Sunday, December 28, 2008
3 and 2??? That is three times in two days I have been dissapointed in the food industry. I recently have been eating fast food a little more than usual. I picked up some food from Mc D's Friday for lunch and I guess now they don't give you any ketchup unless you ask for it and this happened the next day as well. For dinner tonight I went to pick up Chinese food and they scimped on the Chicken for the Chicken Fried Rice I had ordered. I know that the economy is bad but give me a break you can't tell me that Mc D's can't still give you ketchup without asking. And that your chicken output can decrease by 25 to 50 percent. If your hurting that much for money raise your price but give the same portion.
419??? Thats the amount of movies that I have. For those who know me know I have alot of movies but this is alot more than I thought I had. Another couple of numbers I can throw out to ya is 54 movies a year the average I buy a year since I started. 100 the amount of T.V. shows that I have on DVD.
So to sum up. I miss my wife, I hate how the economy has affected Amarillo, (even though we are in the top 5 for the best economy's in the nation which will be discussed later), and I'm doing my part to stimulate the economy. Are you???
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Today was my last final!! I couldn't concentrate and didn't do nearly as well as I know I could have. I really need to learn to push everything away when I'm taking a test. My grades this semester are:
101 nursing skills
81 nursing theory
some are definite, others are calculated by me and may be off a lil.
Now that my semester is over I can look forward to my upcoming trip! oh you don't know? I am headed east for Christmas! This trip has definitely given me very mixed emotions. While I can't wait to spend Christmas with my family I am going to sorely miss my hubby. He's not able to take that much time off from work around Christmas. While I plan to talk, text, and write him everyday I will definitely have a few surprises up my sleeve for him. I can't wait for that part.
I will be in maryland from the 17th until the 31st. Kev and I are looking forward to new years! He isn't on call and we are spending the day together.
If anyone wants to get dinner or whatever while I'm in town just let me know!
Oh and I got a haircut yesterday. I only have a craptastic picture and so you will have to wait until I get a better picture or until you see it in person LoL.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
I got all of the results from my hypogammaglobulinemia mystery and I do NOT have it! Talk about exciting! Looks like allergy shots are in my future, right now though I'm trying to put it off a little bit (I know I know I'm healthy now so I'm trying to put it off, I'll feel differently when I'm sick) Basically what Dr. M (the second opinion) said that being sick all of those times wore down my immune system making it harder for me to get over it, and once I did my numbers went back up. Apparently Dr. S (the first guy) didn't do near enough tests. Luckily he was wrong and I don't have to $1000/month treatments!!
Kevin and I are looking forward to Thanksgiving. We are going to two dinners. His family is having Thanksgiving on Saturday so we were thinking about having our own little one but we were invited to our friends Chris and Tosha's family thanksgiving so we are going to head over there. It is the last big holiday we are going to be together for this year. I know... I know.. I have to be all going home for Christmas. I am really going to miss Kevin but I am soo excited about going home for my big family Christmas. It's going to be hectic so if anyone wants some time you better let me know lol.
Kevin and I went to the lake this past weekend, and while it is ENTIRELY too cold to go to the actual lake but to hang out at the lake house and relax is awesome. I did take some homework but you know, it was still a great time for us to just get out of the house and spend the weekend together. We took sam with us for the weekend and she was well to say the least... depressed like she missed Roxy or something it was kinda sad but she got lots of lovin' for it LoL.
I think that is enough for now. Time for some sleep!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Aranda: They were first on the list and sound issues aside Kev and I agree that they did an okay job and we did miss about half of their set due to some confusion with the timing of the concert but hey what can you do?
Tempered Cast: Probably my least favorite of the opening acts, they didn't really impress me much at all.
Puddle of Mudd: I really enjoyed this set, and screamed my head off singing to all of their songs. Well that is until they started playing cover songs... what? they have plenty of their own music to not have to play covers. They covered AC/DC and Nirvana. There was the walking off the stage to get everyone to yell them back on for their last two songs. I hate that ego boost thing, because I knew they weren't done they were just waiting for everyone to yell to bring them back. We are there, so just play it's what we came for lol. Then in their last song they interjected it with lyrics from summer lovin' and then called it grease lightning... uh... yeah... so anyways overall I liked their set but was less than impressed with the covers. They also changed the tune of their last song as everyone was leaving to the tune of a swing song. It wasn't band but definitely interesting.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
An update on my health is half here. My first two tests have come back with good numbers which means so far so good :) I am going on Thursday to have more blood drawn for the last test. If this one comes back that I made enough antibodies then I probably just need allergy shots. Since I've been waiting I have learned of two other people that this doctor has done this to. Told them they had this and when they investigated or told another doctor it was found that they in fact did have this, so I'm not the only one.
