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Surgery Scheduled 10/9/14

Monday, September 29, 2014

Well as I expected my gall bladder will be removed. The doctor laughed when I said 3 members on my moms side had theirs removed. So next Thursday I leave the hospital again with another missing appendage and more scars. They are doing it laparoscopicly. And I was told that I would be in pain for a week or so. Awesome. Anyway that is what is happening.

Also I am super mad at my fiance right now. The ENTIRE weekend he has been playing the same video game I mean like 12+ hours. And he is home today and what is he doing playing the video game again. Gee thanks for spending time with me while you are off of work. And he gets mad at me for not sitting there all day and watching him play? Men are stupid sometimes.

  
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DTHOR6 9/30/2014 7:50PM

    You will be in my thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.

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MOM2ACAT 9/30/2014 4:12PM

    emoticon I hope he will be there for you when you have your surgery.
Wishing you a speedy recovery with the least amount of pain possible.

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TWESTEN1 9/29/2014 10:10PM

    Amen kiddo! I would be rather peeved at him myself. it's kind of scary how addicting those games can be. Glad your surgery is scheduled quickly. Hope that the pain is very minimal after. Hang in there, chickie!

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LISACHOSECHANGE 9/29/2014 7:02PM

    Omg they really dont get it somtimes. I am sorry about the surgery and the tough recovery. It will pass quickly

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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 9/29/2014 6:00PM

    Oh my I SOOO feel your pain, it's mine too! My husband has been doing that for about 5 years now anywhere from 15 - 20 hours a day when he is not working, it's crazy. The REALLY crazy thing is when I go to do something I want to do, he gets an attitude for "not spending time with him" (in the game.) MEN!! I guess I can say I am thankful that he DOES work, some of these gamers won't even do that.
The Laporoscopy Gall bladder surgery wasn't bad, been there! I was only sore about 3-4 days.
Good luck with it!

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CTURCOTTE 9/29/2014 1:39PM

    Bummer news. And my sister says BAS (boys are stupid) LOL.
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SLIMMERJESSE 9/29/2014 1:12PM

    I think they're stupid most of the time. (smiling)

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I don't know if I am going forward or backward

Friday, September 26, 2014

My friend recently started working at a daycare we worked at years ago. Now her boss (who was a boss when I left) and her are trying to get me to work there also. I haven't worked there since 2005. I like kids and kids like me. They want me to come back part time working 25 hours a week at the moment and then possibly full time once they get their second location running with more kids. Since I am on disability they will pay me under the table for the first month then hopefully put me on the books but they pay is pretty crummy. Like $7 an hour. When I was making almost twice that. My policy will let me go back to work and help me out for a year but they would seriously need to offer some more money by the time I get off of disability. I am still looking for another job but the people seem nice and I am pretty much just driving the kids to and from school and making lunches. Nothing really with lifting and all that so we will see how it goes.

So I am possibly going back to an old job with crummy pay when I should be finding a new job with better pay. Its ok for the moment. We will see.

  
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WINDYCITYCYNDEE 9/28/2014 1:40PM

    You are doing the best that you can in not the best circumstances!

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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 9/27/2014 3:30PM

    Sound like your on the way to a decision! Good luck!

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MOM2ACAT 9/27/2014 1:19PM

    At least is something with some additional money coming in until you can find something that pays more. Prayers that you can find that better paying job before the disability runs out! Wishing you all the best!

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DOROTHYBERO 9/27/2014 7:37AM

    Good luck!

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CUPKAKE137 9/26/2014 11:09PM

    Yeah I think I am going to take it. I will have to marry my fiance for his health insurance lol because they do not offer any. But I expected to do that soon anyway.

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TWESTEN1 9/26/2014 10:14PM

    I would take it but let them know that you'll be looking for a job with better pay! I've worked in child care a lot - love it - but the pay is never good. However, this sounds like it would be easy & within your current abilities with the no lifting. So, it might be nice to give you something to do & a little bit of money to play with :)

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/26/2014 6:26PM

    I am in a similar situation. There are benefits to getting out there with low pay until something better comes along. Honestly, you know this already. I admire your tenacity.

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Ok well it looks like I will most likely have my gall bladder removed...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Went in today to get a scan on my abdomen. Kidneys, liver, and all look fine but my gall bladder.... well there are at least 6 large stones. Maybe more. The tech said that they were clustered so there could be more. Awesome... I expected this at some point anyway. 3 people on my moms side have had theirs removed. Also when I went for my testing for cancer last year they told me I had extensive gall stones. Well it looks like these babies are leaving me soon. My doctor just called and told me that I have gall bladder disease and where did I want to get the surgery done.. I see a doctor for this on Monday anyway but that is some crazy conversation with doctor today.

