Monday, March 22, 2010

This Was a Monday and Another Winner


It has been a Monday in every way. Jack came home from the trip that Parker and I decided not to go on, VERY SICK. And he is rarely sick...I venture to guess that in the 37 years we have been married he has said he was really sick less than ten times...He is just not a complainer. If I am sick I want everyone to know it. Not when he said he was so sick last night, I knew he was. I know he had a heart cath a few weeks ago, but that was more of just a precaution, not sick. This has been SICK. This was the Monday after Spring Break so our primary care doctor was not in until I took a chance and called the cardiologist's nurse, since we had so recently seen them (plus I had taken her a gift basket) and told her what was going on...and she said he could come immediately. MIRACLE....and after last nights vote, those kinds of things may be a thing of the past. His main symptoms were a hard time breathing, could not eat, felt like something was on his chest, nausea, reflux (which he has never had) and just a general feeling that he was getting sicker. I will admit I was a little scared. I fully expected him to be in the hospital tonight and even packed a bag on the side....just in case..Then when he called Amanda and said he did not feel like he could take the boys to breakfast and school, I knew it was bad...I can never remember him not taking them EVER if he was in town. One look at him and you knew he felt horrible. Long story short and a LONG day, the doctor thinks he has gastritis. He said he had every symptom and it was nothing to do with his heart.

He gave him meds and set up an appointment with a GI doctor in a couple of weeks. Tonight the meds are finally kicking in and he is feeling a little better. If any of you have had this or have any knowledge about it, share it with me. The littles were here this afternoon and so concerned that POP did not feel good. Parker was so sweet. He came in the room I was in and said "Grammy, I think Pop is sick"! That's something they have never seen.

Bloggers are getting their card packages and I am so excited...SNAIL MAIL is alive and well. More will be shipped tomorrow. Becky got hers today and did a post on it. I have received so many thank you notes. Please know the pleasure is all mine.
TONIGHT'S WINNER IS Theresa at They Call Me Ganky. Her blog is new to me, but looks so cute. Stop by and say hello to her. I tivoed Dancing With the Stars and am looking forward to watching it later tonight.

Several blogs that I love and want to share with you...some may be ones I have mentioned before, but I never leave these blogs without a laugh, a word of encouragement, and very thankful that I joined the blogging community. Stop by a Nancy's Monablog, Just a Beachkat , The House in The Roses, and Lynn's Gifts From the Heart. These are ALL great READS and GREAT LADIES! Another favorite blog is CROWN LAID DOWN. Holly always has great insight and a way with words and is a gal I know personally and love. This was an interesting post and a new blog I found. ALSO, DO NOT MISS THIS SITE....
Thats a lot of reading material.

COME BACK HERE ANY NIGHT THIS WEEK and tell me one of these blogs that you visited that you had NEVER BEEN to BEFORE. That will put you in the drawing FRIDAY NIGHT. I WILL GIVE AWAY 2 MORE CARD PACKAGES! I really do want everyone to win one...Can you tell?
My walking partner is on a trip this week, but I did 3 MILES today. This was my first day back after my little fall last week...Now if I can just start CHARTING what I eat.


Channa said...

Oh no! I hope Jack starts feeling better soon!
What did you think of DWTS? I thought it was pretty good.

Kat said...

Oh sweet friend, how scary! My husband is just like Jack so I understand. When they admit they're sick, then you KNOW it's time to be concerned. I'll add him to my prayers tonight.

You are so sweet to mention my blog. I'm truly touched. I really am.

I look forward to visiting those you've mentioned. If you like them, I know I will too.


Anonymous said...

Hi Teresa! I received my Easter cards today and they are just lovely! it was so nice of you to share all these sweet giveaways with us....I already sent 4 cards out this afternoon....I like snail mail too. I hope your husband starts feeling better real soon...Take Care Friend and thanks so much again! Hugs, Jennifer : )

Kat said...

Hi Teresa

I went and visited the blogs you mentioned and they are ALL great!


Theresa said...

Thank you so much for picking me! I am so excited!!!! I sent my address to your email:)

I sure hope your husband gets to feeling better. Mine is the same way, he is only sick when he is BAD sick. I don't know anything about gastritis but hopefully the meds will make him feel better. Thanks again and have a blessed day!

Diana said...

I just visited Crown Laid Down. What a sweet post about a friend she has lost recently.

Blessings to you!!

Count me in on this giveaway. I'll be out of town this weekend. But you can bet I'll be checking back Monday!

Bacardi Mama said...

Hope Jack is better very soon. I always read Just a Beachkat, but I visited Nancy's Monoblog for the first time.

Nezzy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Jack, sendin' my prayer right now, sweetie. I'll also pray for his upcomin' tests.

I'm off to check out some of these new blogs but don't enter me in your content....let's spread the love to others.

