Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy Martin Luther King Day! (Surgery update and a weekend full of fun!)

It's been a long wild weekend!

To start, Friday was surgery day!
The Upper Endoscopy was successful and after a biopsy it turns out everything is normal (back to square one). Unfortunately half way through the biopsy, I came out of the anasthesia and was aware of the tube down my throat. I was in a half-awake state and attempted to object so they were a little worried about my vocal cords.
Afterwards, they said that my being young probably attributed to my waking up (though I had tried to convince them beforehand that people with POTS often need more anasthesia). They also said that in a couple more hours I would forget what had happened. Haha, um, yeah. Not so much.
But I came away from it, slept the rest of the day away and had no horrible things found so for that I'm thankful.

I also had a friend to keep me company while recovering.

Then Saturday, I had a Young Adult overnight at my work. I'm by far the oldest person who comes but I love all of them so it was really fun.
We went back to the roots of childhood and ran around playing capture the flag and hide and go seek.
We also accomplished the task that was the original reason for the get together which was to finish painting the room that we gather in.

Sunday, I saw The Lovely Bones. AMAZING. I loved the book and couldn't wait for the movie. The movie did justice to the book. I really recommend it.

Finally, today (Happy MLK Day!) I had an interview for a job. It would be a dream job so my fingers and toes are all crossed!
I stopped off at one of my all time favorite restaurants, Boudin (a Sourdough company) and they were busy making my favorite things ever... Sourdough turtles.
Aren't they the cutest? They even have craisins for eyes. =]

How was your four-day weekend?


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Two Year Angelversary Jessi <3

It's been two years Jess.
Two years since that fatal night in the crash when your life was stolen far too soon.
Two years since this world lost a beautiful 16 year old girl.
Two years since you were given your wings.
Two years since I lost my childhood best friend.

Two years have gone by but not a single day has passed that I havn't thought about you and missed you with every fiber of my being.

I miss you sweet girl.
I hope you're dancing and laughing with the butterflies today.
Love you always. <3.

Jessica Lynn Stephens, October 26 1991 – January 9, 2008 


Monday, January 4, 2010

This New Year (With a Medical Question and Update)

So far, this New Year has been proving to be wonderful! It's shown that in these few days, it's going to be far superior to 2009! I rang in the New Year of 2010 with my best friends at one of their homes in San Francisco and had an incredible time.

I've also gotten the chance to read eight books since Christmas day. Oh, it's so nice to be on break! Reading is one of my favorite pastimes and I always find myself a little saddened by my hatred of it during the school year. I not only often have to read books that are incredibly dull and difficult reads (in my opinion) due to the subjects that teachers feel set on using (though I do appreciate the exposure to genres I normally would have never thought of going near) but then I also don't have time to read the books I love and am dying to read. So I've taken full advantage of this time!!

I had an infection for three weeks and went through two rounds of antibiotics (after the first one, the doctor was baffled that it didn't work) and two days before the new year I got news that the infection had cleared. It was interesting in the doctor's office as I watched her turn through four pages of purely antibiotics as we were finding that I was allergic to ALL of them! There is only one antibiotic left that at this point I can take. It has lactose in it which I can't have but I have an intolerance to that rather than an allergy so I'm just miserable while I'm on it rather than being allergic! I'm just glad I can still take that one!! The doctors were watching me closely because they were really afraid that what I had was going to turn into a kidney infection. I am s thankful to say that it didn't!!

Now I just got a call about scheduling an upper endoscopy for January 15th to find out why I'm having horrible pain that is brought on my simply drinking a glass of water. I am more than a little freaked out at the idea of this.
I've never been sedated and people with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome are known to have difficulties with sedation. I'm also so allergic to so many medications I worry about the possibility that I may be allergic to the sedation.
If any of you or your kids have had this done or if any of you or your kids with many medical issues have been sedated I'd love to know how it went!
I'm in need of a bit of reassurance about this.

Even with that though I still think 2010 is going to be incredible. I start back at school on the eleventh with a difficult course load of English 5, Speech, Math, and a child development class ridden with english but feel ready to tackle it!
I came away from last semester with an A in English, an A in Theater, a B in History and an A in Child Development! The B dropped me down slightly from my 4.0 that I'd had but I am very pleased with the turnout especially given everything I went through last semester! =]

How is your year going so far?


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year (Happy New Blog!)

Happy New Year!!
What are your resolutions for this new year?
Mine are to blog more, avoid medical issues, get my driver's license and one I'm quite excited about is loose weight!
I've started up a second blog, "The Journey From Size 20 to 10 in 2010"! I'd love for you to join me over there as well! I'm also wanting to link up bloggy friends who blog about weight loss or who are working to live a healthier life so if that describes you head on over and leave me a link!

Here's to 2010!
What are your resolutions?