Thursday, December 17, 2009

I Bring You Glad Tidings.....

Do you know what this is???

I'll give you a hint....

Can you make out the writing??

It started with "Happy"

That's right folks!!!!
It's my birthday cake.

The Divine Mr. M decided to surprise me with this
little piece of confection heaven
with over thirty candles on it
when I came home from shopping with Misty.
ALL THIRTYSOMETHING CANDLES...burning a warm fire.
He lit them when I pulled into the driveway.

The only problem was that
I didn't recognize him...
or my son....
or my inlaws...
or my house...
or anything around me.
I barely knew my name.
Mr. M said I had this look on my face he'd never seen before.
He said I was like a zombie..lights on....nobody home.
Scared him to death.
I had a bad headache....and amnesia.
He drove me to the ER
like he was winning the grand prize for Nascar.

That's when I looked at him and told him to slow
the f*^&% down.
He said I looked normal again.
He began asking me questions.
I thought he was crazy and I wanted to go home
and drink the champagne I had just bought for my cranberry spritzer
for my birthday.

Didn't happen.

I was seen and diagnosed with a T.I.A.
Transient Ischemic Attack...
baby stroke in layman's terms.

I finally got to go home since I had to go to Houston
the next morning for a MRI of my leg and see my doctor.

When we got home....thirty something candles had melted completely
over the cake.
(More like shellac...)
The whole top of the cake was ROCK HARD!!!
Mr. M, being as divine as he is, scraped some from the sides
and plopped it on a plate for me for my birthday.
(We did chuckle at's can laugh too..)

 The next morning, after my MRI of my leg, I see my doctor..
who's totally wigged out.
She sends me down the hall to another doctor.
Who's even more wigged out.
He calls my first doctor.
They agree that I should IMMEDIATELY
be put in the hospital.

I have lots of poking and stabbing..
Took lots or tries to get an IV
and I'm DYING of pain all the while.
I finally get pain meds and I'm a happy camper..
except my head feels weird...really weird.

I have an MRI of the brain...
with sedation.
I can't stand  being in anything that small.
A big 'ol dose of Ativan
and I'm out like a Mike Tyson victim.
(They said they could hear me snoring from the MRI machine.)

When I awaken,
I'm back in my room and the neurologist sees me.
He tells me that I had
a TIA with
transient global amnesia.
I'm impressed.....
never heard THAT one before.

They think the lil' buddy in my leg
is possible from an auto immune disorder
that is causing vasculitis...
aka inflammation of the blood vessels.

They don't know what type of disorder that I have just yet
but they do know
that my tumor


Thank ya'll for all of your prayers and support.
You don't know how happy I am right now
(even though I have the "crazy head" and my leg hurts...)
I am crying as I type this but it's tears of joy.

I get to be on a blood thinner now
and continue the workup
but I asked to be release to see my youngest son for his birthday and they obliged.
I arrived home around 7 last nigh.
Mr. M drove home
(like he was qualifying for Nascar this time...)
and I got to give Daviss his birthday gift.

I'm still limping along and looking for a kewl cane.

I will post the winners this afternoon of the birthday giveaway.
( I sincerely apologize for not getting done yesterday)

I'm really tired and I'm gonna go take a nap
or The Divine Mr. M will kill me.

Thank all of ya'll soooo much!!!
My heart cannot tell you the joy and love that I have for
all of ya'll..
I have read your comments and encouragement over and over
(especially while I was in the hospital.)
You were always with me and in my thoughts.
My best friend even offered to bring his laptop
so that I could blog to you guys.
(He knows that's how much ya'll mean to me...)

I'm going to lay down now and have my cranberry spritzer

except this one is
with gingerale.

Eventually, I will finish my birthday.......
as soon as I feel better.


  1. I am lovin' the shellac cake!!! Crafting at it's finest!!! I'm glad that you are home and that IT IS NOT CANCER!!!!! Doing my spazzy dance now!!! Wow.. now I can breathe again!!!!
    Welcome back, welcome back, welcome BAAAACKKKK!!!

  2. I am SO thankful that you do not have cancer my lovely friend. I hope you continue to improve daily and feel much better. I sent you a quick email with a question the other day so let me know if you got it when you feel better!


  3. Glad Tidings of GREAT JOY!!!! How wonderful - how beautiful!!! Thank you, Lord...

    Rest, enjoy, live, laugh, plan, celebrate, and love. Throw in some giggles too for your wonderful Birthday Gift...

    Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

  4. Oh honey. I can't even type through my tears of joy! NOT cancer! It was always in God's hands, but what a blessing to know this wonderful news. The cake story is such a story of love. That man is amazing and he's a keeper. God bless the Divine Mr. M!!! Happy Birthday, my friend. And I will continue to praise God from whom all blessings flow! ~Mindy

  5. Woo girl, you gave us a scare! SOOO glad you are home now and SOOOO glad it isn't cancer in your leg :) Hopefully they'll find out what's up and be able to get everything worked out.

    peace to you.