Looks like I get to have another surgery and some more scars. I am so over seeing doctors.

  
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MOM2ACAT 9/26/2014 11:40AM

    I'm sorry you will have to go through another surgery, but I'm sure you will feel so much better once it is done!

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SCRAPPYGAMBLER 9/26/2014 10:41AM

    Wear your scars like badges!

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CBRINKLEY401 9/26/2014 9:49AM

    Surgery isn't fun, but better to be rid of those stones and the pain they cause. I've known several friends who've had gallbladders removed and it makes a big difference. Usually you can go home the same day.
Best of luck with this.

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JENFROG125 9/25/2014 10:49PM

    I've never had gallbladder issues before but have heard they are horrible ... hope you feel much better once it's gone. Sorry you have to deal with it in the first place but hopefully it will be a thing of the past very soon!

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TWESTEN1 9/25/2014 5:34PM

    Ouch! Glad you'll be getting them removed & quickly. I'm sure you will feel so much better once they're gone :) Hang in there!

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TROOPER1961 9/25/2014 4:55PM

    My Mom had hers removed and after years of stones she thought this was bliss!! That was 12 years. I am hoping you have same results with it. Good luck kiddo with be thinking about you! emoticon

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CUPKAKE137 9/25/2014 3:37PM

    Thank you for the well wishes everyone. I appreciate it I will keep you updated!

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FIZZLESTIX 9/25/2014 3:19PM

    Oh I just saw your other blog post. Those attacks are awful! You will feel so much better after it is gone!

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SLIMMERJESSE 9/25/2014 3:18PM

    I understand so well. Wishing you much better days.

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FIZZLESTIX 9/25/2014 3:17PM

    Have you had any gall bladder attacks or anything? Better to get rid of it before you do. The good thing is that it's at least a fairly easy surgery if they can do it laproscopically. I have never regretted having mine out.

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Down and Out

Monday, September 22, 2014

Well I have been feeling kinda crummy the past couple of days. I did get to go apple picking for the first time which was pretty cool. Been studying like crazy for this exam that got moved from saturday to monday. Then today I woke up with a horrible gall stone attack. I drive to the exam it takes me 2 hours to get there when it should have only taken 30 mins. The traffic was so bad!!! I left with extra time and ended up getting there late. Because it was in philadelphia I had to park in a parking garage I was only there for 9 minutes and it cost me $7. I was told it would be free parking. And they wouldn't let me take the exam because I was late. Now I have to see if it can be rescheduled. And I now have a doctors appointment to deal with these gall stones. When I was diagnosed with cancer they found I had extensive gall stones but weren't worried about it. They said if I have a problem then I will have to deal with it.

It is very likely that I will have to get it removed. My mom, aunt, and grandfather all on my moms side had to have theirs removed so I am thinking it is a family trait. Guess I will see what the doc has to say.

Because I haven't been feeling great I haven't gotten in the exercise that I have been doing so well with which bums me out. Afraid I will fall off the exercise wagon and not get back on again. Lost almost 1 pound this week. Yay for a loss. Now I am just 1 pound away from my old heaviest weight.

Anyway wish me luck.

  
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BLVINBUTTERFLYS 9/24/2014 11:15PM

    Great job on the loss!
So sorry things are going so rough, hang in there, it will get better!

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JENFROG125 9/24/2014 3:56PM

    So sorry so many things are piling up on you :( Prayers for a good resolution to the gallbladder issues, whatever it may entail, and I hope you can reschedule your test too. Hopefully your luck will turn around soon too!
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HSAPIEN13 9/24/2014 9:12AM

  I hate when everything seems to go sour all at once. Try to keep your chin up. It sounds like you're doing all you can - sometimes it all just goes wrong anyway.

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MOM2ACAT 9/23/2014 6:13PM

    I'm so sorry about the exam!

I hope you can get the issues with the gallstones resolved quickly. If it's any comfort, I know of a few people that had a lot of problems with theirs, and they all said they felt so much better once they had their gallbladders removed. emoticon

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LISACHOSECHANGE 9/22/2014 6:12PM

    I am so sorry. I am praying that things go well and that you can reschedule the exam

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OTTERMOM2 9/22/2014 4:02PM

    Ugh! I felt your pain...I had my gall bladder removed a few years ago. I'm glad I did it, but the pain up to when I finally had the surgery is horrible. Hang in there!

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TWESTEN1 9/22/2014 3:00PM

    Aw sweetie - I'm sorry you're going thru so much right now. I know how important that test was to you & Philly stinks. I only like to go there to go to Flyers games :) Sorry about the gall stones too. Sure hope you can get that taken care of quickly, you don't need to be dealing with more pain and misery.

