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Hydrocephalus is my new dirty word!

Friday, June 08, 2012

no vlog today! It is all about the blogging! mainly because i'm 100% nude!!! NEKKID AND FREE!!!! ... i showered today and could not get enough motivation to get dressed... i just fell into my bed crying and then when i relocated to the couch so i could grab a package of juice boxes and snacks to keep Adalynn fed and just grabbed a blanket and wrapped it around myself! so anyhoot that is why I am blogging!!! you all are very welcome for the visual!!!

So yesterday we found out that my daughter has hydrocephalus and it is just a mild case which means NOTHING at this point! She just has some spinal fluid build up in her brain that she has had from birth (EVERYONE has SOME she just has a little extra!) but it is so mild that right now there is nothing that can be done and maybe we will have to put in a shunt to drain it but it is a common surgery... we honestly won't know anything now and it could be nothing or in 4 years she could need the shunt so there is NO reason to worry until it comes to that! Realistically it is like buying a car a crash may or may not happen but that won't stop you from using the car in the off chance that a crash might happen!!! wow.. i needed to hear that!!! My heart was not listening to any reasoning!!! ...

  
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HEATHERFREE 6/9/2012 10:51PM

    ahahaha you crack me up! so honest! I love it! So i did some dancing tonight it was fun! Now I'm watching say yes to the dress haha. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter, BUT you are right and there is NOTHING to worry about at this point, its very common as I understand it. So don't worry, how has your diet/excercise been doin? just remember if your slackin on excercise at least stay on track with eating, and vice versa. When are you weighing next? Summer challenge is almost here, I'm kinda dreading it....lol But I just gotta suck it up!

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PIICHII 6/9/2012 8:38AM

    Wow. I am sorry hun. Well. Like the one comment said keep an eye on her. To me she seems like a normal healthy little girl and very cute/smart!

Go you awesome Mommy!

Fiji sounds awesome. I always wanted to travel the world. Add's Fiji to her list of places to visit.

Keep on rocking on. How is your weight loss going?

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URBANAUDREYE 6/9/2012 1:16AM

    My husband had/has hydrocephalus. He was shunted at 3 months of age and was fortunate enough to not be affected by any of the physical deformitys associated with it. From what I understand it took a HUGE emotional toll on his mother (I'd ask her myself about it if she didn't die 6 years before I met him). The important thing, in my opinion is to familiarize yourself with the condition. Know the warning signs of the complications. Keep an eye out for a visibly abnormally large cranium, if she seems to be having headaches, if her facial features seem to be disproportionate, seizures. I'm sure her pediatritian will be on top of it, but it's always helpful to be informed.

If she does eventually need to be shunted, it is a very routine surgery these days. Again you still need to watch for the warning signs, because there are occurances of the shunt dislocating as a child ages, or it can become kinked, and these allow the pressure to build up again. My hubby's shunt became dislodged when he was in middle school resulting in seizures, and his optic nerves and hypothalmus being crushed... he has partial blindness in both eyes now. Also there is a possibility of overshunting as the condition relieves itself over time causing there to not be enough csf in the ventricles of the brain... this can also lead to migraine headaches and seizures.

I hope this information and my family's experiences with the condition can be helpful and informative for you... and not to worry or frighten you. I guess the important point that I'm really trying to get across is it is a manageable condition with proper monitoring and relatively innocuous.

Good luck to you and God bless you, and your family.

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GAYLE119 6/8/2012 8:06PM

    My grandson was diagnosed with that too when he was about 6 months old, but he is fine now...He'll be 2 in September. His was a mild case too so keep the faith.....I think she'll be okay.
Anyway, girl, I am praying that you'll have better days soon! God bless you and your family emoticon emoticon emoticon

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incredibly bad day vlog!

Thursday, June 07, 2012


This whole vlog i was on the verge of tears and i know its super long but i just had a long day and there was just so much to cover!

  
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STEPH-KNEE 6/10/2012 2:10AM

    I am so sorry to hear about your horrible day! Congrats on not getting fast food on the way home, that is a huge step. I also wanted to say your daughter is gorgeous, and the way you two interact even after such a stressful day is truly endearing! :D

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HEATHERFREE 6/8/2012 4:14AM

    Im sorry about your horrible day!!! And that is so awesome that you didn't give in and go out for fast food! on my days off I tend to not eat all day because im so busy until around 6 or so then i pig out.....so ive been learning to have small quick easy meals that i can just grab and eat right away. It helps alot and its key for losing weight. If we keep fighting we will be smaller and healthier and thats what we need to remember!

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ZELDABEE 6/7/2012 7:23PM

    Im so proud that after an awful day you didn't give in and have fast food! That's big! Its always easy to give in with were stressed and say, I dont wanna deal with cooking, dishes and clean up..I'll just eat out. So you should be extra proud! Sorry you had such an awful day, the denist really does suck and I hope that the next time you go to the doctor it's good news, I'll be sending good thoughts your way. I totally agree about the shower - I shower quick with my eyes closed and don't even get me started about towels! I'm always around if you want to message me, we are in this together!!!

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incredibly bad day vlog!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

This whole vlog i was on the verge of tears and i know its super long but i just had a long day and there was just so much to cover!

