Hi everyone! Thanks for hanging with me through the last...ohhhhhh....well too long. A lot has happened. A lot of stress balanced by a lot of happy, healthy, memory making times. I know I kept saying I was back and then did another disappearing act. Let's hope I don't do that again. I never know.
Most of you know that I had to quit working towards weight loss surgery. It's tough to chew food to the consistency of baby food if you don't have enough teeth left to do it. Yes, my teeth starting just falling apart and falling out. It's been horrible. I was diagnosed with sjogren's disease and one of the things it does is dry you up. When they did the biopsy of my lip for diagnosis, they found no salivary glands in the sample.
I was working so hard to get there and had lost a bunch of weight in the process. That put me down in the dumps for quite a while. Having to give up that goal was terrible.
I've also had a few pretty bad flare ups with the fibromyalgia. Most of you know I was diagnosed with that many years ago. I go a while, often times a long while, with no problems, then SLAM I'm hit with a flare up. Between that and the arthritis, I can quickly become a mess.
I had a knee replacement in May of 2013. I can say it has taken away the horrid pain I was having. I'm still trying things out with it. I know I cannot get on my hands and knees. And I forcefully learned to get off the ground. Help! I fell! And I couldn't get up!! My other knee is singing the same tune and I'm babying it. I can't afford to get it done. Plus, my left shoulder is terrible and should have been replaced almost a year ago. When our medical coverage changed last October all these surgeries have been shelved.
We had two weddings since I've blogged. One on New Year's eve and on in April last year. Corry and Angel were married in their home with family present on New Year's eve. Family includes a lot! Not only does Corry have a lot of siblings, between them they have 8 kids. Yes, the house was full. Kris DJ'd and we had a karaoke reception after.
Rusty and Cait were married in April at a beautiful venue in Cleveland. I think everyone who attended had a blast. I've never seen a bride have as much fun as Cait. And little Emmi was a doll. She was so excited about "her" wedding. What a memory making day we all had.
I'm thinking that should pretty much catch everyone up. If I've missed things they'll probably come up in the blog one day. I do tend to go on and on.