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5 posts from October 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Chicken Pox

Matthew woke up yesterday covered in red dots.  I took him to the pediatrician and to our surprise he has Chicken Pox.  We are really shocked about this because he was immunized against the disease.  We have him quarantined in the house until he shows signs of improving.  Poor baby.  I'm covering him in Calamine lotion, giving him ...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Back pain is a pain in the back

BackPain1cropped I've had back problems most of my life and they aren't getting any better.  When I was 15 I was told that I had idiopathic scoliosis and a mild curvature of the spine.  As I got older and had babies, my back got far worse 45 degrees to the right in the thoracic region and 33 to the left in the lumbar region.  I couldn't breathe when I was in a lying position, my back hurt, I felt as though I couldn't function like normal, healthy people. So, when I was 23 years old, I had surgery to correct the curve with herrington rod instrumentation.  It was a horrible experience for me, especially with 2 young babies to care for, but I managed to get through it with the support of my family. 

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

William Tell Mom

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This video was too funny not to post.  I say pretty much everything in the video - well, almost. 

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Going to the Orthodontist

By Sarah Vaughn

Orthodontist Yesterday I had to go to the orthodontist and get my braces tightened and my colors changed - the usual - but I also had to get my expander out of my mouth. I was scared that it would hurt. My brother's friend Alex said it would hurt and they would rip it out of my mouth quick and fast. So I was even more scared...

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Weather

Our current weather in Charlotte, North Carolina