I’m BACK!!!


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I haven’t been on in a while.  To make a long story short.  I have had a lot of fibro pain and fatigue to the point of having in bed days.  Our middle son, who is 21, got both hands burned at work when a torch exploded.  It was a large fireball that singed his hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, nose hairs, BUT God spared his face.  The only thing burned was his hands.  I have never been around anyone that had been burned and it was horrible.  Even with pain pills he was in so much pain.  We had to put creams on and wrap his hands multiple times each day.  The entire family pitched in to help feed him, doctor his hands, give him drinks, and even give him sponge baths out of the kitchen sink.  It totally broke my heart.  The good thing is we have one of the best burn hospitals within 30 minutes of our home and he had a wonderful doctor.  We took him for treatment weekly and he was burned so bad that he had to have a skin graft to one hand and it is doing wonderful.  He is back to work, pain-free, and they say he will have a complete recovery.  Praise God!  I am glad to be back with my friends and look forward to hearing from you and reading your posts.

On another note – our weather has been crazy lately with numerous storms, weather fronts, etc.  Yesterday it was 80 degrees and then last night it got down to 30 degrees.  Talk about crazy!  No wonder I have been hurting so much.  Yesterday I picked some asparagus, admired my flowers coming up, saw zillions of blooms on my strawberries, and noticed the peach tree was full of blooms.  Today my peach tree has ice on the limbs and it looks sad with it limbs under the stress of the rain that froze on it.  Last night we put trash bags around my patio banana, lemon, lime, and orange trees.  We put buckets, tubs, pails, anything we could find to cover as much as we could to try to save it from the cold air.  The ground is wet and it is supposed to be 28 degrees tonight and then after that I think it will go back to our normal April weather.  It is so weird to get a winter storm in April here in Oklahoma.

Blessings to you!

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9 Comments on “I’m BACK!!!”

  1. shazzagirl70 Says:

    Oh my goodness that’s terrible what your poor son has been through but such a blessing that he is pain free. It sounds like the whole family pulled up all stops for him which is great. Good to see you back again

  2. Anna Popescu Says:

    Ginger, sorry you’ve been going through so much but glad you’re back. I absolutely understand having to pull back at times for health reasons. You and I are fibro sisters, although I don’t think that’s really something to celebrate, know what I mean?

    I’m thankful that your son has recovered so well from those burns.

    Blessings to you and yours!
    ~Anna

    • Ginger Ray Says:

      Thanks Anna for your encouraging words. Yes, not really a celebration but it really brings us closer since we understand what each other goes through. Blessings!

  3. beverley Says:

    i think you need to be very grateful that you do not live in the UK it is 5 degrees and raining and that is supposed to be warmer. Over the weekend it is going to rise to 8 degrees but then it going to rain too. Hope your son continues to recover and you manage to get back on your feet too. Take it easy.

  4. Trisha Says:

    My hands started hurting with sympathy just reading about what your son went through! Ouch! I’m so glad to hear you are both doing better.


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