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..:wave: Hi Everyone!!!

………..Starting next month and every 2 weeks, I am going to be doing these "watcher appreciation" journals a bit differently....I want my watchers and dear friends to know how much I really do appreciate them...so what I am going to do is feature everyone who faves, new watchers and those who give me llamas...and this just popped into my head, those who feature me or dedicate something to me...I just want to do this because I do feel bad that I don't thank you all personally for your faves and for that I really do apologize for..i just get too overwhelmed...so I hope everyone will enjoy the new "appreciation journals" from now on...the only thing I am not going to do is put any deviation by anyone's name...except the ones who feature or dedicate something to me...I hope you can forgive me for that..:hug:sss

……………..anyway, I put up a status post asking who wanted to be featured, so again, since this is the last time I will be doing these journals this way, I really hope you all enjoy...and thank you to all that participated!!! :hug:ssss

…..:heart::iconawesome43::heart:... Glory (Vase is a 3D model created by me) by awesome43...:heart:
…..:heart::iconapplemac12::heart:... Happy Birthday CJ by Applemac12...:heart:
…..:heart::iconlittlebluebonnet::heart:... The three musketeers  by littlebluebonnet...:heart:
…..:heart::iconlust0fadeeperpain::heart:... Friends Live In The Heart by Lust0fADeeperPain...:heart:
…..:heart::iconknighttemplar1::heart:... Warm and hazy on the lake 6-13-18 (1) by knighttemplar1...:heart:
…..:heart::iconhomeofbluandshadows::heart:... A Special Visit for Melissa Birthday by HomeOfBluAndshadows...:heart:
…..:heart::iconlordljcornellphotos::heart:... The dragon sleeps by LordLJCornellPhotos...:heart:
…..:heart::iconl1ndawartgallery::heart:... Happy Flower by L1ndaWArtGallery...:heart:
…..:heart::iconcrazygardener::heart:... Camp Beach by crazygardener...:heart:
…..:heart::iconbranka-johnlockian::heart:... Summer's Day at the Lake by Branka-Johnlockian...:heart:
…..:heart::iconchristina-uk::heart:... Llamas 01 by Christina-UK...:heart:
…..:heart::iconz3dlim::heart:... Sunset P.8 by Z3dLim...:heart:
…..:heart::iconhearsegurl::heart:... Vector W8 by HearseGurl...:heart:
…..:heart::icon1001g::heart:... Happy Birthday Ruth by 1001G...:heart:

….anyway, I hope you all have a great weekend!!! :hug:sssss
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...:wave: Hi Everyone!! :wave:

...wow its been quite awhile since i did a journal, really hasn't been much to say. 

...with this journal i wanted to show my appreciation to my watchers who are always there for me by faving and commenting and most of all friendship. I recently did a status and a poll asking who would like to be included...for those of you that answered...THANK YOU!!!

