Monday, April 21, 2008

Ouch!!!!! Is it suppose to feel this way???????????

Good news came today in the fact that I do not need knee replacement surgery! My cartilage depth looked good, but there is considerable grinding, popping, and crunching going on. The doctor actually chuckled when he moved my knee around and said, "Yeah, you've got a lot of noise going on in there!" He said the problem is my cartilage is actually very "roughed up" and there were two ways to treat it. Option 1 was an injection today of Kenalog into the knee joint to buy a little time and help relieve some of the pain. Option 2 is surgery to go in and smooth off the rough places and clean out my knee. My knee is in need of some spring cleaning! I asked if I chose Option 1 would I be able to avoid surgery. He lauged and said we would leave that option on the table for now, but he recommended going with Option 1 for now, especially since we have a major event coming up in our family soon!

The interesting thing for me was that I've had these type of injections several times before (elbow twice, left thumb joint, right toe joint, and both heals) and relief wasn't immediate but pretty quickly. I got the injeciton at 9:15 A.M. and it now hurts soooooooooooooooooooooooo much worse than it did before the injection!!!!! What's up with that???????

Can anyone shed any light on that for me?

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

What punctuation mark are you?

Being an English teacher, this was one personality quiz I couldn't resist! Thanks to Brenda and Theresa for finding this one. I'm not very internet savy so I've linked you there the only way I know how!

Enjoy, and let me know what punctuation mark you are! Here's mine:

You Are a Comma

You are open minded and extremely optimistic.
You enjoy almost all facets of life.
You can find the good in almost anything.
You keep yourself busy with tons of friends, activities, and interests.
You find it hard to turn down an opportunity, even if you are pressed for time.
Your friends find you fascinating, charming, and easy to talk to.(But with so many competing interests, your friends do feel like you hardly have time for them.)
You excel in: Inspiring people
You get along best with: The Question Mark

Monday, April 14, 2008

From pigtails to wedding veils

Where did the time go?????? Eight weeks from today my baby girl will promise the rest of her life to the love of her life. At times I’m giddy with excitement for her, and at times I’m overwhelmed with memories of a little girl who loved to pick flowers, play kitchen, and dolls. If I had searched the whole world over, I couldn't have found a better man to become my daughter's husband. He loves her way more than he loves himself and just a little less than he loves his Lord. As I said, he is perfect for her. They are such a fun couple! It is an interesting phase of life when your daughter moves from being your child to one of your best friends. It’s the greatest feeling ever! I’ve been a very blessed Mom; my children have all married (or are about to marry) amazing people! It's so like God to fulfill our heart's desires in ways that we never dreamed! Van claims that when we met, one of the first things I told him about myself was that I wanted six children! Well, my health only held out for three, but as of June 14th, I will have all six of my children - three girls and three boys! Isn't God amazing! We are in the midst of wedding mania and having a ball! I find myself, as Mary did, treasuring each moment in my heart.