Friday, November 18, 2011


Happy Friday everyone! It has been a very busy week for me. I am still working out every other day and it is going good, stronger every day. I fell about 3 weeks ago and my shoulder was still hurting so I went to the doctor and I have a torn tendon so just another set back. I have anti inflammatory pills and pain pills. I also have to go through some more Physical therapy. I just want to be back to the strength I was before all of the complications. It took such a short time to lose all of my abilities and so so long to get them all back. 

One of the happiest things that happened right before my surgery is that my brother Jon got married to Judy. It was so beautiful and special. They got married on Dec.31st with just the family and it was quite the way to begin a new year, with 3 new members to our Loretz family. Here are some pictures.
Before the ceremony: Four separate sands/colors standing apart: 

 All four becoming one
 After the ceremony all the sand/colors together in one beautiful unit.
Jone and his "new" sons Ian and Ivan.
Oh yes such a special day!!
That is it for today, Love you all and be blessed!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I am back!!

Well here I am, I have been away so long and so much has happened. I thought this would be a good time to start back here because it is November and I have so much to be thankful for.

I went into the hospital on Jan. 26th to have a hernia surgery. I was suppose to be in there for about a week, then have some recovery time at home and go back to work about 6 weeks after that...well God had other plans.
I ended up with major complications, a number of different infections, a huge open abdominal  wound and a very long hospital stay. I was in the hospital for seven months. I went through just about everything a person could go through, from a coma, intensive care for 4 months, losing my ability to walk or hardly move, to kidney failure, a number of surgeries to a lot of physical and occupational therapy to finally home in August.
It was a very difficult time for me and for my family. They thought I was going to die but again God had other plans. I did a lot of hard work and now I am trying to be open to what God's plans are for me. I lost my job but physically I am much better. I have learned that there are so many small things I used to worry about and also learned how blessed I am. I am ever so thankful for God getting me through those 7 months, through the pain, the heartaches, the work and the fear. I was never alone. I am also thankful for the wonder family I have. They were all so supportive of me, so loving, so caring and so strong when I couldn't be. I am also thankful for the doctors and especially the nurses that kept me going and gave me such good care. It takes a very special person to be a nurse and I had the best! So anyway most of 2011 was not the best for me but with God's help the rest of it and beyond I am going to LIVE FULLY.