Friday, January 8, 2016

Happy New Year 2016 / And Happy Birthday Steph!

2015 ended in a not so happy fashion.  The last few days of Dec. were spent in the hospital, trying to get Mike well from a nagging cough he has had since Thanksgiving.  He did get released from the hospital on New Year's Day eve.  For this we are truly thankful.  He was sent home with a breathing treatment machine and lots of meds.  He followed up with his Dr. and was told he had a partial collapsed lung along with the pneumonia.  He is finally feeling better.
It's been a stressful start to the New Year for me.  I am finally feeling better after being on the Remicade infusions...and now we are having to deal with the insurance company and waiting for authorization for my treatments.  Why does it have to be so difficult to deal with insurance companies?  After 2 days of phone calls, they finally sent the authorization for me to have the treatment this afternoon.  We will have to go thru a process every 3 months to get another authorization.  Fun times ahead! 
Today is a very special day......39 years ago, a precious baby girl was born.  Stephanie Ruth.  She has brought so much Joy to our lives.  At first I had forgotten how old she would be this year and Steph had to remind me that her and I are 20 years apart.  I knew that but it slipped my mind...oops!  I am so glad her best friends are taking her out to spoil her for breakfast and shopping.  She deserves the best.  Happy Happy Birthday Steph!  We love you!