Thursday, March 26, 2009

I'm quiteing down.

Hello everyone.Thank you for
dropping by.I am going to
not post as nuch as I have
been.I will be around most
Alot of you know me from
Rate My Space and remember.
I have copd.Which is "Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease."It just means my lung
are collapsing.They are basically shot.
And yes,I smoked .But mainly I was
a manicurist for 25 years and inhaled
the chemicals and dust from them.
Those of you who knew me before
know I was very sick and I got better.
My Dr.gave me a year to live a year ago.
I am still here.She also said,some that
she tells that live 1-3 yrs.
She has found a new procedure in
St.Louis she is trying to get me into
now.This can give me up to 5 yrs.
They work with my own lungs.Alot
less invasive than a lung transplant.A
lung transplant waiting list is 3 yrs,or l
I am on oxygen now.And NOW I am
so very much more comfortable.But
I tire so easy and I can't carry dishes
and such across the room.NOW that I am
a dishohlic.But my baby girl,Lucy
Jane(Debbie)ha will be coming to help
me out soon.We might just do one or two.
Meanwhile I can do WORDLESS
WEDNESDAY and as hard as it is to
find PINKS.I was overwhelmed with
requests to not quit doing PINK
SATURDAY.How cool is that?I was
impressed.But I will still be able to
do things that are strictly on the
This is why I have teased and said.I
"sneak out".It's because I really do.My Dr.
especially in the winter with flu everywhere
wants me to stay home.Most of the time I do.
But every once in a while a girls gotta do.....
And another mystery solved.This is why I
was painting and was going to wallpaper and
do all these things to my totally white house.
Physically I can no longer do it.But I can't inhale
the paint and stains.
I had one lady that just stayed on me on RMS.So
I told her I was sick.and she still kept harping.When
are you going to finish that bla,bla.I gave up...
So this is why .Again I will be around.I love Blogville.
I have made so many wonderful friendships here.
Most of us have been through so much.We now have
each other to lean on.
Thank you and God Bless.....


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Ann, sending ((((hugs))). I did not know. Blog when you can on what you feel up to! Just don't disappea completely!


Melissa Miller said...

Hi Ann, :)
I completely understand!

Blogging everyday is just not for me either.
It's too much.

I only post once or sometimes I'll sqeeze in a second post in a weeks time. Rarely though.
I comment so much on my post s to everyone I would never be able to keep up if I did more than this.

I will enjoy anything you post but you know my favorite are Roo stories. Sneak a few in from time to time okay. :)

I really hope you do well with everything.
You take care and rest.

Love ya my friend.
~Melissa :)

Cindy J. said...

Ann I have just been amazed at what you have been accomplishing. You know I am praying for your healing and I am grateful the oxygen is helping.. Please take care my dear friend, and do what you can when you can. I love you. Cindy

Deb said...


I was wondering why you hadn't been around much lately, I will keep you in my prayers and look forward to your posts

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

So sorry to hear about your health issues. If I lived close to you, I would come over to help you paint and paper. As for the blogging, I understand. Blessings.

Shirley said...

I'm sending hugs your way. Blog when you can and we'll be here for you.

marty39 said...

So sorry, I didn't know you were ill. You do so much more than I do and I'm not sick. I will keep you in thought and prayer, and post when able. I always enjoy it. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I was never on RMS, so did not know . I am so sorry you are having to deal with this.((hugs))
Take care of yourself!

kimmcl said...

Oh my Ann - I had no idea you were so sick. And I am so sorry to hear that. God works miracles every day and I will be praying for a miracle for you dear friend. Thank you for sharing your story with us and keep looking UP! Kim

Keetha said...

Ann, I am so sorry to hear you are so ill.

Of COURSE you shouldn't be remodeling, painting, staining when your lungs aren't healthy!!!

I think all of us will still come to your blog and read even if you don't have pictures.

You just do what you can and WANT to do.

I hope you will still find encouragement and joy even by READING in blogland.

TRES BELLE said...

Oh Ann,
I am so sorry and sending you a heart full of love and understanding. My husband's cousin has COPD and is also on oxygen.

Since you are a follower of mine I check nearly everyday or so to see if you have posted anything new. I will continue to do that and hope that God heals your lungs. You know miracles can and do happen!!!

Hugs ~ ♥


The blog of MBW said...

Ann, I didn't know about your health issues. I'll be praying for you and just take your time. :-)Your health is more imporatant.

Florida Sue said...

I am so sorry that you have COPD. It makes life so difficult when everything is so exhausting for you. I've just become acquainted with your blog, but I would love to keep up and check back to see how you are doing. Hang in there. My very best wishes for you.


southerninspiration said...

Oh, honey, I had no idea either......take care of yourself and only do what you can do!


xinex said...

Get plenty of rest, Ann. Get stronger and pop in every now and then. We will always be thinking of you and we love you. You will always be in my prayers so I have faith that you will get better...Christine

Raggedy Girl said...

