medical

Down To The Wire

Today was my bi-annual follow up appointment with the White Russian. In a nutshell, I’m fine. My blood pressure was a little high, but it was probably because I was worried about not getting there on time. I left work about 30 minutes later than I had planned with an admonition from Terri not to…

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My Funny Valentine(‘s Day)

Today has been a very special Valentine’s Day for me. And by “special”, I mean unusual and not really in the good way. You see, I’m having a colonoscopy tomorrow. Which means today I’ve been on a liquid diet and am currently working on 64 ounces of Gatorade with a Miralax mixer. I started the…

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Thankfulness – Day Twenty-Three

Katie had all four wisdom teeth pulled this morning. I’m thankful that the procedure went well with no complications. Right now, at almost 11:00 at night, I’m sitting in an emergency exam room while she’s being given IV fluids and is peacefully sleeping. Poor baby hasn’t been able to keep anything down. We’re not sure…

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Happy Monday!

So the preschool staff starts up at church today. I’m excited. They’re a great bunch of women – funny, smart, really nice (because you have to be nice to be a preschool teacher or assistant which is why I work in the office upstairs). We also have a new Director and she’s been awesome to…

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Divine Bovines and the Weather

HOLY COW! I have been overwhelmed by the comments, emails and real life conversations I’ve had since my last post. Writing it all out helped me see things a bit more clearly and realize that yes, this funk has gone on much too long. I’ve been in funks before but always managed to pull myself…

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Wake Me Up When It’s Saturday

I am usually proud of the fact that I’m pretty laid back and don’t let things stress me out too much. But to say I never stress out would be such a lie. This week, for example, has pushed me nearly to the breaking point. This morning all I wanted to do was crawl back…

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Even Doctors Have Holiday Spirit

I had my yearly female exam today. Don’t worry. I’m not going to go into great detail about it. I just wanted to share two things with you. 1 – I spied the enemy, the scale, as the nurse and I approached the place where she would take my vitals. I’d been dreading that part…

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The Week in Review

It doesn’t seem like much has been going on and yet I have lots to share. And I know how much you all are dying to know the happenings of my life. *snort* UPDATE ON TODD Hearken back to Monday’s post where I mentioned Todd’s virtual forehead tattoo which says If It Can Go Wrong…

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Teeth, Voting and Pictures

Thanks for your well wishes and prayers on Todd’s behalf. There’s good news and bad news. The good news is the anesthesia didn’t make him sick. This was a huge concern for him because he used to get retchedly ill on general anesthesia – not a pleasant thing when you’ve had oral surgery. But the…

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Toddy and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Todd is having oral surgery in about an hour. Not quite three years ago he had a root canal, post and crown in one of his lower molars. It never felt quite right and a week or so ago it was decided the root of the tooth is probably cracked. His dentist removed the crown…

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