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Night of the Living Stiffs: My 2nd Screen Play!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

I actually finished this one! I thought I put up a blurb to what it's about, along with the poster I made. I hope you enjoy!

Hugs-Kat

Night of the Living Stiffs

From the mind of V.E.L Edgar (Writer of Zombie Dogs) comes another off the wall, B-movie filled with highly offensive images and dialogue that will make you wonder, “Who in their rightful minds would write something like this?”

For most men, sex is always on their mind. For Alec Lockwood, it’s the last thing he wants to hear after his wife leaves him due to his inability to “perform” in bed. Far from his British home in a California sexual dysfunction testing clinic, he meets Tad Rush, the Aussie hell bent on collecting the test drugs in order to become America’s all time favorite porn star. But before the two can set things right or take the path to their American dream, things start to become a bit twisted in the most sinfully silly way as they find themselves surrounded by fellow male test subjects who have become zombies with an deadly need to sexually please.

Filled with British comedy, a hot Aussie and a bunch of bloody sexually deprived zombie Yanks, Night of the Living Stiffs is sure to have you bent over in laughter or at least holding your ankles.

Make room in bed, the walking dead are up.

  
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REDNECKFEMINIST 5/8/2009 11:37AM

    very cool

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Keep me in your thoughts (2nd US for IUGR)

Monday, May 04, 2009

I go in on Tuesday to have my second US. On my last one (first one) the baby was measuring small by 4 weeks. I know that the US can give me 3 possible results.

My due date will stay the same.
My due date will change.
OR-
The baby has IUGR and there is a health concern.

I don't mind the due date issue (though I love to be closer to my date than further away! :P) but I am concerned with the IUGR issue which is why they are doing a second US to start with.

I did lose some weight and I'm still under my starting pregnancy weight as of now and know that could cause it along with blood sugar which I've not gotten the results for so far, plus a bunch of other underlying issues such as with my placenta, infection, and birth defects.

I really want a healthy, happy, safe birth and baby so keep me in your thoughts and wish me luck that this is nothing but a due date issue!

Hugs-Kat

  
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ARISCHAC 5/5/2009 4:02PM

    I am praying for you and your baby! emoticon

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NGCHILD 5/5/2009 9:25AM

    Hey Kat -- you and the baby are in my thoughts and prayers! Please keep us updated!!

Many HUGS!!

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JIBBIE49 5/4/2009 10:05PM

    I would disagree that your not gaining weight would "cause" this. You have more than enough calories to nutrish your pregnancy, so you shouldn't be blaming yourself. This is about the pregnancy itself. If you have high blood pressure, or diabetes, that can be an issue, but you need to deal with this with your doctor. I'd say to continue to get exercise, so you have a GOOD oxygen supply and help your pregnancy in that issue, and drink plenty of water to keep your body flushed of toxins. emoticon

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CONSTANCELG 5/4/2009 6:18PM

    You and your baby are in my thoughts and prayer. Lovies
Constance

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SMOX12 5/4/2009 10:36AM

    I had a friend that just went through this and u/s #2 showed him right on target! I hope all goes well, let us know!

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POLARIA 5/4/2009 9:46AM

  You and baby are in my prayers. emoticon

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IOWAGAL1957 5/4/2009 7:46AM

    will keep sending good vibes your way!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 5/4/2009 7:08AM

    thoghts and prayers are with you

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VIVACIOUSBEAUTY 5/4/2009 6:10AM

  sending positive thoughts!

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Thank you for being a friend.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I didn't know this but Beatrice (Bea) Arthur who played Dorthy on Golden Girls died on April 25th.

I loved that show! I was like 8 years old or maybe even younger when I watched it and it was one of those shows I could watch with my mother and just spend some good old mother and daughter time. All the ladies on the show were great actresses and the show is a classic in my opinion. It's a bit sad to see her go.

So, in her memory I thought I sing a song. Join along if you wish!

Hugs-Kat


Thank you for being a friend
Traveled down the road and back again
Your heart is true your a pal and a confidant.

And if you through a party
Invited everyone you ever knew
You would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.

  
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JIBBIE49 4/28/2009 4:17PM

    She certainly had an interesting life.

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NYDIA07 4/28/2009 3:58PM

    Aww I didn't know this since I don't watch tv. :(

Thanks for the comment on my blog. It thought it was funny that you said the pregnancy made you slow lol.

Thank you for being a SP friend :)

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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/28/2009 3:21PM

    I saw that this morning, I loved that show as well!

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My First Doctors Appointment.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I met my doctor (female) and the intern (male) in the exam room and instantly told them that I did not want to perform the pap at that moment and instead wanted to go over my reasons, concerns, risk and get more information before setting a later date to do the exam. The intern put me on edge. Everything I said was followed by eye rolling, walking in a circle in places, grunting, sighing out loud and scuffing (little laughs?) at all my questions, reasons, and such. I instantly became defensive after about the first 5 minutes.