On Wednesday we are heading to a Puddle of Mudd/Saving Abel concert, we are excited. They did go and change the venue on us to a worse place because they were not selling enough tickets so who knows, but we are looking forward to it and are planning to have a good time.
Well I guess that's that. We are fairly boring and our biggest adventures lately are some new recipes lol. I am getting more and more into baking and cooking lately and am having a lot of fun with it.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
- Not enough tests were done.
- He could not say for sure either way and did not think ivig was a good idea until he could say for sure.
- Time for more testing.
What he did:
- Pnuemovax (vaccine for pneumonia), to see if I develop any antibodies within the next four weeks.
- Blood work to check my pneumonia antibodies currently, to check my tetnus antibodies and to take a look at my immunoglobin levels again.
- Return in 6 weeks to see the results.
That is all we know at this point. Sorry no answers but further investigation is needed and so we'll have to wait and see what happens I suppose. If I do have hypogammaglobulinemia I am going to switch doctors. I liked that he answered questions, explained things and laid it all out there for us. If not and I just need allergy shots I will still change doctors but use a local one.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
My second opinion is Thursday! ACK... Also the pharmacy did not have info for my IVIG and have just started work on that with my insurance company and possible cost. So we'll see how all of that goes, so wish me luck!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
<~~~ Totally how I feel lately!! :)
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I knew the answer could not be 1 since they wanted me to come in and talk to the doctor. Since Friday I've been thinking allergy shots for sure, considering the allergies that came back positive on friday. In case you haven't figured it out Gammaglobulin infusions are in my future. Apparently I have Hypogammaglobulinemia, which he thinks will lead to Common Variable Immunodefiency. Which is very overwhelming at the moment. It does explain a lot, more than I am willing to explain at this second.
http://www.immunedisease.com/US/patients/IDF/cvid.html <~~ More info here
The plan is to find out which pharmacy my insurance will pay to whip me up some gammaglobulins and visit my allergy doctor once a month for 30-45 minutes for an infusion. At this point I'm not sure how long I will have to do that. These should be starting in the next few weeks and we'll have to go from there to see if these globulins are working and doing their job.
So, how was your day?
Monday, September 15, 2008
We are watching the Cowboys/Eagles game at the moment. Our friend that is over is a "new" fan of the Eagles and everyone else here is about the cowboys, so as you can imagine it's been quite humorous here.
I might add the final score was 41 to 37 cowboys
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Okay so that was my rant for the moment! For now I am working on getting some rest since I was up late and then working on some other projects that I have due in the next couple of weeks.
In other news the fair is coming! We are celebrating Kev's birthday at the fair lol, it's a lot fun. We usually go once or twice and it's a lot of fun so def something exciting we are looking forward to at the end of the week!
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
I am going to see an allergist, I can't remember if I told you that already. They scheduled my appt during one of my classes though so I am in the process of rescheduling that. My doctor thinks that I need allergy testing... again! and probably allergy shots to curb all of these upper respiratory infections I've been getting. I have added some Vitamin C to help as well. I am thinking they are planning to do the tests that day because I am not allowed to taking ANYTHING for my allergies for a week.... ugh I hope I don't get sick!
I am glad that this week is going by much faster than last week! I thought last week would never end!
I guess it's time to hit the books, or I should say videos for nursing class
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
In case you didn't get it... I started school, well not so much school as "boot camp" for nursing school. Basically they tell you about a few things you'll be doing and give you a tour of the classrooms, practice labs, and testing areas. Our class is HUGE, the biggest ever for Amarillo College. There are over 100 students, and out of them I actually know one LoL.
Monday starts my full school schedule, I'm excited but nervous. I am only going to work at PAC on an "as needed" basis on days I agree upon, no more working every weekend and crazy hours. I will be working thurs and fridays at the surgery center, and class, or time for practice labs on the other days.
Really for now though I am hoping I feel better by then! Who wants to start school with a sinus infection? OOhh OOhh not me! Speaking of I am thinking they are going to send me to an ENT because this is my third one since the middle of June...