:heart::iconawesome43: In perfect harmony! by awesome43:heart:
:heart::iconknighttemplar1: Lily by knighttemplar1:heart:
:heart::iconscarabscorner: Formal attire cocktail dress and tux by ScarabsCorner:heart:
:heart::iconlust0fadeeperpain: Simple Pleasures by Lust0fADeeperPain:heart:
:heart::iconlittlebluebonnet: Miss puppy eyes  by littlebluebonnet:heart:
:heart::iconmypeanutgallery: Our Hyacinths This Spring by MYPeanutGallery:heart:
:heart::iconminamiko: Crabapple blooms by minamiko:heart:
:heart::iconcrazygardener: my pink moth orchid by crazygardener:heart:
:heart::icon1001g: Happy Mother's Day by 1001G:heart:
:heart::iconvanndra: Stop it - I'm Tellin' Mum! by vanndra:heart:
:heart::iconsassy--cat: Dressed in Pink by Sassy--Cat:heart:
:heart::iconapplemac12: Happy Birthday Marilyn by Applemac12:heart:
:heart::iconddimitri16: Une Chienne De Vie by DDimitri16:heart:
:heart::iconvasidgallery: Breeze on a poppy field by VasiDgallery:heart:
:heart::iconpridescrossing: Man made Waterfall 2 stock by PridesCrossing:heart:
:heart::iconlindartz: Adventure Time     by LindArtz:heart:
:heart::iconldfranklin: NC Garden XXVIII by LDFranklin:heart:
:heart::iconegil21: Animalia - Girafa by Egil21:heart:
:heart::iconpurstotahti: Farm Dog Walk Study by purstotahti:heart:
:heart::iconchairj: I Need To Place An International Collect Call by ChairJ:heart:
:heart::icononeofacard: Mum's Not Quite The Word by oneofacard:heart:
:heart::iconz3dlim: Somewhere in nature P.53 by Z3dLim:heart:
:heart::iconhomeofbluandshadows: 1/25/2017 IMG_2011 Raw Photo by HomeOfBluAndshadows:heart:
:heart::icongunnut51: He's the Sammy Boy... by Gunnut51:heart:
:heart::iconchasmandala: ice at sunrise by ChasMandala:heart:
:heart::iconmortyciahearse: Sunset Train by MortyciaHearse:heart:
:heart::icongigi50: Happy Mothers day by gigi50:heart:
:heart::iconlordljcornellphotos: Restricted light. by LordLJCornellPhotos:heart:
:heart::iconedwardsotherside: Rose 160922 by EdwardsOtherSide:heart:
:heart::iconakoukis: Nightfall Poster - Ethereal Version by AKoukis:heart:
:heart::iconcorvidae65: Drive by Corvidae65:heart:
:heart::iconwhimsicalblue: M-Y-S-T-E-R-Y by WhimsicalBlue:heart:
:heart::iconthelma1: Wild Rainbow Ocean by Thelma1:heart:
:heart::iconmockingbirdontree: Happy Birthday dear Ehya! by mockingbirdontree:heart:
:heart::iconansdesign: A broken connection ... by ansdesign:heart:
:heart::iconalicesplace: Living Made Easy by AlicesPlace:heart:
:heart::icontigles1artistry: Too good to miss...... by Tigles1Artistry:heart:
:heart::iconhearsegurl::heart:
:heart::iconfearless-frog: Happy birthday Marilyn by fearless-frog:heart:
:heart::iconsparkle-photography: Spring III. by Sparkle-Photography:heart:
:heart::iconloloalien: Happy Mother's Day by LoloAlien:heart:
:heart::iconclaudio51: Happy Mother's Day by claudio51:heart:
:heart::iconl1ndawartgallery: Tulip2 by L1ndaWArtGallery:heart:
:heart::iconlocoland: you see by locoland:heart:
:heart::iconsuperseether: Destin Florida Sunset #1 by superSeether:heart:
:heart::iconbonaparte1700: to my friends. by Bonaparte1700:heart:
:heart::iconrubyangeleyes: Ballet Bouquet ~ Traditional drawing by RubyAngelEyes:heart:
:heart::iconzombieinn: When Roses Cry by ZombieInn:heart:
........thank you so much for everything, I really hope you enjoy this journal as i was making it!!!! BIG :hug:sssssssssssssss

.................THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING...FROM FAVING< TO COMMENTING<TO JUST STANDING BY ME WHEN I JUST NEEDED A FRIEND<<YOU ARE ALL SUCH AMAZING PEOPLE AND I AM DEEPLY HONORED TO BE YOUR FRIEND!!!!!!......
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  :wave: Hi Everyone!! :wave:

..wow, its been awhile since I wrote a journal..i guess ever since they added the status posts..me, anyway..just write on that...but today I decided its about time I thank everyone who has been so kind to wish me a "happy Birthday" and who have shown me kindness....

..thank you so much for the Birthday wishes...:hug:sss

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..thanks so much for all these beautiful gifts......

