Archive for December, 2004

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

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We’re home, well let me rephrase that, I’m home. Yes, a few days late, without my husband. I have entries in the works for the past 10 days, that I’ll post one at a time along with regular daily entries.

Now, where Tony is, on our way home from Williamsburg on the 19th, we stopped by Tony’s parents to see them and thank them. Tony’s Mom has been sick, in fact she has pneumonia and has been on medication for it. She seems to be slowly getting better. Tony’s Dad has been fighting a cold, or so we thought.

On Sunday evening, late, we started home. Unfortunately, or fortunately, in the end, it had started to snow and was windy as hell. We made it about a mile before realizing how horrible visibility was and we still had another 59 miles to go.

Around we turned and headed back to their house. Monday morning, Tony’s Dad was getting worse, he had a doctor’s appointment later in the day, so we stuck around so Tony could drive him. An hour and 45 minutes later we got a call that they had called an ambulance and were taking him to the hospital. Tony came back to the house got his Mom and I stayed with Timmy (Tony’s nephew) while they went off.

Tony’s Dad was admitted and diagnosed with pneumonia. His oxygen saturation rate was low, even on oxygen. He’s still there and will be for who knows how long. They did chest xrays Monday and it was definitely, at least pneumonia. After they reviewed the films further they saw something suspiscious.

Which brings us to now, they’re doing a scan tomorrow to see if they can view the suspiscious area better. Tony’s sister is on her way (as I write this) from the airport in Baltimore (which is 4 hours from Tony’s parents house, she’s spending more time driving than flying.)

The doctors wouldn’t say what they think it is, and were all praying for the best that it is just the fluid sitting oddly. I don’t have much else to say tonight, it’s 3AM, I have some unpacking to do before I can sleep and a busy couple of days ahead.

Actually, I do have some more to say, Mom had her surgery, she’s doing well. I’ve only talked to her a couple of times since it was done, obviously she’s down for the count on Christmas for the family. Which, means it is my deal.

And to think less than a month ago I was grateful about everyones’ health. Yeah, I’m pretty much done with jinxing the family.


Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

I know, I know. I thought I would have computer access this week, but I haven’t. Tony and I are off enjoying our Christmas gift from his parents, a week at their time share in Williamsburg, VA and I have been offline. Not, that I haven’t been writing, in fact when I’m home again, I’ll have pages and pages of content for you all. More Suzy than anyone would want as a matter a fact.

And, I’m updating through Blogger, just until I am home as I can’t exactly ftp an entry up to my site since they have this weird ass filtering software on here. Put it this way, Kymm’s site is blocked. Kymm?!? As if she really is someone who should be blocked. I mean come on, my site isn’t and I certainly swear a lot more than she does. Pah, Pandafilter you suck the balls.

As for this week, it has been bliss. Other than worrying about my Mom. A few months ago her doctor convinced her that gastric bypass surgery would cure all her ills and everything that has ever been wrong in the world. Well, today was the day. We found out just a couple of weeks ago of the date, this trip had already been set, and really we’re only 100 miles from home. She had the surgery today and is in her room, recovering fine. I’m not pleased about it, but any of you all who read FatBottomedGirlsdotNet know my thoughts about weight loss surgery and how doctors push it. I’m grateful she came through the surgery fine even when I’m wishing she never did it in the first place.

I’ve lazed about, caught up on my magazine reading, read a book or two and really just been a giant sloth this week. I plan on remaining that way until we leave on Sunday to go home. I might drag myself out to ride around Colonial Williamsburg tomorrow, if it isn’t as cold.

If it is still as cold, the furthest I will be dragging myself is over here to the recreation center to make another long, drug out post about nothing much, really. Or maybe dipping my chubby toes into the water of the indoor pool. We’ll see.

Have a great week.

Suzy Smith