We compared my risk of getting the pap done at this time vs getting it done later and what would happen if anything should occur from either one. From my stand point, it would have been best to get it done at 32 weeks or even after I gave birth because in their worse case, they still would not treat me until after the baby was born. From the hospitals stand point, even though they can’t/won’t treat me until after birth, they would just like to know before hand for “our peace of mind”. For me, this wasn’t enough to convince me to go ahead with the pap at that time. I agreed to getting a pelvic exam to test for STD’s and infection and stated that I would want another one done later on before birth.

Apparently this wasn’t enough for them. She left with the intern, came back and informed me that from the “Hospitals and staffs view” my refusal to get a pap would be documented and noted and from where they stand they feel that I do not care for myself or my current children and now worry if I take my prenatal care seriously. I was informed that refusing the pap and any other routines, procedures and treatments would be noted and that it’s also marked as a concern for not only my health but the health of my unborn baby and they are now worried if I’m capable of “harming” my children. They added in something about not believing that I would be returning for prenatal care and medical care for myself and my children and that it would be “neglect”.

I simply smiled and said that I understood that my refusal to do a pap would result in such a thing and was prepared for it but I would still not be getting my pap done at that moment and then continued on with my other concerns/questions.

I left not upset. It was a typical visit at this place and I was use to it. I was happy to have handled it so well, to not cry or have an attack. But, once I got home things changed. I wrote it all out and realized that they were mocking me, using scare tatics, threats, mental and emotional abuse to get me to go their way and I went for it. (I signed up to have the pap done at 24 weeks instead of later on and I also got blood work done.)

I don’t want to fight but I don’t want to be bullied and threatened (and have my family threatened) because my beliefs don’t fit theirs and their hospital policy. They told me I could go else where but would have to pay out of pocket which I can't afford at all and have already tried to do.

My Dh is sooo pissed about the whole mess and me, I’m just trying to cope with it all so that I don’t fall back into full PTSD. Last night I was up with nothing but nightmares of what happened last time and I don’t want to deal with that or anything else again. All of this because I choose not to get a pap that day and wanted to wait.

*sigh*

  
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CLEOLEFT1 4/28/2009 10:41PM

    those people suck! Oooohhh. Your blog made me soo mad i could spit. I definitely would not deal with people like that if I could get out of it. I am an RN and I promise you CAN find people who aren't such jerks and understand that what you are doing IS in the best interest of your children if that is how you feel about it. You have a brain and you know how to use it and don't deserve to have someone else trying to dictate what you should do for your own peace of mind. You are so much stronger and more patient than I could ever be in this situation.

I am Rh negative as well and had placenta previa. My first was born by c section 14 hours after they induced labor cuz nothing happened. My step daughter just had a baby on the 23rd. Truly, tho, I think it really does sound like some kind of prejudice to act like you have to have std testing when you have been with the same man exclusively all this time. Sounds fishy of them to act like that.

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2LABS2LOVE 4/28/2009 8:47PM

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TRECECOOKS 4/28/2009 1:38PM

    Sorry I missed this when you first posted. I am TOTALLY there with TRISHWITCH about documenting and taking an advocate. Any question it might be racially motivated?
I'll be praying. . .

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BRANDY_09 4/27/2009 11:16PM

    Oh wow, how horrible of them to bully you like that. People of that nature are sad. I say keep your head up, and follow your heart. You are the mother in this situation and YOU and only YOU know what is best for your child/children. :)

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KATRINIA17 4/23/2009 11:24AM

    I have many underlying conditions that would make having a pap and a pelvic exam more of a risk then not having them. Me and my DH have never been sexually active with anyone else (we met as virgins in our teens) but on the same note, he is military and you hear nothing but stories about how soldiers (both male and female) are sleeping around with each other and buying sex from the people out there. I trust my dh not to do such a thing but at the same time it's my trust in dh vs the health of my child. Herpes is really nasty and I have a friend whose son has a form of herpes on his brain. Not only is he mentally and physically handicap but he has seizures daily and is slowly dying. I love and trust my husband but in the end, this is about the health of my child. So getting STD and infection testing is something I want to do. At the same time, you can have a herpes breakout at anytime and they can only detect it during a break out. If they are willing to give me only one test, I want to use it wisely. Since you can give birth with herpes (as long as you are not having an out break) I rather get checked closer to the end of my pregnancy than at the start. Honestly, I rather get checked for infections and STD's whenever I feel the need (which at this point I don't) and not when they think is best. Only I know what may or may not be going on in my sex life and my partners sex life so shouldn't the choice be up to me?

But Like I said, Dh was just recently tested for STD's (something the military does) and all my paps and pelvic exams have come back clean as recent as last years exam. The risk is low but the risk of preterm labor (due to another condition) pelvic injury, infection, bleeding (I'm rh neg) and SPD are much, much higher and would cause long term complications. A STD test can be done with a swab of a q-tip but they want the full legs in stirrups, tools in me, pushing around on my uterus and organs and scraping my cervix for cancer (which they won't treat anyways). Like I said, I've gone to the second stage of testing for those concerns (U/S) and I'm clear on all of that. Like the doctor said, my risk is low and they expect everything to come back clean...Why bother when the risk for everything else is so high if they go ahead with the exam right now. If they wait until 36 weeks, right before birth or after birth my risk of anything is low and I can give birth and the baby has a chance of surviving.