........:iconambruno:.. Happy Day  BlueivyViolet by Ambruno....
........:icon1001g:...... Happy Birthday Marilyn by 1001G....
........:icondanie-e:.... Happy Birthday BlueIvyViolet! by Danie-E....
........:iconshirley-agnew-art:..... Happy Birthday Marilyn by Shirley-Agnew-Art....
.......:iconfearless-frog:...... Happy birthday Marilyn by fearless-frog.....
.......:iconamiejo:.............. Wonderful day by amiejo.......
.......:iconapplemac12:....... Happy Birthday Marilyn by Applemac12......
.......:iconddimitri16:.......... Happy Birthday 50 st Marilyn!!! by DDimitri16......
.......:iconteaphotography:...... Candles of Crimson-y Contentment by TeaPhotography.....
.......:iconvafiehya:................ Untitled by vafiehya.....
.......:iconsds49in:......... Moon At Orange Night 2 by sds49in..........
......:iconrubyangeleyes:.... Dedicated to Belated Birthdays for my friends! by RubyAngelEyes......

......thank you so much for the points.....

....:iconknighttemplar1:...and :iconevilcrowbar:......

.....and a special thanks again to :iconangel-c-ker: and :icontigles1artistry: for the core membership!!!

       again thank you all so very much for making my birthday a very pleasant and beautiful day, especially since its my big 50th!!!! love and hugs to all of you!!!! you are all such great friends and I am honored that you are in my life!!!

....if I have missed anyone or anything..please let me know, its not my intention of leaving anyone out!!!!
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I am kind of pissed off right now...I am trying to figure out why 2 pics were declined....even though I have a lot of compliments on both..here are the 2 that were declined

In Sweet Loving Memory.... by BlueIvyViolet and Happy Birthday Audra!! by BlueIvyViolet

I mean why???? are they not good enough?  no explanation given. I looked in this group's gallery and I saw blurrier. I just don't get it!!!! :iconfrustratedplz:

..other than being pissed at the moment. I am doing much better with my shoulder..its not hurting as much anymore. I just wished he would of given me that steroid shot in Nov when I asked for it instead of suffering for 6 months. but life goes on....

I hope you all have a great weekend..take care, and sorry for the rant!!! :hug:sss
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  :wave: Hi Everyone!!

  I hope 2017 has been great to you so far...I also hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. my daughter Krista was able to come up on Christmas eve but had to leave on Christmas day...it was a very short visit with her and Jasper but at least I got to see her. we made lemon meringue pies and we also made do-nuts for the very first time...they turned out ok but needs improvements lol. I got some pics of Jasper playing with Emma...so cute. Emma is only 7 months old and Jasper is over a year but Emma is much bigger than him, Emma is still trying to find Jasper, I guess she misses her little "nephew":D:D
Jake and Bear also had a great time with Jasper too. They all loved their gifts of toys and treats!!!

     I want to say Thank You so much to Benjamin :iconsuperseether: for the 3 month premium..i checked my DA on Christmas morning around 2am and noticed it...what a wonderful gift!! Thanks again hon, you are so very sweet!!!

       as you all know back in September I had a huge set back with my shoulder (Bandit slammed into it...not meaning too, he was/is just a puppy) anyway my surgeon thinks I might have torn a ligament and wants me to have a MRI..well I am still waiting. the pain has gotten worse but i'm dealing with it. it hurts to lift my arm above a certain height and I have to watch how I move it. I also hear my shoulder cracking a lot...I will keep everyone updated.

     thank you to everyone who has faved, commented gave me llamas and who has added me to their friends list. I really appreciate all!!

   :heart:Take Care..love and hugsssssss :heart:
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...:wave:.....its been awhile since I've been on, just a lot going on..trying to get the house winterized and such...already cleaned the stove and chimney, put in new hoses (or whatever they are called) for the dryer..all we have to do now is make sure the snow blower works...I hate winter.....I am not looking forward to it at all!!!