Friday, August 15, 2008
Our trip home was interesting, we arrived super early as always when I am paranoid about not having directions to the rental car return (which turned out to be super easy, I got lost last time), traffic and other unexpected problems. So we checked in our luggage and went to get some early dinner and wait for our flight. We board on time and are leaving, and all of a sudden we stop on the runway, and sit there. Apparently there were storms in our route and no planes could fly... so an hour and a half later we FINALLY took off. We worried about making our connecting flight... We landed in Dallas about 15 minutes before our connection was scheduled to take off. As luck would have it we were at the BACK of the plane and were almost the last people off. We were nearly running through the airport. As we approached our gate, it was dim, the ticket agent was gathering his things and walking away, luckily towards us. He asked if we were going to Amarillo and we are like YES! and so he calls them and lets us get on where we have to sit in the front row like when you are in trouble on the school bus.
While the guy was preparing a paper, and glancing over a tickets, I inquired if our luggage would make it. He said oh the luggage usually makes it way before the passengers. I was like okay, fairly confident that my luggage would arrive with me in Amarillo. We land in Amarillo an hour later and watch the luggage go round and round, none of them belonging to us... We kept waiting and waiting, finally overhead we hear "This is all of the luggage from the American flight, if yours is not here come to the office" UGH! We go stand in line behind two other people and have to give our information and they look up our luggage which I guess did NOT make it to the plane as fast as we (the passengers) did. Must be because the luggage can't run like we can! LoL Thursday they delivered the luggage to Kevin at his work. When I got off from my second job I was looking for the luggage and Kev says oh oops I forgot it... So I didn't have my stuff for another night, oh well. Everything (Kev, the luggage, and me) all made it back to Amarillo safely and back to work we went, both working sixteen hours our first day back.
PS: I am officially a Nursing student, paid tuition and all!
Friday, August 8, 2008
While you are working we will be soaking up the sun, and enjoying not working, which I might add we've done more than our share this summer and are totally enjoying just kicking back!
Friday, July 18, 2008
We also decided that we would cut back on our cable services (because really when your dvr stays almost full all the time then you don't have time to watch) and we are trying to work our way through all of our movies. Tonight's movies: Men in Black 2, Men of Honor, and if we are really adventurous Hide and Seek.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The verdict: 1. An inflammed esophagus, they took a biopsy to see exactly why (infection, recent vomiting, smoking, acid reflux). 2. A Hiatal Hernia which at the moment I have no clue how big it is, but if it is small it's manageable without surgery or anything else. Until we know more about that there isn't a whole lot to worry about. It could be what is making him sick though. If it is big enough and causing him all of those symptoms he would have to have laparoscopic surgery. We're hoping for the little one were takes this medicine to prevent the reflux and watch what you eat and you'll be okay :) 3. NO ULCERS *hurray*
For the night we are just relaxing and letting Kev rest up after his exciting date :)
Monday, July 7, 2008
Kev had his appt today with Dr. Ba (the GI doc). Well he basically said the same thing as Dr. Br about the ulcer, acid reflux and vomiting. He is going to do an Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, aka EGD (don't say you didn't learn anything today!!). Kevin is going to have this done on Wednesday morning so maybe we'll know more then. Or at his next appointment. I totally hate the waiting game... So I'm hoping for knowing more on Wednesday. We'll see from there.
To learn about an EGD check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
His appointment was at a time were I could not tag along and let me tell you I so wanted to!! I did tell Kev to make sure he told him everything that has been going on.
They are thinking that he has a small ulcer. They did some blood work in the office and sent him home with a test to be sure he doesn't have a bleed elsewhere. He is also going to see a Gastrointestinal doctor... Dr. Ba (I have no idea why all of our docs start with B). Monday is when Kev will meet Dr. Ba. which is good because the second time they meet they are going to get a lil closer haha. Kev has to have an EGD done to determine 1. an ulcer? 2. How big? 3. Bleeding? 4. What needs to be done?
In the meantime he gave Kev some medicine for heartburn thinking/hoping that will stop the vomiting, and help the ulcer. So for now we wait for the results of the labs and procedures.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
In our free time (wait, that should be moments) we are trying to finalize some plans for the east coast so expect some communication from us in the near future.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Things I learned today:
1. I'm not in shape at all
2. Maybe I should stop smoking
3. I really liked playing in today's tournament maybe I should play more often
Friday, June 20, 2008
S: PAC has a storm shelter for ALL the kids, Is it crazy that I worry about having to use that for a tornado!?
K: No, but don't worry, tornado season is almost over and they don't really come to Amarillo anyways.
S: oh I guess I'm safe for another year haha
Boy we were both wrong. Last night I was working at PAC and the skies were looking horrible and it started raining, we get a call that says take all the girls to the basement in the boys house for the weather. We line them up and are fighting a couple of girls to go over and the head manager pokes her head in the door and says you need to get over there NOW! RUN! I'm thinking what!? run!? now!? ACK...
