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In which i update you


It’s 9:46 and I have approximately 10 minutes to write a post.  That’s because I usually get Keely downstairs around 10:00 AM.  I’ll give you a little update about Keely while I’m at it.


She’s doing much, much better.  No more problems with her Pulmonary Embolism except she has to stay on Coumadin for at least 6 months.  She, of course, hates this because you can’t drink on Coumadin.  For a 22 year old, that is simply unacceptable but she’ll do it I’m sure.
Beyond that last week we saw the Pulmonologist who gave her an all-clear and a Hematologist who made her give up 20 vials of blood.  She then sat around the rest of the day and complained about people trying to take all her blood.  They are testing for various and sundry blood disorders since apparently between the femoral thing and the PE they’re suspicious.  That stuff isn’t supposed to happen to 22 year olds.


She has started rehab and today she wants to start swimming laps, which is exciting.  She hasn’t been able to do much being that she’s been on crutches and just starting her rehab but she WILL be able to swim.  Luckily we have a pool so she’ll swim there.  Yesterday was spent with me running back and forth to the sporting goods store getting swimsuits, goggles, caps and the like.


Hopefully that’ll work out.  She is being good as gold and for the most part doesn’t really complain.  It’s just that our stairs are wood and they’re steep so we really can’t let her come down without a spotter.  That’s what I do.  I walk down backwards in front of her to make sure she doesn’t tumble.  At nighttime, Daniel takes her upstairs so that aspect is all-good.


Beyond that, Keely and I have started working on a  “creative” project that I can’t really talk about but I’m pretty excited about it.  She’s really, really organized so it’s conceivable we’ll actually get something accomplished.  Who knows?


It’s been hot and we have spent time outside destroying our skin working on our tan so that takes some time.


Yesterday Daniel was washing Keely’s car (she will be able to drive soon) and discovered that both her car and Andie’s car had expired registration and tags.  I found that strange because the same thing happened to Daniel, Kevin and my car recently too.


Apparently, somebody around here doesn’t have their shit together at all.  I’m looking for that person now.  Andie is still down in New Orleans and has had a tough week so I’ve spent hours on the phone with her being a long distance mother.  I find that it’s actually tougher because I can’t hug her and everyone knows that sometimes you just need a “hug from your mom” to make things better.


Life continues to roll along.  My dog had a checkup and he’s still dying and actually he’s got a hyperactive thyroid so he’s losing weight.  I, meanwhile, am gaining weight so it kind of pisses me off.


Hope all is well with you and someday, somehow I’ll get back to funny and interesting posts.  For my sake as well as yours.


See ya,



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  1. Dylan Lin Calista
    July 10, 2012

    It’s wonderful to know that Keely is doing better and she’ll be able to swim soon. It’s also great you get to spend time together and work on your secret project :D

    My dog was sick this past weekend and we took her to the vet yesterday. I tried to get an appointment at a hospital that was closer to home but the receptionist was as rude as hell, I wanted to deck the shit out of her. We ended up going to another hospital which was an hour away and being in a car with a sick toy dog that likes the sound of her own voice (she barks like crazy) and a Dad who has anger management issues isn’t a walk in the park. He was cussing the whole way while I was hobbling with my cane right behind him. We looked pathetic.

    I’m sorry to hear that your dog is sick…I hope something can still be done to ease his discomfort.

    Now I have to go scream at this bloody telemarketer who keeps trying to sell me insurance by calling my phone number incessantly. It pisses the living hell out of me because how many times will I die that I need THAT much insurance, damn it. My phone rang 3 times as I have been typing my comment.

    Looking forward to your brighter, funnier posts (you always write something interesting anyway).

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  2. Chimomwriter
    July 10, 2012

    Glad to hear Keely can start swimming. That’s got to feel good! Keeping prayers going while they check into the blood disorders.

    Love that the two of you are starting a project!

    Clearly I have nothing of significance to add – but I’m here and reading.

  3. Mayor Gia
    July 10, 2012

    Glad everyone seems to be doing okay – especially Keely! Though the no drinking thing is certainly a bummer.
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  4. Jester Queen
    July 10, 2012

    Oh no – does Andie’s bad week have to do with the bloody MCAT’s? Hope Keely keeps getting better every day!
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  5. Jana (@jana0926)
    July 10, 2012

    Sounds like things are coming along! So glad to hear it!

  6. By Word of Mouth Musings
    July 10, 2012

    Glad I got to see this post quickly this morning, its about 6am here in Nicaragua and the internet is spotty for the most part …
    but it sounds like thing are turning around over there and you sound a little more chipper ;)
    And as for the hugs, yes, hugs always make things better ,.. .want to come down and give me one?
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  7. Melanie
    July 10, 2012

    Glad for the news about Keely. I need to destroy my skin. My legs are the color of mayonnaise right now.

    That stinks about the cumadin. My gram was mad about the no drinking too. I was like, “You should be mad you can’t eat broccoli.” That did NOT make her laugh.
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  8. Alaina
    July 10, 2012

    Glad everyone is doing better, well, minus the whole gaining weight thing. Keep climbing those stairs!
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  9. Julie
    July 10, 2012

    You can’t drink while on cumadin? Why didn’t anyone share that tid bit with me while I was taking it?? Oh well, I’m sure I’ve damaged my liver enough one way or another . . .

  10. MommaC
    July 11, 2012

    It is good to know that the healing process seems to be going along pretty well. Keely must be a really strong and spirited young woman to be persevering through all this. Your whole family must be for that matter, as I know it takes all of you as her support team to keep each other from stumbling too much.

    Sucks they keep poking her and stealing all her blood. Is she behaving vampirish at all? If so… be wary! ;-)
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  11. Annabelle
    July 11, 2012

    I’m glad Keely’s doing so well! I hope they figure out what if anything is going on with not too many more tests.
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