plenty to be thankful for

I woke up the other day with horrible chest pains.  not really sure what was up but it was a pain i had never felt before.  i couldn’t find any position that would alleviate the pain.  The night before i had to go back out to the convention center to get them setup, again.  So all night i was thinking of ways to fix there problems and wanted to go to work to get them done but with this pain, i couldn’t even drive.  Patti convinced me to go see the dr so i went and they did an EKG and chest x-ray and some blood work.  all of a sudden i started wondering if what i was feeling was something more than just sleeping in the wrong position.  Continue reading plenty to be thankful for

i think i hurt my toe

i was chasing a stray cat out of the back yard, slipped off the cement and bang up my foot somehow.  pretty good scrapes but my swolen “ring toe” is starting to bother me.  i’ve never broken a bone and don’t plan to start now.

and hannah has a 101 degree fever. just not a good night for patti tonight

— AM update —

Well, i woke up and it was still sore but not as painfull as lastnight.  i tried touching it and that didn’t hurt at all.  i was able to move it.  when i looked at it under the light though it was really brusied but at least not broken. 

Hannah’s fever broke sometime last night.  Hopefully that was the worst of it.  now back to work.

stressfull day

well, went to work in the morning

patti took randall to his dr for his pain mangment therapy.  a big needle in your back doesn’t seam much like therapy but ok..

then we took megan to get her wisdome teeth taken away. 

she didn’t feel to well afterwards.  i don’t remember not feeling good.  but i don’t remember much of my experience.

then took patti to her dr. appointment to see the hearing specialist.  and to make a 3 hour long story short, her hearing is fine.  her nose is what was causing the problem.  so that’s fixed now.  but by the end of the day i was just so worn out.  and tonight carey has got some computer problem we have to work on, need to re-record some audio for him, then i have a 7pm meeting i have to run powerpoint on. 

then saturday i have to setup a projector for the civic center at melba’s 50th galla thing.  and on top of all that.. work on the videos from this past week. 

i’m just so tired….

no more starbucks

My stomach hasn’t been it’s normal happy self.  I haven’t been to sure why but i think i finally found the culprit.  Every morning on my way to work i was stopping by Starbucks for a Grande Java Chip Frapichino.  I was begining to get suspicious so laid off the cofee this weekend, finally started feeling better monday.  This morning had another and it’s upset again. 

It was lunch time.  The girls have been working budgets for three weeks now so i haven’t had any lunch buddies.  Ocasionaly i’ll pick up fast food for them or something.  I thought i wanted Lubys’ today.  Somewhat back to my normal routine, so i said i would pick up Lubys.  I ordered the meatloaf and mash taters.  I could already envision ketchup all over this mean.  I asked the lady if they had any packets, they didnt.  oh well.. there must be some here in the office.  i looked all over.  couldn’t find any.  and just before i wrote this i looked over to the other desk..

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Rachel called patti the other day, saying that something was goign on at the old trailer park where Paula’s trailer lives.  I called manuel who is staying there and he said he just got home.  Ok that must mean that he’s ok and that the trailer is ok.  He then sent me these.

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It was so nice to sleep again

Ok, i admit it.  i’ve been a whimp through all this wisdom teeth thing.  Next time i’m not going to let them take all 4 at once.  The first few days were actually ok, but mostly because i followed patti’s advice and took all the medication as instructed to.  By saturday i was feeling so good i thought, i can back off this stuff.  That led to two of the most painfull nights i have ever experienced.  Last night however i was back on the regular medication and i actually slept through most of the night until i had to wake up to visit the litter box.  The biggest pain now is back when i got my fillings done, my wisdom teeth were keeping my molars from biting fully.  now that they are, i’m feeling the uneven surface of the fillings so i have to go get those polished down a bit. 

It will be so nice to get back to life as normal.  Yesterday we didn’t even get to have dinner with the Leals.  It was spoused to be game night with the kids.  Last time was Puzzle night.  Oh well.. next week.  And i will be able to actually eat then too.

worst pain in my life

ok last night was really rought.  The past few days have been easy.  Last night wasn’t. Didn’t get much sleep.  Then i woke up took a shower ready to visit the dr comming out of the shower were tons of messages from the station.  Everyone was off the air.  Jay was able to get most of the stations up and i worked on the rest.  Still in severe pain.  Finally made it to the dr’s office.  I was about ready to cry when they finaly saw me.  The lady was worried about dry socket but after looking at it.. it was just full of food.  so she got this syrnge thing and flushed out the holes.  Out came some of the nastiest smelling foul odered curel vial stuff you could ever imagine.  and i felt much better.  she gave me the syrnge and showed me how to use it.  i’ll be much happier now. 

pills? we don’t need no stinking pills..

