Friday, February 27, 2009
I also talked to my Dr. yesterday about the cholesterol thing (he was away last week) & he said because it's heritary that just to take the medicine & enjoy life!!! COOL :o)
The conversation actually went like this " I haven't started taking my medicine yet cause I wanted to talk to you (me to Dr.) first because you know the family history. Mom said that you would say that cholesterol is 90% heriditary & to just take my medicine!!"
Dr. " Well your mom is mainly right (was disputing the %), when cholesterol is heriditary there is nothing changing your diet will do" Put one on the wall for mom, lol & he was laughing when he said it. What I say is "HURRAY for heriditary cholesterol" lmao hehe
So I got my medicine, but I'm going to enjoy the weekend & have a few drinks before I start taking the medicine on Monday. ppplllggghhh But at least he changed which one I was going to be taking because I told him I love grapefruit & grapefruit juice. Guess he figured if there was a fruit or vegetable that I actually ate then he better let me have it!!! lmao
Anyway, back to the surgery!!! lol The surgeon said that I have only one hernia (thank goodness) & it's not as big as I thought!! So should heal quick!! However, little do my kids know & much to their dismay I won't be attending any water parks, amusement parks (well at least going on the rides lol) that will make this happen again. I also told my hubby not to expect me to be going nuts around the house (painting, housework etc) for the next year. I want this healed & I definitely do not want it back!!!!
Have a great one everyone!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
I'm getting right on his A$# about getting me in too! I mean, he tells me to lose weight (grrr) but leaves me to the point where just walking around Crappy Tire with my hubby the other day I was in pain!!!
Do these people really think I'm stupid. I mean, truthfully, I don't lay all my cards on the table but that's to prevent outrageous expectations(lol) but I've told most of them that I used to supervise upwards to 120 people & didn't have the issues these people have. Plus the manager I work for now likes to manipulate people. But I was taught by the best at manipulation, guilt trips & controlling from afar, she has nothing on my mother of younger years!!! Sorry mom but you were the Queen!!! lol Especially when you had a teenage daughter!! lmao. Don't get me wrong my mom is awesome & if she hadn't done these things when i was younger & I wouldn't have the awareness of these things in life now. Let's just say, not too many people can put one over on me, cause I can USUALLY see right through them!!!
Ok enough of my venting & ranting for today! lmao
Hope everyone has a great day!!!
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
He got home around 6 on Friday evening & boy did he have some stories to tell!!! He was worried that the other kids were going to do something to him, or steal his stuff, so he slept on the bathroom floor every night he was away, with the door locked!!! (If you don't know, Brandon is on the Autistic spectrum with Asperger's syndrome)
One Thursday they went to another park where they could, snowshoe, dog sled etc!! For this to be understood, you have to realize that Brandon does not like to fail!!! He sometime will break down if he can't figure something out or can't make something work!!!
Then I guess when they went snowshoeing, he was lagging behind. He could still see everyone but he ended up getting stuck up to his knees in the snow. In his words "They had to put out a rescue mission for me mom"!!!! lmao To get this part (the humor anyway lol ) you have to realize that Brandon is about 5'8" & weighs about 220 lbs. His teacher, who is male, is about 5'5" & weighs about 180 lbs, but thank goodness is very muscular lol. Anyway, back to the story. Brandon's teacher had to come back & help him. Brandon said he kept sinking almost every step on the way back. Poooooor teacher lol. But then I guess the teacher got stuck too & Brandon ended up having to help HIM!!!!! That is probably what made that part of the trip special for him, lol knowing that an adult needed his help!!!!
Those were the things he told me as soon as he got home, to some it might seem like this was the worst trip in the world. But he was happy & chipper like it was the best trip he has ever been on!!!!!
He didn't get any pictures - grrrrrr!!! - except of course of the amusement park that is in the Mall that they went to. I guess that's what you call out of the eyes of a teenage boy!!! lmao I will post them once he gives me his camera lol
Saturday, February 21, 2009
I went to the Doctors the other day & I do have high cholesterol!!! grrrrrr I'm blaming partly my mother (lmao the doctor told me this is a genetic condition 96% of the time) & my husband!!! The reason I'm partly blaming my hubby is because years ago I had been buying low fat everything, mayo, cheese, ice cream etc etc. But he had to whine & complain much like men usually do so we started buying the regular dairy products again!! For years if using anything on bread like mayo or peanut butter I have not used butter. In fact, I don't even use butter on a sandwhich!!! All for not at this point I guess!!!!
So I've decided I'm having a completely free weekend. Meaning, for this weekend I'm on a See Food Diet! lmao I made beef stew yesterday & plan on enjoying it while I can. This should be interesting for me since I'm not a fruit & vegetables person!!! uck!!!!!
