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So I've decided to start a new journal.
I can't believe that all this has happened and happened so quickly! It seems like I'd just gotten used to hooking up to dialysis every single night and now no more. Eight months on pd really wasn't that bad. Well unless you count getting peritonitis while on vacation!
I feel so good right now. I haven't sat down (well unless you count my po time today) at all today. I'm exhausted but I know that is good for me. Having a little inside information definately has helped in times like this. I am amazed at the support and love I've received from everyone. Last night was wonderful. We got home around two from the hospital. I slept a little. My sister came with a pizza from Sal's (one of the few real close to home pizza places around here) and my older brother came for dinner too. Chris brought a bunch of chairs into the bedroom and we ate and hung out. After dinner Merri and I went for a little walk around the neighborhood stopping to chat with everyone. When we got back home the neighbors from our street came to the yard with presents. They got me a ton of capri's and tanks from old navy. Definately needed.
And how could I forget my Jerms and RC coming by to see me. We played ps2 and cut up.

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This house has been a constant flood of calls and visits. I actually love having company so it doesn't bother me a bit.
I got a ton of flowers today. The dealership sent the most beautiful arrangement that I know had to cost a small fortune. My aunt and uncle sent an arrangement too. I couldn't have any soil in the hospital so everyone has been sending them now. Which is cool because I'd rather them here than in that cramped little room anyway.
I'm still a bit swollen. Well twenty pounds swollen to be exact. I'm sure they'll give me some lasix tomorrow and get this weight off. It is just so miserable to not be able to bend my bloody legs without them feeling like balloons, lol.
I feel good. The staples don't really hurt. They are starting to pull but that is healing. The JP bulb is still pulling a ton of fluid which is starting to concern me a little. It's just probably that I've not sat down all day. Dh is trying to put down the cigs. He's got two weeks or I'm forcing him to smoke in front of his mommy and daddy, lol.
Well, I'm going to pop a few lortabs and call it a night. We've got clinic in the morning at 9:30 then we are going to visit at dci and then I'm meeting with the folks at the NKF about the kidney walk. I've decided to put together a team and with the walk a month away I've got to get busy. Of course Chris isn't thrilled with my schedule but hell it is giving me an excuse to get out of the house. Little does he know that after we meet at NKF we are swinging by the dance studio. God I can't wait for these two weeks to be done so I can drive again. I hate being a caged bird.
Tonight I remember the family of my donor. For I know that they are surely still in so much pain from their loss. May the lord comfort them and hold them near. I wish there was some way I could repay them for this wonderful gift.

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Damn! Damn! Damn! So I have to take my prograf exactly twelve hours before labs tomorrow. Sitting here on the computer doing some shopping checking the boards I realize, it's an freaking hour past time to take the meds! Great! So I slammed them down and guess will have to fess up and push my lab back an hour tomorrow. Note to self. DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!
Cool thing is I've mastered swallowing all twelve pills of all different sizes at once without gagging. My fil always made fun of my taking pills one at a time so I've been practicing at the hospital, lol.

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Today has been a great day. We got up this morning and I was so excited to get ready. I wore my comfy clothes the neighbors got me, put on some make up and brushed my hair into the usual doo. Wished Chris a happy birthday. Emily called on her way to camp to wish daddy a happy birthday. We went to my clinic appt. and all went wonderful there. They lowered my dose of prednisone to 15 mgs a day! This kidney is so perfect. Then the doctor who I've known for years told us he'd let us have an ultrasound. So we went to lunch at J Alexanders to kill time before. I ate so much I felt like I'd bust. I had the black bean soup and prime rib sandwich.
The ultrasound was so emotional. It just made it all so real. Chris turned to me crying and told me that he had just received the best birthday gift he'll ever get.
When we got home I had a package. My cousin in nyc sent me a beautiful and very sentimental bracelet from one of my favorite stores, Red Envelope. It is a beaded peridot chip bracelet with a little stearling silver charm that says luck. The card enclosed with the bracelet reads: Luck Bracelet: Lady Luck will be on your side when you wear this fortuitous bracelet. Its hand-cast sterling silver "luck" charm is set among hand-strung Brazilian peridot chips, believed to accelerate personal growth and help open the doors of opportunity. It just means so much to me. I have it on right now and will probably never take it off.
Mom, Dad and my sweet angel Emily are all on their way over with my sister Molly and dinner for dh's birthday. They also got a cake. Merri is joining us as is Craig. Kirk may be able to come as well. I love being surrounded by family and friends.
We found out Em's teacher for this year today, I knew we'd get her. She taught all my siblings, lol. And we are very happy about that.
Chris is going into work tomorrow. He has to as he's going nuts. I'm hoping to get to the studio next week as he didn't want me to go today just yet. Hopefully I'll be back at work there in a month. I miss it terribly.