Thursday and friday i was thinking, man these pills aren’t doing anything.  i don’t feel a thing.  But i was following the instructions and taking them 4 time a day like i was spoused to.  so last night i though, you know.. let see if i can fall asleep without them.  as the night wore on, the worse and worse i started to feel.  what do you know.. these things actually were working. and quite well.  so finally after patti came home from skating with the girls i took one and was able to rest.  i just had no idea how much this thing actualy hurt.  and they were right when they said pain managment was going to be important. 

no more the wiser

this is a recount of what i remember, some of it was a blur, some has been repeated back to me.  if you know any of the blanks feel free to let me know. 

8:15 we made our way out of the house.  had to run to patti’s office i think.  not sure what i did there.  we made it to Dr. Schwartz’s office and sat in the waiting room for no longer than 5 minutes.  they called me to sign some forms and to pay.  i guess the figure aftewards i woudln’t be able to find my wallet or something.  back to the waiting room and in a couple of minutes they called me again but this time throught the side door.  the lead me to this big room with a bench in the door way and said to take a seat.  so i did.  then they said no.. no there… over there and pointed to this dentist chair.  the girl took one arm and put a clothespin on my finger.  then a blood preasure cup on my other arm.  so both my arms are restrained and i’m just laying there.  paitti is with me and holding my hand asking what i’m feeling.  i remember the loud florcent light being really bright.  my other dentist gives me sunglasses.  i wanted sunglasses.  the doctor came and put a band around my arm and then put the iv in my arm.  i was expecitng it on my hand but gratefull it was in my arm.  it didn’t hurt at all.  he was really good.   then the nurse said she was going to me me medicine to relax.  so i braced myself for the tunnel.. the light i was sopoused to walk into.  the room to spin, my stomach to turn..  nothing..  then the doctor made his way to my mouth with the neddle.  um.. hello.. still awake here.  but you know.. that didn’t hurt.  and again.. and again.. and again.. 4 shots and there wasn’t any pain.  then he puts (shoves) this rubber thing in my mouth that sqweeks.  like shoes on a gym floor.  i hate that thing.  my mouth only comfortable opens so wide.  this wasn’t comfortable.  at first i was bitting on it but that was futitle… so i just let it stay this time.  then he grabs a hold with one of the tooths and starts pressing.  not alot of pressing but pressing none the less.  then he makes the way to the top one.  more pressing.. then a drill.. then more pressing.. and then he moves that ruber thing to the other side.  ok it can stay i guess.  the same on the other side.  not more than 10 minutes and it was all over.  they unplug me and let me lay down for a while.  i’m feeling good but there are things in my mouth that feel like pillows.  they wanted to walk me to my car but i felt fine.  they did anyway.  apperently we went to lee’s pharmacy afterwards.  a taco a la johnson sounds good about this time i haven’t eaten since yesterday.  they say i was quite the chatterbox.  Liz was there, double’s wife.  then we come home with pills and they say i should change my gauze.  it all went down hill after that.  spent pretty much the rest of the day in the bed here.  patti went back to work.  tori and hannah took good care of me though.  i’m starting to feel kind of hungry.  decided to go with them to the store to get out of the room but my stomach didn’t like that idea so i’m back in bed.  no food still so just dry heaves but probably for the better.  looks like the bleeding stoped too. 

I have to give MAJOR props to Dr. Scwatrz though.  I first heard about him from Amanda at the station.  her mom went to him and had no problems.  I talked to her one day in depth and it seamed fairly straight forward.  Melissa went to him too.  So i figured i was in good hands… and i was.  The procedure was not painfull, it was quick.  i felt really good afterwards.  i’m just a wimp when it comes to pain and hate taking pills.  the gauze i could have done without but i know it was all for my own good.  i’d recomend anyone to him.  Megan is actually up next.  if it was anything like mine, she’ll be in great hands.

tommrow is the big day, de-ja-vu

Dont lose the magic of the moment by letting it become the Monotony of the minute

 8:30 in the morning to be exact.  I’m not as nervous about the prodecure as i was before, but i’m still nervous.  Randy just had a wisdom tooth removed the other day.  Did it at the dentist and without general anestesia and he turned out ok.  Hannah just had two teeth pulled and she was back to normal quickly.  i don’t think i’m going to have any problem with this.  Actually i’m ready for it to be over.  All this suspense is really getting to me.