Friday, April 30, 2010

There's the pink flowering crab behind the middle flower garden. You can see Andrew and Jarrett's candles through the red twig dogwood. The daffodils are finally fading away. They were SO gorgeous this year!
Friday, April 30, 2010 - My right eye looks red to me, it feels hot and it hurts all the time. The pain fluctuates from mild to annoying to really bad and sometimes, REALLY, REALLY BAD. The only times I get relief are the same: when I sleep and when I see the doctor and she puts those numbing drops in to check my pressure. It's an ongoing nightmare.

However, I did come across something called Nerve Growth Factor and mentioned it to my doctor. It isn't a widely known or accepted ophthalmic protocol so if I wanted to use it, I'd probably have to go to Italy or somewhere. That's funny.

We're going to try something closer to home first. This coming week, I'm going to have blood drawn out of my arm and it's going to a pharmacy that will put it in a centrifuge and separate out the serum. It'll be frozen into little weasels, and then I get to inject it into my eye with a syringe. I guess a person uses that so they don't touch it and contaminate it. But I couldn't contaminate it because it's my body fluid, after all.

Anyway, I'm really getting psyched up for this because I need some relief from the constant and annoying pain and suffering. Was I Job in a previous life or what??? When we were talking yesterday, Diane told me what types of foods and vitamins I should eat and take to help my dry eye -- make that SEVERE dry eye.

Plus, I want my blood to be extremely healthy and full of healing properties next week. I already have all sorts of special vitamins and I'm going to Trader Joe's to get lots of dark green stuff. Yesterday, I re-discovered a box of flax seeds but I do need some salmon. That was Jarrett's favorite fish. oh my God! I just read that sentence. I'll say something about THAT on the other blog.

This is the first time I've had hope for any sort of positive outcome in a very long time. If it doesn't work, then I guess I'll go to Italy to the University of Bologna. I think that was the place where they used the Nerve Growth Hormone with good results. ciao baby and hasta la vista, djb

Friday, April 16, 2010

Yesterday, this HUGE limb came crashing down next door around 12:30 p.m. It was very, very loud!
Thursday, April 16, 2010 - Yesterday (the temperature was around 79 degrees), I was in the kitchen eating cauliflower when I heard a very loud noise. WOW! What was that, I wondered?

After a while, I came outside to enjoy some of the warmth of the sun, in person, when I looked next door and saw this gigantic limb that had broken away from the ginormous weeping willow tree in our neighbor's yard. Gotta get the camera, stat!

It's hard to gauge the size from a mere photo but believe me, it is one big branch. I've been watching it for a few years. Thankfully, Holly wasn't out in the yard because a few days earlier she had been right in that very spot. Yikes!!

Now, I'll be watching my own trees for falling objects. Speaking of which -- No, I did not see the meteor the other night. THAT would have scared me more than the earthquake. At least, we don't have any volcanoes - yet. see ya later, djb

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Here's the forsythia bush in the back yard. It has more flowers on it than I've ever seen before.

A row of tulips in the front flower bed. I didn't plant any last fall so these are some of the old guys.

The view of the front flower bed looking south toward Scott and Brenda's flowering cherry tree.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - It's garbage day and I also have an appointment with my cornea doctor this morning, so I don't have a lot of time. Just wanted to get some pictures on here of the flowers in my yard. It's impossible to get a picture of ALL of them because there are so many. And doesn't that make me happy!

It's supposed to get up to 82 degrees today -- that is my perfect temperature. later, djb

Friday, April 02, 2010

Friday, April 2, 2010 -
Since I've been spending a LOT of time in the front yard lately, I get to see everyone who's out enjoying the nice spring weather as they walk around the block and stop and chat for a while. This past week, our neighbor, Bob, told me that Glen didn't have any foxes under his shed this year (insert sad face). He thinks it's because of the coyotes that are roaming around in the woods looking for trouble!

Of course, I haven't seen any foxes either so we were wondering if they were even around this area any more. Rumor has it that the coyotes murdered our cat Snowball. I know it's true because that's the rumor I started. See how that works??

Anywho.....yesterday I had lunch with the girls and Brenda told me that there were baby foxes near the woods by her neighbor's shed. (Brenda lives across the street from us). Apparently, the coyotes or the dogs scared the mama so she moved the babies over to Brenda's shed for a while. Bad news though, she's also seen the coyotes -- and a skunk. OMG Alert!!

It appears that Mama Fox has moved the babies again further into the woods. Although it may have less to do with threats than some sort of internal, maternal instinct GPS because last year, our mama moved her babies on Diane's birthday, April 9th. (early Happy Birthday to my Seester!).

I'm just glad to hear that we still have some foxes in our neighborhood. They're so gorgeous and amazing to see in person. Almost forgot -- another animal adventure -- Brenda saw about 20 deer grazing in the field near Hwy 47 last week. Now that I think about it, let's get her a camera so she can take pictures of all these critters!!!

Better go get some more coffee. Coffee good. see ya later, djb