Happy New Year!
Last year was no picnic - probably more difficult than 2011 when Ron received his liver; or perhaps it's like childbirth and I have a huge case of amnesia.
Don't get me wrong, I am thankful for yet another miracle (Ron's open heart surgery in November). We were plagued with lots of personal issues including Ron being laid off (in February) after being with the company for 28 years....and all the financial issues that come with unemployment.
Ron had issues throughout the summer and fall months - becoming light headed and sometimes passing out; he has a banged up nose to prove it. The cause, come to find out, was an extreme prescribed dose of lopressor (7 times what he needed - TWICE a day); his blood pressure dropped everytime he stood up - and so, his lights went out!
In July we took a family vacation - which turned into 7 days of what we call, "The Gulf Shores Plaque" - a tummy bug - at least two people had it every day. Oh, and Ron passed out while driving from low blood sugar and thank goodness for a couple of local fisherman who had a 'sugar-stash' in their truck. We did enjoy time with the family at the beach!
September our Beau (Boxer) was diagnosed with lymphoma.
Ron was hit with depression - what can I say about that - it is what it is.
I'm having kidney issues - we are a walking medical dictionary!
I'm looking for a brighter and peaceful 2013!
Here's 2012 in review
January - Oliver's 3rd Birthday
February - Happy Birthday New Liver - 1st Birthday February 3, 2012
March - a family photo shoot at the farm
April - the unveiling - Libby and Anthony surprise us all - it's a girl
May - hanging out with Beau and Savannah
July - deep sea fishing off Gulf Shores - Ron caught the largest fish on the boat 16.5 lb Red Snapper and with the help of our son, Tony, Ron was able to land the fish
August - relaxing under the trees
September - a family picnic at Piedmont Park - Savannah inspects Papa's dog tags
October - hanging out with Oliver
November - chest pains and three blockages - Ron gives the traditional 'thumbs up' before heading into surgery
After surgery - he has his favorite heart pillow to hug during coughing spells (ouch)
December - resting and hanging out with our newest grandchild, Penelope