Monday, October 29, 2007

not Odd, it's God

I've been in denial. I refused to think it was so. No longer can I deny it. My mono is back.

I've had the notion about a week now. It was confirmed at a doctors appointment today. It would seem that it is not meant for me to work full-time. I was told to go home for at least a week but that isn't really feasible (mentally or financially). So I am making up my own schedule day by day. As I said before, working for friends affords me that luxury and it is clear now why I decided to work there.

Steven was approached by his senior supervisor today about a job change. When we talked about it this morning we decided not to take the position as the hours wouldn't be beneficial to our family for the financial difference it would make. Then I went to the doctor and more details about the job were made clear and we've decided to take the position. He begins his new position and hours this Sunday at midnight.

Steven and I both thought the way everything was lining up for us wasn't odd, but God and so while we are bummed, we are at peace. I guess that is all we can ask for.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

I owe, I owe.........

So off to work I went. Sucks but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. I am very lucky to be working for my bestest friends, Todd and Sara. I have major flexibility so if I'm sick then the Earth doesn't quit spinning and life will go on. Case in point...Monday. I was supposed to be there at 9am. At 8am Steven called Todd from the ER to let him know that I wouldn't be making an appearance. I was hooked up to IV's and sick as a dog. Tuesday I was a bit better; Wednesday more of the same. I finally made it to work Thursday and Friday. To be honest, it feels pretty good to be a productive member of society again. I am sleepy beyond words. It is going to take some time to get used to getting up before Ellen comes on!

The kids were on Fall Break this week. They did nothing but pimp their profiles on MySpace and bug the crap out of me about their pages. Thankfully, they go back to school on Monday.
Isaiah got his report card and it was GREAT! Mostly A's and B's with a C sprinkled in for good measure. I am proud of him....I didn't even have to beat him to get those grades (kidding). School continues to go really well for him. Arissa is plugging right along, crying all over her papers. She is a bit dramatic and anal about her work and when things don't turn out the way she thinks they should she throws a fit. I have no idea who she gets that from.....

Well I need to scoot. Halloween is Wednesday and my kids are going to have to go as Isaiah and Arissa if I don't take them shopping for costumes.

Big Papi's Fan,
Anne

Sunday, October 14, 2007

The week in review

In case you were wondering, my voiding systems are a-okay. Without going into too much detail, I'll just say that while things aren't normal they are headed in that direction. I would now like to end all talk of me and my bowels as I attempt to regain some amount of modesty.

The week started off with my post op visit to Dr. Vick. Gee, it seems like I just saw him last week! I will probably go down in GYN history for number of times to see your doc in a 6 week period. He was thrilled to see me looking and feeling much better. His office staff was also excited for me. Apparently I was the talk of the office b/c everyone knew of my issues. Everything checked out a-ok surgically. I am still far from 100% and it will take time but I am finally headed in that direction.

While I was happy to see Dr Vick and crew, I was NOT HAPPY with what his evil scale told me. I thought it was surely a mistake and weighed at home. Damn thing must be broken so I weighed at the gym tonight. Theirs had a troll standing on it with me b/c it told me the same number the other 2 scales told me. It was time to face the facts.....laying/sitting around the house with the only activities being hospital visits and coloring have packed on the pounds. Even my fat jeans don't fit. So I am back at the gym and watching what goes in my mouth. I joined the gym to gain weight....now I am going to lose weight. Classic case of one being impossible to please, I suppose.

Aunt Heather came for her bi-monthly visit. We managed to kick Steven to the sofa for 3 nights and had girl time. In typical Anne/Heather fashion we stayed up late, slept in late, took forever getting motivated and shopped. What a life we lead! We found us a super cool store that will be getting lots of our husbands money. I bought nothing....see above paragraph.....but was great at telling Heather what she should and shouldn't buy.

This week doesn't appear to be exciting but I am sure that will change..

Thanks for checking in--
Anna Fo Fanna

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Can you hear the angels singing??

I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Finally, some relief!

Ok, Mom, I went.....now where is my pink bow?!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Oops, I DIDN'T do it again...

So I was readmitted to St Marys last Wed (26th) for the very same problem I spoke of in the prior post. This time I got to stay for a whole week! Whoopee! I was discharged yesterday afternoon. Nothing much to say except things aren't any better but we are certain there isn't any obstruction or adhesion's. The thought process seems to be that I have a lazy colon and a slow to empty belly as a result of the surgery sleepy meds. The hope is that as I recover from my surgery my parts will wake up. Don't ask what happens if things don't self-correct b/c I don't have an answer. I prefer to think positive. For those of you eagerly awaiting entertaining photos of my misery--you are out of luck. Heather, my personal photog in all of this, was busy taking care of her own family. Trust me, you aren't missing anything. If you want to know what I looked like please scroll to previous entry and add an IV then you'll get the picture.

I did learn just a few things this visit that I will now share with you--

10) LifeStar is loud and stinks. LifeStar is the UT helicopter but I think it was lost b/c I watched it land at least 3 times.
9) When a medicine 'burns' going in your veins...it is actually burning your veins. Phengran burned up the inside of my arm. I had them take my IV out and put it in the other arm. The damaged arm is still sore to touch but the swelling has decreased. Stick to the pill, much easier!
8) The process of labor to delivery to discharge is significantly faster than having a BM.
7) Hospital food sucks no matter how much salt and pepper you use.
6) The transport fellows that come to take you for tests do not obey any speed limits nor do they give a hoot about how your bottom is feeling as they fly over bumps. They do however, always wish you good luck and to be better soon. (and one guy remembered me from my last visit; I must have made quite the impression).
5) Child birth does not erase all modesty. The tiny bit you have left will leave upon being admitted for bowel issues (use your imagination).
4) People do in fact still have natural childbirth (that I was fortunate enough to hear from the room next to me).
3) Mother-in-laws are gifts from God
2) Mommy's are still your rock, even when you become a mommy yourself
1) Daddy's are heroes that take time off work to wait for a doctor, walk the halls with you, don't wake you up when you doze off mid-visit, and most importantly-stick up for their kid when they don't think she is being treated right.

I'm off to drink more Miralax--
Anne