....as you know from my last journal we had to give up Bandit because we just didn't have the space that he deserved..we did find a couple that instantly fell in love with him and also they had the home that was right for Bandit to be able to run and enjoy his life. we still miss him so much, and will always love him but we know (and after seeing my last journal) I know we made the right decision...I will be posting at least 10 pics of Bandit that I never had the chance to do..the last one will be of Bandit with his new furry siblings....

......now to tell you all about how we got Emma.....my hubby, son and I were really depressed over Bandit, so my hubby posted ad saying that we are looking for a low energy, very sweet and loving puppy between 2-6 months old....after 3-4 days, a woman with 4 kids answered my hubby's ad saying that she had a 4 month old german shepherd mix female puppy that she had to give up because of her landlord (I will explain why in abit because I think I can understand the landlord's side)..so hubby gave her our number and she called us, she told us that the puppy belonged to her 20 year old daughter, and that they named her "Athina", the puppy was really sweet and listens very well, she sent us a couple of pics and we fell in love with her...this happened on a Saturday, we went and got her the next day...when we first saw her she ran over to us and laid on her back..she is very submissive and so very sweet. the daughter came out to say "bye" and gave "Athina" (as they called her) a hug...we can see that she didn't want to let her go, she was having a hard time to try and not cry..believe me I know what she was going through....the woman told us that the puppy wasn't fully trained because they let all their dogs use one room in the house to use the bathroom in, can you imagine? I can see why the landlord said what he did..i know I wouldn't be happy with that!!!
The first thing we did was change her name from "Athina" to "EMMA"...we think the name suits her!! when we brought her home we introduced her to Bear and Jake..they didn't really know how or what to think and wouldnt play or go near her for a few days..(broke my heart watching her try and them being assholes to her) but now they are getting along great!! we already took her to the vet, she is really healthy, but has to go back in three weeks for another booster shot and again 3 weeks after that..Emma is such a little sweetheart, I think I have only heard her bark maybe 4 times..she is so quiet!!

...I want to thank you all for all the support you have all given me and for all the faves and comments too...I apologize for not replying, I really do appreciate it so much!! thank you so much for being such kind and thoughtful friends..you are all just the very best!!!!!!!

    
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......I really don't know how to start this journal, my hubby and I came to a very painful decision that we had to give Bandit up....its not that we don't love him because we do, its just that Bandit had a very high energy level and our home was not the right place for him to be. everytime I took him out, he tried to get loose..(he has gotten his collar off a few times)....if anyone knows anything about huskies, is that if they get loose, they will run..we live in a busy town, if he would of gotten loose, he would of been hit by a car.

Inside the house, he was destructible..he tore apart a couple of cushions and got ahold of my son's video games equipment. and a couple of other things as well. He is very stubborn as well, telling him "no" meant nothing to him. he also ran through the house jumping on everything and even jumped on us..he jumped on my shoulder (the one I had surgery on back in june)..my shoulder has been aching horribly since and I am now back on pain killers.

  another thing is that I have been having chest pains lately (I just had a stress test and cardiology test done in the last few days, its not my heart)...and my dizzy spells are back again...a lot of stress!!!!!!

don't get me wrong, Bandit was/is a good little boy..he just has so much energy that he needed to live in the country. we found a very young couple (who are both 20 years old), they have their own place, live in the country, they have underground fencing, a pond..and they also have a dog named Bear and is a german shepherd/ husky mix....

the couple picked Bandit up on Sunday, sept 25th..i have been so depressed and crying since he left..my hubby emailed the couple who got him just to ask how Bandit was doing...he told my hubby that Bandit was doing great and that they love him very much (I saw that when the saw him for the first time)...they even sent a picture of Bandit...and he does look happy where he is. so I do know that we made the right decision...its just that I have been feeling so much guilt for letting him go...its so quiet around here now.

in time we will likely get another puppy, this time we will make sure that we can get one with less energy. and one that isn't too smart for his own good like Bandit is!!!!!

     if you guys don't mind, I will be posting more pics of Bandit that I never had the chance to post, the last pic I post of him will be with his new family.

