Friday, April 18, 2008

Updates....this and that

It's been a while since I have updated our blog. Have had a lot going on, but that's nothing new! I have anew, improved scrapbook room. LOVE IT! It's about 99% finished. Just have lots of little things I want to do...Check it out:

Karissa's doing fabulous, as usual. Her arthritis continues to be under control and she's growing like a weed! She still takes tap and ballet lessons and really enjoys it. She had her dance pictures taken Monday night. I brought my camera along, hoping to catch some candid snapshots of her and her little friends all in their tutu's. Naturally, as soon as she saw the camera she turned into a little Cindy Crawford! I tell you, this child is such a ham! A natural entertainer! Check out the pics I took. She posed all on her own. I swear I did not say a word! The photographer there was rolling in laughter. She could not believe her eyes...She's just so stinking cute!

I'm still having issues w/hip pain. I have been to so many doctors. Let's see, first my family practitioner, who thought maybe its arthritis because of Karissa. So I waited almost 6 months to see a rheumatologist and turns out thankfully I don't have arthritis. She ran about a million tests and turns out I'm anemic, low in vitamin B, D, and E. Oh joy. So I've taking vitamins like crazy and yet I'm still. So now I'm getting B-12 shots once a week. Did I mention how much fun all this is? NOT. The doc ran more tests and thinks I might have Celiac disease. This is almost like an allergy to gluten. I also went to an orthopedic who said it was a classic case of back pain and a pinched nerve. He ordered an MRI and referred me to a pain management doc. The MRI came back perfect! Woo-Hoo! But that still does not explain the hip pain. The pain management doc thought it might be I'm right back where I started from. Oh, and I failed to mention every doc prescribed some kind of pill. Well, I've decided not to take any more pills. Enough is enough! But I am taking my vitamins. I'm thinking of trying acupuncture...we'll see. I’ve had it before with amazing results.....Wish me luck...Stay tuned for the continuing saga!
Have not been scrapbooking much because I'm just too tired after working, taking care of house and such. But I'm hoping my new room will get me motivated!
Todd's had some changes at work, but feeling a little stressed. They have an inventory coming up next week, so hopefully things will get back to normal soon.
Poor Karissa wiped out BIG TIME in the street today. She tripped and scraped her knee and elbow and has a big goose egg on her forehead. She's lucky she did not split it open. Poor thing, she has a serious case of ROADRASH! She's whining instead of slepping. Gotta run and tend to her.

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