Monday, December 26, 2011

This is my Mom on Monday post but again kinda late

Not much going on - finally got a paycheck the Friday before Christmas but already had Christmas presents for my family courtesy of a Christmas club savings so besides helping buy Christmas dinner for sis and her son - also went shopping today and was able to pick up a few really good bargains.  I think Shiloh'n Shasta want to post about a "Santa invasion" so will just say that I was able to add to my Santa Clause "family".  Between a couple of Christmas presents and the shopping today, my sis was able to add some to her snowman "family" altho it is not as extensive as what Frankie Furter's mom has.

Ok, now for a little drama - seems like I can't go long without it and I bet you all can't guess what it's about - yep, my eye - less than five weeks since the transplant.  We had to cut short our shopping trip since I had a previously scheduled local eye doc appt.  One of the drops I HAVE to use after a transplant is a steroid drop which can lead to the development of a Herpes Simplex eye infection and after you get it once then the virus never totally leaves your body but is dormant until something like a physical or emotional stressor can cause it to flair up - my first infection with it was several years ago and now it has flaired up again. There is much GOOD news about this infection tho - it was caught early and treatment has already begun.  Even my vision has improved one more line on the eye-chart since my last visit with the specialist.  And that specialist just happens to be here in town Tuesday afternoon so my local doc wants me to see him if the specialist wants me to come in AND since I was previously scheduled by the specialist's office then that should be no problem.

Well not much else to report - was close to pulling my hair out last week as I tried to get everything done that I wanted - I don't think I have ever had a year where I was so dis-organized.  My original plan included being off work the week before Christmas but I lost those days since I was off so long earlier this fall so I ended up having to work.  Don't get me wrong, I was sooooooooooo glad to be able to return to work but I missed having those days off and I hope I can get them next year.  Well my eyes are trying to shut and I am starting to have to correct my spelling more and more.  I need to let Shiloh'n Shasta outside before bed so I will try to do an update tomorrow evening.


Teresa said...

Good to hear from you and a belated
"Merry Christmas" from out beagle household to yours! Seamus (our famous beagle) had been having some eye issues himself and I'm now giving him steroid drops. He hates it, but I give him a treat afterwords and it seems to help. I hope you are getting some treats as well. ;-)

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I am so glad that although the yucky thingy came.. you were right on it so quickly. WOW another line of improvement on the chart. THAT is really wonderful news!!! I'll send you some of my good VIBES>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Just to keep thingys movin in the RIGHT DIRECTION.

K9 Katastrophie said...

Glad you are doing better. We are hoping you get betterer though! Kiss Shiloh and Shasta for us!


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD.... Dad just brought the mail up from the roadside box.. and GUESS WHAT?????????? There was a PEANUTS card FUR Ernie and ME... and it was from THREE of my BESTEST most WONDERFUL FURENDS in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD. I'm Just SAYIN!!!

Sapphire said...

It's great to know that you are always in good spirits. Hope Shiloh and Shasta are treating you well :)