Friday, February 29, 2008

as promised!

So not the best picture but hard to get it in front of a mirror since I have to keep them in the bedroom so Roxy won't eat them! HAHA

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today Kevin and I have been married for 3 years. Crazy I know I can't believe it either. This year I left the planning of our anniversary to Kevin :) He did a great job! Apparently he went last week (yes last week.... I was shocked too since he usually waits til the day of) and ordered me flowers which were delivered to my work this afternoon. They are so pretty... Roxy likes em too, she was trying to eat them. When Kev got off work we went out to eat at my favorite resturant Olive Garden. It was good. Now we are just relaxing and spending the evening together. It was a great anniversary. I got Kev a funny card and the third season of Lost :) I have a picture of my flowers but haven't uploaded them but I'm working on it :) hehe Oh well back to our anniversary! more fun stuff later!!

Monday, February 18, 2008


Well Kev and I got my office back together and were going to take some pictures so you could see the carpet which I might add no one quessed the colors :( However we went to close the door and it was snowing and freezing rain and we decided to get out of there.

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


We got new carpet in my office this weekend... I have to go put it back in order.... fun stuff but I'm gonna take pictures of when things are put away :) It looks pretty i'm impressed with the choice.... oh btw I got to pick the color! I'll let you guys guess what color I picked before I show you the pictures :) (I don 't think I already told you....) if so then well you know! haha

Lab results

My endo's office has this system where if you want your labs mailed to you, they give you an envelope you fill out your address and they send them to you with a note of what the dr says. I of course did that. They arrived in the mail yesterday! One thing I noticed that wasn't noted is my potassium is close to being low... will probably have to up my potassium.... ugh just what I want to take more pills lol. I also found out that my thyroid medicine is doing wonders for my thyroid so YAY to that. Another questionable one was my testerone levels.... which I might add are very normal. so another yay there. Now onto the bad.... I definitely have metabolic x, insulin resistance (same thing 2 names) it's not terrible but definitely it's there. I started medicine today to help level that out and will in the long run help out quite a few things even so hopefully this medicine will help. Finally something seems to be right since my thyroid is much better after 3 weeks of medicine it is at a better number than it was. I started taking the metformin today and am def having some of the side effects my poor tummy :-P the dr says that should go away, so I'm going to keep trudging along and hope it helps!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I know I know I'm a little late :)

This is the promised pic of what was on my desk wednesday morning :)

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

Today part II

Today I spent plenty of time at the doctors office, no not the one I work at, the endo's office. His name is Dr. Brantley and if it's been more than one month since he has seen you, or in my case a new patient you get blood work and a UA so that was my first stop in the office. Then he came in the room, and answered any and all questions I had. Today I learned....
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...


They moved my endo appointment up from April 2nd to today.... This afternoon is my appointment. I am ready I have my food logs, my exercise logs, my labs, my questions, and my med list. Time to face the music and see what he says. I have been doing well with my eating and staying within my ranges. I haven't been soo good with exercising but I'm slowly making myself do it, I still have furniture to rearranging to do this weekend. Also I am getting a new machine, not sure which one yet but I can promise it will not be a treadmill :-P We'll see what this guy says today and hope that things go well!

Monday, February 11, 2008


I have successfully gotten both of my appointments scheduled. I got some blood work done on friday (I have the bruise to show it!) The dietitican appointment is march 15th or so, and the endo appointment is scheduled for april 2nd but if they get anything sooner they are going to call me. Now all I can do is take my medicine, exercise, watch what I eat, write everything down and well wait of course.... At the end of the month they will check my thyroid and see if that number is any better.... keep your fingers crossed. They will check everything else again in July to see where all the other labs are. Depending on those numbers and a few other things in August they may do more labs and then we'll go from there I suppose.... Oh yeah I found out when I was getting my glasses that it is almost time for an exam, but I am going to put that off a little bit while they are doing everything else. Priorities you know :)

