Wow i seriously think I may have broken a Pam's World Record for time periods between blog posts.
Sorry about that. My bad.
See things have been going in a downhill spiral and yeah. I'm not picking myself up anytime soon.
Hmmmmm where to begin.
Let's start with my gallbladder. I have been having issues with it for a while now. They did some testing and during the testing found a mass on my liver. The first initial ultrasound though showed nothing abnormal, but I was still having issues so they did a different test that showed how well my gallbladder was actually functioning.
And the results were........It wasn't.
So at this point, they had already decided that the mass needed to be removed and they were going in, so why not take the gallbladder as well.
Things happened pretty quickly from the day I went and met with the surgeon to surgery day. It wasn't even 24 hrs. Of course they were worried that the mass was malignant, aka as the "C" word.
So on Tuesday the 10th, I gowned up and went under the knife. Hehehe. It was all done laparoscopically, so it's not like they sliced me open, just made a bunch of tiny stab marks all over my belly.
Cause it's funner that way don'tchya know.
A couple of hours later, and a few drinks on my part....of apple juice that is. I got up ran.........okay slowly hobbled........around the nurses station and got my walking papers.
Recovery has been another story.
I ended up with an infection, thrush, and some serious pain.
We did get results that the small mass was just benign, but either way I am glad that pesky little thing is out of my body. Along with my gallbladder.
Granted my diet still doesn't consist of many solid foods. I have a really hard time tolerating them. But I can tolerate Applesauce and Jello and Eggs. Other than that it's Icee's all the way baby.
To top it all off, Andy and I have been separated, although he did move back in for this surgery to help take care of the kids. There is no way I could have done it on my own, especially with the complications that I had.
Rhett has been doing well. He is loving school. He is loving riding on the bus, and I am loving that his teacher is a germ freak.......
He talks to no end. His speech therapists love it, and so do all of his aides. Their comments when we did his IEP was that they had never met anyone quite like Rhett as far as his speech skills go. Which is a good thing.
He is doing well in his other areas, of course he has certain ones that he is lacking in, like his gross motor, but he is doing really well. I am so proud of him. This year he has shown us that his lungs are starting to recover from his incident back in 2007.
He is not really into the whole potty training thing yet. We almost had him there a few months back and it went kaput.
Chloee has just lost another tooth and looks so cute with her toothless grin. She is loving school and her teacher has had to find books from upper grade levels for her take home reading to keep her challenged.
Hunter is doing well all things considered. He has really struggled with our separation more than anyone. Him and Andy have always been very close, and they still are, it's just affected him more so than the other kids.
Andy has been great at stepping up and taking care of them. I am very proud of him.
Dakota is doing really well in school. I think letting him go to this school in another town was one of the very best decisions I could have ever made.
I have pictures to post. Just don't have the time to upload them right now.
I hope all of my bloggy friends are doing well, and that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!!
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