1. My lower pft's and bleeding episodes earned me a seat on the IV/steroids train for the past 17 days. I'm running three drugs by infusion for the pseudomonas and taking one oral drug to suppress the MRSA. I've also been running a large bag of extra fluid (adds an additional 3 hours a day tied to a pole) to protect my kidneys. Well hydrated kidneys are happy kidneys and I want mine to be ecstatic! I'm glad I finagled my way into doing them at home this time. I think it was the right decision and only 5 more days till I'm finished up. I'm breathing much better and feel less congested. Watching the Olympics helped pass the time while I dripped and I miss being able to cheer on Team USA.
2. I attended a nutrition class taught by the greensmoothiegirl.com lady who came to give her lecture in Fort Collins. Exciting, I know, right?!! I have been wanting to try green smoothies for awhile but never really knew what to put in them and why. Well, I got so inspired to boost my energy levels, fuel my body with nutrients, and cleanse my system that I went out and purchased a boatload of spinach, frozen fruit, sprouted flaxseed, and plant-based protein powder to make my daily quart of green goodness. A few hours after ingesting said greeness, I began to feel somewhat nauseous. Oh, not to worry says the book I also decided to buy, it is just your body de-toxifying. So wanting to work the program, I even made one the next day--heaven only knows how many toxins my cells probably have stored that I need to flush, I thought. Holy moley! Two and a half weeks and an abdominal ultrasound later, the nausea finally abated. Talk about being miserable and wondering if it was viral, gallstones, or a host of other ailments I didn't want to consider. Starting IV's didn't help any either. Needless to say, just thinking of downing another green smoothie makes my skin crawl and sends me seeking comfort in my stash of chocolate-covered cinnamon bears.
|Popping the question at Leatherby's|
|I'm trying to Live Strong|
|A lady suggested these looked like prayer beads--|
thinking a prayer each lap might not be a bad idea.
5. Last night we had an unexpected visit from my son's former mission president, Elder Erich Kopischke. After his mission duties were completed, President Kopischke was called to be a member of the Quorum of the Seventy. Josh absolutely loved serving under his inspired leadership in Germany. Josh never dreamed President K would ever be in his hometown let alone sitting on his living room couch. It was so fun to get to meet someone who has influenced Josh's life so much. He challenged Josh to keep up his German language skills and jokingly added he also wanted to receive a wedding announcement in the next six months. He prayed with us and blessed our family. Wonderful. During Stake Conference today, he mentioned meeting with Elder Schloss and his family. Josh's heart almost stopped when it sounded like Elder Kopischke might bring him up to say a few words in front of the large congregation.
|Visiting with Elder Kopischke|
6. Tonight we were invited over to Maggie's house for a tea party. She had helped her mom bake chocolate cupcakes and wanted to share them with us. We got to hear a little bit about her first two days of kindergarten. She is a beautiful little girl.
|First day of Kindergarten|