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Updates from the mentally battered




Mom is doing much better…her meds appear to be working (although the doctor’s refuse to do more tests, calling them “unneccessary” and expect her to just “know” that the clots are passing because she’ll “feel better”…MEH! I want tests!)…she is actually FEELING BETTER…and my sister drove down with three of her four daughters and I think having all her kids by her side did a lot to comfort mom through her crisis.

Thank you all for your prayer, they worked wonders and I believe in a powerful God who can work miracles, even in clusters of blood clots in the lungs of my mom.

But it hasn’t been all hospital bound angst…although there was plenty.

My sister was here! WHEEEE!

We don’t get to spend enough time together and I never see my nieces enough.

I got to stay with my BFF and her family and we can never leave soon enough for her poor, beleagured husband….when we arrive it brings the numbers to seven females vs two males….in a one bathroom house. OH HORROR!

I got the chance to play with my new camera some more and I’ve never been so thankful to see a piece of machinery hit the skids as my old camera.

So I leave you with some images of my weekend…and my deepest, most profound thanks for caring and being here for me.

19 Comments on “Updates from the mentally battered”

  1. #1 chris
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 8:15 am

    I’m so glad your mother’s doing better and that you had a nice time with your sister!

    The photos are great! Look at you – a pro already!

  2. #2 SciFi Dad
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I’m glad your mom is improving.

    SciFi Dads last blog post..BuddyTV

  3. #3 Gwendolyn
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:00 am

    How wonderful that your mom is better! And I am envious of your camera…’cause my new one? That I got in August? Died already. And we can’t find the reciept, so the waranty won’t cover it. So now…all my Wordless Wednesday pictures will be from my only other camera, which is old and sad. :o(

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  4. #4 Awesome Mom
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:14 am

    That is nuts that they don’t want to run more tests to see how the medication is working. I am glad that she is doing well and feeling better.

    Awesome Moms last blog post..Oops

  5. #5 Natalie
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Fabulous news!! Been working overtime sending love and prayers! So glad she is doing better!!
    Love ya!

    Natalies last blog post..Why do we call them sleepovers when there is so little sleep?

  6. #6 Sarah Clapp
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    I’m glad your mom is doing better! And I’m really glad you had some joyous moments, because you deserve them!

    Sarah Clapps last blog post..Eye Want Breakfast!

  7. #7 Amanda
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Just found you through 5minutes, your post about becoming advocates was incredibly strong. I admire your digging deep to get ugly. It’s called for sometimes! Here’s hoping you can take a break from having to do it again anytime soon!

    Amandas last blog post..I am so old

  8. #8 always home and uncool
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Good news about mom. Hope it’s all holding together for you.

    always home and uncools last blog post..Famous Blue Raincoat

  9. #9 Fear and Parenting in Las Vegas
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    That’s great news! I hope that she continues to improve!

    Fear and Parenting in Las Vegass last blog post..Counting My Blessings: I can be married.

  10. #10 alayna
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 7:16 pm

    So, SO glad to hear the good news! We’ll keep the prayers coming for a full recovery!

  11. #11 Shash
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    SO glad things are going better!

    Psssst..stop by Orlando on your way back home; I have your stuff all ready for you. Although, you may have to fight Shady for your pillow.

    Jus’ Sayin’ 🙂


    Shashs last blog post..Why I Love Working in Education

  12. #12 Jen W
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 9:09 pm

    Those are such great pics and I’m so happy to hear your mom is doing better!

    Jen Ws last blog post..The filth threshold

  13. #13 Queen of the Mayhem
    on Nov 11th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Glad to hear your mom is doing better! Spending time with family can be so much fun!

    Hope she continues to improve!

    Queen of the Mayhems last blog post..Tired

  14. #14 Karalyn
    on Nov 12th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    So glad your mom is doing better.
    And that you got a new camera…every now and then I need my Cute Peyton Pictures fix.

  15. #15 Amy Nasworthy
    on Nov 12th, 2008 at 8:27 am

    I’m so glad to hear that your Mom is feeling better. My Grandma had blood clots in her legs and lungs before….very scarry. I love going home to Indiana to visit family. It looks like you were able to have a little fun.
    I haven’t signed the guestbook in way too long. I think about you guys all the time, and of course I pray when you come to mind.
    Love ya

    Amy Nasworthys last blog post..Happy Veteran’s Day

  16. #16 Miss Britt
    on Nov 12th, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Um, FYI – I am not a crappy person. Your blog wasn’t updating for me for some reason. ACK!

    Glad your mom is doing better. 🙂

  17. #17 BlapherMJ
    on Nov 13th, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Soooo glad that she’s doing better. Hang in there.

    BlapherMJs last blog post..Wordless Wednesday

  18. #18 basi
    on Nov 13th, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Anissa,
    I was wondering why I didn’t hear from you. I’m so sorry about your mom. I’m praying she continues to improve every day.
    Sending you a big hug,love,

  19. #19 threeundertwo
    on Nov 13th, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Great news! I’m so glad.

    Love the pics, especially the first one. It’s from a mother’s eye.

    threeundertwos last blog post..Vintage Thingies Thursday: A Walk in the Woods