You have a wonderfully blessed day!!!!

Sherry said...

How scary! Great to hear that he was able to get some meds and is feeling better!

Thanks for coming by and visiting my blog! you have such a cute blog!

Have a great day!

Sunny Sue said...

So sorry to hear about Jack! We will be praying for a speedy recovery. My hubby had his ureteral stent removed yesterday after a painful 10 days. (Did you know those things are a foot long? With pigtail curls on the end? Ahhhh!) Too bad we don't live closer and we could have put the two of them together. They could have commiserated together and reminisced about the old days!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

Oh no! Hope Jack is feeling better. I don't know much about gastritis. It sounds painful.

The grandkids are sweet to be so concerned.

Grandma Cyndi said...

Tell him no more scares, my heart was in my throat before I got to the "he's ok" part. I just read your staycation post, such fun!! Sure hope some of those cards come my way sometime, I am almost out of my own stash. I won't wait to see before sending one to a former neighbor girl friend of my daughters who just suffered her second 15 week miscarrage. She is an amazing woman and is giving God the gloy for her son she will never hold, but my heart is broken for her.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

So sorry to hear about Jack...will keep you all in my prayers! Love, Janine XO

Joyce said...

So glad you were able to get in to see the doctor. I lived in the UK for six years in addition to my husband working in the medical industry (not insurance or pharmaceuticals) so needless to say I have many feelings (not good ones) on our move to nationalized health. A Pandoras box has been opened and I'm not sure we can ever get it closed again.

oops...sidetracked with all my frustration! Sorry. Always fun to visit here...always lots happening. Hope your husband feels better soon. Take care.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Teresa Sweetie...
Thank you so much for stopping by. I have popped over, and I so love your blog. So beautiful. I will check out these wonderful links that you have provided. I love meeting new ladies. It is so much fun blogging.

I have signed up to follow you. I would love it if you popped over and felt inclined to follow my blog as well. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Charlotte said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for the nice comments. I've enjoyed my visit here. It's fun to visit new blogs. I'm always amazed at how many wonderful ones there are out there.
I hope Jack gets along OK.

Michele Williams said...

Hi, could you let Heather Flowers, Blog of the Blessed know that I tried to leave a comment on her blog and it wouldn't let me. She had such a sweet post. Thank you for visiting me... God bless you

Lori said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I visted she has a beautiful blog and wonderful graphics. Love her photos also.

Nice to meet you.

Kela said...

You HAVE been doin' some blog hoppin'. I'm glad that mine was one that you found. Your blog is very delightful. Can't wait to browse through more!

Trudie said...

Hope Jack is feeling better. Thanks for stopping by my blog - so sorry for not visiting earlier - I had computer problems. Love your blog - your newest follower!

koralee said...

Thank you for visiting me ....your blog is lovely. Hope Jack is feeling better. xo

CIELO said...

Good morning Teresa... how sweet of you to mention our little house in the roses on your blog. I'm honored.... and I hope that Jack will feel better soon. May the sound of happy music and the lilt of laughter fill your heart with gladness...



Anonymous said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and following! You have such a FUN BLOG!!! I am just having so much fun looking around at all the things you've got going, and such a groovy theme. I'm glad I found you and plan on following in return. Your newest friend, Jan

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Well your blog is new to me. I said a prayer for Jack that he will blessedly recover.

I also went to visit Crown Laid Down. Her story about her friend Kevin was truly powerful.

Thank you so much for your sweet comments and prayers.

Sara said...

Well of course I want to make your heart happy! It is always a delight to stop by and splash around in all of the joy over here.

Thanks for visiting me.

Hugs for your day,

Heidi said...

thanks for stopping by, and for your kind comment. I'd love for you to join Wednesday Gratitude sometime!
I will make a note of some of these blogs, they are all new to me and sound really interesting. Thanks for passing on the info~!
Hope your hubby is feeling much better by now.
Have a great day
Heidi - Heart and Home

Heidi said...

Okay, I'm back, and I went to see the "Leen the graphics Queen" blog. Fun! Some nice stuff there!
So now I'm officially in the drawing!
Heidi - Heart and Home

Momma Such said...

I am so glad it was not your husband's heart. I hope he is back to his normal self in no time!

Screaming Meme said...

I have to say your blog feels happy!...i love your sun flower too...It made me smile...:) Hi, I'm Meme from Screaming is so nice to meet you! I would love for you to stop in and visit...I look forward to visiting again! Meme

Paige said...

Loved Leen on the Graphics Queen blog. Even entered her giveaway!

epfaulkner at gmail dot com

Gram said...

I visited all the blogs and they are all great.

Nancy Mon said...

Hope Jack is feeling better. Thanks for the kind words about my blog. Hope all is well your way and that you all have a great weekend.