Hang in there. As SMNB pointed out... you survived cancer! Not many people can say that. You are strong and you're a survivor. Everything will fall into place - eventually. Wish I could wave a magic wand & make it all better, but unfortunately I have no powers. But, I can send lots of good wishes your way. Maybe we can get together some time. I'm only 2 hrs from Philly ~ we could meet up at a Starbucks or something!

Congrats on losing the pound - remember, every little bit counts. BIG HUGS coming your way!

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STILLMENEWBODY 9/22/2014 2:09PM

    It does sound like you are having a tough go of it Lisa. I am sorry you are having to deal with so much. First and foremost as you are well aware, you have to look after your health. It may be time to deal with the gallstone issue once and for all.
As far as your exercise goes....it doesn't have to be all or nothing. Every little bit counts. I know you are in various challenges or at least the Biggest Loser challenge and you have committed to sharing the load for us to come out on to. If you can manage even the minimum you will be helping the team and you will still be active. Instead of doing a 40 minute intense walk, do a 30 minute leisurely walk. We are counting the minutes for the challenge, not the intensity. Yes, with higher intensity comes more results, but while you are not feeling great it isn't worth the risk of getting hurt.
The exam.....do you mind me asking what it is for? It seems to be causing a lot of stress for you and roadblocks are appearing everywhere preventing you from getting it over with. What is the pay off when you right it and pass it? Is it a guaranteed position? As far as parking goes....and the cost....don't get me started...lol! With the amount I paid for parking at hospitals the last few weeks I could have bought a fitbit...lol. Well...maybe not quite that much..well maybe...lol! We have to suck it up!
Lisa you have been truly excited about your progress with your program thus far. You will have setbacks...we all will! The key is to stay focused on your positives, like losing another pound, that is fantastic!! You are exercising more than in the past...that's awesome too. You survived CANCER that is absolutely wonderful. You beat that horrible beast of an illness Lisa....You dear friend will definitely shake off the few negatives of the week! Take care of you and um.....see you back at Grey Wolves headquarters ok! emoticon emoticon

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JMARISK 9/22/2014 12:08PM

    Good luck!

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Well I didn't pass/Stressed out

Thursday, September 18, 2014

So I didn't pass the exam today. Which makes no sense because they said I had to get an 85 on the simulated exam to pass. Today my 4 simulated exam scores were... 84, 82, 86, and 88. So how in the world do I get a 70 on the test and fail? I have no idea!!! I am beyond frustrated.

The instructor felt bad for me because he believes I should have passed also... so he is sending me to take the state exam on Saturday. Awesome... So now I get to spend the next two days being stressed out about this exam and worried about passing this one since I can't pass the exam before it. Not happy. I would feel so much better about it if I had passed.

Didn't get my exercise in today because it takes an hour to get to the exam place and I was there for a long time today. Came home emotionally drained from everything. Need to stay away from the testing for tomorrow need the break.

Planning on getting my exercise in tomorrow morning then going to a job fair then back to studying until I can't anymore. I hate being stressed out from stuff like this.

Hoping for a better day tomorrow.

  
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WINDYCITYCYNDEE 9/20/2014 11:31PM

    Good luck tomorrow! The instructor must really believe in you so you should, too! emoticon

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STILLMENEWBODY 9/19/2014 9:00PM

    So sorry Lisa, do you mind if I ask you what position you were trying for? Your mareks seemed great! I do know that the expectations are often high tough, and typically lots of applicants. Good luck on Saturday...everything crossable is crossed for you now....did you know you had a twin? emoticon emoticon

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MOM2ACAT 9/19/2014 5:00PM

    emoticon I'm so sorry that you didn't pass; I hope the next time goes much better for you!

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CBRINKLEY401 9/19/2014 10:02AM

    I'm sorry you didn't pass. Hope the next test is better. Exercise is a great way to burn off all the cortisol that stress creates, and I know that you do like to exercise, so maybe set a timer and take a fitness break every half hour?
Good luck Saturday. We're rooting for you!!
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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 9/19/2014 8:13AM

    Hope everything turns out okay in the end. Just breathe.

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TWESTEN1 9/19/2014 7:24AM

    I'm sorry - I think you should definitely make today a fun & relaxing one. Try not to stress... study, but don't over do it. Maybe you're putting so much in your head that you're overthinking the answers??? Sounds like you should have passed this one and the one before. Hopefully Sunday will be the charm! Try not to let this get you down.

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MM11113 9/18/2014 10:22PM

    the best thing you can do is relax, meditate on some positive things. Laugh!

Good Luck.

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