Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Anniversary Celebrations When You're Chronically Ill

Hubby and I were so excited yesterday!  We had the entire day to celebrate our 32nd anniversary.  I woke up early and he had brought home some lovely blueberry muffins for breakfast.  They were really delicious.  I took all my morning medications and drank some coffee.  My head hurt and my back was also pretty bad.   My body didn't care that it was my anniversary, unfortunately.  My dizziness was awful, so I rested on the couch all morning.  I kept trying to get up and get a shower so that we could go out and do something together.  During this time I got depressed, for a while.  It's a rotten way to live.  No one wants to be held hostage by your body. Every time I tried to get up, I was so nauseated and tired.....

Well, by 3pm Hubby and I prayed that I could get up and make it for a shower and go out to eat.  I took some herbal supplements and rested.  At 5pm I finally got a shower and we went out.  I didn't feel good, but I did feel better.  

We enjoyed ourselves and laughed so much.  Love certainly grows over 32 years!  I'm very thankful for my husband.  God brought me the perfect husband; He knew exactly the right man for me.  Anniversaries are a wonderful time to remember and talk about that.  Counting our blessings was fun :)

In the past, we spent the entire day out and about, doing activities together on our anniversaries.  Because of my chronic illnesses, we can't do that now.  Hubby is very understanding.  He is just as happy watching tv at home with me, or grilling out on the patio.  As long as we are together, we can be happy.  Anniversary celebrations are about togetherness and memories.  I hope your memories are sweet.
Psalm 118:1-18 - O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. 

@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Together on Tuesdays Blog Hop #88

Welcome to Week 88 

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I'm celebrating my 32nd wedding anniversary today!  What a fun day for Hubby and me!  I hope I'll feel well enough to not have to fake my smiles.  We always look forward to having a wonderful meal together.  One of our kids gave him a gift card to eat out, so we'll go out today.  What a great treat!

I hope you're all having a nice week and have a great post to share.  On the linky this week you can share any Family Friendly post that you want.  And, add as many as you would like.  You can grab the Blog Hop code and share it on your Blog, too!  Please SHARE on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or Google.  We'll have a bigger group and more friends!

I can't wait to read your posts.  All of them will be posted on the Pinterest Board Together on Tuesdays.  If you vote for your favorite (by clicking "Like"), the post with the most "likes" will be the featured blogger next week.  They will be featured on the newsletter and social media.  

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Awful Pain

This painful week has left me with confusing remarks from my Pain Management Doctor.  I guess some of the confusion is my fault.  Hubby always goes to the doctor appointments with me.  He says that I always tell the doctors that I'm better than I really am.  I guess I paint a rosier picture of my life than that of my reality.  I certainly don't mean to.  It must be our "southern-mom thing" (or just a mom thing).  We always just tell people that we're "fine" even when we feel like a 96 year old woman who has just been hit by a semi-truck.

So, the pain management doctor wants me to cut back on some of my pain medicine.  This is because I told him I'm having some very weird dizzy spells.  These occur when my head feels very hot and I have to rest until it passes.  He didn't know what this was from.  He told me to reduce one of my medicines that I think helps me the most.   Ugh!  I asked him, "Why would I do this, when I'm just now getting some pain relief?"  I never got a good answer from him.

I don't like pain management, because I see different doctors each month.  I don't take opioid meds or anything controlled, so I don't know why doctors want to restrict meds.  None of these meds make me feel "good".  I understand getting off of any "dizzy" causing medicines.  But, he wants me to reduce a med I've been on for years.  Oh, well.  I may try it for a couple of weeks and see what happens.  I can always add it back.

My migraines have been killing me for the last three days.  I've done nothing!  I hate this!  So much joint pain, too. Archie stays right with me.  The cute little pup is so cuddly.  He's my cuddle-buddy!
@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Together on Tuesdays Blog Hop #87

Welcome to

Blog Hop #87

This week marks the beginning of summer and my youngest child's birthday.  I now have no teenagers left in my family.  They're all now 20 and above. I feel old!  It's a wonderful day, though.  We're thrilled to celebrate with him, and he'll be getting together with some of his friends.

What to you have planned this week?  I hope you'll share what you're up to with us at Together on Tuesdays.  You can share your recipes, DIY projects, inspirations, linky parties, giveaways or anything as long as it is Family Friendly.  

All the posts that your share will be posted on the Pinterest Board "Together on Tuesdays".  And, if you vote for your favorite post, we will have a featured blogger each week.  To vote: click "Like" on the post you like the most.  And, visit/comment on as many as you can.  It helps us to all grow and meet some wonderful bloggers!

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Now, it's time for the Together on Tuesdays Blog Hop.  It's time for you to add your post here.  You can add as many as you would like.  I look forward to reading them all :)

@Lisa Ehrman, copyright 2016