I love the little post about "blogging without obligation". It should be fun and not another thing on the To Do list. You take care. I follow some ladies who post once a week and I still love to have them on my blog roll.

Have a Thankful Thursday
from Roberta Anne

Linda said...

Ann, So sorry that you are having this difficulty. Take care of yourself and do what you need on your own schedule. Hoping and praying for daily strength and health. Linda

Riet said...

HI Ann. WE will all be here and thinking about you. Blog when you can, I know it is hard work.
Take care, Riet

ann said...

Ladies,you all have left such sweet messages.But I don't mean to sadden anyone.I want to still be here.You know we all have to stay active.
I am writing my blog for tomorrow as we speak.I just can't carry those dishes around and such.The TT is hard dang work.Anyone will tell you that.It is fun,oh is it fun.But it's hard work.Agree?You all mean so very much to me.I don't want to depress and one or make anyone have bad feelings,Please...Ann

Ruthie said...

So glad you stopped by. I love your blog - and I don't blog every day either. My hubby also has Ashma/COPD - smells bother him also - so my walls are white. :)
Hugs. So nice to meet you.

prof en retraite said...

Hi there Miss Ann...We love you and will be so happy to hear from you whenever you feel like it!! You are right about is very hard work! Anybody who has tried it would agree! Your last one was the very best...just perfect! So now that you have achieved perfection, you can move on! Even without your health issues, I find frequent posting to be too much for me. We will just be happy to hear a little word from you, Ma'am! You take good care of yourself...that's what's most important! In the meantime, you will remain in our thoughts and prayers...hugs...Debbie

momma said...

i did not know this. i am so sorry for you, but i understand! i will keep you in my thoughts!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Ann, thanks for stopping by, so nice to meet you. I hope that you will feel better, blogging can be very hard to keep up with.

I hope you'll go out & find a corner cabinet of your own.

Angela said...

Ann! I had no idea that you were having any type of health problems. May Jesus heal your lungs! I'll keep you in my prayers. And I'm sure that we all understand how hard it is to blog something everyday. So blog when you feel like it because we all love to see what you have to say.
~Big Hugs~

mbkatc230 said...

Ann, I understand how overwhelming blogging everyday can be. Just do what you feel up to and pop in when you can. You know we all adore you, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers. Big Texas Hugs, Kathy

Carol said...

Dear Ann,
I certainly will keep you in my thoughts & prayers. Don't worry about posting & responding to comments, just take care of yourself. When you feel like it let us know how you're doing.
Hugs & Blessings,

OCDesigner ~Athella said...

Dear, Dear Ann, We have talked about your being sick but I have never told you that my father had COPD. They told him he had 3 months or less and he lived 8 more years. After he passed his wife found out that he had still been sneaking a smoke once in awhile.
Had he stopped it may have made a difference. Anyway, Im telling you this because your right you shouldn't do anything that will affect your lungs and I know you are physically exhausted but don't stop doing the things you love. Just take it slow. You enjoy being creative so paint pictures instead of walls. Don't over do but don't give up either. We are all praying for you girl. Love ya ~Athella

Carrie said...

I am so sirry to hear of your serious health condition. i pray that the Lord will guide your doctors to the best treatment. Do be extra careful and let us know how you are doing from time to time.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

I'm sending bunches of hugs your way my friend! ♥ Diane

Really Rainey said...

Ann, I didn't know you were so sick... And I never would have guessed... You do so much! Perhaps too much! Take it easy... don't feel the need to post, just enjoy life! You are in my prayers my Friend...

~Really Rainey~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I'm not sick, and I think you blog more than me! You go girl! I'm praying for you, and I just know you're going to be going to St. Louis soon, and you will come back a new woman! Love ya, laurie
P.S.} I hope I'm not the lady who bugged, and bugged you on RMS!

Leah said...

I had no idea you were sick....I will pray for you. I hope we will still see you for Wordless Wednesdays when you can make it. :)

Leigh of said...

Dear Ann,

I had no idea! I am so very sprry. But isn't God great, when we can put our trust and faith in him. You are still here. Ann, Iwill pray for you. And I do hope that you will continue to stop into Bloggeritaville. YOu have quickly become a good friend. I will pray for you! Let me know if ther is anything else I can do.


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Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh ANN I have been gone for over a week and am trying to catch up on my iblogging with my friends. I have been praying for you and know this has got to be a hard time for you right now. Know that you are loved by us all and most importantly by HIM!!! You are precious in His sight and i pray you will feel His presence so close- I hope you find comfort in the fact THat God has your days numbered not the Drs.!!! I have so many friends who just keep those docs befuddled by continuing to live!!!

Love ya!

shirley said...

Ann, sorry you have copd. It must be so hard on you. I will keep you in prayer and glad you find the computer nice a place to be.