Friday, April 15, 2011

What a Day! Really Fankful Friday!


Smokey in a rare quiet moment, sleeping by my bed in his basket.

I have always believed things happen for a reason.
That something good can come out of everything
and that sometimes it is up to you to find it.
Even after I fell and was told my spine was fractured, 
I wondered what good could possibly be found.

First, an update on the fracture.
I had more x-rays today. 
There is a slight chance the fracture may not be as bad as first thought.
It might be a greenstick fracture, 
which is much more painful, but not as threatening.
We won't know until we get the radiologist's report.

Now here's that good part... sort of!
He found pre-existing severe neck problems.
And yes, the neck condition could be triggering migraines!
He scheduled an MRI next week to get a better look.

And more news that starts with a quick look back.
Up until a few years ago, I thought all my close family was gone.
One night about four years ago, while looking on the internet, 
I found listings for my father's sister
living near Dallas where we grew up.
I took the research as far as I could on my own, 
then I called on The Taylor CatSSSSS's Mom Deb
to use her paralegal powers.
Within an hour I was speaking to my Aunt Dorothy on the phone. 
And so our relationship began again, after so many years.
Last night Aunt Dorothy had a surprise for me... 
she wants to buy us a house where we can live together!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

34 comments:

Peggy's Place said...

WOW! I don't know what to say..... Sorry about your back, yea, it's not as bad as it could have been. Yea, you may have an answer to your migraines. Yea you found your Aunt Dorothy!! Phew, I bet you're exhausted.

momsbusy said...

wow! what great news finding your aunt. family is so important and this was a real blessing. now we just have to get the word sent up asking for you to get healthy.

alcatmom said...

How wonderful! Hopefully Aunt Dorothy loves pussy cats too.

Happy Cat Family said...

Yahoo-oooooooooo! Yeah!!!! We are going to have mom ML really close by - not even need to teleport for a hug anymore... How about that? Woohoo!!!! Best News EVER!!!!
Yuppieeeeee!
We are so glad your back is not as bad, and purring hard you will finally find the answer for your migraines! God, what a dream! Two-folded Big-D style dream! Come enjoy some storms with us mom ML! Come quick!!!

Angel and Kirby said...

It is wonderful to find long lost family! We hope they can cure your headaches.

ML said...

My Aunt Dorothy is just amazing, she is so much fun to talk to. She reads constantly, mostly non-fiction, and loves to travel.
She wants to take a trip around the world, which I am hoping we can do via the TV set. And perhaps some Texas day trips.
The kitties will have their own room, and be confined there, especially at first.
I am looking forward to setting up my own Whole Foods style kitchen, somewhat like I have here.
Aunt Dorothy does not like to cook, it will be so much fun to have someone to cook for; Charles is strictly a junk-foodie.

Forty Paws said...

Wow! What a change for all of you! When will this all happen?

Luf, Us

Kea said...

Wow indeed!

First, paws crossed that the fracture really isn't as bad as first thought and that the neck problems, once resolved, will eliminate the migraines.

Second, that is SO COOL about your Aunt Dorothy! Both that you found her and that she'd like to buy a house and share it with all of you! Amazing!

-Fuzzy Tales

Father Tom said...

Woohoo! How wonderful to have no more migraines (they are awful, Mary Lou tells me) in your future and Aunt Dorothy gets hugs and kisses from us for being so sweet to all of you (even if all she reads is non-fiction--maybe we can convert her!)

Take care and have a great weekend!

--Tom
xoxo

Marg said...

Wowser, that is such great news. Lots of good things going on for you finally. See all those purrs do the trick. That is so exciting to be moving in with your Aunt. And good news, there might be hope for the migraines to go far away. Too bad you can't do a little dance. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

How lovely to find your Aunt Dorothy - and good news about your fracture not being as severe as they thought. We hope your migraines will become a thing of the past so you feel real good.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

I sure hope you back gets all better and it would sure be wonderful to get rid of those migraine things. And such exciting family news!!!

Furkidsmom said...

Those are all good things! We wish you didn't have any back problems, but we're glad the ones you have aren't as bad as they might have been. No more migraines would be great and finding a long lost aunt is super!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Jade and Myst said...

We hope the MRI identifies what problem is so they can fix it and that the fracture is less severe than was thought.

