Archive for December, 2012

Loving my presents!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Making my cookie!

Monday, December 31st, 2012


Monday, December 31st, 2012

My hand cookie!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

This is fun!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Cookie making time!

Monday, December 31st, 2012


Monday, December 31st, 2012

Christmas has already come and gone.. Where did 2012 go?? Most of my 2012 was spent in the hospital and being sick with UTI’s but I am only looking forward now, there usually is never any need to look back at the past. I just know 2013 is going to be a banner year for me!!!

My month spent with Maria Jose has been great. I really like her. She fits in so well with our family. She is funny and nice and a great therapist. I have been so blessed by every therapist that has come into my life. For some reason though the marker is nine months! My dad says I chew them up and spit them out! Ha ! Well when you accept the job of the therapist you are not only a therapist but food giver, respiratory therapist, massage tummy therapist, baby sitter and well much more. I am who I am, and I come with alot of challenges and it takes a very strong person to accept the position of therapist as everyday is not going to be pura vida! Being with me will make you stronger, open your eyes to so many things and you will learn from me. I as well am a great teacher! Any person that works with me will leave very well prepared for their next endeavor! We sure hope Maria makes it pass the nine month mark!!! Be the first Maria Jose go for the year!!!!!!!!

Christams, was awesome. ON Christmas eve day mom and me were hanging out cooking together and dad was working. ON this day I muscled up all my might when my mom was talking on the phone and I began to make sounds to her. Sounds I had never made before! I was telling her,, helloooooooooooo mom off the phone and on to me! She hung up the phone as she heard me trying and trying. She turned around and looked at me and said Malia what are you trying to say to me??? What are you telling me? YOu know what I told her??? I said mom Merry Christmas, I love you ! She knew it!!! She was so happy she had tears running down her face, she knew I was speaking to her and it was the best gift she had ever received. I was pretty happy too with all the muster and might I put forth to make my own special words to her….. It made her day and made mine.

We had a great family Christams together. Wonderful friends, food and fun….. Now it is the end of the year and I am looking forward to the next one…
Happy New Year to everyone,
Mucho amor

November flies by!

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Since being home from the hospital I have been doing really well. Irene is with us until the 1st of December and since we did not spend a ton of time together here at home I wanted to really impress her with how well I can work out when I am feeling good. My last three weeks working out with her flew by. I worked harder than ever and Irene was very impressed with me. I am going to miss her terribly. We have become such awesome friends and she is so kind to me. It has been wonderful getting to know her this year and her family. We all feel so blessed to have them in our lives. We know we will stay in touch with them and continue to be friends forever. So that is a good thing. I am looking forward to working out with Maria Jose, who will be arriving on the 2nd of December.

We had a great Thanksgiving and we have oh so many things to be thankful for… I could begin the list of thanking but then I might not ever stop as I have so many friends and family to thank and most importantly I have my health right now and I am ever so grateful for my health.. It has been so wonderful being home and enjoying where we live. We even managed to go to the beach on Sunday and listen to the sound of the waves…. Nothing quite like it.
Love Malia

Unexpected trip to CIMA

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

November 5th 2012

It was great to be home but it was not for long. I began to slowly recuperate from having such terrible reflux while in Texas but one night my parents discovered that is could very possibly be that I could have a tear or as the doctors say a miscommunication from my rectum to my vagina. Once my parents spoke and explained what they had seen with their eyes she suggested that right away we go to CIMA and that I have a vaginoscopy. In order to do this exam I would need to be put under anesthesia. My parents never like to have to put me under but it was necessary and even though it was disturbing to think that this tear might be there it was somewhat of a relief to think we might have found the answer to my problems regarding urinary tract infections.

We left on a Sunday and we had scheduled Monday morning at 11am the exam which would take approximately one hour. It was quite different checking into CIMA this time as there was no rush we arrived late Sunday afternoon went up to the room and mom and dad read to me and played me music until I fell asleep.

The next morning Rebecca came in and gave me respiratory therapy before my surgery just to make sure all the phelgm was out of my lungs before going under. My parents were with up until the anesthesiologist gave me the drug to put me to sleep. I got the hiccups right away as if I had been drinking too much! My parents were strong and when they took me I was just beginning to fall asleep.

After an hour passed the doctor came to get my parents. Only one parent could be in recovery so mom went in to check on me and speak with the doctor. The doctor said everything went fine and that he could not find anything wrong with me. He said he tried and explored every avenue possible but that he found everything to be intact. My parents were somewhat relieved but also disappointed as we all thought this would be the answer to the infections. Instead the doctor said all was fine down there and that I would not need any further surgery. On one hand that was great news as the surgery for this tear is not a easy one. I came out from my drugged state a bit cranky and I was also very sore. I did not sleep that great that night as I was uncomfortable but mom got me a pain killer so that I could finally get some rest. Tuesday evening I was allowed to go home and we went and stayed the night with Krystal and on Wednesday we drove home.
Hopefully I will be able to stay home for a while.
Love Malia

Home at last!

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

October 29th 2012

We left El Bolero and headed home with all out luggage! We had a good trip to the ferry and was home by 4pm. I did really well on the way home and slept most of the way. It was so great to pull in our driveway. Our dogs Selva and Indio were ecstatic to see us! It was so great to see Luisa and Bismark. I missed everyone now I am ready to be home and relax for a little bit! That trip was a doozy!!

Love Malia