  


my 2nd vlog in 1 day?!!?

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Yes!!! I know I already vlogged today but this was my post workout that got cancelled vlog.. i was really disappointed and hurt by what happened and this is me vlogging about it!

  
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BGBEAR624 6/7/2012 1:36PM

    Kassie, you know I love you and I am here for you whenever you need me!! You have no idea how awesome its been for me to have you there to talk to about my weight loss issues. And when you come out here to Cali next week the girls will be off of school, and we will have playdates at the park , at the pool, and we are just gonna have a BLAST doing active things! We are going to do better about our food TOGETHER, even when we go out! We're not gonna use going out to eat as an excuse to eat crap. We're gonna make better choices and live HEALTHIER. Love you and can't wait to see you guys next week!!!

And don't forget about Magic Mike!!! LOL

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KASTASTROPHY 6/6/2012 10:13PM

    I am not stopping or giving up!!!! Well I did tonight because I spent about 20 of the 40 minutes trying to "trick" my wii into letting me do the workouts because i'm seriously only 16lbs away from the limit!!! how unfair is that!!! and it works great with other games just not on the wii fit! which was the game i wanted to play today.. tomorrow however I'll just do one of my just dance games (well actually that honestly depends on how much pain I am in after my double outings!!! I am so nervous about those because I hardly ever go out .. I am such a worrier that i'll either collapse or be in so much pain.. or that everyone will laugh at me!) And i know that is so much of my problem when it comes to weight loss!!! If i just let myself get out there more and did more then this weight falls off me but then I get into panic mode and I cling up and shell up inside and never go anywhere!!! I recently bought some new clothes and I think that will help me with tomorrow's adventure because i don't have to worry about my clothes being too tight that i feel super self concious! ... where was i going with this.. oh ya! HAVE NO FEAR I'M HERE TO STAY!!!! one single day isn't going to stop me!!!

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PIICHII 6/6/2012 9:48PM

    OH MY GOD. -_- you know what I feel like you did. I went to get an exercise ball with the weighted sand in it just recently. It's weight limit was 250lbs. I was like. Ffffff... I have to wait and lose 30lbs before I can even do this stuff.

but you know what....

At least you have your daughter to keep you busy and stay on track with your diet... and keep doing one more thing every day that you didnt do the day before and you should see it come off!

Then be damned wii.. you will exercise the crap out of it!

I will laugh when you finally have to go get a new board cause you used it so much!!

I hope this cheers you up! I don't want you to give up cause I am here and I will be here till we both are like hey... look at me now I am a secksy biatch. :D

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KNITTINGNAN 6/6/2012 9:45PM

  I don't have a stinkin' Wii, but if it kicks you off because of a weight issue, then the company must be concerned about a liability if the user would over-do it. Check with your doctor about what activities are safe for you. There are so many great videos in this Spark program that might be able to get you started safely and slowly. What ever you do...don't give up!!!!

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PIICHII 6/6/2012 9:43PM

    Hey I did my vlog. Unfortunately I had to link it in a regular blog but I should be able to figure out something tomorrow.

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My first vlog!!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

I KNOW its horrible lol!!! and those weird expressions?! I don't even know what that is about!!!! But I think vlogs are fun and I plan to continue and hopefully get better!!! Don't be too harsh on my first one lol!!!

  
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PIICHII 6/6/2012 7:13PM

    OMG!! I am way too scared to get on video.. Uh but I want to do some video blogs as well.

I am kind of a goofball and yeah I definitely will probably show that one way or another.

Your daughter sounds super precious.

I wanna see her in these too :D

Always good to include your children in things you do.

I am so jelly.

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HEATHERFREE 6/6/2012 5:27PM

    Hi! I just started doing blogs too! I think they are helping me stay connected and they get me talking to people, and definetly show whether I'm doing what I say I'm gonna be doing. You should join a team challenge that will help keep things on track too! I'm excited to see more video blogs from you!

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ZELDABEE 6/6/2012 2:14PM

    YAY! Congrats on your first vlog! You did wonderful and you daughter sounds so cute! Hope you have lots of fun playing your Wii! Looking forwarding to watching your next vlog soon :)

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KASTASTROPHY 6/6/2012 1:19PM

    i also am vain enough to admit that one thing i want gone ASNAP! is SOME of that chin flab!!!!!!! My husband has this RIDICULOUSLY small head and next to it i look 50 times bigger!!! so doing a video blog of one of my biggest problem areas in my opinion is so hard for me! sooooo thats another reason i'm doing this!!! I was watching a show the other day and the little girls were picking up on there mothers eating habits and i dont want my daughter to think there is anything wrong with me or her so i'm embracing every aspect of myself!!! If i hate it oh well I'm gonna fake it and act like it is the greatest part of me!!! I haven't been taking pictures of myself at all... thats going to change!!! I am gonna be in every picture I can be in!!! And when i look back I'm not gonna cringe and tell her "ughhhh i use to be so fat" instead i'm going to smile and laugh and tell her about how great the moments in the picture were and not mention my size!!! YES it is going to be hard but I think for her sake and my sake it will be for the better!!! Like I say "I am sexy no matter what any mirror or person says!!!"

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