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Last night went well. My family didn't stay too terribly long. My parents and the kids had left by 8:30 and Merri left at 9:30. Mom spent a bunch of time out talking to the neighbors, lol. Dinner was good, they picked up fried chicken and fried chicken tenders from the deli at Publix and cold salads. Then they got a tiramisu cheesecake from Harris Teeter and it was so freaking good.
Chris went in today. They all acted so surprised to see him, lol. They should of expected it only my husband would go back to work after a week off on a Friday. He says he'll go in tomorrow too which is fine except his family is coming to visit me tomorrow! They are bringing his grandma and his parents and bil and sil. Well hell I want to go to work too, lol.
Tonight after work dh is going with the guys out boating. B got a new Baja and he's yet to be on it because of B's own surgery. It is bad and I can't wait for it to cool down some so I can go too. The girls are all coming over here to hang out. Gmom is keeping all the little bits overnight (reg and lizzy). It should be fun. I think we'll order pizza or something and just hang out. I'm sure they'll make margaritas but I don't think I'm quite up for them myself yet. Not having any side effects with the meds yet not going to push any buttons. Like I ever drink more than one anyway ROFL
I'm sure I'll be on here a bunch today. Dh took every single key to every single vehicle except my key to the F250 but of course he drove that in today. So I can't even run a mile down the road to Mapco which I was contimplating. How hard could it be to drive a mile?

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I just thought I'd post this because I see lots of people are reading, but I would like for you guys to post any comments here if you want.
This is my journal not only for my friends on this site but for family and friends out of state as well.

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Has anyone ever died of boredome? I am so very bored! Of course the fact that I've been taking lortab isn't helping because it um, inspires me. I even did a load of laundry! Which shocked the crap out of dh and my mom. I hope I didn't mess anything up, lol.
I ate some lunch, read every board here, read a magazine (I love Oprah but come on get off the diet crap already). And I've talked to all my girls on the phone so much my battery is dead now.
I should be listening to some cds for work but what good is it to try to choreograph when I can't bend my swollen legs, lol and I don't think I should be dancing just yet anyway. Ack!
I got a new picture in email of my best friend's babe who was born premature in Dec and he is such a doll face. So that made my day brighter. I should go for a walk since it's nice outside. Maybe I'll take Barley out for a stroll.

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Just thought I'd share some of my flowers because they're so pretty.
From the dealership:

From family

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Ten minutes and the girls will be here with Sonic! I can't wait. I've been alone all day and it suck a roos!!! My sis is coming too so woo hoo to girls night.

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Well we ate sonic and hung out on the back deck and had a great visit. It was so nice out last night I had on a fleece sweatshirt. The boys came in off the lake early because of the fact that well you needed a fleece sweatshirt and all gathered at M and A's. So at about nine I decided I was going to wash my hair/dry my hair/put on makeup/and step out. We went on over to the guys. (Just down the road two seconds). I only stayed about thirty minutes and we were all outside so I figured it couldn't be too germy. And sides I'd been around all the wifes that share the beds with the guys already. It was so good to see all of my friends and get out even if it was for just a minute.
Emily is coming home today. I can't wait. We are baking cookies for the neighbors today and tomorrow. Tomorrow more so because my sister will be here to help (okay supervise).
Chris went to work today so once again, home alone. I'm dying to go to my parents' and see their new floor. My sister and I bought them new appliances for their anniversary and then HHGreg didn't instal the dishwasher right so they had water/mold which lead to a new floor via HHGreg. They went with the laminate tile pergo stuff. I can't wait to see it.
I didn't sleep much last night and when I did fall asleep I woke up soaked in sweat. How in the world I thought I'm in a t and boxers and the windows are open and it's freezing then AH HA, the antirejections! Hopefully it won't get too bad. I did have to change shirts though. I can deal with it to feel the way I do now. No biggie.

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My friends here are the best!

