Thursday, March 25, 2010

Update...

Sorry I've really been missing in action here! 

But I heard all the screams every time you all came here 
looking, hoping, pleading 
for a new post...

Okay, back to reality.

Just a quick update on what's going on. 

A few weeks ago I had an episode of a rapid heart beat.  
We thought it was from the medicine I was on.
WRONG.

I had two other episodes last week.  
The first one woke me up again at around 3:00 in the morning.
I made it to the doctor by 9:30, who then sent me to a heart specialist, who then proceeded to hook me up to an IV and inject some medicine into my heart to get my heart rate 
down from 150. 

Crazy, huh?

The next night it happened again.  
Only I had medicine this time and was able to take the medicine 
and get my heart down from the 137 it climbed to. 

Seems I'm having a tiny, little problem with stress. 

You think?

So I am now on two different medications to deal with the heart racing problem.  
I've had 4 EKG's and an echo cardiogram.  

Everything is normal with my heart. 

I just need to get the stress under control. 

While all this is going on, I had to go for an MRI on my right hip.
I mentioned to my doctor a few weeks ago that my legs were 
hurting really bad in the mornings.  
He started pulling on my legs and felt something weird on my right hip.  
He sent me for an xray which came back showing something on my right hip.

I went for the MRI last Friday.  
Monday afternoon the doctor calls and says there's 2 somethings... 
I have no other word to use...
of "unknown etiology" on my right hip.

So now I'm going to a specialist tomorrow to see what I'm dealing with. 

I think one thing is for sure.  
I need to make sure the medicine that controls my heart rate is with me!

Oh and I need to tell you all about my fall from the platform at church this past Sunday.

Life sure has gotten interesting around here!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thank You!

When I started blogging almost two years ago, I never knew it would
 open so many doors for so many friendships!
I want to thank you all for your kind words and prayers over the past week.  

It seems that my cough has nothing to do with a virus.
I went for a chest xray last week and my chest and lungs are clear.

I'm going for another test today, so we should
 know more by the end of the day. 

I also had to go for an MRI on Friday for something 
TOTALLY unrelated to my cough.  
I'm hoping those results will come in also today.

Thank you again for your prayers and your love and friendship!


Monday, March 15, 2010

And We're Back, Sort Of...

Not feeling too good.    

Need some time to try and get over this cough and catch my breath...

Literally!

I'll be back in a few days.  

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Colonel...

Found this picture at my new favorite website...

This is where the Colonel is stationed in Afghanistan.  

He's pictured here with a congressman from New Jersey.  

What a nice surprise for me while I was looking at the photos on this website 
to see my hubby's (sort of) smiling face.  

Enjoy your day!

Monday, March 8, 2010

So What's Been Going On?

How was your weekend?

Ours here was good.  
Getting to the weekend was really interesting. 

I took Michael to the doctor on Thursday for a school physical and decided to make an appointment for myself because I still have this COUGH.  

During my exam I was surprised to find out I was even running a fever. 

"No problem," my doctor says, "I'm going to give you a stronger antibiotic
 and hopefully this cough will be gone forever." 

"Okay" says the non-suspecting patient...ME.

I take the medication around 9:00 Thursday evening and  
go to bed only to wake up around 2:00 feeling really sick.  

I try to get up and go to the bathroom and I'm so scared.  
I really feel like I'm going to pass out.  
My heart is racing so bad and I'm so dizzy.  
I get back to bed and lay there trying to breathe and calm myself down.  

I get up at 5:30, thinking, maybe I need to eat something.  
Maybe my sugar level is way off.  
I didn't eat much of anything the day before.
So I have a glass of orange juice and a banana and get the kids 
up and on the bus.  

I crawl back in bed, call my mother and tell her what's going on.  
She prays with me and I sleep for the next two hours.  
I get up around 9:00 and I'm still dizzy, but I need to take another dose of my medication.  
My heart is still racing.   

At 11:00 I realize something is wrong and I call the doctor.  
"I'm sick" I try to tell the nurse.  
I can barely speak my heart is racing so bad.  
She takes my message and I crawl back in bed thinking I'm dying.  

The Colonel will be able to come home early from Afghanistan...only to attend my funeral.  

I can be very dramatic at times.  

The doctor calls back and tells me to stop the current medication I'm on.  
It seems I might be allergic to a little tiny ingredient in this medication...CODEINE.  

I spend the rest of the day slowly recovering from this medication.    
My heart rate slowly returns to normal.  
I manage to make dinner for everyone, fold a few loads of laundry 
and crawl back in bed and sleep through the night.  

I woke up Saturday realizing that the Colonel WON'T be coming 
home from Afghanistan early to attend my funeral.  
I survived. 

I told you I can be a little dramatic sometimes.  

Oh and my cough is better.  
I guess the codeine was good for something after all.  

Friday, March 5, 2010

Something Funny...

This is so funny!

For all of us who learned how to type the "old fashioned" way, 
please take the time to watch this video.  
It's only 5 seconds long.  

I hope you find it as hysterical as I did!



Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

I'm Here!

This week has been CRAZY.  

I've hardly had any time to blog, as you all can tell 
by the lack of posts this week.

AND, I've hardly had any time to visit your blogs!

That never happens.  
I always find time to at least read what's going on in 
your lives through my Google Reader. 

But not this week. 

And I miss you!

I'm having some friends over this morning for breakfast.
A friend of a friend's husband left recently for Iraq 
and I thought it would be nice to meet her, 
so they're both coming over for some "girl time."  

Should be a nice morning.  

I'm hoping for things to get back to normal tomorrow. 

I plan on spending some time visiting you all tonight 
when we get home from church. 

Enjoy your day!