Wednesday, May 27, 2009

From Liz today...

Saw the cardiologist yesterday A N D he took me off the coumadin. This is a big step and makes life less complicated for me. I won't feel the cold as much , won't have a problem with bleeding and premedicating for other surgurgies, etc.

Have to check my heart rate daily and if it stays in the normal range I will be all set.

Am heading to Misericordia tomorrow for my 62nd reunion. It is always fun. Have a few classmates left , maybe 4 able to attend.

Thank you all for your encouragement. I feel very fortunate to have you all.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

4th of July

the fourth of July is fast approaching and we are getting ready...... We have a lot to celebrate this year with 3 new babies in our family since the last 4th, lots of graduations, First Communions and a wedding or two and my successful surgery. JOY! JOY ! JOY!!!

We will start at about 1PM as usual and go until the children get cranky and the oldsters fall asleep. the food will all be here. Bring yourselves, any pictures, a chair if needed and Bathing suits plus a dessert to share -- .

Justin Noll is revving up for the wrestling match on the raft so start lifting weights NOW.

Any questions, write or call. 973-627-2128

pass it on to anyone you think may miss this notice!!!

I am excited to see you all -- it promises to be a fun summer. Liz and family

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A mandated update

I was told by a much higher power than me (no, not God, Uncle Frank!) that I should keep on blogging. So I am! And I will.

So Liz is home now for a few weeks. She is feeling stronger everyday. Damien has been in from France for a few weeks - away this one in Chicago - and then back again for a few more days at week's end. Everyday Liz tries to walk a little bit - down the block and back is feeling like an effort but everyday a little bit easier than the day before.

The blood pressure continues to be a weirdly inconsistent issue. Trying different meds in an effort to keep that regulated but nothing has proven completely effective as of yet.

Other than that, I think that's really about it for now. Or at least as much info as I have. (I just tried to call for a true update but got an old fashioned busy signal)

So, that's all for now folks. Keep those cards and letters coming!

Austin, TX

p.s. if anyone listens to CBS news radio, listen soon for a story about Slow Family living. They interviewed us today.

And, for you Beantowners, check out The Boston Globe this coming Sunday for a story about Slow Family.