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More flowers. My house smells like a florist, or according to my bf, Cora, a funeral home, lol.
From the studio:

From Friends at VU:

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Wow. Isn't it amazing how things can go from perfect to crap overnight. Monday evening August 9th my JP drain was tender. I looked at the exit site and saw it was a little red and felt warm. Of course when I woke up Tuesday morning I couldn't move the pain was so severe. I knew instantly that I had developed a staph infection. God why is it that I went to school for medicine again? I'd rather not know so much ya know. We were immediately admitted back into St. Thomas and I was cultured (staph of course) and my white count was 47,000. NL is 10k or less. SO instantly a fear of losing my graf (kidney) came over. I mean staph is the reason I lost my original kidneys. I was started on vanc q 12 iv and was told that I'd be there atleast a week. Then they'd let me come home on the iv for a few more weeks.
Eight days in the hospital. I gained ten pounds all I did was walk down to the cafeteria, lol. I'm doing better now. Having some iron problems but I anticipate that being worked out soon. I'm glad to be home.
The kidney is doing awesome. They lowered my prednisone to 5 mg daily and my prograf is 4 in the am and 3 in the pm. The doctors told my parents that it is like my donor was my twin! Truely a miracle.

I am a bit sad today though. One of my girlfriends has been diaged with breast cancer. God cancer is so scary. That is why I thank the good Lord everyday that I have kidney disease. It is such a cut and dry disease to treat whereas cancer is just so unpredictable.

While in the hospital I was almost given the wrong meds twice. The first mistake was my prograf. Had I taken the dose without checking I'd of lost my transplant for sure. The second was with my prednisone, not as dangerous but still wtf is with these RN's? It is listed on a chart the dose and they are to check it off as they put it in the med cup. NO EXCUSES! So needless to say one nurse got all pissy that I (a lay person, lol) questioned her the RN, my husband quickly explained that I spent three years in school working towards becoming a doctor so she needed to loose the attitude because he assured her I may not of graduated but I still knew more than she did. Yep, that's when she threw my meds at me. Bitch.
Of course once we got the pt advocate up there I was treated like Gold! And a bonus one of my good friends was my RN three nights. Oh and my friend Christy brought it to my attention that they'd been giving me less of my morphine than I was scheduled, wtf, were they taking it themselves. I hate to complain about the nurses there because that hospital is known for having the best RNs in Nashville. I must remember two bad seeds don't cause a bad rap for the entire facility. Therefore I will continue to refer people there.

The doc prescribed me valium for my morphine withdrawal. Dh and I laughed at him thinking, me withdrawal, not. Ugh, I had the worst twenty four hours of my life yesterday. I couldn't even walk I shook so bad. And my body just hurt. Thank god it is about done and I've only got a little bit of the shakes left and am just a little tired.

My baby girl goes back to school Monday! Oh where has summer gone? I wish we still had another month. Dh went back to work today and will probably not need to take off anymore. I should be able to drive come Monday. Fortunately we don't have anything going on here at the shop right now. He has two people wanting some minor stuff done but they are willing to wait a couple of weeks so he can get caught back up at Job 1 which pays the bills and offers the health insurance, lol.

I am so blessed to have such great friends. They all took turns bringing me lunch from my favorite places everyday. My brothers and mom and dad and sister came up. Emily got to spend a few hours with us one day, too. Of course she was dying to go to the gift shop where I bought her the cutest little Kitty cat purse. I spent so much money in the gift shop and cafeteria, lol. Dh left me with a twenty every night and by the time he got back the next morning it was gone. No wonder I gained all this weight.

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Michele you said that we could post here on your journal so I will. I just wanted to tell you that you always have my prayers. I am so glad that your kidney is working and healing as it should. Its just a awesome miracle. Iwill be back to read your journey back to perfect health and dance Wink :bighug:

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Thanks Angelia! You're such a great friend.

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I'm having a really good day today. Dh just got home with Em from dance. And he's letting me go with him to take her back at 3! I can't wait to see everyone.
He and Em stopped at the AVEDA place and got my lotion and some more of my shampoo and conditioner and he bought Em some shampoo from there, too. He got her the Rosemary Mint.
We are going to try to make it to a friend's cookout tonight for just a little while. I hate being holed up in the house. I'm still a little weak but what difference does it make if I am sitting here or sitting there, lol.
My mom just called to tell me she was going to the new Hobby Lobby later, gee thanks for rubbing it in mom! I can't wait to go but I'm sure it will be so crowded today so I'll have to go one weekday morning as to not catch any funk.