  6. Thank the Lord and rejoice! I am so truly happy to hear of your wonderful news. But, what a truly terrifying experience. I hope they are able to get you all figured out real soon.

  7. This really made my day--so I can only imagine your joy! Still praying...

  8. And we'll all celebrate with you when you feel like celebrating! Happy about the "no cancer" deal... whew, sorry about the TIA:( but happy you are back home and at least know what is going on. Take care of your sweet self and if you need anything, yell and we'll be there! Have a blessed day and I'll keep on praying for you!

  9. Glad to hear your good news! Hope everything else turns out well for you also. Thank goodness for wonderful doctors, nurses and technicians! Now pretend you are a bear and settle down for a long comfy nap!

  10. I would have never known that first picture was a cake. Looks more like the surface of a planet in some bad sci fi movie. Beam me up, Scotty!

    Anyway, that's some awesome news and an answer to prayer! Good to have you back in blogland!

  11. Oh my goodness - I can't say anything 'cause I'm crying happy tears...
    So I'll call you - as soon as I can talk!!!

    Love to you and ALL of you!!!

  12. So pleased that you are feeling better, and that the Big Guy has you and your NON-CANCEROUS!!! WHOOOOO!!! leg in his hands. xoxoxo

  13. What a blessing your news was! I am so happy to hear that you are not battling cancer. Take care!


  14. It is the season of miracles, isn't it? Congratulations, girl! Glad you are home with your family! Prayers were heard and answered yet again!

  15. Oh my goodness, what an account of your ordeal.
    I am so glad that you are under the proper care for now and that it is not cancer.
    Please take care of yourself and know that we are all pulling for you.


  16. HOOORAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    our prayers have been answered. So glad you are home with your family!!! Take care of you

    Hugs lots & lots of them

  17. Praise the Lord and pass the cranberry spritzer! Now rest up and no more celebrating until you're feeling better OK? OK! You know you have been in my prayers, and you and Misty really "scairt us" all, big time. I'm so glad that through something else you found out good news.
    love you, dear.

  18. Well, praise the Lord! Now THIS is some good news of great joy!

  19. What wonderful news! I'm so happy for all of you, now kick back relax AT HOME!!! take care of yourself and those docs will figure it all out... I'm so glad you were able to make it home for your sons birthday, God is good! Happy belated birthday to you! ~ Theresa

  20. So relieved to hear that you are home from the hospital and that you do not have cancer. Hopefully your recent tests will help the doctors formulate a treatment that will get you all fixed up very, very soon.

    Enjoy your cranberry spritzer and have a wonderful Christmas!

    - Teresa

  21. NO cancer YIPPEEEE!

    You hang in there honey~ they'll figure it all out. You've got all your blogger friends out here praying up a storm for you. God is good.


    (who goes for a spinal injection tomorrow in the hopes she doesn't need back surgery LOL).

  22. Oh Angelique,

    Didn't I tell you it's "The season of Miracles"? I am so happy to hear that you do not have cancer. You take care and enjoy the holidays. Hopefully, it won't be long until all your problems are solved!! That picture of your birthday cake was a hoot! Take care.

  23. Oh, I almost cried and I barely know you. THANK YOU GOD!!!!! It's NOT cancer! Vasculitis--not great, but I'm pretty sure steroids will work wonders! I'll keep praying for you.

  24. I'm hopping over from the pajama party at Talking Trash. Wishing you all the best and praying you continue to do and be well. Peace and blessings this holiday season. :) Tammy

  25. Welcome home!
    I'm so glad you got good news, even though it was not delivered the best way!

  26. This is amazing, marvelous news - NO CANCER!!!!! All of our prayers answered! I'm so glad you are back - take care of you and I'm keeping you in my prayers.

  27. God is faithful...always. So happy to hear the good new. I am new to your blog and enjoying it. Have a very Merry Christmas..

  28. praising the Lord you don't have cancer! Sucks you have to go through all this though. Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  29. PRAISE THE LORD!!!! I am not sure you even remember we spoke on the phone, you were kinda out of it, but when you said it was NOT cancer I was so happy! When I got off the phone I just cried and praised God! He is faithful!

    Love ya!

  30. I'm so glad it is NOT CANCER. Where is Dr House when you need him????

    Hope they get you all ship shape and ready to sail in the junking trail.


  31. Dear Angelique~
    What wonderful News~~~NO CANCER!!! Praise God!
    What an ordeal you (and your sweet family) have been through...bless your hearts!
    I hope you do find a gorgeous cane, too:)!

    Christmas Blessings to you and your family.

  32. So happy to hear that you got such wonderful news! Thank the LORD!

  33. Just checking in on your blog--so glad to hear your good news. Hope you and yours had a merry Christmas!


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