Thursday, May 20, 2010

25 Days!!!

25 days until I start nursing school.  I just can't wait, to all of you that know me, you can't even understand what I'm feeling right now.  I'm excited, I'm nervous, I'm stoked, I'm scared, and all of the other opposites that can go together.  LOL.  This will be my career.  This will be how I choose to make my living and what I choose to be emotionally fulfilling to me as work.  And hopefully, it will also be the means to how Kerry and I will choose to live our lives together.  I know that seems like a lot to put on a career....but well....that's how I roll.

Thank you to all of you that have helped to keep me sane/entertained while I've been stuck at home on my pain medications recovering from my appendix/scar tissue adhesion surgery.  It has been great that all of you would help me out and show me the love by seeing me and kidnapping me away from home.  I so appreciate each and every one of you.

My sister, her boyfriend, and baby Frances are now the proud owners of their very first house.  I am so excited for them and can't wait to see the house in person sometime soon.  Unfortunately  my sister, who also suffers from very bad asthma, has had some allergy issues in the last couple weeks, so I will need to be patient and take my time to see the house.  Not like I won't be hanging out there a lot!!  LOL

Kerry has been preparing for a walk by some of the TSA bigwigs.  I know their names and I think I know their titles but I'm not going to post them here, cause hello, that's the last thing she needs is someone from her work reading my blog and any opinion I might have about her work and the things they do there.  YEAH....that's a super smart idea.

So Kendra is officially 32 as of the 15th of this month (Happy Birthday Kendra) and I turn 32 one week from today in fact.  God, it seems like the older we get the faster time flies.  I mean its hard to believe that Trina will be 14 in August, Devan will be 8 in June, Kerry will be 40 in July....just so many milestones that we will all celebrate together.  As they say in the daytime soap opera....these are the days of our lives.

Okay, a few drops of pain medicine in and I think it's time to sign off with a song for the evening.  And just because I'm watching New Moon (god I love the twilight series), here's the song for tonight:
Lykke Li
"Possibility"
There's a Possibility
There's a Possibility
All that I have was all I'm gon' get.

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

There's a Possibility
There's a Possibility
All I'm gonna get,is gonna be yours then
All I'm gonna get is gonna be yours then

So tell me you hear my heart stop
You're the only one that knows
Tell me when you hear my silence
There a possibility I wouldn't know

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Know that when you leave
Know that when you leave
By blood and by me,you walk like a thief
By blood and by me and I'll fall when you leave

So tell me when you hear my heart stops,
You're the only one that know
Tell me when you hear my silence
there's a possibility I wouldn't know

So tell when my silence's over
You're the reason why I'm close
Tell when you hear me falling
there's a possibility it wouldn't show

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

By blood and by me and I'll fall when you leave
By blood and by lead,I'll follow your lead

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
mmmmmmmmmmmmm

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Yes, Yes I am writing Again!

Well I've now been home from surgery for four days and....I haven't killed anyone or hurt any animals, so I think I'm doing ok.  LOL.  Seriously though, it's hard to stay home and just REST.  I mean I like to sleep, who doesn't, but when you are basically being told you have to rest and not do much activity, it's not really the same as just choosing to sleep.  Sigh...oh well!
Today, in an attempt to reduce the boredom, I have put in my pride & prejudice dvd's.  Tiffany and Will came to "air me out" today by taking me to Devan's soccer game, so I at least enjoyed soaking up some vitamin d.  Today is Kendra's birthday (Happy Birthday Kendra), yet she is a good enough friend to come visit and bring her daughter over as well, including picking up some chinese food on her way over here.  Which leads me to my next topic....friends.
I feel very blessed in my friendship, both my very close ones as well as my "facebook" friends (acquaintances).  Sometimes it's easy to forget why we love people in the first place or why we choose them as friends.  But it's during times like this (post surgery, high on pain meds) that I get to reflect on all the nice things my friends do for me.  So thank you, to all of you who are my friends and who help me during my rough times, I am truly lucky to know all of you and to count you amongst my friends.  And feeling this blessedness leads me to another subject....Kerry.
Kerry is the best thing that has ever happened to me.  She is loyal to me, loves me, and everyday shows me how much I mean to her by all of the little silly things she does to "take care" of me on a daily basis.  But then there are the larger things she does for me, like helping me use a bed pan when I am in the hospital...hello?!?! that's a whole lot of love right there.  And like after my first two days of stir craziness here at home, I was...well I was a raging bitch.  She just took it, took the apologies as well, and then just let it roll of her shoulders.  Good god she's a saint, who can do that?  I love my wife Kerry (in case you couldn't tell).
30 days from today until school starts.  Time passes so quickly...

xoxo
Jaime

PS-Forgive the typos, grammar mistakes, et all since I am not very well equipped mentally for writing right now.  (Hello percocet & vicodin)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Medical Issues?!?

Okay, so seriously people. How do I end up with all of these problems, real or imagined I suppose. Let's see, last Friday I had a colonoscopy...not even 32 years old yet and I had someone sticking camera's up my rectum/colon/etc to check out my insides. YEAH! So, on Saturday I started developing this lower right quadrant pain while Kerry and I were out for a walk. I seriously thought I had a side ache....from WALKING. Who gets a side ache from walking anyway? But anyhow, I digress, this pain progressed into Sunday and by Sunday evening it was pretty sharp and hurting. After speaking with the on call GI doctor, we ended up at Good Samaritan Hospital's ER department. They did a CT scan where the discovered by appendix was slightly large but it didn't appear inflamed. Although there was some concern that my lapband had slipped out of place. NOT GOOD! So they wanted to take the conservative approach and sent me home with meds and no surgeries. Okay fine no problem.
Fast forward to Monday at my surgeons office, where apparently I didn't realize how big of a problem this appendix could be to me since if it bursts it can infect my whole lap band system. Needless to say by 230 yesterday afternoon I was admitted at St. Francis hospital and having my appendix out. After surgery come to discover that I had some scar tissue that was forming an adhesion from my colon to my pelvic area, a fairly long one. Dr. Hirai thinks this might have been the cause of other abdominal pains that I had been having and/or might have been the cause of some of my intestinal distress. I'm hoping this is the case as I neither wanted to give up anything lactose related nor give up all gluten (goodbye beer) if I had been diagnosed with celiac's. UGH!
So, 4-6 weeks of healing time means no running for the 1/2 marathon. Sad sad day. I will be trying to switch my registration over to the walking group so that I can still complete it. I'm out from work for a week, then I have a 10lb weight limit for lifting. Good times.
1 month and 3 days until my nursing school program starts! Just submitted my loan paperwork documentation today. Fingers crossed that it all gets approved as it would be perfect for what we need to get through the program financially and in a comfortable position.
xoxo-Jaime