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Chris made nachos for lunch. Yum except now I've got heartburn. Ick.
Em is chomping at the bit to gather her school supplies for Monday. I'm a bit disappointed at what she got for what I paid. Next year I will not be buying the package deal! Ugh, still haven't found the bloody shoes. We have got to go looking after dance this afternoon. Chris is going to have to wash my hair but I really don't feel like leaning over the tub with this heartburn. I suppose I could throw a hat on today. I can't wait to be able to shower/bathe again. Sponge baths just make me feel icky. And now I can't even was my own hair because the picc can't get wet. Two more weeks.
Two more weeks.
I guess it could be worse. I keep thinking of Eve today and how she is going through all the emotions that go with being diagnosed with cancer. I know she is just scared to death. Cancer is the evil of all evils. I hate Cancer! I'm so lucky that what I have is so simple compared to what cancer patients deal with.

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We went to Christy's. Em got to ride the horses so of course she had a blast. Didn't stay too long. I'm taking her out to lunch next week. She's been my angel through all this.
The dogs had a fit sniffing Emily when she got home. They were like wtf? is that smell, lol. I had told mom I'd go to the 7:30 mass with her tomorrow (as it is not crowded and really child free) but I am just worn out right now so I think I sleep in. I feel bad but I think God understands. I'll do my readings here.
Chris is a little peeved at Em's dance schedule. I swear I told him a million times that she had to dance on Sunday as well as Saturday. I guess he forgot.

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We've got our back pack all packed. She finally got to change her earings. One ear was bleeding a little, I'll have to ask about that. She picked out the beautiful cross earings that Cora got her for her first communion. I think I did it right, I soaked them in the cleaning stuff before I put them in.
Daddy and her finally found school shoes today after dance. Not the ones I wanted but they were on sale for $21 so oh well.
She went swimming and had dinner with Bay after they got home. Bay is so excited to be going to Em's school this year. They'll have a great day tomorrow.
Mom is picking us up at 7 then we'll drop the girls off and go to my clinic appt. After that I've got to run by school and drop off some papers. Then we are going to go to St. Mary's bookstore, then it'll be time to go get the girls at school.
I'm hoping the doc will give me the go ahead to drive again tomorrow. I really need to drive again. It's been about a month! Besides, Em has dance and all and I know mom and Jen have offered but that is just such a shag I hate to depend on people.
I'm feeling better than I was earlier today. My hematocrit is still really low. Maybe they'll give me a bag of venifer when I am at clinic tomorrow. I hate the thought of having to take EPO shots. Hopefully it all has to do with the infection and everything will bounce back with some extra iv iron therapy. Atleast we'll try.

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Had a very hectic first morning back to school :roll: One of Em's earings fell out in bed last night and you'd of thought I was killing her trying to get it back in so we waited for Grama to get here and of course she has "magic no hurt powers" and all was well. Then by the time we took our pics, gathered our stuff and ran out the door we were just in time to get screwed by the public school traffic up the road. Why do I pay so much money for them to have bus service if none of them use it :roll: The traffic on Lebanon rd was all jacked up too so the girls were fifteen minutes late on their first day. GRRRR! Fortunately a bunch of others were so it didn't count.
After that since it was 8 and my clinic appt was for 8 we felt so rushed to get down to the hospital. Of course 40 was jacked up, too. So we were forty minutes late. But my doc came in and told mom and I he needed to talk to us. It seems he wants to sponsor me back at Vanderbilt to finish med school :shock: Mom and I were both just in awe. We told him that we would most certainly think about that. He said if I didn't want to go that route he had some other suggestions we'd discuss but he said "a great medical mind is a terrible thing to waste". Talk about my head swelling!
We high tailed it to school and got there right at 11, so of course we had to wait for second round. Then we went to the Plant and Merri met us for lunch. I got a big fat ribeye, yum. Merri is really considering divorcing my bil. I just wish she would at this point. He is driving her into a deep dark depression and it is killing me to watch. Chris told her this afternoon to just pack her crap and move in here. We've got plenty of room. She is seriously considering it.
I didn't get the go ahead to drive yet. He said maybe Friday. Blah. Kidney is doing wonderful. I was a little dehydrated this morning which didn't make them happy so mom forced a liter of water down my throat while we were there. Making my nurses laugh so hard. I had a low grade temp this morning but we won't know what's up until we get my white cell back tonight. Hopefully it was just a fluke (my mother refuses to use her ac) and that everything with the vanc is still cool.
Em went swimming at Bay's. Bay started at Emily's school today and when I called to ask her how her first day went she said it was the best day of her life. Brought tears to my eyes as I know that sweet little girl was teased and tourmented at the ps here and she was just miserable. There is none of that at our school. She's made a new friend already and is excited about going full day so her and Em can play on the playground.
Jen and I are going to ride down to the mandatory meeting tonight together since I can't drive yet. I think I'll take her for a drink or something after. She's done so much for me. And Emily. I truely am blessed with some of the greatest friends. And my family is so wonderful. And our neighbors (except one house in the entire neighborhood) are so great we couldn't of hand picked them better.
I'm so excited for Monday, we are having professional pics taken for work for our website. I've got the coolest new leotard to wear. Now how do I lose these ten pounds of fluid so I don't look preggo in my portfolio pic, lol?

