Saturday, February 18, 2012

One Week Later

It has been one week since my surgical procedure. The rash has finally gone away. I think that was the longest week of my life. It is hard to live your life when your entire body is covered in a very itchy rash and you are in a fog due to the antihistamines you are taking.The dr told me that it was impossible to say how long it could take so I am glad that it was only one week. I used up one large tube of cortisone cream.
I still have to call to schedule my follow up with my dr. Last week was so crazy I never had a free moment.

My sister has calmed down on fb, but now my cousin's wife has started up. I am really surprised with this. She has been a real source of support for me these past 5 years. She went through if herself and now has twins. She lives hours away but we have spoken on the phone and have done email. I am upset that she is making things more difficult than needed. She knows that I will not drive 5 hours.

The situation is that we still need to pick a location and maybe a date for this reunion. If you imagine a compass rose, she is west, I am north. My other cousin and my sister are east. Then the rest of my family is south east. My east cousin was great and suggested that we pick a place in the middle so that nobody has to travel more than 4 hours. This would include the most western cousin and the most eastern cousin. I was so happy. I thought it was a great idea. Then the west cousin shot it down bc she did not like the date. Then she suggested we go to the place that is 5 hours away again.

I was really hurt. I have only made suggestions that are fair to everyone. I have spent a lot of time looking for places that are in the middle. She keeps pressing for this place when it will even be an additional hour for her. The west cousin and east cousin are brothers. So far on FB it has mostly been the west, the east and me making suggestions.

After the last time she suggestion the 5 hour place, I got mad and suggested that we take a vote on the date. I am free anytime so I even said that I don't care about the date, but I am showing that we need to vote on this one step at a time. I created a poll on FB. It is starting to get to the point where most of the family is not getting involved and I wish they would step up.

I then spent hours finding tons of places in a central location. I will have to call them next week. I am going to try to find another family member to help me. It will be tough bc I have to match their price or beat it.


  1. Glad to hear you are feeling better!

    Families - can't live with 'em can't live without 'em!!! Prayers that a good solution is reached soon.

  2. I'm so sorry that your family drama continues, but at least the rash is gone!

  3. You have such common sense! Why do they not listen to you? It makes sense to me. You have some strong willed people in your family!!!


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