Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Probably the longest post ever....

First off I am not a hermit I promise.

Just feeling NASTY.

I had been feeling pretty yuck, but was bound and determined I was going to my 10 yr reunion, ( yes, I will add pics later in this post) well was having some issues with swelling in my face especially.

Which only got worse after consuming a couple of "adult beverages".

Well on Monday I was feeling way way way bad, was way swollen and wanted to cut my joints off with a hacksaw.

So I was just trying to hold out until my appt on Wed., where it looks like my kidneys have been the major culprit all along. As I only have one that works that is a problem:P

So got get a few more tests to see what all is going on, not really pleased with the first one where my levels or all the nastiness where so high it couldn't even be read :P So we shall see! I'll keep you posted, mention this on facebook and I will hunt you down ;)

Anyway, in other news everything around here is breaking and it is driving me NUTS. It was the washer last week, then the dishwasher and now the air conditioner?? Serisously, you are 5 yrs old. So I am sitting her typing with no air, needless to say I am about to go run errands!

Please forgive the swollen face ;P

Alot of us that are in the group picture are also in the older group picture...can you match us up??

Friday, May 14, 2010


I had a mild freak out today when I was informed I may have to get my treatments, which I get at least every 21 days in the hospital again. Such the pain in the butt, and it cost so much more. They already cost anywhere from 10,000-12,000 a treatment(every 2-3 weeks)Depends on shortage etc.

I literally felt sick to my stomach.It is so much easier to have it done at home.Yes there are times when I am barfing or my joints are hurting that I wish I was in the hospital but it's rare.

Keeping my fingers crossed that my wonderful homehealth nurse can keep giving them.

I hate having to go in the hospital for things like that because it also brings me in contact with so many more germs and I stay so much sicker :(

All seems well now, praise god, lets hope it stays that way.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

And other blast from the past...

Me before I discovered hair straighteners. I was almost 17 in this pic...and I can remember thinking that was the "coolest" sweater ;)

I seriously can't believe I have been out of school 10 years!

And I am one of the older kids in the grade. I will be 29 this year, only one more year left in my twenties. When did that happen.

In some ways because of the health stuff it feels like I was in school 200 years ago, but I sure as heck don't feel a whole lot different than I did I 21,25,and the list goes on.


My reunion is Saturday, the bright side is my husband graduated 6 years before me, so he was been out 16 years! LOL

As you can tell I was just as weird then ;)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Another day, another doctor

I swear I am just going to move into a hospital. This time it wasn't actually for me, so that was a plus in some ways, but it was for Houston, big minus :(

He had been having allergies for the last day or so, just sneezing, basically hay fever, started back giving him his singular and all better.

Well yesterday afternoon he was itching his ear and it looked red, after playing outside.

Well I put hydrocortisone on it and gave him Ibpropuen and he went to bed. Well, I went to get the booger out of bed this morning and his ear was so swollen it looked fake. The inside part looked like thw world's biggest shrimp both in color and size and the rest just looked like wax.

So I took him in and after they all got over the sheer size of the fake looking ear, they decided,he had gotten bitten my something and had an allergic reaction, then it started to swell within the canal etc and now the skin and ear are infected, in literally less than 24 hours :(

So lots of fun, nasty tasting medicines for the little guy.

Only us, and of course I have NO IDEA what he was bitten by :P

Sunday, May 09, 2010

I am alive...just laying low

Just wanted the one or two people who may still read this thing, know that I am still ticking.

This time of year is just tough for me healthwise. So I can venture out and wear a Michael Jackson mask or stay home, so a lot of the time I stay home.

Sometimes, I just say forget about it and go out but often pay for it later.

Just gotta be careful this time of year because a lot goes around.

Breathing issues have been the issue of late as achy joints have been. Man, oh man, there is a reason I have went through like 4 heating pads in the last year. I <3 them!

Anyway, that was just my poor attempt at excusing myself ;)

Seriously, I need to make it a point to update this thing, daily or at least a couple of times a week.

But I mean how fasicinating could you find treatments and doctor's appointments?? Not very.

I just know that today, I am super grateful for a blessing I don't deserve...being a mother to a sweet boy.

I can remember being in the hospital after they had removed my heap of a tumor( otherwise know as Fred) and coming out of the fog they had had me in for about 5 days....and feeling so sick and holy crap this hurts....and what are all these tubes coming out of my body...and one of the first things I remember Jeremy saying was hopefully one of the next times you are in the hospital, it is to bring a baby home. And I can remember thinking, no way, as the doctors had already threatened me body harm if I got pregnant within the next 18 months...well wouldn't you know, I got pregnant with my little guy 6 weeks later, and then he was almost 6 weeks early so people seem to think Jeremy snuck into ICU, I promise he didn't ;P LOL

Being Houston's mother is such a blessing, and one I often feel I don't deserve. He is pretty great :)