Tuesday, September 30, 2008

October? Already!?

Okay so maybe not really for another 20 minutes or so :) I however cannot sleep and am hanging out in the living room. How is it Kev can go to sleep in like 3 minutes flat? I am jealous about that one. I have never been able to do that LoL. Despite being nervous (maybe that's why I can't sleep??) I have been trying my hardest to figure out a halloween costume for Kev and I. We have no clue what to do. So readers :) I am going to see if I can get any suggestions from you :) We don't mind if they are single costumes or a "couple" but we are needing something and don't know what to be! We are looking for creative, not the typical ones!

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


I know I know, but you have to remember the fun I'm going through right now. I am going to get a second opinion on my CVID and see what he has to say. In the meantime the pharmacy is working with my insurance company to determine coverage, cost etc of IVIG treatment. I plan to call them tomorrow to see how it's going.

In other news.... well I guess there isn't much to tell LoL. School is going pretty good. I got an A on my first test, and passed my first return demonstration of bed bath and ROM. Exciting I know LoL. However one day it will all be worth it! Come on Dec. 2010

<~~~ Totally how I feel lately!! :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Allergy Update Anyone?

So as you know on friday I went for allergy testing and some blood work. Today they called me and asked me to come to the office to talk with the doctor about my labs. That is never a good sign. I was pretty curious even though there were really only three options in my future. They are 1. Do nothing. 2. Allergy shots. 3. Gammaglobulin infusions.

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


Well as you all are well aware of the season is in full swing. We of course have watched as many games as one household can watch. Of course it's Kevin screaming at the tv and me like yeah okay they can't hear you fool! LoL Speaking of football, we are both playing in two fantasy leagues. So far I'm 0 & 3, and Kev is 1 & 2. Not really going to well which I guess for some of you is great that Kev isn't doing too hot since he's a threat to most, but so far he has only beaten me.

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

Slightly Annoyed

So what is the point in busting your butt to get an assignment done when the teacher just pushes it back a week because not everyone finished it? I mean seriously I feel like I put a lot of effort to get this assignment done in time and because some others did not, there is an extension? It's not like we didn't know about it until yesterday, we've had our assignments for the whole class since the beginning... I mean atleast it's done and I don't have to worry about it, but really where is the responsibility? I mean it's not like I am in high school anymore!

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

Life is crazy!

School is going good, but it's crazy I have tons of work to do! I am enjoying going even though I have to do presentations and speeches (my least favorite EVER, can't I just write a paper?) Soon we are starting hands on nursing skills in lab, most of which I already know how to do.

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