We all run over there and hang out for a little while. Meanwhile three tornadoes hit, all within two miles of PAC, which they shared with the staff and not the kids. I about lost it! The kids were asking me questions about the tornado and how bad it was, would the basement hold up, what about their mom's who didn't have storm shelters and what would happen if it came to PAC and how bad is it and Miss Shelly are you scared and how bad is it?
Of course I had left my phone on the counter that morning and so I called Kev after everything and talked to him when I got home.
S: So much for that tornadoes don't come to Amarillo thing...
K: yeah but it wasn't in town limits...
Needless to say it was quite a traumatizing night...
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I had a lot of thought about what would happen after only 3 months. He was such a wonderful trooper and really helped me through so much. There are many of our family and friends that were there as well. I think the day that Kevin drove me home Sunday May 25th I knew he was the one for me and I was the one for him. Just the simple way he took care of me, and was there on all of his days off just taking care of me, and when the inevitable post surgery breakdown came, he was there. Today is the anniversary of a week long of moments that made me realize just how much I loved Kevin. I believe it was the 23rd when I told him. One part that I don't even know if he knows I know (he will now I guess) The day after surgery he stopped by my mom's work and was very concerned if I was going to be okay, which after a little white lie and a lot of conivincing they finally let him see me the night before which was not exactly my best night. I am glad that he was able to talk to her and that she was able to comfort him.
Kevin is one of the greatest people I have ever met and I love him with all my heart, stitches and all! I am glad that Adam invited, okay forced him to come to the party I was hosting for a friend, it definitely changed my life forever.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Secondly yeah I don't really have a secondly so hope you liked the first part LoL
Friday, April 25, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Onto the good.... We are going to be cold!! Okay so that doesn't sound too good but most know that I don't do heat real well lol and we got central air put in today, talk about exciting! For us anyways haha :) I am glad, I was not ready for a summer here with no AC haha
Today was otherwise a fairly productive day and tomorrow will be a little less but still productive nonetheless. Sam was supposed to get a shot and a check up but they over scheduled the vet and so no :) I do have to visit the college and fill out even more paperwork yay :)
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We also are going to be spending a lot of time at the lake now that it is getting warmer, pretty much a weekend that kevin is not on call... we will be at the lake fun stuff :)
Also I went to see the dietician this last week. He said that I am doing a pretty good job on my own and just wanted to tweak my diet. I have successfully lost 7 pounds in a month, not easy but definately is getting easier and more habit.
More updates later!!
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
I got my other set of lab work today and it pretty much said the same thing, some of it though I don't understand and will have to ask the doc about it because it in involves some very important information in the future of my fertility... so I need to investigate if those are okay or not. My thyroid does seem to be staying fairly stable through all of the lab tests and have another coming up at the end of the month to check it again and to check my lipids for any change. We will find out soon enough if I am going to be able to have a child on my own, and when considering, two doctors wants me to start soon and get it over with, the other seems to think waiting a long while is the better option..... so yeah I don't know. Do I go with which has the more votes? the one I see most often? The one who cares more about my metabolic x and pcos or the one who will be following me while i am pregnant, or ask another doctor... I just don't know. I am just taking it one day at a time and trying to get my stuff under control so I don't have to worry about all of this stuff....
As for everything else I am trying to think of a good surprise for Kev for our anniversary.... I did such a good job for valentines that the anniversary is going to be hard.... :-P
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Saturday, February 16, 2008
PS that isn't my desk, just where i was when I took the picture, note that is it diet friendly for me :)
This is what I found when I got back from my doctors appointment....
yes.... that is a cialis sticker..... thanks to rep for that one, he was using my desk while i was gone and he was waiting for the lunch he ordered for our office.... guess he thought that i needed a cialis sticker...
For a little fun since I was late :) I added pictures of the babies :) Roxy's new place to hang out is the dryer (with or without clothes)
Our little runaway who is fully recovered and safe at home
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
1. I for sure have a crapped out thyroid
2. I for sure have Metabolic X syndrome
3. I have to take more medicine
4. I am going to see the dietician in exactly one month unless things are 'weird' with bloodwork
5. The aforementioned medicine will help pretty much everything above
6. I have to check my sugar often (NO I'm not diabetic)\
7. I will find out if my thyroid replacement is doing it's job very soon, and learned it may be temporary *keeping my fingers crossed*
8. I am weird as my lab result numbers confuse the doctor as to if I'm getting better or worse....
9. I have to go back in 2 months to see how everything is going
10. That means I have to have more labs drawn then
So today I still didn't learn everything but it's a step and gives me a better idea of what is going on.
