Friday, July 29, 2011

Hello World!!!



I have been a very very bad blogger! Its just that I have been so busy. I know you moms out there understand. We at Treasured Memories just finished hosting our 4th Mega Crop. It was a huge success! Almost 200 women in 4 days with so much creativity flowing in one very larger civic center. I taught 3 classes including the one you see above. I created this layout with the new Simple Stories line. I just love their new papers! So cute and such a great way make the waterfall book. They have these perfect little cards that make this book just perfect! I will be teaching this class again tomorrow as well as next Tuesday and Friday at Treasured Memories.

I will try very hard to do better at posting. I had several ladies tell me that they go to my blog all the time and that they were disappointed that I haven't posted in a while. I just thought nobody checked it out, but I guess I was wrong.

Until next time......
Happy Scrapping,
Wendy

Sunday, October 25, 2009

3 Months Shy

A recent picture of Troy, getting to do one of the things he loves best. Yes he is a lot on the skinny side! Must be nice!
It is 3 months shy of a year when Troy had his accident. Time is healing his wounds and Troy along with the rest of my family have faced many ups and downs. This proves that things can and will happen to you young or old. Troy has been recovering from his terrible accident and has come along way, much further than the doctors had imagined. That was such an aweful experience for a mother and I have to say my mother is a strong women but to go through this she did what she had to do during this time, but as time went on and Troy recovered her body finally said, "Rhonda you can't handle anymore!" She began suffering from symptoms that were just like Virtigo. She has been having this sypmtoms on a daily basis for several months and finally once she got into a specialist in Houston they were able to diagnose her as having Migranes of the Central Brain...all of this stress has just be way to much for her. It is incurable, but they do have 1 option of medication to try and help her. I hope and pray she can be strong enough for all of us, because we can't live without her! I love her tremendously and I don't think she realizes how much I love her and worry about her. My dad has be a trooper and has become a better man for it! He has helped take care now of not just my brother, but my mother and and my mother's mother. Dad you are awesome and I love you just as much as I love mom! Just as all of this wreck thing had happened, some of you might know that I had gone through some very trying times loosing a huge account which devistated me causing "Stress" and from this I was experiencing vision loss to one eye. The doctors after several month finally realized that I had swelling in the eye causing such problems along with a cataract! Yes, I am only 37! So I have since had the surgery which has made my life miserable...and all I can say is when an old person gets so excited cause they can see again...well it's much different for a young person that was seeing just fine and then bam you can no longer see up close anymore! Not the same! So what I am getting at...is STRESS...can do terrible things. Take it from my mother and myself. When life gives you lemons make a really strong drink and add a twist of lemon!!! Try not to stress as much as possible...it is what it is. I am so happy to have my brother today. He might not know his purpose on earth or why god spared him, but time will tell. If you happen upon this entry please leave a comment. It has been a really long time since I have posted and not even sure if anyone looks at this anymore. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Home Recovering

Troy is doing good at home with my parents. I wish I was there enjoying all of the meals and the pampering. He has been busy playing scrabble, going to work with my dad and taking walks with my mom. They are looking into some therapy possibilities in BC, that hopefully insurance will cover. It's not as extensive as the program in Houston, but something is better than nothing. Brent Centilli is talking about a golf tournament for Troy...Brent, if your out there, I haven't forgotten about calling you...but my boys are keeping me busy and when I sit down and think about calling its too late. I promise to call you soon. I think this sounds like an awesome idea. This would help pay for some of the medical bills that have piled up that insurance is not paying or possibly better therapy. Troy is very excited about the thought of getting back to work. Like I said he is going to the office with my dad on occasion, but it is going to take time and patience...and still lots of prayers to get him in full recovery. We are so proud of him this far, he is a trouper and thankful to be alive! My mom can't believe how clean he is, he goes around the house picking things up...as long as he does this, they should be fine!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Gov't Stinks!!!

My question is....Why do we pay insurance? Today my parents found out that Troy's insurance will only pay for 1 week of the mentia program (brain rehabilitation therapy). The doctors say that he needs 3-4 months worth of therapy. They also say that there is nothing they can do to try and get him help for this. Troy's portion would cost approx. 10K and there is no way that he can afford this with the lawyers already hassling him about his hospital bills. I think this is terrible for Troy and the many others that can't receive the help that they so desperately need. Our visit was good. He is walking all over the place and like I've said so many times he is strong physically. He has a long way to go mentally. Our Easter holiday was like no other. My children got to see how fortunate they are to be healthy...I hope Drew realized this. There were so many adults and children at TIRR that were paralyzed from accidents and such. They had a Easter Egg hunt for all the families put on by an employee who herself was paralyzed from an accident. We had a nice time and the day turned out to be so beautiful. I hope everyone had a great day. And if anyone knows of ways to get Troy the help he needs, we'd appreciate hearing from you.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spoke Too Soon!

Okay, plans are off for Easter at home. They have yet again changed their minds. Troy will be staying until Wednesday until further notice. He has an appointment with some brain doctors, they will be getting him into a program for mentia...spelling? working on the brain.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

An Early Release

Well, as we expected Troy will be going home for Easter! The doctors said today that he should have never gone to Kindred and that he should have gone directly to TIRR for his therapy. TIRR is mainly for patients that are learning how to walk again...not so much for patients that are suffering from TBI (traumatic brain injury). He was to do some evalutations today and from what it looks like my mom will be driving him 4 times a week for therapy for his brain. So if there is anyone that had planned on going to see him, you should do so tomorrow. I have mixed emotions about all of this...I am ready for him to be out of the hospital and at home, but I am also worried about his recovery at home and what this is going to mean for my parents. He has his days and nights mixed up and I'm not sure how that will go with my parents...but I am sure they will work it all out. I know that all of the prayers have gotten Troy this far. We need more for a full recovery. I can't wait to see him on Saturday. I hope to have a special meal fixed for Sunday and glad that he will be with us on such a special day. For the Buzeck's I pray that you will have Louis home next Easter as we have Troy home this Easter. Tell Bonnie that we can't thank her enough, as I feel, for saving his life...or at least just being there for him. I may never get to see your family again, but I wish you all well and pray that Louis is back on his feet soon. I may not post as often from now on, but hope to post atleast weekly with some updates. Take Care and Happy Easter

Monday, April 6, 2009

New Hospital New Doctors

Well today was a great day. My mom was so impressed with the doctors at TIRR. They were very much wanting to meet with her whereas at the other hospital she saw the doctor one time during his whole stay there. They are evaluating Troy to see where he is at. The doctors agree that he is doing well physically...though he can't walk without help just yet, he looses his balance. They are very concerned with his memory due to the traumatic brain injury...this is definetely a factor that they will be working very hard to get him back on track. The doctors say it could be 1 year to 15 years before this all works itself out. I didn't speak to Troy today, he really wasn't up for talking, so I plan to call him tomorrow.