Tuesday, October 31, 2006

It's done

All the pre-requisite appt are over and I've been cleared by them all! So I'm ready, well almost. I have my pre-op appt at the hospital next Tuesday, they said it will take about 3 hours and then on to the first of two appt at the dietician, the second half had to be postponed because the dietician isn't there on that particular Tuesday. Then next Thursday I have my final pre-op appt at the doc's...I'm excited...can you tell, can you tell? It's almost a dream come true up to this point. I'm hoping for a speedy recovery and uneventful surgery. So as of today, I have a little less than three weeks and I'll be re-born so to say.

On the homefront, things have been busy so to say, football is winding down. I will miss it when we don't have it anymore, but man it will be nice to have my nights and weekends back for me. Now the next step for this son is to firm up some colleges so we can plan visits this spring. I just hope he likes what is going on as it's hard to tell sometimes. As for the other son, well bowling will last until March, so I do have my Sat mornings busy for a while still. Then I have to start thinking about Christmas shopping because sheesh it's less than two months away at this point! I don't know if my sister's from SC are coming up, but I will need to find that out also!

We are planning our turkey day celebration early due to the surgery, so I think that the 12 of Nov is going to be our big day. It's almost weird not to have a regular turkey day this year I think! I also have not told my family about the surgery yet so come Christmas there should be some suprise when they see me!

So I'm off to finish out some work and off for the little trick or treaters tonight....how fun it is too see all the wee ones dressed up!


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

It's almost time

I can't believe it. Monday I went in for my EGD and they said everything looked great. Well I got home and there was a message from my doc's office and they wanted to schedule my date!! wahoo is all I can say! So I called back and my date is 11/20. Lot's of fast calls yesterday afternoon and I'm set up for my pre-admission testing and the dietician all on the day off next month. I will still have to get my pulmonologist done which is 10/30 but that shouldn't be a problem, also I have to get my final surgery clearance but he can do it at night if I need to. I'm almost there and very happy about this whole ordeal, it's been so far so good. Now the last hurdle to cross is the insurance ok but that should go through fine from what I've heard!

Other than that life is busy, football, bowling and everything that goes along with it! I can't believe we are two months away from Christmas and to be honest it's the farthest thing from my mind at this point! I know the kids will be upset but it will all work out, it always does!

So next year this time, I will be a new person. Now to get some before pics so we can do comparisons...lol


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Why is it..........

that when you want to speak with someone in the doctor's office all you ever get is their answering machine. I've been calling my contact for four days now....count em, 1, 2, 3 and 4 and all I ever get is her answering machine or the office is now closed message...I mean c'mon if you leave a message she never returns it but if they need something, you have to drop everything and get on the phone with them.

Now don't get me wrong, I think they are all wonderful and caring people there but man, stress is my middle name trying to get this accomplished. I will call back again on my break and hopefully get a live person instead of the machine!!

On a brighter note, tomorrow is Friday and I'm scheduling myself for a day off I think. I've been tossing this around for a bit now and since I have to be at school at 2:30 I think I'm just going to call out. Ho Hum, I know I'm needed here but I have things to take care of.....

we'll see how I feel tomorrow.

more later

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

I'm so excited

Things are really coming together. As of today I spoke with Mistee at the doc's office, she urged me to contact another pulmonologist and schedule an earlier appt. So I called and got one for next week, WOW is all I can say the original I called back in Sept and was waiting for my 11/7 appt. So by next Tuesday I should be done!! WOW again.

I will call her again tomorrow after my psyche appt and see if she wants to put a date down or not! I'm really getting excited and it will be the best pre-Christmas present ever. I don't know how that will hamper any holiday plans but it's really great for me.

I have been the usual busy, football, bowling and running. Last night was our work Wine Expo which was a great success as always, of course I'm drop dead tired today but I expected that. It doesn't help that it is also raining out. So after a few days of 50's and 60's we are going back to the 70's and summerlike weather again. No wonder everyone and their brother is sick!!

Tonight is a relaxation one for sure. Last night the wash, some shopping and vacuuming was done by the time I got home so that was an added bonus for me!! More time to relax tonight...lol

that's it for now, keep ya posted


Friday, October 13, 2006

Time flies when you are having fun

Someone once said that. Interesting enough that is sounds not the case for me and the last few days since my post. I have been basically busy at work and dropping dead of exhaustion in bed every night since then. NO FUN!!!