So now my hubby & kids are in for a big surprise though lol, I've already been looking up healthy recipes online & have actually found some pretty good ones. But it is a much needed change. I've always been one to go for my check ups when needed & truthfully this is one test (cholesterol) that I've put off for a long time, knowing what it would entail!! But since I actually went & did it (the test) I guess I actually have to smarten up!!!
Food (sweets mmmmmmm) has always been one of my weaknesses, I'm one of those people who eat when they are mad, bored or depressed! Just don't think celery, apples & whole wheat are going to do that for me!!! lmao
Hopefully my surgery gets on the right track because until I have that done, there is really nothing I can do exercise wise!! Which is part of reducing your cholesterol!!! So I think I'll blame the surgeon who has been prolonging my surgery as well grrrrr lmao.
I'm not one to blame others, I usually step up to the plate if I'm at fault & yes my food choices over the years have not been good, but I was doing really well after my hysterectomy, I went from a size 22 down to a 12!!! Lost 40 pounds before my hysterectomy. (not after because the cyst they were removing was as big as a football. So while I was loosing weight, I was having to wear bigger pant sizes!!! So I think I was doing pretty good on my own until all this medical stuff came along!!! Mind you I wouldn't change having the hysterectomy in all the world. I feel so much better all the way around since I've had it that I would do it again in a heart beat!!!!!
Now that I'm done whining, lmao, I hope everyone has a great day!!!!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I am thoroughtly expecting my cholesterol to be high & considering I'm a Pharmacy Technician I seriously do not want to go on the drugs that are prescribed for this condition. I won't be able to drink Grapefruit juice which I love & you're not suppose to take these medications with juice at all. Kind of ironic though considering I just started drinking juice again after my first pregnancy 14 years ago!!! lol Let's just say the grape juice didn't sit to well & we were at my husband's parents house, who had white carpets at the time. That'll teach them for inviting a pregnant woman over with white carpets!!! LMAO
Anyway guess I'll just have to wait & see what the Doctor says!!! uck!!!
Have a good day everyone!!!!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thank you both, they mean alot!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I wasn't thinking as I did this though, as Barry had tests to go for yesterday (He has Crohns). He went to have a whole body white blood scan done. He had to arrive at the hospital at 8am to have blood taken, & then return at noon to have the blood injected back into his system. During those 4 hours his blood was sent to another hospital & the white blood cells were removed from his system & tagged with a radioactive tag. It was actually these tagged white blood cells that were put back into his system. UGH!!!
So here's the best part to the story!!! lmao
We had an early supper & they left for the game just after 5pm our time. I was surprised I didn't hear from Barry until 7:45 that they had arrived. But knowing how reliable texting is I wasn't concerned. But from what I understand they got held up at the Border going into the United States. lol
Barry said a bunch of men were going from car to car. They came to his window & asked if anyone in the vehicle had, had a medical procedure done recently. Not thinking Barry said "No!" Well then he got thinking! lol He called the gentleman back & told him about the test he had done earlier in the day. This man put a geiger counter up to Barry & I guess the thing started going nuts! They pulled him & Jordan over to the side & scanned the vehicle (thank god they didn't tear it apart). Finally satisfied that it was Barry & not the vehicle setting off the counter they let them go on to their game!!! But did tell Barry that he'd been setting their counters off for a ways back!
So now I have a new nickname for my hubby. Actually two. lmao Bruce Banner & the Hulk. Think I'll save the Hulk for when he's on a rant about something, & Bruce Banner for when he's in a good mood. LMAO
At least those of you living in the United States can feel safe the Hulk will not enter your country. However, coming into Canada was no problem at all!!!!!!
Have a great day everyone!! :O)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Blow softly upon your house.
May the Great Spirit
Bless all who enter there.
May your Mocassins
So I've just come to discover in the last few years that I am part Cherokee. I always knew that I was of Native American ancestry. But was not aware of the Cherokee. I stumbled across this blessing & really liked it so I thought I would share!!! :O)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Then to distract myself from not being able to have anymore coffee (grrrrr) I decided to read Mom's (Mary's) blog. I seen that she had added pics & done the blog about my 40th birthday!! lol So guess what? I pilfered all the pics!! lol
I love this one of Griffyn giving me the absolute best bear hug in the world EVER!!!!! I had watched him & his brother on the Friday & taught Griffyn how to high five, low five & then hit knuckles. At the end I threw my arms out & said "Yeah Griffyn". To my utter amazement & joy he ran right up to me & gave the best bear hug I've ever had!! So of course when he came over on my Birthday we had to play the game again!!!! lol
I got some pretty amazing gifts as you can see from my Mom's site. Now if I can get the pics from Gram's camera I got it made lol. By the way, the candles on the cake really do say 12 don't they???? lmao
Have a great day everyone!!!! :O)
Monday, February 9, 2009
Thank you to everyone who wished me Happy Birthday on Mary's Writing Nook.
So now i'm 40!!! But that's ok lol cause like I always say, I'm really only 12!!
Have a great day everyone, will try to start writing on here more often!!!