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So sick today. Not rejection actually think the kidney is working too well. Nobody I know is sick so hopefully it's just this evil staph! But I've been to the clinic, avoided being admitted for today. But if not looking better tomorrow back to jail I go. The reject home health nurse fucked up my picc but fortunately they were able to save it this morning at clinic. Won't know anymore until my labs come back. Stat, yeah right! It's already been 2 hours and still no results. Going to take 10mgs of valium and a zofran and hopefully pass out.

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God grant me the serenity to NOT hire someone to murder my ex shit head please. He is not worth the air he breaths. Please God take him out of our lives. Emily wants him gone, as do Chris and I.

What a horrible thing to wish but hey, maybe he's an organ donor and in his death can save people who are worth saving!

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What a bitter sweet day today is. Tonight as I gather with my family to celebrate my one month anniversary of good health I know that tonight somewhere a family is going to be crying, asking why.
This morning a friend sent my an email and in it she quoted from the JS song: "I sit and wait does an angel contemplate my fate......"
God bless you "angel" and may he watch over and comfort your family on today the one month anniversary of the day you truely did become one of His Angels in heaven. We have a candle lit for you today, tomorrow, always. Though we never met you mean as much to me as my family.

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Even though I've not gotten the go ahead for some reason I just had to do it today, I had to put on my shoes and dance. And I can't wait to go back to work because I've just choreographed the most beautiful lyrical piece I've ever seen in my life, out of myself, or any other choreographer I know. So much so that dh's cousin is meeting me in the morning to look at it.

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I'm so sick and tired of this all. I got the okay to finally drive and dance from the surgeon on Wed. He did say though that they were going to send me to radiology and drain the pocket. Okay well they failed to inform us that we'd be there until 5 or so. And he said worst case I'd end up with a drain in. So Okay. Here we go. FIRST case senerio to the stupid radiologist is to put in a fucking drain. And this time it isn't the JP bulb it's an accordian. It's got a 500 ml bag hanging on it. Okay now reality is the pocket is only 4 cms. How in the world or why in the world did you put this huge thing in my body? Of course by 8 that night we were back at the hospital with complications. Go figure.
I'm weak, I feel horrible and I can't take anymore of this. I want my life back. And do you know how sick and tired I am of hearing "look to the future". If one more person says that I'm going to blow. I have to look at right now because that is where I am.
So now, I still can drive. I don't go to have this drain out until Wed. My brother and sil are coming in with my nephews from Louisville tomorrow and we have our company family fun day on Sunday. So I guess I'm just going to try to push on and not look like too big of a freak on a leash. Unlike the other this is not something I can hide. I tried to yesterday and well, it is just impossible.
I've been spending money like crazy. Fortunately it has all been towards Christmas though. Well, and some for me. I've ordered Mom's gift from QVC. They have some great stuff. She collects Beleek (Sp?) from Ireland so I bought her a lamp. She's always wanted one. Now if I can just keep all these gifts from everyone as I suck at keeping secrets.
Next week I do have Jenn, Ev and baby Josh coming to visit so that is something to look forward to. Joshua is doing so amazing. He is 8 mos old but his adjusted age is 5 mos. He is already 26.5 inches long and 16 almost 17 pounds! And the doctor is amazed by his development. I can't wait to see him again. He better not gain three pounds before he gets here or I won't be able to pick him up, lol.
I hope my sil likes the bible I bought her. She is starting RCIA and I bought her the one like mine with the daily devotionals. I bought my brother the bar set like dh's that he loves. The baby is getting a bible and a check and Landon is getting wood blocks. So tomorrow should be fun.
I am going so stir crazy. From Socialite to Simple life here for sure. In the almost four years we've been in this house I don't think I've ever spent as many hours in it as I have in the past month! And too bad I don't have the energy to do anything!
Dh bought me a cool giraffe matted picture frame at hobby lobby and he got me some scrapbook stuff, too. I wish I had the energy to work on my albums. But I don't. Ugh.