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SAPPHIREAURA 4/23/2009 7:45AM

    Oh My God...I am so sorry that you had to go through this. That is terrible.

As another commenter stated and recommended, I would document everything that was said, done and call the board of ethics wherever you live. I would also consult with a lawyer. It has to be against the law in some form or fashion to scare/intimidate on that level.

Again..I am sorry that that had to happen to you. You are the patient and have every right to ask what questions and concerns you may have.

Please keep us updated on what you decided to do.

Try and have a good day and God bless...

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MALI*DREAMS* 4/23/2009 6:28AM

    im sorry your haveing such a hard time but just follow your heart and do the things you know are best

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JIBBIE49 4/23/2009 3:09AM

    Why would they think you'd have an STD? Are you afraid to have a PAP Test because you are worried that it could cause you to go into premature labor? I don't think it is a real issue. Did you have premature babies before?

If you have herpes, that is a concern for your baby. My son's gf has a cousin who was showing me that she has herpes in her one eye and has poor vision and flare-ups, as she got it when she was born from her mother.

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SHELLREED 4/20/2009 12:24AM

    I am proud of you and the way that you handled the situation .. you need to stay calm for you and for the little one.. my prayers go up for you my friend.. keep us in the loop.

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TIFFWINTER 4/19/2009 8:36PM

    I'm not so sure I could have handled the situation AT ALL. I prob would have had a nervous breakdown right then and there. I hope things go better for you and I'm sorry you were bullied by insensitive, well..... You know what I mean. Your week can only go up!

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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/19/2009 2:38PM

    OMG, I would call the Board of Ethics and report them, and I would let them know I did so. I would find articles supporting your view and hand deliver them, and I would take an advocate with you to all future Dr. Appointments, I have done this before, and medial professionals are much more careful in what they say and do when being watched by an objective person.

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Alien Baby

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Well,

It went actually well.

I was 35 mins late for my appointment. But lucky me, they have complete new staff, they were super nice!

The baby is measuring small...by 4 weeks so
I have another appointment set up on May 5th.

So far they don't think it's an issue other than having the wrong due date but they want to make sure about it.

I'm a bit concerned though...I don't remember getting a cycle in Nov. and I know I didn't have one in Dec. I know this because I was freaked out because last Nov. I had a huge cancer scare. Hence the reason for wanting to make sure that there is a baby in there to start with.

The heart rate was 149, baby is about 8 oz and is measuring at 18 weeks and 2 days along. That would put my due date at Sept 6th!!!

I got one picture up right now (comp is acting up). Baby either laid on it's side or belly so this one is on the side resting on the arm. We tried for a profile picture but when we did, baby would swat at us. She angled and got one that looks like a profile, it's baby swatting at us again. LOL

I'll put them up ASAP. Sorry it took so long to reply, I was gone all day long and when I got home my feet were so swollen that they were painful. I had to put them up.

Hugs-Kat

  
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2LABS2LOVE 4/28/2009 8:49PM

    It looks like the baby is waving hello! emoticon

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SPRINKLEMELOLA 4/16/2009 11:59PM

    Send me some water as WELL as fertility dust. emoticon


Your angel is going to be beautiful...and sassy, if your inability to get the picture is any indication...LOL!

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SLSOTAK 4/16/2009 7:07PM

    Congrats! Can you send some of your fertility dust my way? ;) Keep up the good work! I'm SURE you'll keep your gaining to a minimum! Take care of you! - Stacy :)

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IWANTEVERYTHING 4/16/2009 2:32PM

    CONGRATS!!!



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KELLEYCAN 4/16/2009 1:24PM

    The baby looks like he/she is waving hello!! Congratulations!!

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CONSTANCELG 4/13/2009 10:23PM

    It is so amazing what we can see so far in advance. My prayers for a healthy baby and healthy you continue.

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HIGHPLAINSTANGO 4/11/2009 10:52PM

  Sounds like a spirited baby! (Wonder where the baby gets THAT from!?) I hope your feetses are feeling better. You need a nice feetses massage...where's the hubby! Glad the baby is so cooperative having a picture taken :) Wishing you good health and comfort.

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JANAY5 4/9/2009 6:17PM

    Awwwww it's soooo cute.... emoticon
I wish you the best of luck....

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REDNECKFEMINIST 4/9/2009 11:45AM

    Woo HOO!

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TRECECOOKS 4/8/2009 6:24PM

    Hooray for the alien baby!!

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JIBBIE49 4/8/2009 6:05PM

    I wouldn't worry about your "due date". Periods are often "unsure" so just go with the Sept. 6th date.

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VIVACIOUSBEAUTY 4/8/2009 3:59PM

  yay a baby!! emoticon

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