Your Aunt Dorothy sounds like fun... hope that all works out for you all.

Purrs...

Admiral Hestorb said...

h what wonderful family news!!! I am thrilled for you and I wish I could have some relatives. I am down to very few that I a aware of. :-)

SO glad of the news of the possibility of a lesser fracture. That was scary!! Still is until you are, I can't wait, on the road to recovery.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We just hope the news keeps getting better and better, ML!

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SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

ML!!!!!!!!!!! The neck is what causes our mama the type migraines she has.......she has to be so careful of her posture so things in her neck don't get pinched....and it's not good posture by any means!!!!!!!

What wonderful news about your Aunt Dorothy.........will that mean you'll be moving to Dallas????? Why not a new place, like San Antonio???????

Love, love, love y'all.

Katnip Lounge said...

Holy Cats! We are purring that:
1. your fracture heals well and is less serious
2. your migraines can be a thing of the past
3. you start a wonderful new phase of life with your Aunt!

We are happy dancing all over the Catio for you!

Rose and the Royals said...
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Rose and the Royals said...

Queen Mum is smiling so hard, Her face looks like it's about to fall off!
As you mentioned, all things happen for a reason...We are excited your back will respond to treatment, and even better, finally a serious treatment for the Curse you've been living under with those migraines!
Catching up with your Aunt Dorothy will take priority now, instead of sick headaches. Such a Blessing, truly.
Love you all!

Debra Taylor said...

I'm praying for the fracture to keep healing .. lots of prayers going up here.

And congrats on the family reunion - how exciting!!!


For other folks reading this, check out my blog. There are some interesting stories there. I manage a homeless cat colony and a few foster cats.
Debby
http://homelesscatcare.blogspot.com/

Ikaika said...

Wow! We just love synchronicity! Such wonderfulness happening in your life, and it couldn't happen to a better person. Bless you, ML.

Derby, Ducky said...

Wow, lots is happening in your life. Hope the medical issues and personal issues all work out for the best.

Jack, Persephone and Tenzing said...

We hope it's just a greenstick fracture, even though we don't know what it is! Will the new house have lots of places to run and pounce and whap and get tummy rubs?

KC, I knew a silly little chronic URI can't keep you down! I'm sorry you have take medicines forever though. I hate taking medicines.

Is it warm there? Can I come visit? Can I come visit even if it isn't warm?

PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
Jack

Camie's Kitties said...

What amazing news to get - both about a possible cause for your migraines, and your aunt. Our uncle M broke his back many years ago in a car accident, and had to wear a brace for a long time, but he is all healed now. We are purring that you will heal soon too.

Cody and Gracie

Kathie said...

What wonderful news about your back, that it might not be as bad as first diagnosed,even though any back pain in just that painful, and that you may ( no, WILL) become migraine free in the future. I had them for years and then after I got through the dreaded menopause they stopped.
What a neat thing to happen, finding your Aunt Dorothy! And to get to move into a new home all together. I lived in Dallas back in the early 70's and loved the climate and the people. But I was always a Yankee to the ones who had been born there! LOL! Wishing you a smooth move and that Aunt Dorothy will love the kitties too!

Anita said...

Wow! You have a "new blog look"!

I have updated the name of your blog in mine ;)

Nice Sunday.

Repositório said...

And I hope you has a wonderful weekend too!

cate said...

Gosh! Amazing news finding your aunt, but sorry to hear about your back. I love your blog header - all the kitties look wonderful!

Karen said...

Sorry about the back but yeah on a house. It will be great for everyone. I am sure a extra human will help too. And the cats will be thrilled.

Karen said...

Pixel asked if there is going to be a special room when boyfriend/ girlfriend kitty's teleport over for privacy ?

ABBY said...

We all hope your back heals quickly and you find the source of your migraines! How fortunate to find your Aunt -- that is so lovely!
We are sorry we have not been by to leave a comment, but our internet connection has been out for several days straight now with intermittent service for several weeks. We hope it is fixed, we are keeping our paws and whiskers crossed.

>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Tuxedo Gang said...

That is so great that the fracture maybe not as bad as thought!! And really great news about your Aunt Dorothy!! We are praying for a total recovery for the back and the migraines!!!
(((((((HUGGGGGSSSSS)))))) from your TX furiends,