Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Okay...Here I Go...

I think I can blog without cussing, whining, crying, or complaining so here I go. Since it’s been a hot minute I feel a bullet list coming on to get you caught up. Bear with me here, folks…

* Arissa is changing schools. Some crap about class sizes and she caught the boot-line from the school she’s attended since kindergarten and was transferred to her ‘home’ school in her last year of elementary school. As you can imagine, this little tidbit of information went over like a lead balloon. She is warming up to the idea though and is, dare I say, possibly excited. Super crappy side to all of this…the new school is on a 45/15 schedule which means she starts back July 15th. I keep telling her she’ll LOVE it when everyone else is in school and she’s on break.
*Isaiah is still trucking along wasting his summer away eating us out of house and home; trying his hand at cooking; texting people that are right beside him; and trying not to break his braces. He has already had to have an unscheduled ortho visit to have his wire put back in (don’t even ask) and he goes back tomorrow for Lord only knows what. I am curious to see what color he chooses. I made the mistake of telling him I didn’t care..
*Steven is still plugging away at midnights and hating every minute of it. We are attending his 20 year high school reunion this weekend.
*Me, well, I’m here. I am still working full time. I go to the gym as often as I can, usually twice a week; sometimes three. I am struggling with migraines in a major way and have made some visits to the ER and the hospital for scans and had my meds changed but I’m not seeing much of a change. I see my neuro in a month and this is something that we will certainly have to address. I have also started having GI issues. The jury is still out on whether it’s GI or GYN but I am seeing a GI and we are treating it as such since the only way to know if it is GYN is another surgery and well, I just can’t go there. Honestly, my gut says it’s GYN but I’ll play the game as long as I can to stay out of the OR. On top of everything else (I mean, is that NOT enough?) I have a plantar’s wart on the bottom of my foot that I had decided to ignore until I consulted with Dr Google and saw just how ugly it can get so now I have an appointment with a derm. to have it cut out. I swear, I have more specialists than a 90 year old woman. I have good days and I have bad days..if I had to give a ratio I would guess 50/50. I probably shouldn’t complain about that. I get really tired really easily and I don’t eat much. My GI said I don’t eat much cause there isn’t room b/c my guts aren’t working right either b/c of his reasons or b/c of the GYN scars. Basically, I want answers. I mean, I don’t WANT a brain tumor but a REASON for my migraines would be damn nice. I don’t WANT colon polyps but a REASON for my crippling pain would be damn nice. Hopefully that makes sense to somebody out there. When you are miserable, ‘normal’ from a test is like the kiss of death.

Well, I said I ‘think’, I didn’t say I ‘promise’…
I tried…
Oh…comments are appreciated. I get phone calls and emails wanting updates but no one ever comments on this darn thing…makes me feel like I’m talking to myself. Hello? Hello? Anyone out there?
I can't decide about the new layout..cute or Brady Bunch?

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I comment but sometimes it tells me no. I read everything you write and listen to everything you have to say. dad

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you for updating! You are not talking to yourself I check your blog more than you realize and I am sure I am not alone!! I really like the new layout very cheery and upbeat! I enjoyed swim aerobics. Melissa

Anonymous said...

Daddy is talking me through how to do this. I never knew how to do it or took the time to learn before. I check your blog every time I get on the computer. I am very interested in what you have to say. Some times that is the only way I know what is going on with you. Mom

Naomi said...

Hey, I read your blog! And I praying for you lots... you are such an inspiration - I know that I am not one of those "sweet" people that throws compliments around left and right, but I do want you to know that you are one of my favorite people and that you have changed the way I live because of your strength and (mostly) positive attitude!

Anonymous said...

Hey...at least you listen when people ask for an update. I just claim busy-ness and go on. You know if you need anything, I got your back...

Kathy