It does not work for me to take an absence from this blog because then I think, "um, if I throw all of this out there in one post then it will sound like our life is out of control!" and then I realize that our life IS out of control. :) I forget that this really isn't "normal", whatever that means.
So, here's the quick version. Will's MRI was unremarkable (medical speak for the spine looks fine but he is still in pain) so they prescribed a lumbar (lower back) corset and physical therapy. Physical therapy starts Monday and the lumbar corset should arrive in the next few days. Cam's OCD is rearing its ugly head so we're heading back to visit his doc in DC this week to determine what we need to do next. Wednesday, we meet with the surgeon to discuss the port for William. We won't mention my lack of coordination that resulted in a less than spectacular dive into a pool that left my back in knots. :) Really, there does come a time when you realize that there are some things that you ought not do...especially if you have not done them in years. :)
So now you are caught up.
On a lighter side, Billy's mom visited for two weeks and we thoroughly enjoyed her visit, even as we got to know the local laundromats. Yes, during her visit, our washer died and we had to wait for the part to arrive and then a repairman to arrive. Three weeks with no washer is really just totally aggravating. :) Mom ended up taking the laundry and managing that for me while I managed Will's infusion and life at home...sometimes I think back and wonder what I actually did do, but if I didn't do anything why am I so tired? From my lack of blog posts it's totally obvious I wasn't near my computer, but for the life of me I have no idea what took up the entire two weeks while she was here.
Ah! I did get a passport ordered while she was here and it came today! I know it's weird, but I've always wanted a passport. It is like the promise of what you could do, even if you don't ever get to do it. You could pick up and run off to Europe for the weekend even though that really is so not going to happen, but it COULD if you just had a passport, right? I realize that maybe I sound a little delusional, but I love to travel and a passport is like a thread of hope that maybe someday it will happen. :)
Caroline invited herself to spend the night at Erlene and Randy's tonight, the two youngest boys are in bed, Chris is on the computer, and Andrew and Will (who finally lost his connection to Myrtle two hours ago) are watching a movie. And I haven't taken the back drugs for the evening so I'm still a little lucid. Maybe I can actually read my book while I am still awake???