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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What's New With You?














Indy and Bogey...yep we're all still here.

It's been a weird few weeks. It all started when I ended up on the floor (literally) in the wee hours of the night with severe stomach pain and other symptoms I can assure you that you don't want to hear more about. Three doctor visits, one CT scan and one colonoscopy later, I was diagnosed with ischemic colitis. Yikes! I never even knew such a thing existed, and if I never experience it again, it will be too soon. In most cases it doesn't come back (although with my luck, who knows?). I finished a round of heavy duty antibiotics and am now on a "low residue" diet for two weeks. That means no fiber, spice, fruits, vegetables, or anything I like. In other words, I'm basically living on bread, water, and applesauce. You'd think I was doing time in the state penitentiary or something. Oh well. At least I'm feeling human again. Funny how you don't appreciate feeling good until you don't.

But there are fun things happening, too. Some of you may remember the beautiful Christmas proposal my daughter received from her boyfriend. At the time it seemed as though the wedding was eons away. But the big day will arrive on Saturday. The next few days will be a flurry of last minute details along with prayers for good weather, since they plan to get hitched on the seventh hole of the Club golf course. Ah, young love.

That's a taste of what's been going on in my life. I'm eager to catch up and will be visiting your blogs soon. What's new with you?

13 comments:

Sioux said...

Pat--I'll keep my fingers crossed that Saturday is perfect for your daughter's wedding.

Are Bogey and Indy going to be ring-bearers? ;)

It SOUNDS like you might have the makings for a Chicken Soup story (they have a call out for mom stories), with all the wedding preparation and the ceremony itself. Think about it...

Enjoy the day. I'll be thinking of you and your family.

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

I'm so sorry about your health issues! I've been a mess since Mabel passed (May 8th) and haven't been visiting blogs like I should.

I hope the wedding is wonderful!!!

Lynn said...

Gosh Pat, I hope you're feeling much better - that sounds awful... and sounds like you're well enough just in time for the wedding. Best wishes to the couple. And I'll say a prayer for good weather too! And for you! Take care.

Molly The Wally said...

Lovely to see you and sorry you have not been well. We send you healing vibes and hope you are on the mend. We so hope the big day goes well. We hope it goes smoothly and everyone has a great time. Look forward to hearing all about it in time. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

That tummy bug thingy sounded horrible. Glad they figured out what it was and could give you medicines. Oh and the golf course wedding sounds pawsome! Congratulations

Linda O'Connell said...

I hope you are on the mend and feeling much better. I had that once and the only way to describe it is that it felt like a horse had kicked me in the stomach.

The weather should be beautiful and the wedding will also. Post lots of pics for us.

Sketching with Dogs said...

That must be so awful for you Pat. I have heard of it but don't know much about it. Hope you are feeling better very soon and can at least eat something :(
Hugs, Lynne x

Mariodacat said...

OMG - you and I have almost the same thing. I have regular Colitis and am going thru a bad period right now. I so want something good to eat - mashed potatoes (nothing on them), toast with a little jelly, and applesauce just doesn't fill one up!

Cozy in Texas said...

I hope you're feeling better and ready for the big day.
Ann

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Oh, Pat! So sorry for your illness, but glad there is a low likelihood for recurrence. Congrats on your daughter's wedding! Wishing you a beautiful day for the big event and looking forward to seeing pictures!

Tammy said...

SO glad to hear it sounds like you're feeling better, and in time for the wedding! Sending best wishes to all!

Ryker said...

Oh my, that is a nasty illness...very painful! So glad you are doing better, and in time for a spectacular Wedding!
Prayers for good health and sunny weather!

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Pat,
Sorry about your health problem. Glad to learn about your daughter's wedding. I bet it was a beautiful event. Blessings to all.