I feel like I'm getting my first cold of the season so at lunch I took an Airborne, I hope they live up to their name and keep me well!! Anyhow, tomorrow is bowling, hair and football game, so that brings me home around dinner and I'm in for the rest of the weekend hopefully catching up on some rest and laundry and cleaning and everything else. LOL

have a great one.


Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Where is the week going

WOW it's been a short bit since I've last been in here. I have had a running weekend and hoping things will slow down a bit shortly, as I've got to catch my breath. I did get my hair done Sat which was the highlight of my weekend, new color and cut and I'm very happy with it, it's so different than before...see below

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but unfortunately as always the blond starts bleeding through very soon. The football games were both a loss for this weekend, Friday night was cold and windy and yesterday was warm and sunny. However, Nick did play well in Monday's game. GO NICK!!!

Work has been hectic and with me missing pieces of time here and there, well I should be working and not blogging....giggle

So that's it for me right now..


Friday, October 06, 2006


I never wanted to become one of those mother's who ran their kids to death with sports and after school activities, but this year it seems to me that I've bit off more than I can chew right now. I have one who is playing Varsity and JV football, so that requires 5 day a week practice on top of the two games a week he attends and plays in. So all in all we are running 6 days for him. They the other one has afterschool everyday and then Sat morning bowling. UGH is all I can say right now. Tonight is a Friday Night Lights game away, it doesn't start until 7pm and that means we'll be home around 11 -11:30pm tonight. Then I am up again tomorrow at 7am so we can be at bowling at 8:30. After that I have my weekend "free" as they say but then I have wash, cleaning and groceries to do. I feel like I'm just too spread thin some days!

Then tomorrow after bowling we will get home around noonish and he will want to go out and eat or "do" something, I will be thoroughly exhausted and forget it. Then he whines, you never want to do anything, well help me for pete's sake. Right now there are clothes in the dryer, clean dishes in the washer and the sink is full of dirty ones. I am one person and cannot do everything! Repeat, cannot do everything. I have the oldest ds down there routing through clothes to get "what he needs" and is too much of a hurry to bring up the rest of them. So they sit and will remain there until I get around to it.

Seems like this post is turning into a bit of a bitch session, but it's my blog, if I want to bitch then I will damnit!! lol

So the big news for the weekend around our parts is TO is coming back to town to play his old team. Whoppee is what I say about it. Granted he is a good player but everything else he does and says who cares, I'm just plain sick of it. I hope the Eagles putting a pounding on the Cowgirls and send them home with their tails between their legs. Speaking of football, I would love to see another Bears game televised. Although they are usually few and far between they have a great team this year, really seem to be jelling and if things continue, I can see them going all the way to the Super Bowl. Good luck Bears!!

Oh and wls news, well I received a call from the doc's office Wed night, they indicated that they will be in network (for insurance purposes) through 12/15 right now. So they scheduled my EGD test 10/23 and now I have to complete everything and get the surgery done sooner than I wanted. No problem with me, maybe with work, but it will have to do. I want this done and don't want to loose my opportunity since the insurance is up in the air. Once I have it, I will worry about everything else later.

So I'm off now, to try and enjoy the blaance of this rainy Friday. Hopefully things will run smoother than I expect this weekend.


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Happy humpday

So as days go today is a good day because I thought all day long it was Tuesday. The way I see I'm one up on the week!

Been having horrible pains in my abdomen. Have no friggin clue what they could be as I have taken gas pills to no avail. Hopefully they will pass soon as they are killing me.

We had a little Fun Day today at work. It was an interesting way to try and rejuvenate us. I had fun, not sure about the rest.

Not much else to report

Monday, October 02, 2006

Monday Mayhem

Ok folks it's really cranking up around here with activities, afterschool and whatever. The weekend was a blur. Got to go to a really cool open house for a new Salon/Spa in my neighborhood, they had great food, drinks and met some really fabulous people. Afterward I took my gf to The Blue Parrot. A little bit of Mardi Gras right up here in DE and we had a drink, noshed some and talked. It was great!

To rewind earlier Sat was a washout in the football game dept. 37-0 washout plus the rain came right at the end of the game. DS did get to play, defense this time and did well. So for him it was a good day, too bad this team can't win a game to save their life. Today is JV after school, of course I couldn't make it due to work restraints but I'm sure he's doing well, and hopefully winning for a change!!

DS2 is starting his afterschool stuff so he'll be late, Monday, Wed and Thursday, hopefully it will give him some sense and help him get a better report card.

ok for now I'm rushing