would be stupid to have that big mower in the yard, Guyk not able to use it and I would not know how.

It was a beautiful day. The weather was perfect, not to hot or to cold. Guyk finished mowing the yard and I did the weed eating. It was a good day.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



Rotator Cuff

2008-02-08T15:05:18.607-08:00

We are going to experience everything you always wanted to know about the rotator cuff. Guyk is scheduled for surgery on his rotator cuff on his right shoulder on March 7, 2008. He is right handed and his arm will be immobilized for 6 to 8 weeks. This is also his mouse hand. And to add to all this he types with two fingers or he did. He will be stuck with typing with one finger.

I suppose that I can type for him as he dictates, but I don't know if I can type his red-neck speak. He types how a word sounds. I am anal. I type or try to type correct English.

We are going to rearrange the living room as he will be sleeping in the recliner. Impossible to lay in bed with his arm in that immovable structure.

He is looking forward to getting it fixed and so am I. Our friend, Kenny said his friend, Leroy had this surgery done. He said Leroy was very happy with the results and he was no longer in pain.

Guyk is hurting all the way down in his fingers on his right arm from this rotator cuff injury.

We leave next week to go to Georgia to get his new denture plate. Then at least he will be able to eat.

He and Catfish will have one last fling before Guyk's surgery and long rehab.

We are going to get my new treadmill when we get back from Georgia. Otherwise who knows when Guyk will be able to set one up for me. I intend to help all I can. I am really looking forward to this new treadmill.

I will need this new treadmill to rid myself of all excess stress. Guyk is not the most amenable patient in the world. In fact, he usually is a grouch. But I love this grouch of mine with all my heart.

Next year we hope to go back to Oklahoma and get another freezer full of that wonderful catfish.

Thanks for stopping by. See you later.



My birthday present

2008-02-03T11:22:58.312-08:00

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There is nothing as precious as something that is hand made with lots of love. Guyk made this paper towel holder for me for my birthday. You can see the paper towel on it on his sitecharming. The fishing line with the weight attached keeps the wind from blowing the paper towels away on the picnic table.

Thank you Darling. I love you.



Happy Birthday to me

2008-02-01T14:08:28.776-08:00

I got most of my first of the month chores done today. Gave Little Sister the poodle her heart guard, cleaned the coffee pot, paid the bills, gave Miss Sassie poodle a bath. Tomorrow we are doing flea meds.

Guyk is getting him a new gun when we go back to Ga for his new dentures. So I get a new treadmill since we can't go on vacation to OK this year anyway. Guyk's shoulder is so bad he can't drive very far. Some times he can't even pick up his coffee cup. He has an orthopedic appointment on the 7th of this month.

My birthday is the 4th of this month. I have added 20 set-ups and 10 push ups to my exercise program as my birthday present to me.

Guyk can't drive very far but he figures he can drive to see Catfish every couple of months. That is fine with me now that we have found that nice campground and I now know the way to Walmart from the camp.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



Good to be home.

2008-01-25T15:29:30.484-08:00

We got home Wednesday afternoon. This is the first time I have had time to set down and open my laptop. It was good to get home.

We had a good trip except for locking the keys in the truck. The crysler dealer made us a door key for $33.00. They stated an ignition key would have been $200.00.

We went to visit Kelly and her family while we were in Georgia. Guyk had met them before when they were at Catfish's home. We enjoyed our visit. They are very busy trying to support family and educate 3 children.

It was cold and wet in Ga. The trailer uses gas heat which made the trailer sweat. I put the dehumidifier in the trailer when we got home and I am going to carry it with me on our next trip.

We are going to stay at the Lake Harmony RV Park when we go back. It has a very nice place to go walking.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.



My afternoon with Ms Nancy

2008-01-17T06:13:53.807-08:00

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(image) Yesterday afternoon Ms Nancy, Catfish's wife and I spent the afternoon together. She showed me around the old town of Darian. The old jail was given to the community. Ms Nancy and her friends renovated it into an art center. Ms Nancy and her friends also make quilts and sell them at the center. I took a picture of Ms Nancy by a quilt hanging on the wall. Also got a picture of Catfish and Guyk. Both the guys look very tired. They have gone off to look for good gun sales this AM.

I hope to do my exercises this morning and go walking. I can't wait to go home. Guyk's stitches come out Tuesday. We plan to go home on Thursday.

Thanks for coming by. See you later.