Dec 20, 2008

Changes

Well, since my bout with the ulcer, I have felt substantially better. The anti-biotics also had the side effect of queasiness and vomiting, but I am through with them, though I still feel a little nauseated in the morning usually. But overall things are MUCH better. I haven't gained back any of the weight, but I don't recommend that method to anyone.

We are mostly prepared for Christmas, and have most everything wrapped and under the tree now. Keeping Landon away from them for 2 weeks, then trying to tell him its ok to rip the paper on a certain day I am sure will be confusing, but, that's how it goes.
2 more weeks till the boy goes to Nursery and Diana and I can pay attention in Church again! I am sure he will love it.

On the 18th of this month, my Grandpa Sagers died. He had been in a convalescent home for almost 4 years, and it is for the best (for him) but of course everyone who knew him misses him. His obituary from the Tooele Transcript Bulletin is below:

Willard Harris Sagers, church and civic leader in Tooele County passed away peacefully in Salt Lake City on December 17, 2008,at the age of 90. He was born in Lincoln, (Pine Canyon) Utah to Willard and Mabel Harris Sagers on September 22, 1918. He grew up in St. John, Utah where he attended school through 8th grade then graduated from Tooele High School. He attended LDS Business College and the University of Utah where he met his sweetheart, Geraldine Brown, from St. Johns,
Arizona. They were married on June 26, 1944 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Willard was a farmer and a rancher and retired from working at Dugway Proving Grounds. He was a highly skilled self-taught mechanic, worked for several car dealerships and ran an accounting business. He also served as County Clerk for Tooele County. He served in several agricultural associations. He was an active member of the LDS Church and served as Bishop of the Tooele 8th Ward, as a Seventy and on the High Council for the LDS church. He and Geraldine served as Stake Missionaries in Tooele and also served a full time mission in the Johannesburg, South Africa Mission.

He is survived by his wife, Geraldine, sons and daughters: Carolyn, daughter-in-law Deborah (Phil) Smart (widow of the late Ken Sagers), Larry (Diane), Joel (Ann), Norene (Wayne) Southwick, Kathryn (Michael) Faudree, Deana (Lyle) Hillier. He is also survived by 34 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Grace, and a brother, Gerald. His son Kenneth, daughter-in-law, Robin, and grand-daughter, Melynn also preceded him in death.

The family would like to thank the staff at Willow Wood Care Center for their kindness and care.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22, at the Valley View LDS Stake Center, 332 E. 1000 North in Tooele, Utah. A viewing will be held in Tooele at the Tate Mortuary at 110 S. Main St. on Sunday, Dec. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. and a second viewing at the Valley View Stake Center from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. prior to the funeral.

Dec 7, 2008

Ulcer - Or, you know your getting old when you start getting diseases your grandparents had...


I have an ulcer. Apparently a rather nasty one. I was feeling stuffy and congested around Thanksgiving, and thought blech, the flu, just what I need. So after a few hour trip to Tooele for Thanksgiving, we went home instead of staying overnight. Friday I started to feel worse and Saturday was even worse. By Sunday, I had started throwing up on 30 minute intervals. By Wednesday, I hadn't eaten/drank anything that I had kept down more than an hour, so Diana took me to the doctor. I had lost 20 lbs in 4 days. He did some blood tests and sent me to the hospital for 2 liters of saline solution since I was so dehydrated. The 1st bag of solution had some anti-nausea medication in it, so that helped some, but I still couldn't eat more than about 1/2 a fistfull size of anything. The doctor's office called on Thursday to have me come back in on Friday for the results. I have an ulcer in my stomach. Apparantly it is caused by a very resistant strain of bacteria, and worsened by stress and diet. So, he put me on 2 different anti-biotics as well as a medicine that prevents acid buildup in my stomach, and from the 2nd dose on, I have felt MUCH better. I still am a little weak and need to lay down every so often, but I am SO glad that it has been treated. Thank you to all who kept me in your thoughts and prayers.

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