So yeah.... I dont want to share a whole lot because my brother is a really private sort of person & while I'm obviously not, I dont want to take someone else's life & put it out there unless he said it was OK. I can say, he was put in the hospital the Friday before last. SO over a week. & he was just getting worse & worse & ended up being rushed into a pretty long surgery on Thursday night. My poor brother... he's never had any sort of surgery & to have to go into such a big one that is setting him on a pretty long road, it was just heart breaking.
With my brother being in the hospital, that's just changed our family dynamic right now too. He has twins & they're both active in different things so his wife is trying to keep up on games & practices & just all the 15 year old things on her own right now. He also is the one who takes care of the horses 5 days a week & does most of the heavy lifting with them... so that's on Ricky & I right now. Plus, he does so much for mom & takes her to appointments during the week, so now, we're trying to find some people that could help us in that area. Needless to say, with such a small family, you take one of us out & it changes everything.
& in all of this, it just breaks my heart because I know its a lot for my brother. Not just the pain - which is severe - & the recovery & the future surgeries ahead for him... its just alot.
Biopsies & Ultrasounds
Remember when I said I'm not a private person - well get ready because I'm going to be doing some TMI right now.
I know I've talked before about my over excess bleeding in the past. Remember when I was bleeding for 6 months straight & that's when we discovered my hemoglobin had dropped to 7.2 (YIKES) & that's what kicked off all the infusions. Well..... it's started again. I've been going for quiet a few months. & its been SEVERE. Like, I dont know how I'm standing upright with all the blood I'm loosing.
So I went to the doctor last week & she gave me a biopsy on my uterus - which HOLY COW THAT HURT!!!!!!! Dont believe them if you ever need one & they say "its only a pinch - it'll just last a second" - LIESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!
My doctor also sent me for an ultrasound which I had to go do this past weekend. Super Thankful that they offer Saturday appointments. It was crazy because I've had these before & I dont remember them being very long but this one took nearly an hour. A LOT of clicking of the machine so I'm curious what they found.
The doctor had told me if everything came back OK, she was wanting to do a uterine ablation. Anyone else every have one?
In the meantime, to try & get the bleeding under control, she's given me a prescription of Provera - anyone else ever take that? I hate medicine so I'm curious of anyone has been on that before.
Now, I wait for the results that should be back this week.
MomSo on the night that my brother had his surgery, while he was in pain & we were trying to get a doctor to come to his room.... I had to take my mom to the Emergency Room. She had a lot of issues happening at once so yeah, I had to drop her off in the ER & kept running between that floor & my brother's floor. Talk about the Wood family just taking a nose dive.... geez.
Little side note... I've seen been battling this stupid cold. I cant stop coughing. I'm about over this!
... Mother Nature pulled the rug out from under us with the cold... Winter finally kicked in
... We had to make a mad dash to mom's Sunday night when my brother's friend went to do something in the barn & Baby got out of the barn. She started running free & didnt want to come back. LOL ... My brother's friend got nervous & called my brother & Tony text me if me & Ricky could help out. By the time we got there, he had already gotten her up & all was well. She just needed to do a few laps & stretch her legs is all.
... We finally got our last Christmas done this past weekend - yahoo!!!! Now, I'm on the process of getting the Christmas stuff down. It's always fun to keep our Framily's Christmas to the last one because its one of our favorites to do & the kids love having Christmas after all the celebrations. Who doesnt love gifts nearly a month AFTER Christmas?
You know its a good time with framily when you eat Cheesecake & drink amazing coffee at midnight. We had gotten home that night at nearly 2am.... time flies when you're with ones you love.
& yes, after getting back to work after a long weekend,
I'm gripping my coffee the same way baby boy.
So how was your weekend?
Did you get off for MLK Day?
Have you ever taken Provera?
Ever have a Uterine Ablation?
How is your 2020 starting out?