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....also, I want to thank everyone who wished me a "happy birthday", gave me points and dedicated pictures to me...I will be doing a journal on that soon.

     love and hugs to all.....


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 ...since I was last here, things here have been ok, I am still going to physio, my shoulder was doing great but its back to aching constantly..i think maybe I over did it!:( also I strained my shoulder muscles too..if I move the wrong way..the pain goes right up my neck and down into my jaw..i told the surgeon about it but he said that its way too soon after surgery to give me anything and just put ice on it or heat....

almost 2 weeks ago, my daughter Krista was in a car accident..she was with a friend of hers..(Krista was in the passenger seat)..they were stopped, had the turn signal on and was struck from behind..totalled the car..(no real damaged to the car that hit them)..anyway, the bitch was going 80km/h when she hit them, it sent the car 16 feet..i am so thankful that the car didn't flip ..the cops, fire department and paramedics were called..police found no skid marks to suggest that the bitch even tried to stop. Krista said by-standers asked them if they were ok...they are not..my daughter is suffering from terrible back pain and her friend is suffering from terrible back pain and a broken wrist. when they were at the hospital the bitch that hit them was just giving them dirty looks...damn I hope Krista and her friend sues her...The bitch had no injuries at all....

as you all know we got a new puppy who we named Bandit!!...OMG he is one stubborn puppy!!! he is so full of energy, gets into a lot of stuff...a pain in the ass most of the time but we love him!!! he can also be hilarious at times!!!

...:heart::heart::tighthug:sssI know my hubby isn't on DA but hon if you ever read this..Happy Birthday!!! I love you so much!!!!!!! his birthday is today (sept 1st) and then on sat (sept 3rd) is our anniversary..it will be 22 years!!!!! time sure goes by fast!!!!.again hon, Happy Anniversary!!!:tighthug:sssss:heart::heart:

........I want you all to know that I appreciate all of your support..Thank you so much for all the comments and faves. I also noticed that I have a few new watchers...thank you so much!!!

       I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!!!! love and hugsssss!!



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  :iconcanadaflagplz:Hi Everyone!!:iconcanadaflagplz:

      I want to wish all Canadians a "Happy Canada Day"!!!! I hope you all have a great fun filled day!!

  well its been a week since I had my surgery, i'm doing ok..my arm is still swollen and bruised (I didn't have this when I had my other shoulder done)..still having a little pain but its tolerable (unless I move it the wrong way and then I just take something for the pain)....anyway, I should be able to start physio in a couple of weeks.

  my daughter Krista and her sweet puppy Jasper came up to see us for a couple of days..she arrived wed (what a surprise that was, I didn't know she was coming, my hubby knew for 3 weeks!!!!) she is going back today though...I have missed her so much!!!

.......I want to thank you all for all your continuous support, your faves, watches and your wonderful comments. Its great knowing that I have such wonderful and caring friends. love you all!!! :iconsweethugplz:sssss 
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   :wave: Hi Everyone!!! :wave:

     Tomorrow I am having surgery on my right shoulder...wish me luck!!!

  my hubby and I are planning on getting up at 3 AM..(I am not a morning person at all)..and leave by 4, 4:30..as long as I am at the hospital by 6:30..its better to leave early than late.... this is going to suck because I am only allowed to drink water up to 2 hrs before surgery...I am going to miss having my coffee.

      anyway, I wont be on for a couple of days...thanks again for being there for me and being such great friends!!!! :hug:ssss
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   :wave: Hi Everyone!!! :wave:

    I hope all has been well with all of you, I am so sorry that I haven't been on lately..just been in a lot of pain lately, my shoulders especially my right one (my left one is doing much better now..this is the one I had surgery on!) and I don't know what I did this time but my back is acting up again. I have been taking ibuprofen for the pain and using a heating pad.