In other news:
There was another field fire (did I tell you about the first? I dunno) but anyways this time 2 homeless guys started a fire (with very very windy conditions) in a field to cook their lunch... their 'campfire' grew pretty big. crazy i tell ya.
Tomorrow I will post a picture of what I found on my desk today before and after my dr appt. Yes I remember I am supposed to post a pic of my new glasses but I left em at chris and tosha's house oops...
Monday, February 11, 2008
As for other things, Kevin is just working like a maniac still, tonight though he is off early and we get to hang out! Thursday he is taking the whole day off because he has too much overtime, which will give us a guaranteed valentines together b/c I get off at like 2 on thursdays.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Time to watch the movie hear from ya soon! :)
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
This one is for Adam over at tuttletree.... I eluded to a story based on one of his photos and thought I'd let him out of suspense... although the likelyhood my childhood story kept him in too much suspense is low I figure I'll still share so here's to you Adam!
When I was little we used to go to Westminster MD to see my "poppy" (my stepdad's grandfather), I would say about a few times a year. He lived on this HUGE farm... there I learned to love, and then later hate horses. Learned to pick apples from a tree, rode on some huge farm equipment and tasted the most fresh water I've ever had in my life. We would hike way out behind the house, past the farm into the woods to a stream where water flowed from the mountain. We would find the perfect spot where it was constantly moving water and fill up some containers and drink right from the stream. The best place we found was surrounded with trees deep in the woods with beautiful trees, and spots of light poking through. It wasn't unsual to see a deer or two which we could get pretty close to if we tried really hard and stayed very patient. It was beautiful. I just wish I'd been into taking pictures, as a matter of fact I don't remember EVER taking a picture one when we went there to visit. The only ones we ever saw were ones that Jake (I can't remember if/how he's related) painted. They were beautiful. So now I know that my writing and story telling isn't up to yours and actually writing this brings back lots of wonderful memories, and sad since the farm was sectioned off and sold when my poppy died and is no longer the beautiful place it once was. I hope you get how the stream hit me so profoundly, if so then my story with some rambling did it's job.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I got to spend some time yesterday with Kev's mom at the spa! She had a massage, pedicure, and manicure, I got a facial, pedicure, and manicure. It was fun and totally something different. We then went out to lunch and just hung out as the girls LoL those days are always fun :)
Today is just a lazy productive day (doesn't make sense I know) but I've cleaned up the kitchen and am working on laundry and hunting up new recipese to learn to cook :-D If you hear of a fire in Amarillo you'll know HAHA. Speaking of the buzzer is going off and it's time for me to work on some laundry again. Hope all is well! check out the pictures and comment if you want!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
That says Casino Royale (there is a palm tree in case you can't tell :) ) Leave it to kev to get it right down the middle lol. That is where we stayed, but we didn't spend much time there as we were always on the go or sleeping....
Here we are at Cesears Palace.... We were trying to show us and the fountain but you know the whole taking your own picture thing is risky but we love this picture even though you can't really see the fountain.
There are sooo many more I don't even know where to start but soon they will be on flicker so keep an eye out!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
As for the new year we rang it at our friends chris and tosha's house. It was a lot of fun, just hanging out with everyone and meeting many new people and just having a good time, minus a little drama but who needs to remember that part?
In a little less than two weeks we are heading out to Vegas for about 5 days for chris and tosha's wedding which we have extended into a vacation for ourselves and we plan to get as much in as possible so we will be very tired when we get home! I will hopefully remember to take pictures since lately I have not done any of that.
Sam and Roxie are adjusting well, Sam is still little and skinny and Roxie is catching up with her quickly and is in love with a red laser light, we have been having a lot of fun with that.
As for anything else real exciting kev's mom and i are going to be pampered later this month after i get back from vegas with a few hours at the spa and lunch thanks to kev's dad, and maybe we'll get a makeover or just window shop for a while to make it a day.... we all need a day to kick back and relax we can't wait! it will be so much fun.
As for Kevin well no spa for him but we all know a good play off game and the super bowl will be keeping him happy for a bit. :) He FINALLY got a second guy in Amarillo so he won't have as much call so to him I think that is "spa treatment"
So I hope I have filled you curiousity on our adventures in life and will post again soon, sooner than last time..... life has just been crazy lately!!!