Friday, May 23, 2008

Here we go again....

I am...once again...negligent when it comes to my blogging! Story of my life. Alot has changed around here. Bonnie Blue is now officially a High School graduate! She decided to go ahead and start college this summer so she leaves in a few days. The nest is going to be empty soon!! This one has really hit me hard. I am glad Big Bubba got to come down and spend a few days with us. The two of them spent some quality time together and she really enjoyed!!

Tanker was home on leave last week for graduation and it was nice to pretend to be a normal family for a change! He left on Sunday and I was back to work on Monday...bored as usual...and checking out the web when I came across a headline that said something like "DoD announces latest troop deployments". Lately this has been so far off my radar that I am not sure what possessed me to clink on the headline but I did. The article outlined which active duty units were being deployed and noted four National Guard brigades that were slated to go...and of course there was Tanker's. I immedately got him on the phone and questioned him. You could tell from his tone of voice that he was busted. It turned out that he had gotten a call during his leave last week and intended on telling me after graduation. Gotta love the man...he knows I couldn't have handled it prior to graduation!!

Don't know what will happen now. He is scheduled to come off active duty orders in November. Not sure what we will do at that point. Hopefully they will have a better handle on the redeployment situation by then. Can't imagine that they will send a 52 yr old back to the sandbox but they took a 48 yr old the last time!!

Maybe I can keep this up now. Somewhere to vent!!

Monday, March 31, 2008

It all comes into perspective

My biggest fear came true Friday night. One of the students from BB's school had a fatal car accident that night. This is a young lady a year behind her but one of those kids that you see daily in the halls. I know kids don't understand why we as parents worry so much but this is why.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

And the beat goes on...

Well, I am back again. Working maybe I can be a little better about posting. If for no other reason than to have a written, dated listing of all of the medical symptoms I keep dealing with!

And the latest in "my journey through the medical community"...

The numbness in my right leg lasted about a month. Not sure what that was!!

Saw diabetic doc earlier this week. My A1C was a little higher than I would like. Just need to concentrate and watch my numbers closer. The problem was with my blood pressure. It had been high the last time I was in (3 months ago) and was up again this trip. So, let's add high blood pressure meds to the list. I told him that I was fed up with there being a new problem every time I see him and that I wasn't coming back! Fortunately this guy has a sense of humor.

He did make me feel better about looking for a second opinion on the MS/TIA dx. Said if it was his wife/mother, he would suggest a second opinion. So I am in search of a neurologist who specilizes in MS care. Currently on hold with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to see what they can tell me about docs in this area.

Otherwise...we are getting ready for the end of Bonnie Blue's Senior year. Can't believe she is going to graduate. Prom is in 3 weeks and graduation is a month after that. Will save my rant about those costs for the next post!!!