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

rough stuff

Well I was finally getting things on the right track, got my homesickness under control, we moved, things have been going well. I've been working my butt off at the gym, unfortunately not literally. Come to find out something is wrong with me.... again.... My thyroid numbers are high which means my thyroid is not working enough ( high numbers = low thyroid, go figure) None the less I have been gaining weight and am now more than I weigh before I started. I went to the ob/gyn doctor and I now have to see an endocronologist, and a dietician. The endocronologist for both my thyroid and another syndrome that I've had since I was 14 PCOS which only shows it's face when gaining weight. Despite everything I am doing just that. So my ob/gyn says no having babies for atleast 6 months to a year until they figure what is going on with my thyroid, I have started medication for it and in about a month they will do more blood work. Today I had lots and lots of bloodwork done as I'm having some other problems that well you all might not want all of the details to. Regardless it's been enough, although probably not as bad as you think. I've started to log everything I eat, drink, do, including medication, and the times of everything. As of now I'm in limbo, waiting for the endocrinologist who may or may not send me his own dietician or going to another through the hospital. awaiting my recent blood work, and looking forward to more (well not really but you know.) all in all that is what's going on around here. Otherwise Kevin is still pretty steady with NWTHS and we finally got to go get a movie and sack out a little tonight! :) oohh and I got new glasses today, pictures later promise!

Time to watch the movie hear from ya soon! :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

don't miss the first one from today but just though of something!

yes this is a second post of the day.... I know two in one day right!? go me! (does this make up for the times I slack?!) LoL

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.

Hello moon

Moon.... because well Kevin has been seeing it a lot lately. The new contract for his company with UHS (the huge hospital system nationwide that just hired hill-rom), our local is NWTHS (the one I USED to work at) has been running him ragged. All of his beds are out and they are still wanting more!! Of course his helper is out of town this week for training and he's busting his butt off!

Did you notice the used to? I got "terminated" from NWTHS b/c they didn't call me.... go figure... of course though it is considered that I gave my two weeks and when I asked if for some reason I wanted to come back if I could... they were like uh in a minute, do you want to start next week!? I was like uh no I was just asking :)

Otherwise we are just working and rearranging some of the rooms as things are working the way we originally planned and I am making one room an office, and exercise room, and the middle room is the guest room. This will be of course until a baby comes, and NO there is not one coming so don't even start with me!

and for fun.....

Saturday, February 2, 2008

yes i cheated, if you don't know how, don't worry bout it :)

Today kev and I got a new tv for the bedroom. I have to add that it is not my bright idea for such a thing, seeing as how I would be perfectly content with not having a tv in there period. While going from place to place to find one we liked and with a decent price Kev got called to work and I got dubbed the tv finder. I finally found a decent one that I think will be good at walmart, as we didn't have much luck at best buy or sam's. As for the exciting part we got a new microwave! go us! We have been using the same one that I've had before I was with Kevin and I can't for the life of me remember if I got it new at 18 or if it was a hand me down. This 0ne is bigger and hopefully won't Power off on its own after 3 seconds of cooking.... and the last time we used the old one it was smoking and smelled so we decided not to use it after that. We ALSO ended up getting a new bluray player since it was on sale for a good price at best buy.Kevin is unfortunately still at work since he was called out while we were shopping, and has to had make a circle and some backtracking and places I don't really know where they were are, just an idea of how far away they are. Hopefully he'll be home in an hour or an hour and a half....Otherwise things are good, My staff is doing well and things seem to be running pretty smoothly at the office. On monday we are getting an "audit" "recredentialing" from BCBS and had to get some stuff at the office done today. Kev's dad came and switched a doorknob and fixed my desk. Dr. B got a hold of him and had him check out a few other things.... I was like Dr B he is just here to do me a favor!! Luckily I put a stop to that before it got even worse.Things are moving and grooving with kevins work he is soo busy!!