06 November, 2006

Happy Blog Birthday to Me

The Booksncoffeehaus turned two this past weekend, and begins its third year of "production." It has been a nice way to simplify my writing in multiple places, being able to post my opinions, thoughts, ideas, photos, experiences, with family and friends all in one place. There is so much more that I'd like to write about these days. I am pretty opinionated, I just haven't had a lot of free time to formulate my arguments as well as I'd like in the past year. Being "Mom" and "Wifey" holds the higher place in line, and therefore, many of my thoughts go unposted or unpublished for now.

I just found out yesterday that my sister's daughter, a young mom to twins, has been diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse, which is hereditary. That's a new wrinkle in life that I'll need to look into, because it may have come through my Mom or Dad's side of the family. It could explain many of the little nagging health symptoms several of us in the family have struggled with at various times over the last decade or two, such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (yes, I have had bloodwork and gotten an official diagnosis, not a self-diagnosis!), heart "flutters," good-to-lowish blood pressure, spells of low energy or dizziness, slight scoliosis, headaches, all which I think can contribute to a frustrating general clutziness that I experience sometimes...along with other symptoms.

Life is interesting.



Carol G said...

Hi Javamom,

Glad to see ya at my blog.

Sorry I haven't been by in awhile. Happy blog b-day to you. I love your posts about about your "Mammaw". I love that you take the time to write creatively and from the heart. That is very neat that you sang with your siblings and nieces and nephews.

Do you teach your kids Spanish as a part of their regular daily curriculum? Did you do this when they were little? If so, do you have any advice for someone who wants to teach their kids Spanish? Curriculum or other methods to suggest?

Talk to ya later.

Donna-Jean said...

I have MVP, JavaMom, it was diagnosed when I was in my mid-twenties (OK - a LONG time ago :-) . At times in my life it was a real nuisance and somewhat lifestyle-threatening (note: NOT life-threatening), then other times (like now) I never even think about it.

One book I read years ago that was very, very helpful was Lyn Frederickson's "Confronting Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome." It reassured me, during a difficult time health-wise, that I would be just fine. :-)

One other thing - many dentists request you have some antibiotics during exams if you have MVP (it was requested that I have it during childbirth, too).

But as I said, I never even think about it anymore, it so rarely affects me. "Let not your heart be troubled." :-)

Javamom said...

Thanks Donna-Jean. That is helpful, and is pretty much what I had gotten from a little research, and what I'd hoped to hear!

Carol, I'll stop by and answer your Spanish questions, soon! Our semester is almost over (Thanks to the Lord!). It has been busier than last year.