Thursday, October 16, 2008

10/16 Misc

I got a beautiful picture frame with family engraved on it for Boss's Day. It's gorgeous and I appreciate it so much--also the funny card that came with it. Made me chuckle.

Gussie is so cute in his "shorn" state, but now that the weather is cold I almost feel guilty about having him shaved. Guess I can let his hair grow again until spring. We'll see if I'm patient enough.

Last night I started teaching a new course--Social and Cultural Conditions. It's going to be a great class--10 students who are near graduation. It's a senior level course. Last night started well, and I sure hope it continues.

Today I saw my doc--my bronchitis is totally gone. Yesterday I saw a neurosurgeon. He said my spinal stenosis was bad but he's seen worse. :) He also said I will need surgery some day because it's going to keep getting worse, but that I'd know when I need it, and then he'd do it. So that sounds like a deal. I'll hold out for a long, long time. :)

Decided today that I'm going to walk in the Avon Breast Cancer Walk, instead of working on the crew next year. I'll do my fundraising and my training. And if I can only walk a few miles, then so be it, but I'm going to do my best to walk the whole way.

I really miss my kids. It was amazing how sweet they were to me. The only bad thing was that when I had to go back to doing things for myself, my back started hurting again. However, I'm used to it again, so things are back to normal. :)

Love to all.


Jill and Todd said...

Now you both get to delay surgery. I glad to hear that the neurosurgeon said it would be a while before you would need yours. That is good news.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

Yes, Jill, and Gus's eye hasn't "exploded" again yet, so that's good. And I love that the doc said I'll know when it's time. It's all up to how much help I get with the pain doc, and that seems to be going well.

Anonymous said...

Wow...walking a marathon..that is BIG news. I think it is great you will be training, building up your strenth and stamina. It's big step to regaining some of the independence you've lost lately. I wish you all the luck in the world.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author said...

Cindy, I have no illusions about making the entire way, but this will make me work on walking further.