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Chris is such a sweetheart. He is at Tower Records buying me some new cds. He just dropped Em off at the studio and needed to kill some time. He remembered me saying I wanted some cds.
We aren't going to the company fun day today. I just really don't feel like it and it's really hot out today. Besides I do look like a freak. Chris has to cut the back and front yards when he gets home. I've begged him to let Palmer come do the back but he is so picky. Nobody but the dogs sees the back so who cares.
Em wants to sleep at grama's tonight so maybe we'll let her. Not much else is going on. We went to mom and dad's for dinner last night. My oldest brother is leaving for China Tuesday morning for two weeks with work. He is not looking forward to the 24 hours of flying, neither would I. Hopefully he'll do okay.

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So dh decided to have my family over for an impromptu bbq last night. An old friend we haven't seen in a couple of years came and it was a blast! The girls roasted marshmallows. Chris made his moppin chicken, blackeyed peas, potato salad and of course italian bread w/ sesoned olive oil.
Then Em went home with grama and Chris and I spent the night hanging out outside listening to cds. It was great.

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I'm actually having a decent day today. Jenn, Ev and the baby will be here in about 4 hours from Texas on their big move back to NY. I wish they could spend more than just three days here though.
I'm going to lunch with dh and the guys today. Haven't done that in so long. I miss life as it was.
Got to go downtown first and buy a ton more stuff from the W store for everyone at work and I have an order from a few of the neighbors. So cool our whole workplace and our whole street is Republican. No wonder they are such good people. And dh said to write the check for 25 hundred over. Cool deal. Then I think I may stop by Peebles because it's never crowded there and pick up something to give to Joshua when he gets here. He's already in 12 months clothes. You would never know he was three months premature. He looks like an 8 month old not a 5 month old. Such a little miracle.

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Thank god I've got my laptop back. I hate Sony with a passion. The fucking thing that is barely two years old just cost $600 to fix. But dh insisted we fix it :roll: I just wanted to buy one of those el cheapo Dell's for that money but nope. So anyway.
I had surgery on Tuesday for the stint/cath removal. All went wonderful and I am doing pretty good. Sore but I'm refusing to take the drugs so I guess I can't complain.
We've been so busy it's unreal. One thing right after another. I start back to work on Monday and I'm super excited. Having Ana's baby shower here next Sunday. That'll be so fun. I've got to order the cake and flower arrangements tomorrow. I'm getting them the stroller/carseat combo. Mom is getting them the pack and play and Mer is getting them the swing. They should be all set with those for at first.
One of the stupid garage doors fell last night. C had pushed the button and it made a hell of a noise and crash one whole side came down right on top of the Expedition. It didn't hurt it too badly. Glad that I parked it out there and the five hundred in the attatched or we'd of been buying the damned car for sure if it would of gotten damaged.
This house is cursed. I swear it is. I will never buy a new house again. They are built so cheaply, no matter how much money you spend! Of course we'll probably keep this one forever.

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Ugh, So I break down and take the meds and now I'm sick. So which was worse, my tummy hurting from the surgery or puking on top of my tummy hurting. I can't wait for this to all be behind me!

