November 18, 2008

A Message from Auntie Mare

Hi everyone,

Tonight I have a message from Hubby's Aunt Marilyn. Auntie Mare is a wonderful woman. We all love her very much and fight over who she will stay with when she visits from California. She is very funny and can make hubby laugh until he cries. And that is very funny to me!

I received an email from Auntie Mare today and I would like to share it with you. Today is Pulmonary Hypertension Blog Day. So, take it away, Auntie Mare!

"Today is PH Blog Day so here I go. I was diagnosed in 1997 with Pulmonary Hypertension, a rare, incurable disease that causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary artery between the heart and lungs and can lead to heart failure. I've been on several therapies including IV infusion 24/7 for six years; now I am on an experimental drug, some pills that I take twice a day. I have come a long way and I feel better now than before I got sick. Twenty years ago, the only treatment was a heart-lung transplant. Thank God for modern medicine and possibly a cure in the future using stem cells from the patients own bone marrow. Everybody enjoy the holidays. Peace Out."

Auntie Mare can now drive up to visit. Before the pills, she flew up and was attached to her IV making traveling difficult. Now she can even swim in her own swimming pool! Woohoo! We are very thankful for the advances in medicine. We still have our favorite Aunt around and that makes life wonderful.

Today's Etsy store is BeSem Natural Scents. This shop has hand made candles and soaps in yummy fragrances. I would like the Pink Grapefruit and Orange Blossom scents. There is a great deal of sample soaps, six bars for $9.00.

So, two silly items...Ollie has been sitting on my lap since I started this blog post. And his tummy has been talking away the whole time! Seriously! It sounds like he swallowed a kitten! While this is amusing in a gross kind of way, I am not looking forward to his pending explosion! Secondly, Roxy's mom is copying me!! Or I guess I am copying her. Two nights in a row we have cooked the same basic dinner. I am wearing my aluminum foil hat tonight to prevent brain waves entering my head and swaying my cooking. ;o)

Have a good evening! I will let you know about my dinner tomorrow!


  1. hi puglette
    what a great post. i am so glad your auntie mare is feeling so good.

  2. We will let you know about tomorrow night tomorrow. ha ha
    We are glad modern medicine is helping your Aunt Mare.


  3. Medicine is incredible, isn't it? We wish that they could cure EVERYTHING. Maybe one day ... in the meantime, we are so happy when someone gets a better life because of doctors and drugs and medical innovations.

  4. I forwarded Auntie M's to two of our cousins. It is something to celebrate. Glad to be able to respond to your blogs. Started my garage sale today. Proceeds will go toward my dog's medical bills.
    Love, Geri

  5. Your auntie sounds great! I'm so glad she's found medicine that help her function better. And That candle looks great.. I love pink grapefruit! (As long as I don't have to eat the real thing.. LOL)


  6. BOL! Glad your Autie Mare is getting the help she needs!
    Hugs & Snugs
    Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

  7. I am so happy for Auntie Mare! Modern medicine truly is amazing. It must be a wonderful feeling to watch someone you love re-gain her independence!

    Hope Ollie's tummy settles down. Maybe whatever your top-secret dinner is will help settle it. :)

  8. Hi! I am happy about your aunt feeling better! Many of my relatives (aunts, uncles and cousins) are cancer survivors and I am always thankful for that being a possibility now with modern medicine (and a little faith).
    Can you believe I had been looking for soap bars for a while? (found it once at B&BW) I like them in colors, matching my decorations in the bathroom and the kitchen. Thank you for the info!

  9. Yay for your Auntie Marie. We hope she continues to feel better and better over time. It is important that Aunties stay healthy as possible so they can spoil little Puglettes. Howie wonders if he wears an aluminum foil hat, would that prevent Annie from bossing him so much?
    love and hugs from Texas!

  10. Love the profile photo of the doggies...I love it when I can see the scrunched up puggie face in profile...! So cute!!!

    AND so glad to hear about your Aunt!! :)

  11. Hi Puglette!
    I am happy to hear that your Auntie Mare is doing well too - she sounds like a wonderful woman!
    Love Clover xo

  12. P.S. your comment verification box is giving me a message: rearfat
    I am insulted!!

  13. Ha ha. Mom saw that you had pork chops for dinner. We are having leftover chicken legs.



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