I have also been staying off the computer because I get so overwhelmed (I am so far behind) and I am trying to get my blood pressure down,,i was at the doctor's last Friday and my BP was 150/92...my doctor said my BP is supposed to be lower than 140/90 (both numbers)..I am taking double the dose of my BP medication now....I am hoping that my BP will be normal for my surgery on June 23rd,,,my right shoulder...(finally, soon (hopefully) I will be shoulder pain-free)..I have to be at the hospital at 6:30am...so freakin early!!! which means I will have to get up at 4 and we will have to leave at 5 to be there!...I sure hope the surgeon gets a good night sleep!!!!

    I hope you all can forgive me for not thanking you all..i just want you all to know that I do really appreciate all your support! I will be posting a pic for you as a "thank you" for everything..especially your friendship!!!!!

     :heart::heart::heart: Love and Hugs to you all!!! :heart::heart::heart:
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   hi everyone...I just want to thank you all for your friendship and support, especially since Rocky's passing...its still hard to believe he's gone..we miss him so much. the days are getting easier, we will never forget him and we will love him forever. 
        
      Starting tomorrow (hopefully), I will be answering some messages (I have so many!!!!) but I will try to get to you soon. in the meantime, I will be posting a picture which I will title "Friendship Appreciation"...sounds ok...I hope! I just hope you all like it!!!!

     not much going on around here, on Friday April 1st, I finally got to see my surgeon, they took x-rays..he said everything looks great, and gave me a steroid shot to help deal with the pain that I was having (its so much better!!!)...I can move my shoulder really well, my physiotherapist said that 2 more visits should do it!!!.....now my surgeon is saying that I should be able to have my right shoulder done in may or june..its been such a long journey with my shoulders and now its almost done...after surgery, physio and hopefully I wont be in anymore pain!!!!

   we also found out about 3 weeks ago that my son also has sleep apnea...not really surprised really because his father and I both have it..he has the cpap machine and its working great so far!!!!!
 
                  hope all is well with all of you, again, thank you for your friendship and support!! I really do appreciate it!!!!!!!
                                        love and hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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   this is going to be the most difficult journal that I have ever had to write....today, after a very long battle with an autoimmune disease, Rocky has passed away...

       in the last couple of months, Rocky has been going downhill, he went blind and he was always coughing something up and having a hard time breathing...My husband and son were with him when he passed..we tried to see if the vet could help him somehow but there was nothing that he could of done to save him. The vet said that Rocky is the longest patient that has lived with the disease he had.

    Rocky was 6 and half years old, he was diagnosed with this when he was 5 months old. I hope you all don't mind me doing this memoriam just for him....

     :heart: memories by BlueIvyViolet:heart::heart: memories 2 by BlueIvyViolet:heart::heart: rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart::heart: rocky 2 by BlueIvyViolet:heart: MOM...SERIOUSLY!!!!!!! by BlueIvyViolet:heart: happy birthday Rocky!! by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart: seriously, I am in the shower!! by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky 2 by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Happy Dreams Rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Jasper and uncle Rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky, Bear and Jake!! by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky 1 by BlueIvyViolet:heart: ROCKY by BlueIvyViolet:heart: my 3 boys by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart: Rocky by BlueIvyViolet:heart:
 :(:(:(I just cant stop crying, it hurts so much...please understand that I wont be on for a few days because I need to grieve....I will answer your comments when I get the chance.:(:(:(:(..thank you all so much for understanding....

     :heart: R.I P my sweet baby boy, we will miss you so much Rocky...we love you!!!:heart:
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  :wave: Hi Everyone!! :wave:

     ...the last time I wrote a journal was back in Jan and that's when I had to go to the hospital...well I am still having dizzy spells (the pills they gave me for vertigo doesn't help) but, I am not having many as I was before!!!

.....my blood pressure is still high..( I can tell when its high when my face looks red and it feels like its burning)..I am on pills for that, maybe I need a higher dose. I have another Dr's appointment on march 17th to get it checked again..also I need to get blood work done this Tuesday coming up!!!...getting old sucks!!!!!!!!

    as for my shoulder (the one I had surgery on), I am NOT progressing like I should be, my therapist thinks that I might have a new problem..i should be able to raise my arm above my head..i cant even raise my arm to shoulder height (I can only get halfway)..I am in extreme pain most of the time, I take ibuprofen (which my doctor thinks that I have to cut back on because of my blood pressure) and put a535 on it....my therapist tried getting ahold of the surgeon but nothing back yet, I have an appointment to see the surgeon on march 21st..i hope he can help me..as long as my shoulder is like this the longer I will have to wait to have surgery on my right shoulder.......one thing after another right?