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Sat around and did nothing today. I was really hoping to be able to drive as I've got to get the stuff ordered for Ana's shower. And I majorly need to get to Clinique and buy some foundation. This bloody medicine has made my face so bumpy I'm going to have to do something before I go back to work. Yuck, never had acne and now, ick. C said he'll take me to the bakery and florist after Michael's birthday party tomorrow on the way to take Em to the studio. Then while she's there he said we'll go pick up the gift at Target and run into Party City and knock out the decorations. Good deal.
He and Emily went over to Jen and Daryl's for the evening. Em was dying to play with Bay and C was going to try to fix D's lawnmower. I wanted to go but this shit still hurts so bad I don't want to be out of my bed! So here I lay.
Mom and Molls hung out a bit after they brought Em home from school. That was cool except my mother is always full of shits and giggles and right now it hurts like hell to laugh. While she and I were sitting out back on the deck we noticed Rudy trying to climb the fucking fence. Great now I've got two that have that figured out. GRRRR!
I am hoping to feel up to cleaning out the garage and shop some tomorrow. Major dusting needed in the main garage atleast! We've got massive cobwebs. YUCK. Atleast mommy has helped keep the house up this week. And the laundry. She said she is definately going to retire next spring and be our full time house keeper/nanny! Woo hoo! Dh said he'd pay her forty bucks a day. Works for me. This way I can go back to school. Not sure exactly for what yet but I'll figure it out by then.

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I'm so excited I just got new pics of Joshua. He is the prettiest baby in the world!
Oh and C just got offered a sweet teaching job in NC. Oy vey. Here we go again.

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Oh just mother fucking peachy. Emily just came home fucking puking. Great. I already know where this is going to lead. I'm sure with zero fucking immune system and having been with the child all fucking afternoon that I've just bought myself a fucking week in god damned hell.
I swear to god that people who go out in public sick and send their children to school sick and daycare sick are nothing but disgusting mother fuckers who deserve to be shot. I don't give a fuck if you can't afford to take off of fucking work to care for your sick child. Sounds like a fucking personal problem, maybe that should of been something thought of before you spawned.
Of course now I'm informed that there was a kid sent home sick this morning. Well to that parent I say fuck you.

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Em is doing much better tonight. She didn't throw up anymore last night after I stuck a phenergan up her booty. Oh boy she hates that but damn it works. I went out earlier and bought her the sweatshirt she fell in love with at Peebles the other day as a pick me up and got myself a bunch of new makeup too.
And she got a new movie and some new coloring books/crayons from daddy this morning to entertain her today. Poor kids been stuck upstairs for almost 24 hours now. This sucks so bad.
My incision is burning like a sob. You know I'm beginning to wonder if it's not because the surgeon used that skin glue and I'm allergic to adhesive? Hum?
We had so much planned for today. First she was going to be a guest at my bf's dd's dance studio (she's two and was really upset) then a birthday party next door at 10:30 and poor Em, they were all outside and she could hear and see them. I know she felt sad. It broke my heart. Then she missed her company classes. Then we had decided to go to the 50th Anniversary party at Church with mom since dh was supposed to go ride (which he didn't because of Em being sick). So needless to say it's been a very disappointing day for the little gal. But she is so sweet and so understanding. She managed to eat some dry cereal for bfast, have some gingerale and some plain pasta for supper and keep it all down.
My brother called me super upset because he'd taken his gf to the petstore to get a hamster to take back to UTc with her tomorrow and low and behold there was a four month old male weim in a way too small cage there. He was so sad. He did confront the manager and ask where the dog came from and the guy was cool and showed proof that it came from a breeder and not a puppy mill but still. Craig asked him what he's going to do if the dog doesn't sell. He said when he got too big he'd let it go for really cheap to the right home. And showed Craig the contract with the breeder that says all people wanting to purchase that dog must meet x requirements. So he still wasn't happy but atleast I didn't have to drive to Murfreesboro this evening and drop $600 on a dog I don't need, lol.
Oh and go fig, they didn't carry hamsters.
I feel bad dh stayed home today. He's been looking forward to this for so long. Oh well, there's always next weekend.

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Will this pain ever end? I feel like my belly is on fire. Ugh.

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I'm sorry your hurting michelle hun Sad I hope you are feeling better now that it's been a few days! Your always in our prayers.

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Awe thanks. It is so much better now.

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Labs:
Creatinine 1.0
potassium 4.8
Cholesterol has dropped almost by 20 (the bad one) and the total was 164
(mom see, dad could get his down if he'd damn try, lol)
Hematocrit 58 :shock:
So because that is so high I'm trying altace to bring it down. If it's not down in a few weeks I'll have to go get a phlebotomy.

Dh was in a car accident today. He had a school bus come over on him. Minor damage and no injuries to anyone in the truck and thank God no kids on the school bus. Cop was pissed because of the witnesses statements and said it was 100% avoidable if she'd of looked before coming over. Dh told her supervisor she has no business driving kids around if she can be that careless. I must say I agree.
So obviously the bus drivers carry their own auto insurance so the supervisor is going to get back to us Monday with her information on that.

