Monday, April 04, 2011
Ok, A quick update.
Good News: Down a few more lbs. Wore size 16W pants!!! Bought 2 pairs (started at 24/26 Jan 1st). Daughter said it was the best birthday ever! Says she's happy for the first time in her life we feel like a true family. Yeah! tummy is feeling a bit better.
Bad news: I dropped my car off Saturday to get checked out for the sensor light coming on. Well, They found a hole in a plastic tube from the oxygen sensor - nice cheap fix, right? Well, then they were driving the car around to park and it died. Stalled, died, wouldn't start back up. SOOOooo it needs a new timing belt. I need to have it towed to a different garage that does engine stuff. They will look to see if my valves or head or anything else is damage. PLEASE DON"T LET ME NEED A NEW CAR!! I just paid off this car March 15th!!!! Between things breaking and the house and now my car, I just feel very depressed & overwhelmed. I know somehow we will get by, but I can't handle putting much more on our credit cards without feeling like we are going to sink!
Thursday, March 31, 2011
I'm swallowing a little better today! Yeah! The doc is sending me to get an upper GI scope done, and gave me some things to try in the meantime. I did eat some oatmeal and a banana so far today (yeah) and I'm going to make mashed potatoes for tonight. It's still hard to swallow food, but it's not as painful :) My lower GI stuff is okeydokey! SO I'm half better! lol
I can't believe tomorrow is April Fools. Sixteen years ago tomorrow, I went into labor with my daughter. I just finished dinner of my third ice cream sandwich (after two servings of spaghetti & sauce) and my water broke. I called the doctors office. The on-call nurse answered and said, "ha ha that's not funny anymore. Happy april fools now stop calling" HUH? I called back, explained myself.. then I called my Mom - her husband answered and replied, "I'm not falling for that, April fools" huh? No really I am, put mom on the phone. then I hear "Val, Karen's on the phone, she's gonna have the baby" "yeah, right, ha ha april fools to you too". Ok, people, I"m really in labor. I did go into the hospital that night after my mom arrived and told them I was NOT having this baby on april fools. I already had enough FOOLS for ONE day! lol. And I didn't. The next afternoon I was induced and had this beautiful 7lb bright eyed baby girl.
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I really don't want to blog about stuff like this, but I must. By blogging I have a reference point to go back to should I suddenly say, "hey, I dealt with this before" So here goes.
A few months ago we added a multi-vitamin to our diet. Well, for me that equaled constipation. So I took a stool softener with mild laxative to try and work through that. Well, that didn't work, so I took the multi-vitamin every other day, still didn't work, so I stopped taking it. My body still hasn't recovered fully.
I do pretty good on my fiber, and I drink a good amount of water, and stay away from the unhealthy stuff. so what on earth is going on? I've had issues with constipation in my past (even ER trips) so I know what that is all about. Well, the last few days I'm having a new issue. I'm going to have to call my doctor to go in and see her. Ugh again. I was hoping to avoid this...
Sunday, when I ate my evening apple snack, it felt like it got stuck in my throat. Not near the tonsils, but down lower, between the breast bone. Monday it felt like it traveled to my stomach area - a few inches lower but still felt tight. So I ate my food slower, and really spaced it out to try and help. I did pass some stuff, and (sorry to be descriptive) it was pretty normal - all except the fact that my muscles didn't want to push. Well, I still didn't feel right on Tuesday so I stayed with liquid stuff during the day, and still had a few small movements that were normal - but I couldn't push. So I'm wondering is it a muscular thing? Is it my MS? what on earth could be wrong with me. Last night we went out to dinner. I ordered a steak tip appetizer as my dinner along with a side salad (I tried to log it best I could). I took forever to eat the salad, and at a half of the piece of bread served with it. Didn't seem to have much problem, so I ate the few ounces of steak. It wasn't much. I also ate the onions and peppers and about eight forks of the rice. I shouldn't have eaten all that. It took me an entire hour to eat all that cuz I ate so slow, but I'm still paying for it. It didn't feel stuck in my throat this time, but my tummy is solid and sore. My upper abdomen (right above belly button) is sore and very solid feeling too. Now I have a little indigestion too (I guess red meat & rice isn't a good thing.. lol). I feel very plugged up. So a call to my doctor when they open. I really hope I don't have to go for exrays or anything. My boss is on her first day of vacation, and I need to be in the office. My daughter's birthday is Saturday and I need to clean the house. I'm also working on my sisters resume in my spare time, and just finished reinstalling the laptop with new OS & software (it's sitting here next to me installing SP3 lol). I don't have time to be sick. Also, my head cold seems to be letting up a little. I've been using neilmed sinus rinse every morning, and sinus spray every night. ugh.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Sprint has a Voicemail to Text option on my phone. I just had to share this laugh with you. What the voicemail actually said.. no where close.. but this is funny:
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