      I have to apologize to all of you..it seems that I go on and on about my health problems...

 I also have to say Thank You so much for all the faves, comments, watches and llamas..i really appreciate it all!! and most of all..thank you so much for being there for me and being my friend!!! :tighthug:sssss    love and hugs!!!!!
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..hi everyone!!

....around 3:30pm Friday, my hubby had to take me to the hospital.

   ever since wed morning, I have been having real bad dizzy spells (I have never had a dizzy spell before),it felt like  the whole room was spinning!! anyways, I thought that it would just go away but I had more on Thursday and then Friday, I tried calling my doctor but she was booked so I finally got my hubby to take me to the hospital to find out whats wrong with me.
 we got there (the hospital is only a 5 minute drive from where I live), had to wait maybe 5-10 minutes to see the triage nurse, get registered and sit down in the waiting room..the waiting room was busy when I got there. 15 minutes after I sat down I was called.
my hubby and I went into the back and waited to see the doctor, which was about an hour. I was still having dizzy spells, the doctor told me that my blood pressure was really high and was concerned because my face was extremely red. so he ordered blood work to be done.
we had to wait another hour and a half for a lab technician to take some blood. I told her before she started that she would have to take the blood from my hand but she was confidant that she could get from my arm...she was wrong! after 15 minutes she ended up taking it from my hand! I now have a small bruise on my arm and hand..oh well!....btw, my blood work came back normal!!!!

after waiting another couple of hours a nurse came in and checked my blood pressure again, it was still high but it did come down a little, another doctor came in and started checking me over and asking questions...she thinks that I have a sinus infection and that the pressure in my head is causing the dizzy spells. they gave me 2 prescriptions to take. and said I can go home. 
the doctor still doesn't know why my blood pressure was high!! my blood pressure has always been normal. the last time it was high was when I had my surgery but it went down afterwards! so now I have to go and see my doctor next week sometime to see if I have to go on some blood pressure pills....we ended up being at the hospital for 5 1/2 hours!!!!

I am feeling ok, I had a few dizzy spells (actually i'm feeling a little dizzy while typing this) but I will be all right!

I hope you all have a great weekend!!! hugs!!!
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   :wave: Hi Everyone :wave:

     its been awhile since I have been on, Thank you all so much for all the faves, comments, llamas and watches..i really appreciate it....

       I hope everyone had a great Christmas and I wish you all the best in 2016!!

  my daughter Krista was up for Christmas along with her puppy Jasper...my grandpuppy!!! :giggle:...Jasper and his "uncles" all had a great time, except Jasper kept taking Jake on, it was so hilarious to watch. Jake is about 3-4 times bigger than Jasper but Jasper went after him anyways.

    my shoulder is still aching, I am now having physio 2 times a week. I have an appointment to see my surgeon in March to see when I get my other shoulder done. I hope soon!

     thanks again to all of you who are always there for me..you are the greatest friends anyone could ever have!!!

          love and hugs!
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    hi everyone!!!

   just wanted to wish you all a "Happy New Year".....I wish each and every one of you all the best in 2016!!!!!!!

     I will write another journal next year!!!:giggle::D

   anyways love and hugs to all!!
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I Cleaned my computer today and when I went to put in my password.. the keys wouldn't work...I will be able to use my tablet for the time being to check in.....I am doing OK, as long as I don't move my shoulder. If I do I am in so much pain..I start physiotherapy next Friday. And on Dec 3rd I have Dr,s appointment with the surgeon for a check up!!!   I am still wearing the sling but the surgeon told me to take it off once in awhile so I can bend my elbow..wow that hurts....I don t know what's worse..with the sling on I feel like that cranky dinosaur that has the very short arms and my elbows ache but without it. My shoulder feels so weak and painful!!

