I know that I’ve been posting infrequently this Summer. I apologize and especially to those of you waiting for personal shopping requests. It bothers me when I can’t get things done quickly or at all.
I thought I’d fill you in on my crazy life. My 17 year old son is having back surgery for severe scoliosis in a few weeks. We only discovered he had it last year, but at that point his curve was already at 48 degrees. So it was too late for almost any treatment options. However, we did pursue chiropractic treatment and had great faith in the promises made to use. Although the back cracker helped ease some of his pain, his curve has now progressed to 56 degrees and his ribs have twisted around to his back. After many appointments and research, he is going to have surgery. This entails 2 rods in his back, 5 days in the hospital a month not doing much and almost a full year of no lifting/strenuous exercise. To say I’m nervous is an understatement, but with prayer, I have a peace about it.
My 2nd teen son has bones in his hands that grew faster than his tendons resulting in curled hands. So once we take care of the other surgery, we are checking into what we need to do to help him. That’s what happens when you grown 5 inches in just over a year. He’s now 6’3″ tall and wears size 14 shoes at age 15. The joys of being tall!
Another son is having hip pain, but we have found that yoga is strengthening/stretching the tendons and it’s really helping.
So far my 8 year old son is fine. Whew!
My daughter is getting treatment at Shriner’s hospital for her co-ordination issues. I’m seeing lots of blessings in her life and am thankful to live is such a great medically blessed city.
Between dr visits and kids being home, it’s a crazy busy summer. We hope to purchase a house this Summer and so are running around checking out the prospects. Prices sure seem to be on the rise with not a lot of selection. Fingers crossed!
Tiffany will be having her baby in a few months. She’s also doing her best to help her husband with his chemotherapy treatments. He has lymphoma. Here’s an update on her life. If anyone would like to send a card to Tiffany and Joe with well wishes with their struggles, here is their address:
Tiffany & Joe DeLangie, 280 Oakland Ave, Manchester, NH 03109
Thank you for being loyal followers! Even if I don’t update this with as much new content as I would like, it still takes a lot of work to update the old content, etc and there’s lots of being the scenes work being done. I will blog as often as possible, and am already gearing up for the back to school shopping. I hope you’re having a great Summer!