Thursday, October 30, 2008


Last night Kev and I went to see a concert that I bought for Kev way back in September for his birthday. It was moved from it's original location to a bar/club here in town, because of low ticket sales which wasn't our favorite idea but you know. The bands we saw were Tempered Cast (sorry couldn't find a pic), Aranda, Red, Saving Abel, and Puddle of Mudd. The sound was not great in this venue and it was pretty smoky. We had an overall good time though.

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.

Red: These guys were my favorite of the opening bands. I enjoyed their set and Kev says they were okay.

Saving Abel: Kev's current favorite band, despite more sound issues which is more a venue problem than a band problem. I enjoyed them and thought they put on a great live show.

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.
All in all we had a good night even though we felt old when we got home and I had to get up early to go to class this morning without much voice, and well Kev didn't have to get up today since he was scheduled off. We were planning on going to Lubbock today but I am going to go next week. As long as I get it done before next thursday we will be good to go. In the meantime we are just spending an almost all day off together.
Time to find some lunch and run an errand or two and maybe catch up on a movie or two. Have fun!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I know I know....

But really, what do you want me to do? Make something up? I got a 100 on my speech, and passed my return demonstration (need a catheter? :0) I can do it) and have a huge test coming up in nursing school, that I am stressing about. I have been a cooking fool lately! I have been trying new recipes and reviving old ones, some days are better than others.

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

Second Opinion

Well today was headed to Lubbock (2 hours south) to see Dr. M. (I know right, finally not a b huh?), an immunologist/allergist, for a second opinion on hypogammaglobulinemia. Here's what he thinks:
  1. Not enough tests were done.
  2. He could not say for sure either way and did not think ivig was a good idea until he could say for sure.
  3. 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.