Where's MaryI know it has been quite a while since I’ve written any new blog posts and I just wanted to let you know what happened to me. 

My mother had a stroke back in August, you can read about that, if you want, here.  Well just about 2 weeks before Christmas, she got really sick and hospice was called in.  We lost her on the 22nd of December. 

My oldest granddaughter, Courtney, came for a week the week between Christmas and the weekend after New Years.  We had great fun, the two younger granddaughters were staying with me also and it just so happened that the day after Christmas, we got 14 inches of snow.

Needless to say the sleds got put to a lot of use that week, and there was much hot chocolate drinking.

Around the middle, towards the end of January, I started having twinges of pain in my back.  I put heating pad on my back everynight after work and it would  feel better in the morning, only to start all over again the next day. 

By Friday of the second week, the pain was so bad that I couldn’t even take a deep breath.  My hubby took me to the ER and they told me I had pleurisy.  Which is an inflammation of the lining of the lungs. 

If you’ve never had it, pray that you never get it.  I couldn’t breath, lie down in bed, sit down by myself, or get up out of the chair without my hubby’s assistance.  I had to sleep in the lazyboy chair sitting up for several nights.

Apparently, the sinus/chest virus that I had been fighting for two months, caused the pleurisy.  That virus continued straight through to the beginning of February. 

I’m still having some pain in my back and ribcage, but not nearly so badly as it was.

I will back to writing all about healthy gluten free food and what is new in the world of gluten free living.