It"s a Crazy Wonderful Life

This is a blog about my family and the crazy life in the Sims Household. We have 5 children, ranging from 14 to 5, and seem to be going in all different directions sometimes. The purpose of this blog is to help keep our friends and family up to date on what is going on in our lives.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

New Blog Background and an update

Hey Everyone, notice my New Blog Background. I made it using a new scrapbook kit I have designed. I will be giving away pieces of the kit FREE every day next week on my Digi Scrap Blog. Go check it out here.

Things are good here in the Sims palace. JK Mike has been home this week so it is fun. he is home, but he is working from home. We are hoping to take the kids to see a movie later this week. We are going to see Bedtime Stories. Have any of you seen it yet? It looks really cute. Anyway, I will update on that later.

I am perplexed, Kyle has a rash all over his body. He has had it for a couple of days and I have been treating it as I would allergies, (it started at the same time he had a reaction to the nickle on the snap of his pants-stupid nickle allergy) but the Claritin isn't working. I called the doc today and they didn't have any appointments available and since tomorrow is a holiday, I have to call at 7:00 am to try to get in tomorrow as they are taking "same day only appointments" (what the heck is that?) tomorrow. Hopefully I can get in so we can see what is going on.

Kaylee's ankle seems to be doing a bit better. She is able to put a little bit of weight on it now, but still not much. My brother said she needs to "man up". I think that is hilarious.

As for me, I am awaiting an appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon next Wednesday to find out what the next step will be for my dang elbow problems. When I saw the neurologist last week he did some tests. Not fun ones either. The man put needles (yes I said needles) in my arm and sent electric currents through them to see how my muscles and nerves reacted to it. It was quite painful and my arm hurt the rest of that day and the next because of it. The test really didn't tell us much of anything except that, so far, I do not have any conductivity loss in that nerve. That is a good thing, it means that the damage to my nerves is not too severe yet. I do however have 50% sensitivity loss and about 30% strength loss in that arm. I'm not sure what the surgeon will say but it sounds like there may be a couple of options. 1) surgery to reposition the nerve at my elbow or 2) casting for a few weeks to see if the rest will help the nerve to heal. Honestly, I am not sure which options sound better to me. I guess we will see what he suggests.

In FHE (Family Home Evening) last night we talked a bit about resolutions and goals. We will be talking more about it next week as we will discuss what goals each of the children are setting for themselves. I have set a couple for myself as well. 1)I am going to read my scriptures everyday (I hope) 2) I am going to do my best to be more soft spoken. (I tend to yell a bit and I hate it, so does everyone else) 3) of course is to try to exercises a bit every day. Yikes!! I hope I can do it. We also set a couple of family goals and I am excited to see how those go over too.

Oh one last thing before I go. Jacob had a birthday on Sunday. He turned 7, I can hardly believe it. We celebrated with cake and his choice of dinner (Norwegian Pancakes) and we watched the video of his birth. Wow it is truly amazing how the time flies. He got a bike and roller blades which should go really nicely with the skateboard and ramp he just got for Christmas. Are we Crazy or what?! We are already pinching pennies to plan for the ER visits we are sure to have this next year over these gifts. YIKES!

Okay I am off. C ya next time!!!

2 comments:

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Eliza Brock said...

I had that needling thing done on my shoulder, it is pretty weird huh? Man I hope they figuer out what is wrong with you!

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