Sunday, February 22, 2009

It's been almost a month since my surgery and I feel so much better. I went against doctors orders and went back to bed to sleep just a week and a half after my surgery. I couldn't sleep in the recliner anymore and my butt was going to sleep.
Harley turned 5 years old February 17th and we are having his birthday party tonight. I have the brisket soaking in it's rub in the fridge for another hour or so and have the birthday cake cooling, ready to decorate. Harley requested a spider cake. His favorite movie at the moment is 8 Legged Freaks. Being the non-creative person I am, I have elected to try to make him a spider birthday cake. I am crazy I know. I love to bake but when it comes to decorating anything, I SUCK!!!!
Nana and Grandpa, Scott's parents, got Harley a blue 4-wheeler, just his size, and it stays at their house for him to enjoy when he spends the night with them. Plus they live in the country and have lots more room for him to ride around.
What else has happened in the past month.... Emma's grades are slowly rising. Having Ronnie here is wonderful for her, whether she thinks so or not. Ronnie is an honor student and Emma feels like she needs to keep her grades up to compete with him. Ronnie is in a class called Mock Trial. Basically what it sounds like, the kids are given cases to try and there is the defense and prosecution. The class went to a competition this weekend and when he got home today Ronnie said they lost just one case out of 5. Emma has all B's right now, which is excellent. She went from one B and C's and D's to straight B's. I am proud of her. Ronnie has 6 A's and 1 B, which is 1 point from an A. He is 10th in his class and is working hard to get closer to number 1. He wants to be Valedictorian of his class when he graduates in 2 1/2 years. Only 2 1/2 years. Time flies when you are busy!
Things are changing at my job and I really don't like the direction they are going. I have decided to get into the nursing program our college has next semester. It's time for a change that will lead to a career for me. I thought I had good opportunities for advancement where I am but I am finding that I thought wrong. I think I would make a great nurse, I am not squeamish at all and can hardly wait to start that. It will be hard, working full time and then taking night classes but I can do it. Just a matter of waiting for the next semester.
Scott's diabetes is now under control. Which I am very glad for.

March 1st is our 6th Anniversary. We are once again headed to Las Vegas for the NASCAR race. Last year our trip was pretty lousy. Scott had pneumonia and was miserable. We didn't do anything while we were there and only spent 2 hours at the race. We are hoping this year will be much better. We have plans to spend lots of time in the room :) um, cuddling, yeah right, lots of romping in the bed, and then spend Sunday at the race track. I am ready for it! We have had little time for just the 2 of us the past few weeks, what with surgery and ER visits! Scott's dad has said he wants to spend lots of time with us and Scott keeps saying not this year dad, nmaybe next year. Dad and his friends are staying in the same hotel as us so keeping our room a secret isn't going to happen.

And I finally had to buy a new dryer. Our old one was at least 20 years old and it finally crapped out. It gave a loud clunk and a puff of smoke and then the hot air was gone. We decided to just buy a new one instead of trying to fix the old one for the 20th time. I love my new dryer. It has the energy efficient cycle and dries the clothes in half the time as the old one! Laundry time is now cut in half!!

Cakes are done baking now and I think I am going to nap with Harley while they cool enough for me to decorate them.

Hope you all have a great week!

Monday, February 02, 2009

Pain & Suffering

January was such a busy month. In and out of doctor offices and the ER. Scott broke out in hives the first week of January. They became so bad he got to the point where he could barely breath. So off to the ER at 2am because he wouldn't let me take him to the immediate care center we have just down the road at 7pm. Then 2 nights later he was so out of it and wacky acting that we went back to the ER after checking his blood sugars. He is a diabetic and his meter just read HI. We found out that prednisone messes with anyones blood sugars and this is especially dangerous for a diabetic. Docs finally got that under control and home we went.

I finally complained about the number of headaches and what I thought were sinus infections I've been having so my doctor sent me to an ENT, ear nose & throat doctor. Had a CT scan done of my sinuses and found that my sinuses are "pristine and a perfect textbook example for a class". The ENT said my headaches are vascular migraines, caused by my deviated septum. Apparently the broken part was pressing on my blood vessels and eye socket & causing the pain. SOoooo, I had surgery this past Thursday and had that repaired. My boss got a kick out of telling people I was going to get Marilyn Monroe's nose. I had to convince quite a few people that I wasn't getting a nose job, I was having my nose fixed. There is actually a big difference.

While he was performing the surgery he found some damaged cartilage and bone spurs and the doctor said he removed it all. Scott said the way the doctor described the bone spurs was almost like I had horns growing inside my head. And now my husband is telling people he always knew I was a horny little devil. :)

So, I am at home recovering. Takes 4-6 weeks to recover from this fully from what I understand. I'm not even a week in. But the headaches and pain I have now are no where near the headaches I was having. The pain I have now is in my upper lip and the tip of my nose. I can only open my mouth so far and its so much fun eating right now. Lots of crackers and soup so far.

This is the first time I have felt like looking at a computer in almost a week. And my eyes are already tired and Harley is begging me to put a movie in his DVD player. Horrible as it is, I am going to let him watch a movie right now. He spent all day at preschool and I haven't seen him all day but my head always hurts worse this time of day for some reason. I am going to nap in my chair, can't lay down for 2 more weeks, while he watches a movie and Emma pouts in her room. Who knows why she is pouting. She's almost a teenager and the mood swings are upon us!