Saturday, December 31, 2011

In with the New Year.

As always our year had it's ups and downs. But you can't appreciate the good without the bad, I mean how would you know it was good if you had nothing bad to compare it too.

Overall 2011 was a great year many things to be thankful for and feel blessed to have another year under my belt! I had the worst health year in my entire life, 4 hospitalizations. That has definitely been the hardest part of our year, hardest on Colton. They started in April with what seemed like a normal CF flare up, I seemed to recover. But apparently not because I ended up back in through the ER in May with lung pain and shortness of breath. After another 3 weeks of IV's I felt better again. The doctor's thought maybe I had some bugs that were not showing up in a regular sputum culture, so they scheduled me to have a bronc-scope. So in July 20th I went in for the Bronc, came home after in A LOT of pain and ended up back in the ER that night. It was by far the scariest CF flare up I have had to deal with. I recovered again after 3 weeks of IV's again and felt great for the rest of the summer. Then in November I got a sinus infection, me and the rest of the country that is! But mine landed me back in the hospital, I really wasn't feeling horrible like in the past few hospital visits, but I wanted to get in and get better before all the holidays, and winter time. I have felt great since being done with that round the day after Thanksgiving. The only other thing I can think of that was that bad was Colton being bit by a friends dog and had to have 8 stitches in his cheek.

We had many blessings in 2011. We had a great sledding day at a ski resort north of us with my cousin in March. Colton also turned 7 in March, love celebrating his birthday's as much as mine! He got a trampoline which he had been wanting for a while. I had been fighting to get social security for about 7 years, and finally got my hearing in May, and the final decision came in June that I had finally won! Which took a huge burden off from us. We also finally won a fight we had been fighting with our local township about our house taxes. Had a great family vacation in northern Michigan with Colton. Took our annual trip to Michigan's adventure (an amusement park). Brad and I took our vacation together to the Drag Racing Nationals in Indianapolis. I spent some time working on my Hot Rod and running in on the track a couple times. It was truly a great year and we are happy to have had it.

What I look forward to in 2012. Spending more time with my family of course! But to be more specific, DISNEY! We are surprising Colton with a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida in March (so if you read this and see Colton don't say anything)! Another successful Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis. Brad getting a vacation and bear hunt with his Dad. And most of all I have hope for a healthier New Year. As far as New Years resolutions I don't have one, I never follow through with them. So to all of you and yours HAPPY NEW YEAR!

1 comment:

  1. Disney World sounds awesome! That's really something to look forward to!

    Happy New Year to you, Jamie. Wishing nothing but the best and more blessings than you know what to do with in 2012!