  Anyway I do hope all of you are doing great, I do miss you!!



       Love and hugs
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   hi everyone!!

     just letting you all know that the surgery went well, I am in pain but they gave me some real good pain pills which lasts a long time, plus I take something every 4 hours. after awhile i'm going to either get my hubby or son help me take the sling away from my arm so I can bend my elbow...I have to wear the sling for at least 3 weeks and then go have physio!

     we got to the hospital shortly after 8, and they took me right back where I had to change and to have my weight and height checked, took my temperature and blood pressure (which was high because of me being nervous)..the surgeon and the person who puts you under (sorry cant spell the word :D) came to talk to me and my hubby and daughter...yes, Krista was also there to be with me, they gave her the day off from work--for me!!..anyway, around 9:39 the surgery team nurse came and got me..at this hospital they get you to walk to the operating room..and on top of that, you carry your own pillow!!!!!:D
  
    now the thing that was weird for me was that they had to put me in a sitting position, which was uncomfortable to say the least, put the heart monitor on, put that thing on your finger..now I remember 5 nurses and I also remember the I.V. going in (didn't feel a thing, usually I do!)..and that's all I can remember til I woke up in recovery..time I remember was 11:30..they had put a ice pack on my shoulder and covered me with warm blankets and gave me half of a lime popcicle because my throat was so irritated where they put the tube in...wonder how they put my head to do that when I was sitting up..good thing I was out!

   anyway, after leaving recovery they took me back where they put me in the first place..and no, they wheeled me there in a bed!!..I fell asleep again, got another popcicle had my bandage changed and my nurse helped me get dressed and then waited for hubby and krista to come pick me up!!! they even checked my blood pressure again..all is good!!!!
 
    we stopped and got my perscription filled and got some pizza....and when I got home, I had something to eat and fell asleep!!!!

       one surgery down....1 more to go!!!!!!!!
  
       thanks so much to all of you who sent me well wishes, I am so lucky to have such caring friends like you!!! I am now going to go and have my coffee that my wonderful son made me and relax for awhile!!! love and hugs!!!!

       also, thank you so much for all the faves!!!:hug:sssss
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   :wave: Hi Everyone!!:wave:

    I have my first shoulder surgery next wed (oct 21st), they called me 2 days ago, sorry I haven't told any of you until now but I am so nervous and yet excited at the same time...also in shock because I wasn't expecting to have the surgery until at least November or December. I have to be at the hospital (which is over a hour away) at 7:30am to get some blood work and a EKG and anything else done before surgery. They told me that I will need to have someone with me for 24 hours after..nothing to eat after midnight but I can have water or applejuice 2 hours before...and since I have sleep apnea, I also need to take my CPAP machine with me...wow, this is really happening, after so many years, I will be pain-free!!!!!

    also, I know I say this a lot, but please forgive me for not replying back to comments, faves, watches and llamas...we have been extremely busy..we put together a shed..will post pictures later, we have done a lot of painting (windows((at least 3 coats each, and there are 12 of them)), we did the garbage bin, the doorsteps(front and side..and they were a pain in the ass because they are made of iron..i will take a picture of them and post it sometime before winter!)..we are now painting our back deck...we already did most of it but we still have some touch-ups to do..i will take a picture of that along with our new patio doors we had put in (FINALLY) last week!!
 by the time we are done, I am so exhausted that I just go to bed, watch t.v and go to sleep...

         I promise after my surgery and when I am feeling much better and not groggy, I will catch up....I know I will be in pain for awhile but I can type with one hand..but in the meantime we still have lots to do before winter hits..we even started getting our wood pellets...anyway, just please bear with me ok..if you don't want to watch me anymore because of my lack of activity on here, there will be no hard feelings..i will understand!
     
       take care everyone, have a wonderful weekend!! love and hugs!!!
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