Monday, January 28, 2008
Okay, so in case you didn't know, which of course you should, I am a tall girl. Now, I'm not the tallest I know, or by far some kind of genetic abnormality type tall. But I am six feet tall. Now, being that tall and being plus size, its generally difficult to find pants that fit me correctly. (Note to clothing manufacturers, if you make the pants TALL, this does not mean that my stomach is 8 sizes larger, it means that my LEGS are longer, get it straight). Imagine my immense wow factor and excitement when I finally found some pants at LB that were actually too long. Now, tall chicks know that this is hard to accomplish. And as my shorter friends have told me, something that they've been dealing with for awhile. So, I've learned to live with it in my jeans, I mean isn't that how the cool kids are wearing their jeans these days anyway. So flash forward to my work pants this morning. Now, LB's clothes aren't made exactly like high quality. Their invisible hems often fall out and I've been left to pick up the pieces (sometimes literally) myself. Today, I leg up to step up on the bus and feel something tug near my foot. Now, assumed that I untied my shoes (this has happened before, yeah I'm clutzy like that). But no, I look down and my right hem has come undone. *Sigh* So I get into work and decide to paperclip the hem up until the shop downstairs open. Hey people, I'm at work, and unlike my mother-do not have a sewing kit with me. Eventually my co-worker C comes in and she has a kit and I proceed to at least do up the sides of the pants. We go down to coffee, trying to step off the escalator, BAMMM pulled backwards, my pants are stuck in the escalator step. HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, I worked for the elevator company, I know how these stories go. Apparently the look of horror upon my face was classic. My coworker thankfully freed me from the evil machine and took me to the drycleaners where the kindly Asian lady gave me safety pins to pin up my pants. So, metal in my work pants is HOT, right? J xoxox
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 12:18
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Hopelessness is defined as: 1. Having no hope; despairing. 2. Offering no hope; bleak. 3. Incurable. 4. Having no possibility of solution; impossible. Did you ever have one of those days when it just felt like that? Don't get all worried on my behalf, this is not a scary I'm super depressed email where people need to make sure I'm medicated (hello, already am). Todays is one of those days where it feels like no matter what I do, it will not matter. My situations today have felt.... hopeless. I was only able to train for 1/2 hour with my trainer today. He switched my schedule yesterday which didn't work out with our meeting today at work, so then I committed to only 1/2 hour at least. I still did 15 minutes of cardio otherwise, but missed having that full workout. Additionally, the exercises we did today, yeah, they were not confidence inspiring. They were the kind of exercises that I huff and puff, and feel like I'm contorted into very odd positions, and also praying that someone from my work is not there and can see me. Yeah, that kind of a workout, you know the kind. I'm sure my face matched my shirt....bright freaking crimson and it says SUIT UP. Funny thing though is that everyone at first thinks it says SHUT UP, which is funny. Nine days until I meet with the surgeon. I'm trying to now convince Kerry AND Tiffany that they both need to go with me, as I have the sneaking suspicion that Kerry won't be able to get out of work. I'd like both of them there, but even if only one of them can make it that will be fine too. I emailed another woman on the lapbandtalk forum who had surgery from this doctor to ask her about her experience. Looking forward to more hope tomorrow. xoxo.
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 15:47
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
So, not a whole lot to say today but wanted to get something posted after the 3 day weekend. I went skiing twice and had two soccer games, so overall, a busy and active weekend for me. Good times. My left knee has been bothering me a bit with all of this skiing. This is from, I think, an old snowboarding injury. Kerry has been bugging me to go to the doctors about it, but I'm worried it might be an ACL injury and I don't want to deal with several weeks to months of rehab on top of possibly having to have surgery. Lame. Oh well, we'll see what happens, I can tough it out. Speaking of surgery, for those of you who don't know, I'm meeting with a specialist on February first to discuss the lap band surgery. I have a ton of questions for him as well as to find out if I'll even be a candidate for it, should I decide that I want to go that route. Currently my insurance will cover 90% of this procedure so long as I am deemed a "medically necessary" candidate. Usually this includes individuals whose BMI is over 40 (as mine is), or for BMI's between 35-40 with co-morbidities. I have my sleep study scheduled on 1/31 to determine if I have sleep apnea, or any other sleeping issues. That is a co-morbidity as well. Anywho, lots of information to sort through and decisions to make. I'll keep everyone posted with what I am learning and ultimately what I decide to do. On a positive note, we found out our bonus information last week and let's just say WOW. I was super impressed with mine and it will go a long ways towards financial freedom from debt. Go me!!! Hugs & Kisses peeps.
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 07:40
Friday, January 18, 2008
Yes I know, its been more than a month since my last post. Like I've said before though, sometimes I just feel that I don' t have much of interest to talk about. Which seriously, its surprising because I like talking. Were I to call you on the phone, I'd most likely dominate the conversation and have a lot to say (mostly about nothing). But when it comes to typing on this blog I find myself full of.. shall we say writers block? It's most likely a mental thing, I mean I never could get going on papers when I wanted to either. :) Today marks approximately the middle of the first month of 2008. So far, I have been out of the office for a week with mysterious chest cold/flu illness, fortunately mostly gone. I still have a lingering cough but that is normal with my seriously sidetracked immune system. We found out our bonus information yesterday. Let me just say, WOW and double WWOOWW. Much more than I was expecting which is great. One more step towards debt freedom is always something I cherish, that is for sure. Happy Friday to you all!
Posted by Nurse Jaime at 11:25