May 28, 2009

Still here, just busy, busy!

Hi All, just a quick note to let everyone know I have not dropped off the earth. My mom is still here and will be until June 11th. I'm not sure if I ever told you about her situation... in a nutshell... she lives in Durango and has exhausted all her resources there in trying to figure out where her extreme pain is coming from.

Being that I don't have a $65,000.00 degree, I used Google to research her symptoms and told her she most likely has Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. No one there knew what that was down there nor what Prolotherapy was which is commonly used to treat it (among other avenues), but this therapy get the source of the problem and not the symptoms! So she is here now and has been seen by a pelvic specialists who diagnosed her with guess what.... Pelvic Floor Dysfunction!!! Geesh do I feel SMART, AND... I didn't even have to pay one penny for my degree! Now I am living "Driving Miss Daisy" as I am shuttling her here and there for all these appointment we have scheduled. On top of Abbs appointment and mine, I am getting my fill of driving time in for sure!

Abbs is fine, this last two days she has giggled more than I have ever seen her, its wonderful!!! Her seizures are still not under control even with this higher dose of meds. I have not had time to "research" a neurologists here in Denver, but plan on it. She is over the diaper rash and everything else, thus the giggles I think... she is feeling much better, thanks for the prayers!!!!

Me, I am hanging in there, staying a float by chugging a way on TEA and not coffee, because I can't drink it anymore, some lumps were found at a doctors appointment and she figured caffeine was the culprit, so if I don't wanna have a "painful" mammogram I should not drink it! I quickly retorted, "Do you have a shot you can give me to calm the irritated person I will become without it?"

Painless mammogram.... who does she think she is? I am not dumb, I've seen all the cartoon cards, and whatnot that share just how PAINFUL it really is! It took me 5 years to get the courage for my last appointment so this appointment, I am not going to skip happily there, but will drag my feet with much hesitation, reservation and fear, not to mention I might snip at a nurse or two!


O.k. enough. I'm off to have some quiet time before the kids get up, have a wonderful day all...


  1. Ok, you're cracking me up.

    I'm glad things are going well for your Mom, and I will keep you all in prayer. Seizures are so scary, I can't even imagine...

  2. You sound so perky today! So glad to hear a upbeatness in your tone! I am SO GLAD ABBS is feeling better and Giggling! I hear you on the Dr's degree...I had to go that route myself also...Lear for yourself...besides no carea about you like you do or listens to you...hahahah Enjoy your mom while you have her..Hope she is feeling better so soon! Praying always for your family shi~

  3. You better be getting that mammogram!!!!
    Im so glad Abbs is feeling better, she is so sweet, i cant wait to meet her.

  4. Good job Dr. Tamara!! I am glad there is a diagnosis for your mom so she can finally start on a course of treatment. Glad to hear Abby is feeling better too.

    Praying for you, as always

  5. GURL, I've missed hearing from you! I'm glad abbs is feeling better. I hope you're hanging in there!! xoxo

  6. Glad to hear that Abby is giggling so much! The best sound in the world!

    Hope your mom starts feeling better soon! Hope you are enjoying having lots of time with her.

    And, I agree with Jessica, GET A MAMMOGRAM!!!

    Miss hearing from you!!! Keep in touch! HUGS!!!

  7. Can you just start a Ask Dr. Tamara column please!!! You are so good, if only you could get to the bottoms of Abby's seizures. I wish and pray that one day soon you can.
    Praying for you mother and so glad she has you.
    Ok sista, GET THE MAMMOGRAM!

  8. I was afraid to have a mammogram, but it really wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be. It's like labor. Anyone who's been there before you feels the need to tell you war stories.
    It really isn't that bad!

  9. Who needs a degree? You are awesome! I'm sure your mom is grateful that she has a genius for a daughter.

    Your mammogram bit made me laugh. I wonder what it would be like if men had to have some sort of "o-grams" on their body parts. Hmm...

    You are so strong Tam!

  10. Tamara,

    I had a dream last night and you and Abby were in it. So, I thought that I would share it with you!

    In the dream, I had sent Gavin to a week long special needs camp. I was at the bus waiting for him to return and I saw you waiting there for Abby. When they arrived I saw Abby and she was SO TALL and WALKING! I was shocked and you were just talking and acting like it wasn't a big deal. I said, "Abby is walking!" and then I saw Gavin and he started talking and repeating everything that people were saying! I kept thinking to myself, "WOW! This camp works wonders!" Crazy, Huh?

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if life were like my dreams?! Just wanted to share this with you. Have a great day! Hope things are going well for all of you! HUGS!



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