Friday, December 23, 2011

Dixie Doodle

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday spent with family and friends!

I'd like to send out a HUGE thank you to my friend Dixie, Lord Dixies Blog. For Christmas, he made a donation in my name to American Chiari and Syringomyelia Alliance Project for Chiari research.

Buddy and Coco ready for Santa!
I don't have too much to say on Chiari today. Luckily *knocksonwood* I haven't had too many Chiari headaches lately. They have been minimal.

So as I don't have much to say on the matter, I'd like to tell you about our new "son". Joe got a Blue-tongued Skink. His name is Toothless (after the movie How to Train Your Dragon and because he doesn't have any teeth.)

Joe and Toothless
Me and Toothless
Of all places...he loves my neck, shoulders, and head.

 I'm not super religious though I am a Christian. As it is Christmas time I saw this and thought this fit well. (Fits for anytime really.)

A Chiari and Syringo Prayer

"I ask the Lord to help me, to guide me thru the day,
I ask the Lord to give me strength, to help me on my way.
I ask the Lord to help me thru, the pain I do endure,
To help me bear my burdens, and keep my weak heart pure.
I do not ask "Why me Lord"? for surely there's a plan,
For me and other's like me, even if we don't understand.
I said "Chiari and Syringo, Lord, have given so much pain,
Have taken so much from me Lord , that I can not regain".
And then a voice within my heart, said, "Look at what you have,
An old life gone forevermore, with so much more to gain".
"For a new life opened to you, Love, Comfort and true Friends".
"All understanding of your pain, and with you to the end".
I really thought about this then, and felt my weak heart grow,
For the Lord has Blessed me greatly, with something so many will never know.
A new life opened up to me, new Family, Friends, and Love,
To share my life completely, sending Prayer's, Comfort, Understanding,
And true Love.
And then I said "Thank You Lord, for all you've given me,
For every pain I suffer Lord, you've sent a friend to me.
For every cross I have to bear, I never bear alone,
Because, friend's help me carry it, however far, or long.
Be with us all, and guide us Lord, as we journey thru this day,
Give us strength to be there for each other, in each and every way".

"Thank You Lord" By: Debi Risher

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Shorty post!

Oct 29th, 2011...we had some weird snowfall. I walked out the front door and down I went. I fractured my ankle. I was off work for 3 weeks. During that time my computer decided it didn't want to work.

There you have it. My giant foot/ankle. Luckily it has gone down in size. I have a follow up thursday to make sure all is healing well etc.
I'm back to work (there now) so I thought I'd add an update.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Back to work I go.