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Oh boy! I remember sitting at this computer about a month ago wishing my very active life was back. Now I'm sitting here wishing I was still unable to drive and layed around in bed all day, lol.
Last night we went to dinner with some friends we haven't seen since before tx.
Today I got up at butt crack of dawn. Went to mom's for coffee. Jetted from there at 10. Went and picked up the cake and mints for the shower and the cake and cookies for the neighborhood party. Then I ran to Hobby Lobby to get candles and ribbon. Oh my it is so hard to be in a rush and stay on track in that place. I got the ribbon I needed, blue and white gingham thick and a thin shear with It's a Boy all on it. Then I got the candles. On my hunt for the candles I noticed the craft isle. They had these packs of little blocks that you could paint yourself. I picked up some of those, a couple of things of paint and a brush. Will use them to decorate the tables tomorrow.
Got home just in time to shower and jet to the party. It was a blast. I love, love, love each and every person on our street and the end of the main road. We grilled out and ate. We were all wearing our Bush stickers that the WCRH donated and our pins. The tables were donned in red white and blue solid clothes with Bush stickers of every kind on them. The kids all had their ride on toys out there and the boys (well the younger generation) played a real deal tackle football game. The older men put their chairs in the street in a row and watched. Us women sat and chatted. The kiddies played in the street with the sidewalk chalk and all their ride on toys. Bay was so very sad Em wasn't here. The party was supposed to be from 1 to 5 but we were all having such a great time it was 7 before we parted ways. Then we had to jet to dinner with B and Steph. Dinner was great. I just got done putting the ribbons around all of my dress me up serving pieces and I put the little mints on their tray (and back into the microwave as to not temp the doggie dogs). The cake has a temporary home in the oven for the same reason. Dh is putting the travel system together as I type this. I've already packaged up the toy basket from Emily, gosh I love the sassy toy lines. In the basket I put a blanket (for babe to play on the floor on), the Sassy fish teether, the stacking blocks, the who loves me book and the linkable ABC set. Emily gives this type of basket gift to all my expecting friends and family. It is so cute. Mom came by during the block party to drop off some stuff and I handed the blocks and paint over to Molly as that is the perfect project for her. I just wish we had princess Em this weekend so she could have went to grams and helped with that not to mention be here for the block party oh and the shower. God I want my child with me every weekend. And that is where she wants to be. But fortunately we'll have her Halloween, Turkey weekend and Christmas weekend. He'll get her NY weekend so we are slightly bummed but that mean we will have her the weekend after her bday to have her party. So we'll trade NYE/NYD for all of the others, kwim?
I am so excited for tomorrow.
On a grumpy note I'm having a bit of a health scare right now. I know it's probably nothing but being on these meds is making my mind spin. My last period was not normal at all. Just a little old blood for a couple of days and never any tissue. I've been spotting when I wipe off and on since, sometimes it is brownish sometimes pink. Steph is going to do a scan one night this week. I want her to be the one who tells me if she sees something not have to be scanned then wait and hear it from the doctor. Like I said I'm sure it's nothing but seems how my tubes are tied so it couldn't be that the big C word is just running rampid in my mind.
Especially with two friends battling breast cancer and one in remission from testicular cancer. All so very young. Ah, I got to stop worrying about it or I'm going to have a nervous breakdown.
I'm going to check on the stroller progress and then I'm going to call mom and read a magazine.
Only Three more days until I can take a bath again woo hoo.

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Hay you again Smile I feel weird posting in here but I know you said it was okay to leave comments for you here so I am lol

Anyhow, was just reading up on your journal, you've not posted in awhile so I hope everything is okay Smile Any update on your husband & the accident? That is scarry that she was so wreckless!! I can not wait to have another car so I can drive my oldest to school, I am so tired of bus issues myself and some of them are soo irresponsible! We have had FIVE bus drivers since august, it's insane.

This baby shower your talking of sure sounds like a lot of fun!! I LOVE baby showers! How did it go? I'm sorry af was being so odd for you and I pray that it is nothing other than your body just being weird, I refuse to even THINK of that damn C word lol You do the smae! Wink Deff. let us know when you find out!! Until then all crossables are crossed for you that it is truly nothing serious.

~*chims*~